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Kaneda by paperfetish Kaneda by 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
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:iconjps68:
jps68 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
superb work
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Thanks! This piece is very old. I'd approach it in a different way these days.
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xicoTripa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
PERFECT!!!! Only perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great work....
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Thank you so much! 
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megavaultboy Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist
One of my fav animes of all time. Love the highlight for the windshield, great touch.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
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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megavaultboy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist
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
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Thanks!  I like to try different techniques and materials sometimes, but generally end up with just using paper.
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thaddurra Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is really cool!
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
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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Headphone4clock Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student 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
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
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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Headphone4clock Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
congrats
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ana-hellaheaven Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
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I had to publish it at my blog.
I love it!
Thank you very much.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Thank you! Having my work share a space with Jeff Nishinaka is a huge compliment.
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eliergear Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
this piece is daddy yankee and tom
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thanks! I think....
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kingdom-x-hearts Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
this is simply amazing, is it hard to do?
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
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.
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IsaacClarke7 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Is this a bas-relief?
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
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?
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IsaacClarke7 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Wow, thats cool :D
Very talented
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thank you.
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:iconkt17:
Kt17 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Looks pretty awesome!
How do you create the pop out effect?
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Thank you very much, and thank you for your question.

I use knitting needles to bend and curve the paper into shape and the glue the pieces together. In this case, I also did some scoring and folding to create the handle bars and the wheel. Once sections are assembled, I attach them to each other and use foam core supports underneath to raise them from the flat background.
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Kt17 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Thank you so much for the insight on the process! I look forward to trying this in the (near) future.
:)
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
No problem. I hope you post the results if you do.
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LedzieCampbell Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
That is really damn cool. If you don't mind my asking, about how long did it take to you make this piece?
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paperfetish Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Thank you very much.

I don't mind the question at all. I don't remember exactly how long it took, but it did take a while. I think I worked on it for about two weeks, working on it in the evenings after work, for a couple of hours. Most of that time was spent trying to figure out how to construct it and how to represent the different elements. I do like the end product, but I would do things a little differently if I were to do it again.
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FFgirl7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Oh man, this is awesome!
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Thank you! This is a sentimental favorite of mine and one of the few pieces I still own.
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Smythface98 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
that is tripping me out
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
I hope in a good way!
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MarteGracia Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I can stare at this forever. I am amazed with your ability :D
Thanks for sharing your awesome pieces.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Thanks! I see mostly mistakes when I look at this piece. If I did it again I would do somethings differently.
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fedaykin4 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Awesome ob. Though you got a typo on the title.
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Thanks! I love this piece.

I thought I had fixed the typo already, but clearly not. I hopefully, fixed it this time...
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:iconfreak413:
freak413 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
NICE JOB. AND YOU'LL NEVER DO LETTERING AGAIN. ;)
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Thanks! You would thinks so, but I'm a little dense.

This piece was one of my first pieces. The lettering here is embossed, but if you check out some of the sports logos, you can see some cut letters.
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freak413 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
embossing is how i would had done it. let the light and shadows work for you.
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Exactly. In all white pieces, that is critical.
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Kust0r Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Wow, cool
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Thanks!
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ninjagirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Writer
Wowzers. Well done.
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Thanks. This piece is a sentimental favorite.
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loveandasandwich Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
holy crap this blows my miiiind. so cool.
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Thanks! I had a great image to start with.
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Stigmadjo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
this is really good!!and just in paper, excellent!
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:iconpaperfetish:
paperfetish Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Thank you very much!
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Stigmadjo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
you're most welcome ;)
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