This Guy’s Bearded Dragon Is Absolutely Awesome. Except When You Get Closer… WHAT?!

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20 year-old Taiwanese artist Zhongkai Xiang has a special passion. He spends hours manipulating seemingly mundane mediums (like straws, paper or cardboard) to create some pretty spectacular sculptures. The way he works is absolutely mesmerizing. Check out his incredible work station and methods.

Oh, wait a second, it looks like this little bearded dragon wanted to get some attention from Zhongkai Xiang…

Zhongkai Xiang

Well, hmm, wait a second, he looks a little off.

Zhongkai Xiang

That’s because he’s made completely out of cardboard.

Artist Zhongkai Xiang actually crafted him by hand by using cardboard…

Zhongkai Xiang

And lots of patience.

Zhongkai Xiang

The paper art is so lifelike because of all of the details put into the work.

Zhongkai Xiang

From the fringes on his head…

To the spikes going down his side.

Zhongkai Xiang

Zhongkai Xiang

Zhongkai Xiang

Once the basic form was complete, the artist added deepened the color of some of the cardboard.

Giving the dragon its lifelike pattern.

Zhongkai Xiang

The small sculpture had amazing detail.

Zhongkai Xiang

Even down to the toenails.

Zhongkai Xiang

He also was able to ridge its belly, giving even more of a realistic effect.

Just glancing at the bearded dragon, it’s almost impossible to tell it’s fake.

Zhongkai Xiang

Let alone made only out of cardboard.

Zhongkai Xiang

Zhongkai Xiang

His talent is unbelievable.

Zhongkai Xiang

Zhongkai Xiang

This hyper realistic cardboard sculpture is just one of the many projects by Zhongkai Xiang.

Zhongkai Xiang

Zhongkai Xiang

Zhongkai Xiang

(H/T Izismile) Zhongkai Xiang has also created a lifelike Ironman suit out of just cardboard, along with dragons, robots, aliens and more. What makes his art standout are the incredible details he is able to include, just by manipulating paper. It must take incredible patience to transform corrugated cardboard into something so realistic and beautiful. This is the kind of art that blows your mind. Share it.

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