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The android's dream by synconi The android's dream by synconi
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!

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+ 15 x 15cm square of black kami
+ Fonts: Chénier and Old Newspaper Types
+ Model diagrammed in Hideo Komatsu's "Works of Hideo Komatsu"
+ Commissions
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:iconztam:
Ztam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Wow... the text in the paper, the sheep itself, even the title... So perfect.
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:blushes: Thank you!
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:iconjrollendz:
JRollendz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that there's text on it
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Yay, glad you do! ;)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Incredible work . . . I can't read the passage, but I got the Phillip K. Dick ref :D
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:blushes: Thank you, Cathy! The passages are the Parable of the Lost Sheep in different languages, and yay for getting the ref! :dance:
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AnitaIrene Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So lovely -- The design, the dedication to all those steps, the symbolism, the paper... !
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :heart:
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:iconfoldedwilderness:
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Artisan Crafter
This is excellent!
I really like the idea of print on the wool and the model is super cute too.
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much; I may recycle the print idea when I find the chance to...:heart:
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:iconmina-mazar:
Mina-Mazar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
that's an extract from the french Bible you used ! and the sheep is a direct symbol to Jesus... Perfect combo !
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Certes- Matthieu 18:12-14 ^_______^ merci beaucoup! :heart:
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:iconmina-mazar:
Mina-Mazar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
de rien ! j'aime lire les textes religieux, ce sont vraiment les livres les plus incroyables !
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:iconyesyesyesplz: C'est vrai! 
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Chookums Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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 ;)
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:dance: 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 :eager:
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Chookums Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Mmmmm.... Paper shopping... I've been known at times to pay more attention to the paper a book is printed on than the book itself. Is it embarrassing to admit that? ;)
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DrawingsAndScetches Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks super nice and super complex!!=)
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug:
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DrawingsAndScetches Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome!! ^^ =)
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AnemyaPhotoCreations Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice one ! :)
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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Hoopus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Saw this on the front page. Pretty awesome! I don't see a lot of origami. Now I'm curious...
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Cheers! And there's loads of kickass origami round dA, do have a browse :eager:
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:iconhoopus:
Hoopus Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Guess I'll start with yours!
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:blushes: Naww!
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:iconhoopus:
Hoopus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Too late, I already checked it out. You can't change the past. At least I hope not, because then I wouldn't have seen your work!
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
WALES: the land of...sheep? :o
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
its an old and ongoing stereotype :D
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
TOO TRUE. You must admit, there's basis for this stereotype, though =P
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
cheeky ;)
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:iconmassivewonders:
MassiveWonders Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
So cute!!!!<3
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :heart:
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YosheeTheKiller Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
:happybounce: Attack SHEEPS on fire off the shoulder of Orion :happybounce:
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...now that's a film I like! :iconexcitedplz:
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:iconfawa1:
Fawa1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no, this is just toooo cute! A job well done!
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
haha thank you! :love:
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:iconbana-gongchan:
BANA-GONGCHAN Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should start doing tutorials! Happy I Am 
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I've been known to do a few-> synconi.deviantart.com/gallery… ;)
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BANA-GONGCHAN Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the Pikachu and panda tutorial! La la la la
 
I'm going to try it! 
:happybounce: 
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Awesome, all the best with them! :eager:
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Fire5236 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute! :heart:
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconfire5236:
Fire5236 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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:iconlga1ntwhoi4m:
LGa1ntwhoI4m Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks exactly like a sheep! It's amazing.
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
That was the aim- yippee! :dance:
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:iconlga1ntwhoi4m:
LGa1ntwhoI4m Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very good. :)
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anime12violet Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how did you make that?
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Using a square of paper and my fingers! I followed the diagrams in Hideo Komatsu's book, "Works of Hideo Komatsu" :)
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