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724: (174/365) School Holidays!

Posted by wonko on June 23, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid |

After a brutally busy term, it is time to recharge, dance a little, be thankful for the good things that surround you: This is Jeremy Shafer’s “The Dancers” – a charming little pleating exercise that takes a square (in this case a 15cm Japanese foil square) and, via a clever set of collapses, isolates 2 […]

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719: (169/365) Jason Ku’s Duck

Posted by wonko on June 18, 2017 in 365-2017, bird |

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, it probably is a duck: This is an intense little model that eats paper like few others. The body is heavy and shaping I found difficult because of the many layers.

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718: (168/365) Nosy Cat

Posted by wonko on June 17, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, mammal |

Pressed for time, I folded a model I had meant to fold a month ago: This is Oriol Esteve’s “Nosy Cat” – a lovely little cat that in my first fold looks more like a kitten.

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717: (167/365) Michael LaFosse’s Le Papillon de Nuit

Posted by wonko on June 16, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Le Papillon de Nuit translates, roughly as “The Night Butterfly” – a charming fold with a lovely detailed abdomen: Unlike the other La Fosse butterflies, this one works and then re-works layers on the wings, making the finished model smaller but unique in shape.

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716: (166/365) Michael LaFosse’s Mudarri Luna Moth

Posted by wonko on June 15, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Catching up, finally, and continuing exploration of the form, this is a luna moth: apparently the main difference between a moth and a butterfly is that moths typically do not have winds that meet above the body – I may have just made that up: I like the slight “swallowtail” formation here – lots of […]

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715: (165/365) Michael LaFosse’s Butterfly for Russell Cashdollar

Posted by wonko on June 15, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Yes, I know, it is a day late, but i have been busy marking, so, yeah: This is another Michael LaFosse butterfly – more fancy than most with the pleaty zig zags adding decorative touches.

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714: (164/365) Michael LaFosse’s Butterfly for Tony Cheng

Posted by wonko on June 13, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Continuing my exploration of the butterfly form, where better to look than a lovely papillon from Michael LaFosse’s “Butterflies” bible: This lovely little flapper again uses bicolour paper cleverly, has a nice efficiency of final model size for starting paper size and was fun to fold.

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713: (163/365) Roman Diaz’s Goat

Posted by wonko on June 12, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, mammal |

Scrumbling through my “must fold list” I came across a curious hand-drawn diagram set from Spain and decided to give it a whirl: After much torturing (I started with a 35cm square) the result is a rather lovely goat. I think this is my favourite farmyard animal so far – lovely proportions, fantastic modelling potential.

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712: (162/365) Hojyo Takashi’s Dragon

Posted by wonko on June 11, 2017 in 365-2017, dinosaur, fantasy |

Dragons are an origami staple (although using staples is cheating!): I am always on the lookout for a nice design and Hojyo Takashi’s Dragon is no exception.

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711: (161/365) Rikki Donachie’s Butterfly

Posted by wonko on June 10, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Cruising teh interwebs for today’s fold, a butterfly design was shared on the Sydney Origami Society’s Fakebook feed: This is Rikki Donachie’s Butterfly, a lovely simple but effective butterfly design.

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