Origami is a special art practiced in the Japanese culture which involves folding of papers. In the modern days Origami is now an inclusive term for all the folding practices irrespective of the culture. The ultimate goal of Origami is to form a finished sculpture through folding flat square sheet of paper. However, there is a general discouragement on the use of cuts, glues or any markings on the papers. Various intricate designs can be obtained from combinations of various origami folds when folded in various ways. Therefore, in this article, I will elaborate some steps that are necessary for making a good Origami design.
Firstly, you should select the paper to use to make these folds. Origami artists have a vast variety of papers that they can use for their artwork. There are pre-cut papers to be used by the ones new in the artwork specifically made to make their work easy. Using these papers enables the beginners to obtain the perfect size of their artwork. A good art-work paper should have an appropriate thickness and color. Thin papers and favorite colors are the basis on which beginners are advised to choose their papers for Origami. Thin papers are the best because they forgive mistakes and they rarely crease as compared to the thick papers.
Various directive tools are also required, they include; instructional books, directive tools like tutorials. For you to have an easy understanding of the design, you should have the following tools; a book, a video or even a tutorial. The instructional material should also have helpful illustrations that make your work easier. Origami is complicated and therefore just reading the instructions is not enough. Thirdly, a beginner is required to practice and master the basics of the folding process. For Origami to seem easy or simple, t should increase procedurally along the learning process. Origami starts by choosing the very simple designs then proceeding to the complex designs.
After mastering the basics of the art, you can now proceed to the advanced designs. These complex designs include; crane, frog, lily and lotus of which all of them are under eighteen folds. It is wise to have an intense exercise over these designs because one is prone to challenges even after reaching the advanced stages of Origami. After becoming well conversant with the designs, you can try yourself using the fabrics. Fabrics are advanced materials, and on using them, your folding skills become better.
Lastly, you can now start broadcasting your artistic skills by sharing the Origami with friends and family. Origami is, therefore, a great hobby where all these people will be happy of. You easily draw the attention of other people who decide they would wish to learn how to design Origami. When teaching them these skills you tend to strengthen yourself at this stage you can produce unique designs even for sale.