Goku v1

DesignedSep 2015
Crease PatternYes
InspirationReference - Goku v1

The two-colored appearance results purely from origami folding techniques that take advantage of a single square of paper (solid orange on one side, solid blue on the other). No cutting and pasting little paper bits for this model! Producing the color changes was challenging, but I got most of the essential elements (e.g., dark belt and boots) in, except for the wristbands.

This model is my first time preparing and folding with double tissue paper. I made the double tissue paper by gluing two sheets together. I like it - it's thin, large, holds folds well, comes in many colors (including the right colors for Goku), and is cheaply available.

While designing this model, I prioritized a recognizable and clean body shape (e.g., triangular upper body, thin neck) and accurately colored regions (e.g., dark belt and shoes against the clothes). I'm pretty happy with the current result, as I managed to hit these points.

I like the folded base that I came up with for this subject - I think it can become a generic human base that I can work with to design more origami models.