Somehow in my WOD planning I missed that yesterday was “National Cat Day” (isn’t every day National Cat Day, to the cats, anyway?). So here’s a really great cat by Román Díaz, done in black (yes, and gold, the piece does show both sides of the paper) to fit in with this week’s general Halloween theme.
I used a gold/black crumpled foil paper I’d gotten sometime in Japan. The starting rectangle is supposed to have sides of ratio 1:2.45, which for 18cm paper meant a width of 7.3cm. For my first try, this was perhaps a bit small – the details of the face were a little tough, and the texture of this paper means it stretches a bit near edges, which can cause things to get a little rumpled. It’s a wonderfully expressive piece, though – Román clearly “gets” cats!
This is my 7th fold for World Origami Days 2016. What are you folding?