Sword Dragon Plate Armor | Assassin (SDPAA 40)

I was unhappy with the first version of the SDPA and decided to revisit it. It shares the same shaping and face as the assassin variant of the plain DPA model. It was so much fun to fold and with a few structural changes, now features a closed back, closed legs, and a more detailed sword.

Designed:
November 1, 2022

Square Twist Samurai (STS) - 48x48 Grid

Co-designed with Mark Hanke (@markogami). The square twist samurai combines two genres of Origami: Representational and Tessellation. Taken from the base of the Samurai V4, Mark restructured it to allow the square twist motif across more of the design. Recommended Paper Size: 60cm Wenzhou or Short Fiber Mulberry (30-45gsm)

Designed:
September 30, 2022

Crunchyroll-Hime - 32x32 Grid

Designing Crunchyroll-Hime was a color change challenge. My goal was to achieve the essence of her character while filtering the colors to just offwhite and orange. I learned a lot through this design and it is one of my most efficient designs to date in terms of how much of the paper is visible in the end. Recommended Paper Size: 60cm Wenzhou or Short Fiber Mulberry (30-45gsm)

Designed:
July 25, 2022

Phoenix - 44x44 Grid

A Phoenix designed in my battle against Tadashi Mori. While the wings are beautiful using a feather technique I learned from Paper Forger, the tails are too short. Bumping the grid up to 48 will solve this issue with relatively the same structure. Recommended Paper Size: 60cm Wenzhou or Short Fiber Mulberry (30-45gsm)

Designed:
July 23, 2022

Makima - 32x32 Grid

Makima from Chainsaw man. Love her or hate her, the controlling attitude she exerts is surely formidable. This design was a personal sketch for practicing color changes. Being only 32 grid, this might be a fun fold for people to figure out the shaping for. Recommended Paper Size: 50x50cm

Designed:
July 19, 2022

Samurai V4 - 48x48 Grid

I wanted to revamp the Samurai V3 design since I know a lot more than I did back then. I would say that this samurai is much more properly designed while using the same grid and relatively the same structures. The face is upgraded to the same face as "Alone" and the sword and sheathe are in opposite corners making the design asymmetric but more efficient. The resulting free hand offers much more room to be expressive with shaping than before. Recommended Paper Size: 65cm Wenzhou or Short Fiber Mulberry (30gsm)

Designed:
June 24, 2022

Assassin DPA - 32x32 Grid

The same as the Dragon Plate Armor Set but with a modified head. A face is shaped into the head and shrouded with a hood. This is one of my most effective faces that uses the silhouette of the hood to trick the viewer's eyes into seeing a rendered face without breaking the uncanny valley. Or at least the Iphone camera app thinks so haha! Recommended Paper Size: 50cm

Designed:
May 16, 2022

Sword Plate Armor - 40x40 Grid

A variation on the DPA32 design which adds a sword and uses the asymmetry to have a fully closed pleated back. The 40 grid feels just right to fit in the necessary details and even give the model better hand proportions. You can variate the helmet with the hooded face in the Assassin variant of the DPA32. I think that the assassin variant would look better. Recommended Paper Size: 50cm+

Designed:
April 28, 2022

Halberd Knight - 48x48 Grid

I actually don't recommend folding this one. A direct edge graft to my Pleat Armor design. There is plenty of room for altering the structures with the residual flaps. This is less of an efficient design and more of an experiment. This still results in a pretty interesting designs. Recommended Paper Size: 90cm

Designed:
April 22, 2022

Ara Ara - 24x24 Grid

I wanted to design a generic female base that I could shape into whatever pose. I ended up adding more details than I thought, such as the color change hair. The name comes from the "vibe" of the first fold I shaped. Check the fold out on Instagram to know why. Since this is based on a low grid, it is extremely useful to practice posing and shaping a humanoid figure. Recommended Paper Size: 30cm

Designed:
March 28, 2022

Chainsaw Man - 48x48 Grid

Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto is such a great read. Im a fan of all the characters and thought it would be very interesting to make Denji with the chainsaw head and arms. I already had the general structure in mind, but it turned out to fit much easier into the crease pattern than I thought. To be honest, the legs were so lazily designed that if you look closely, you will realize it is very "cursed" color-change for no reason. Feel free to try better legs or use the extra paper for more details. Designed 3/2022 Recommended Paper Size: 60cm+

