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.
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.
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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