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Weekends are for designing posable koi lanterns! I still need to make the head, make the fins nice, and touch up a few places but it's almost done after a year of design block. It's completely made of paper with no glue or tape.


I had a hard time coming up with a good way to make the scales looks nice and easy for assembly last year. Now I've scrapped the old design and made this new one and I'm super happy with it so far :D

Excited to finish soon after so long!

#koi #diy #paperart #papercraft #koiart

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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really cool!  :D
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:iconk8eroseg:
k8eroseg Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! I love puzzles, and koi, so I think it'd be a fun challenge.
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:iconpeace-lightborn:
Peace-Lightborn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
This is awesome looking. Well done so far, and best of luck finishing it up soon. :)
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:iconmusou-enrai:
Musou-Enrai Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist
I like it! :)
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:iconjunjoushunpuu:
junjoushunpuu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
I need to know how to do these! Amazing design and craftsmanship! :O
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Student Filmographer
So cool. Love all of the details.
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:iconarianja:
arianja Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
This looks amazing and I'd definitely like to buy one when you're done 😍
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:iconczerwona-wrona:
what the fuck XD ?! how did you make this exactly??!

will be back when it's done to favorite it :DD ! (not that it's not already awesome)
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:iconwarrior-princess46:
warrior-princess46 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks beautiful! You should be so proud!
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:iconphoenix450:
Phoenix450 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist
Woah! That's entirely made of paper? Incredible! It looks really pretty :love:
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:icondrcreep69:
DrCreep69 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh it looks so beautiful,  loooove lanterns ! :heart:
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:iconhannahbubbles:
HannahBubbles Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow !!!Are you going to make a tutorial ??? They are so beautiful! <3
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:iconferngirl:
Ferngirl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, it's gorgeous!
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:iconwyvern-1:
Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
Just goes to show - sometimes you have to start over from scratch to make progress. It's looking really pretty now! ^_^
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:iconxxfallenangellauraxx:
xXFallenAngelLauraXx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's bootieful~!Sans Chat Icon 
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:iconshadowlord2510:
ShadowLord2510 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you sell these? I'd buy like a bajillion of them
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:iconmatox-deus:
Matox-Deus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yo thats some rad shit rite there
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:iconnebelbetta:
NebelBetta Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
I like to imagine hanging a few of these from my ceiling, surrounded by some smaller "bubble" lamps. These look absolutely gorgeous, keep up the good work!
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:iconkiwi-r:
Kiwi-R Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018   Artist
I love this! <3
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:iconariestachong9:
AriestaChong9 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful !
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:iconsalty-servamp:
Salty-Servamp Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
DUDEEE
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:iconbrittydee:
BrittyDee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely stunning, very clever design :D
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:iconhoneybeehigh:
Honeybeehigh Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018   Traditional Artist
it looks beautiful! keep it up:)
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:iconmalikspersonality:
MaliksPersonality Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
That is so amazing! 8D

If those were available in your store I would decorate my whole apartment with them! Amazing work Yuumei!
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:iconmrcrozier:
mrcrozier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow so cool your long, hard work is paying off :D
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:iconukenni:
ukenni Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! And yeah it looks like it took a very long time to figure out the construction Llama Emoji-38 (Confused) [V2] 
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:iconthystyn:
Thystyn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks fantastic, you're so very clever :)
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:iconviolet-dawnmlp:
Violet-DawnMLP Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't wait to see the finished thing!
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:iconcatluckey:
Catluckey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! If you're not careful, you could make a beautiful home decor (made out of glass, porcelain lit up inside about a foot long)! Something to go on a mantle or coffee table.
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Genisay Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This already looks amazing, dear! And it will be even more awesome to see it when it's all done!  So awesome to see something you have been brainstorming and trying out for a long time finally work its way towards a finished project. ^.^
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:iconluckynyan4:
luckynyan4 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
I want to see the finish version , this already looks amazing!
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:iconpurestrongpoem:
Purestrongpoem Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Cool!
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:iconhashidoi:
Hashidoi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Just... oh... wow... I'm actually jealous!
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:iconneochmiaphaeton:
NeochmiaPhaeton Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
Are you not worried it could get hot and maybe catch fire?
I have an Owl ceramic latern and it gets realy hot after time.
But so far your Koi looks amazing!
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:iconstar-waves:
Star-Waves Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic <3
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:iconnerdtlelovesart:
NerdtleLovesArt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww man I want one...or at least want the skills to make one, nice job their coming along very nicely❤️👍🏻
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:iconrakxen:
Rakxen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:0 this is amazing!
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:iconblackstarlight17:
blackstarlight17 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018   Digital Artist
It looks really nice and not using tape and glue must have been quite a challenge.

Hope you'll post a tutorial for anyone who may want to make their own at some point :D
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:icondhekoorestfeudel:
DheKoorestFeudel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
You're AMAZING!
:) (Smile) 
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:iconkippy987:
Kippy987 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
Nice <3
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:iconbluesnowdrops13:
bluesnowdrops13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
:O
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:iconfekyuu:
fekyuu Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow this absolutely stunning! *A*
How did you do the scales without glue or tape?
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:iconsugardove123:
sugardove123 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Student General Artist
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Take mah money!!! >w<
Looks amazing! :3
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:iconnoobertk:
Noobertk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
So cool! When I get my own place I would love to have one of these!
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:iconsenkimii:
Senkimii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Aaaa, so beautiful!!
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:iconpepper-lynx:
Pepper-Lynx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want a backyard pond just to put little glass domes in it with those lanterns inside so at night I have glowing fish. Better, let's make that an indoor aquarium with gel instead of water with poseable lanterns placed as a 3D painting and decorate with all kinds of water plants
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:iconannamudge:
AnnaMudge Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
That's so cool! La la la la 
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:iconmikautzora:
MikauTZora Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
Wow, that's really impressive! Looks great! :D
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:iconmaverick-maven:
Maverick-Maven Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
woah......
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kuroro8675 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
How did you attach the paper with no glue or tape? 
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