Introduction: Gryphon Origami
Well this is my first instructables. Many complains about this one is too hard. So I try to fix it and make it more simple. And this is the result. I think this one is better than the previous. Some steps are the same, but i remove the big open-sink fold.
Step 1: : Materials
All you need is just a square sheet of paper. I recommended 21 x 21 cm papers. Colors doesn't matter. In this model, I use plain paper.
Step 2: : Preliminary Base
First fold the paper to half. Then, fold the paper half again. Lift one of it's layer and squash fold. Do the same on the other side. And you're done with the Preliminary Base.
Step 3: : Model's Base
Fold up the layer of the Preliminary Base. Do the same on the other 3 sides. So it's looks like a Waterbomb Base. Then lift one of it's layer and do a squash fold. Do on the other side ( Not all of them)
Step 4: : the Hardest Part
Pull a layer down. Well, this is the hardest part, I hope you have a lot of patience. Pull it gently. When it's half-pulled, tuck the corner. The fold it down. (This is really confusing, honestly).
Step 5: : Repeat
Fold down the leg. Then lift up the leg, fold down again and fold back. Do it on the other sides. ( This will take a few minutes, I hope you have a lot of patient )
Step 6: : Making the Legs
After you finish them, now fold up (just like when you're trying to fold a bird base). Then gently pull the legs (as shown in picture) and let it spread. Then valley fold to the right. Do it on the other three legs.
Step 7: : the Main Base
Fold to the left, then squash-fold. Petal-fold up then fold down. fold to the right. repeat on the other side. Fold down then valley fold.
Step 8: : Wings, Limbs & Legs
Do this only for the fore legs. Fold the leg up, then mountain fold like the picture. Then valley fold the leg. If you open the back of the leg, there should be three layers on it. You the second and the third and do a crimp-fold. Then inside crimp-fold the legs. Repeat on the other side. Squash fold to form the wings. The rear legs are quiet the same with the fore legs, just without the crimp-fold. Well, you can balance it later, but if you want to it doesn't matter.
Step 9: : Head, Tail and You're Done!
Inside reverse fold the head, the, crimp-fold the head and the beak. For the tail, well it's the same as the old one. So you open the tail, crimp-fold the edge, kite-fold then close it. Fold the wings if you want to but I don't seem to like it. Balance the legs and that's it! You're done! I rather say this one is better and easier