Jungle Challenge

Again there was a little tessellation challenge at Flickr:


The topic was jungle and I thought a long time about what to do and had the idea to fold something like a pixel picture…

I started with a 1:128 grid and a more than 16-level-hex-spread (designed by Eric Gjerde).

Jungle Camouflage - work in progress

I used this as basic for a field of triangle twists, but I didn’t sqashed them all, only the twists which form the picture, in this case the snake, where squashed. As a small decoration I folded some flowers in the center of the model, they are really easy (6 combined hexagons).

Jungle Camouflage...

All together I folded about 27 hours… the grid was folded on many ways to my school, the hex-spread on my way to Berlin/Potsdam and home again and the final triangles mostly at home…


My internet still doesn’t work, but a friend let me use his computer. So there’ll be some new pictures soon ^.^

One Starflower

I played around with this shape for some time and here are some Variations of it:

Starflower-Bouquet I


Starflower-Bouquet II

Starflower-Bouquet II Front

Starflower-Bouquet II backlit

Starflower-Bouquet II Backlit

I didn’t photoshop the color, I just used my colorchanging Lamp and this effect appeared ^.^

Flower Trapezium (Metamorphose) finished 3D

Flower Trapez (Metamorphose) finished 3D

I finished this Tess and now it’s one of my favorits ^-^

I want to fold a black and big version of this and hope it’ll look good …

For this one I started with a DIN A4 sheet of lightgrey Elephanthide, the size of the finished model is about 16,5×10,5cm.   (One side of a triangle of the grid is 3mm wide ^.^)

Flower Trapezium (Metamorphose)

Flower Trapez Metamorphose

This is my newest Tessellation. It’s a test version and incomplete.

On the left is a flower and on the right an arrangement of trapez twists, the folding of both is nearly the same, that’s why this kind of progress was so obvious ^-^ The 3Dness of the flower on the left is inspired by Garibiilan’s “Hexagoned and bleached Red Flower Tess”

CP Flower Trapez Metamorphose

At the CP the similarity between the flower and the trapez twist can be seen. The main mountain creases are continouse through the whole CP, only the valley folds and some small mountain folds change.

Flower Trapez Metamorphose Part 1

These are some explanations, because I don’t like to work with CP’s (I can’t read them) and I know some other people have problem with CP’s too.

I’ve started with 8 pleat wide open back hex pleat, surrounded by 6 others, similar to Eric Gjerdes Spread Hex Tess with twice the width (if you don’t know, what I’m talking about, don’t be shy and ask ^-^ I’m not sure if I always use the right term for things)

1. I guess this is similar to this one by Garibiilan

2. on the way to many triangle twists, every possible triangle should be twisted

3. many triangle twists

4. at this point we could make puff stars ^-^ but we will go on and …

5. & 6. squash this parts

Flower Trapez Metamorphose Part 2

7. everything sqashed

8. just open…

9. -11. … and close again, but with this little part outside

12. squash this little parts and the first part is finished ^-^

Red Flower Trapezium

Again I was folding the Red Flower and while doing so I recognized some trapezium twists. This picture shows the intermediat step with the trapeziums and parts of the flower.

Very funny coincidence, I guess.

Particularly, because of the Trapezium Twists are arranged in the same way like the twists in this two of my models.

Spielerei 3 EHSeamróg

Here is a refolded version, but I guess I missed the center ^-^