Here’s a revised version of my first original origami creation, a turtle. Unlike the first one, it’s got a more realistic head (though still simple) and an open mouth. The pointed legs, formed through petal folding, make the model a little more stylized.
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The model above is simply a variation of the classic tato box, folded starting with a blintzed square paper. While I consider this original in the sense that I doodled it, most probably it has been done by someone else before already since the method is very simple. I used the same method in coming up with the classic star box enhanced with four petals.
But doodling further from the above model, I came up with a horse, as shown below:
This is my version of Cerberus, the three-headed dog of Greek and Roman mythology which guards the underworld. A master’s version, particularly by Robert J. Lang, is featured in Jay Ansill’s Origami Sourcebook. According to this book, Lang made us of John Montroll’s dog base to create the model.
For my version above, the base is the one used for my pig model which utilizes the 30-degree angle. This conveniently provides the flaps for the heads as well as for the rear legs and tail. I used construction paper, but instead of cutting it to make a square sheet, I used the “excess” portion for grafting which i find necessary to strengthen the flaps for the rear legs and tail.
I folded this mouse model — my second — starting with a blintzed fish base. Two of the hidden flaps are pulled out and folded into rabbit ears which are then used for the front feet, while the bigger pair of rabbit ears in the middle are used for the rear feet. The long flap behind the rear feet are narrowed to form the tail, while the other long flap is used for the head of the mouse.