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Paper Bird by NaylaSmith Paper Bird by NaylaSmith
I made this for an assignment at OSA; we had to make an animal out of a mass-produced object.

She's got a wire frame and feet, and the feathers were cut out of an old book and assembled using a glue gun. A lot of work, but fun!

I might make more of these birds in the future: a flying one, and a baby in a nest!



Wire, old book, hot glue.
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Kathechareun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so amazing *-* Congrats! I love it.
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IsabelleMaria Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it :)
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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SpookyCandyTheater Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015   General Artist
Aweesomee
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Jacky149 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I use it here?: i62.tinypic.com/oh3iw4.jpg
Please :3
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:iconkiwicpk:
kiwicpk Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Fabulous
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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
cool
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Tenri Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, this is seriously beautiful. :)
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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circleofdiamonds Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Ah! The double-posting has struck again!
Oh Well...
At least you know I truly meant it! haha
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circleofdiamonds Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
What a beautiful expression on her face. That combined with the weight when last I held her,3/4 finished, you have created a creature so delicate and bird-like, she looks ready to fly away. She even seems to have hopped and changed her position on the pages from one picture to the next. As the donor of the book, I rest assured that you have given a kind and loving ending to a dime-store novel who truly deserved to land in a wastebasket when it was finished!

Well done, Nayla! <3
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circleofdiamonds Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
What a wonderful expression on it's face! Captured beautifully. Combining that with the weight of the body when last I held it, 3/4 of the way finished, it is like you have recreated a creature so delicate and bird-like, it has to be ready to fly away. It even seems to have hopped and changed its position on the pages from one picture to the next.
Having been the donor of the book, all should rest assured that this is a wonderful, loving ending to a dime-store novel that truly deserved the wastebasket as its final resting place. Well done, Naylachan! <3
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, thanks so much! So glad you like it, and glad you think the book went to good use!

I'm making another one, in flight, with the same book, so who knows how many birds will come out of it!
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SofTabak Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks cool!
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Sophie!
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chirmer Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This is so great Nayla! OMG!
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!! Glad you like it!
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LiaLongbottom Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah! This is wonderfully constructed. And very cute!
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Paloway Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
But...whats inside that :stare:
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:iconnaylasmith:
NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a simple wire frame - it's mostly hollow.
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PenguinPotatoHunter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's really impressive!
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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WarpedPurity Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredible!
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PokeNOMNOMNOM Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, so cute!

I really like how it looks!
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cynthiacxli Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
how..................oh mai god AMAZING
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Tami-Strife Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Looks nice!! =D
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cordate-screed Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the whole idea of making something from books, and this is executed wonderfully! How long did it take you?
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

I didn't time it, so I'm not sure exactly. But I'd say probably around 7 hours?
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cordate-screed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Worth it!
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Meteor-Panda Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Tried reading the page on the second page..dear God. Twilight?
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's not Twilight lol. But it's probably equally bad.
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xXx-D-A-I-S-Y-xXx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
gee, it looks so good. i love the way you made the feathers. :heart:
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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xXx-D-A-I-S-Y-xXx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
your welcome ^^
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MissGlasswing Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
SO beautiful! Wonderfully creative art!
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Espeakus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
That is really awesome!
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Spirit-Phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's lovely :D
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
OH MY GOSH THIS!

This is so awesome! I want one!
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CheshireAndAlice Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Reminds me of Pottermore. :D
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Make-Out-Tactics Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
This is pretty amazing!
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frenchw1nter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks amazing! Definitely make more. :)
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:iconnaylasmith:
NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

I'd love to when I have the time.
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mariathehedgehog335 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
the poor book! D:
but you probably didn't care about it. :P :icontrollfaceplz:

what book was it by the way??
and you did an AWESOME job!! i could seriously NEVER be able to do this... :/
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

I'd rather not say what book it was, but it wasn't quality literature or anything, so I don't feel bad for using it.
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mariathehedgehog335 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome!

well, i guess if it's not a very good book, then i guess its okay to use it for other crafty itens! XDD
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TF-chaser Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
nice
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dasha242 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
very nicely done and precise!
but poor book...
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NaylaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

It wasn't a very good book lol. I wouldn't have been able to cut up a classic or anything!
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