I'm kinda self-taught. It's a bit hard to explain, but I'll try. I kinda worked off a lot of other folder's works when I was just starting designing, learning how they acheive that model, how its crease pattern corresponds to the model and flap arrangement. Learning methods through wich I can learn to do stuff like that myself, and learning how to do design stuff myself. And as I've progressed, I've become much better at designing stuff, and developed my own methods and styles.
That is so cool. I taught myself how to make a sea turtle through a diagram tutorial. It's probably not as complex as your works (that's for sure), but definitely more complex than the regular paper crane. Anyways, I'm thinking that you had a lot of practice through some source so I was just curious.
This is incredible! Do you design these yourself? If you do, how do you even start or come up with it? Do you just start folding? How long have you been doing this? (sorry for the shit load of questions xD)
okay: -yes I design them myself -I recently posted some pictures showing a bit of how I design stuff. here: [link] and here: [link] -and I've been folding for around ten years. But I only stated designing in the past 3 or 4 years.
Yep, thats often the case . I love my parrot design, but the legs are way too short. I could use up more paper in the body, or redesign it to lengthen the legs. Both options do not fit my perception of the subject through that design, so I've let it be for now. Yoshizawa once spent 20 years designing a cicada till he found it to his liking.
It depends on the species you're trying to depict. I usually think of a timber wolf when I think "wolf", I think your previous muzzle design matches that better. Its up to you though, to capture your perception in your style.