This giraffe isn’t too big, but he turned out to be very difficult to construct. The problem is that because he is small, the spots are very intricate. It becomes very difficult to fill in the spots when there isn’t much room to work with.
In order to do a project like this you will need to make the grid pattern for the body with very close grid lines or you won’t have anything to connect the spots to. On top of the grid pattern are the white outlines for the spots and then the brown was filled in as the last step.
A medium sized pipe cleaner animal like this can present some difficulties that you won’t find in a larger animal, though as the size increases, the time required increases exponentially, not linearly.