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3D Origami Cobra pic 1 by Catstrosity 3D Origami Cobra pic 1 by Catstrosity
I little project o been working on since 2015. It took me 2 tries to build ( the first one was destroyed so i needed to start fresh with new paper). I studied a lot of cobra pics and made about more than 20 experimental builds of different parts of the snake, trying different builds and different kinds of paper, to make it as lifelike and strong as possible . Unfortunately i had to use glue for this one , its too massive to hold on its own , conclusion that i made from my first try to build it. 

It has 7625 pieces 1/32 and 95 pieces 1/65. Its 47 cm wide and 60 cm high.

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WoW i never expected so many comments . When i left the last time i had 20 views and no comments , weeks after it exploded. Thank you all for the kind words !
I have a second picture of the back side of the snake that posted here .
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Given 2017-06-13
Over 7,000 pieces and two years of work, 3D Origami Snake pic 1 by justrussian ( Suggested by GraniteFire and Featured by pinkythepink )
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ellisd20 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Student General Artist
Thats amazing i like that 
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lupulrox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
how did you get it to curve like that?
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Catstrosity Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i used different technique for the back side (Gray ) and the front side  , Just its not your regular tube . Without going into detail , just use less pieces on one side than the other , and bend it carefully .
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wolfian Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
WHOA! That is incredible! The hours/days/weeks/etc of careful detailed work it must've taken is amazing! It looks excellent!
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Infinitale Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
how do you do this?!
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! Your beautiful work has been featured here: My Daily Deviation Highlights VIII
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thebalancer20 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
awesomeOops! 
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MarvinDiehl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017   Photographer
Very cool! =)
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bet1ehem Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017
Amazing! Do you have diagrams to help us do It?? Thank you
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MarvinDiehl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017   Photographer
You need to write it on the area saying "Add a comment" ...u replied to my post =) ...or maybe send him a pm. =)
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puusheencat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hooooooooooooooooooooow the fuck does someone do dat
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Siberson Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Same thing i thought when i saw this, it's a work of art, brought tears to my eyes the minute i seen it 
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puusheencat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know
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DubstepYAKUZA Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ders A snek in me BOOT
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Catstrosity Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Its gonna be one big BOOT
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DubstepYAKUZA Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With a big SNEK
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Skaale Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cute snek
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Ssaabdrawings Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow! i love it! amazing job!
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WynautWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
That is fucking amazing! This reminds me of a kid back in middle school who made a huge origami crane out of smaller ones. You really went above and beyond! Amazing job!
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KaizerStratos Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
So realistic I'd get startled if I saw this.
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ThatFrenchGirl94 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
This is amazing! This belongs at/in an art exhibit :D great work,would love to see more
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap awesome!
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BWald1 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some of the finest structural Origami I've seen. Well done!

Doc

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LoneWolfXXX1997 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Amazing Job! 👍
Saw this on DeviantART's Facebook the other day glad I came across it on here.
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Agiaht Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow,  for me 200 pieces is equal to 6 hours, how much time did you put in this? IT'S AMAZING *.* 

Do you have any tips to create 3D Origami without using tutorials?
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Catstrosity Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It took so long not because of the number of pieces , it took so long because of the design. I made 2000 more pieces more that i needed . Besides for the first build i made the same amount , so its 15000 pieces in total .   
Actually i do have tips
A: Get a paper cutter board , it will make your life a lot easier .
B: In order not to get frustrated because the amount of pieces you should fold. I use the trinity method .
    1: using a cutting board cut the paper into strips . for example you can get 4 strips from standard A4 paper
    2: cut the strips into rectangles . you should get 8 pieces  for 1/32 (32 pieces from one A4 sheet) or 8 pieces if you want smaller 1/62 (32 pieces from one A4 sheet)
    3: fold the rectangles.

Why this method is good ? because you can do it in stages , you don't hang too much on one stage to make it tedious . tired of folding? try cutting strips , tired of cutting strips ? cut the strips into rectangles . and so on .

i used to precut 4 pages into strips (16 strips) , and took 3-4 strips a day (32 pieces)  cut them and made some pieces. That way i could manage my time ( i had really little of it ) and not to hang on one task all the time . 
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Agiaht Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, I will be using this trinity method in the future xD . Also, I wasn't aware of the existence of paper cutter boards, cutting it's the hardest part for me so thanks for that information ^.^

Do you use something to help you plan the design?
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Catstrosity Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I Saw your page , you can draw , beautifully.
Lots of research , trial and error .I don't have an artistic eye , i can't draw from imagination but i can copy.  As when you draw , i follow the lines , study the curves and the strait lines, and the patterns . Tryng  to replicate them by trial and error. It is difficult, because i cant stop until im satisfied , and im a perfectionist .  
 
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ArchaeoPx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa.
Just. Whoa.
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TwoEvilCarrots Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I tried this I'd probably scream and set it on fire a quarter of a way through out of frustration... I'm seriously amazed you actually managed to continue on through a complete start over. Congrats on your DD as well!
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Catstrosity Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest I wanted to set it on fire more than once , it was very frustrating . Specially when i couldn't get the design i was happy with.  
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d-a-price Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
that is truly amazing ...I do not know if I have that kind of patience Wow! 
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ARHIIZ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Amazing! 
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lollypop2048 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so much patience
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Dogean Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist
WOW ist amazing
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Layna055 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol at first I thought it was made of legos
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NataliaDriscol Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually gasped when I saw this. This is both dedication and talent. I am incredibly impressed. How beautiful. 
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Substq Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Student
Amazing ! 
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Shiniestlite Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah....
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fastlittlebunny Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist
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Schanja Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
OH wow La la la la  amazing work!
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TheLobes Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
great job... marvellous 10/10:)
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ToonUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
That's a really amazing origami cobra, it probably took hours of effort to make that.
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Mareamari Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are briliant....
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WilliamTRausch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful. Splendid work, I'm glad the FB group for Deviantart showed this off so I could favorite this!
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Edmonblackmouth Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
That's a good looking snake.
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AlpheratzHowls Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
This is simply amazing.
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LawNielleRIMM Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!
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kiwymaru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
hola , me pasarias algun diagrama para hacerlo , porfas n_n
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Rosenwood1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing! great work and congrats on your DD!
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