The model was inspired by the new Plants vs. Zombies heroes game which featured the snapdragon as a playable card. The snapdragon was one of my favorite plants in Plants vs Zombies 2 because he always seemed so calm and “chill”.
The model underwent several revisions and this is the fourth version I am most happy with. I initially attempted to make teeth for the bottom jaw but those were lost in the second revision in favor or larger wings and an easier to shape head. The snapdragon’s head looks different from other origami dragons and I came to the conclusion that it was because of his vertical head featuring eyes on the front rather than sides. I attempted to recreate this by shaping the many layers in the front and then pulling layers to form eyes. I am not the best at shaping so the head looks more like an oriental dragon than the one depicted in the game but I think the overall shape is evident and most of the anatomical features are present. My favorite feature is the wings. In Plants vs. Zombies 2 the wings are not present until it is boosted with plant food but in Plants vs. Zombies heroes they are there when it is planted. The original version had must smaller wings but the ones in subsequent versions have much larger wings, fulfilling the snapdragon’s wish in the description in PvZ2.
Better pictures and a colored version will hopefully come upon my return home.
Folded from a single sheet of square, uncut printer paper.