Creating origamis – Leia Origami Study

Creating origamis – Leia Origami Study


Hello everybody. I am Tadashi Mori and in this video here I’ll
show you the creation process of the origami Leia. By looking the process, I hope to show you
a little bit more the way I think when I create an origami and see that it’s not really
impossible for anyone to do it. Before we start, if you still didn’t do
it and, of course, if you like my videos, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel
to show your support. Now let’s start. The most iconic parts of this model are the
hair buns and the hair, so, it’s important to start the origami by focusing on this part. If you watched my previous videos, you know
that each fold has its consequences, and we don’t want to make the most important part
using the consequence folds. I started by trying two different approaches
for the hair buns. The first one was to take one side of the
paper, fold like this, then make two folds on the side. Now make it round here by joining these two flaps. Now you can see the hair bun and here would
become the head. The second approach I tried was like this: Take the corner of the paper, make a fold along the diagonal, and narrow it by making a few parallel folds. After I narrow it, I make a fold downward and roll the paper. If we compare both methods, you can see that this one here, in the hair, is completely connected to the head, while this one is more independent
and looks better, so I chose this one but, instead of making the zig zag on outside,
I made it with inside and outside reverse folds. This way, the paper gets more organized and
better for the next folds. Now let’s continue from the crease pattern
of this fold. These are the lines that will be on the corner of the paper, and it should look like this. We also know that the other side will look
the same, as we need two hair buns and the model is symmetrical. The next step will be to determine exactly
how many divisions the model will have. Well, the Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper
has a 12-grid division. To maintain the origami proportion so you
can make all the models with papers of the same size. I also tried a 12-grid division
for this origami. Now let’s collapse the model to see how
it’ll look like. Here I can make two hair buns, but I still need to make the face here. The first procedure we naturally try here
is to open the middle like this, and if we fold the corner on both sides we can make the hair, so let’s see how the whole hair will look like. We first fold the side downwards and fold
it in half. Now make the front of the hair and make the hair bun. Now do the same thing on the other side and the hair will look like this. The first problem I noticed was that this
part here has too many layers and that will stress the paper a lot. To solve this, I folded a few layers downwards, like this. Even if you think that this is not important, the paper distribution has a strong effect on the final shape of the origami, and working on these details is what makes the origami possible to make even with printer paper. So, again, I just removed a few layers from
the inside like this, but the problem is that it’ll leave a small flap here. When possible, the best solution is to adapt
the remaining parts to the origami, and in this case I made a color change and
it looks like an intended part of the hair. Now you know, that part was unintended but
it actually got really nice with it. Now I can easily make the folds on the hair
and finish the hair bun. Another plus was that now I have these pockets,
and I can lock the tip of the hair bun here. I’ll make the same thing on the other side. Simply as that, I could make the most iconic part of the origami just using the corner of the paper. This is what we have now, and the next step
is to make the chin, and to do that we need some extra paper. So I’ll fold all the layers like this to simulate the space needed. Later I’d have to narrow it a little bit, like this, but we can quickly find a problem here, the remaining paper is too small to make the arms and robe. To make an arm here we’d have to pull a
little bit of paper from behind, but then we wouldn’t have enough paper to make the robe. In short, the whole structure was still not good, so let’s see the crease pattern to understand exactly what’s going on. This is the whole structure. The brown part makes the hair. The blue part makes the face. We need all this space because every part connected to the hair will naturally become the face. The green part will be the gap to make the
chin, and this is the remaining part we can use to make the body. Here we have 3 horizontal grids and we need
more than that. My first and direct solution to this was to
make more grids. So I divided the paper in 16 grids instead
of 12, and with the same distribution, the division would look like this, leaving 5 horizontal grids. The problem here is that the brown part has
more grids than before and the hair buns would also get bigger, so I made a different distribution to it. This is possible in this case because we still
have 6 grids to make the hair. Now we have 8 grids to make the body. I won’t detail this part too much because
later I also discarded this version, but you can try to figure out a way to improve my origami from these versions. After folding it, the origami got like this. It is smaller but we have a lot more paper
to work with, and definitely we can make lots of details here, but in my opinion this is too much paper, and I wanted to keep the style from the other origamis, so this would either accumulate too much paper, or would get too detailed and different from the other models. It is a good starting point if you want to
make your own version, but let’s see how was my approach to solve this. I first got back to the 12 grids, and the
brown part is the hair. To free more space on the bottom, I moved
the hair one grid upward. The hair buns would get a little bit smaller,
so I had to test it to see if it would still be ok. The paper would look like this, and instead of having a line coming from the corner, I just moved it one grid to inside. Now let’s collapse the model to see how
it’ll look like. I can make the head here the same way, but there’s a difference here that you can’t see on this paper. The top part of the model is now the back
of the paper, while in the previous model it was the front of the paper. It means that there’ll be a color change on the top and this is actually a good thing that happened naturally, so, one good point of this version. The next consequence is that the hair buns
will get smaller, and when we compare both versions we can see that this version has half of a square less than the previous one, but the difference seems to be minimal, so
lets test it to see if it’s relevant. Well, we can barely notice that the hair bun
got smaller and the model still looks nice, so this disadvantage seems to be irrelevant
but it still has another problem that we have to solve. I made here this same part with another paper, and when I fold the side in half, it’s obvious that there’s no color change. The next step is to find out if we can complete
the color change from this point. So, let’s unfold the paper, turn the model over, and see what we can do here. Fortunately the solution was really easy. I just folded this flap upward and reversed
one layer and now I have the color change on this flap. This part was also easy, just fold one layer in half, like this and done, I finished the color change. After I finish the test on this paper, it looks perfect like this, so let’s test on the other paper. Ok, it’s perfect. So, this version looks
good so far. After I make the fold for the chin and compare to the previous one, you can see that the difference is huge. Now I have about the right amount of paper
to make the body. The body was actually really fast to figure
out how to make. This is how the crease pattern looks right
now, and this is the crease pattern for the Darth Vader. This is the space needed to make the chin
and body on Leia, and this is the space used to make the chin and body of Darth Vader. I just copied that part on the new origami
and it matched perfectly. On another video I’ll explain with more
details how I created this part. If you follow the Darth Vader origami video
up to the 11 minutes mark, you’ll have this. In this part, I just make a few inside reverse folds. The origami is really similar to the Darth
Vader origami up to this point, but instead of making an inside reverse fold on the middle
flap, I open it and reverse the sides. The remaining part is exactly what I needed to make the face. This part will be the chin and you can see it better by pulling these layers upward. You can still see that there’s too much
paper in this part, so we will have to pull this layers and put somewhere with less paper. Now do the same thing to the other side, and the model is almost done. You can see that here will be the chin, and what I did was just take the Darth Vader model and adapt to this new head. Now let’s fold it to see how it’ll look like. I’ll start by making this fold here. And I just keep making the head as I showed
before. To make the robe, I just took these layers
and folded to the side. The layers behind are leftovers, so I just
folded to hide it. Now for the arms, you can see that the final
model is pointing downwards. I just made one outside reverse fold to do it. From this point on, I just had to finish up
folding the details to see the finished model, and this is the result. I hope you could get the creation process
for this origami. It was not really complex, as the only real
important part was the hair buns, but still took me a few days to do it. If you liked the video, don’t forget to
subscribe to my channel, so you can give me your support and I can keep bringing new videos like this one here! And of course, don’t forget to click on
the like button. Thanks a lot for watching this video! See you!

