Wednesday, February 4, 2009

6 More Weeks of Winter

Well, groundhog day has come and gone, and groundhogs across Canada have predicted 6 more weeks of winter. Not that it really matters, because they can only predict 6 more weeks of winter or 6 more weeks until spring. Either way, they get it right. Anyways, to celebrate this strange holiday, I decided to try folding a groundhog peeking out of its hole in the snow. My idea was coming along fine until I finished the first draft and realized that there was no hole, the groundhog was standing. However, I liked that, mainly because it even had color changed feet and a tail.
For the base, the model is made from a "fruit base" (as the Shumakovs call it), the same base that makes the OUSA strawberry, and will make an octagon when the bottom parts are cut off. After folding the head and arms, the bottom part simply needs to be opened up to make the base, and then the sides folded over to make the color change. There isn't a CP because it isn't really worth it to draw 8 lines all crossing the center and post it here. If I can figure out a good way to diagram the head, I might make diagrams.
Groundhog, Ryan MacDonell
Groundhog, Ryan MacDonell

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