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Calendar Cover by AnimaxiomArt Calendar Cover by AnimaxiomArt
I'm super close to my grampa, who is 88. In his earlier years he wrote a series of poems, which he is proud of, one for each month of the year. For his Christmas present for 2010 I wanted to surprise him by illustrating each poem and making a calendar for the family.

Well, I guess I bit off more than I could chew at the time because I only managed to finish 7 of the 13 pieces. I'll get the others done soon, but probably not in time for Christmas of '11!

This is a digital mock-up of the cover image for the calendar. It's one I haven't yet completed... mostly because all that quilling is going to take for-stinkin'-ever! There's a lot I've learned in just a year of practice, so I'm thinking the final pic is going to look a bit different than this.
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CuriousCucumber Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Are these all made on 3D? :O I mean how big are they? how can one make something with this delicate details
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AnimaxiomArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These calendar images are all 9 x 12", so slightly larger than notebook paper. The quilling paper is only 1/8" thick, so you can get some pretty intricate shapes in a very small area. This image, however, was done on a computer and is waiting to be done by hand!
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TubaMirum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This is so great -it'll be even better in paper. Awesome!
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AnimaxiomArt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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LMonster2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an amazing piece. It is so detailed and intricate. It took a second for me to read the "SONS" since the rest of the writing was bold and not part of the quilling, but this was very fun to look at. The colors and the changing of seasons through the swirl was very awesome! Thanks for sharing. I bet your grandfather loved it.
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AnimaxiomArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words and your insight! I have yet to actually make this digital draft into a paper-crafted piece, so I'll keep your comment in mind when I finally put it together.
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LMonster2 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that becomes a reality, but even as a digital draft, it is very impressive. =D
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TheGoldenGizmet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional
Hi There! I've submitted your deviation to Art-Quilling [link] and would love if you checked out our amazing little group! We are constantly looking for artists to bring everyone inspiration for their paper crafts.

Happy Holidays!
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AnimaxiomArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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