I have learned not to underestimate any origami model in a book, even if at first it doesn’t seem to be too interesting to fold. On my last local origami meeting, Daniel, one of the participants was determined to fold a dragon found in a book of Michael LaFosse. He told me that he had folded this dragon countless times, but the results did not satisfy him.
I offered to help him in figuring out the diagrams, although dragons do not excite me too much. But once I began to fold it, and to figure out how it was made, I started to like it more and more, and I enjoyed the process because it is simple and elegant. The first one I folded was not very pretty. The second was much better and I did it with bright red paper. It is folded from a bird base.
For those who have experience with origami, if they observe the photo carefully, they might be able to tell how the bird base was used. In any case, the diagrams can be found in a book from a kit called Origami Fantastic Creatures, published by Tuttle Publishing (here in the state of Vermont)
I fell in love with the little dragon!