I tried my hand at Gen Hagiwara’s Labrador retriever crease pattern. If you want to try your hand at it, the crease pattern may be found here.
Folded from 9” square of gold tissue foil. Instead of shaping a Labrador Retriever however, I figured why not try a different dog breed and tried to recreate the Shiba Inu.
Some more Monster Hunter origami! Here are a couple quadrapedal wyverns, both folded from the same base. Crease pattern included.
Nargacuga: Folded from a 15” square of black unryu. I’m very happy with how it came out.
Tigrex: Folded from 12” square of yellow Tant. It was almost too thick for the job, but it turned out decently nonetheless.
I folded some brute wyverns from the Monster Hunter series! Presenting the Brachydios and Baroth. Both from the same crease pattern and from single sheets of 12” squares.
Designed and Folded by me.
Not from a single sheet of paper.
At first, I would hope to think (given how many hours of designing and refolding I put into this), that most people would regard this as a cool model. But upon closer inspection, I think most origami designers would think, “wow, that must’ve been really boring to fold and design”. And it’s true—most of the designing and folding process of this model isn’t particularly unique or complicated. I personally believe that one of the key ingredients to a “great” origami design is the fun and clever folding process itself, and unfortunately, this model in my opinion does not have those elements.
The most complicated part of designing were the proportions. Having played violin for god-knows-how-long, I’m sensitive to the slight imperfections in the ratios between neck and the full fingerboard, the size of the scroll box to the scroll, etc. Even now, I can’t help but think about the flaws in this model. But when designing the works that have survived thousands or millions of years, for example, the “Beauchene Skull” and “Brain”, I can only help but to appreciate simply the complexity of design in nature. Like no skull, brain, or violin is the same as another, perhaps, it’s just perfect in its own right. And when you view the world with what art or design teaches you, the world just seems so much more beautiful.
You don’t see too many multi-piece, non-kusudama pieces in origami. Check out those details.
Apparently this blog turned 2 today. Who knew? Hopefully I have some cool posts coming up over the next few months!
Designed and folded from one sheet of 16” square uncut Kozo
It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded a project! I decided to design a pokemon this time around and went with Absol. Since the limbs all seem to thicken near the ends, I went with a box-pleat approach built on a 24x24 grid. As a quadrapedal creature, the base was straightforward enough to fold, but the detailing itself ended up being somewhat complicated. Since the head is asymmetrical, I ended up rearranging and swiveling layers so much that I’m not sure if I could recreate this exact look if I were to fold this model again! All in all, this guy took about 5 hours to finish, and MC was applied to hold the details.
Here’s a purple pretzel. Why? I know a guy who really likes Twilight Sparkle and pretzels.
Fun fact: this pretzel is vegan.
The East Bay Origami Convention
Just a shout out for a small (but growing) origami convention that’s happening the weekend of November 16-17 on the west coast. If any of you are interested in origami and live in the bay area, I highly recommend going. This event gives the convention experience for a fraction of the usual cost. There will be a welcome package with papers, models on display, and origami workshops throughout the day. I’ll be teaching a model at this event (most likely Saturday); it should be fun!
Convention page here!
Edit: Well that was a busy weekend! Got to meet some origamists I recognized from the internet.