We’re back after a bit of a break over the holidays! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year.

Our first post of 2017 features some more awesome origami dragons. Dragons are still probably my favourite thing to see folded with paper.

First up is this kind of adorable little paper wyvern.

Fire Wyvern
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/10277399995

Fire Wyvern, Designed and Folded by CahoonasOrigami

Instructions not available

 

This wyvern was photographed at Phillip Marius Kost’s display at the 22nd Origami Tanteidan Convention.

Red Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/28793057730

Wyvern, Designed and Folded by Phillip Marius Kost (Photo by Hiroaki Kobayashi)

Crease pattern available from Phillip Marius Kost’s Flickr

 

You can’t have a post about dragons without including Satoshi Kamiya’s always amazing looking Ryujin. This one is folded by Damian Malicki and it took him an entire month to fold it out of a sheet of 190cm x 190cm sized paper!

Ryujin 3.5
https://www.flickr.com/photos/damianmalickiorigami/21195972171

Ryujin 3.5, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Damian Malicki

Crease pattern available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

Here’s another absolutely incredible western style dragon. This entire model is folded from a 60cm x 60cm square of paper and Nguyen Nam Son tweaked the design a bit to give it four horns instead of two.

Western Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/14178700084/

Western Dragon, Designed by Nhan Van Son and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Instructions not available

 

Satoshi Kamiya’s Ancient Dragon is another super popular design and this one folded by Matthieu Georger looks fantastic.

Ancient Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lemattchh/12723983505

Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Matthieu Georger

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

Follow Matthieu Georger on Flickr

 

Here’s another great unique looking dragon.

Hybrid Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamirizzo/4901177949

Hybrid Dragon, Designed and Folded by Rodolfo Rizzo

Instructions not available

 

Shuki Kato’s Wester dragon is another very popular dragon design. This one folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi is one of the best ones I’ve ever seen.

Western Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/15126883354

Western Dragon, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s another very unique dragon design that I’ve only ever seen folded by paper in dream. This one is folded from one square of paper that’s 90cm x 90cm.

Lustre Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/paperdream/11680991495

Lustre Dragon, Designed and Folded by paper in dream

Instructions not available

 

Satoshi Kamiya’s Ryujin certainly looks like it belongs in this garden.

Ryujin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbrown/8669089799

Ryujin 3.5, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Daniel Brown

Crease pattern available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

This is a much simpler dragon design. Even though it’s less complex it still looks really great.

Simple Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/8437051695

Simple Dragon, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

 

Riccardo Foschi designed this awesome river dragon with a very expressive face. In this photo you can see a bit of the process of folding it.

River Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125441466@N02/24778227611

River Dragon, Designed and Folded by Riccardo Foschi

Crease pattern available from Riccardo Foschi’s Flickr

 

Here’s another awesome take on Satoshi Kamiya’s Ancient Dragon.

Ancient Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluedandelion95/6304444732/

Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Origami bluedandelion

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This photo of Satoshi Kamiya’s Ryujin really shows the details on the scales. It definitely takes a very long time to fold all of those. This is really a fantastic Eastern dragon design.

Ryujin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79742341@N02/7171736752

Ryujin 3.5, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by NGUYỄN QUANG ANH

Crease pattern available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

Here’s another much simpler design that’s also kind of cute too.

Western Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/8985839672

Western Dragon, Designed by Jun Maekawa and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Genuine Origami

 

This is Tadashi Mori’s excellent Darkness Dragon.

Darkness Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128237813@N06/19465772888

Darkness Dragon, Designed by Tadashi Mori and Folded by Malleon

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s another great dragon design by Kade Chan.

Fiery Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaimeni/12121940535

Fiery Dragon, Designed by Kade Chan and Folded by Jaime Niño

Video instructions available from Kade Chan’s YouTube channel

 

This is Kade Chan’s Fiery Dragon again but as you can see it looks very different folded by a different artist.

Fiery Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/6912371764/in/dateposted/

Fiery Dragon, Designed by Kade Chan and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Video instructions available from Kade Chan’s YouTube channel

 

Here are a couple of different views of Satoshi Kamiya’s Ancient Dragon. You don’t usually get to see the back of the model like this.

Ancient Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/119910244@N05/13900855318

Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Kota Imai

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This next photo is an earlier 2.1 version of Satoshi Kamiya’s Ryujin. It’s a bit less complicated than the 3.5 version. This one is folded from a single sheet of paper that’s 120cm x 120cm.

Ryujin 2.1
https://www.flickr.com/photos/damianmalickiorigami/24638575702

Ryujin 2.1, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Damian Malicki

Crease pattern available from folders.jp

 

J.W Park says he had a very difficult time folding this two headed dragon but I think it looks amazing.

2 Headed Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128874294@N04/16121535647

Two-Headed Dragon, Designed by Nham Van Son and Folded by J.W Park

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Here’s an oriental style paper dragon. This one is kind of cute.

Oriental Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/9055720096

Oriental Dragon, Designed by Anibal Voyer and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in Pajarita Magazine 47

 

This is a really awesome photo and a great dragon design.

Flying Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/96787913@N02/28912636230

Dragon, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by CaptainMoon

Crease pattern available from Gen Hagiwara’s Flickr

 

Here’s a rather cartoonish dragon that’s unlike pretty much any other origami dragon I’ve seen.

Tagua Tagua
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastianorigami/3533934757

Tagua Tagua, Designed and Folded by Finward

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is this incredible origami version of the dragon Alduin from the video game Skyrim. The entire model is folded from a single square sheet of paper.

Alduin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/29391704471/

Alduin, the World Eater, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Crease pattern available from folders.jp

 

That’s it for this post. Be sure to check out each of these amazing artists and let them know you like their work!