Origami Bear (John Montroll) – Part 4

Origami Bear (John Montroll) – Part 4


Hello! Today we will be folding an Origami Bear by John Montroll. nNw you can see the bear sort of coming along. So now what we’re going to do is work on the feet. So now what we’re going to do is align this edge here with this little edge, this horizontal edge, that is sticking out here. So it’s kind of difficult, but you’re basically doing a little angle bisector in this little area here. So you’re just going to bring those two edges together and just continue that crease so it looks like that. It’ll just be a long triangle there. So you just do the same on this side. You’re going to start with this edge and align it with that edge thats hanging over there. And just fold that up and it should look like that. This next step, you will definitely start to see the bear. So our next step is to basically fold the whole model in half. So we’re going to fold it in half along this center crease here. So just make that a mountain fold, and fold the whole there in half, just like that. And it should look pretty close to a bear. Now we’re going to lock the model. This makes it easier to stand up and it doesn’t spread out and look flat. So how we do this is, you sort of open it up just a little, and you’ll notice this extra flap here. And it’s like a triangle where these two edges meet. We’re basically going to take that, and you can pick, you’ll notice that there’s basically like a little pocket on either side of that triangle. And you can pick either pocket. And you take the tip of this triangle here, and you’re going to fold it inside the pocket. It doesn’t have to be anything precise, you just have to fold it in there, and it’s sort of locks the model a bit. And that definitely helps later. So i would recommend doing that. Now we’re going to fold in this extra little piece hanging off the stomach here. So what we’re going to do is start by opening the model bit. Don’t unfold the lock inside, if you did do the lock. And what you’re going to do is basically just push this flap inside the model. So your crease should start where this crease hits the edge, and it should go underneath the leg there. And you basically just fold that in and pinch. And it should look like that. And you’ll notice that the other side, you need to do the same thing as well. So basically just pull that in and squash down, and you’ll see that you basically eliminated that little flap that was hanging over there. And it should look like this. Now we’re going to create the ears. So to do this, we’re basically just going to fold this little extra flap here, this little triangle, we’re just going to fold a little piece of it up just like this. It doesn’t have to be anything precise at all, and it’s basically your opinion, so you can make it look any way you think. And once it looks like this, you’re basically just going to fold over a little piece of this ear so it looks a little more rounded. Sort of, more like a bear, just like that. And you can do the same thing on the back. So you just fold that little piece of the flap up, just like that. And you’re going to fold the tip of the ear over to look more rounded just like that. Now we’re going to work on the head of the bear. I’ve actually drawn the creases ahead of time so it makes it easier for you to follow. And it’s just a rough estimate of where the crease should be, and it’s also basically opinion, whatever way you want it. So what you’re going to do is basically, where this ear stops, you’re just going to push this head over towards the back of the model. And you can do that on both sides, and once you do that, you’ll notice the head sort of starts to go down. And once it’s down to a certain point that you like, you basically can just squash it down there. And it should look something like that when you’re done. Again, I’ve drawn the creases on to make it easier for you, and you can do this based on opinion as well. And this basically just forms the face, the head of the bear, and the nose. So this little section here is the nose, and this big section up here is the head. So you can make creases accordingly. This is the size that I like, so that’s how I’m going to fold it. So now we’re going to create a first crease for where the head will end, where the head part of it will end and the nose will start. So I’ve made my crease here, so I’m going to inside reverse fold along that crease, and once I’ve done that, I’m going to outside reverse, or I’m going to inside reverse fold once again outwards like this. Now that i’ve done it in, I’m going to do it out, and you can see where the head ends there and the nose begins. So now to end this nose here, you pick a point where you want to end the nose, and you can sort of open the model a little bit and fold in the tip so that it ends the nose at the point that you liked it. So it should look something like that. And that’s basically the completed head. Now there’s only one thing left to do, and that’s reverse folding some feet. So you’re going to take the leg, open up the layers of the leg, and you’re going to do a very small reverse-fold on that to make a foot, just like I’ve done right there. And you basically can do the same thing on all the feet. Actually you can only do that on the two back feet. So now this is a different type of reverse fold, but basically what you can do is inside reverse fold this backwards, so it’s facing the back feet, and then once it’s like that, you can just reverse fold it back forward again. And you’ll have something that looks like a nice little foot. You can see that there. And you can do the same thing on the back leg there. Thank you for watching, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this video tutorial on how to fold John Montroll’s Origami Bear. Please comment, rate, and subscribe, and thank you for watching!

30 thoughts on “Origami Bear (John Montroll) – Part 4

  1. I basically got pissed at the 4th part when you basically said I had to basically push the god dam paper and I basically had to change the paper basically 3 times, but its basically ok, I at least I finished my bear, and I thank you… Basically

  2. I did it but I don't recommend attempting this with anything smaller than 21cm x 21cm squire because when you get to the nose you will rip the paper. Other than that they were really good instructions.

  3. at some points you over explaned, and some points moved to fast.
    But other than that, Very good instructions! My bear turned out well!
    P.S. you might want to add that printing paper dosn't work well. 😀

  4. appreciate this tutorial.. I have the book this is from, but hell if I wasn't stumped with this.. Been doing origami for over 10 years and still had trouble with this one.

  5. Thanks to you I finished my origami. You are a great teacher. At the begin of the 3 video, I tore the paper so I advice you to say we must be careful. kind regards Francis

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