I quite enjoy folding modulars – the way they combine to make a larger form can be fascinating and this module is no exception: This is Dave Mitchell’s “Artefact” module, it can be put together in 2’s and 6’s.
“Help me Obi Wan Kenobie, you’re my only hope’: This is my second attempt at Tadashi Mori’s “Leia”, a fun fold that does so much with a tortured little piece of paper.
I had a small but lovely piece of elephant-dung paper – now this is not as gross as it first sounds, the paper is cleaned fiber retrieved from elephant dung – yeah, ok, it does not sound any less grotty – lovely textured irregular and lumpy paper though it was: I needed a model, Sebastien […]
Now I am aware that a certain “Brent” recently had a birthday, and on that birthday I folded a creepy crawly, so thought it appropriate to counter the scary with “unicorns and rainbows”: This is Roman Diaz’s Unicorn, lovely thing – mane, tail, beautiful ears, splendid horn. Happy Birthday (all be it belated) Michael the […]
You know that feeling when you plan (and see quite clearly in your head) something and then it turns out exactly like you envisaged it? This is one of those moments: I had a model fail on a large sheet of lithography paper and considered binning the resultant crumpled mess, but remembered an origami technique […]
Roman Diaz is one of many talented Spanish origamists and with this model he captures something of the proud noble stallion: there is much to like about this model – apart from it being a nifty use of the fish/camel base, the posture, proportions and attitude evident in the horse are present in this little […]
Now I have gradually come to realise that captive cetaceans must lead a miserable life – dolphins particularly given tehy “see” with sonar, but the Orca is also something that does not belong in captivity: This is Satoshi Kamiya’s Orca, well my go at it – for the most part it worked but there are […]
I have folded a few dinosaurs, some have been simple but this little beauty has a good body shape and a fab head: This is Jun Maekawa’s Triceratops – folded from his book “Genuine Origami”. There is something calming about folding a Maekawa model – Ineeded calming down as I had a model fail today – […]
Always on the lookout for a good COW, I stumbled across this little beauty: This is Jun Maekawa’s Cow, an interesting fold containing many new techniques for me, particularly treatments for flaps you need to multiply (ie. one stickey-outey bit that becomes 3 via some neato crimping and a swivel or two). I like this, […]
A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month: This is Jun Maekawas Rabbit, a lovely 3d head and body and an interesting development – some precision needed in the early stages else it catches up with you later on. This is my LAST first day of the month – woo hoo! […]