My name is Louise Cassidy and I love creating paper characters. I first started origami art 3 years ago and quickly discovered that I could combine this with my other love of all things pop culture.

Whenever I see a popular character in a film or TV show, instead of concentrating on the plotline, my mind wanders into how I could recreate it with paper folding. By using various paper art techniques such as origami, crumpling to create a tree bark texture for Baby Groot, or paper cutting tiny feather wings for Maleficent, I set about recreating these famous characters.

I also create mini-animations using a combination of origami and digital art backgrounds which I regularly post to my Instagram.

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Baby Groot

Baby Groot

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Zanthe
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3 years ago

This is SO cute and detailed! Love your work!

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The hardest part is making the character identifiable, each origami paper model is only an inch tall, so making sure they have the right detail is important. Details such as David Bowie's lightning bolt, the height of Egon Spengler's hair, or photographing the finished model in a way that would capture Deadpool's confident stance. Making unique artworks can take anything from 30 minutes to a couple of hours.

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Deadpool

Deadpool

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Full Name
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3 years ago

Perfect

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Maleficent

Maleficent

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LOttawa
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3 years ago

Wow, love the wings.

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I'm hugely influenced and inspired by pop culture. Origami has enabled me to combine a somewhat niche art style with that influence.

One piece of artwork usually takes a couple of hours to make. This is the part I enjoy the most - seeing a blank piece of paper being transformed into a recognizable figure in a few hours.

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The Little Prince

The Little Prince

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Ryan Friant
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3 years ago

This is great and reminds me of the animation that's on Netflix of this story!

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Baby Groot

Baby Groot

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Redorstone TV
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1 year ago

Superbe travail qui n'a pas dû être simple, j'adore le rendu, c'est tellement beau, et c'est mon personnage préféré. Félicitations c'est super, j'aimerais tellement les avoir dans mon décor 😀

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Photographing the model can also take time and can be tricky. Dealing with models that are top-heavy and fall over at the slightest breeze can test your patience. The models are photographed on plain white or black backdrops. The backgrounds are then digitally painted on.

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Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

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Queen Unicorn
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3 years ago

EDWARD SCISSOR HANDSSSS

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Ziggy Stardust

Ziggy Stardust

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Me Oh My
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2 months ago

gimme

I come up with ideas for the models by watching films or TV shows. And then, instead of concentrating on the film, I imagine how I could re-create a character (or a whole scene) in paper. The characters I choose are usually quite unique and striking so they will be easily identifiable. Even if you've never seen, for example, Deadpool, you would still be able to recognize the character.

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No Face

No Face

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Ryan Friant
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3 years ago

I love the background he's photographed on!

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Deadpool

Deadpool

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Buren
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2 months ago

What are...those dark patches?

I do experience creative blocks. Sometimes I can go for a month or so without any new ideas for a model. I have learned not to force myself to make something and that creativity ebbs and flows. Taking a break and making other types of models helps fill any pop culture void. Recently, I've been making cat models and inserting cat puns into famous people's names, such as Freddie Purr-cury.

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Princess Leia

Princess Leia

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Yoda

Yoda

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Full Name
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3 years ago

Is he in disguise?

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I've always had a really good reaction to my artwork. If it makes one person smile or laugh then it makes me happy. This is something that motivates me to create more. There are some amazing origami artists out there who create wonderfully complex pieces of art and although my work is much more simplistic, and incorporates other paper art methods such as papercutting, I have found my work to be well received and have built an engaged following on social media.

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Jon Snow

Jon Snow

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Oscar Betancourt
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3 years ago

You know nothing, Jon Snow.

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Robb Stark

Robb Stark

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Zanthe
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3 years ago

RIP.

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Joker

Joker

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ThatsBats
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2 months ago

Wanna know how I got these scars?

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Pennywise

Pennywise

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Nini Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Still scary

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Ariel

Ariel

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Nini Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

How do you do this? So beautiful

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#17

Barb And The Demogorgon

Barb And The Demogorgon

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Meme master
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1 year ago

stranger thigs

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Stormtrooper

Stormtrooper

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Jon Snow

Jon Snow

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Moomin

Moomin

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Pasca Mouse
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3 years ago

I love Moomin❤💕

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Marge Simpson

Marge Simpson

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StrangeStars
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3 years ago

Love that hair XD

#22

Dire Wolf And White Raven

Dire Wolf And White Raven

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MnM2520
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3 years ago

Caw caw mothafuka

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#23

Yoda

Yoda

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Xavier Vanysacker
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3 years ago

Yoda on holiday in the Swiss alps and playing alphorn

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#24

"The Shining" Twins

"The Shining" Twins

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Daenerys Army

Daenerys Army

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Jon Snow

Jon Snow

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The Night King

The Night King

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Jef Bateman
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3 years ago

That's really cool. How did you get the eyes to glow like that?

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Yoda

Yoda

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#29

Ron The Robot

Ron The Robot

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#30

Jack And The Beanstalk

Jack And The Beanstalk

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