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Origami Arabesque view 2 by metranisome Origami Arabesque view 2 by metranisome
this is a 90 unit origami arabesque. I drew a different pattern for each color on each of the units.
starting with 7 centimeter squares i ended up with a 5 inch (12.5 cm) ball
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This is a most lovely variation of a well loved design by Mio Tsugawa. I must say that you executed the design rather well. The color choice, as always, is magnificent, and the addition of a pattern or texture to match each color unit only adds to the visual impact. The patterns are neatly drawn, not too cluttered and present a very clear statement as a whole. Overall, the piece is of very high quality, but of course, there are always alterations that can be made, either for better or for worse, its subject to the vision of the artist. As a fellow Origamiist, i would like to make a few suggestions for the construction of this particular model, that i think you may find helpful in the future. They are by no means necessary, but they do provide an alternative statement to the viewer. First, before any folding suggestions are made, keep in mind that you may find implementing these techniques using a much thinner paper. To begin, notice where the units come together. As you can see, the gap at each of these junctions is rather large. At times, you may find it helpful to close out these gaps in order to produce a different look to the unit. In order to go about doing that, you should observe that the small, inverted triangles that are the connectors to the units are valley folded. This will inevitably cause the flaps coming out of each unit to be mountain folded. If you reverse those folds, making the two flaps of the square valley, and the final triangle a mountain fold, the effect will be that the holes will almost entirely close up and it will give the affect of the ball being solid, rather than hollow. Overall, however, the piece is truly beautiful, and i hope i have been helpful in the advice i have offered. Great Job.
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OrigamiPieces Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
90 units?! Wow!
tonyarama Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the colours. x
metranisome Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you!
tonyarama Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. x
pandaraoke Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Very VERY nice! I love the drawn designs on the paper too.
happy96 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know, how you do it, but it's beautiful ;D hihi, i really can't do a arabesque ;p
yamixhikari Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Amazing! How can I make one? It looks really cute :love:
Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The pattern on each part is really looking great and the origami is seriously gorgeous. I love how the blue and green are mixed together in this design! :D
radtastical Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
wow, that's really cool
xxpo0k13x Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
That's the paper!
ATouchofGray Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
this is amazing... i'm blown away... O_o
metranisome Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Artist
Really this is complicated but it isn’t my most complex, I’ve done more complicated things, just never photographed them lol I thank you for the compliment though!
ATouchofGray Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
haha, i would never be able to do something like that... your origami balls are amazing... haha...
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