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894: (344/365) Baby Harp Seal

Posted by wonko on December 10, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal, seasonal |

Sad but true, baby harp seals up until fairly recently were hunted for their pelts – the fashion industry could not get enough of them: While seal hunting still continues today for food, oil and pelts, the clubbing of baby harp seals has largely been banned.

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893: (343/365) Teddy

Posted by wonko on December 9, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, mammal |

It has been said that “you are never alone with a rubber duck” – equally true with a teddy bear I suspect: I must experiment with the posture. designed for bi-colour paper, you cannot see the colour changes for eyes and the rest with this fold, but the arms and legs are charming, cutie ears […]

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884: (334/365) Pegasus

Posted by wonko on December 3, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

In my list of “models to try someday” was this model designed by Takashi Hojyo: A complex management of points, this lovely rendition of a Pegasus has much to love. The wings, legs and general morphology are very pleasing to the eye but not easy to achieve as a fold.

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875: (325/365) Cat in Box

Posted by wonko on November 26, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

It is a well known fact, in households that own a cat, that when there is a box, your cat will, at some time, be in that box: It has taken me a while to get around to perfecting this fold – it is designed for a larger sheet but I managed to achieve it […]

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874: (324/365) Fifteen Degree Cat

Posted by wonko on November 20, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

There are many strategies when designing an origami figure – many of them originate in a number of degrees as the main division: This cat is based on angles of mainly 15 degrees, different to 22.5 degrees that is usual from bisecting right angles twice.

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873: (323/365) Elephant Trophies

Posted by wonko on November 19, 2017 in 365-2017, blarg, boxes, mammal |

When an orange clown decides that rich stupid people should be allowed to hunt wild animals for fun, hack bits of them off and use them as trophies it makes me cross: When that same “ass hat” orange clown then tweets that he might change an existing law to allow this banned activity to happen […]

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871: (321/365) Little Pig

Posted by wonko on November 18, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

Always on the lookout for a cute model, I saw this design shared freely on Fakebook by it’s creator: This is “Little Pig” by Hung Cuong Nguyen, a lovely rich and complex model that seems to eat paper like … well, like a pig. Lovely round body, beautiful ears and a tail I decided needed […]

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855: (305/365) White Rabbits!

Posted by wonko on November 1, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

As is customary on the first day of a new month, we say “white rabbits!”: This is an old design, and I am not sure i have the shaping quite right yet. Akira Yoshizawa is credited as founding modern Origami and this is one of his designs.

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849: (299/365) Squirrel!

Posted by wonko on October 26, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

It is well known that dogs and middle school – squirrel! – children are easily distracted – Squirrel!: I am reminded of Doug the dog from the movie “UP” every time I see my students trying to focus but being unable to notice everything else around them but what they are asked to notice.

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847: (297/365) Tigger

Posted by wonko on October 24, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

Perusing my copy of Drawing Origami – Tome 2, I noticed a lovely little tiger designed by Oriol Esteve: This teensy weensy tiger is very cute, has resplendent stripes and terrific proportions from paws to tail.

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