Crease Pattern Challenge 034

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Masashi Tanaka’s Tanaka Butterfly is Challenge 34 (in Issue 89. I forgot to mention before that “Treehoppers” was in Issue 88, “Gabriel” was 86, and Issue 87 didn’t include a crease pattern). He also had Challenge 18’s crane variations. He seems to be a big fan of similar variations because he also has four butterfly crease pattern variations. I also like variations a lot. Butterflies, not so much, so I’m just doing the main one.

OTMCP_034 - TANAKA BUTTERFLY - TANAKA (1) OTMCP_034 - TANAKA BUTTERFLY - TANAKA (2)

It’s been awhile. Apparently, I drew in the pattern in yellow on orange paper. I didn’t add water and let dry to help the shaping, which the head (antennae), legs, and lower body could use. Although they should be shaped to be closer together, the lower body has ridges along it.

OTMCP_034 - TANAKA BUTTERFLY - TANAKA (3) OTMCP_034 - TANAKA BUTTERFLY - TANAKA (4)

I do like the model, but there is a lot of shaping required to get it to look like Tanaka’s Butterfly shown with the crease pattern. Nobody’s asked me for this model, and I’m not personally interested in butterflies much. I’d also probably keep the face the same, because I like the cute simplistic style over the realistic one.

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