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Gigantic Origami Crane by Bobfleadip Gigantic Origami Crane by Bobfleadip
lol I still can't believe I made this

Anyways, this was my final art project for sculpture class, and what we had to do was pick an artist, research their work, and make something using their style, surprise surprise I picked Claes Oldenburg, so in homage of his giant amazing sculptures I decided to make a 5 foot tall crane with a 15 foot wing span

Oh yeah, I went there

lol man, I had to use 63, that's right, 63 PIECES OF PAPPER, EACH SHEET ABOUT 19x27 INCHES, and glue them all together, that final sheet of paper was HUGE, it took up an entire hallway, I just wish I had recorded the building process, it was so cool, I had to crease the paper with my feet XD AND I MADE THIS ALL BY MY SELF, mad skillz to me

Anyways, here are the picts, and there I am with my master piece (now I'm 5 foot 6 inches, 5'7" with shoes, so this bird is pretty big XD )

I <3 origami, so this was really fun, a lot of hard work, but damn fun, enjoy! :D
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:icongabriella123:
GaBrIeLlA123 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe I'll do somthing this cool someday
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I dunno, giant origami is hard to beat lol

<3
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:icondiskfire:
diskfire Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Damn! Thats really neat!
Kudos to you and your skillz :D
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol Thanks! :D
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:iconkingwilfre:
kingwilfre Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist
holy fuck thats big!
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
IT IS INDEED

<3
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:iconpandaraoke:
pandaraoke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
That is SSSOOOOO cool! You have mad skilz!
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
LOL Thanks! :D
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:iconpandaraoke:
pandaraoke Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Your welcome. Great job~!
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:iconnaomicchi-desu:
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW O.O
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
<3
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:iconxxcherrycocainexx:
xXCherryCocaineXx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
0.0 kudos!
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
<3
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:iconjaqd:
JaqD Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional Filmographer
how did you make this?
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
I used 63 of those huge rectangular pieces of paper that art teachers love to buy in bulk and glued them together with rubber cement, however you can see some large rips on the wings because the glue would stick to one section while I was folding and tear it since rubber cement is lame, next time I would just use see through tape, it'd make things so much easier XD

lol I actually have the blueprints and measurements at my apartment in case I ever decide to make even more giant origami, but I think Terra might be too small to make anything this size XD
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:iconjaqd:
JaqD Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional Filmographer
hahahahahahaa wow thats crazy!!!!!
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ugh I so wanna make a 6ft dragon though, I just don't have the space anymore </3
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UndeadDeviation Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha that's awesome.
all I ever make oragami wise these days are cranes like that...
I make 'em tiny too, but this is amazing.
Kudos to you and your giant folding skills.
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol thank my feet, they had to fold it XD

Thanks a lot! :D <3
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:iconundeaddeviation:
UndeadDeviation Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thank you oh wise feet of Bobfleadip.

You're most welcome!
:)
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tonyt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
gahhaaa this looks so cool xDD
This isn't a photomontage, is it..? xD
Very impressive o_o
I want such a thingy too..
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Nope, that is 100 percent real XD Took 63 sheets of paper to make X3

Thanks! :D lol I wonder if I could make a giant paper air plane XD
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:iconthe-panther-x12:
The-Panther-X12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
It annoys me when people tuck their hair behind their ears, curse you for anoying me!
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA! >:U

<3
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:iconthe-panther-x12:
The-Panther-X12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
I think I've only actually commented on your art once :p

All the other times I'm dissing you lol
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol you loser <3
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:iconthe-panther-x12:
The-Panther-X12 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Its not my fault, your too black D: ( nigra black not black the colour)
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
don't be hattin dawg

word G
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thistlefaerie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
THAT is pretty cool, when my kids and I where sick I was folding cranes to pass the time, and was cutting my paper smaller and smaller to see just how little I could fold them... I made a pair of earrings.
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
THanks, and yeah, I once made a crane 5 mm tall, but I don't know is it is the smallest ever made XD
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:iconanebrd:
Anebrd Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
I would give you a A+ just because that is pretty cool!
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D <3
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:iconjpfan1989:
jpfan1989 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..... wow now that's one big origami crane... biggest Ive ever scene.... I wish I was talented enough to do origami
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol thanks X3 <3
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luniasta Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
OMG! D D D Is it bigest origami ever?
And reminds me of Prison Break, too.
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol I don't think if I broke any records, but thanks X3

And I've never seen that show, I don't get fox X_____x'
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NaciremaDiputs Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Here's a link to the current record holding. This one took 5000 people to make though.

[link]

I'd say it might be worth looking into though... You may have set a record for the largest paper crane made by a single person.
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
THat thing is so awesome, but yeah, I should look into that, plus I made a paper crane only 5mm high, I think it might be the smallest ever made, but I dunno XD
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NaciremaDiputs Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Divide by 5 and you could tie the world record. The smallest crane ever folded was from a 1mm square. The guy had to use a microscope and a sewing needle to fold the paper.

[link]

According to this site the record for the largest crane was broken and the link I gave you before is now only the 2nd largest. If I'm reading this correctly that is... I really only scanned the document.
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:iconbobfleadip:
Bobfleadip Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Man, it would be so cool to break a record lol
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