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The Swan's Last Dance by oasiaris The Swan's Last Dance by oasiaris
*faints on spot from lack of sleep*
Finally it's done! This is an origami swan I started to work on before I began with my origami dress, but the process stagnated and I didn't do a thing with it for a couple of months. But a few days ago I decided to finish it, so here it is! I spent the past 3 hours editing photos, but I used very little of them in the end. But taking the photographs was fun.

Now, something about the swan.
This is Yusora's little sister. Her official name is 'The Swan's Last Dance', but I nicknamed her Lilly.
While Yusora is air-themed, Lilly evolves around the element of water.
Water is flexible and, for me, it represents movement and change, that's why I wanted to make a dynamic model. This idea popped up in my head and as usual I started building her without sketching anything out. So when I started with the wings a few days ago I noticed it would be hard to keep her in balance. My first idea was to let her lean on one wing, but in the end that wasn't necessary, because somehow she just... stands.
This is the first time for me to try out this type of neck. I don't know if it has been done before, but it sure caused me some problems...

Materials: Paper, and nothing but paper
Technique: 3D origami (also called block origami or Golden Venture origami)
Colors: Light blue, blue, mint green, white

Sorry for the long description, and thanks a lot for all the faves!

EDIT: Wow, I'm on the top of the front-page of the Artisan Gallery! That's my start page :)
Thanks to all of you for your support, I knew it was one of my better artworks, but I didn't expect it to get THIS popular!

EDIT 2: A DD? Wow, thanks a lot!
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The Swan's Last Dance by ~oasiaris ( Suggested by Shadowelve and Featured by maytel )
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Carmyvv Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh that's amazing:)
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Narcaholic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student
Wow, stunning work :D
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I buy one of those? Can you make a horse?
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't make a horse. You should try *Daantjuh-3DO for that, she makes a lot of different things.
They are not for sale yet, because these are part of a series of four that I want to finish first. You could commission me to make one, but keep in mind that it takes a lot of time to make, therefore it would be expensive.
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay.
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:iconburningrage8-13:
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I buy one of those?
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SnickerdoodleAngel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
This is so amazing! You're so talented!!
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconxtanley:
Xtanley Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsky-the-geek:
Sky-The-Geek Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
wow... simply amazing...
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzombified-muffin:
Zombified-Muffin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh wow! So amazing and well done! Lovely :la:
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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TrinityRayne11 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
thats so amazing :O
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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TrinityRayne11 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
no problem im not nearly as good as you at origami....if i do ever do it, its for fun.
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, same here. If not for fun, why would I spend days on making something like this?
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TrinityRayne11 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
lol :P I'm more of a drawing art type thats just what i was saying....I don't really do origami muh accept if my cousin wants me to :P
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. I sometimes draw, too, but I'm not good at it.
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TrinityRayne11 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
lol ik what you mean o3o
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:iconcosaco:
Cosaco Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Impressive.
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcosaco:
Cosaco Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No prob! :)
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Every-human Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
So much paper so much awesome
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The extent my my origami skills is folding a sheet of paper to make a birthday card, and even then it's infuriatingly difficult to get that accused thing into two even halves.

Just thinking of attempting something of this awesomeness makes me shudder.
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not that hard to fold, it just takes a lot of time.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not that hard to fold? The papercuts would disagree.

I'll leave the origami to the experts, like you. :D
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, okay :)
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
And I always thought it was difficult to fold a piece of paper to put in an envelope :wow: :faint:

Truly amazing :iconcongratsddplz:
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, well it's not the folding here that's hard. It just takes a lot of time.
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
:giggle: Honestly, when I was a secretary way back when, it was a trick to get a piece of paper folded just right for a business envelope. You must have a steady hand to fold so perfectly! Beautifully done :aww:
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^;
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onisuu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Oh wow!! this is so gorgeous! I love the coloured paper you chose and the swwan's posture is so elegant! ^____^!~
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I was going for elegant, so I'm glad I reached that goal :)
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Jousan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
WOW! So cooool. That must have taken such a long time! I've tried making something in this method and it's so hard :P Congrats on the DD <3
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It did take a while, yes. You should keep practicing! Don't forget, practice makes perfect.
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Rawr-Om-Nom-Nom Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Photographer
Really awesome, I have problems just folding to do a simple butterfly much less this!!!
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It's not the folding that's complicated, it's the time it takes that makes it hard to do.
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Rawr-Om-Nom-Nom Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Photographer
Oh, that's just perfect for an impatient person like me XD
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
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Drift-Queen7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very creative
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Drift-Queen7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome :)
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PikaMewFR Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! It sure looks deadly to do such work! It's beautiful! O.O
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