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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Origami has featured in cinema in many ways. The Blade Runner franchise uses origami figures to accentuate certain story points and the most recent movie features an elderly “Gaff”, in a retirement home, folding a sheep: After some research it seems the model was a tweaked Jun Maekawa model. tweaked because the original has curled […]
I am always on the look out for well designed Kangaroos: Interestingly, the best ones are often designed by people who do not have them around. This delightful 2-part model is designed by Kunihiko Kasahara, from the book “Origami Made Easy”.