Monday, March 10, 2008

They're everywhere!

This month's challenge on the english origami forum was "something microscopic", and the guidelines were anything smaller than a flea. I looked around for microscopic things, and eventually found what I wanted: a Dust Mite. I started folding it, and ended up basing it my dog and ant designs, both of which I am diagramming right now. Here is what I ended up with as a CP:
Dust Mite CP

The body needs a lot of folds to get it in the right place, and the mouth needs to be made out of the front flap. Take a look at some dust mite pictures to get an idea of how to shape it.
Dust Mite, Ryan MacDonell
Dust Mite, Ryan MacDonell
Images edited using GIMP to give that microscopic feel

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