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PostPosted: July 8th, 2006, 9:55 am
by 4sigma
I find Robert Neale's dragon to be very effective. Good folding sequences have been publised by Jeremy Shafer in "Origami to Astonish and Amuse", and Robert Lang in "Origami Design Secrets." Jeremy Shafer lists his as "intermediate" difficulty. Lang's version is a bit more complicated but incorporates a cool head with jaws and horns.

Here are a couple that I folded, tweaked a little bit from Lang's design:

PostPosted: July 22nd, 2006, 1:30 am
by ManInTheBox
wow those are amazingly cool with the shiny paper
ive looked through many craft shops but the only thing i can find is colored paper that is never big enough

where do you get that stuff?

PostPosted: July 22nd, 2006, 5:41 am
by 4sigma
Glad you like them!

They are folded from 10 inch squares of double-sided Japanese foil paper. It's available through Origami USA in their foil paper section.

PostPosted: July 24th, 2006, 3:48 pm
by islandmassive
wtf i still cant fold the rose even though im told i can fold harder things ](*,)

PostPosted: July 24th, 2006, 6:12 pm
by rokonacdc
what rose?

PostPosted: July 24th, 2006, 11:20 pm
by islandmassive

PostPosted: July 24th, 2006, 11:26 pm
by Daydreamer
So what exactly is the connection between Kawasaki roses and dragons?
Although a dragon with a Kawasaki rose incorporated (similar to the Kawasaki rose crane by Satoshi Kamiya, 2nd one on that page) might be cool and definitely something new.... :roll:

PostPosted: July 25th, 2006, 7:05 am
by 4sigma
Daydreamer wrote:So what exactly is the connection between Kawasaki roses and dragons?

Kawasaki Rose
-> Lang Rose
-> KNL Dragon


PostPosted: July 26th, 2006, 7:10 am
by ~folder~of~paper~
Try Jeremy Shafer's dragon. It's in origami to astonish and amuse.

PostPosted: July 26th, 2006, 11:33 pm
by Fishgoth
Although the final model isnt my favourite, the method used by John Montroll for the Eastern Dragon in his Zodiac / Mythological book is one of the best there is.

Basically, its a stretched bird base with a strip graft between two of the diagonals. One end of this is folded into a frog base, which forms the head.

The flashy silver dragon on my web site is loosely based on this...


Another great dragon base is Sebastian Cerveses dragon (apologies spelling), which essentially uses a partially streched blintz frog base, with the centre of the model as the dragons model. Add a couple of strip grafts into this to create toes, frills, teeth, horns, etc, and you can get some preety impressive dragons.

PostPosted: July 28th, 2006, 5:35 am
by ~folder~of~paper~

PostPosted: July 28th, 2006, 12:44 pm
by thedeadsmellbad
There is a great dragon offered in this post

PostPosted: July 29th, 2006, 12:46 am
by origami boy
I have started the dragon by gilgado but on step 16 and 17 I have no clue how to get the waterbomb base because all I get is the preliminary base. Perhaps I am doing something wrong.
Help is greatly appreciated :D