the problem is still this. no matter how one decides to cut the cheese, there is still more dedicated books of complex origami to insects than any other subject. the age of the books is irrelevant and doesn't change this cold, hard fact. consider the subject, for instance, of dinosaurs. there are perhaps two in existence (maybe three, depending on whether you want to say that gilgado has authored one book or two, when in essence his newer book appears to just contain models, some of which have updates, from his old one, and origami fantasy, as beautiful as it is, is pretty tame when compared to most any insect book in terms of complexity). the rest is intermediate, high-intermediate at most, much of it infuriatingly physiologically incorrect.Bubo wrote:Yes I'm serious,
I said "of late". Origami Insects 1 and 2 were several years ago as were Manuel Sirgo's books.
this doesn't even compare to the volume of stuff on insects. not even a little.
just within the subject of mammals, decent cats have only been designed perhaps within the past 10 years at most. good insects have been going on for much longer than that. and this is only generic domestic cats--there are few, if any designs, which look specifically at the considerable physiologic variation, even simple ones (scottish fold, for instance). the one kawahata just released in the 17th convention was probably his first really passable one, and even then, it's still seated. even amongst the great cats, none of the very fine leopards have really been diagrammed yet. the best lions are still just abstractions at best with blocks or spikes for manes. not to mention ungulates, which have tremendous variation, as trollip is demonstrating, where the surface has barely been scratched. decent primates have also only recently appeared as well (as a piece of art yoshizawa's gorilla is beautiful, but it doesn't look at all like any gorilla i've ever seen) and designers are still struggling with something more than abstraction to represent human figures.
again, compared to all of this, the material on insects is a veritable mountain and there is no comparison.
when one considers that currently there are about 87 million species of animal on the earth, the comparison widens. when one further considers that this represents the remaining 2% that hasn't been wiped out by evolution, the gap widens even more.
there will be some insects in brian chan's book, but he was known to have said that he wasn't looking to make origami insects 3, which is further testament to the subject matter's ubiquity.