Origami Swan (Design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết)

Swan (Design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết)
Swan (Design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết)

This is one design which has been lying unfinished on my table for quite some time. I had trouble on one particular step in the folding process and just couldn’t get past that step.

Luckily for me (and a lot of other folders, as well) Tadashi Mori who is well known for his instructional videos on various designs by different Origami Artists, has created a very detailed and helpful instructional video on H.T.Quyet’s Swan.

Paper to use:

This model requires shaping, so care should be taken as to not to use very thick paper. My rendition is in Tant paper which is duo colored in white. The paper shape to start with is a triangle – and the size of the paper I started out with is approximately 14.5 inches (hypotenuse), and 10.25 inches for the other 2 sides.

How to fold H.T.Quyet’s Origami Swan:

The diagrams to this model can be found in Origami Tanteidan #16. The folding sequence consists of 35 steps and this instructional video explains each and every step in details providing a lot of references when folding. This makes it easier to complete folding the model, too.

You can also check out the instructional video by Tadashi Mori which you can view below:

Rabbit (Design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết)

Rabbits (Design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết)
Rabbits (Design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết)

This is a design by Hoàng Tiến Quyết and looks really cute when finished. This is my first attempt at folding these bunnies and I am pretty pleased with the outcome. My better half loves rabbits and I am folding this pair for him to keep on his desk at work. 🙂

The designer is known for designing a lot of models which require shaping and minimal folding. You can view these on his Flickr album. The end results of his hard work is simply astounding. I have a lot of favorites designed by him.

These Rabbits are one of his latest designs and from the diagrams, you can see that there are no complex folds involved. One has to shape / form the design at the end in order to get the desired result.

Paper to use:
To fold Hoàng Tiến Quyết’s Rabbits, you can use tant, Unryu or even Kami. I have attempted by rendition in Unryu which I purchased from Origami-Shop.com – Pack Discovery – 25 squares.

I used a 9 inch approx Unryu sheet of paper which is colored beige / off-white on both sides. I thought the fur like texture will look pretty great and natural like for the bunnies. This sheet I then proceeded to cut diagonally into half in order to get 2 triangles. each of these triangles makes one rabbit.

How to fold the Rabbits:
The designer has generously shared the diagram to his model on the Vietnamese Origami Forum. In his design, he has used colored paper (single side colored, that is) which results in a shaded bunny.