This swan design was puzzling at step 7 in the book “Traditional Origami.” I just did not get how to create the body. My folded output – using the floral paper -looked nothing like the photo in the book.
So I googled “swan origami” and found a slightly different design for a swan at www.origami-instructions.com/origami-swan.html. I folded the new design using white paper but still found the final output clunky.
By-the-way, the blog today was written on my cellphone using the free WordPress for Android which was easily downloaded from Google Play store. It is great!