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I am very excited to share these Origami models I folded over the course of last year. What do you guys think of them?

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  1. [7]
    Ak_origami Link
    I have been into Origami for quite some time now. And my personal favorite are modular models that require more than one square of paper but get assembled without using glue or scissors. Is anyone...

    I have been into Origami for quite some time now. And my personal favorite are modular models that require more than one square of paper but get assembled without using glue or scissors. Is anyone else over here an Origami enthusiast?

    If anyone wants to look at all the models I've folded recently then you can visit https://theorigamisite.blogspot.com

    8 votes
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      eladnarra Link Parent
      I wouldn't call myself an enthusiast, since I only make cranes, but I enjoy the meditative quality of it, zoning out as I rely on muscle memory formed 15 years ago. I've never tried a design with...

      I wouldn't call myself an enthusiast, since I only make cranes, but I enjoy the meditative quality of it, zoning out as I rely on muscle memory formed 15 years ago.

      I've never tried a design with more than one piece of paper; it looks very intricate!

      6 votes
      1. Ak_origami Link Parent
        Modular designs might look complex, but they're often very simple. Individual units are relatively easy to fold, and the assembly is the tricky part. But once you get the hang of it, there's...

        Modular designs might look complex, but they're often very simple. Individual units are relatively easy to fold, and the assembly is the tricky part. But once you get the hang of it, there's nothing quite like it.

        5 votes
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      rayban_yoda Link Parent
      You have wonderful, well-folded origami. I am pretty jealous actually. I picked up one of those origami calendars last year and I was really good about doing one everyday up until about November...

      You have wonderful, well-folded origami.

      I am pretty jealous actually. I picked up one of those origami calendars last year and I was really good about doing one everyday up until about November due to frustration with the more complex folds.

      Did you read any books or use anything for practice getting started? I want to pick it back up because it really is such a zen/meditative activity and you get a little work of art out of it. :)

      5 votes
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        Ak_origami Link Parent
        YouTube has been my guide when it comes to Origami. And although I have accumulated a few books too which have come handy, nothing beats YouTube with its sheer scope and variety of tutorials. I'll...

        YouTube has been my guide when it comes to Origami. And although I have accumulated a few books too which have come handy, nothing beats YouTube with its sheer scope and variety of tutorials.

        I'll suggest looking into simple modular models as they leave you in the zen state while you fold units. Maybe try Japanese Brocade or a modular cube. You'll find tutorials to all of these on YouTube. And if you need any help, feel free to message me!

        4 votes
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          rayban_yoda Link Parent
          Thanks for the tips. I can’t believe I never thought to just use YouTube as a resource... I’ll try out a Japanese Brocade, maybe if I am impressed enough with it I’ll share a pic of the finished...

          Thanks for the tips. I can’t believe I never thought to just use YouTube as a resource... I’ll try out a Japanese Brocade, maybe if I am impressed enough with it I’ll share a pic of the finished product.

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          1. Ak_origami Link Parent
            A few of my favorite channels are Happyfolding by Sara Adams Jo Nakashima Tadashi Mori I'll look forward to and hope you like the brocade!

            A few of my favorite channels are

            Happyfolding by Sara Adams

            Jo Nakashima

            Tadashi Mori

            I'll look forward to and hope you like the brocade!

            4 votes
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    meristele Link
    OMG! These are beautiful! I enjoy origami, but I haven't practiced enough to have those nice crisp corners. I like the fractally ones. Have you done any giant origami?

    OMG! These are beautiful! I enjoy origami, but I haven't practiced enough to have those nice crisp corners. I like the fractally ones. Have you done any giant origami?

    4 votes
    1. Ak_origami Link Parent
      I have made a few models from 50x50cm, but that's the largest I've gotten. The green leaf is one such model.

      I have made a few models from 50x50cm, but that's the largest I've gotten. The green leaf is one such model.

      2 votes
  3. Emerald_Knight Link
    Those are awesome! I particularly liked the fifth one and the lotuses :)

    Those are awesome! I particularly liked the fifth one and the lotuses :)

    3 votes
  4. eladnarra Link
    These are really cool~ The yellow spiral reminds me of a nautilus.

    These are really cool~ The yellow spiral reminds me of a nautilus.

    3 votes
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    cfabbro Link
    Hey, glad to see you here Ak_origami. When I saw all the beautiful work in your user history on reddit I figured you would fit in perfectly at ~creative. :)

    Hey, glad to see you here Ak_origami. When I saw all the beautiful work in your user history on reddit I figured you would fit in perfectly at ~creative. :)

    3 votes
    1. Ak_origami Link Parent
      Thank you! I'm discovering this place and I really love the simplicity and sincerety of the discussion here.

      Thank you! I'm discovering this place and I really love the simplicity and sincerety of the discussion here.

      3 votes
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    Reasonable_Doubt Link
    These are super neat! Origami feels like something I would probably be good at if I sat down with it. I'm really attentive to detail and tiny things. :) I love the one that moves!

    These are super neat! Origami feels like something I would probably be good at if I sat down with it. I'm really attentive to detail and tiny things. :) I love the one that moves!

    3 votes
    1. Ak_origami Link Parent
      Thank you so much! If you feel like it, you should definitely check out some modular Origami tutorials on YouTube. From really simple to really complex models, I'm sure you'll find something that...

      Thank you so much! If you feel like it, you should definitely check out some modular Origami tutorials on YouTube. From really simple to really complex models, I'm sure you'll find something that matches your skill level.

      1 vote
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    Cirrus Link
    These are amazing! One question, do you use normal printing paper or is there special origami paper? I tried origami before with normal paper, but it's super hard to get sharp creases after a few...

    These are amazing! One question, do you use normal printing paper or is there special origami paper? I tried origami before with normal paper, but it's super hard to get sharp creases after a few folds.

    3 votes
    1. Ak_origami Link Parent
      I use regular origami paper called Kami. It is about 60gsm while regular printer paper is 80gsm I think. Kami is extremely cheap and you can get it at any local stationery shop or Amazon.

      I use regular origami paper called Kami. It is about 60gsm while regular printer paper is 80gsm I think. Kami is extremely cheap and you can get it at any local stationery shop or Amazon.

      3 votes
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    Noob Link
    Love these! <3 https://i.imgur.com/ygxXJyM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Hqa97lp.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UXE0NTs.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kIn3Dwk.jpg keep it up!
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    1. Ak_origami Link Parent
      Thank you so much! You linked to some of my personal favorite models. I especially loved folding the first 2.

      Thank you so much! You linked to some of my personal favorite models. I especially loved folding the first 2.

      1 vote
  9. starchturrets Link
    At first, I was kind of unimpressed. Then, I took a closer look and saw how detailed and well folded everything was. Good work!

    At first, I was kind of unimpressed. Then, I took a closer look and saw how detailed and well folded everything was. Good work!

    2 votes
  10. eyybby Link
    These are incredible! <3 Thank you for sharing

    These are incredible! <3 Thank you for sharing

    2 votes
  11. firstname Link
    I love them, great choice of color and showing of skill. My personal favorite is the potted plant.

    I love them, great choice of color and showing of skill. My personal favorite is the potted plant.