You think you’ve seen it all with the creativity of Genshin Impact the community can get.
There’s the incredible fan art, intricate cosplays, song remixes, and even fan-made merchandise. But have you ever seen a human-sized paper figurine of your hand? You do not have? Well, you will now!
Artist Tobyn Jacobs has created a life-size paper figurine of Knights of Favonius Maid and 4-star Geo Claymore user Noelle, down to every detail of her intricate dress and armor, mimicking the pose of her splash art.
The process of making these life-size paper figures is not easy.
In an interview with Yahoo Southeast AsiaJacobs said that creating the Noelle figurine, without requiring too much planning, took him four days.
“I didn’t plan too much, because relatively it wasn’t a crazy amount of paper-consuming project, at least compared to the cutouts I do,” Jacobs said.
“So I did it a bit on the fly, if I’m being honest. In terms of materials, I used glossy photo paper, printed all the sheets in my house, and used glue and tape to do it all. And in total, I think it took about four days, I would say,” Jacobs shared.
So why Noelle, of all the characters? As a relatively new player in Genshin ImpactJacobs said he decided to make a life-size Noelle figurine because she’s a maid (and we totally agree, seeing how early players gave Noelle the nickname “True Geo Archon”, after all).
“I have him on my team, I’m fairly new to Genshin, so I got her because she’s like the guaranteed 4-star character you get in Novice Wishes. I mostly use Barbara and Lisa more, but ended up really liking her design, and eventually decided that to make her IRL look sick, because she uses a giant claymore and is a woman of combat chamber,” Jacobs said.
This isn’t Jacobs’ first foray into making paper figures. Genshin Impact characters.
He also made the archon (almost human-scale) Polearm herself, 4-star Pyro user Polearm Xiangling, with her weapon and toothy smile.
Jacobs also designed another shiny Mondstadt idol figure, Mondstadt Cathedral Deaconess and 4-star Hydro Catalyst Barbara!
But aside from loving the characters, Jacobs said another reason he created paper figures of Noelle, Xiangling and Barbara is that as a content creator and artist, their creation helps him to move on to creating 3D models.
“Basically the reason I created Noelle and Xiangling in general is because I thought I needed more practice creating 3D models. I’m a content creator and I want to move into creating more 3D stuff in the future, because I generally think it’s more impressive,” Jacobs said.
Apart Genshin ImpactJacobs also creates awesome giant paper art of various characters from different game franchises.
He notably completed a gigantic 40-foot-tall cutout of virtual YouTuber Nanashi Mumei in September.
If you want to see more art from Jacobs, you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
Genshin Impact is currently in version 3.2, which will run until December 6th.
Genshin Impact versions 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 will have shortened runtimes of five weeks instead of the usual six weeks, likely to catch up with the game’s original release schedule after the release of version 2.7 was delayed in April.
Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time gacha gamer, and part-time writer.
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