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A Donkey's Journey

To carry his load without resting, not to be bothered by heat or cold and always be content: these three things we can learn from a donkey.
– Indian Proverb

Another model for which I painted the paper before folding; made form a single uncut square of paper.

The design for this one is by Román Díaz.
Image details
Image size
5180x2916px 5.73 MB
Shutter Speed
1/256 second
Focal Length
130 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 2, 2012, 10:41:32 PM
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© 2012 - 2021 FoldedWilderness
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pokemonlegend999's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

The donkey really shows its tiredness the paper you chose really matches what you chose to make. Your technique must be amazing to make the art you do. The donkey really looks tired in this piece. I wonder if it really is just paper or if its alive and you took a picture of it when you could. Most people would make it sloppy and some don't even think of how much un-recognition the donkey specifically gets. You gave it recognition in this piece. The only thing you can do better is,well,chose a background that makes it pop and also chose a background that makes the donkey look like it's getting ready to rest. Otherwise you did great.
FoldedWilderness's avatar
Thanks for the constructive critique.  I am glad you liked it and I agree with the idea to improve the background too.
pokemonlegend999's avatar
well if it's offensive to your account I won't mind if you delete it or somthing
FoldedWilderness's avatar
No worries, there was no sarcasm in what I said, I really do appreciate what you wrote.
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delph-ambi's avatar
Beautiful. So expressive.
Rosefish's avatar
WOW! This is one of your best pictures! :D
AvocadoArt's avatar
Wonderful, I can see how exhausted it is. Great leather look and brillant shot! It's a fav!
FoldedWilderness's avatar
Thank you very much, I am glad you see some personality in it.
BLueSkybutterfly's avatar
This one is one of my all time favorites of yours!
FoldedWilderness's avatar
I like it too, the mood is very nice on this one.
Nat-ti's avatar
Fantastic work, I love your gallery and the way you make "them" alive, bravo!
b-Dedi's avatar
This is beautiful! The paper, the folding, but also the picture itself. ...And last but not least the mood which it conveys..
Figuer's avatar
Roman Diaz is genius.
Well folded and great pic.
Gryffgirl's avatar
The colors and the pose of the donkey are spot on! I really like the ears. They are such resilient animals! :icondonkeyplz:
FoldedWilderness's avatar
Donkeys don't get enough appreciation for their hard work. ;p
Bittythings's avatar
This photo just strikes me. The bark in unison with the origami makes for a great photo.
n-th-green's avatar
what a sweet little dokey! the colours and textures are perfect in this shot (in fact it would make a lovely desktop wallpaper). the donkey doesn't even look like it's made of paper - more like some densely woven fabric or even learher. and I'm impressed by your folding skills - I'm guessing the figure is fairly small? anyway, fantastic job, keep it up!
FoldedWilderness's avatar
Thank you very much (and sorry for being a bit late in reply)

Yes, the figure is a bit small and I painted the paper before folding it, that's why it looks different.
I'm happy you liked it!
grilloz's avatar
very original :)
DysfunctionalKid's avatar
Lovely idea perfectly executed - great!
volkanay's avatar
...poor donkey
JaneFox's avatar
So cool, I can't believe it! Well done :heart:
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