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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300
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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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