Rhino Experiments

Mon, 28 Aug 2017

What paper animal to make next? I fancied making something that can be both standalone and also used as part of an automata model. As is often the case I went to Pinterest in the hunt for inspiration, in this case, I searched for Interesting & Animals and came up with a rhino. Perfect.

I put together the first draft of the model free hand, just card and scissors and a bit of trial and error.

In this version the head is connected to the body via a pair of tabs but these could be swapped out for a pair of poseable joints or a hinge to make it into an automata.

 

The horn is a cone fastened into place with tabs, I was going to use a second cone for the secondary horn but having tried a piece of double thickness card I decided to go with that as a simpler option.

Once I was happy with the model, I cut it up and unfolded the parts, arranged them in the scanner and scanned.

Next step, drop the scan file into Illustrator and trace out the parts.

 

 

  To receive new blog posts by email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.