50 thoughts on “Creating origamis – Leia Origami Study

  1. tadashi eu gosto do seus vídeos menos que vc fala em inglês mas o resto é ótimo vc não copia ninguém e é muito bom o seu canal

  2. tadashi o seu canal ta muito top. tadashi mori quando vc for refazer alguns vídeos antigos, por favor faça em português. Pq eu tenho certeza q o público inglês conseguiu.. vc vai fazer?

  3. I hope you would like to make a series about the making, because I always want to know the whole process, the mechanism itself if someone trying to design a brand new origami model. Good to see that you're more creative and active than ever, Tadashi! Keep up the good work! (Y)

  4. I have always wondered how origamists come out with their models but could not find any info about it. Finally, Tadashi Mori showed us the process of how he designed his Leia model, giving us insights about how he started with the most iconic parts and ultimately completing it. Thanks Tadashi and keep up the awesome work!!!

  5. This is the best origami video I have ever seen. When doing origami I always have something in mind that I want to make but never have any idea how (I am a beginner, I can follow instructions, not invent anything). Seeing really gives some insight and your work is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing

  6. hey tadashi , is it ok if you remake a tutorial of your darkness dragon 2.0 ? because it is so cool and i wanted to fold it 🙂

  7. this is amazing! I really like these kind of videos and would like to create my own origami too. keep up the good work 🙂

  8. so, complex models like your darkness dragon or ancient/bahamut, can spend weeks to be created? further more, these models are not made by boxpleating, that i think is a lot more easy to create oriamis

  9. I really like your videos "creating origamis". Please keep on doing it, even for easy level origamis. 👍

  10. Hi ! I have watched your videos for years now. I love them ! Thank you for providing help on designing origami.
    This origami includes colour changes. Are there some specific methods to make colour change ? If yes, could you present them to us ?

  11. Tadashi plyzzzz help me i am really lost.I am folding origami for 5 years.I want to begin creating models myself. Where and how should i start learning it? I just can't find information about it anywhere…Btw watched all your videos where you are teaching. I understand how it works but when i want to start i start thinking what should i do , then find picture, then think what base will i need and think what is hardest place. Than i think how much centers will i need , for example if i do head i will need eyes soo thats 1 point then mouth it is 2 soi it means 3 points in that place. Thats it what i can do…. Than i am lost… I really love origami. I even started my youtube channel (Folding Spark) .. I really really need someones help becouse i am still 16 years old and i want to know what should i do in life.. Should i choose only origami, or graphicks design or both …Please mesage me back or give me your contacts i really need help 😉

  12. Hi Tadashi i am ur big fan and this is the best video to understand origami I have ever seen on internet …thanx for this wonderful videos…..😀😃👍💥💣

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