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Eric Joisel's rat, folded by me. Eric Joisel, a prolific and incredibly talented origami artist passed away earlier this week. I thought, as ~pandaraoke did, that now would be an excellent time to finally fold his rat. If you like, check out a eulogy of sorts written by her here : [link]
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Is it silly? i still check his site... missing his work, wishing there was more. I printed out a lot of his models yesterday. The rooster looks fun. I bet you would fold it awesomely.
*hint hint*
since I do not have folding time right now, I will live vicariously through your posted models.
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
It's alright...a lot of people live vicariously through my stuff ;-)

There are rooster diagrams on his site?
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
[link]

about half-way down there are a BUNCH of his models!!! Have fun whipper-snapper. I hope you fold them all so I can see your interpretation.
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
I'm going to do the fish and maybe a vase tonight :)
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
The fish would be cool with your Ogami paper. Looks like Eric's had some kind of laminated finish of some sort that made it pretty tough and long lasting.
The vase leads itself to many variances of interpretations. Looks like fun!
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I tried it with some regular paper last night, and it came out alright. The diagrams get a little weird when shaping the tale, but other than that...I'm going to see if I can shape it a bit tonight :)
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
oooo! Fishy! Can't wait to see it. thank yyyoooouuuu!!!!
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Nice job once again.
Thanks ol origami buddy. I appreciate you taking the time to fold Eric Rat. I've just begun another one. I will take more time with the next one to make it cleaner. I just HAD to get out the first one to move through some grief about loosing our Sensei Joisel.

I hope there are many more rats and gnomes folded out there in his honor.
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
I suspect there will be!
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I printed out the crease pattern for the gnome but I am afraid it is beyond my skills for now. I have something to look forward to doing as I get better.
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
The hard part for the gnome isn't the crease pattern (I think in Passion Origami there is a progressive crease pattern which I have seen, so maybe I'm thinking it's easier because of that)...but the shaping at the end is crazy...
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
OK so I checked the entire Passion Origami sight. Been there before but it has grown quite a bit since I visited about a year ago. Thanks for the reminder about tat cool page! So... SOMEDAY- I would love to see what you could do with the flying bug from Sipho Mabona (featured in that sight somewhere). I think you could do amazing things with that model.
*alas* (sigh) I didn't see any Eric Joisel at all in there. (pouting)
I know I would LOVE the shaping part. It's figuring out how to do the crease pattern and collapse that gets me (for now- the qualifier). And how do I get the pattern transferred to a sheet large enough to manage the 1st attempt. argh. The perils of a simple artist.
Have you made a gnome before? It is SO on my list of future things to fold.
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Oh wait...I meant Passion Origami the book, not the site :) But now I remember, I was wrong...it's in Origami Tanteidan 13th Convention book. I think that one is out of print, too. As far as the crease pattern...some people print them out onto paper, at least for the first attempt. I like to find landmarks, like places where the paper is divided in half, like a book or diagonally, then places where those angles are divided in half, and kind of figure out where everything meets up...it's just how I've had to figure them out...but I'm sure there's an easier way! Sipho's flying katydid is awesome...I'm sure it's simpler than it looks, but...Sipho isn't one for making diagrams...or even crease patterns all that much.
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pandaraoke Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
mmm... good tips. Thank you! I'm checking things out in the forum again now too. AGH! I want to order Tanteidan magazines. (lusting after them)

:hungry:
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Dreams-Made-Flesh Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
You have 3 :)
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
RIP
EJ
beautifully folded
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