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Lion

 

Origami Lion

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of mulberry tissue paper treated with methyl cellulose.

Design date: January, 2014

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Lion Base

Design Reference:

Lion

 

I have tried to design a lion several times and failed epically on each one (a lion is not supposed to look like a poodle). This was partially because I was trying to over-simplify the design with a vague notion of trying to go monumental with this model one day (both the high school I graduated from and the one where I teach have a lion as their mascot). This time, inspired by the feathered and fiery manes of my gryphon and phoenix respectively, I added far more detail to the mane in the base.