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Leaf Katydid Reshaped by Dreams-Made-Flesh Leaf Katydid Reshaped by Dreams-Made-Flesh
I took some time to reshape the katydid I folded some time back. I think it looks quite nice now.
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oragamiknight Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow such an amazingly clean but life-like fold, simply gorgeous :D 
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50an6xy06r6n Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
So lifelike! How do you shape the legs like that?
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Kitiopi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
this is cool! :D
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
hey thanks :)
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Art-in-Murder Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is sooo cute *squee* seriously though your insects are always so life-like. Well done.
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Thank you! I spend a ton of time on the shaping.
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Art-in-Murder Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you use wet folding often? The intricacy of technical folding is awe inspiring in its genius design, but shaping and molding the paper is what often brings a piece to life. I'm personally a huge fan of Michael LaFosse for that reason, even his more simple designs have such eye striking effects and grace because of the shaping alone, just as it sets your pieces aside from so much of the origami found here on devart.
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I do something called "wet-finishing." It involves folding the figure dry, and only dampening it for the final stages of shaping. Technically, I use a methylcellulose mixture to do this, rather than just plain water, which incidentally, is what Michael Lafosse told me to do :)
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Art-in-Murder Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Does this create a more durable piece in the end? I've been looking for a way to better perserve final models without necessarily enclosing it in a shadowbox or what have you. I imagine it only works well with perticular paper types.
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
It does! The methylcellulose acts as a stiffener for the paper. It means that the piece is less likely to splay apart, or start to unfold or sag as it sits on display, because it is less susceptible to humidity infiltration...which is a huge problem here in Georgia :)
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mitanei Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
It looks great and good choice of paper!
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synconi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011   Artisan Crafter
A nice, clean photo of a charming katydid! Very realistic and I adore how delicate the legs look...lovely. :heart:
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Thank you so much!
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synconi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011   Artisan Crafter
A pleasure. <3
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FC-1032 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
That looks so nice :D The colour is very eye catching too!
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thank you! I love this paper. It's from Origamido. There are two shades of green, and some specks of yellow which I don't believe show up very well in the photo.
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FC-1032 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
:D Wow, I really like paper with subtle differences in colour :) Thanks for bringing up origamido, I didn't know about it!
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kickingchildren Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
really great. also great photo on its own.
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thank you :) I should hope so, it's what I do for a living :)
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AereKidd Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
XD i think it was a photo from a real insectĦĦĦ

gorgeous work

:wow:
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thank you! I tried so hard to make the post as lifelike as possible.
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AereKidd Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
you make itĦĦĦ
even texture....wow
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LoDuris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I thought this was a photo of one at first :O
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Fooled You!
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Finward-Erendash Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student General Artist
It looks really nice indeed =D
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thanks Finward!
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diskfire Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
That looks really cool!
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Gracias!
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