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I just found out my monster hunter origami has been featured on Capcom's blog. If you've come to this page from there, hello visitors! If not, hello anyways!

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Update: I am currently in professional school so my post frequency will probably slow down!


I am an origami hobbyist currently interested in origami design. Since I currently have a fair bit of free time, I have the opportunity to improve these skills through the practice of various origami techniques and designing origami models. My designs are often based on whatever strikes my interests, such as video games, television shows, and objects in real life that are not commonly done. This gallery is my way of having my creations and some of my notes online, as well as a way to share with others what I have made. I occasionally accompany my designs with at a crease pattern, and in rare cases a guide or instructions.

Occasionally I'll post designs by other artists that I've folded as interest pieces, which will be indicated in the description and in brackets in the title.

Don't take anything I do seriously. =D


WIPs, alternate views, and extra-silly stuff you don't see here go in my Tumblr:

cahoonas.tumblr.com


Photos, angles, or refolds can also be found on my Flickr:

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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long have you been doing origami?
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Cahoonas Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist
I started when I was around 6 or 7 so it's been roughly 18 years I think. However, I've been doing it on and off (mostly off) throughout those years. I was introduced to origami when I borrowed some arts and crafts video tapes that taught basic origami. I soon moved onto books and whatever diagrams I could get my hands on. However, it was more recently(as in three years ago) that I decided to try learning crease patterns and design my own models. However, I took it slow with the learning process so I'm sure somebody could get to where I am in a fraction of that time!
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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting, you're really good at this though!

Just out of curiosity, are there any resources you would recommend for someone interested in advancing their origami skills?
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Cahoonas Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Kind of depends on where you are in skill and what you want to do. Peter Engel and Robert Lang have books out that have very clear diagrams that range from simple-intermediate to complex. If you can master these, you've got a pretty good grasp of origami diagrams. If you want a challenge, I then recommend trying some origami house publications, notably works by Satoshi Kamiya or Hideo Komatsu. They have really spectacular animals/fantasy creatures and take several hours to fold. origami house also has some nice books on realistic insects and dinosaurs if that's more your speed. Lastly, if you want to learn how to design your own models and better understand crease patterns, I highly recommend Robert Lang's Origami Design Secrets. It's quite literally a textbook, and I treat it like one. Lang does a great job of breaking down origami models into their basic components. Work through the book and do the examples. These are just the examples I can come up with off the top of my head so if you find another book you like, go for it!

Aside from books, there are lots of resources online. Sara adams and tadashi mori make solid tutorial videos. Also there are lots of crease patterns and diagrams online, though their diagram quality may vary. Hope that helps!
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nekomancer123 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the llama :) (Smile) !
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josthebomb Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   General Artist
I looked through some of your work. You're AMAZING!!
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Cahoonas Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks! I'm glad you like them!
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FairyBubblePuppy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Writer
We have the same birthday, don't we? I think we discovered that a little while ago but I'm not sure if you remember. :) anyway, happy birthday!!
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Cahoonas Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh yeahhhhhh, happy birthday to you too!
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FairyBubblePuppy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! (Late reply is late. Woops.)
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