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Ogami Cicada Nymph by Dreams-Made-Flesh Ogami Cicada Nymph by Dreams-Made-Flesh
Made from an 8inch piece of Paper Circle Ogami! I wanted to choose a model I knew fairly well to test the properties of the paper...which I will edit this to detail later :)

The paper:

The paper feels like it is someplace in the 25-30gsm range, with all of the strength I have come to expect from a sheet made of 100% abaca (no tearing, even on intersections, very low fraying on creases, even those that take repeated folds, etc). Also, I was able to unfold a very complex insect from about 90 steps in or so, flatten the paper, and re-size it (with methylcellulose); once the paper dried, it looked nearly identical to a new sheet, with no residual fraying or weakening of the paper, and only very light crease visibility. I feel like this speaks volumes about the strength, versatility, and durability of the paper. The colors are great, very natural looking, with saturation and tones very conducive to animal subjects.
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SpineoDino Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
This is just fantastic! :-)
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Cissell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
May I ask where I could find the instructions for this? You did a fantastic job!
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thanks :) Diagrams for this are in the 2008 Origami USA Convention book.
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ejohnr Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
The coolest Origami I've ever seen!
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Hey thanks :) Check out some of my other work as well!
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turq-dorian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Writer
sweet!
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StarmanPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, so complex, the only thing I could make WAS a plain old swan...till I forgot... :P *Whirr*
By the way, I think you spelled "Origami" wrong in the title... *Click*
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I wasn't attempting to spell "origami". Ogami is a special paper made by a paper maker called Paper Circle.
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StarmanPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh...I see, sorry, didn't know that...thanks for the info! :) *Whirr*
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iDoux Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, now i see why its the fav for this month, its an awesome folding, and thanks for all the details in your comment...
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Congratulations on winning #Origami-United's Work of the Month for December!
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Wow! That ogami sounds pretty hot to trot!
Looks like you can beat the heck out of it, it takes a licking and it keeps on ticking.
Once again, nice cicada... there's SOMEthing about the rear end... well- nice butt! (haha)
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
The rear part...well, most people don't realize that the underside has two, single layer flaps that you have to fold out at 90 degrees to make the back end wider...usually people just try to shape the thing out of a flat horizontal piece.

And yeah, the ogami is really nice. Pretty much everything I've folded lately has been with it.
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Figures... I'd like something that has a little more "meat on its bones" so to speak.
Baby got BACK!
Yeah, I've noticed you are on a Ogami kick. Great papers! It's nice to see how it holds up to the different models and more complex stuff. Nice job once again!
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Well, not only am I curious about the paper's potential, but the director of the program over there said she would put anything I sent her photos of up in their gallery...which should be up in less than a week.
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Ah1 That's full of awesomeness!
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
gorgeous folds! I love your paper, it looks so sturdy and the colour is just right for the model.
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thank you! I've treated it with methylcellulose, so it should hold up well for quite some time. I always want to make them in this color, because that is the color of the carapace you usually find attached to trees and such. The actual nymph is usually more black or green, at least in the photos I've seen :)
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
cool! Yes, I did think it looked quite sturdy, the legs must be strong!
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diskfire Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Wow, such detail!
That's really impressive!
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
I spent several days shaping this one!
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Finward-Erendash Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student General Artist
The paper is indeed really pretty. The thickness of the middle leg is now quite obvious, on the other hand. But overall, looks worthy ;)
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
I should think so!
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kkeudeomneun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks absolutely amazing!
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
thank you !
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2138 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
This is absolutely incredible. I used to see these fellas all the time, crawling in the trees near my grandfather's house, and the detail here is amazing!
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thank you so much! Yeah, I'm absolutely in love with these insects...I heard them for a full three weeks down here in Atlanta this year before i found one of the shells...it was like a little treasure!
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