Origami Beetle Recommendations: What to Fold July 2015

Origami Beetle Recommendations: What to Fold July 2015

Hi, and welcome to: “What to Fold, July 2015”, the next video in my series where I recommend origami models for you to fold. This time around, its all about beetles. I asked for suggestions and one of the suggestions was insects and I thought i’d first in this video focus on beetles, but there will be more videos where I’ll concentrate on other insects too. So, first of all, I haven’t really done tutorials for beetles that much but I did do one in 2007 so its a really really old video and the quality isn’t quite the same as I produce nowadays but I figured I would mention that I did do a tutorial on “John Montroll’s Ground Beetle” so, for a blast from the past you might want to check that out. now, i’ll go on to suggest 10 more beetles, and I thought just because a lot of them are really quite complex, I’d start of with something that’s simple and that really anyone can fold. and that is a lady bug, and its folded from a triangle so if you cut a square into half along the diagonal you get that triangle that you need and that is folded by “Fun to origami’ in the video and you should check that out because its really fun and even great for beginners. There is also a Rhinoceros beetle that is presented by “origami lesson”, its a really new channel and I think its really worth checking that out. And that’s definitely more complex more advanced than the ladybug. But you can also see in the result that it is, you know, much more elaborate and maybe, just a little step further and great for some of you that are a bit more advance but maybe, not necessarily on the complex side yet. Stepping further, a bit more even there’s a beetle that is presented by “Rảnh Products ” and I think it does look really gorgeous and In the video he uses a printer paper sheet like a square from a printer paper sheet so you don’t really need any special paper either and its definitely, more elaborate, but totally worth the effort. Now, after these 3 suggestions of not quite as complex models I’m going to go ahead and suggest 7 more models that really are more complex and perhaps, a nice challenge to take on and, first I’m going to suggest 2 beetles by “Jonakashima” of course, he does excellent videos. And these are 2 of his own designs, one is a Hercules Beetle and the other one, is just a beetle and they look absolutely fantastic, and I recommend you check those out to admire and hopefully fold along with. Then “Ricardo Foschi” also presented some of his designs. The “Atlas Beetle” is in 2 parts actually First, he shows how to collapse the base for the beetle. And then, he also adds a second video showing the shaping which is really nice. and his “Samurai Helmet Beetle” also is presented very beautifully including the shaping. Then there is videos by “JM’s origami tutorials” and there’s the “Hercules Beetle” by “Manuel Sirgo” and its a complex model definitely, it’s a bit of a challenge but you know, all of these beetle s are a bit of a challenge so do check it out and you know, if you really like the look of that model give it a go! then “Origami Sage” for the final 2 videos and perhaps the most complex ones, but also with a very interesting aspect “Origami Sage” did videos where he first explains the crease pattern of the beetle Explaining how different parts really make different parts of the beetle and if you’re interested in learning crease patterns. Reading them and folding from them Those are really really great videos to check out. So the first one is for the ‘Euthysanius Beetle” by “Swapnik Jagarlapudi” Theres 3 videos, there’s first the crease pattern study Then how to collapse that crease pattern into the base. And then third, a shaping. And the second model that “Origami Sage” presented is: the “Salt Creek Beetle” designed by “Robert Lang”. Absolutely fantastic design and again, first a crease pattern study And then collapsing the base And because you know you’ve already had one detail video on shaping I think its great to then take on the challenge of shaping it to the final fantastic result yourself So those are 2 really really great models to fold if if you want to get into crease patterns and don’t quite know where to start and also if you’re really into insects and beetles. So, those are 10 suggestions, where you can really explore and just finesse your origami skills I hope you enjoy those, and if you have more suggestions for me to follow up on In these what to fold videos. Do leave a comment or send me an email because I always love to get your feedback, also if you have origami beetles that you’d like to suggest that others fold from videos or perhaps also websites leave that in the comment section because I think its always fantastic if you share the great resources that are out there. And finally, to summarize I first suggest you check out my totally ancient tutorial for “John Montrolls Ground Beetle” Then I’ve got a playlist of all the other videos I recommended in this video. And finally, if you like these videos where its just models for you to fold Do check out the other videos in the “What to fold series”. I hope to see you around, and as always. Happy Folding!

13 thoughts on “Origami Beetle Recommendations: What to Fold July 2015

  1. Nice set of videos. Especially the first 3, those really struck me as surprise, steering away from the complex side a little bit.

    As for next topic… how about humanoid figures? Out the top of my head, there's that very simple one to be done with children, strap to a stick and paint.
    Or the "Dancers", by Jeramy Shafer (I know I did it, but can't remember if I used a video or just the diagrams).

  2. i suggest origami models they are endless like the shell you made or some tessellation where you can chose while you fold how many stages/steps you make.

  3. Thank you so much for the recommendations yet again! By the way, the title of this video reads as "What to Fold June 2015," and not "July" yet. 😉

  4. Ricardo is one of my favourite, he thinks through his models very smart, to find the nice combination between complexity and similarity. 🙂

  5. Jo Nakashima's beetles are actually more intermediate than complex. Tissue foil is good for these, because they require a lot of shaping. Happy Folding!

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