Designed:
March 20, 2022

Alone - 24x24 Grid

I wanted to design a generic male base that I could shape into whatever pose. After spending a ton of hours shaping the first fold, I realized how much potential there was to add expression to the fold. I have gone on to fold three vastly different versions from the same base. Recommended Paper Size: 30cm

Designed:
March 9, 2022

Dragon Plate Armor Set - 32x32 Grid

Probably my most efficient design to date. This is heavily inspired by the scale pattern from Joker's Rathalos design. I found that you can create a cool shape by pairing the pattern with a shifted down version of the pleats. The goal of this model was to incorporate the pattern in the arms, legs, and torso. I call this design and Armor Set because I plan to incorporate it into many other designs in the future. Recommended Paper Size: 50cm+

Designed:
February 27, 2022

Tower Guard- 48x48 Grid

Tower Guard - Inspired by the Gondor Guard of the Citadel from the Lord of the Rings Books and especially the unit from the RTS game, Battle for Middle Earth. This was designed and folded within one week to submit to an Origami Dan Monthly design contest. My fold was with 1 meter thick craft paper which was highly unideal but it allows the model to stand all on its own. It is quite an inefficient model but the results are pretty interesting. Designed 1/2022. Recommended Paper Size: 60cm+

Designed:
February 1, 2022

Regulator - 32x32 Grid with partial 64ths & 128ths

Quite a mess of a design. The chest armor shifts up from 32nd divisions to 16ths, the head and boots are 64ths, and the pistols are 128ths. The use of such partials leads to a great amount of efficiency and low layer thickness. There is enough room that the middle flaps can be turned into a sword to close the back of the model. For those who choose to fold this model, try the pistols+hand+arm area with a 24x24 grid first before folding. The pistol sequence comes from just a corner flap but the shifters flip the grid to form the trigger in the correct location. There will be a tutorial for just the pistol but not the whole model. Despite being very complex, the gridding and precreasing will take you less time than folding a regular 64x64 grid [I think]. Use no smaller than 1x1m paper, or face consequences lol.

Designed:
October 19, 2021

Bunny Girl - Blintz Base

This design started as a sketch of a blintz base. I had no design subject in mind but it somehow turned into a bunny girl. This is quite a satisfying model to fold and you can find a tutorial for it on my YouTube channel.

Designed:
September 24, 2021

The Four Knights

This model was for a design battle with the theme, "four figures one sheet". I did not have time to make an elegant design due to finishing university, so I tiled my Great Swordsman designed and used the strip grafts for a sword and shield instead of fingers. This is an absolute pain to fold and I don't recommend trying. What is not shown in this crease pattern is the 100 or so sink folds required to hide the connecting branches between each knight. However, if you do try it, use really large single tissue and get ready to mush. The reference point is shown with the auxilary line. I advise folding a birdbase to get all reference points easily for each quarter.

Designed:
May 3, 2021

Invention of the Crane - 48x48 partial 24ths Grid

This model was designed for battle where the topic was “human history”. I saw it fitting to interpret a momentous part of human-origami history. It is also an origami folding an origami ;).

Designed:
March 29, 2021

Two Headed Dragon - 64x64 Grid

Quite a crazy design of mine where the tail comes from the middle of the paper to allow large wings and proper spacing for the two necks. This design's structure was inspired by both Obelisk's Dragon Knight and Nham Van Son's Three headed dragon design. Due to the strange structure, this model is both closed back and belly which allows more details such as the back spikes. Use no less than 80x80cm paper for folding this.

Designed:
March 6, 2021

Dragon Knight - 48x48 Grid

The Knight of the Dragon Slayer. This time it is mostly symmetrical and features flaps in the chest for extra shaping. Check out the tutorial on my YouTube channel. Use at least a 50x50cm large paper.

Designed:
January 25, 2021

Dragon Slayer - 32x32 with partial 64 Grid

A very technical design and idea I have had since the first Dragon Slayer design. This allows two figures, a dragon head and knight to come from a single sheet. It is very asymmetric and can be tricky to solve. Use as large of a paper as you can.

Designed:
October 31, 2020