Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dual Decagrams, by Andrew Hudson

This model borrows some concepts from John McKeever's Stellations of the Dodecagon. This is one of the first times I've drawn diagrams for something with such a complex color-change pattern, and it was an interesting challenge to draw something with intermeshed layers like this in a program that only supports stacked layers.

Anyway, I was thinking about it and I realized that I spent more time diagramming this model than I did designing and folding it-- which may be a first for me, usually I fold it at least twice before diagramming it.

Diagrams here:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Leafhopper, by Ryan Welsh

Leafhopper, by Ryan Welsh, originally uploaded by Origami Weekly.

This week we've got another model from Ryan Welsh, and it's the first insect we've featured so far. I have to say, I really enjoyed folding this model; he uses the wonderful coincidences of eightfold symmetry to great effect.

Diagrams here.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hiroshima Crane, by Andrew Hudson

The anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings were this week, and so we're releasing diagrams for a crane variation today. It's a little simpler than our usual fare, but it's elegant and, I think, still quite an interesting model.

Diagrams here. Some advice: step 18 and 20 will be easier if you use a pencil or toothpick to help squash the layers inside the flap.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dollar Bill Rabbit, by Seth Friedman

Seth posted a photo of this model, and soon after there was a request on the Origami Forum for someone to reverse-engineer it. Being the r/e junkie I am, I gave it a shot, and got pretty close, so I asked Seth if I could post a CP, and he said yes! So here it is. Thank you, Seth!

Diagrams (well, a progressive crease pattern) are right here.

*UPDATE* Google has blacklisted parts of the file hosting service I use to post the diagrams. I've moved this one over to a separate part of their server and it seems to be working, but just to let you all know-- it's not my content that's causing the warning, the whole subdomain has been blocked. The people at dropbox are doing everything they can to fix the issue, and if it's not resolved soon, I'll switch to a new hosting service for the .pdf diagrams.