Folded by me from 14" teal double tissue
Folded from a pony crease pattern [link]
(who has made the mane 6 in his gallery)
The model came out a bit smaller than expected. Big paper = small pony
A special thanks to Cyberglass for figuring out show accurate proportions and creating this crease pattern with my pony head design
I finally had time to try out Cyberglass's pony crease pattern so I grabbed a decent-sized sheet of double tissue and went at it. Considering the teal paper, final detailing was modeled after Lyra, which was fitting considering she's obsessed with hands and origami is made with...hands. Since the paper was only one color front and back, I was unable to include any sort of lighter streaks in her mane or tail, but not having to worry about any sort of color change allowed me to use the extra flap behind the head to sort of "build" her hair around her horn, meaning you see hair in front of and behind the head while not covering the horn. I did some post-folding touch-ups with methyl cellulose and a paintbrush to stiffen the shoulder and leg joints. Now Lyra has no problem standing(however 2-dimensional she may be), without her legs splaying due to the creases.
A benefit of folding from crease pattern is that after the base is created, it's up to the folder to determine the utimate shape and style of the model. For example, differences between Cyberglass's and my ponies can be attributed to different folding style, crease placement, and paper choice.