|April 30, 2013|
Brilliant Origami was one of the first books I picked up (I think after Origami Sculptures) when I discovered in 2000 that origami had evolved beyond paper cranes and masu boxes (stuff I had been folding on and off since childhood). I had always wanted to fold the elephant and had made two other attempts over the years, never taking it to completion. First time was with regular commercial kami. Second attempt I took a break and to this day, don't know what I did with the half-baked model. If I remember, I had issues with the paper choice, as well.
Wyndstone? Including the nickname- "elephant hide"- this paper was perfect for the model!
My fold-interpretation itself isn't all that great; but I'm still pleased with how it turned out. It took me a couple of days to finish, however, since I applied mc once I had to start shaping the body, legs, and head.
I should get a blow dryer....