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Lior Sinai  Origami artist from South Africa studying in the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ All folding and photography by me; credit is given to the designers

This humble dragon is the first of Satoshi Kamiya's legendary 3 part Ryujin series. The second and third Ryujin are two of the most impressive, most complex and most taxing to fold origami models ever designed - look them up! I aim to fold them one day, but for now they are beyond my skill level.

This dragon already displays many of the distinctive features that Kamiya would utilise to make the other two. It however has a "normal" symmetric base, unlike the latter Ryujins' highly unconventional assymetric bases.

Ryujin 1.2 by Satoshi Kamiya, folded by me
Square, 60gsm paper
Folded from CP #origami #origamiart #dragon #satoshikamiya

Here's another dog in celebration of the Chinese new year of the dog ๐Ÿ•
Finnish Lapphund by Seth Friedman
Square, sketch paper + tissue paper
Instructions on Friedman's YouTube channel #origami #origamiart #dog #finnishlapphund

Happy year of the Dog ๐Ÿถ this is in honour of my own spaniel who turned 12 on Thursday :) Golden Retriever by Chad Killeen, folded by me
Equilateral triangle, coloured paper 80gsm
CP on Killeen's Flickr (alias Blue Paper) #origami #origamiart #dog #goldenretriever #yearofthedog

Wizard (mask 243) by @jacksons_origami, folded by me

My last post was an extremely mathematical piece of origami; this couldn't be more different. This type of origami is more about sculpture and feel, and is not defined by very precise folds. But this can make it difficult to replicate - have a look at Jackson's page (and all those masks!) to see how different his original is to mine.
Thank you to Fynn Jackson for sharing the CP with me and for your advice with this ๐Ÿ˜Š

Rectangle, watercolor paper 160gsm
CP on Jackson's Instagram @jacksons_origami
#origami #origamiart #wizard #sculpture

Origami maths part 2) this crab's base (create pattern) is made from an assymetric version of the simpler crab I posted earlier, and therefore it also uses a 13x13 grid.

Fiddler crab by Robert Lang, folded by me
Square, coloured Kraft paper
CP on Robert Lang's website. The Flickr page of - F R O Y - also was invaluable for help with the final waterbomb, which isn't shown on the crease pattern.
#origami #origamiart #fiddlercrab #crab #maths #geometry

Origami maths part 1) a model can be correctly proportioned by dividing the initial square into rational fractions e.g. by reserving 2/7 of a paper for a head, the head will be the correct size after folding. Or as shown here, an extra column can be added to a 12x12 grid to give a crab body some width, resulting in a 13x13 grid.

This creates the problem, how can one divide a paper into any given rational fraction? This can be accomplished with approximations and a ruler, but a more pure method is to use folds to construct the fraction. Two techniques for doing just that are shown here: diagonal division (pictures 2,3) and Haga's technique (picture 4). If you want to learn more about the mathematics and more techniques, see the article Origami Constructions by Robert Lang ( Crab by Robert Lang, folded by me
Rectangle 13:8, Kraft paper
CP drawn by me, not all centre folds are shown #origami #origamiart #crab #maths #geometry

I think this is a great model to try Crease Pattern folding :) just be aware there is a lot of shaping to be done after folding the base.

Tyrannosaurus Rex by Ares Alanya, folded by me
Square, scrap paper + tissue paper
CP from Ares Alanya's Flickr page

Bat by Yoo Tae-yong, folded by me
Square, biotope
Diagrams in Raison d'รจtre - this is a nice ebook by South Korean artists with 6 models. Highly recommended

This is the first model I'm featuring on Instagram that I've folded from its crease pattern (CP) alone. I'm so proud of this that I've even included a picture of the CP here ๐Ÿ˜„

Crease pattern: the pattern on the paper after unfolding the final artwork. It is essentially a condensed complete set of instructions for folding an origami piece. It is much more challenging than step-by-step diagrams but there are 2 main advantages of folding from a CP:
1) understanding the CP is essential to understanding the design process behind the model and designing your own models in turn
2) since it is much simpler to draw and share one CP than say a 100 step diagram, there are many more CPs than diagrams available freely on the internet

Elephant by Tetsuya Gotani, folded by me
Square, tissue paper + sketch pad paper
CP from Tetsuya Gotani's Flickr page #origami #origamiart #elephant #creasepattern #geometry

Another tissue foil experiment, again of a dragon I have posted before.

Dragon by Zhangyifan, folded by me
Square, tissue paper + foil
Diagrams in Chinese New Year Origami 2017, available freely at #orogami #origamiart #hobby #dragon

I have been experimenting with tissue foil; compare this with an earlier post where I made this out of 80gsm coloured paper.

Tri-Horned Dragon by Chuya Miyamoto, folded by me
Square, tissue paper + foil
Diagrams in The Beauty of Origami by Yamaguchi Makoto #origami #origamiart #dragon

Archaeopteryx by @sakusaku858, folded by me
Square, tissue paper + foil
Instructions on Saku's YouTube channel #origami #origamiart #hobby #archaeopteryx #dinosaur

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