Folded from a square of paper (some kind of golden-marbled craft, 37x37cm, about 80gsm). Diagrams: Works of Hideo Komatsu. 年8月9日 Designed by by Komatsu Hideo (小松英夫) Fold by me () One more lion by Komatsu, I hope you like the paper, the tail shaping still. Lion – Hideo Komatsu. Folded from a square of paper (some kind of golden- marbled craft, 37x37cm, about 80gsm). Diagrams: Works of Hideo Komatsu. Done.

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Although he did create a few models, he prefers to focus on folding other people’s models, the more complex – the better. Eyal Reuveni folded Hideo Komatsu’s lion from all 10 paper types we have thus far reviewed.

Luckily, this particular paper has a better quality than the usual copy paper. He is one of the best technical folders in the world.

He has folded numerous complex models, often several copies – be it from diagrams or CP. Still, it is necessary to be very careful, since it might rip in the edges. Madagascar animals folded by Eyal Reuveni.

Usually, I use this specific thin kraft paper mainly for complex insects, and not for animals. Because of that, folding the lion with Tant was much more fun than most papers.

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The finished lion is very delicate and light. Having this idea, we started our search for a master folder, one with enough patience to fold ilon same model ten times. We wanted to set only minimal restrictions, namely that the papers were to be reviewed by folding the same model from the different paper types.

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The paper is very weak, and feels like tissue paper. It was a bit llion to make sinks and un-sinks without tearing the paper, but I managed to do it. The added layers of color made it a bit easier to shape.

In contrast to our opinion, Onion Skin Paper scored low with Eyal. The texture of this particular paper is wonderful, and the paper enabled me to shape it perfectly, without using wet folding, MC or any other treatment.

It is very difficult to make sinks or any tricky steps, and not easy to shape it nicely.

Choosing the right size, as well as the right treatment any paper can lead to awesome results! Despite all these problems, the final lion looks amazing, although a bit weak and delicate, and the texture gives it a more realistic look.

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Luckily, we did not have to look far. Folding such a complex model was no easy task: Later on, being exposed to many new creators through the internet, he fell deeper and deeper into the world of paper and complex origami.

Here we had to use what we komztsu, a blue thin paper. I used water-based varnish to enhance the texture and to strengthen the paper a bit, and it was still no easy task.

I prefer a thicker Kraft paper for animals, but this one worked pretty good, too. Our reviews are all about getting to know komarsu paper types and with hands-on experience reviewing their strengths and best areas for use. He could also pick a suitable paper size for each paper type, and paint and treat it as he thought fit.

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I used the copper – light brown paper, highly suitable for the lion. It was very challenging to fold the lion with Japanese Foil, since it wears down easily, and it is very difficult to reverse the creases. Do you think that would you ever make a video on how to go about tackling a crease patterm; maybe a few helpful hints or advice? Lines and paragraphs break automatically.


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Let us introduce Eyal Reuveni, an Israeli folder. It is best to use it when glued to another paper tissue, mostly. A crease pattern for the lion is available on Hideo Komatsu’s site: Since this particular brand is so thin, I used a smaller square, which resulted with a well standing lion, without the legs spreading aside. It was very easy to shape the lion from this paper since it holds the shape very well. The metallic side left sparkling marks on my fingers while folding, but still this side enables me to hold the shape well.

Looking for challenges, he started to decipher crease patterns in order to fold the most complicated models. I had to paint both sides gold this timebut the paper does not take paint well, so I had to repeat it several times. I usually use this paper only for color change models, when attaching it konatsu other, usually handmade, papers.

This paper has a wonderful texture, but it is not an easy task to fold and shape it.