Sunday, November 30, 2014

Origami Creations - Beautiful Ryukin Goldfish

One of my favorite asian origami designer is Master Ronald Koh.  He has created a lot of famous designs but what impressed me most are his goldfish models.  

To learn more about Mr. Koh as well as his creations, click here.

Below is his Ryukin Goldfish that I have folded recently.

Perfectly shaped
I encountered some difficulty during the folding as the model paid a lot of attention to details on the shaping (from its eyes to the tail fins) to mimic the real thing.  Nevertheless, the resulting piece is a great joy to behold!

Hope you liked it too and have a great week ahead!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Origami Creations - Andreas Rose Tessellation

I find immense beauty in symmetry ... this is why I love JC Nolan's Andreas Rose.  

It is a little bit tricky to fold but when you get the hang of it, all would be smooth sailing.  Best of all, it makes an impressive gift!

Lovely Rose

Diagrams are available here and I have posted the video tutorial below:

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Origami Creations - Silence of the Lambs

Next year will be the Chinese New Year of the goat/sheep (羊年) and it reminds me of my favourite movie - silence of the lamb - a really awesome scary thriller of a movie.

Thinking about it, I was inspired to search for origami sheeps to fold and stumbled upon this model by Atsunori Muraki.

Cute and cool shaping

Aside from its lovely appearance, I enjoyed its unique proportions too.  It got me also excited to make my own origami sheep.  

Hmmm ... that will be a cool challenge to welcome  the coming chinese new year!

Have a nice day!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Origami Creations - World Origami Days 2014

I have supported the World Origami Days (WOD) celebration for 2014.  This is the time of year from October 24 to November 11 that we get to have the chance to spread the joy of paperfolding worldwide. 

For a brief of history ... October 24 is actually the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1192), founder of the first origami group in America.  She was also one of the founders of the British Origami Society and Origami USA.  While November 11 is Origami Day in Japan where the paper crane has become a symbol of peace.  Thus, it has been agreed to have the 2 1/2 weeks of celebration.

For this year, I have folded and posted the following in the WOD FB page of the Japan Origami Academic Society (JOAS).  A fun way to promote my origamist friends as well as my favorite origami models.


Following two (2) folds I have prepared but missed to post before the deadline.  I loved them too so I am posting it here.

Have a nice day!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Origami Creations - Lovely Symmetrical Flowers

I just found a cool origami flower through one of my instagram (IG) friends.  This is called Fiore II designed by Riccardo Colletto.

Its shaping is unique while its symmetry is impressive.  I just have to fold one for my collection.

Here it is:

Front view

Back view

Diagrams are available for free here.

Enjoy and hope to see you try this model. 

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Origami Creations - Dog Delights

I saw this cute doggie origami by Fuchimoto Muneji.  Again, I couldn't resist to look for its diagram and fold it to add to my doggie fold collection.

The model can be found in his book Origami Pet Park.  Here is his Dachsund piece.

Cute Dachsund
It is a wonderful fold and quite a whimsical piece too.  Surprise to find a tutorial in youtube and I am posting it below for your enjoyment.


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Monday, November 10, 2014

Origami Design Publication in AEP Convention Book 2014

Got an early christmas present today ... received wonderful news of having one of my designs published in the AEP Convention book 2014 - XVII Convención Internacional de Papiroflexia de la AEP (Sevilla, 2014).

The model was one of my favorite - 3D Simple Horse Head which I have blogged here.  

Here below is the book.

Front Cover

Back Cover - 3D Simple Horse Head 

What a great feeling!  Do try to fold this enjoyable simple piece too!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Origami Creations: Something with Horns

As the chinese new year of the goat is coming soon, I have been searching for some inspiration to design one.  Fortunately, I was able to encounter Shunichi Ashimura's goat design.

Look at this impressive model.

Lovely proportions and color change

I enjoyed the body shaping and more importantly to have both horns and ears on its head.  This will be a great challenge for me but quite a helpful learning experience to be able to fold this model.

Hope to be able to design one before the big CNY!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Origami Creations - Simple Ant

I have long been postponing to fold lovely origami models from a rectangular paper.  The reason is because I am so attached to the old rule in origami of using a square sheet of paper, no cuts and no gluing.  I am also quite lazy to pick up some scissors and do extra measurements.

Well, lo and behold, I finally succumbed to Rui Roda's simple ant model.

Cute and Adorable
Aside from its cuteness, the delightful and clear diagrams made me decide to make it.  He has freely shared them and is available here.  You may also try to check out Rui's flickr account and be inspired by his skill and talent.

Have a great week! 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Origami Creations - Simple Anime Character

So fortunate to have received a diagram for this cool model by Hans Romano called the Chibi Anime Girl.

Uber Cool
Quite an imposing figure.  It uses the box pleating technique and easy to follow folding sequence to arrive at this amazing model.

I highly recommend for you to follow this guy at his FB account here. 

Hope you like this!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Origami Design - Halloween Bat Comeback

I have seen a lot of activity for Halloween and decided to relive my old bat origami design ...  just like the zombies rising from the dead.

Long Eared Bat & Annabelle
Tada ... with no less than Annabelle the doll to give scary support.  Well, I think it toned the horror part a bit though.

For anyone interested to fold my bat design, diagrams and tutorials can be found here.

Enjoy ...

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