I started 3D origami in late 2009 after someone showed me some models online. It seemed impressive and something I could do, thus the hobby began. It’s not a 24/7 thing for me, but when I do make something, I try to make things different from the norm. It’s more fun that way, right? Hopefully I can craft the ideas I have in my head and share. =]
Things you may like to know:
MOTIVATION: I randomly get inspired/choose things to make. It could be from my current interests, suggestions, or even the color of the paper available. I am not committed to one sort of genre although it seems like I gravitate towards game characters. I don't post everything I make online.
TIME: The time it takes to create/make projects varies from one thing to the next. It depends on the how complicated it'll be, the supplies available, and my motivation to finish it. Obviously if a pattern is available, I would finish it faster than executing an original design.
METHODS: Due to the fact that I tend to make original, one of a kind pieces, there are no patterns as I just wing it until I like what I see. So, lots of trial and error. I usually look online for reference pictures before I begin. Even with established patterns, I like to mess with it to make my own unique version, but I credit the original source. I reserve all rights to my original creations and designs.
MATERIALS: For the most part, I use colored printer (A4) paper in 20lb. or 24lb. varieties. The black printer paper I use was bought for about 16 bucks online. www.amazon.com/Wausau-Astrobri… Rarely, if I need shiny paper, I use wrapping paper. Since it tends to be thin, I attach it to recycled paper before cutting it to size. I don't generally use glue for my projects unless I am adding limbs and the like or if the paper is being particularly uncooperative. I use PVA glue for minor repairs and hot glue for attaching extremities since it dries quicker.
ACQUISITIONS: I'm considering on whether or not I want to sell my works. I think at this point 3DO is gaining a lot of interest so people are making their own things. I'm not sure how to price my time and effort either. However, it would be a nice way to gain resources needed for more materials other than outright pleading.
RESOURCES: I go to a couple of websites to see what others are doing. This one, 3dorigamiart.com/ , has many other 3D origami artists sharing their works. The other, stranamasterov.ru/taxonomy/ter… , is in Russian, but it has a bunch of project tutorials at the top. Of course this is not all inclusive, but just a suggestion to get started.
If you'd like to know anything else, please drop me a line. =]
Favourite genre of music: Almost all.
Operating System: Windows
Wallpaper of choice: Currently: 3DO Scyther