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Origami Singing Cardinal by FoldedWilderness Origami Singing Cardinal by FoldedWilderness
"Use what talents you possess; The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best."
-Henry van Dyke [1852-1933]


This is a from a model created by Roman Diaz.   Folded by me from a 12 inches square of paper, painted with acrylics.
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:icondarkmisry:
darkmisry Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Aaaww!! So cute!
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:icondiskfire:
diskfire Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Amazing job. :clap:
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:iconutria:
utria Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well done, I like your style.
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:iconmuriel78:
muriel78 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
This is amazing!!!!
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:iconzemimsky:
zemimsky Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so clever and brilliantly executed!
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:iconrentintent:
rentintent Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice one!
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:iconrentintent:
rentintent Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the quote, also.
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done
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:iconghost825:
Ghost825 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
aww man this is a nice piece. makes me wonder why i dont practice my origami anymore. very inspiring.
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:iconfoldedwilderness:
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
I think you should give it a try again, it can be very fun.
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:iconghost825:
Ghost825 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
idk, i'll see
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:iconkoukatsumi:
kouKatsumi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Amazing work!
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:iconaxelach:
AxelAch Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Great work!
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:iconmyduckeatsbrains:
MyDuckEatsBrains Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish i could do something like that >.>
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:iconthoughtsofapotato:
ThoughtsOfAPotato Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Hey if u have allergies this seems like a alternative
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:iconfoldedwilderness:
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hahaha!  Nice idea.
Although, this one doesn't move quite so much as the real ones.
:heart:
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:iconkingcheet:
kingcheet Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student
awsome 
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:iconcmwyvern:
CMWyvern Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Very well photographed!!
I have the book with this model.. only tried folding it once and my paper was a little to thick. It's a lovely model, though! 
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:iconfoldedwilderness:
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I also had my problems with this model, it is my 3rd attempt.
It is not an easy model to fold with thicker paper but, if you give it another go I would also suggest a large paper, it helped me a lot.
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:iconcmwyvern:
CMWyvern Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
No, it is not.. The size I used would have been sufficient if I'd used a slightly thinner paper.
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:iconjbrenthill:
jbrenthill Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is quite amazing!
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:iconvarart9:
VarArt9 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow very nice
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:icontyranous-king:
Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :) makes me think this is what deadpool looked like as a bird :XD:
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:iconfoldedwilderness:
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Oooh, yeah, I can see it.   This would make for a very dangerous bird and I can only image what it would sing like. :icondeadpoolthumbsplz:
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:icontyranous-king:
Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: imagine a swarm of them flying and hanging around your neighborhood.

All the poop! 
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:iconrd19892012:
rd19892012 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
very nice!
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:iconlunaintegrity:
LunaIntegrity Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful *o*
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:iconminidragonfly:
MiniDragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really awesome. I confused this for a real bird.
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:iconthereturnofthewill:
thereturnofthewill Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
cool
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:iconblackevilweredragon:
blackevilweredragon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Wow, this is the most artistic thing I have seen on DeviantArt in a while.  I applaud you for this!  I am impressed!  I favorited this one for certain.
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:iconfoldedwilderness:
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, this is quite a nice comment indeed.
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
How dat possible
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:iconlahki:
Lahki Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool idea
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
A question (slightly unrelated to this particular piece): when making a model you wet-fold, do you still paint it beforehand? If yes, does the dampening of the paper affect the dried paint? Just curious!

A very prettily-shaped rendition, and I like how you have it perched with head tilted up, as if he's singing...lovely! :heart:
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FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the comment!

To answer your question:

I almost always paint the paper entirely before making any folds.   Other times, I will pre-fold a few lines to find some spots and paint specific parts with different patterns, like I did for the giraffe and the hyena.

I usually fold dry until the final stages and then apply a cmc solution (methylcellulose) with a brush to the areas I will want to work with.   If I don't wet the paper too much, it has no effect on the paint and when it dries, it will hold much better than water alone and stays workable, since it is very diluted.  It is something that kinda needs to be done when I take them on photo trips, in order for them to survive.
I hope this helps.
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:iconxandamus:
Xandamus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so awesome...x-il-ent fold of that bird...cool!
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:iconmarbellchen:
Marbellchen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really awesome! *_*
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Really beautiful! :iconcardinalplz:
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:iconcloudstf:
cloudSTF Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Amazing ♥
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:iconjyotiraut:
JyotiRaut Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Artist
Well placed!
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:iconelrip:
elrip Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
deadpool bird? D:!!
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:iconfoldedwilderness:
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
maybe?!
:icondeadpoolthumbsplz:

Thanks for stopping by.
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:iconspirit161:
Spirit161 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:iconi-eat-dogs:
i-eat-dogs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
beautiful! probably one of my favorite yet so far!
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:iconfoldedwilderness:
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I am glad you like it. 
:rose:
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