Prismatic Dragon and Effulgent Dragon

Origami, Original Designs

I wanted a four-legged dragon, so here is the Prismatic Dragon!

WKO_051 - PRISMATIC DRAGON (108) WKO_051 - PRISMATIC DRAGON (109)

WKO_051 - PRISMATIC DRAGON (107)

I wanted the legs to be like crystals growing out. It looks like how I was wanting, and I thought of naming him “Crystal Dragon”. That seemed kind of generic. The wings also look like light rays, so I went with Prismatic Dragon.

WKO_051 - PRISMATIC DRAGON (105) WKO_051 - PRISMATIC DRAGON (104)

WKO_051 - PRISMATIC DRAGON (101) WKO_051 - PRISMATIC DRAGON (103)

When I decided to add toes, the shift made the wings much larger (relatively). For the bombastic increase, I decided to call this one Effulgent Dragon.

WKO_051 - EFFULGENT DRAGON (111)

WKO_051 - EFFULGENT DRAGON (117)

Besides the toes and giant wings, he has a tail like a spear. I also didn’t thin the neck, so he has a more proud countenance.

WKO_051 - EFFULGENT DRAGON (114) WKO_051 - EFFULGENT DRAGON (113)

WKO_051 - EFFULGENT DRAGON (115)

WKO_051 - EFFULGENT DRAGON (119)

 

Thoth

Origami, Original Designs

This is one I came up with awhile ago, my favourite Egyptian god, Thoth! I thought I had already posted him, but apparently not, oops.

WKO_029_THOTH (102) WKO_029_THOTH (110) WKO_029_THOTH (108)

WKO_029_THOTH (105) WKO_029_THOTH (103)

The ibis-headed Thoth is the god of wisdom and a moon god. I kind of project personalities into myths, and I think of Thoth and Anubis as more down to earth than a lot of the others. Osiris, Set, Isis, Nephthys, and Horus plot and counterplot, and I feel like Thoth is exasperated when they bring him in to sort out their hijinks (whereas Anubis is more amused).

WKO_029_THOTH (111) WKO_029_THOTH (113)

About my Thoth: he’s a lot clearer when painted after. I changed his outfit a lot, mainly giving him baggy, comfortable-looking pants. The other big change is that I made his body the same colour as his head. With the feet, I could have feeted them up a bit more, but I thought the sort of feathery look was neat and consistent.

WKO_029_THOTH (115) WKO_029_THOTH (117) WKO_029_THOTH (116)

WKO_029_THOTH (120)

 

Inscrutable Wyvern

Origami, Original Designs

WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (104)

Anybody notice the dragons in Game of Thrones are actually wyverns? When I was a kid, it seemed like most mythology books considered them different. Now, wyverns are just dragons with less steps. Maybe they made the terminology more fuzzy to be more realistic.

WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (119) WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (111)

WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (112) WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (113)

WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (114) WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (129)

My Inscrutable Wyverns have a colour change in the face, kind of like that one pokemon. Also, there’s a range of face possibilities. The purple and yellow one has a face almost like a skull.

WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (123) WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (126)

WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (124) WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (118)

WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (122) WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (128)

The Inscrutable Wyvern has odd wings, blocky feet, and a split tail. In case you’re wondering, the inscrutable part is from one specific step while making it.

WKO_047 - INSCRUTABLE WYVERN (102)

Death of Rats

Origami, Original Designs

I started to write this up when I first made it awhile ago, then went to something else and didn’t finish. Maybe I thought it was too odd.

WKO_018 - DEATH OF RATS (109)

This is one of my more obscure choices of model. In Terry Pratchett’s Diskworld Series of books, Death is a major character in a few of the books. In one book, Reaper Man, there are sub-deaths for specific living creatures. One of these is the Death of Rats, a tiny rat skeleton in a black cloak. I mean, he’s a normal sized skeleton for a rat. I just didn’t want you to think he was some human sized rat skeleton. All of the sub-deaths end up absorbed by Death except for the Death of Rats, who pops up in other books.

WKO_018 - DEATH OF RATS (117) WKO_018 - DEATH OF RATS (118)

So I have a skeletal rat in a black shroud with a sickle. He has fingers on his non-sickle hand, and toes on both feet. He has a thumb on the hand with fingers. I realize rats don’t have thumbs, but how else is he supposed to hold his sickle?

WKO_018 - DEATH OF RATS (105) WKO_018 - DEATH OF RATS (104)

WKO_018 - DEATH OF RATS (111) WKO_018 - DEATH OF RATS (112)

I also tried to make the black show up at the tip of his nose to imply a nose hole and void space in the skull.

WKO_018 - DEATH OF RATS (106)

WKO_018 - DEATH OF RATS (119) WKO_018 - DEATH OF RATS (120)

Grey Rabbit

Origami, Original Designs

I came up with a model I call “Grey Rabbit”. As you can see, it doesn’t have to be grey, that’s just the name. It is a rabbit though.

WKO_050 - GREY RABBIT (105)

I decided to try and make diagrams for this one. I think they’re understandable, but I wrote them. So I’m hoping someone will fold one and show me what they got or let me know about something that’s not clear. The diagram images are bigger than I usually put on here, but hopefully they’ll still upload alright.

