Friday, October 31, 2014

Origami Creations - Halloween Special Gaikotsu

For the Halloween 2014, I decided to fold a skeleton complete with the skull and the whole body.  I have chosen to do the Gaikotsu model of japanese origamist Hojyo Takashi.  (Gaikotsu is the japanese word to mean skeleton in engish).

Look ... 

Yes, it is not the scary one but the cute and funny one.  It's actually a three (3) piece unit - head, top and lower body parts.

Enjoyed every bit of the folding ... I hope you liked the finished piece to!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Origami Creations: Checkered Cube

Another multi-color cube model is the Check (Checkered) by the japanese origamist Fumiaki Shingu.

Cool colorful model

Quite attracted to this model too but would prefer to glue the free flaps to the paper so that the checkered shape can be clearly seen.  

You may find the diagram for this model here.

I've also done the 3 unit piece for this to make a Checkered Dipyramid as shown below:

Awesome for a 3 Unit model
Cool huh!  Diagram for this can be found here.

Have a nice day!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Origami Creatioins - Cube Octahedron

Another interesting geometrical shape called the Octahedron by the famous japanese origamist Toshikazu Kawasaki (the same person who designed the Kawasaki rose) will be the next model that I decided to fold.

It also uses 6 units and is practically a cube with the corners cut off.  Thus resulting to a total of 8 triangular plane face emerging from this geometric figure.

Cool and sturdy model
Quite impressed by its shaping but beware of the challenge in assembling the model with its last piece.  Try and be amazed :-).

Here is the video tutorial for this model.


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Origami Creations - Multi-color Stripe Cubes

Another awesome cube I found in the web is the Multi-color cube (Cubo Multi-cor) by Rita Foelker and the Line Cube by Fumiaki Shingu.

Again, its a model which I cannot be bored looking at especially when you used 6 different colored square kami to make it.  As usual, this model does not require cutting or gluing.

A gem of a beauty
What do you think?  

I believe you are getting excited to make this too so I am enclosing the link of the diagram here.  For Mr. Shingu's model, the diagram is here.


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Origami Creations - Basic Sonobe Cube

In the origami world of modulars, one can not avoid to encounter the so called "Sonobe unit" which is used to make other geometrical shapes and forms.  the unit was designed by Mr. Sonobe Mitsunobu.

Here is my sonobe cube using 6 units, not cuts and no gluing.

Simple and Sturdy Cube

It's a very simple yet beautiful piece and you can experiment with colors for a livelier look. 

Details of the diagram is found here.  And I am posting it below for everyone's convenience.

The unit:

Step One:
Step Two:
Step Three:
Step Four:
Step Five:
Steps Six and Seven:
The completed Unit:

The assembly:

Also, below is a video tutorial for your enjoyment.

Have a nice day.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Origami Creations - Cube Journey: The Pinwheel

This is the first of a series of lovely cubes which I found in Origami from my web searches.

Here is the "Pinwheel cube" by the famous japanese origamist Tomoko Fuse.  To me, she is a legend in origami modulars and a very nice lady too. 

Quite an attractive beauty - Can't keep my eyes off of you <3.

Below is the video tutorial for you enjoyment.

Have a great week!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Origami Creations - Kusudama Taj Mahal

I came upon an impressive kusudama called the Taj Mahal by Valentina Minayeva.  At first glance it looks like a soccer ball but when you look closely, you can see its beautiful criss-cross starry design.

Here is my fold.  

Looks like a cool soccer ball
It uses 30 units but really worth the folding!  On the assembly, my tip is to tape every 5 units joined on the inside of the ball to hold the form.  For the last 3 units, use utmost patience to complete it.   The diagram link is here.  And the youtube video is linked below.

Enjoy and have a wonderful week!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Origami Creations - Modular Cubes

I have been so enamored with modular cubes lately ... the ones with the lesser number of units.  I have seen 1, 2, 3 and 4 but the ones with a variety of designs are the 6 unit cubes.  The 12 unit designs is even more awesome but I wouldn't want to fold so much paper for a cube, unless it is really temptingly beautiful.

Here is what I have done so far using 7.5 cm square kami paper.  It saves me a lot of paper to produce cuteness.

Modular cubes from the Simple to Amazing
Like my fondness for origami dogs ... now I will do a series of modular cubes for all.

Have a great weekend!

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