EDIT: Ok, so I double checked, what I made is actually the dragon scale, which is here and is slightly different than the fish scale, which I have done, but didn't do today. I'll do another blog post on the fish scale!
I've been going back and forth on folding origami masks. I'm taking a break from the origami balls I've put up on Etsy. The idea I have is for a fish mask, so I've been looking into scales. After getting maddeningly frustrated with the prototype I had going, I went to youtube. (Link is for the fish scale, which isn't what's below, see Edit above.) I will post on the prototype later. I found dragon scale folds, and here's the result. Sorry the picture's so crummy, it's with my laptop camera.
|Dragon Scale Fold out of a square page of a book|
|Dragon Scale Fold from the side. Nice depth to it!|
Also, you have to do the top scales and work downwards, at least, I had to do that with the book paper.
|From the back.|
|From the bottom.|