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diagrams read right to left

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WKO_050 - GREY RABBIT (106)

Archdemon, Belial, & Dessert Demon

Origami, Original Designs

Here’s another origami Dragon Quest monster. Nearly all of Dragon Quest’s monsters are designed by Akira Toriyama, the guy who did Dragonball. I thought now would be a good time for another DQ monster, Archdemon, with the E3 having DQXI on Switch and the Hero(es) from DQ games coming to smash.

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (105)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (115) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (106)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (112) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (113)

This is one of the ones I painted after the folding. The images above are before the detail painting, and you can see there’s colour switch around the nose.

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (130) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (131)

One of the paints I used was new and didn’t dry as quickly as the others. I painted the wings with it, thought I let it dry enough, then refolded the wings to make sure they didn’t lose the shape. I had to unfold to paint more, but the paint fused the wing and it ended up tearing. I grafted a new wing on him after this.

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (164) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (160)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (150) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (153)

I did the pallet swap monsters Belial and Dessert Demon too. I also made them their weapons in smaller squares.

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (147) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (148)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (101) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (132)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (165) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (167)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (170) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (171)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (173) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (174)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (140) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (142)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (143) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (144)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (145) WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (178)

WKO_044 - ARCHDEMON (136)

Raichu

Origami, Original Designs

I like pokemon, which should be clear from some of the designs I have. I like Pikachu, too (who doesn’t like Pikachu?), but there’s always been a problem for me with Pikachu. I like Raichu more, but, being the evolution following Pikachu, Raichu tends to be overshadowed. So here’s an origami Raichu.

WKO_046 - RAICHU (104) WKO_046 - RAICHU (105)

I have some zoom-ins of the feet, hands, and tail, but one picture shows the details pretty clearly. Luckily, I was playing around with my camera, so I have some different lighting options. I wonder which is better?

WKO_046 - RAICHU (107) WKO_046 - RAICHU (106)

WKO_046 - RAICHU (110) WKO_046 - RAICHU (109)

Also, fingers crossed for a Detective Pikachu sequel of Detective Raichu!

WKO_046 - RAICHU (102) WKO_046 - RAICHU (101)

WKO_046 - RAICHU (103)

Rocket Raccoon and Groot

Origami, Original Designs

Since the new Avengers movie is coming out soon, I thought I’d post these ones. It’s Rocket Raccoon and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy (and a number of other things)!

WKO_045 - GROOT (108)

Both are dual colour models, where the square is one colour on one side and a different one on the other. I think Rocket’s ok, with a raccoon face and tail. He also has bandoliers, which I’ve never seen Rocket wear. But I wanted something distinctive to go with the gun-wielding raccoon. Also, making a square into a raccoon is tricky. I also made him a gun with four barrels (out of a separate square) to make him more recognizable.

WKO_033 - ROCKET (101) WKO_033 - ROCKET (109) WKO_033 - ROCKET (103)

WKO_033 - ROCKET (107) WKO_033 - ROCKET (106)

WKO_033 - ROCKET (102) WKO_033 - ROCKET (113)

WKO_033 - ROCKET (117) WKO_033 - ROCKET (111)

A friend said he didn’t know it was Rocket because there was no Groot. At first, I was going to make a big Groot, but I couldn’t think of one. Eventually, I realized baby Groot would be easier to see in origami, and came up with this one.

WKO_045 - GROOT (104) WKO_045 - GROOT (107)

This is my best version, but it’s too big for the Rocket I have. So, I scaled it down and simplified it.

WKO_045 - GROOT (102)

But it was still a bit too big. I made the simplest version I could think of. I think it works pretty well.

WKO_045 - GROOT (101)WKO_045 - GROOT (106)

Green Dragon

Origami, Original Designs

I’ve done a few Dragon Quest monsters in origami and always wanted to make the Green Dragon. It was tricky, but I came up with one I like. Apparently, the hero of Dragon Quest 3 might be added to Smash Brothers Ultimate, so I was initially intending to wait for that to post this. However, besides that that might not happen, my Green Dragon came out quite a bit different than the Dragon Quest one.

To explain, here is the Dragon Quest Green Dragon:

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Unless you paint it after, you only get two colours in origami. I could have done the upper and lower half body difference, but the spine being a different colour seemed more striking to me. My dragon has shorter horns, no side fins, and bigger feet. Also, I used the spine spikes to add scale texture to the body.

I have a couple of late-stage development shots:

WKO_041 - GREEN DRAGON (109) WKO_041 - GREEN DRAGON (108)

Here’s the first version of my impressionistic Green Dragon:

WKO_041 - GREEN DRAGON (101) WKO_041 - GREEN DRAGON (102)

That’s the “first version” because I decided it should be longer for some reason. The second version is bigger, longer, and has finer scales and more spines.

WKO_041 - GREEN DRAGON (103) WKO_041 - GREEN DRAGON (104)

WKO_041 - GREEN DRAGON (105) WKO_041 - GREEN DRAGON (106)

I don’t know which version I like better. The original is a bit more cartoonish and a better fit for Dragon Quest. But the other one is large.

WKO_041 - GREEN DRAGON (107)