I had the pleasure of meeting the designer of this piece at the convention of the Spanish origami association, the AEP (Asociación Española de Papiroflexia) in Barcelona in 2015. Not only an origami designer (and all-around super nice guy) Ángel also draws and paints, and is a professional art instructor. The instructions for this piece are in his book “Origami Sketchbook,” which I cannot recommend highly enough. (Available through www.origami-shop.com (Europe); www.origamishop.us (USA); and OrigamiUSA’s Source.) The book alone, from its unusual format – that of a naturalist’s/artist’s sketchbook with short, wide pages, to its thick matte paper and beautiful hand-drawn and watercolor-painted diagrams, is an absolute treasure. But we’re here for the origami, aren’t we – and the contents are wonderful. Though I’m a fan of many different types of folding, my heart will probably always be in representational designs of living creatures, particularly not-too-difficult and yet lively designs that show off the character of the creature… and this book is full of them.
This Rhino is designed to be wet-folded, and I made it from a 20cm (~8 inch) square piece of Canson Mi-Teintes paper. I made a mistake along the way, and the ears and forward edge of the front legs aren’t quite to spec as a result, but overall I’m pleased with the effort.
This is my 12th fold for World Origami Days 2016. What are you folding?