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I said if I came up with anything new I'd share it with you all. I'm still focusing on drawing, but at the moment I am waiting on books, and these are related to what I want to draw in the future anyway.I've been focusing on minimalism, and have been trying to come up with a couple. I decided not to post on the old thread. I don't really like having to slog through petty arguments and people being rude to one another just to find the one or two people who are actually saying anything civil and productive. I don't know if I'll share diagrams for any of the models I make next Any fun I had sharing has been spoiled by greedy spoild people. I always ask for people to post their finished products, but so far have only ever seen one. Doesn't feel like I'm getting anything back especially for a community that seems so eagar to have every diagram possible. Anyway, this will probably serve as an update thread for people who don't follow my Flickr. Here's a minimalist gray fox
A a one fold sting ray
>>559513You did much better work in your last thread. If this is what you're working on now, then we don't really want any diagrams. At least your last stingray actually looked like a stingray.
>>559518>then we don't really want any diagrams>weYou don't speak for "us".Maybe you are not interested in simple models, but other people are.
>>559607Not many, not for that kind of shit (stuff that doesn't resemble anything at all).
>>559513>>Here's a minimalist gray foxIf you say so. :(
>>559607See I wanted to say that, but it comes off rudely from the creator. There are many different types of origami, and although many people on this board don't think so, they are all equally important and beautiful.>>559611>>559612I'm sorry you don't think my designs resemble what I wanted them to, but I vetted them against my family, who do not fold origami, and they recognized them immediately. That was kind of the point, really, as I wanted to learn to draw better to make a comic centered around origami that anyone can pick up and appreciate.
>>559616A comic?Looks interesting (and unusual) to me, can you give more details?(OT: I like that fox)
>>559621there's no accounting for taste.
>>559616I was one of the people in your other thread that was kind of looking forward to seeing some diagrams for the leafy sea dragon until you quit on it. You'll probably quit on this too eventually.
>>559618Like I said I'm still learning to draw. Check my Flickr to see how shit I am at it. Basically a slice of life school comedy. These designs were for separate characters
Great work! Few (obviously) fail to appreciate the beauty and art to minimal. It works with drawing, writing so Why not origami. Keep at it!
Simple baby turtle. Not as light as the other two
>>559663Now I have to agree with you, that is a cute baby turtle. That one I would like to see diagrammed.Nice work this time.
>>559513Minimalism can be good as long as it's not an excuse for laziness or mental masturbation.Fox is okay, but a little flat to me. I would choose a darker grey for the paper, as it is the color change is not very noticeable.Turttle is cute, i like the paper. I think the ray is good but you're not the first one to have the very same idea. I can't remember where it was but i've already seen a bunch of minimalistic (1/2/3 folds) ray in a book.
That fox is actually pretty good, OP, I like itHas a brutalist feel to itI'd like to see a diagram if you dont mindWould you mind sharing more of your works as well?
>>559514sting ray? more like stink ray
>>559763Why the hell does everyone keep saying that? The fox sucks, and there is no way that I would proudly display anything that looked like that. I'd have to tear it to shreds. On the other hand, the baby turtle looks great, and that is the one I would like to see some diagrams of. Sorry man, just my opinion.
I cant believe Im in an origami board and motherfuckers cant appreciate minimalism. Why arent you complaining about every single crane diagram in existance? Go make taxidermy instead.>>559611>doesnt resemble anything at allThere's something wrong with you.>>559765>why the hell does everyone manage to see beauty where i cannot? Translated your lines for youYou're stuck in the mindset of the figurative. Every image is made out of shapes, and each of those has an effect on the total picture. Once you realize and feel that shapes in themselves have communicative value to them, you will also realize that sometimes one doesnt need much complication to send messages. I swear to god, everyone who complains about more abstract and minimalist works has never really tried to not hate it. I was once one of the retards who keep talking about classical art revival, until I went to arts class, and realized I was just one big dumb pleb.
