Friday, June 6, 2008

More Cartoonish Than Ferocious

Yesterday, I surprised myself by actually getting what I wanted on the first try. I had finished my test on Shakespeare, and had a piece of looseleaf left, so I decided to try folding a Saber-Toothed Tiger, because of this years OUSA Design Challenge (I only just found out that it's "Toothed" not "Tooth". I can't really pronounce Toothed, anyway). The body of the original model didn't satisfy me, so I refolded it at home using a much simpler approach using less shaping. I ended up with a nice tiger, but the back legs were too long and made it slouch forward, so I had to add a pleat to make them shorter.

This CP doesn't even include the back legs, because they aren't really made using any reference. They are actually made from a double crimp to fold the tail end forward. With the right folding, and a squash to make the nose, the model even has eyes.
Saber-Toothed Tiger, Ryan MacDonell
Saber-Toothed Tiger, Ryan MacDonell

1 comment:

origami madness said...

hmm... not to be a critic, but I think some attention to detail in the face would yield much more ferociousness. I'll take a whack at it if I have time...