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Celestial cycle by Liliana-Claire Celestial cycle by Liliana-Claire
A papercut based on... yes, My Little Pony. I'm not ashamed!

11 different paper types were used and hand-cut, and the circular design is based off a motif in one of the stained glass pieces in Celestia’s hall. Celestia’s sun and Luna’s moon make up the top and bottom motifs. I put in that detail shot so you could see how the paper sparkles. :’)

That’s the awkward thing about displaying paper works; it’s never the same in photos as it is in the flesh.

EDIT: I'm selling this one on ebay at the moment. Please take a look!
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Brilliant!
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Guhuhuh it's so pretty! You do lovely work the lines are so clean. I really can't get over how thin the swirls on the border are, plus the circles are perfect. If I may ask, where do you get your paper?
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Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou! I get my paper from a variety of places... some fabric/craft stores sell paper (spotlight and lincraft in Australia) as do art stores (deans art, eckersleys in Australia). Sometimes I'll go to specialist paper stores too, but even if all you have is white paper and some crummy paints you can make yourself nice coloured paper!
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Morgween Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is awesome!!
THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME!!!:la:
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MoonlightSilk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Add some numbers and this would make a great clock. The two could rotate as time went on with Luna ascendant during the evening hours.
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:iconliliana-claire:
Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lovely idea! I wonder if I could make it work...
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MoonlightSilk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Oh and excellent design btw.
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BloodyPink-M Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
it looks sooooooo awesome
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applecocacola Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY LITTLE PONY
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:iconliliana-claire:
Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU TOO? :D
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ShadowRunner27 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This needs to be framed. :la:
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loopuleasa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, this is paper?

When I get home I'll dedicate a shrine for you
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RawrDinox3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
This is stunning.
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Very well done, and so elegant!
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Argentum-Zeena Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Wow, this is really really amazing! It makes me think of a card, like a birthday one or something like that.
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Jessami Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
That's absolutely amazing o_O
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:iconlotusmist:
Lotusmist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
HAND DRAWN MAGNIFICENCE!~
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:iconliliana-claire:
Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... hand-drawn, computer-drawn but mostly hand-cut. :)
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:iconlotusmist:
Lotusmist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
good enough yo xD
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:iconmbboxen:
MBBoxen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist
VERY NICE!! ^-^
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BlackMoonSoul Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student
beautiful!
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:iconinkrose98:
InkRose98 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
O.O I LOVE IT!
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:iconcallistaastra:
CallistaAstra Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that is really cool!
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DarkApostleMatt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
woah...
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:iconwiredclover:
WiredClover Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is gorgeous!
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:iconclousewalburg:
ClouseWalburg Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why should you be ashamed, this really good why should you care what inspired it :P
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:iconliliana-claire:
Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou! I'm not really ashamed, it's a bit of an injoke among my friends. ;)
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OneLifeRemaining Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! ^^
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akaikya Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, gorgeous! I love the duality of Celestia and Luna. Thank you for making such beautiful art illustrating such ^_^
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pinormous Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
So detailed and precise! Wow!

Regret nothing!
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CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply gorgeous! I adore the colors you chose for it, particularly for Luna's mane and the background. They're very rich tones.
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moreau13 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
That looks really good; I've never seen a papercut 'in the flesh' so forgive me if I'm telling you something obvious - would oblique lighting help bring out the differences?
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Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you might be on to something... I'm ashamed to admit I basically took the photo in front of the window. :')
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fennecfanatic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is incredible! Beautiful work, absolutely beautiful. %u2665
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NihiliaReleased Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my goodness, this is truly beautiful. So much delicate work!
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Good work.

And by the way, nothing to feel shame about.
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:iconotterlily:
otterlily Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Simply BEAUTIFUL. Very well done.

Did you have to use an exacto knife to get the really fine edges like that?
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Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou. :) I did use an exacto knife, the one I use looks like this...
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I put in a fresh blade to get a sharp cut (it's very hard doing fine work with a dull one!)
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otterlily Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
I get a but freaked out every time I use one. I've seen how much blood the tiniest prick to the finger causes. Those things are dangerous. But so efficient! ^^
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Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true, you do have to be careful... it's all practise, taking it slow and a nice big working space. :)
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otterlily Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Thanks for the tips.^^
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nakeddancingllama Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Very nice =)
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nomyriad Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! You must have very steady hands.
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cappydarn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
I love this. I absolutely admire people who do paper craft.

I'm seriously in awe, this is great. I cannot imagine how much patience it must have taken to make something as precise as this.
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Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou! It's one of those things I find strangely relaxing, like knitting. :)
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Rebel-Mel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's gorgeous! This looks so elegant and beautiful, and the designs you cut look amazing. :D I don't think I'd ever have the patience for papercuts, lol.
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Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou! I usually sit down to do it with a cup of tea and some television. :)
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ValeJ Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
i think its beautiful :) thanks for this
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:iconliliana-claire:
Liliana-Claire Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou :)
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