Lately I’ve been on an origami kick, particularly modular origami. Here I’ll post a collection of my latest projects, as well as a teaser or two of things to come.
Click on the pictures for a larger view, and for more pictures of the various projects.
Three swans in different sizes & styles. Click for more pictures.
A few months ago I finished my first modular swan as a gift for a friend. I also bought a small glass dome with a wooden display base for it (see the images).
That project led to me making three more for display (and hopefully sale) in the gift shop at the local airport, where I work part-time. I’ve since made two more, one of which was sold, and the other is on consignment at our local book store.
Flying Crane. Click for more pictures
This flying crane is from the same book as my original swan, “Modular Origami, Step by Step”. The book is no longer in print, and is very expensive on the used market, but it’s a great book. The book calls for two different sized triangles, but I used three sizes. This crane is also on display at the airport gift shop. One day a lady commented that she’d love a Canada Goose made in this way, which leads to the next project.
My first Canada Goose. Click for more pictures.
Based on the pattern for the crane, above , I created a Canada Goose using brown, black and white triangles, also in three different sizes. I simplified the pattern for the neck, thereby reducing the total number of pieces required, and giving what I think is a nicer overall look.
I’ve documented the pattern and piece sizes I used so you can download it and make your own.
Download the pattern.
While surfing around and looking at what other people have made using this modular method I ran across several dragons like this one at deviantart and decided that I had to make one too. Some experimenting led to the basic design shown here. I’ve done some additional experimenting with the head (click the image here to see more) and am now busy folding triangles so I can continue the assembly. Later I’ll work out how to attach the legs, document it all and post the pattern and instructions.
Dragon – Basic body pattern
Small swan on 5cm scale cube
My first swan in display dome
New Swan in Glass Dome
Three swans on the mantle
Dragon Head (incomplete)
Dragon body sample
My Second Canada Goose
Just another shot of Canada Goose