Folding origami model with big sheet of paper makes the process a bit easier and also provides opprotunity to create as much details according to the actual subject. Many a time these subjects are much larger in real life. Therefore no matter how big the paper we use, comparatively speaking, it would still be a smaller model.
But when the subject is smal, such as insects and bugs, the challenge would be to fold a ‘life size’ model ‘as big as’ what you would see in actual life. This turns out to be even more difficult as the small details would be limited by the paper thinkness. The shrimp designed by Fernando is such a model where folding it with big paper would distort its impact on the difficulty.
The folding of this model is very straight forward, not many difficult ‘sinks’ to accomplish and little ambiguity in the folding steps. but when you try to fold it in ‘life size’, how you wish you have smaller fingers. Therefore to fold such small model, we would need to use some ‘tools‘. Look closely, can you see the eyes?
I got such a hard time trying to keep the body stay folded down for this photo shoot ….
This model use the color change technique. You can see the designer cleverly uses the color on the reverse side of the paper to fold the feelers. I will show more models folded with color change technique next time.