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Dragon Throne

 

Origami Dragon Throne

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of tissue foil.

Design date:  July, 2008

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Dragon Throne Base

Design Reference:

Dragon Sand Sculpture

 

This model is unique due to the fact that it was not inspired by any existing object or creature.  My brothers and I have a tradition of building sand sculptures in South Padre every summer (see my about the artist page), and each year we like to try to create something different.  My idea for our 2008 trip was to build a Dragon Throne sand sculpture big enough for my sons to actually sit in.  I made this origami model to show my brothers what I envisioned.  We ended up scaling down the size, and Steven added a broken, cap-sized boat, but the basic layout remained the same - the upper-half of a dragon flying up out of the sand .  This design is a modification of Charles Esseltine's Flying Dragon.  I re-proportioned the base so that the head is larger which also had the side-effect of shortening the wings and making them wider, which I thought was better suited for the throne-arms than the original wing proportions.  I also used the part of the paper that was the tail to create the box for the seat.