Krypto

Origami, Original Designs

WKO_042 - KRYPTO (102)

How can you not like Krypto, the Superdog? The whole idea really stretches the internal story logic of the Superman story, but it just works. Superman might doubt his purpose, fight himself for some reason, or be basically a different, super dark character, but a super dog is such a loyal and heroic symbol, Krypto feels more Superman than Superman.

WKO_042 - KRYPTO (107)

WKO_042 - KRYPTO (108)

This model was a bit difficult to get the dog and cape/crest with a colour change. He has a little tail too, but that’s a bit hard to see in these pictures. I think he came out ok, and I developed a pretty good nine tailed fox as an offshoot of him.

WKO_042 - KRYPTO (103)

WKO_042 - KRYPTO (110)

American Bison / Buffalo

Origami, Original Designs

I’ve been doing diagrams for some of my models recently, but I still have come up with a couple of new models. The most recent is and American Bison. In the United States, it’s usually called a buffalo, even though it’s not a buffalo buffalo. I usually call it a “buffalax” for unknown reasons.

WKO_053 - BUFFALAX (108)

WKO_053 - BUFFALAX (101)

I came up with the head first, then the body, then completely changed the head. A bison is fuzzier towards the head, which is shown by a colour flip. The model has ears, horns, and a fuzzy neck thing.

WKO_053 - BUFFALAX (103) WKO_053 - BUFFALAX (104)

WKO_053 - BUFFALAX (105) WKO_053 - BUFFALAX (106)

WKO_053 - BUFFALAX (107) WKO_053 - BUFFALAX (110)

It turned out better than I thought it would. It’s extremely front heavy though, so it needs some help standing.

WKO_053 - BUFFALAX (109)

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)

 

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)

The World Eater

Miscellaneous, Origami

I made one of Satoshi Kamiya’s World Eater dragons awhile ago, from the crease pattern on his site. An interesting thing about this one is that quite a lot of the detailing on the neck and tail isn’t on the crease pattern. It’s pretty clear and easy to implement (although, I didn’t do it quite the same way).

KAMIYA - THE WORLD EATER (101) KAMIYA - THE WORLD EATER (103) KAMIYA - THE WORLD EATER (109)

KAMIYA - THE WORLD EATER (104) KAMIYA - THE WORLD EATER (105)

KAMIYA - THE WORLD EATER (107) KAMIYA - THE WORLD EATER (106)

Also notable: Kamiya’s World Eater looks imposing and maybe threatening. As usual, I’ve taken that and turned it into happy and maybe friendly.

KAMIYA - THE WORLD EATER (108)

I didn’t get the back spikes. I’m not sure why.

KAMIYA - THE WORLD EATER (102)

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.

directions_new

diagrams read right to left

grey_rabbit_01

grey_rabbit_02

grey_rabbit_03

grey_rabbit_04

grey_rabbit_05

grey_rabbit_06

WKO_050 - GREY RABBIT (106)

Phoenix 3.0 and Ryujin 3.1

Miscellaneous, Origami

I found a Phoenix 3.0 I made from the crease pattern on Satoshi Kamiya’s website, and it looks pretty good. I thought a Ryujin would go well with it. The only one I hadn’t made was the 3.1, so I thought I’d try that.

KAMIYA - RYUJIN PHOENIX (104)

The 2.1 crease pattern is on his website, and the 3.5 is in the Super Complex book. I found the 3.1’s crease pattern on the internet. It seems to be off of a card from one of his exhibitions (he has cards under the model with the title and it sometimes has the crease pattern on it). So I’m not 100% sure about it, but it’s a lot like the 3.5 and was fun either way.

KAMIYA - RYUJIN PHOENIX (105)KAMIYA - RYUJIN PHOENIX (106)KAMIYA - RYUJIN PHOENIX (107)

I think they look neat together.

KAMIYA - RYUJIN PHOENIX (101)

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)