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Re: Dragons!

Postby OrigamiGeek » March 4th, 2012, 6:04 pm

two words WOW that's EPIC. lol
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Re: Dragons!

Postby Harpseal » March 11th, 2012, 6:18 pm

polistes wrote:here are some of the dragons I've folded

BTW all these were designed by me but i got a helping hand from omelette with his rock dragon

my first one

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and then

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and now i just go mad :twisted:

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so any thoughts?

P.S. i have folded more than this but some i never photographed :(



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Re: Dragons!

Postby johnathan » December 19th, 2012, 6:04 pm

I designed a Prerodactyl-looking dragon, the head is a little too big for it's body though
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Re: Dragons!

Postby Origami happy » June 17th, 2013, 6:19 pm

Hi I'm new to this forum I'm only ten years old but I made three fiery dragons the one by kade chan. Have a look!
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Re: Dragons!

Postby GWB origami » June 20th, 2013, 11:41 am

Hi! Nice to meet another fellow ten-year-old! You may want to check the wings on one if them, it doesn't look like the others, and the shaping is a bit messy, but otherwise good!
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Re: Dragons!

Postby satoshifan » June 22nd, 2013, 12:39 am

Zoanoid dragon (multiple versions)
Western dragon (multiple versions)
Simple dragon

By Shuki Kato, check his flickr for pictures. Kinda surprised they weren't already in here :D
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Re: Dragons!

Postby AnctDrgn » June 23rd, 2013, 2:28 am

Dang! How do you design so many extraordinary and magnificent dragons? May I ask what paper you use?? :lol:
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Re: Dragons!

Postby juanperico » June 23rd, 2013, 7:55 pm

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Re: Dragons!

Postby l0lm4tt » September 1st, 2013, 10:57 am

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Re: Dragons!

Postby origamipete » June 1st, 2014, 7:25 pm

shameless advertisement here, but it's relevant I think. I can contribute three of my own designs here:

I made this one a couple days ago:
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and this wyvern and western dragon are from two years ago:
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here is a separate photo of the wyvern, before i improved the color change on the wings:
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Re: Dragons!

Postby l0lm4tt » June 1st, 2014, 10:39 pm

origamipete those are awesome. I love the dorsal spines on your red dragon. And I like how the head is more reptile-like without needing so much spikes all over the head
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Re: Dragons!

Postby origamipete » June 1st, 2014, 11:16 pm

thank you! :) I'm glad you like them!

I am actually quite surprised that quite many origami dragons are still not posted here, i'll do something about it tomorrow.

real shocker was that none of kamiya's dragons are here, but then again, everybody knows about those... XD

Just for the sake of entirety:
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And now here come the others:
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and now something related, two of my favourite cockatrice designs:
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and now real world animals that resemble dragons:
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These two are mine:
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Re: Dragons!

Postby origamipete » June 3rd, 2014, 12:31 pm

also this one:
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this one is modular^
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Image modular newspaper dragon
Image modular dragon, used to be on flickr, not any more, but it looks amazing.
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Re: Dragons!

Postby origamipete » July 6th, 2016, 9:58 pm

Continued shameless self-advertisement:

Here is a progression of my most recent dragon designs:

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It all started with a blintz fold. Then I thought why have only one blintz fold if you can have two?

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More experiments with the double blintzed version, the variant on the left has long hindlegs and shorter tail, the right on has short hindlegs and longer tail.

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I liked the long-tailed version with even leg lengths better, so I folded it from large paper and added grafts for the toes.

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I thought the wings are too short on the green version, so I added a diagonal graft for extra wingspan. Folded from a 100 cm square. It ended up being a bit too large to be carried to conventions and exhibitions though.

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I liked that version very much and decided to fold it again. 70cm square this time, almost black with a blue shine. I've also made some minor adjustments to some details which are not readily obvious from these photos.

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I've streamlined the design here and figured out new reference points to keep the grafts and layers at the same width to make the model look nicer. (hopefully) A very slight bit of wingspan had to be sacrificed to make this possible.

I gave the model a different pose to keep things interesting, figured out a cleaner folding sequence for the head and I've also figured out a way of locking the body layers together, so it doesn't open on the top like the previous long-winged versions, which I secured with glue (shivers) out of desperation earlier.

The the short (and light) wings of the green "final" attempt didn't force the model open by much, so I didn't have to use glue that time and could add the locking mechanism into it after the fact. Now it stays together even better and gives an illusion of a sealed back.

I have created a more complex version of this latest variant and added the toes back into the model, I still have yet to fold this last version, which I intend to call "final" for the time being. I am working on CPs for these models so I can publish an article where I describe my designing method.

Most of the needed CPs are done by now, I only need to finish the "final" one and need to make two of the simplest ones, one of which will be just an edit of a CP I have finished already, so it shouldn't take more than a few days to complete the article.

I have also been experimenting with the dragon theme on the side:

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I have created half a dozen head doodles over the past few weeks, this is a "final" evolution of the draft above:

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I only need to find out how to attach this head to the existing dragon body I have worked out :D

Now a throwback to an old model of mine, simplified and completely improvised:

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Finally, here is the model that inspired me to go on a creative dragon spree, Zing dragon by John Szinger:

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Hope you like these! :)

Here is a dragon I found recently which I really like:

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and lastly these:

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Many dragons and related creatures of mythology can also be seen here:

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Re: Dragons!

Postby Baltorigamist » July 10th, 2016, 5:42 pm

I just designed my first dragon model in about five years. It's a subject that I'd like to explore a lot more.

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