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Kaneda

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By paperfetish   |   
Published: October 20, 2007
© 2007 - 2020 paperfetish
This piece is very old. I hadn't planned on posting it, but decided to post it as a part of Traditional Day.

The piece is 5x5" and is made from 1 ply white museum board. The image is of Kaneda on his motorcycle from Akira. I did this piece not too long after completing the Priss sculpture ([link]).

I was still learning and there are many things I would change if I did this piece over (primarily, I think I would do it in color and I would have done some texture on the tire.), but I do like it and loved the movie as well. I'm not sure if it can be seen, but I did put a wind shield on the bike. It is plastic and may not show up well in the photo.


Character and original art by Katsuhiro Otomo
Image size
844x849px 154.79 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
SONY
Model
DSC-P100
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Dec 2, 2006, 1:58:45 PM
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Artemis827's avatar
Artemis827Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. this is very detailed, glad you posted!
paperfetish's avatar
Thank you very much!  I keep thinking I should remake it in color.  But I think a lot of things.
paperfetish's avatar
Thanks! This piece is very old. I'd approach it in a different way these days.
xicoTripa's avatar
PERFECT!!!! Only perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great work....
paperfetish's avatar
Thank you so much! 
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megavaultboyHobbyist
One of my fav animes of all time. Love the highlight for the windshield, great touch.
paperfetish's avatar
Thanks! The windshield is actually made of plastic, so that highlight is actually real as opposed to being constructed with paper.
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megavaultboyHobbyist
Wow, I didn't even realize, I thought you had used water or some other liquid to affect the color of the paper slightly. Still amazing thought : D
paperfetish's avatar
Thanks!  I like to try different techniques and materials sometimes, but generally end up with just using paper.
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thaddurraStudent Traditional Artist
this is really cool!
paperfetish's avatar
Thank you. I keep meaning to redo this in color one of these days, but there never seems to be enough time.
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Headphone4clockStudent Traditional Artist
Just watched the movie, and wanted to look up Akira artwork on deviantart. Yours caught my eyes. It's really amazing at first I thought it was stone, but i caught a closer glance. I love the dimension the paper gives kaneda and his bike
paperfetish's avatar
Thanks very much. This image provided some challenges because of the foreshortening of the bike and I'm glad it reads as well as it does, based on the feedback I have received.
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Headphone4clockStudent Traditional Artist
congrats
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I had to publish it at my blog.
I love it!
Thank you very much.
paperfetish's avatar
Thank you! Having my work share a space with Jeff Nishinaka is a huge compliment.
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eliergearStudent Filmographer
this piece is daddy yankee and tom
paperfetish's avatar
Thanks! I think....
kingdom-x-hearts's avatar
this is simply amazing, is it hard to do?
paperfetish's avatar
Thank you very much.

They can be difficult. Each piece presents its own challenges, but I learn something new with each piece that helps with the next one.
IsaacClarke7's avatar
Is this a bas-relief?
paperfetish's avatar
Thanks for your question. It isn't a bas-relief. Rather than carving the detail from a material, I cut, shape and layer the paper to create the illusion of depth. It is an additive process rather than a subtractive one; if that makes sense?
IsaacClarke7's avatar
Wow, thats cool :D
Very talented
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