Crease Pattern Challenge 008

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

OTMCP_008 - RABBIT - KOMATSU (1) OTMCP_008 - RABBIT - KOMATSU (3)

Hideo Komatsu’s Rabbit is Tanteidan’s 8th Crease Pattern Challenge. It looks pretty simple, but there is a little puzzling out to get it to work. Some of the later Crease Pattern Challenges are clearly easier to fold through the crease pattern than diagrams, but the majority of these earlier ones could go either way. I like this one quite a bit, because it’s a good challenge but not so convoluted that it would be better served by diagramming.

OTMCP_008 - RABBIT - KOMATSU (4) OTMCP_008 - RABBIT - KOMATSU (2) OTMCP_008 - RABBIT - KOMATSU (5)

Like Seiji Nishikawa, Hideo Komatsu has an incredible number of models and an origamihouse book, Works of Hideo Komatsu. The following models are included in that book, as well as in several other publications.

KOMATSU - FOX (2) KOMATSU - FOX (3) KOMATSU - FOX (1)

I love the shape of this Fox but couldn’t decide on a color. It doesn’t take too long to make, so I did one in brown and one in tan. I wonder which looks better.

KOMATSU - SQUIRREL (1) KOMATSU - SQUIRREL (2) KOMATSU - SQUIRREL (3)

So, I didn’t match the color on the squirrel the same way. The tail has so much “pop”, I went with bright red. It also has white on its chest between his arms.

KOMATSU - MACAQUE (2) KOMATSU - MACAQUE (3) KOMATSU - MACAQUE (4) KOMATSU - MACAQUE (5)

I went a little overboard on Komatsu models for this one. His Japanese Macaque is excellent, with a red face and butt created by the paper being red on one side and grey on the other.

KOMATSU - TIGER (1) KOMATSU - TIGER (2)

The final model this week is Komatsu’s Tiger. This is one of his best models, and one of the best origami tigers designed. The face alone would merit this, but the stripes are incredible. Like the Macaque, the Tiger’s color change is created with dual colored paper: black on one side and orange on the other.

KOMATSU - TIGER (5) KOMATSU - TIGER (3)

I had some trouble on the orange color, but this one takes a bit of time to make. The color’s growing on me though.

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