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Aurora version 2 by paperfetish Aurora version 2 by paperfetish
Aurora and a dime for scale. The sculpture is about 3.75" x 2", made from Canson and Canford papers. This is the second of four pieces that will make a larger piece.

Working on this scale presents some challenges. Aside from cutting out small pieces of paper, like pupils, layering is a big issue. Aurora's hair and skirt required a number of layered sections which caused some unwanted wrinkling at her waist. I think I fixed that with some foam core supports, but it isn't quite what I wanted.

I'm also not crazy about the color of her sleeves and waist. I wish I had a slightly different shade of pink, but the only other one I could find was too candy-like.

I'm not sure of the total time, but I do know her face, hair, neck/shoulders and necklace and crown took about 2 hours to cut out and assemble.

Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) copyright Disney.
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CutePigTail Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Dress details are awesome!
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Thank you.  The details make the piece.
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Teremiao Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Splendid work! I really love this technique!!:)
Just curious: I assume that coloring the paper by itself, perhaps with the airbrush, to get the shades you want, presents problems...
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paperfetish Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Thank you very much for your thoughtful compliment and comment.

Matching colors is challenging at times. I actually don't color the paper in any way, but use colored papers. The papers I use comes in a pretty wide variety of colors, though there are occasional challenges, especially with yellow hues.
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Teremiao Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank to you for the explanation :)
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josemgala Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wowowowowowowow!!!!!! how do you make????
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thank you! The very basic answer is I cut, shape and layer pieces of paper and then glue them together.
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josemgala Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow simply amazing!!!! can you tell me some books to learn how to made?
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
There is a book called "Paper Sculpture", but it may be out of print.
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josemgala Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thnaks a lot!!!! great info
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NanaCasas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney Movie! I love Aurora in pink, but I also love her in blue! You are an amazing paper artist!
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorites too. Thank you very much.
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fishertowers Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Holy Moly! This is UH-MAZE-ING!!!!!!!!!!!! You are fantastic!
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Thank you very much!
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MizaoRocks Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Amazing Work!!! :iconiheartitplz:
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thank you!
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MizaoRocks Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
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kimworld Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Great job!
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Bunnygirle26 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing!!!! OMG I mean the details are simply out of this world. Great job.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Thank you so much.
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RavenxLadyxMunnin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is... wow... That is really impressive. The dementions (sorry i can't spell right now.) give it a quality similar to the background paintings in the movie. Very lovely.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Thank you! One of the things I tried to capture is the weight of her skirt and hair. I loved how they animated her in the movie and how her skirt and hair moved.
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Giggx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
love ^^
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Thank you.
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Vertyeux Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i have to say this one is very nicly done, elegant and awesome use of paper lol
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Thank you!
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Vertyeux Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
not a prob, in fact i hope you dont mind that im useing the disney ladys as referances to draw
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
I don't mind at all, but using the Disney drawings is probably better as they set the standard.
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Vertyeux Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
lol yeah, it helps me practice, thanks
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ShouYume Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Wow. Simply--wow.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Thank you.
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freak413 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
dang the paper looks like a freeking sponge compared th paper i'm using.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
It is definitely thicker than construction paper.
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Ithilwen-Morgilion Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Her dress looks so 3D, and the hands have such graceful positions. Beautiful :)
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Thanks! Aurora's character design is really suited to this medium. Her dress has so many folds and seams, it really works well. Out of all the Princesses, it is the most fun and and easiest to make.
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Scummy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I especially love the cutting and the layering on this one. It almost hard to tell which layers is where because it flows together so nicely.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Thank you so much. Aurora has always been one of my favorite character designs. The weight of her hair and dress and the stylized imagery were just beautiful. The dress on this piece is made of 31 separate pieces of paper, but went together very quickly.
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Scummy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Sleeping Beauty is one of the best designed films from Disney I think.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
I completely agree.
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Arthammer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Amazing work my friend. Just wow. Ever do comic book characters in this style? Curious...
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Thanks very much! Now that I think of it, no, I haven't done any comic characters other than manga characters (Priss and the Ah My Goddess group). I do have one I am thinking of doing, but make no promises as I have other projects to finish first.
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moxiemilo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Ha! I too often find some unwanted wrinkling around my waist!

Great job! Love the hair and her eyes.

I see what you mean about the color paper used for the waist and sleeves. The texture looks so different from the rest of the paper - almost felt-like. But that being said it certainly doesn't detract from the totality of the piece!
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Don't we all?

Thanks! I wasn't sure her eyes wold read as well on this scale. I think her eyebrows are a little heavy on the second look, but not a big enough issue to fix given the risk of damage to the rest of her face. The sleeve color looks better in the photo than in reality. It is a very gray pink, but it was the lesser of two evils.
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SarcasticLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
She looks beautiful :heart:

BTW-- if you don't mind me asking, why do you use to cut the paper?
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Thank you.

I use a #11 x-acto blade
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SarcasticLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Oh okay, that's what I was thinking. But I just wasn't sure ^^;
Thank You for taking the time to answer my question. =^_^=
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ShellzSnipitz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Beautiful.

What type of paper are you using? Are you buying it already colored or do you color it?
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Thank you. This piece is made of Canson and Canford papers. I use more Canson because I like the texture, but the Canfor paper is less fibrous (especially the black paper) and it seems to hold shaping really well. Both companies offer a fairly wide variety of colors (30-40) and I cut the shapes from the different colors rather than coloring them.
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Iabeth Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is another beautiful one : D , your so talented!! i'm glad i found you ^ x^ *hugs*
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Thank you!
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