Origamist v1

DesignedJun 2020
Crease PatternYes

This model is a simplified self-portrait, but my real-life hair is slightly shorter. It's also missing glasses.

After being in my WIP pile for a long time, I'm glad I finally completed this model. The hardest part was preventing the color-changed samurai hat from using too much paper. The hat looks like the traditional samurai hat model but is structurally different. Also, depicting a t-shirt was surprisingly challenging.

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 like the model's current efficiency level (the final height is ~50% of the paper's side length), but I might try adding those details in an updated version.