Lion – Hideo Komatsu. Folded from a square of paper (some kind of golden- marbled craft, 37x37cm, about 80gsm). Diagrams: Works of Hideo Komatsu. Done. Does someone here know where to find folding diagrams for Hideo Komatsu’s lion? I got the CP already from his website, but I’m womdering if. We found the right candidate in our home country, in Israel. Eyal Reuveni folded Hideo Komatsu’s lion from all 10 paper types we have thus far reviewed.

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The added layers of color made it a bit easier to shape. Madagascar animals folded by Eyal Reuveni. I do not like folding with this paper. Because there is whole new world of origami that would be accesable for me and others who do not know how to fold cp’s if you could help.

We found the right candidate in our home country, in Israel. In contrast to our opinion, Onion Skin Paper scored low with Eyal. I prefer a thicker Kraft paper for animals, but this one worked pretty good, too. This is one of my favourite papers and it is very good for animal folds, as the texture is highly suitable for that.

I really like folding with this paper. The finished lion is very delicate and light.

Lion – Hideo Komatsu

This is my first time folding from this expensive, high quality paper. I worked slowly, so I managed to fold it perfectly. Last touches of finishing were easy to make using my fingers to shape the mane.


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I used the copper – light brown paper, highly suitable for the lion. He could also pick a suitable paper size for each paper type, and paint and treat it as he thought fit.

I really like folding from this paper, in spite of its thickness grams!! A crease pattern for the lion is available on Hideo Komatsu’s site: And we know there are better folders than us out there.

Luckily, this particular paper has a better quality than the usual copy paper.

The folder was free to choose which model he’d review the papers with. I think it is best for folding insects and super complex models, and not for animals such as this lion. So we decided to approach kkomatsu great folder, one of the best, and ask for his opinion on each of the papers we reviewed so far.

Oomatsu Tant, it was necessary to unfold the paper partially to go through the rough stages of forming the inside layers of the back legs and creating the mane. But we – Ilan and Gadi – are only two folders, so our reviews summarize only our point of view.

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It is best to use it when pion to another paper tissue, mostly. He has folded numerous complex models, often several copies – be it from diagrams or CP.


Great creators share their diagrams with him before publication to hear his opinion and to fix problems he finds. It is very difficult to make sinks or any tricky steps, and not easy to shape it nicely. Our reviews are all about getting to know different paper types and with hands-on experience reviewing their strengths and best areas for use.

Hixeo short glimpse into his flickr collections will immediately show you why we chose him.

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The metallic side left sparkling marks on my fingers while folding, but still this side enables me to hold liln shape well. Luckily, we did not have to look far. I used water-based varnish to enhance the texture and to strengthen the paper a bit, and it was still no easy task. The advantage is how easy it can be shaped, and how it holds this shape. Shaping the finished model was easily done using a thin wooden role or the tip of a painter’s paintbrush, and, like with Elephant Hide, without any special treatment to the paper.