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My favourite origami!
Yo might want to know that creating this dragon is very complicated and you have to be very careful to understand.

I was taught to make this dragon by my aunt and now I share it with you!

I hope you manage to get it well ...

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  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is what you will need. You should really use origami paper because the model is very complicated and xerox paper won't do. I made my dragons with xerox paper but I made them a few times to get them right because the paper is to rough.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold your paper equally on the long side of the paper.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 3
    Step 3

    You get this.
    Now you need to fold it again into half.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 4
    Step 4

    You will get a rectangle which will be cut into half.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you have a triangle. It should look like this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 6
    Step 6

    Open it.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 7
    Step 7

    You get a square folded across the diagonals.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now you fold it into half exactly like in the picture.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 9
    Step 9

    You get this triangle.
    Now you have to fold the corners inside the model, guiding yourself by the vertical center.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 10
    Step 10

    You get this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 11
    Step 11

    Turn over the sides on the front and on the back as well.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 12
    Step 12

    This is how your model should look like.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now fold the sides according to the vertical center.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 14
    Step 14

    Like this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now fold the triangle that has been left according to the upper sides.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 16
    Step 16

    Open the 3 folded parts and get this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 17
    Step 17

    Now you pull that thing down like in the picture.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 18
    Step 18

    Now your model looks like this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 19
    Step 19

    Do the steps 13-18 for the back as well and get this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 20
    Step 20

    Now fold the right side like this. Do this on both sides.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 21
    Step 21

    Now grab the upper side and fold it over according to the center.

    Do this on both sides.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 22
    Step 22

    You get this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 23
    Step 23

    Now you cut down the right part like in the picture.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 24
    Step 24

    It should look like this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 25
    Step 25

    Now grab the left side and pull it over. Do this on both sides.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 26
    Step 26

    This is how it should look.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 27
    Step 27

    Now you'll want to fold both parts according to the vertical center. Do this on both sides.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 28
    Step 28

    Now cut two little diagonal openings on both folded sides on this part.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 29
    Step 29

    Here is a closer look to get it right.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 30
    Step 30

    Fold up the upper cuts than turn the model.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 31
    Step 31

    Make two little cuts on this side as well like in the picture than fold in half the entire model.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 32
    Step 32

    You should have this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 33
    Step 33

    Back fold half of the model and you form the neck of the dragon.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 34
    Step 34

    Back fold again the part on top of the thorn.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 35
    Step 35

    Reverse fold in that area.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 36
    Step 36

    With a reverse fold you get the feet of the dragon.

    Do this on both sides.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 37
    Step 37

    Fold the feet in half.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 38
    Step 38

    Back fold the feet and the beak.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 39
    Step 39

    Reverse fold the feet.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 40
    Step 40

    Back fold feet.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 41
    Step 41

    And finally, fold up the ends making the talon.

    The feet are ready.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 42
    Step 42

    Your beak should look something like this. Find the cuts you previously made and try to pull them out.

    These are smaller thorns.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 43
    Step 43

    After you found the thorns, you have to pull out the upper part of the beak just like in the picture.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 44
    Step 44

    Cut it in making a thorn on both sides.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 45
    Step 45

    This is how the head should look at the moment.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 46
    Step 46

    Now grab the upper part of the beak and fold it back.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 47
    Step 47

    Back fold the beak.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 48
    Step 48

    Revers fold the beak.

    This is the mouth.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 49
    Step 49

    Finally, fold down the end of the beak.

    This is the tongue.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 50
    Step 50

    Now, with a back fold and a reverse fold you make the ears.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 51
    Step 51

    Cut in between them and part them.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 52
    Step 52

    Now fold up the ends.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 53
    Step 53

    The first part of your dragon is ready!

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 54
    Step 54

    Use the other A4 paper and repeat steps 2-26.

    Take the right part and fold it over to the left.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 55
    Step 55

    It should look like this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 56
    Step 56

    Now fold the entire model into half.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 57
    Step 57

    Hold the model like this.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 58
    Step 58

    Cut it in 4 spots.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 59
    Step 59

    Now fold them up making some little thorns.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 60
    Step 60

    Take the right part and turn it on the left side.

    Repeat steps 57-59.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 61
    Step 61

    Form the right side like this and fold it into half.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 62
    Step 62

    It should look like this.

    These are going to be the feet.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 63
    Step 63

    Now open the model.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 64
    Step 64

    Fold in the sides according to the feet.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 65
    Step 65

    Now fold the model into half.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 66
    Step 66

    Cut down the right end.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 67
    Step 67

    The the other end and cut it in on the sides. After that, pull them out.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 68
    Step 68

    You have here the tale of your dragon ;)

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 69
    Step 69

    open the feet and cut them like in the picture.

    After that fold them over.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 70
    Step 70

    Reverse fold the feet.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 71
    Step 71

    Back fold.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 72
    Step 72

    Reverse fold.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 73
    Step 73

    And finally, fold up the ends for the talon.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 74
    Step 74

    The second part of the dragon is ready!

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 75
    Step 75

    Now put the two parts together.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 76
    Step 76

    Use the Stapling Machine to make them stay that way and model your dragon the way you like.

  • How to fold an origami character. The Red Dragon - Step 77
    Step 77

    Ready!

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The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
Holy Crap!! I was thinking of making this for my mom for a last minute Christmas present because I like origami and she likes dragons and this is totally cool but my ambition was smooshed.I might still try it but will have a back up plan. I am not that good at origami.
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Miss Sixty
Miss Sixty · 2 projects
The idea of steps 2-4 is to obtain the necessary folds. What you cut off is going to be cut off completely, you will not need it later.

Good luck!
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Zizi
Zizi · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
A few questions before I begin:
*are steps 2-4 just so you end up with a square? Could that be avoided by starting with a square peice of paper?
*@23, do you cut that off completely?
Thanks.
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Miss Sixty
Miss Sixty · 2 projects
well, I must say, it is very complicated and it needs lots of atention and patience! but with more tries, I'm sure that you'll get it right Happy
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teaRs-dOn't-fAll-x
teaRs-dOn't-fAll-x · 5 projects
lolz i attempted it with normal paper, i got frustrated and threw it in the bin lol Happy you must be really patient
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Miss Sixty
Miss Sixty · 2 projects
thank you guys!
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Luna's acesorios Lucii desu(L)
wow cool!!!XD
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Pirate Moose
Pirate Moose · Norwich, England, GB · 28 projects
Incredible! Happy
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Manga Lover
Manga Lover
soo cool!!
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Scarlet
Scarlet · Stafford, Virginia, US · 46 projects
This is insane .____.

I wonder who sat down and came up with this first XD
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