Crease Pattern Challenge 072

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Issue 128’s Challenge (#72) is a Horned Owl by Naoyuki Yada. It’s a pretty stately horned owl, but you’ll have to google it to see that. I’ve struck yet again, making a more cartoonish version than the original. This one sort of looks like it could be in an anime.

OTMCP_072 - HORNED OWL - YADA (103) OTMCP_072 - HORNED OWL - YADA (104)

OTMCP_072 - HORNED OWL - YADA (105) OTMCP_072 - HORNED OWL - YADA (106)

Two things occur to me: most of the details of this are pretty clearly displayed in only a couple of photos, and if I looked at the reference models more when making these, they’d look more like they’re supposed to.

OTMCP_072 - HORNED OWL - YADA (101) OTMCP_072 - HORNED OWL - YADA (102)

For the first, here are some pics with different lightings and some zooms. For the second, it’s probably more artistic to have your own interpretation of a crease pattern. Plus, I like cute models.

OTMCP_072 - HORNED OWL - YADA (107)

 

 

 

Crease Pattern Challenge 071

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

OTMCP_071 - TIGER BEETLE - KANAZAWA (101)

Takashi Kanazawa’s Tiger Beetle is Challenge 71 from Issue 127. This is a fantastic beetle. Mine’s not as good as Kanazawa’s (of course), but I think it looks good. I hope you can see the cute face.

OTMCP_071 - TIGER BEETLE - KANAZAWA (102)

It has bug eyes, thorny mandibles, and antennas!

OTMCP_071 - TIGER BEETLE - KANAZAWA (106) OTMCP_071 - TIGER BEETLE - KANAZAWA (104)

I also used a special paint that shifts shades in light. It’s really subtle. I took a video, but it looks like I can’t post it here. It didn’t really show it that well anyway.

OTMCP_071 - TIGER BEETLE - KANAZAWA (103)

Crease Pattern Challenge 070

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Crease Pattern Challenge #70 in OTM Issue 126 is a Spinosaurus by Fumiaki Kawahata.

OTMCP_070 - SPINOSAURUS - KAWAHATA (103) OTMCP_070 - SPINOSAURUS - KAWAHATA (106)

OTMCP_070 - SPINOSAURUS - KAWAHATA (101) OTMCP_070 - SPINOSAURUS - KAWAHATA (102)

Kawahata ranges from simple, cute models to very complex ones. This one is kind of both. It has toes, eyes, and the spine, but the most complicated thing in the crease pattern is the front toes.

OTMCP_070 - SPINOSAURUS - KAWAHATA (109) OTMCP_070 - SPINOSAURUS - KAWAHATA (110)

OTMCP_070 - SPINOSAURUS - KAWAHATA (108)

OTMCP_070 - SPINOSAURUS - KAWAHATA (107) OTMCP_070 - SPINOSAURUS - KAWAHATA (112)

The spine in particular has large unfolded sections, which end up making it look really good. The complexity is more in finding the lines on the spine.

OTMCP_070 - SPINOSAURUS - KAWAHATA (104)

Crease Pattern Challenge 069

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Challenge 69 in Issue 125 is Hitoshi Kakami ‘s Leafy Sea Dragon. Kakami also has the website Calico’s Origami Aquarium, which I think I’ve mentioned before. He has a lot of great origami pokemon there. He also did the Coelacanth Crease Pattern Challenge.

OTMCP_069 - LEAFY SEA DRAGON - KAKAMI (102)

This was interesting to fold. On my first run at it, I kept mixing up reference folds/points with folds/points I used to find them.

OTMCP_069 - LEAFY SEA DRAGON - KAKAMI (104) OTMCP_069 - LEAFY SEA DRAGON - KAKAMI (105)

The thing is, in spite of what they tell you, many origami models will work out fine using really close points that aren’t exact. You may get some edges you’ll need to adjust, but it’s typically not a big problem.

OTMCP_069 - LEAFY SEA DRAGON - KAKAMI (101) OTMCP_069 - LEAFY SEA DRAGON - KAKAMI (103)

This model is very exact. It’s hard to explain, but each fold’s angles strongly depend on the ones around it. This usually happens in smaller regions that can be shifted slightly around. In this one, basically any shifted line changes the whole thing drastically. It’s really neat.

OTMCP_069 - LEAFY SEA DRAGON - KAKAMI (106)

Crease Pattern Challenge 067

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

This is an odd one. Challenge #67 is a Steam Automobile by Morisue Kei. The crease pattern gives this:

OTMCP_067 - STEAM AUTOMOBILE - MORISUE (102) OTMCP_067 - STEAM AUTOMOBILE - MORISUE (103)

And that’s as far as I went. This isn’t one of those I get annoyed at where it’s only made difficult because it’s in crease pattern. It seems like a crease pattern was the way to go, at least initially. This one needs something more to get it from the crease pattern to the finished model. Many of the lines in the finished model (like exactly where the wheels sink, the vertical and horizontal seat line locations, etc.) are not in the crease pattern and must be guessed at, meaning it’s not very consistent. It’s a good crease pattern (any more info would be a mess), but it needs something like additional diagrams to finish it.

