Origami Heaven

Origami Heaven is the website of paperfolding designer, author and illustrator David Mitchell

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Single Sheet Pictorial Origami
 
         
 
Introduction
 
Pictorial Origami is the term I use to describe representative designs created using the contrast between the two sides of differentiated paper (that is paper that is white on one surface and coloured on the other or a different colour on each surface). My interest in this type of design was inspired by the creations of Eric Kenneway and Paul Jackson. I believe that Eric Kenneway used to call it 'drawing with paper'.

Many of my single sheet pictorial origami / drawing with paper designs could also be considered as either minimalist or double image designs, or both. Most are flat designs (imitating a drawing in pen or ink) but Banana Boat and a few others are slightly three dimensional.

 
Designs
 
People
 
  Birdman - minimalist double-image / action model.   S026   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Fred - minimalist design.   S002   1999   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Sticky Note Origami - Collins & Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-84340-227-0 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Freefall / Limbo - minimalist double-image design.   S025   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Head to Head - minimalist double-image / visual illusion.   S023   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Merlin - minimalist design.   S071   2001   Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7 (attributed to Oliver Zachary) // Sticky Note Origami - Collins & Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-84340-227-0 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Old Man with Stick - minimalist design.   S151   2006   Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Self-portrait as an Alien - minimalist design.   S005   1997   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // // Sticky Note Origami - Collins & Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-84340-227-0 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Twins - minimalist double image / action model - development of Fred.   S022   1999   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Minori 3 - 2002 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
Animals and Birds
 
  Bull's Head - minimalist design.   S001   1995   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 //2, BOM 174 October 1995 - 4-fold bull (see article 'A Bavarian Interlude' for explanation of origin) // Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Bomb Bunny - minimalist double-image conceptual origami design.   S140   2001   Diagrams not yet available.
 
  Doggone Cool! - minimalist design.   S003   1997   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Lovebird - see-through design which reveals a heart when held up to the light.   S024   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Penguin - minimalist design.   S147   2008   Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
Landscapes / Seascapes / Skyscapes
 
  Egypt - minimalist landscape.   S010   1993   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 - two versions // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Faith - minimalist visual illusion / conceptual origami design.   S033   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Harbour at Skiathos - minimalist seascape.   S009   1999   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Hull Down - minimalist seascape / action model.   S015   1993   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Indian Country - minimalist landscape.   S010   2006   Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Kite   S164   2014   On-line diagrams available here
 
  Not Waving - minimalist conceptual origami seascape.   S121   2001   Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Sea Amid the Winter Snow - minimalist landscape   S141   2002   Designed for 2002 Xmas Card (attributed to Oliver Zachary) - picture in NOA magazine 2003/4. Title refers to first line of traditional carol // As Llyn Dhu in Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  South - minimalist landscape.   S012   1993   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Upstream - minimalist landscape.   S013   1993   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Waiting for the Ferry - minimalist seascape.   S045   1999   Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Yggdrasil - minimalist landscape.   S047   2006   Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
Buildings
 
  Also Comes in White - minimalist double image design.   S027   1999   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Dark Satanic Mill   S165   2014   Diagrams not yet available.
 
  Hotel Room / Swimming Pool - minimalist double image design sequence.   S008   1999   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Obelisk - minimalist landscape.   S011   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
Boats
 
  Banana Boat - minimalist design named by Wayne Brown because of the curve in the hull which allows the design to stand.   S006   1991   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Quadrato Magico 75/76 Autumn 2004 // Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Sailboard - minimalist seascape.   S014   1993   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Yacht - minimalist design.   S007   1991   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
Inanimate Objects
 
  A Change Of Perspective - minimalist double image / action design.   S045   2006   Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Beach Brolly - minimalist design with surprise denouement.   S020   1991   Diagrams not yet available.
 
  Handy Box - minimalist design. Many variations possible.   S028   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Impossible Object - minimalist simple solid / visual illusion.   S029   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6
 
  Paradozical Object - minimalist visual illusion.   S031   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Pentagonal Prism - minimalist simple solid.   S029   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Pyramid (1) - minimalist simple solid.   S029   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Triangular Prism (1) - minimalist simple solid.   S029   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Triangular Prism (2) - minimalist simple solid.   S029   2000   Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3
 
  Wedge - minimalist simple solid.   S029   2000   As Doorstop in Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Untitled in Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3