Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Turquoise Destiny by Blackvegetable Turquoise Destiny by Blackvegetable
I love dragons. For a while I was trying to find an origami one suitable for my liking since of my adoration to Bahamut, but without much success. Finally, a helpful librarian managed to find me a particular page, and afterwards I set off to challenge myself. From the webpage I downloaded, it took a while to figure out the instructions to John Szinger's Classic Zing Dragon, but when I was able to finish it, it was a worthwhile challenge, with the body and head in a sort of 3-D effect. This particular dragon was of an advanced difficulty level, and ironically, I only made a one practice prototype before starting off with an A3 sheet, which was this one. Maybe I'll make a few more different dragons in my next deviations! For those who love dragons, this is for you!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconjak2299:
Jak2299 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have tried making this model with little sucess... 
I have a design I made... and really like it. 
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Thanks! There are times I got mixed up at about the head step (took a little while to figure out), but it was worth it! Nonetheless, it's been a while since I last made this!

What's your design, anyway?
Reply
:iconjak2299:
Jak2299 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My lazy design... lol.... Stupid amounts of cutting in it for detail. 
Its in my gallery. 


The cutting it annoys me... but it looks really good...
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Maybe I'll try in the future. :)
Reply
:iconjak2299:
Jak2299 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All you. :D 
Free to figure it out. 
Reply
:iconahdhan:
ahdhan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow :wow: teach me! I want to make like that :D
:iconhappyfellaavatar: nice work!
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Thanks heaps! If you want to know, here's the link to where I got it from: [link]

Enjoy! :D
Reply
:iconahdhan:
ahdhan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wo wo wo. thank you Mr bean :D i will try :heart:
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
You're welcome! :)
Reply
:iconphorever:
phorever Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Nice folding. I'm trying to make this too but i cant figure out steps 10 and 11. Can you help me? It's really bugging me that i can't figure it out!

phorever
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Hmm... tt's been a while since I ever folded that dragon, so I'll try explaining the best as I can. There are times I'm not good a explaining stuff.

You know what Step 8 looks like before, right? Try pulling the top-right coloured flap down carefully, so that on the side is a large white bit with the coloured square at the bottom. Using the folds from Step 9, try forming a diamond. Fold the flap with the coloured square in half, so that it points to the right. I think that's how Step 11 would turn out.

Note - If you turn that flap pointing towards you, the view should resemble two diamonds, the smaller one on top with a squarish point. That might set the stage for Step 12 - so who knows?

Like I said, I hope I've explained as well as I can. I hope this turns out okay.
Reply
:iconstyx-leagon:
styx-leagon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008   Traditional Artist
This is awesome.
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Thanks very much for your comment! :bow:
Reply
:iconarima:
arima Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
I :heart: dragons and this is just lovely. :) Great work!
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Thank you very much indeed!
Reply
:iconhannahnew:
HannahNew Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Very graceful! The head and wings are so cool
And I love the color too ^__^
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Thank you very much!
Reply
:iconhannahnew:
HannahNew Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
You're very welcome :D
Reply
:iconjohnathan22:
johnathan22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Hey thanks A LOT for the email.... you are a big help!
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
You're welcome!
Reply
:iconjohnathan22:
johnathan22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Ummm..... that doesnt really help that much.... sorry for the harshness.... could you give me actual instructions for doing that? sorry....
Reply
:iconjohnathan22:
johnathan22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
you oly really told me about paper.... (again sorry for being rude....)
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Sent you an email by the way...
Reply
:iconjohnathan22:
johnathan22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
I'm stuck on steps 7 and 8 they confuse me a lot! Thanks for the help!
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Ah yes, step 7 - that stumped me a lot too the first time, but it's easier now. Usually it's best to use paper coloured on one side, and white on the other - if you're beginning, this make it easier! Step 8 is no problem, there are times it's best to learn some of the folds first. As for the help, you're welcome!
Reply
:iconjohnathan22:
johnathan22 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
THAT DROGON IS AWSOME.... I found that same guide on the internet... I'm stuck though... could you give me some help? my email is [link]@gmail.com (joeys.page.tl is my website...) I would love it if you would help me!
Reply
:iconjohnathan22:
johnathan22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
........... it is joeys.page tl (there is a . after page)
Reply
:iconjohnathan22:
johnathan22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
for my email that is....
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Sure, I'll see what I can do. What step are you up to by the way?
Reply
:iconloopa:
loopa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
i love it! i used to do origami when i was in the seventh grade! i never saw a book with that design in it! the only thing i remember how to do now is the crane. cool
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Thanks so much! By the looks of things, the website I got it from was probably the only source of the design.
Reply
:iconshumworld:
shumworld Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
fantastic..
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Thank you!
Reply
:iconcandiice:
candiice Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006   Interface Designer
O WOW! I love that! Great job!
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
Thankies!
Reply
:iconbarryogg:
BarryOgg Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
I think I'll never stop being surprised by the amount of many diffrent cool dragon designs out there. I especially like the wings of this one.
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
Thank you very much! Yes, there's still some more that I wanted to try...
Reply
:iconkillingspree:
KillingSpree Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
Wow, I love this! Thanks, because I love dragons :heart:

I think complicated origami is cool because it's easier to see the details with all the little folds in it, unless you completely mess up and it looks weird...

It looks so complicated that i want to try it now... nice job! :+fav:
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
That's why there's the phrase 'Practice makes Perfect!'. And thanks for your comment too!
Reply
:iconkillingspree:
KillingSpree Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
I'm going to run off now to practice... you're welcome :)
Reply
:iconkillingspree:
KillingSpree Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
I'm going to run off now to practice... you're welcome :)
Reply
:iconmermaid-kitty:
mermaid-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, crisp, clean folds. Particually around the legs, pitty about the few crinkles around the head, but it looks so difficult I can understand them!

The was you have positioned the dragon and the background you have chosen has made the picture almost an artwork itself! Very nice idea that.

You are very skilled in origami, good job!
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
The head's meant to be like that, I just had to shape it a bit. But thank you so much for being the second Deviantartist to fav it, and just in case, I might check out your folder too!
Reply
:iconmermaid-kitty:
mermaid-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome! You don't have to do that though, I only fav because I like the work, not because I want people to look at my stuff!
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
Just thought it's good to be polite at times.
Reply
:iconfiguer:
Figuer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
I have just visited Zsinger's page. Thanks for the link.
You folded nicely the dragon.
For Bahamut dragon there is a model called Bahamut from Satoshi Kamiya. It is very faithful to the Final Fantasy dragon; but it is crazily complex.
In my gallery [link] you can find two dragons. One created by David Brill and published in his book and another created by Fernando Gilgado (I include there a link to its diagrams)
I have seen other dragons who are very good but they are too complex or they have not diagrams either. So, those two dragons are the best dragons I am able to fold.
I invented a dragon myself alike this one you have folded. I will fold it and post a pic in a couple weeks.
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
Along with the information, thanks very much! Yes, I did happen to notice some information about the Bahamut model - sounds quite interesting indeed! I might as well check out your gallery once I'm done.
Reply
:iconcloudrat:
cloudrat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely as always my little bro. I look forward to your next installment.
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
As always, I'll be prepared - thanks!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
September 30, 2006
Image Size
224 KB
Resolution
853×661
Thumb

Stats

Views
1,171
Favourites
23 (who?)
Comments
56
Downloads
13
×