Time Lapse: Scorpion

Adams, Sara
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Origami Scorpion by Robert J. Lang (time lapse)


Put that thing down! You'll taunt it into stinging you!

That's some pretty incredible origami right there. You are obviously able to fully understand, or at the least are able to figure out, complex diagrams with designs such as these. I do envy your ever persisting nature, as it is something I lack in quantity. I am not incapable of accomplishing or understanding such things myself, but I do wish for the breaking down of my lack of concentration. It has just become so difficult for me to pay attention or fully complete a thought. These words alone took more than an hour to put together so they would fully suit my need for words. I also have a terrible time working models that don't involve fully completely a fold. The Kawasaki rose, for example, is made beautifully realistic and round, while mine are perfectly as the diagrams show and are square based. I just like things to be laid out, I guess you could say, instead of overly intricate. However, the overly inrticate models are so much more beautiful and realistic, and I can never seem pull myself away from my habits of following everything "by the book."
I love origami as a side hobby, but every time I see such amazing and wonderful origami, such as the ones you make, I am compelled to fold 'til there's no tomorrow. If ever I was able to focus completely on origami, I would look to you for inspiration.

Hey Sarah! Just wondering, about how long do you take to fold a model like this, without giving instructions at the same time? And do you memorize the models after a few folds?

--Sarah W.

Hm, I'm not sure how long it takes me. That depends when I last folded it. I'm guessing about half an hour or so. Usually, adding instructions means I take about four times as long. Just as a rough guideline.

As to memorizing models - if I fold a complex model twice or more on the same day, I'll probably remember for some time, but not for too long. I usually still use diagrams - but you do look at them much less once you know where it's going. It gets more like a prompt, rather than instructions.
With simpler models it's easier to memorize, and for longer. And then, there's models that I really studied and had to understand - and that I can hence remember. For example: Toshikazu Kawasaki's "new rose"; you might argue it doesn't have many steps, so that's why it's easy to memorize.

what size did you use for both scorpions

how big of papper did you use

I really don't know what size paper I used. Looking at the resulting video, I'd say it must have been something like 1m x 1m.

-- Sara

You know,
considering somethings I read on the internet sometimes, I would'nt be surprised if someone commented on the you-tube page for this something along the lines of, "How the h*** am I supposed to fold along to this?"
Thats just how stupid a very few people are.

yayy!! i am getting the book with this diagram for my birthday! i found it in my library originally and someone had it so i put it on hold, and then three months later i decided to check on it and the book wasn't even on the website anymore! as if they didn't have it and i waited all that time for a person to have it for three weeks, and then loose it!! argh.

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