>>559513>>559513Hey, I'm really digging this!I've been thinking about abstract origami creatures vs. clearly defined shapes lately.I really like the abstract fox.I folded a horse figure a few months ago that didn't really look like a horse but had this abstract feel about it.I've been thinking a lot about the origami I see on youtube and how the figures are so crisp and delineated.Everything is so symmetrical as well.I've just recently wanted to get into more abstract figures and some asymmetrical shapes.keep it up!
>>559513It would be cool to have some Videos or a diagram
>>559768OK, mother fucker, you have your jacked-off opinions and I have mine. I think it looks like crap and you don't. Good for you, but don't go trying to make everyone that doesn't like it see it your way because you had an art class or two. And as far as resembling anything, it really doesn't look like a fox at all, so there must be something wrong with you if that's what you see. I can dig minimalism, but even minimalism has to look like something (like the turtle).
>>559769>>559770blah, blah, blah, again with the piece of shit fox. you people are fucking idiots.
>>559513This thing could be a number of different animals, but you chose to call it a fox, good for you.
>>559768Not to sound like an art snob, but I just started reading "Drawing on the right side of the brain," and there was a chapter about the development of childhood art, At some point children consider hyper realism to be paramount, and anything less to be worthless. That's why I think people make fun of art that seems like there wasn't much skill or thought behind it. >>559769I have a few diagrams on my Google Drive that might interest you, setting sail particularly. And if you want minimal designs, check out Vivienne Berty(spelling?) on Flickr, shes quite good>>559720I mentioned in a previous comment that im brainstorming for a comic series i want to draw eventually. And I dont think these designs are particularly lazy. I spent quite a bit of time trying to get the curves just right, and the particular pose for the best view
I thought of a model that would fit well into my story (if I ever git gud at pen to paper art) because of your comments. Thanks for your support, even if it's not for everything I make!
>>559825Links to Google drive?
No new models atm, but here are some drawings of my models I did. Slowly improving in still life going though "drawing on the right side of the brain." Going through "perspective made easy" after that, then need to find a book on construction
>>561611Outstanding art work dude.
>>561616 I still have a long way to go until I can make my comic! Shading, perspective, human anatomy have improved a tiny bit, but I haven't really dived into those subjects yet, just scraped the surface. My life drawing have improved exponentially thanks to this book though, which will really help when using references, like origami models for instance.
Made a tiny shark while exercising. 2.125in piece of tissue foil, 1.25 completed
>>561639looks nice, is it one of your creations ?
>>561655Yes, I posted the revised model in my previous post, and posted photodiagrams a few years ago
>>561657Do you still have a copy of the photodiagrams?
>>561663I do not, this was when I originally made it several years back
Reading the comments against your minimalism, OP, are disparaging. I too specialize in minimalist origami and would love to discuss it more and see more of your work. As someone who feels that origami - naturally lending itself to a series of simple shapes, color fields, and acting as a representative art rather than a realistic art - is more than suitable to minimalism.
>>561671it's a shame, maybe i would have folded this one !
>>561679I don't really specialize in any origami, and I was attempting to make minimalist design for my characters for a particular chapter in the story I'm coming up with. I don't let to comments get to me (they actually almost write dialogue for me) I'd love to chat about origami, but you may find me dreadfully boring!
>>561680As enticing as the 'potentiality' of other folding my designs is, I am spending most of my time exercising my drawing
>>561689well i said "maybe" because it's hard to see the model on the photo. Maybe i wouldn't like the model if the photo was good, or maybe i'd like it more.Anyway i find that you've progressed a lot since the time of the shitty dragon and i'm always happy to see your creations. If you ever retrieve the photo diagram or a clearer photo of your shark let me know. Also, is the shark body 3d or flat ?
>>561695Sorry if I came off rudely, I'm used to having everyone on here ask for diagrams and offering nothing in return. My last thread was the first time anyone posted their fold of my model, and I have posted about 20 designs in the past few years. Feels like hollow efforts. It's nice to have a fan out there. I don't think I've improved all that much, I just upgraded my paper, which makes a lot of my models look better than they are. I have a clearer photo of the shark. It's a 3d model made from a bird fruit base hybrid I guess. I got a lot of flack in the past about using sinks, but most of them are necessary, if not just fun in my opinion.