Crease Pattern Challenge 066

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Challenge #66 is Takashi Kanazawa’s Bambiraptor. Dinosaur origami is great, and this one has feathers to be more historically accurate. It’s a really good one; kind of reminds me of some of Satoshi Kamiya’s dinosaurs.

OTMCP_066 - BAMBIRAPTOR - KANAZAWA (101) OTMCP_066 - BAMBIRAPTOR - KANAZAWA (102)

OTMCP_066 - BAMBIRAPTOR - KANAZAWA (104) OTMCP_066 - BAMBIRAPTOR - KANAZAWA (106)

I had trouble getting pictures of this one right and later lost the first model. The first shot of the new one was odd too.

OTMCP_066 - BAMBIRAPTOR - KANAZAWA (114) OTMCP_066 - BAMBIRAPTOR - KANAZAWA (115)

I used a wire to hold him up. Also, apparently people use methyl cellulose (used in bookbinding) to stiffen origami, and I tried that for the first time with this one.

OTMCP_066 - BAMBIRAPTOR - KANAZAWA (117) OTMCP_066 - BAMBIRAPTOR - KANAZAWA (118)

OTMCP_066 - BAMBIRAPTOR - KANAZAWA (116) OTMCP_066 - BAMBIRAPTOR - KANAZAWA (112)

Crease Pattern Challenge 065

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Crease Pattern Challenge #65 in Origami Tanteidan Magazine Issue 121 is Naoki Takeda’s Tengu. This is probably my favourite Crease Pattern Challenge, at least so far. It’s sort of complex, but I’ve made it a few times.

OTMCP_065 - TENGU - TAKEDA (105) OTMCP_065 - TENGU - TAKEDA (101)

Tengu are Japanese monster-demon-things that range from goblins to bird men (frequently crows). Probably the most common version is a man with a long nose (or even beak) with wings, like this one. But this model has a whole kimono, as well as fans, tengu geta, bushy eyebrows, and a beard.

OTMCP_065 - TENGU - TAKEDA (108) OTMCP_065 - TENGU - TAKEDA (104)

OTMCP_065 - TENGU - TAKEDA (106) OTMCP_065 - TENGU - TAKEDA (107)

There are a few things different in mine than the final model shown in Tanteidan. The head looks a bit different and the fans are squished and spread a bit earlier to give the impression of hands. These I don’t know if I could get to look that good with the size of paper I used. The end model has pleating in the wings. I guess I just like how the wings look without the pleats. Another thing I’m not sure about why are the flaps at the sides of the kimono. I’m not sure if I’m messing something up or like it that way when I make them.

OTMCP_065 - TENGU - TAKEDA (109) OTMCP_065 - TENGU - TAKEDA (111)

Anyway, it’s an absolutely amazing model.

OTMCP_065 - TENGU - TAKEDA (103)

Crease Pattern Challenge 064

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Challenge #64 is Jason Ku’s Bicycle v1.8. I feel like this is one of those more academic models, showing techniques for making wheels and bars that you might not think would be possible from a square of paper.

OTMCP_064 - BICYCLE V1-8 - KU (103) OTMCP_064 - BICYCLE V1-8 - KU (102)

The bars that form a “V” lightly lock in to the lower horizontal bar, but they keep coming loose in mine. The most prominent feature is the wheels, but it has a seat, handlebars, pedals, and a kickstand.

OTMCP_064 - BICYCLE V1-8 - KU (106) OTMCP_064 - BICYCLE V1-8 - KU (109)

OTMCP_064 - BICYCLE V1-8 - KU (110) OTMCP_064 - BICYCLE V1-8 - KU (101)

I don’t really find a bicycle an “exciting” origami model, but it’s really fascinating that it can be made from a flat square without cutting it.

Crease Pattern Challenge 063

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Tanteidan’s Crease Pattern Challenge #63 is Hoang Tien Quyet’s Fox. It’s a very stylized model with a crease pattern that isn’t as simple as it looks. It’s very elegant, and it’s one of these models I’ve made a few times before. This time, I found some of the older ones.

OTMCP_063 - FOX - QUYET (106) OTMCP_063 - FOX - QUYET (102)

OTMCP_063 - FOX - QUYET (108) OTMCP_063 - FOX - QUYET (109)

Here are three foxes, with one out of store origami paper. They all ended up with different faces.

OTMCP_063 - FOX - QUYET (110) OTMCP_063 - FOX - QUYET (111)

OTMCP_063 - FOX - QUYET (112) OTMCP_063 - FOX - QUYET (116)

I should probably look into wet folding techniques (I use water sometimes, but it’s not the same), because these would look even better with more developed curves. The sharpness in these ones looks pretty good to tho.

OTMCP_063 - FOX - QUYET (105)