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Postby LeafPiece » March 13th, 2013, 9:43 pm

Hi everyone,

I decided to finally start my own gallery. For a few years I've been designing some plant models, but I haven't done hardly anything with them. Recently I began finishing diagrams that I started a long time ago and taking pictures of finished models. They're not particularly great, but hopefully someone can enjoy them!

Since this is sort of an introduction, I'll try to answer some questions before they're asked. The models are my own designs unless otherwise stated. I think origami plants look nicer when folded in parts, so yes, I use glue and wire stems and so forth. However, each component is usually an uncut square. I don't like spending a lot of money on paper, so I do what I can with copy paper. If there is a color change, it's probably a pattern I painted on before folding.

One more thing is I tend to only photograph models when I finish the diagrams, so if you see something you like, there may already be a diagram for it available on my blog (follow the link in my signature). You can also see most of these picture on my Flickr page (the other link in my signature) if you don't mind the clutter of photos from my other hobbies. :P

Thanks for looking.
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Postby LeafPiece » March 13th, 2013, 9:53 pm

Orchid - original model
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Orchid - original model
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Columbine - original model
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Open Tulip - original model
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby eudaimonia » March 14th, 2013, 7:19 pm

I like the tulips. I haven't seen tulips folded like this before and they look great.
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby Gerardo » March 15th, 2013, 3:54 pm

They're simply amazing!

I'm glad you finally created your own forum gallery, I'm surprised you hadn't before :)
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Postby LeafPiece » March 16th, 2013, 5:17 pm

Thank you both for your comments!

Gerardo, you probably wouldn't be surprised if you knew why. Honestly, I've sort of been hoarding these models until now, because for a while I considered putting together a book. I even started it, but school got in the way for quite a long time and since then I've moved on to other things and lost some interest. So, it's actually a relief to finally get these models out there instead of sitting around useless on my computer.
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby Gerardo » March 16th, 2013, 7:11 pm

LeafPiece wrote:Gerardo, you probably wouldn't be surprised if you knew why. Honestly, I've sort of been hoarding these models until now, because for a while I considered putting together a book. I even started it, but school got in the way for quite a long time and since then I've moved on to other things and lost some interest. So, it's actually a relief to finally get these models out there instead of sitting around useless on my computer.


It's a pity to hear about the book project, but I'm really glad to hear you're sharing them now with everyone.

Congratulations in such beautiful models!
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby LeafPiece » March 18th, 2013, 11:33 pm

Thanks, Gerardo.

Bellflower - original model
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Star Orchid - original model
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby PaperBall » March 19th, 2013, 7:58 am

Very nice! I really like that Bellflower.
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby LeafPiece » March 21st, 2013, 11:21 pm

Thanks, PaperBall. It's one of my favorites, too, partly because it's so simple.
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby LeafPiece » June 11th, 2013, 12:08 am

Well, I'm still diagramming, but I got a new job so I won't be able to update as often as I'd like to. Here are a couple more!

Hyacinth - traditional lily type flower
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Daylily - original model
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby Razzmatazz » June 13th, 2013, 12:23 am

Hohjeeze.
These are fantastic. Keep up the amazing plants!
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby LeafPiece » June 16th, 2013, 6:54 pm

Thank you, Razzmatazz!
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby LeafPiece » January 21st, 2014, 6:09 pm

I haven't been able to work on my own models for a while, but in the meantime, here is a bouquet a put together a long time ago. I just didn't get a decent photograph until recently.

Roses - designed by Hiromi Hayashi
Leaves - designed by Katrin Shumakov

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Re: LeafPiece

Postby AnimePhoenix » February 20th, 2014, 12:29 am

Those are so cool! How do you do your stems and what with?
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Re: LeafPiece

Postby LeafPiece » March 4th, 2014, 4:09 am

Thanks AnimePhoenix, and sorry it took me a little while to respond. The stems are nothing special, just ordinary floral wire that you can get at any craft or large department store. Attaching stems to origami depends on the model. Usually there is a fold or flap where stems can be inserted, but I rely on glue for anything I want to stay together for a long time.
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