Origamist v1

DesignedJun 2020
Crease PatternYes

This model is sort of a self-portrait, but my real hair is a little shorter. It's also missing glasses.

This has been in my WIP pile for a long time, and I'm glad to finally create a finished version. Preventing the color-changed samurai hat from using too much paper was the hardest part. The hat is visually the same as the traditional version, but it is structurally different. Depicting a t-shirt was surprisingly difficult.

About the creation process, I designed the hat portion first. I then grafted enough paper for the head, then again for the arms, body, and legs, in that order. The structure and proportions, especially of the leg part, were inspired by my Goku v1 model.

I originally wanted to include cranes in the hands and a crane on the t-shirt, but that would have made the model more complex. I do like the current efficiency level of the model (the final height is ~50% of the paper's side length), but I might try adding those details in an updated version of the model.