The Wishing Crane

Ok…I thought of doing a crane today because of emjayzed‘s suggestion of trying to make an origami paper crane on my yesterday’s post. And you can guess, I made it before making my today’s art.

Since there are no cranes living around my area, I searched the net for a nice picture of crane. I based my artwork from this flickr photo of a crane captured by Donna Sutton. Ok, I know it doesn’t look the same Β and my crane looks a bit stretched upward. But anyways please be kind enough to disregard that. Haha. >,< Plus, I don’t know much about copyrights so, is it ok to draw somebody else’s photo for blogging or study purposes? I would love to be enlightened on that matter.

Soooo….here’s my first origami crane… taa daa… LOL

There it goes, sitting on the top of my 30 minute art journal. And yeah I made it big so that it’s easier to fold. It doesn’t look all to perfect but I guess it’s not bad. Hehe. (how to make a paper crane)

According to some stories in Japan, when you fold a thousand paper cranes, your wish will come true. (read about it) Hmm… how about this? I’ll just make a thousand 30 minute artworks and then probably one of my greatest wish will come true? Haha, it’ll be worth the try don’t you think?

Oh, and check out emjay’s origami cranes too! (click here)

So, here goes my post for today. Hope you like it. Have a great day! πŸ˜€

~ Melonaide

17 thoughts on “The Wishing Crane

  1. Hi Melonaide. I don’t know about the copyrights either, so when I did something similar I asked permission and it was granted. Hope someone knows. Lovely drawing. πŸ™‚


    1. Yeah, i read about it a bit. I thought of asking for permission but it may take days before I can get a decent response (if the person is not regularly online) and if I will wait for that, I won’t be able to post that crane yesterday. So I just placed a link crediting the person who originally took the photo. I wonder if that’s okay? lol


    1. That must be lovely! They can also go make paper crane mobile. I might make a couple of them to hang on my ceiling. It’s kinda hard to fold, and some online tutorials are quite confusing. So, I linked the tutorial that I can actually follow. πŸ˜€


  2. Haha! Funny how inspiration pops up! I love both your cranes πŸ™‚ Now my turn, you’ve inspired me!

    I’m not sure about copyright laws either. I often use Internet pictures to paint from so I will be interested in the answer too.


    1. Yeah, go ahead make one too~ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      I hope crediting them for the picture they took is already fine with them. Hmm…maybe I should contact some photography bloggers so that I can work on their cool photographs. πŸ˜€


  3. some illustrator use sculpture before drawing and you use
    cool πŸ˜‰
    I love origami, unfortunately I can’t make it without seeing the folding instruction πŸ˜€


  4. I love them both! I find origami hard to do, but yours is perfect in my eyes.
    Many photographers, blogging ones anyway, will let you use photographs if you ask them. If you use a photograph from the web, if you change parts of it then you don’t violate copyright laws. For instance, if you see two pictures of cranes that you like and use elements from both in your design, then you aren’t violating a copyright.


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