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graceful dragon

In The Dragon in My Mind, Winged creatures on May 5, 2011 by romi

‘ Each origami design must be individually folded; there is no mass-production process.’ – Robert J. Lang

This is my second dragon model, folded from a 6″ x 6″ paper starting with the fish base. My first attempt was done based on the traditional flapping bird design but I thought it needs improvement. This one, though still just as simple, looks more like it. Its simplicity makes it look more graceful or more gentle-looking than other dragon models.The rabbit ears of the fish base comprise the upper portion of the dragon’s wings. With that as clue, I think you can easily figure out how the model is folded.

And by the way, you can flap the wings of the dragon by pulling the tail down repeatedly.

NOTE: I’ve recently re-folded the model using a two-color paper: red on one side, and white on the other (that’s the common art paper) such that the wings have a different color (red) from the head and body (white).

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