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Divine Dragon Bahamut Take 1 by Kessukoofah Divine Dragon Bahamut Take 1 by Kessukoofah
I am 100% dissatisfied with how this came out. Look at the legs! Look at the arms! It doesn't even look like a dragon! This was BLOODY hard! On the other hand, I also finally finished the dragon. took a while. damn thing has 275 steps. so ya, there's that. And I'll come back to it again, maybe with a bigger paper, cuz even with the rather large (50cm or so) paper I used, some of the fold were really small. So I'll move up to 70cm paper and try again. For now though, try and be happy with this much. I know I have to be.
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perlerboy123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
brilliant!!!
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!!
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Sally78 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so cool! :nod:
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow...if you think that due to this model (the only one in my gallery I'm honestly not happy about), then I dunno what you'll think of me when I redo it better...:iconcoolplz:
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poopee55555 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
woah really awesome! :D your work is amazing as ever ^^
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you! Though to be honest, this isn't really my best work. Many of the other ones I've uploaded recently are much better. I'm glad you like them though!
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poopee55555 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
no problem ^^ hope u make more:3
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice. you finished it. only prblem is "messy"
My paper ripped during the step "pleat while squashing the top portion", then I only tried it once for a challenge from 20 cm papeer, but I wasn't able to see a single crease, so I never attempted again.........
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ya, it did turn out messy, but I find I have that problem with all of the most complicated models (where I'd put the majority of Kamiya's models). the problem is mostly that while I'm working on a particular section the rest tends to unravel a bit, so I'm developing methods of holding it all in place while I do that. The only way I'll get better is to keep trying and try to get neater each time.

And ya, 20cm seems really small for a project like this. I would say at least 35cm-40cm here, but I also have big fingers...your milage may vary.
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
see this.[link]
and this.
[link]

and why exactly do you think that box pleating a joke?do you know that the best of the designers(even KAMIYA!!!!!(see [link])) use it? I use it so much, it has never given me problems. almost all of the models you see here are box-pleated.
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
By joke, I did not mean that it is to be ridiculed or of less value that anything else. I meant that I now find it easy to do when I used to find it hard. like when you ahve a magic trick explained to you, you can see the "joke" behind it. I have the utmost respect for all of the techniques I use, trust me on that, and for all the people who come before me who I'm mostly just imitating at this point.

And in all honesty, I have no idea how to fold things that small.I would love to, but seriously, no idea. Like, do people use tweezers or something? I can't even think of how to sink or squash things at that scale and have it turn out so neat.
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yeah, that person is also on DA if you're interested.
[link]

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About "joke":Misinterpretation. Haha, you see, normally, "joke" has a different meaning, as you said: mean that it is to be ridiculed or of less value that anything else> so,we are not on disagreement :-D
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mihaizen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
wonderful origami
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you!
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing 250 steps! Wow. I saw a the dragon shape right away. It sounds like it was quite the challenge! I'll be eager to see the version done with larger paper. It would look good in red!
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The actual thing from the game is black.
[link]
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. :hmm: Black is cool too! :D
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It probably would, except that the only paper I can get this big isthis brown colour. It would also look amazing in gold, but ya...same problem. none big enough.

It was indeed quite the challenge, but the mor eof these that I do, the mor eI'm seeing certain patterns and stuff form. Like my current project used a lot fo the same steps that I used for the parabolic hyperbolas and for bahamut, so I just look at the first step and I can guess the next bunch, you know? box folding and pleating are almost a joke to me now.
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! You're becoming an origami wizard!
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HOW'D YOU GUESS MY NEXT PROJECT??????

WITCH!!!
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed. :iconwiccaplz: :evileye:
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Sijek Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
:wow: it's to hard work and great work!
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree, it's very hard. Thank you for the comment!
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Sijek Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
you'r very welcome:)
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even with its "flaws", this origami looks freaking impresive!!!
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I mean, I'm getting that a lot from everyone, so maybe I'm just setting the bar too high for myself or something. Like I have a feeling that I'm always going to find flaws in what I do. And admittedly, it's not like everyone has the patienc to sit down and do this, right?

So how're things going down south man?
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Things down here are hot in both ways, as usual ;)
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I dunno...seeing as it's orientation week up here, I'm fairly certain it's a bit hotter here for a change...At least it one way XD.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't even tried to start one of those.
:faint:
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should! It's a great exercise in despair and hopelessness. It seemed like the pages of instruction would never end. On the other hand, once it was done it was the best moment in my week!
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I need a much bigger sheet of paper too.
Eventually I'll get one done.
I'm still stumped on the Lang Black Forest Cookoo Clock.
(step 14 always get me on his stuff.)
Bahumut's on step 5
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Man, I have so much left in the square-sheet area that I haven't even begun to look at the possibility of the non-square stuff yet! Though at some point, now that I know where to to get long paper that clock is on my list! Maybe over my next vacation or something.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha :laughing:
I need to get back into folding too.(Been busy with other things/life).
(It's just not fun anymore too. Too much trashing of my work by people & family/friends.)
Yes, eventually ...eventually... I'll get them figured out.
and find bigger paper. I hope. :shrug:
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small-happy-crane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay, kudos for reaching the end. :)
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Emotional93 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Writer
that is incredible
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you! As obvious in my comment, I don't think so, but it's possible my standards are just too high...
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Emotional93 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Writer
its amazing that you actually completed it and the end result looks like a dragon. Everybody and everything has flaws.
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