Friday, April 14, 2006

Polar Bear - Kawahata

This is the Polar Bear from Fumiaki Kawahata's Origami Sekai no Yasei Dobutsu (Wild Animals of the World) published in Japanese in 1996.

This is a surprisingly easy animal to fold, from its own custom base. And yet it really captures what a bear should look like, in more than just a minimalist way. I've folded far more complex bears that don't have the same character or resemblance to a bear as this model does.

The model is folded from a single 15cm sheet of white origami paper. I've also made the model from light brown paper, and it turns out very well.