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Blondie by synconi Blondie by synconi
(I am a HUGE fan of Beth Johnson's origami. There's always such a beautiful structure and aesthetic to her work, and her corrugations are the bomb. Take a look at her Flickr.)

This is my first attempt EVER at collapsing a crease pattern and man, it was such fun! I've always been a tad scared of crease patterns, because there's no indication as to what to fold first, how things layer and slot together...but I'm starting to understand that's the part of the game and I feel like I'm only just beginning a whole new journey of discovery...

Anyways, the largest thing I've folded for a while. I LOVE this hedgehog. SO CUTE AND ROUND ^_____________^

Thank you for looking!

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+ 14.7 x 18.2cm rectangle of watercolour paper; no cuts or glue
+ Final model is 12cm from tip to tail
+ Model designed by Beth Johnson, crease pattern available HERE.
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:iconseaia13:
Seaia13 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It looks like the face could be used for a Hedwig...
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MishraFathom Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THAT IS AMAZING AND  I HAVE NO IDEA HOW YOU DID IT ! AMAZING!
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sofianotsophia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I have so much respect for you. Your work is so neat! (Neat, as in, clean. But your work is also neat, as in, awesome.)
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Starr-the-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! I've never seen concave creases like that in origami before! It's such a cute design!
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Artisan Crafter
It's a gorgeous design isn't it? I LOVE Beth Johnson's models :)
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:iconstarr-the-artist:
Starr-the-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
It is! I might have to try it sometime! (I've never tried origami before)
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:iconfairyfoogoo:
Fairyfoogoo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow awesome texturing effect!
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
 I have looked at the CP several times and classified this model into the 'impossible' folder for me.

This hedgehog is near perfect and so super cute; you did an amazingly good job.  
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Aww, never say never- it's actually a great deal simpler than it looks. :)

Thank you very much, fellow paper folder :heart:
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:iconztam:
Ztam Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Nice work! It looks so cute...
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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calico62 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Ohmygoodness it's a hedgehog! 8D
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Indeed it is! :giggle:
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:iconzen-pod:
Zen-PoD Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Tadashi Mori has a really nice youtube on "solving" CPs


I have yet to try CPs.  
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hey that's great- thank you for the link, I've bookmarked it!

This was a simple CP for a "beginner" like me, it's quite easy to "solve" if you have a clear idea of what the final thing should look like. :)
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Zen-PoD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Tadashi is AMAZING!!!  I <3 his youtube channel.  

Yeah, I looked at the CP and it seems pretty straight forward.  I might give it a try at some point.
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I must admit I have VERY little patience for long origami vids. I end up skipping and pausing, preferring to work out the steps in between myself :B

DO DO DO.
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Zen-PoD Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Ha me too.  The only time I use videos is when I cannot find a diagram or I need to see how a certain fold is done.  
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Snap! I much prefer diagrams :) 

Do you have any origami-in-progress at the moment?
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Zen-PoD Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Made an origami Totoro just because.  Also finished 2 "origami fireworks" a 12 piece one and a 24 piece one.  I made a bud of Burczyk's Kusudama Versailles which was super pretty and I might finish the entire ball at some point...  It just takes sooo many pieces of paper though >.<

But the biggest thing Im working on right now is Jason Ku's Nazgul 8.1...  Step 26 is annoying and awkward to fold and giving me a tough time >.<
At some point I will get back to the Ancient Dragon.  I got to Step 64 (I think) but I realized you need to make all the pre-folds precise or the model just does not work so I need to start it again...   Probably with 40x40 paper.

What about you?
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3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!

I really like how defined things are here, and how.. it graduates in shades, almost. I guess that's the lighting doing its work, but it produces a really nice effect.

I think it's great how it's concave in some parts and.. yeah, smooth in some areas and harsher in others.

Really nice stuff! :D
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hmm, spot on E, I love the contrast of spiky and geometric with the smooth curves of the face. Thank you! :hug:
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:iconchookums:
Chookums Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is such a really nice type of origami - and your symmetry is spot on! I love his eyes, too!
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! (The symmetry is actually a teensy bit off...but you can't see it too much here :lol:)
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Chookums Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :)
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Anoya Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Photographer
You're right! It's indeed cute and round! :love:
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:giggle: EXACTLY.
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UnicornFrenzy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! :D
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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UnicornFrenzy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Delightful!:iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :heart:
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very awesome! I'm a rather large fan of her myself, and getting to meet and hang out with her at the Vancouver convention last year was one of the unexpected highlights of the whole thing. This is the only model by her I haven't figured out yet. I finish the creasing and the corrugation, but I can't get it to sit flat like that. It keeps baling up into a sphere. Maybe I need to use stiffer paper
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:faint: YOU MET HER??? Too awesome, I'd love to chat with her...I find her interviews about her inspiration and technique super fascinating.

I used watercolour paper and scored it, resulting in a lovely ball-shape. I think wetfolding could definitely help you out there.
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh ya! A lovely down-to-earth woman who absolutely adores her son. Very wholesome. Like, Sitcom mom wholesome. Also, her approach to design is really interesting when you watch. She never designs flat, but up in the air and the models are all hollow. Symmetry plays a strong role, and she just seems to caress the paper into shape sometimes. She was working on an ox or something at the dinner we were at, and it was just impressive. My doodling all starts with bases and then tries to fit the subject, whereas because she isn't using bases her approach starts with areas of the paper and how they fit the subject. Incidentally, very much similar to Joseph Wu, a fact they themselves remarked on at a later dinner.

Very interesting stuff.
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supperfrogg Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
THAT'S YOUR FIRST ATTEMPT? OAO
it's truly beautiful and adorable >< You must be proud of what you did there, i mean her (Beth's) origami are stunning yet adorable, but.. so are yours :hug: 
still always be a total big fan of yours gab :heart:
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:iconmonkeyloveplz:

You are such a sweetie, all your messages make me smile! :heart:
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:iconsupperfrogg:
supperfrogg Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student General Artist
:hug: because your stuff are always lovely :giggle:
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JyotiRaut Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Love this bundle of spikes!
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Glad you do; me too!
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ilikeleeks Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Aw this is such a sweet origami. :) I love the pattern of his prickles. :aww:
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank youuu <33
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jussta Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:clap: what a wonderful work
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you!
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KingsAssassin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
SOOOOO CUTE!!!Clap 
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:giggle: YAY!
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avguztina Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
<font><font>красиво</font></font>Hug 
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:glomp: :heart:
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avguztina Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
 Hug<font><font> Не за что!</font></font>
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