Cyclomatus Metallifer

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Shown here is the Cyclomatus metallifer made by Robert J. Lang. His models are very intricate, manipulating the paper, and turning it into realistic origami sculptures. This origami likes bugs, or any insect. He also folds animals, but he mostly does insects. I have attempted to fold his models, but I can’t work out the shaping. In my next post i can show you a simple design made by Robert J. Lang.

Hydrangea

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Shown above my version of the Hydrangea Tessellation by Shuzo Fujimoto. This model is treated as a tessellation because it repeats its pattern over and over, and can be folded and repeated no matter how big of a paper your have. The model is made from a square sheet of paper without any glue or cuts. As you can see, if it is held up to a light using thin paper, it will show a nice effect. A smaller piece of paper will give less of pattern, but otherwise it will look great!

 

Tessellations

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Shown here is the Five and Four Tessellation by Eric Gjerde. A tessellation in origami is in simple terms paper geometry, varying from patterns and three-dimensional images but they are mostly flat. Some tessellations can be held up to a light and show a nice shadow, such as this one above. I will show a tessellation of my own in my next blog post. Tessellations are often fun to fold and require a lot of time and patience, as most origami does. Tessellations normally divide the paper into sections, making a grid.

The Ancient Dragon

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Today I will showcasing the Ancient Dragon by Satoshi Kamiya. This model requires a lot of experience in origami likewise a huge amount of time. Time meaning seven to ten hours to fold this model. I have folded it two times but the details of the dragon I never got to express as much as Satoshi Kamiya did, because he is the original creator of the origami model. Although it doesn’t look like it, this model is made from one square sheet of paper with no glue or cuts. This makes the origami model very complex. This is one of the final stepping stones of origami, before you try to create your own models.

My Fiery Dragon

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As promised here is my version of the Fiery Dragon by Kade Chan. This model took me about fifty minutes to fold. I folded this model using tissue foil. Tissue paper is two pieces of tissue paper that “sandwhich” a piece of tissue foil. It is used for many complex origami models and models that require a lot of shaping and details, due to the foils unique properties of bending. You may notice that my model looks very different from Kade Chan’s original model. I shaped it more and made it look three-dimensional, as well as curving the tale. As with most of the origami models I fold, They are made with one square sheet of paper, using no cuts or glue.

The Fiery Dragon

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Shown here is the model I have fold over 300 times, whether it was to give as a gift, for a birthday party, for selling, or when I was bored; the Fiery Dragon, by Kade Chan. The Fiery Dragon I started folding when I was 8 years old, and I never tried complex origami at the time, and this one was a new creation. I continued to fold it,(Origami takes a lot of patience.) and I eventually got to perfect the dragon and all of its vibrant details. Folding the Fiery Dragon will cost you a lot of time. It will take you hours until you’ve gotten used to it, thirty minutes. It might surprise you that this dragon is made from only one square sheet of paper, no cuts or glue. The model is the reason I got into complex origami, and this model is now easier then other origami models I am creating now. I probably can showcase my version of this model in at least a week or so, given that I have time to fold it.

Introduction

Hello people of the world, welcome to my blog post, Origami. What is origami? It is a japanese form of art using paper-folding to create a certain object. Below is a design made by Hoang Tien Quyet. Origami designs get very intericate as days pass, and Quyet just keeps it beautiful and simple in his work.(I’m not saying that intricate origami designs aren’t beautiful, I’m just saying that Hoang Tien Quyet’s work is beautiful.) In my posts, I will demonstrate my work, and showcase other origami artist’s work as well. So stay tuned for my next post.

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Image folded by origami artist Hoang Tien Quyet.(2014)