This is the second portrait I ever did and it was a present from this past Christmas for a friend of mine who is a huge Frank Sinatra fan. I chose warmer colours to reflect her personality. The entire piece only took two days to complete. Unfortunately I never slept during those two days and worked straight through them to make sure it was done in time for Christmas.
The entire portrait is composed of 1496 pieces of paper folded into a variation of the Sonobe unit. Each piece of paper was 2.5cm square. Each unit interconnects to hold itself and its neighbours in place. Unfortunately due to the size of this portrait the units had to be glued together. The portrait measures 18x55cm. The portrait was sprayed with a lacquer to protect it and I had it framed.