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Origami II

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Bored again, so I decided to take another stab at creating some origami flowers.

This time, I improved on the original rose quite a bit, by making each petal a separate piece of paper and impaling them on a tightly rolled paper stick (no glue allowed, of course)

Rose2clipped.jpg

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The smaller one on the left is an upgraded version of the original, where the bud (slightly sun faded) is a single piece of pink paper. The one on the right is the latest attempt, with the blossom made of 7 pieces (Not counting central tube and sepal) The blossom is simply stuck into the top of the stem.

Blossom.jpg

I decided not to pleat the leaves this time, since it takes forever and a day to do that. Thorns are added by making small slits in the rolled stem and folding them out.

Total build time: About 2 hours. (Including a half dozen failures)

It's still rather small - about an inch wide - but I was experimenting with the method. The next version I hope to make full size!

Edit: That picture was WAY bigger than I thought. Made clickable instead...

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Good stuff, now make a Crab.

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Impressive, Smidgey. Make me one of those sweet hopping frogs. ;]

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I have problems drawing a rose, you took it one dimension further.

Now go make a chao

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hoppingfrog.jpg

I'll try a crab when I get home from work. I'll have to get back to you on that Chao though...

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Is that green thing...A tadpole? *Gets slapped*

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Tadpoles have tails.

Push on its back and release and he'll jump. Now make a gundam.

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I have a PDF documents for papercraft Eva Unit 00 and 01 models, how about I just e-mail them to you?

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It looks like a tail to me...A jumping tadpole. Whee~

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Bored again, so I decided to take another stab at creating some origami flowers.

This time, I improved on the original rose quite a bit, by making each petal a separate piece of paper and impaling them on a tightly rolled paper stick (no glue allowed, of course)

[qimg]http://smidge204.homeftp.net:84/Origami/Rose2clipped.jpg[/qimg]

Click for full image

The smaller one on the left is an upgraded version of the original, where the bud (slightly sun faded) is a single piece of pink paper. The one on the right is the latest attempt, with the blossom made of 7 pieces (Not counting central tube and sepal) The blossom is simply stuck into the top of the stem.

[qimg]http://smidge204.homeftp.net:84/Origami/Blossom.jpg[/qimg]

I decided not to pleat the leaves this time, since it takes forever and a day to do that. Thorns are added by making small slits in the rolled stem and folding them out.

Total build time: About 2 hours. (Including a half dozen failures)

It's still rather small - about an inch wide - but I was experimenting with the method. The next version I hope to make full size!

Edit: That picture was WAY bigger than I thought. Made clickable instead...

=Smidge=

Wow. That's a really long time! :D

Nice origami there Smidge.

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The crab didn't turn out so great. The paper I'm using is WAY too thick for this (almost construction paper thick) and the model ended up a thick as a book and impossible to fold properly. :/

Here's a picture anyway. Can't say I didn't try...

almostacrab.jpg

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The crab doesn't look bad at all. Try it again with thinner paper?

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Well, it took a few days, and it's not exactly origami, but I finished my first attempt at a papercraft Chao.

I loaned my good camera to someone for the weekend, so you guys get HAWT CHAO WEBCAM ACTION! (174KB)

For the record, this project was AMAZINGLY difficult. Especially the hands. For that reason, I deliberately skipped the wings. Also, I left the "chin" unattached 'cause it looks awesome... like a Cthulhu Chao. I put about two grams of lead pellets in the feet (with glue to hold it in the toes) so it would stand up. Lastly, It's gray because it was printed on a laser printer and thus no color.

I have named him Melancholy. Melancholy the Chao.

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God knows how you did that good sir but I bow my head to you. I used to do origami but it made me so angry I usually tore up most of the things I made when my deformed frogs and assorted animals couldn't stand.. or sit.

:(

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God knows how you did that good sir but I bow my head to you. I used to do origami but it made me so angry I usually tore up most of the things I made when my deformed frogs and assorted animals couldn't stand.. or sit.

:(

They have special origami, for people like us :3

Smidge, I dont know exactly why, but that chao made me shudder. =P Very nice stuff though, the crab is interesting to look at, many many folds. Looks tedius.

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Furthest I've gone with orgami is a paper boat. Or a sailor's hat.

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They have special origami, for people like us :3

Sorry to upset you captain, but I can make a box now, so step off. :cool:

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He reminds me of zoidberg.

Amazing work, I'm very impressed.

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Crab! You da MAN Smidge!

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