>>561715It's pretty bad-ass. Share the diagrams.
>>561715That's because you've always provided them in the past. Now all of a sudden, you've stopped making them for your new designs (like the baby turtle, the leafy sea dragon [which you just quit on], and now the shark).
>>561715you shouldn't be too much concerned about coming off rude on 4chan. I folded your shrimp a long time ago and also the quaver (not very neatly though). I guess the different layers under the dorsal fin are supposed to mimic the shark gills ? If yes they're not at the right place but it's a nice touch.
>>561720They're supposed to be just in front of the pectoral fins, so I think they're close enough to the right place, since it's hard to fold paper to the exact specs. Very good job on the shark.
>>561719I explained that I am focusing on drawing. My few free hours are spent practicing and writing up storylines. My newest designs are for the story.
>>561715>bird fruit base hybridI know about the bird base, but what is it you call fruit base?
>>561775Fruit base is a frog base without and petal folds, just squash the sides of the preliminary base and youre done
>>559513wtf is this shit?abstract is one thingdrawing a circle and calling it a square is anothercut your bullshit
>>561720>>561724Yeah they're meant to be gills. I know they're in the wrong place but I didn't want to leave paper unused
>>561720Also im really diggin that paper! Definitely a good choice for that model
>>561828Hey OP, I'm not the guy that asked about those being gills on your shark. I'm the one who defended the shark with the diagram of the shark showing where the gills are supposed to be. I already knew they were supposed to represent gills, and thought you did a bang-up job on the whole thing. Like I said it looks bad-ass. Great job man.
>>561808Thanks!I know that base, but it was the first time I heard this name.
Here's a still life of my origami dolphin. I'm practicing my hand at formal and informal perspective right now, trying to find a comfortable middle ground. All that is on my Flickr
>>562247What a shitty dragon.
>>559513I like your fox, could you take a picture of it standing?
nepafarius u should just go on the origami subreddit it's a cool community
Now this place sucks even more than it did before.Now, more than ever, would be a good time to shut /po/ down indefinitely.
What the hell is with this new team crap?
>>563029april fools thing!
>>563028 now would be a good time tu shut your mouth.
>>563093Now would also be a good time for you to fuck off.
>>563026I really don't like the layout of reddit. Might also be because I'm not used to it
>>564679I love it! I like the eyes and especially the ears.
>>564688Thank you so much! I honestly wasn't happy with how it turned out originally
Made a diagram for the mouse. An actual diagram, not just photos. Link here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-ainBa57R8ePddekgZtxR3PLkB9FSHdb/view?usp=drivesdk
>>564788Cool, thanks. Maybe you could make actual diagrams of some of your other models as well?crabdolphinfireflyfrogleafy sea dragonmanta rayoctopus
>>564791Was actually thinking about that. Bundle them into a book.
>>564794That would be pretty awesome.
>>564934Pretty cool model. Are you going to diagram it?
New design coming in a day or so just gotta make a stand for it.
New model! First, the stand
And the model, a Roman Centurion Helmet
Another picture to see the back a bit
For all you booty lovers
Angel. Not even what I wanted to make, but it turned out nicely
>>565154The head is concaved, so even at different perspectives it looks like the head is facing you
>>565155Very nice angel. Really like the interplay of light and shadow.
>>565226I'd say thank you, but I feel that has more to do with only having limited light sources. Wasn't particularly intentional. Also here's another new model of a flea. Not the most photogenic model. Tried for ages to get a good shot, but the depth and shaping got lost on camera.
>>565241I like it. It look like one of Robert Lang’s older models.
>>565257Haha thanks. I'll probably be old and gray before I can make models that look like Lang's current designs.
Hey, OP, you wanted to make a comic, right? Why not, instead of drawing it, you make it out of collage? If you get an okay lighting setup, it could be very good
>>565270Well, lang is pretty old and gray currently.
>>564791>>564794>>564934Are you still thinking about that book?Would love to see it eventually.
