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Zergling Iridescence by axcho Zergling Iridescence by axcho
It was a sunny day today, so I took some photos of my new origami zergling design. :)

I liked the way the light plays on the texture of the stone surface here, so I thought I'd feature this one in particular. You can also see the model from some other angles: [link]

In this one the plates of the carapace down the back got tweaked a little accidentally so it sticks out above the tail. It's actually supposed to follow a smoother arc down to the tail. But it looks kind of cute this way, so oh well. :p

Instructions forthcoming. In the meantime, you can check out my origami hydralisk instructions: [link]

Hope you like it. :D

Update:
Want to learn to make a zergling of your own?

The narrated tutorial video is here, in ten parts for your folding pleasure:
- How to make an origami zergling - Part 1 of 10
- How to make an origami zergling - Part 2 of 10
- How to make an origami zergling - Part 3 of 10
- How to make an origami zergling - Part 4 of 10
- How to make an origami zergling - Part 5 of 10
- How to make an origami zergling - Part 6 of 10
- How to make an origami zergling - Part 7 of 10
- How to make an origami zergling - Part 8 of 10
- How to make an origami zergling - Part 9 of 10
- How to make an origami zergling - Part 10 of 10

I'll let you know when I finish the photo diagrams. ;)
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sortepolaroid Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
This is my first try :D [link]
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axcho Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Nice, thanks for sharing! :D
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schlofen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
awesome turorial, I admire your patience :) took me a while to get it right (but I somehow got there). now on to the hydralisk...
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cblpop Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
My Zergling [link]
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axcho Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Ha, nice! :D What kind of paper did you use? And how many tries did it take you?

Thanks for sharing - I always enjoy seeing what people make from my designs! :aww:
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koesir Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
wow this is a WIN origami

definitely will follow the video and make and army of zerglings.

viva zerg rush!
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Dragoonfliy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally tried it out using your (super useful) video, though I got a little iffy on the back and upper arm-blades, particularly when flattening the bit on where you have to fold the back in and the upper arms get all wonky. Also think something is wrong with his neck... D:

BUT I'm trying again tomorrow in the hopes of refining him!
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axcho Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Yay, let me know how it went. :)
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Dragoonfliy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Went well! Your video is really great help. It's just a matter of refining my folds... :S
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Dragoonfliy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
...FFFFFFFFfffff~

SO CUTE.

Though my origami skills are currently modest at best, I may try this out!
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DarkSlayer777 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dude! Origami Zergling! Rock On! =D
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aknos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
marvelous
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axcho Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
zergelous =p
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Flying-emu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Writer
Are you still going to be posting the instructions for folding this? I'd love to get a swarm of these suckers running across my desktop.
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axcho Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Oh, yeah, the video tutorial is up already - just forgot to mention it: [link]

Actual diagrams might take a bit longer... Like sometime in the summer, when it's sunny out. :p
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Gasps Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Omgg the Zergling is my favest char on StarCraft! XD;
Wow that looks amazingg!
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axcho Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Yay, thanks!
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so-close Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I'm still waiting for the diagrams. :D
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axcho Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
And... I made the zergling tutorial video. This one is much slower, at an hour and a half. With narration.

Part 1 here: [link]
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so-close Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
OMG! I've been gone too long. I'll check out your tutorial video. THANKS A BUNCH! :D :D :D
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axcho Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Haha, thanks for the encouragement. :D

I just finished making a thirty-minute tutorial video for the hydralisk, which I've had some difficulty uploading but hopefully I can get it to work. If not, I'll try recording it again.

Once that works, I'll make a video for the zergling and then I'll think about making diagrams too. ;)
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derikvyreflame Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ARITEH, I'm in the process of posting pictures of recent origami. Go ahead and check 'em out!
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axcho Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
I will, thank you! :D
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derikvyreflame Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehe. So, was this design like yours?
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axcho Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Yes, it's very similar as far as I can tell, though I used a different approach to finish off the limbs and such. My first attempts were more geometric, until I figured out how to use the same sort of style as my hydralisk without it looking weird...

I think we use the same points for the limbs, except possibly reversing the front and back legs. I use the top two points for the upper claws, the middle points for the front legs, and the lowest points for the back legs.
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derikvyreflame Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AH, I see. I was thinking that because of legs needing power, and the fact that the claws were over the shoulders, that the legs would be better covering the arms. I made a prototype with the frontlegs in the middle, and it turned out okay. You can see it in mah gallery XD
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axcho Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Yeah, the legs are supposed to be farther apart than the arms, but I couldn't get the right look to it if I switched them like that.
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derikvyreflame Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah okay. You never did say how you think mine turned out... XD
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axcho Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Heh, I'll have to try it to compare. It's hard to see the full form with just a few photographs. :p
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brontosaurus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student
By the way, what's a zergling?
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axcho Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Oh, haha! :p I completely forget that not everyone knows what a zergling is...

A zergling is a creature from the computer game StarCraft. It's an alien that runs fast and is cheap to grow, so you make a lot of them and then swarm an enemy base with them. They don't last long though. ;)
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derikvyreflame Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unless you ONLY have zerglings XD
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