The first in a series on origami diagramming, this video focus on using Inkscape, a free vector drawing program, to draw origami crease patterns precisely.
Diagrams for a not-super-simple, not-super-complex dragon, seeking to find a middle ground in dragon complexity.
An article describing the use of swatches in Adobe Illustrator for the graceful degradation of color documents to monochrome.
Thoughts on the work involved in creating and evaluating Origami Model Collections
Diagramming a model with lots of pleats can be a challenge. Some techniques are presented to help avoid ambiguity.
Training in photography, painting, or other arts can be valuable when drawing diagram. Concepts of Color Theory, Composition, and Style are introduced with examples.
The addition of curvature introduces some situations which conventional crease patterns are not good at dealing with. I present some ideas for incorporating surface curvature into crease patterns, and discuss why I chose these schematics.
Finishing up the discussion about crease patterns, focusing on audience considerations and the use of crease patterns as a sequenced element.
Making a crease pattern takes less time than drawing a full diagram, but because of the technical difficulty, most folders don't like working with them. Here's some ideas about how to make things easier without spending dozens of hours on a full diagram.
This article compares the advantages and disadvantages of PDF diagrams and video instructions. It includes PDF and video diagrams for the models "Lovers Ring" by Francis Ow, and "Will you be my Valentine?" by Stacy Mannes.
Pureland Origami is used as the starting point for a discussion about realism and convention vs. simplicity and clarity in diagramming style
Why you should ask for permission when making video diagrams? And how do I go about it? I'll try to answer these two questions in this article.