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Weeping Angel by paperfetish Weeping Angel by paperfetish
Look away as your own risk.

A Weeping Angel done for a holiday gift exchange. My recipient loves Doctor Who, so I made this piece as my gift. This pieces is about 4.75" x 6" and is made from Canson and Canford and papers.

Not going to lie, this piece was a challenge on multiple levels. Trying to capture subtle changes in color with paper is always difficult.  I made decisions about what to represent, but think I may have overworked this pieces a little.  I am very happy with the structure, particularly the curve of the wing, the planes of her body and face, though I didn't quite capture that in the photo (there is also a little distortion in the photos, I think I got a little too close when I took the pictures).

Weeping Angel copyright BBC.
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Toonwatcher Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Wait, if that which holds the image of an angel is itself an angel, doesn't that mean... (Poofed to the 30s)
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paperfetish Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Glad it isn't hanging in my house.
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Wow... this is amazing!
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Sorry for the delay.  Thank you very much!
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PotatowithNutella Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
This is truly impressive!
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Thank you.  This piece took a while, but I like the end result. Sorry it took me so long to reply.
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Sorry it took ME so long as well! I am awkward at this ^^; You are welcome!
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WhovianandProud1500 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely fantastic!!!! :D
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Thanks so much.
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matt136 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
excellent
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Thanks man!  Always appreciate your support.  I check out your Instagram, but have yet to join myself...one of these days.  Also have to get myself a piece of yours one of these days.
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jcsunshinee Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so amazing! i am so terrified of the weeping angels that i swear my eye twitched a little when i saw it but this is fabulous work!
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thank you so much!

I know! They are so creepy and amazing!  How do you think I felt when I was making this and taking photos?  Too many sleepless nights keeping an eye out for it and it constantly moved around my studio when I went to work.....
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aMci12 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student
Nicee
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thanks!
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Annanxo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This came out really incredible. I love how you placed the shadows.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thank you so much! 
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is truly amazing and touching... indeed, you did a great job with the color changes...

a huge "Bravo" for this beautiful piece!!
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment.  I'm glad the color changes are coming across as successful.
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KessandraBlack Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I took a moment to look this over in appreciation and then realized it was from folded paper. At that moment my appreciation increased exponentially and I faved it because I couldHeart 

The amount of detail is utterly gorgeous and the folded paper actually lends it very well to picture as the papers texture does give the illusion of actual stone, and since the angel is so monochromatic in appearance the texture leads a new draw around it.

I adore The Weeping Angels. They're like my favorite alien species ever. Skirting the border between science and superstition. Being nearly as old as the universe itself. The Lonely Assassins. Be careful though. Whatever holds the image of an Angel shall itself become an Angel.

Haaaaa..... I'm a nerd.... Still an utterly amazing piece thoughHeart 
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thank you so much for the thoughtful and detailed comments!

I like to capture as much detail in my pieces as is reasonably possible as I feel it adds to the illusion of depth.  Just to clarify, the paper is cut rather than folded.  I tend to use the same two brands of paper, I really like the texture of the Canson papers and the Canford papers respond really well to shaping and cutting.  I really appreciate your comments on the paper choices adding to the piece.

I am happy with the piece overall, but wasn't as confident about the end result as I have been with other pieces.  You're comments, and the others here, make me feel the piece is more successful than I originally thought.

I love the Weeping Angels as well.  They are totally creepy, but so much fun.  And nothing wrong with being a nerd.
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typicallystrange Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
You did an awesome job on this! the details are amazing! 
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thank you so much!  The details make the piece.
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harlewood Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
beautiful work! love it. :)
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thanks!  Appreciate the feedback!
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