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G1Flake Redux by ChimeraDragonfang G1Flake Redux by ChimeraDragonfang
Looking back through my snowflakes, I came to realize that my older ones are nowhere near as detailed as the newer ones. Guess that means I'm improving. Anyway, the original G1 flake seems incredibly simple to me now, so I decided to redo it. And here is the result of that.

Time spent: Three and a half hours cutting it out, which is the longest I've taken on any flake so far, but only half an hour more than on the original G1Flake, so I'm getting faster too. The planning and sketching stage was a bit ridiculous at around six hours. But so worth it.

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TheAngeldove Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
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13vamps Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhhhh wow!!
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thanks :D
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GracePark Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
ooo lovely!
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Thanks. :la:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You rule!! That is freaking awesome! :D
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thanks! :la:
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Guymay Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Masterpiece
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thanks :la:
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:icontecknologi:
Tecknologi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
<33333333333333333333

G1 TF ftw :3
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Sounddrive Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My goodness, what an epic snowflake!
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Isn't it though? It's still my personal favourite out of all those I've made over the years.
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Sounddrive Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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CosmicBrownie28 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
So um you rock!
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Thanks :)
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:iconcloudstreaker:
Cloudstreaker Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is friggin AMAZINGGGGGGGG!!! You have infinite patience to sit there and go through that. :O!
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Thanks. :la: "Arrowhead" may have taken longer to cut, but this one is probably more detailed. It's still my favourite, at any rate.
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Cloudstreaker Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:) It's fantastic!
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SAKE806 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   Artist
awesome!!
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Thanks:D
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011   General Artist
Wow. That looks awesome!
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Thanks :la:
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   General Artist
No problemo.
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist
Artisy-Fartsy... in a good way of course.
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
It involves stabbing paper with a knife hundreds of times, so I like to think there is a certain amount of badass in it as well...
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folderol Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
The idea of using such a soft medium with innocent intentions and combining it with technology and pop culture is awesome! Your snowflakes (and I'm drawn to them specifically because I do cut-paper too) are so incredible!

I'm really impressed with the knife that you're using too - I had one that was similar but the blade moved every which way and it made me nervous for doing detail.
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
And I just came across [link] from the same place I bought my knife. It isn't ideal for me because of how many layers of paper I have to cut through, but perhaps something like it would be useful for the sort of papercutting you have in your gallery?
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folderol Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Wow, I may have to buy that. I usually use pretty thick cardstock so that might be cumbersome for the bigger cuts but for smaller ones, it might be perfect. Thanks for the information!
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
It all started with innocent intentions too, and then just sort of... proliferated. Now I've made over fifty of the things. :crazy:

The knife I use is really intended for woodcarving, so once the blade is fastened in place, it isn't going anywhere. [link] <- There's a better view of it.
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Inker42 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student General Artist
i am left in astonisment
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Oh good :D
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slug-town Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
holy crap........ :omfg:
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thanks :)
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vermilionbird Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing.
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Thanks :)
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vermilionbird Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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zypherion Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm impressed by the amount of thought and planning this must have taken in order to attain the snowflake affect. Many kudos!
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
They get folded before I cut them. Drawing the design on before I cut does take some time though.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So is this! Wow!
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
This is about the most impressive one I've done so far, I think.
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LuckyIKoi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
..Damn. o0o
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
In a good way, I hope.
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Vexcel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The design worked together so well, I didn't even notice the logos in the design at first! AWESOME JOB :#1:
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Thanks :D
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wickedorin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Absolutely magnificent. And just a little warm and fuzzy, somehow.
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thanks. It's been over two years and I don't think I've topped this one yet in terms of detail.
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wickedorin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
The power of fandom..? *grin*
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Sorelliena Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
WOW Amazing! This is very meticulous!
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thanks. :)
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