Tran Trung Hieu, one of the complex origami model designer from Vietnam. He has couple of interesting model to offer to the world of complex origami which includes dinosaurs, fantasy creatures and flowers.
His line of human form origami is also very intriguing and his notable work includes “St. Micheal – The Archangel”, “The Elf Archer”, “Krista Lanscelot”, “Shima Yi” and a long list of dinosaur models. Most of his work are unpublished but you may find his creation in his personal Flickr website.
This model “Lady Rose” is also one of the classic designed by Tran. I happened to chances upon a Russian publication which gives some pointers on folding this model starting from the CP.
The Russian magazine which contain the Lady Rose CP folding tips
It provides quite an accurate instruction on the collapsing of the CP. The design is based on a 32×32 grid box pleating method and the CP is quite easy to prepare.
Symmetrical CP of Lady Rose
As I find this model is has a nice head dress and trimming on the skirts, I pick a gold foil paper to attempt this model…. which proved to be a grave mistake! 😦
As usual, the first 1 to 2 hrs is just folding the box girds and pre-crease all the lines indicated on the CP.
Finished pre-creasing the CP on the gold foil paper (size = 32cm x 32cm)
Then start with collapsing the head from the top…
Collapsing to form the head of the model
Collapsing half way…
After flattening the folds, you should be able to see the hair of the model.
Head of model folded
Then followed by the tricky part, you have to open up the model slightly to reveal the pre-crease. Fold along the pre-crease as follows:
Pictorial guide on collapsing to form the hair of the model
The final result should like like this:
Folding the hair of the model
Now then we fold the triangle with a spread fold like this:
Spread fold to form the triangle
After you have done this for both the left and right side of the model, next to collapse the hands and the long skirt. This is quite straight forward:
Collapsing the hand and long skirt
The Final base folded before shaping would look something like this:
Base of Lady Rose
The Shaping of this model demanded a great deal of shaping skills. Actually using gold foil paper gives a great advantage to do the shaping as it stays in shape easily. But the gold foil paper proved to be to0 delicate for this model. Before I got to the final shape for the photo shot, the face torn into half! : (
My heart ache as the paper at the face torn…
With much effort put the model into one piece, my Lady Rose (or Lady Amber for the gold color hair) is born.
My Lady Amber (aka Lady Rose – Virgo Doll)
I was really upset on the torn face model… so I decided to fold another one, with a larger and tougher paper.