|Real Big Brown Bat|
|Another "real" Bat picture|
|Simple happy good luck bat|
|The Origami Version|
Well, every now and then, I impress myself on how well things come together. This is by far, one of my best pieces, and totally my best bat! I credit the paper most of all, It took several attepts to get it right, and although I wanted brown colored tissue ( the paper I used was black, the brown did not work out.) I still think it looks pretty good as a darker version of the brown bat.
The wet folding and drying really helped keep those pinch folds sharp and stable. I was also able to keep the body nice and round with the constant rewetting and sculpting as it dried. the texture of the paper is another thing that works well on this design. I have had trouble getting the tissue paper to be completely smooth. There are always wrinkles in the paper as it dries. But bats have that leathery skin that looks just like the paper.
All in all, I'm very happy with this one. It did not take me 12 hours, but most of the day. ( if you don't count the paper making as part of the folding process.) I hope it exceeds expectations.
Oh! Before I forget! A Subaru update! We have been spotted by the local Subaru club in Iowa City!
I requested more information, but it's cool that the car was noticed. The club members seem to drive those sporty WRX's, but there are other Subies on the list as well. We shall see if they answer my Email.