NOTE: Similar to the shark, the reason this project is categorized as "Hard" is not actually because the folds are difficult - the basic folds are actually relatively easy - but rather because so much is left to the folder to decide. Following the directions exactly will produce this:
But there are many additional folds that could not be replicated in the instructions due to their intricacy. Note the differences between the above dolphin and those below, particularly (1) the thinner nose, (2) the fore fins, and (3) the curve of the dorsal fin. These extra steps and folds are not included in the directions, but such experimentation and fine-tuning is strongly encouraged. That extra independence required of the folder is what makes this project a "Hard" fold.
My 8 March 2013 blog about origami prompted me to launch a second blog, one dedicated solely to origami. This way, as I complete instructional sheets, I can post them directly to this blog and it will not interfere with my Beatles blog.