Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Friendly design and folding competitions.

Who did the best dragon?

Poll ended at February 7th, 2012, 4:35 am

Quetzalcoatl Dragon by Gab
2
11%
Flight of the Dragon (after its Repast) by Gachepapier
4
21%
Chinese Dragon by Damian Kowalski
2
11%
Water Dragon by Sebl
5
26%
Quetzalcoatl by Tymalous
0
No votes
Dragon by AK827
3
16%
Drake by Jakeplusplus
0
No votes
My Dragon by Polistes
3
16%
 
Total votes : 19

Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby ahudson » January 15th, 2012, 10:54 pm

Hey Everyone,

It's time again for our annual Chinese Zodiac design challenge! This year's animal is the Dragon; any kind of dragon, really, but seeing as it's 2012, I would really like to see a Mesoamerican one.

To enter, post a photo here, along with the number & shape of papers used and a title for the model. Multiple submissions are allowed but they *MUST* have different titles, otherwise they will be treated as the same model. Please submit your own designs only.

Submissions will be closed on January 29th, at which point I'll put up a poll; voting will end on February 5th, and a winner will be declared.

Check out previous challenges for some inspiration:
http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7917 2011 year of the Rabbit
http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6403 2010 year of the Tiger
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby gab » January 16th, 2012, 12:51 am

Does it need to be designed during the period of this challenge, or are older designs allowed?
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby ahudson » January 16th, 2012, 8:10 am

The model should be folded during the period of this challenge, and should be a recent design even if it's not a new one. But do keep in mind that the point of the contest is to get you to design more :)
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby AK827 » January 18th, 2012, 1:38 am

This looks like fun! I'll try to find time to design a dragon.
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby AK827 » January 26th, 2012, 3:37 am

I have mine designed. I just need to fold it from good paper and upload pictures. :)
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby gachepapier » January 26th, 2012, 3:08 pm

That's a short delay :(

I've been intending to give a dragon a shot for a while, but a new, interesting design might take a bit longer... Dragons are harder to tame than rabbits, I'm told...
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby gab » January 28th, 2012, 7:32 pm

Here's my entry. You said you wanted a Mesoamerican dragon, and in my mind that means Quetzalcoatl, often shown as a feathered serpent.
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Quetzalcoatl dragon by soozafone, on Flickr
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby gachepapier » January 29th, 2012, 11:06 am

Happy New Year !

from a square, "Flight of the Dragon (after its Repast)" :

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Click on the pic for all the details and more pictures, as usual.
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby DadiK96 » January 29th, 2012, 1:12 pm

Chinese dragon by Damian Kowalski
no BP

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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby -sebl- » January 29th, 2012, 2:17 pm

water dragon , triple tissue foil with Mc in 35/35cm
simple design on fish base

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water dragon par -sebl-, sur Flickr

happy new year !
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby Tymalous » January 29th, 2012, 7:13 pm

Nice dragons everyone!

I tried to design a Quetzalcoatl as well, but only had enough time to fold a half scale test fold. The paper was too small, so I couldn't really fold a head. Also the wings didn't succeed either...
I'll refold it as soon as possible with bigger and better paper.

So, here is my (failed) entry, Quetzalcoatl 1.0, from a 25x25 tissue-foil piece of paper:

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Inspired by http://pgwebdesign.net/wp-content/uploa ... dragon.jpg
Tissue Paper + CMC = WIN!
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby AK827 » January 29th, 2012, 7:39 pm

Here is my dragon. The belly pleats were inspired by Satoshi Kamiya's spinosaurus. I tried to go for a little more cartoonish look.

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Dragon by Ak827, on Flickr

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Dragon by Ak827, on Flickr
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby Jakeplusplus » January 29th, 2012, 11:31 pm

My entree is located here.
May a thousand cranes issue forth from thy hands!
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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby polistes » January 30th, 2012, 3:26 pm

my dragon

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Re: Best of Show: Dragon 2012

Postby ahudson » January 31st, 2012, 4:36 am

Submissions are now closed. Voting will be up for 7 days.
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