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Amazingly Life-Like Animals, Mythical Creatures & Characters Created From Straws
By Jillian Wong, 12 May 2014
The Japanese have a knack for turning the most mundane of objects into marvellous works of art–from memo pads that look like sushi to an umbrella that resembles a leafy head of lettuce, it seems their creativity knows no bounds.
According to RocketNews24, the latest trend sweeping the country is animals, mythical creatures and animated characters crafted from drinking straws.
The straw art craze is led by an artist named TAO, who specializes in creating impressive figurines of dragons in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.
With their incredibly life-like visages and amazing attention to detail, it’s amazing what a pair of scissors, some patience and a humble straw can produce.
Check out a tutorial below on how to create your own straw art creature, and view more of TAO’s amazing designs here.
[via RocketNews24 and IT Media Inc, video via beablejp, images via Straw artist TAO]
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