Pawns and Queens Origami Tessellation


A post I saw on Instagram caught my eye. Don't remember to whom it belonged.

I'm a little obsessed with figuring out how to fold tessellations I find on there. It's a great way to learn. 

I didn't realize it at first, but this one was incredibly similar to the idea I had executed in the previous post. 

I suppose every origami tessellation is essentially a variation on a few basic fundamental principles. There are a handful of ways to fold things on a triangle grid. There are a limited number of shapes to be extracted. And there are only so many ways they can be neatly combined. 

The creativity comes in with how to distribute and arrange all these choices. 

At any rate, I just straight up folded the pic I found. Although, I did have to make the proportions larger. 

Some people are great at doing these tiny, micro folds, but I am not. My paper isn't up to the task and my fingers are just too short and stubby.. 

It's a wonder I can tessellate at all with these child size hands. 

The tessellation was pyramids and triangles. Nothing super complicated. 

But the finished product is pretty cool 


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