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Paper Tales: The 7 Dwarves by Illeander Paper Tales: The 7 Dwarves by Illeander
Interviewer: How do you like working in the mines?
Doc:For dwarves there is no better work. That is, if you can ignore the claustrophobia, creepy crawlies, and constant cave-ins.

This one took me a while to draw. I didn't know what to do with all the dwarves, so I fed one to a giant spider. It was fun to add the little details in the hidden caverns.

Cut on thick black cardstock with an exacto knife.

Thank you so much for the Daily Deviation!
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Given 2012-09-13
Paper Tales: The 7 Dwarves by ~Illeander a wonderful example of paper cutting. ( Suggested by iingo and Featured by UnicornReality )
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megavaultboy Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome, I love the idea behind this.
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:iconwaitingforfuntocome:
Waitingforfuntocome Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh gawd...the adorableness.....I CAN'T TAKE IT!! This is amazing :D
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely terrific! :heart:
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superpaperdork Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome! It reminds me of a comic, in the way that you follow the path that they've made! How long did it take you to cut this out? :D
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cutting probably took 3 solid hours of cutting. I kind of zone out while I'm cutting paper. Gives me hand cramp, but is still an enjoyable process.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Nice work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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xSammieDeviantx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing job!
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:iconclockwork-demons:
Clockwork-Demons Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe..... dragon... It made me smile
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:iconnaizz:
NAIZZ Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
timeshift stones
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:iconxeohe:
Xeohe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just really impressive~! And I just noticed that little dragon in the corner, so cute~
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Elilou Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
It's the first tilme I see a paper-cut art and I like this one a lot !
It's impressive, must be hard to cut all the little details ...
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! cutting the paper is not so hard to do with an exacto knife, but it can be hard on your wrist. The place the I find difficult and takes up the most time is drawing the design and keeping all of the lines connected. If its not connected it doesn't stay in the picture. I think you should try it. Its a lot of fun to do.
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Elilou Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
You're welcome ^^

I see :)
Hmmm ... Maybe one day I'll. It seems an interesting challenge. And it it's "a lot of fun to do" why not trying ? :)
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yolher66 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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yolher66 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome!
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:iconvvarden:
Vvarden Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it! Faved! =)

On a side note: I can't find the 7th dwarf :D
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is being eaten by a spider Mwahaha!
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Try the spider web. ;)
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TsukiyoSophie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Really Cool!
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TsukiyoSophie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
welcome :)
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EclecticEcho Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Super pretty and cute! I love the elegantly simple design of black and white!
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlethargicartist:
lethargicartist Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
This is super cool.
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:iconjohnlevy:
JohnLevy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Artist
wow..
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:iconsounddrive:
Sounddrive Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very creative!
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Negimafangirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
this so cute and creative!^_^....awww is one of the drawves caught in a spider's web? hope he gets out lol
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Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its a good think spiders have small mouths, no dwarf dinner today.
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Negimafangirl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
but dont spiders just suck the insides? T^T
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww he'll end up shriveled if the spider sucks his insides.
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Negimafangirl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Well then it is a Daddy's long leg now we can all sleep better at night lol ^_^
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PeopleCanHear Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Hey! You found the blueprints to my basement!

er, i mean........ good picture!
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh you have a gem mine in your basement! Quick grab your pick axe we're gonna be rich.
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PeopleCanHear Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Lol minecraft IRL
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manda-j-panda Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Crazy! I love all the little details!!
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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HolyCross9 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
This remind me of Lotte Reiniger.
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is amazing! I can only wish to as good as Lotte.
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stolide Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Awesome image! It's like a fantastical ant-farm.

I think Dwarf Fortress ([link]) needs a mention here...
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha ant farm, I thought that too when I was drawing it.
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LadyDracos Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very cool concept.
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NightrapeMoonPLZ Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Dwarf Fortress, anyone?
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:iconstarryeyed-nz:
starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
That is awesome. I love the dragon cave and the rabbit den. :thumbsup::aww:
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Writer
:aww:
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