CreativMotion posts a look at the process for creating paper like origami models in C4d. This is a great example of process and workflow, where starting from reference images will allow you to derive a plan of attack or two for your implementation workflow.
using reference to enhance the belieablity of our origami models
CreativMotion shows how to use a procedural radial mirroring technique that includes modeling one component or section of the model, then cloning all the other pieces radially to form the rest of the model.
As noted in the tutorial, this is a good example of the creative process, workflow and problem solving to get from one point to the other.