‘ “Don’t put your wand there, boy!” roared Moody. “What if it ignited? Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know!”
“Who d’you know who’s lost a buttock?” the violet-haired woman asked Mad-eye interestingly.
“Never you mind, you just keep your wand out of your back pocket!” growled Mad-eye.’
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
About the Dark Wizard
This model is another one taken from Paul Hanson’s book Origami and other Paper Sorcery. I like this one because, like the Bird Base Dragon, it’s a good example of how origami doesn’t need to be complicated to be effective. This origami wizard is an extremely simple design. The title ‘Dark Wizard’ gives it a sense of mystery, but in reality, it would still be an appealing design even if it was just called ‘Wizard’!
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As it’s a Dark Wizard, a suitably dark coloured paper would be ideal. I’ve folded this one from purple kami, or origami paper to make it easier to photograph, but it does look good in black, or a metallic paper that catches the light. A 15cm x 15cm (6in x 6in) sheet of paper produces a Dark Wizard that is 12cm (4.75in) tall. It takes about five minutes to fold.
Origami Wizard Diagrams
The diagrams for the Dark Wizard are available in Origami Ninjas and other Paper Sorcery by Paul Hanson which you can find on Amazon here. Alternatively, you can win a signed copy of the book here – completely free! You’ll have to act fast though, the giveaway ends this Wednesday, 28 September 2016.
I am giving away one copy of the book, signed by the author to someone chosen at random from people that subscribe to this blog by midnight on 28 September 2016. Click here for more information, and an interview with the author.
If you’ve folded this Dark Wizard, the Bird Base Dragon I featured last week, or some of the others from the book Origami Ninjas and other Paper Sorcery, please let me know in the comments below, or you can me on Instagram or Twitter.
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