January 31, 2013

I recommend a book if you want to fold more difficult origami

I bought this book about 5 years ago.
When I read(correctly tried) this book, I became to be able to fold complex origamis.
If you can fold the origami crane(ori-tsuru) and you want to fold more difficult origami,
I recommend the book.

But if you can't fold the origami crane, I don't recommend. It is early for you.
I introduced how to fold the origami crane in this page.
I bought Japanese version, but English version is published too.
The title is "Genuine Origami".(Japanese name is "本格折り紙(Honkaku origami)")
I posted the link of Amazon.com.
However, I introduced how wonderful the book is below.
In this book, there are 5 parts.
For super beginner, for beginner, for middle, for advanced and extra.
Then, you will progress your origami ability if you fold the work in simple order.

In the part for super beginner, these origamis are introduced.
In these works, sometimes it is too simple to understand what this is when the first.
For example, what is this?
This is giraffe.
You don't look like giraffe? However, you think that "I can fold this because this is simple"?
Yes, it is easy.
If you have folded the all super beginner's works, you should go to next.

Next, the part for beginner.
There are works more realistic than before part.
You can recognize, kabuto, dolphin, monkey, boar, snake, doll and tree.
In this part, basic origami techniques are introduced.

In part for middle, more difficult works and more important skills are introduced.
I folded works of this part many times. I could train origami ability.
They are, horse, sheep, triceratops, dragon,
standing crane, 3 heads crane, rabbit, penguin, mask of tiger(it is not a bear,I have mistake that using brown paper), mask of devil,
cow, frog, present box, squid and papillon.
And the boss of middle area, pyramid.

By the way, the one by one works have the theme through the book.
For example, "realistic", "mathematical", "distinguish origami by using 2 colors" and "3 dimensional".
When looking at carefully, you may recognize they have another characteristic.
This book taught me various origami views.

Before I write about advanced part, I introduce about extra corner.
The book introduce mainly about origami works that made of 1 sheet of square paper.
However, origami is not only that.
Using 2 sheet of papers or using many parts or not using square paper should be called origami too.

In the book, such works are introduced like these.

Tea bag deer

Dolls displayed on the girl's festival day
This doll is not 1 sheet. The body and kimono are set.

Mt.Fuji module
This is called "unit origami". This is framed of 30 sheet of papers.
Not 1 square origami are interesting too, how about you?

At last, for advanced.
This part is the corpus of before.
The quantity of works smaller than middle part.
However, you will take more times than that.
Chinese dragon, flying beetle, devil, chick, tyrannosaurus, turkey and peacock.
I can feel that the book author is particular about Fingers, horns, wings and details.
If you folded these origamis and give to someone, they will be glad.
Me too, my grandmother is very glad!
And I can enjoy origami more and more.
When you have folded the devil, you will love origami.

January 28, 2013

Unexpectedly Brachiosaurus

I created the origami Brachiosaurus.

Brachiosaurus is the one of the famous dinosaur that has a long long neck.
So, I don't explain about that. The detail is published on the Wikipedia(Brachiosaurus)
I didn't think that to explain is bother...

I didn't want to create the origami Brachiosaurus.
I was folding a paper casually.
Unexpectedly, the work was born.

This is easy, so I will make the diagram.

January 26, 2013

Origami Nazugul

Did you go to the movie "Load of the Ring".
Mr.Jason Ku who is an origami artist(his homepage) created a character of the movie.
It is Nazgul.
The diagram is published in Tanteidan Magazine Vol.129. Then, I tried.


Other side.

The size. Paper size is 55cm * 55cm.

"Nazgul" is "nazg" plus "gul".Nazgul is on the black horse.
In this work, gul and horse are on one sheet of paper.
Maybe "gul and horse is" is correct direction.

--- Nazgul ---
The difficulty:*****
Time to fold:3 hours
Paper info:55cm * 55cm (Not cut anywhere)
Reference book:Tanteidan Magazine Vol.129

January 25, 2013

Making an origami course

I am making an origami course on my blog.
More many people enjoy the origami, I want that.
I introduce origami techniques from the simple.

This is the list page.
Origami Course

Today, I added two techniques to the list.
It are "Outside reverse fold" and "Squash fold" and petal fold".

Please try if you feel good.

January 12, 2013

Tiger from "Works of Hideo KOMATSU"

Origami tiger.
Of course, it is 1 sheet of square paper. And it was not used scissors.
This work is the most complex in the book.

I pasted the big yellow paper on the big black paper.
Because, I don't have a paper that the front side is yellow and the reverse side is black.
Such a paper is seldom on sale.
So, I had to make the tiger paper.

The face had become gentle. I wished to fold more stern face.
It look like an uncle.
Next time that if I fold same one, I want to fold a very terrible tiger like god father.

--- Tiger ---
The difficulty:*****
Time to fold:4 hours
Paper info:55cm * 55cm (Not cut anywhere)
Reference book:Works of Hideo KOMATSU

Works from the same book.

January 7, 2013

Lion from "Works of Hideo KOMATSU"

A Happy New Year !

I gave the room a good sweep in the new year.
I have finished it at last.
Then, I allowed me to fold a paper.

I folded an origami lion.

I liked the mane.

In this year, I want to make the origami course on this blog.
I want the origami beginner to fold a paper.
I want the middle level player to fold more complex origami.
And I want to improve my folding skill and English.
I wish make every effort to do it.

--- Lion ---
The difficulty:****
Time to fold:3 hours
Paper info:30cm * 30cm (Not cut anywhere)
Reference book:Works of Hideo KOMATSU

Works from the same book.

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