>>565581The comic isn't diagrams of my models, it's a slice of life type manga with unique characters and story that tevolves around problem children in an origami club.>>565601Yes I've been working on some diagrams, but I'm not happy with how some of them turned out.Here a random assortment study I did a few nights ago. There is also some foot studies on my Flickr if you're into that.
>>565737What is your flickr anyways?
>>565754https://www.flickr.com/photos/47253599@N05/Gonna add another drawing that's probably not kosher on this board, so you can check it there
>>565737How about it Nepa, are we gaining any ground with your diagrams or book yet?
>>567248My computer is broken and I don't have any money for a new one, books gonna be on hiayus indefinitely unfortunately
>>567329Damn, and I really wanted to get these 7 sets of diagrams (>>564791). Oh well.
>>567329That's definitely not good to hear.
The fox looks a whole lot like "Lonely Sheep Dog" diagram from one of those page-a-day calendars.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yp0h0n0n5Y
>>567524It is similar (and very cute)! I hadn't heard of this publication until recently. I submitted my mouse diagram to OUSA, and received an email that Margaret van Sicklen was interested in my work for her calendar. She wanted my work to be in the 2019 edition. Though not the mouse I had submitted .
For some reason I was under the impression that Nepafarius was from Poland, I have no idea why I thought that.
>>567949That's really funny! I often do the same on here and assume people are from the US.
>>559513Just here to post in a based hat thread
>>569578Yeah why was there a hat? I always thought that was for 4chans bday. Is it also for old posts or something?
>>569654it's just for the birthday, but old posts that were around during a birthday sometimes break and show a hat for no reason, possibly if the hat is cached somewhere in your browser
The hat is a form of a heptagon when formed correctly...ie...the fractal of equal units accumulates into a rose in the centre
>>569654Yo Nepafarius, why did you throw the >>564788 mouse diagram in the bin? Now I can’t download it.
>>569953I honestly don't know why that happened. I just removed it from the trash, see if that worked.
>>569957It still doesn’t download and displays the same thing.
>>569978I don't know how to fix it. But thus way you can download it
>>569979Thanks, can’t wait to fold it.
>>569982and I, on the other hand, cant wait to unfold your asshole, if you know what I mean
>>559663this turtle is really cute!
OP, if by some miracle you're still around, do you have any new minimalist diagrams? I really like this style.
>>571630Crease pattern on my drive https://drive.google.com/file/d/19M75FTSVjPBNIe5c133SnBf9GSeOduHk/view?usp=drivesdk
>>559513Hey, I got some of your diagrams from the archive, and they are really cool. I made the shrimp and the sailing boat, love them.
>>571762Can you post link? I wanna see it them diagrams!
Oh, I just saw that I white socae at bottom right at the boat...>>571766They are on happy folding, so happy folding!https://www.happyfolding.com/files/Fleming-Setting_Sail.pdfhttps://www.happyfolding.com/files/Fleming-Shrimp.pdf
>>569578>hatHoly crap, i didnt realize that this was a 東方 thread
>>571643Thank you! >>571655I haven't made anything minimalistic in a while (or anything for that matter) but I'm open to suggestions!>>571762Thank you very much for the kind words and pictures! I enjoy seeing that someone else enjoyed making my designs besides me!
Alright guys this is a new model I created for the April design challenge on the forum. Not the design I originally wanted for this, but it turned out pretty funny anyway It's a blobfish
>>573264Side shot shows off the goofy nose and eye shaping better
>>573265You should stray away from the cliche crumpled paper backdrop. It rarely makes for a good photo.Nice design in any case.
>>573266I didn't exactly have many options. I don't have the money to make a shadow box, and the design challenge ends in a day. I agree it's not the best look, but it's better than a cluttered desk and piles of trashed model rejects. Thank you for the vote of confidence in the model, I was on the fence a bit about this one
Here's a new model I created for the May Design Challenge called "Motherhood"
>>573264That's really cute, OP.
>>573571I like this model...can i swap your test c.p for any 9 tailed fox?
