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Furinkazan by SinistrosePhosphate Furinkazan by SinistrosePhosphate
**Edit** Thank you so very much for the Daily Deviation! I really appreciate it! 
I am sorry that I can't personally say "Thank you" to everybody who has visited. But please believe me: you're all amazing. And I can't thank you enough!


Well, 30,000 hits have come and gone and no one picked up the kiriban. 
It means I get to do something fun for myself and share with the rest of you. 

I've been meaning to finish this piece for... years. When I saw the source material, I promised myself that I'd do something with it. It's a powerful image that spoke to me on many levels. Besides, if you've known me for a while... you might know that I was a big fan of the "neo-Japaneseque" J-rock band Kagrra, (yes, the comma is part of the name.) They finished their last tour on March 3rd, 2011; their lead singer tragically passed away at a young age soon after. More of a reason to get off my butt and get this done, really. 

So... for the many reasons above, why don't you share this moment with me?

Artist's note: 
1. Pattern credit: The incomparable Fukaya Yuichiro, for the equally incomparable Kagrra,. More information here: www.ne.jp/asahi/hard/pain/
2. Equipment: Cutting board, artisan cutting blade (#11)
3. Paper: Black lines - Recollections Card Stock by Michael's Inc. (65lbs/176gsm)
            Various origami paper (40lbs/60gsm)
            Various hand-made natural papers (various weights)
            Various chiyogami/Yuzen (various weights)
4. Size: Each panel is 3" x 5" (but you can still see the ruler)
5. Time: 40-45hrs 
6. Title credit: "Furinkazan" is the battle banner used by the Sengoku period daimyo Takeda Shingen, paraphrasing Sun Tsu's "Art of War". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C5%ABr…. The character featured on the back piece is a Buddhist deity known as Fudo Myo-o in Japan and Acala in India; he is known as the leader of the "Wisdom Kings". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acala

A big thanks to the local independently-owned art store "The Urchin" for the wonderful and inspiring paper collection. And thanks for all the help! www.urchingreen.ca/


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Given 2016-01-31
Furinkazan by SinistrosePhosphate is a beautiful paper craft with precise cuts and a careful selection of patterns. ( Featured by Talty )
:iconkyomoncraft:
kyomoncraft Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Congrats on your DD ! Great ! 
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words! 
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:icona1exanderart:
A1exanderArt Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Cool design, congrats!
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Wow, amazing work!  It took me a minute to figure out how this was created, but now that I understand it, I'm super impressed :D
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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:iconpasefotoart:
pasefotoart Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Very nice, this would be a superb tattoo!
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Congratulations on your much deserved DD! :clap:
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing work! Congrats on the DD!
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:icondegruccio:
degruccio Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Tasteful
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:iconasguardian9000:
asguardian9000 Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago
Intricate and neat. Beautiful yet complex. Congrats on your DD~<3 You deserve it~<3 <3 :love: :love: :D
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings, 

Thank you so very much for your very kind words. I am very glad to know that you liked this piece! 
Your support is greatly appreciated. 
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asguardian9000 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
No problem you deserve it~<3 *hugs*
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks: Thank you very much!
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:iconasguardian9000:
asguardian9000 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Np~<3
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing - congrats on the DD
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings, 

Thank you very much on your very kind words! I appreciate it very much! 
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Maria203 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Beautiful!
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings, 

Thank you very much for your very kind words! And thank you very much for your support. It's greatly appreciated! 
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Talty Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016   Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely delightful, there's so many things I love and I don't even know where to begin! :la: The two panel design works amazing, it immediately captured my attention. It must have been very hard to cut, and you had to do it twice :faint: The patterns you chose are perfect, I specially love the soft marbling of the skin and the translucent clouds. I spent a long time staring at it, just enjoying the details and the beautiful patterns :) I also congratulate you for such a lovely and lengthy description, it gave me a better idea of how hard you worked for this, how much it meant to you, and what you wanted to convey.

Did you frame it? It must look awesome on a wall, it's the perfect size :la:
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much for your very kind words! 
This piece remains one of my own all time favourites, and it is so very nice to hear nice words from fellow crafters about it. The cutting part isn't quite as difficult as assembling the coloured aspects, since it's harder to control how the patterned paper will look with the finished piece. But I am really glad (and really grateful) to know that you think it worked! And most importantly, thank you for reading through the description as well. I try to put in as much information in the description as possible, but sometimes I am afraid people just don't take a lot of time to read through them... ^^; 

This piece (well, its two pieces) are not framed at the moment. These works are hard to frame and they cost significantly more than how much it takes me to produce them. So... I guess the framing will have to wait a little longer! ^^; 
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himanshu0001 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
awesommmmee <3
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:iconhimanshu0001:
himanshu0001 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Ur welcome :D
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! 

And thank you so very much for your kind words and your support. Much appreciated! :) 
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GAGBAGCHEN Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I like your approach for this piece, it's well executed.
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a million, buddy!
I was trying something new and didn't know how this would turn out. But if you think it turned out alright, that means something to me. I'm planning on doing something like this again at some point in the future. Wish me luck! 
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:icongagbagchen:
GAGBAGCHEN Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool then,I'll look out for it.
Again,you did a good job.
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a million! 
I'll do my best.
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shebatortle Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I dunno, I think I can see the face of the tatoo rather better without the color, to appreciate the detail... but the one with color is so gorgeous... I don't think I could choose :)
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really couldn't decide, myself. That's why I have both put side-by-side to give people the choice. 
The one with layers really wins from the yuzen papers' gorgeous colours and it gives the usually flat papercut a certain level of depth. But... hey, I hear you, I couldn't make that decision. But I'm very glad to hear that you liked both! ;)
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aerockyul Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the color details!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, my friend! 
I was hoping you would say that, actually. I think you came up with the idea first between the two of us. 

Thanks for adding it to your list of favourites, too. I appreciate it!
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aerockyul Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Tattoos don't look as cool in papercutting as they do with some color.  Really makes the image pop, as yours most certainly does!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right. Tattoos don't nearly show up quite as well in paper cuts. That's why I decided to bring in colours this time. It was a bit of an experiment. But I am glad to know you think it worked out. 

... thanks!
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Dannie-20nine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, thank you very much! :thanks:
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Anita-Garbo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Very nice! Love the patterns!
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! 
I haven't seen you in a long while. I hope you are doing well. And thank you very much for your lovely comment!
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Anita-Garbo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! It's a wonderful piece. I would love to have it hanging on my wall. I would put it on the entrance wall. It's an exquisit welcomer! 
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much for your very sweet words. 
I think this is may be too small for a "front door" piece, however. ^^; 
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Anita-Garbo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My entrance hall is not massive, so... :3
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the size of a 5" x 7" (10cm x 18cm) photograph...?
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:iconanita-garbo:
Anita-Garbo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
As I said previously... I would hang it on my wall and regret nothing!
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, Yes...
... I know you said it, and I believe you. :)
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michaelmas Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Truly impressive :O
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:iconsinistrosephosphate:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your very kind comment!
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:iconmichaelmas:
michaelmas Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're most welcome :3
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