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Scarlet macaws by synconi Scarlet macaws by synconi
I've loved scarlet macaws since I was little because of their gorgeous, rainbow-coloured plumage. Did you know that they live 40-50 years in the wild and once they find a mate, they keep that monogamous pair bond for life? In fact, they're seldom found alone except when one bird has to incubate their eggs and the other needs to feed.

Hence, I decided to make a pair and photograph them together; played around with a bird base until I got roughly the right body-wing-tail proportions, then added head and wing details. The one on the right is a mutant though, with his fully blue tail. =P


Thank you for looking!

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+ Designed and folded by me
+ Two 10.5 x 10.5cm squares of white printer paper
+ Staedtler Triplus fibre-tip pens
+ Final model is about 6.5cm from head to tail
+ Commissions
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:iconnorramo:
NorraMo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Crafting at its best! Wonderful work! :D :heart: 
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:iconskrillmaste:
skrillmaste Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
that's awesome
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:iconzhanyuhao:
zhanyuhao Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would you consider yourself a paper engineer?
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:iconorigamipieces:
OrigamiPieces Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow...it's so amazing! I can't help not faving all of your work!
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:iconblush--plz: Aww haha, thank you!
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:iconfairyfoogoo:
Fairyfoogoo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice touch on the coloring! I love this. :)
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you; it felt a tad like cheating, but I liked it ;)
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:iconh3llok66aren99:
H3LLoK66aren99 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing in so many ways
*you should make tutorials*******:D
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Naww thank you! And I DO make tutorials-> synconi.deviantart.com/gallery… Just have a lot on until the end of this first term, so not much time to make detailed tutorials :faint:
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:iconchickaablet:
chickaablet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Amazing~
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Nawww thanks so much :love:
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:iconchickaablet:
chickaablet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
You're welcome :)
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:iconylaran:
Ylaran Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Great work : )
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :love:
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:iconweaponix:
WEAPONIX Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
love the colors in this! great job
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :love:
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:iconweaponix:
WEAPONIX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
you're welcome!
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:iconnai-eri:
Nai-Eri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I thought they were real from the thumbnail :lol: These are beautiful.
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:giggle: FOOLED YA

Thank you <333
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:iconflameoffawks:
FlameofFawks Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
scarlet macaws are really pretty :3
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Artisan Crafter
They are GORGEOUS birds, yes. :iconyesyesyesplz:
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:iconkekale:
Kekale Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
hi!
can you share the diagram of this origami, please c:
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I don't have a diagram for this model yet and probably won't have time to make one until early 2014! :faint:
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:iconkekale:
Kekale Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
snif
i will wait
it's beatiful
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thank you.
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:iconkekale:
Kekale Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
your welcome c:
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:iconmollythewanderer:
MollyTheWanderer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Puts my lame paper cranes to shame. So neat.
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Don't diss cranes, they're class!

Thank you <3
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:icontheeemmykay:
TheeEmmyKay Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! I love this!! :heart:
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:love: Glad you do!
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:iconartofangles1:
artofangles1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
at first glance I thought they were real! haha nice work:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Thanks!
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:iconartofangles1:
artofangles1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
NP!
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:iconharlowejean:
harlowejean Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thats amazing!!
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :heart:
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:iconutria:
utria Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very creative work. It is very inspiring for me. I am so happy to see this great idea.
Congratulations. :D
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconutria:
utria Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome!
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:iconmakayla5672418:
Makayla5672418 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is SO cool!!!
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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:icondzz2000120t:
Dzz2000120T Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Ill. 

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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:o ?
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:icondzz2000120t:
Dzz2000120T Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
nothing
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:icondaisuke-bread:
Daisuke-Bread Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh my god XD from a distance they look real! cute ^^
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hehe thanks! ;)
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:icondaisuke-bread:
Daisuke-Bread Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
its nothing ^^
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:icondesertdustsariah:
DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
they look really good. yes macaws are interesting :D
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you, and yes they are! :)
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:icongretgor:
Gretgor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Macaws! Very cool.

Now, if only paperwork mean that rather than bureaucracy, I'd love paperwork :)
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Paper = love; your words reminded me of this darling film-> www.dailymotion.com/video/xx5d…

Thank you! <3
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