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This one’s on some more gorgeous origami paper…I masked off the lanterns to let the paper pattern show through, then painted a white background, then removed the mask and added the colour and detail. Just little: 17.5 × 12.5cms.

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kaitlin beckett, firedrake, octopus, beast, japan, origami, lantern, tentacles

A collection of curious beasts of the sea, air, land and subconscious; painted and drawn with airbrush, dip pen and stained fingers, lovingly embellished with iridescent pigments and metal leaf.
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  • ozjami
    ozjamiabout 3 years ago

    Impressive !!

  • Thanks Ozjami!

    – Firedrake

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaabout 3 years ago

    Great work !

  • Cheers Mike!

    – Firedrake

  • Lisa  Kenny
    Lisa Kennyabout 3 years ago

    awesome….i love this

  • Thank you Lisa!

    – Firedrake

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago

    awesome!

  • Cheers!

    – Firedrake

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...about 3 years ago

    Ahhhh more brilliance!!! :D

  • :D

    – Firedrake

  • routinemagic
    routinemagicabout 3 years ago

    goodness, it sure is pretty :)

  • It is a bit girly, for me!

    – Firedrake

  • Octavio Velazquez
    Octavio Velazquezabout 3 years ago

    wow great illustration love your technique!

  • Thanks!

    – Firedrake

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 3 years ago

    I just LOVE what your doing with these papers- so effective- a beautiful piece xx

  • There are so many beautiful origami papers out there. I’m going to do another body of work in a few months just on these papers…

    – Firedrake

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthabout 3 years ago

    very cool

  • Thanks Larry!

    – Firedrake

  • ArtbyChaune
    ArtbyChauneabout 3 years ago

    So imaginitive! Well done! :)

  • Cheers :)

    – Firedrake

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