From today, I'm challenging myself not to balk when an origami design looks super complex or has a bazillion steps. Instead, I want to have a bash at everything that intrigues and inspires me, and to cultivate patience and hone my art in this way.
Here's my first conquest, a 112-stepper of a sheep that caught my eye a long while back. There are a couple of really nifty things about this Komatsu fold-
1) The colour change: we end up with one colour for the wool and the other for the face, legs and ears
2) A simple interlocking mechanism in the belly so the sheep keeps its shape
3) Such a super-sheepy face
The wool of the sheep would've been plain white, but I thought that'd be real dull...so I laser-printed some text onto the white side. Can anyone tell me what passage(s) I used?
Thank you for looking!
+ 15 x 15cm square of black kami
+ Fonts: Chénier and Old Newspaper Types
+ Model diagrammed in Hideo Komatsu's "Works of Hideo Komatsu"
Wow... the text in the paper, the sheep itself, even the title... So perfect.
I like that there's text on it
Incredible work . . . I can't read the passage, but I got the Phillip K. Dick ref
Thank you, Cathy! The passages are the Parable of the Lost Sheep in different languages, and yay for getting the ref!
So lovely -- The design, the dedication to all those steps, the symbolism, the paper... !
This is excellent!
I really like the idea of print on the wool and the model is super cute too.
that's an extract from the french Bible you used ! and the sheep is a direct symbol to Jesus... Perfect combo !
Certes- Matthieu 18:12-14 ^_______^ merci beaucoup!
It does have such a super sheepy looking face! It was worth the 112 steps, and the reason why this really stood out in my thumbnails was because it had printed text on its wool. For some reason it just makes it feel even more refined
Oh I'm glad you appreciated all of that about the wee sheep! It can get boring folding with just plain paper...I wanna go on a paper shopping spree soon
Looks super nice and super complex!!
Very nice one !
Saw this on the front page. Pretty awesome! I don't see a lot of origami. Now I'm curious...
Cheers! And there's loads of kickass origami round dA, do have a browse
WALES: the land of...sheep?
Attack SHEEPS on fire off the shoulder of Orion
Oh no, this is just toooo cute! A job well done!
It looks exactly like a sheep! It's amazing.