deviantART user orscobrusco specializes in origami. He's put pictures of impressive pieces in his gallery, such as this cobra. It was made from a single sheet of paper with no cuts or glue. Here's his description run through Google Translator:
Original model of the undersigned, created in '98.
This in particular is made of paper "elephant skin" patterned wet-folding, sheet starting about two meters long. The paper has been applied to the wounded colored with a dark wood stain and ink.
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