This book is jointly authored by Jose Anibal Ineista and Mario Adrados Netto. It was published in Spanish in year 2000, and later translated to English in year 2005, under the title as “Dragons, Witches, and Other Fantasy Creatures in Origami“.
The Spanish version of Dragon, Witches, and the other fantasy creatures in Origami
Don’t think there’s any more book shop carries this title any more.
Strangely as the name of this model may seems, it would be more appropriate to call it an ‘Angel’ since it has pair of wings. But Mario christianed it as ‘Dama’, meaning ‘Lady’ in Spanish. Nevertheless, this is a simple model for beginners to practice folding box-pleat design, before engaging the more challenging models like ‘Geistkämpfer‘.
The diagram of this model can be found in Mario’s co-authored origami book “SERES DE FICCÍON – EL LADO OSCURO DE LA PAPIROFLEXIA” (Fictional Beings – the dark side of origami) with Anibal Voyer. This book was first published in Spanish in yer 2000, and later translated into English in 2005, under the title ” Dragons, Witches, and Other Fantasy Creatures in Origami“. If just want to fold this model, you may want to try the open diagram souce here.
Here I have done a test folding using a plotter paper measured out to 32cm x 32cm, just nice to fold the grid of the 32×32 box grid. But the overall result confirm that a thinner paper is needed for this model, alternatively using a 64cm x 64cm plotter paper would give better shaping to the final model.
Initial collapsing of the box pleat
Allocating paper to the wings, arms and head
Basic fold of model is complete, next will be shaping
Semi finished model of the test folding…. now to get a nicer and large sheet of paper….
Semi Finished Test Folding Model – Dama
This book is jointly authored by Jose Anibal Ineista and Mario Adrados Netto. As the title has suggested, its all about mystical creatures and characters.
You can find this book at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/858495.Dragons_Witches_and_Other_Fantasy_Creatures_in_Origami.
How can the Wizard do without a Witch. Especially a playful one who flies around on the magic broom.
This Flying Witch model was designed by Jose Anibal Voyer Iniesta, a long time Spanish origami designer. But surprisingly very little information can be found on the web (at least from the English Language sites) on his background. If you can find a Spanish website with information on Anibal Voyer, do drop me note, and thanks.
He has jointly published a origami book ( Dragons, Witches, and Other Fantasy Creatures in Origami ) with Mario Andrado Netto, where you can find the folding instruction. But if you just want to fold this model alone, you can also get the folding instruction from this website: http://www.pajarita.org/diagramas/diagramas.php
This is an intermediate level model model, so using a slightly bigger piece of paper will makes it easier to fold. I have used a 35cm x 35cm brown paper to fold this model and the final size is about 15cm for the length of the broom.
Brown paper use for folding
The folding instructions is clear and easy to follow. In no time, the base model is formed.
Basic form of the flying witch model.
The final shaping takes a bit of pitching and squeezing as the brown paper does not stay in shape very well. Arranging it for photo taking is also a challenge. But with a few ‘cheats’ here and there, the model is finally done.
The left view of the Flying Witch
The Right Front view
Close up on the Head and hand
Has taken a really long break from folding and now I’m back. So I will take on this simple model first, the Wizard, designed by Satoshi Kamiya. The instruction can be found in his book, entitled “Work of Satoshi Kamiya“.
This time I have used a near 90 gram art paper for the model. The paper is a bit thick but tough, therefore it is better to fold a bigger size model. So instead of the recommended size of 35 cm x 35 cm, I used a 50 cm x 50 cm.
I have chosen this paper because the final pose of the model is in a slightly lean forward upright fashion, so a tough paper will be able to hold the weight without using wire for reinforcement.
After 42 steps of pre-creasing, this will be the final CP before the actual folding,
CP of Wizard
I mentioned that is a simple model and the folding steps are pretty straight forward. In no time, a rough model of the Wizard is formed.
Folded model before shaping
The only time you might run into problem is during the shaping of the hands and the staff. The thickness of the paper really give a hard time for proper forming. Almost wanted to use the pliers to soften the paper to form the staff. But the over results is not too bad. The free play for sculpting the face (nose and beard) give individual folder a unique flavor to their models.
View from the top left
Right side view of the Wizard
Front View of the Wizard