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Model by Toshikazu Kawasaki. Found in "Origami Dream World - Flowers and Animals".

This is a delightful model. I am trying to find a cool way to fold a frog using box pleating out of a dollar bill (or canadian tire money...whatever), and this model seems to hold the key. At any rate, it's a gorgeious and simple model. Enjoy it!
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CleverMessenger Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
frogie!!!! <3
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
froggy!!!! <3

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emiss77 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing . seems simple but still can be compared with complex from models. I wish to learn this model :)
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wholeheartedly agree! The simple forms are very beautiful in their own right when done well and should not be considered as lesser than the super complex ones. This is a fun model to learn; I wish you luck!
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emiss77 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks.
I fold my first Kawasaki frog. link is given below. ( I don't know how to link in a [link] format!, sry ) it's way too from the model u folded. yours is really clean and beautiful :)
[[link]
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool! I'm glad to see you got it done! In terms of it being clean or not, that's just practice. As you do more folds you start to learn how to round out certain areas (like the nose) and which areas should be pinched (like the joining of the legs). Box folding is not easy, but you got it done. Congrats!
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emiss77 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the comment and the fav.
I would like to know what kind of paper did u use for folding ur model? :)
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This one is doubletissue that I had made myself, though honestly I do not remember ever making it. Had to pull it out and check again and it has the pencil marks I used to square it off, so I must have.
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emiss77 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. so u made the paper urself. cool. reminds me Michael G. LaFosse ;)
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's really not that hard and I would encourage it if you're serious at all about the hobby. You can get some great colours and exactly the feel you want in the paper. It's basically just two sheets of tissue paper with watered down white glue applied to it with a paint brush (I mean, I used methylcellulose, but watered down white glue may work too). There's plenty of vids on youtube for it.
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emiss77 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
seems just pasting the link converts it in [link] format. sorry for interrupting the comments repeatedly
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magicloop2009 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Awwwww, very cute, everyoe shuld learn how to amke one
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've been saying for years that everyone should be able to fold one or two cute models from memory. Noone listens to me. So I learn more of them to compensate. :D
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magicloop2009 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
They should pay models you know that heh eh
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Chayo8683 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice :D
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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Chayo8683 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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random-lil-azn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Such an adorable model! Do you know where I could find diagrams of this online?
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately, no. You'd have to get the book somehow.
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random-lil-azn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
That's a pity :( thanks anyway :)
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I stand corrected. Please note that so far as I know, these are illegal as the person does not have permission. So download or memorize them fast:
1/2: [link]
2/2: [link]
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random-lil-azn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Oh wow, thanks for that. Much appreciated ^^
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karatechick13 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love this model! It's looks so striking, which I think has to do with the simplicity of it. Anyway, I love it!
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you. I would agree about the simplicity of the model making it striking! I have posted elsewhere about my fondness for the abstract and impressionist over the detailed, and I think this is a perfect example of that. Didn't hurt that the picture of it didn't come out half bad either.
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karatechick13 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, yes the terrific photo doesn't harm it either! But I think your folding has a lot to do with it. :) Also, do you know anywhere online that I can get the folding instructions for this? I've had a look but can't seem to see it anywhere...
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I stand corrected. Please note that so far as I know, these are illegal as the person does not have permission. So download or memorize them fast:
1/2: [link]
2/2: [link]
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karatechick13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! Hopefully I can do it in time!!!
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, so I totally did not see the question there until now. Sorry. Unfortunately, the instructions are not available online for free. You would have to get your hands on the book somehow.
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karatechick13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, np, thanks!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is the best frog i have ever seen, okay i havent seen many but so much better than my partners attempted at a leaping frog
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is a darn good looing frog. I haven't figured out how to make it leap yet (that's a differant model), but it looks like it's going to, and that's what really matters in a photo.

I'm glad you like it!

(By the way, I have now printed out all your recipes and taped them to the inside of my recipe book. I can't wait to try them! Especially the shortbread cookies. I'm a sucker for a good shortbread cookie!)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh i hope you enjoy the recipes, let me know how they turn out for you :) i make the shortbread a lot, i never make them the same though i am always trying new flavours with it, chocolate, nut, dried fruit, icing etc so i never get bored of them :)
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ABlackSun Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow its beautiful <3 froggy....
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!I'm glad you like it!
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ABlackSun Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that darn kawasaki guy always being so cool....
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CLPennelly Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
cute!
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011   Artisan Crafter
You are right, this is one cute frog. I think you got just about the perfect angle to show it too, it looks likely to jump at any second now.
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ya, this is one of the best photos I've taken, which is why it now holds the seat of honor on my front page.

I'm glad you like it!
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CarlosTorreblanca Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I' Impressed, not only with your origami skills, but with go good you have become in photograph of small objects.
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Kessukoofah Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you. I've often said that if you have to do something many, many times, then it would take active effort to not get at least slightly better at it. Or, as I call it, The Super Mario World effect.

That was in refferance to the photography, but as to the origami, that is an active effort on my part ot get better. Trying more intricate models, and trying to perfect the simple ones. I hope to get some training at the convention for things like wet folding and keeping lines neat and see if that will help. I would love to put wet-folded animals in my gallery.

And I'm glad you like it!
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can never have enough frogs around!
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