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arthropleura by palaeorigamipete arthropleura by palaeorigamipete
a 6+ feet long carboniferous centipede
it's my most well-played scene so far, the lepidodendron trunks are just curled and tape-secured prints of real lepidodendron trunk. i used two sheets of banana paper for the background, all the natural material is arranged on a sheet of wrapping paper, it consists of plants, pieces of bark, stones and sand.
50 by 50 cm sheet of double tissue foil, 25 cm long model

i'm aware that the mandibles are in wrong position, that the antennae should rather be between them, and i've reshaped the model to be more accurate, but i haven't got this scene any more (i had it like for half an hour...). i had to get a rid of it because my mum would kill me if she found out that i've brought trash from outside to my room, so the picture of the updated model won't be as cool... =)
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:iconstonesliver:
stonesliver Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
never seen anything like this. I hate bugs but this is beautiful. awesome work.
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! I made this ages ago, it's nice to know it still sparks interest! :)
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:iconaltair75:
Altair75 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Photographer
You're awesome!
You're genius!

Great work on behalf of you! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am far from being a genius XD thanks though
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Photographer
My pleasure! ;) (Wink) 
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Excellent craftsmanship! Well done!
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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:iconhydranoid2009:
hydranoid2009 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!!! very impressive!!!
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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:iconhydranoid2009:
hydranoid2009 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np ^^ im very impressed! also nice to see another arthropleura fan!
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
good to hear!
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:iconhydranoid2009:
hydranoid2009 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:iconkickingchildren:
kickingchildren Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
also... your design?
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes of course.
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:iconkickingchildren:
kickingchildren Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
amazing. also love the background :)
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. =)
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
for my spec evo project im going to need to beef this creature up to compete with what i have planed mu hah ha ha ha ha awesome btw love carboniferous fauna
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks XD
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:iconcowburger13:
Cowburger13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Is this supercomplex? So many legs!!!
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dude. number of legs doesn't necessarily mean complexity ;)
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:iconcowburger13:
Cowburger13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Larger legs means larger grid. What is the grid? :) Do you have a cp?
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, that's thie thing =D I don't have a clue now :rofl:

This is the one and only version, and, unfortunately, most of the memories of its origin have been lost. All I remember is diagonal symetry and the first division into thirds. I might have well divided the paper in 48ths diagonally, but I ain't sure a bit XD

bear in mind that this model is far from being "boxpleated" in the correct sense of the word, I think calling the technique "cross pleating" would be more appropriate, because the base was done by folding the paper like an accordeon in one direction and then the other.

So, I still remember the basic principle, but I've forgoten the details which I would need to exactly replicate the photographed version ;)
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:iconcowburger13:
Cowburger13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh ok :) Btw, I got TONS of good paper, and I just collapsd my cockchafer :)
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! I demand photos asap! =)
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:iconcowburger13:
Cowburger13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I don't use tissue foil anymore ;) I use packing paper, which is REALLY good! Shaping will take a while :)
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok =)
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, i must say that this is too spectacular to believe for a rial-error model.
simply impossible for me. i originally thought you made a collection of complex modules and all hat until you originally told me, back on your old account =)
either way, this is a spectacular design!
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was experimenting with diagonally done pleats and created a simple centipede/caterpilar ages ago, and this is only an expansion, an improved version of that old simple model. I still roughly remember conceptually how I did this, but I don't remember exactly how many units I divided the paper into...
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i see =)
i never got too much into the evolution design stuff because i discovered box pleating and you....
but this is a spectacular design! you managed the color change, segments and all that rivers stuff only through trial and error! how awesome must that be, huh?
:icongenius-plz: :iconmother-of-god-plz: :iconbadassplz: :iconawwyeaplz:
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thanks! =)
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance:
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:icontskorigami:
tskorigami Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
tha one came off poor quality =c
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no biggie c:
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
That thing is unbelievable :wow:
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thanks! =)
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srepentblade Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Hi, Joe here, please post a crease pattern or at least a guide on how to fold this utterly amazing model.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Read my reply above. I'm sorry. Nothing has changed since. I'm glad you like it, but I cannot teach it to you. This was folded long before I understood how to work with crease patterns for designing ;)
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srepentblade Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
any cp yet?
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I doubt there will be any CP, this was a "trial and error" model and i would have to unfold it to see how I did i and I spent too much time making it to do that. I don't want to destroy it! ;)
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seatosea Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love Arthopleura!
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So do I! thank you!
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Excellent pieces of artwork! :heart:
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! thank you!
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Richi89 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
That is awesome! Love the way you've managed to separate the colours. You could definately freak someone out with this:D
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i hope it freaked out at least a few people! it's been on an exhibition! ;-)
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Richi89 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
wow where>?
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
in one city here, in the Czech Republic, so it's quite a local one, but it still means a lot for me! =)
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olofmoleman Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice.
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! i see your signature, i also love prehistory! i've allways been interested in it, but i kept switching between the eras, i've allways had one which i was interested in more than in the other ones. early paleozoic caught my eye recently! =D
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