The blueprint of... Shrimp

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The blueprint of... is an article serie where we’re taking a closer look on an Artisan Crafts deviation and how it's made.

Today we are dissecting Shrimp by YAGGOB


First off, please introduce yourself?

Hello my name is Yago Braojos, I am 32 years, I am from Mexico City, I love graphic design and visual arts and in all its forms. Including painting, photography and the art of origami.

Please explain what we are viewing.

In my deviation you can appreciate the beautiful art of origami, the size of each figure may change depending on the size of the sheet of paper used, I personally I like to create insects, reptiles and creatures created by my imagination. You'll also be seeing several paintings in different techniques and crafts and mode shapes with different materials.

Can you describe for a layman how it’s made?

How to make is to create some kind of figure using a simple square piece of paper without cutting or pasting, folds using specific angles, the figure comes alive gradually till reaching its final result (so-called collapse). Shaping a figure trying to achieve the greatest possible realism in it, or whatever it is, the staffing of the establishment in both volume and the most outstanding features of a particular animal or insect. The paper or material to use will depend on the figure, for example to insects is convenient to use a very thin and large paper, by the fact that the collapse will require a base of many layers of paper, one above the other, and will easily be able to bend and shape better in the end if itis not as thick. The more complex a figure, the bigger or thinner the paper has to be and on the contrary it is a simple figure to use the paper can be anyone.

Speaking a little about the techniques used in origami there for me to make two figures, one is the traditional technique or what I call technical polygon, which consists in creating the step by step without any trace from the beginning simply be following steps one after another. And there is the technique called box-pleating, which is one of the techniques I like and I use in my drawings, which consists of a sheet of tracing from the beginning and go on the road collapsing (folding), each bit line by little till reaching base after the collapse simply give a final model to that figure. In this technique of folding the figures are much more realistic than the first technique (polygon) but if it is somewhat more laborious.


What tools did you use?

Well since the only tools I use is a sheet of paper, and my own hands, you also can use other materials to give a final finish to your figure as spray coating, or what is called methylcellulose is used with a kind of glue, which is a liquito make your figure a bit stiff so that if needed, and good is a job that can be done at home or anywhere.

What was your inspiration in creating this?

When I took shapes by folding a little over a year and a half, the first time I found this mode of creation, it was seeing a link on this page Deviant ART, browsing galleries showing some figures in origami insects , reptiles and all sorts of figures, then woke up my interest to try to make figures, other figures of the first bending creators through diagrams and gradually I was creating my own shapes.

How long time did it take you to make this?

The time it takes you to a figure will always depend on their complexity, can take from a few minutes to several hours or sometimes days till.


Did you run into anything unexpected while creating?

Always when creating a shape or design it challenges and I find new things to learn, and my good design method is based on trial and error. Almost never when designing a new figure you get the expected results, something is going correcting errors, till you get the result you expected. In some cases there is not much to fix. Well that also depends on time and the experience acquired one.

Are you happy with the result?

In most cases if you are satisfied with the result obtained in other cases it is possible that something you have not tried to do it as you want from the start, but you can change or do something else with it entirely differently from the thought at the beginning, it is important to know that for this type of design or development is required to exercise much imagination and creative skills.

Where have you learnt your skills in this area?

For in the field of origami'm completely self taught, as well as painting and other areas. I study graphic design.


Do you take your own photos? Any tips you want to share for presenting your work?

I always take my own photos and I try to always take the best angles and the use of lights and a background that contrasts with the color of the picture taken, and the best photos will be fine with a good camera or using a tripod to avoid blurring.

What is the best tip you can give to others wanting to test this craft/material/technique?

My first advice would be to practice and make double figures of other authors, and created, through diagrams, starting with simple shapes and be sobered up somewhat the complexity of them and is taking lessons in this art and bit to know little about the types and technical language used in it. So who knows maybe one day get to create something for ourselves.

Are you selling your work?

So if someone calls, of course, gladly!

More photos of the shrimp:…

Camel Spider by YAGGOB Longhorn Spider-beetle. by YAGGOB Ranita _frog by YAGGOB .HOUSEFLY by YAGGOB Cyclommatus Imperator Boileau. by YAGGOB Tiger Beetle by YAGGOB Devil's Coach-horse Beetle by YAGGOB .Mud Dauber Wasp. by YAGGOB

Thank you YAGGOB for participating and taking the time to answer my question!


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snowmask's avatar
That's so crazy cool!
savageworlds's avatar
Wonderful work! Thanks so much for providing background information.=)