Absolutely stunning. I'm speechless ........ Okay, I'm un-speechless again Great design, specially the face. I'm still trying to reverse engineer the figure, and my guessings go towards a bird base variation, doing a sink fold on the 90º point to get for short points, using 2 of them for the legs and the other two with two of the bigger points to make the wings, and then the other two for the head and tail, but still doesn't explain the magnificent head. How did you do it?
*grin* Well, you're on the right track with the birdbase, but I didn't use sink folds for the legs/wingclaws. As far as the head...I couldn't do the face without doing some initial folding on that area of the paper before I folded the base
As for the previous folds, you mean doing some stuff that results in a square-shape but whit some small points in 2 edges that became head and tail, right?
More or less for the head, with some pleating/stretch folding snuck in for the hair and horns. For the tail, I did basically the same, but quite a bit less of it
As for sink folds...I rarely sink fold if I can avoid it. However, there are a few times where I find them helpful. For this piece, it has exactly one sink fold--in the back, so it wouldn't stick out like the proverbial sore thumb
This is my favorite of the three, shows up really well and nice and shiney black. It's incredible you make such details with just one piece of paper. You've got the horns, claws, all sorts of things. A truly wonderful origami piece there!