By: Ronald Koh
From: Origami Goldfish
Why: I’m going to be teaching this model at this year’s OrigamiUSA convention in New York (Ron’s kindly given me permission to do so, and to hand out diagrams) so I’ve been practicing it. The level of detail is extraordinary. I used to keep goldfish, and this piece makes me miss them!
It’s a complex piece, takes several hours to fold well, and is not easy – nor is the end result that stellar – when folded out of regular origami paper. I’d recommend anything thin and strong, like a handmade paper, washi, Origamido paper, or the like. It’s fantastically detailed, and has some very clever folds that create the volume of paper needed for the bubble eyes and many decorative fins on this fish.