The Origami Society of Madras has started a recent project – to fold as many models as possible, based on a particular theme and post it on the group’s Facebook page. The theme is selected via voting and this month’s theme has been Dragons.
If you go through my posts, you will quickly realize that I have a general aversion towards folding life forms – I have about 50 posts on lifeforms as opposed to 120 posts on modular origami! But I did want to take part in this initiative, so finally, on the very last day of this month’s theme, I tried out Robert Neale’s origami dragon.
The dragon is fairly easy to fold, easier to fold when using thin paper (60 gsm or lesser). I had used 80 gsm paper, so the feet of my little guy don’t look too good, in spite of putting my bone-folder to good use!
I started with a 4.5 inch square and the final dragon measured about 1.5 inches tall and 2.25 inches across – small enough to be taken into my daughter stash of origami models!
Creator: Robert Neale
Book: Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings
Author: Jay Ansill
Difficulty Level: Low Intermediate
Paper Ratio: Square
Paper Size: 4.5 inches