Mothra

Origami, Original Designs

A few days ago, the first trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters came out. Yay! I love Godzilla, and this one looks pretty good. It also has Mothra, Radon, and King Ghidora (and maybe others). I’ve made a Godzilla and Ghidora, so I thought I’d post my origami Mothra.

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This was an odd one due to the wings needing so much length. I made the abdomen from a point formed inside the square, and then spread it out and added ridges. That way, I could make sections for the head, wings, and legs using the edges of the paper.

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I like how the face turned out, which is odd because it’s mostly shaping. The eyes in particular had to be indented to show up, but they turned out. The biggest problems were the antenna above the head (which turned out a bit short) and the appendages to the sides of her mouth. I tried to get those from the set with the legs, but they sometimes look more like forelegs.

WKO_028_MOTHRA (104)    WKO_028_MOTHRA (109)

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I figured Mothra would look better painted, with all the vibrant colours. She’s pretty fuzzy, so I used oil paints because they sometimes look fuzzy to me (not that they really do here). I left the white unpainted. Her hindwings are above her forewings now because I painted them second and don’t know how long it takes oil paints to completely set.

WKO_028_MOTHRA (114)    WKO_028_MOTHRA (113)

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I’m thinking of updating my Godzilla a bit so he’s not so thin and adding some to my Pteranodon to make a Radon. I wonder if I should try Gamera? Daiei should really let them put him in a movie with Godzilla.

WKO_028_MOTHRA (111)