>>559513so pretty wahh
>>573635I don't get what you mean? Test swap?
Here's my newest model, a standing lion. I'll be posting my design process in the design thread in the next couple days
>>559513>I don't really like having to slog through petty arguments and people being rude to one another just to find the one or two people who are actually saying anything civil and productive.Get used to it. It happens a lot and always will.
>>559513>I don't know if I'll share diagrams for any of the models I make next>>559513>Any fun I had sharing has been spoiled by greedy spoild peopleSounds to me like you're the greedy one, Joseph.
>>574306I rest my case. Oh, I forgot to add, thinking you're better than everyone, also.
Used the same base as the lion to make a wolf. Got another model planned to complete the set
Here's a screenshot of my book progress. You can see the different models I have added so far, and how far along they are.
>>575483and do you think that somebody here gives a single flying fuck about your shitty progress
>>576079You seem to care a whole bunch, number one fan of mine.
>>576087fuck off to reddit with your shitty project lol
>>576142Nah bruh, I think I'll stay
By the way guys just finished a new design for the book. I'm planning on creating two more, hopefully they works out. I'll be keeping them under wraps until the book is completed as a sort of surprise
Updated file list, 96 pages. 4 more preexisting models to diagram. I have an idea for another model, and want to come up with one more.
It depends some like c.ps others diagrams..try not to have only animals...try vegetables minerals...inanimate objects and one human character
>>576531This book is only animals, I was thinking about designing a bunch of objects for a separate book
>>576514Please, a "simple/intermediate" phoenix! I'd love that
Hey can anyone read this and tell me what they think. I know it's probably shit,since I haven't written anything in years.
>>577114Sounds alright, but you did make a little mistake on the first page, as indicated in red.
>>577116Thanks, my brain has been fried from a headcold.
>>577117Can't wait to see your book released.Any more news on when that might be?
>>577526Ew that cropping. Guess that's what I get for quick downloading memes. Jokes aside, I finished everything except the wolf, which uses a lot of assets from the lion diagram so it wont take long. I'm probably only going to make one more model since I only really have the drive to make the one I'm planning. I've started converting to pdf, I have to decide the final positions of the models before that though, and really try and make the aforementioned modelI'm pretty much 90% done, but I need to do the annoying parts now, like going through and numbering the pages, re rereading the blurbs before the model, check the pictures, etc. Bacteriophage is going to be a step by step for the crease pattern rather than a straight diagram, since most of it is precreasing anyway. I finished the cover. It looks the same except the octopus is there.
>>559513You have inspired me. I stumbled on this board by accident. Now I will go and play with paper.
>>577527Thanks for the info.
>>577531Glad I could help turn another to the cult of kami! >>577532No problem! Sorry I didn't answer sooner.
Here's what's likely to be the last update before the final release. As you can see, I have finished everything except the last three, as I have to design the second mystery model.
>>562247How the heck do you fold that eye?
>>578302it's a squash fold followed by a rounded incomplete petal fold. Not really anyway to better describe it. I kinda skipped the details of that step in the diagrams and can't really fix it (inkscape + slow computer = quadruplicate model and a nightmare to pull apart), but the blob fish has the same eye shape and I did go into detail there. Speaking of which, if anyone was hoping for my book on Xmas, im sorry. I had to wait hawkishly for packages since people steal them frequently around my neighborhood, and I realized a step I had planned and diagrammed didn't work out the way I wanted, so I had to go back and redo steps. Pretty much caught up and should be able to complete the book soon (fingers crossed). once again sorry, I shouldn't have promised a set date, life just keeps getting in the way, and the holidays doubled the problems.
>>578675>I shouldn't have promised a set dateThat's alright dude, since I don't think you really promised it as a Christmas gift. I believe you said "maybe" by Christmas. You know, shit happens.
Boi, this kind of simplicity is elegant
Just a friendly nondescript dinosaur
>>578728I kindly agree, sir of superior taste just like I
fuck off namefag
>>581711Eat shit and die, Dick.
submission for August Design Challenge, "A day at the beach."
>>584953Close up collage