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Get Fired Up for these Incredible Origami Dragons

Origami dragons are still probably my favourite thing and there’s no shortage of incredible origami dragons out there.

Here’s another post featuring another round of some of my favourite origami dragons.

First up is one of the most famous and coolest looking origami dragons by Satoshi Kamiya.

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Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Sergey Yartsev

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This incredible Asian style dragon is probably the second most famous origami dragon out there. It’s also designed by Satoshi Kamiya.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128825744@N07/20887918373/

Ryujin 3.5, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by smorig44

Crease pattern available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

Here’s a beautiful, less complex dragon out in the wild.

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Flame Dragon, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Folded Wilderness

Diagrams available from Shuki Kato’s Flickr

 

Shuki Kato has also designed another incredible Western style dragon.

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Western Dragon, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

 

This is another quite simple looking dragon but it’s also one of the cutest dragons I’ve seen.

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Dragon, Designed by Luca Vitagliano and Folded by Juanfran Carrillo

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a pretty fantastic and intimidating looking Darkness Dragon.

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Darkness Dragon, Designed by Tadashi Mori and Folded by Rodolfo Rizzo

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s another incredible fold of Satoshi Kamiya’s Ancient Dragon and the photo shows off a very different view and details that you don’t normally see.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/20908624885/

Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This is another excellent rendition of Shuki Kato’s Western dragon.

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Western Dragon, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

 

This is an earlier 2.1 version of Satoshi Kamiya’s Ryujin and I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to fold one of these so small. Xu Daniel said it took him 5 hours.

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Ryujin 2.1, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease pattern available from the Origami Forum

 

Shuki Kato’s Zoanoid Dragon is another one of the most impressive origami dragons that I’ve seen. This whole model is folded from one sheet of paper and Shuki Kato estimates it took 30 hours to fold!

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/15527542198/

Zoanoid Dragon, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato’s Flickr

 

This next dragon is probably my all time favourite origami dragon. I love how it’s walking around like it thinks it’s better than everyone.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/3962019906/

Larval Wyrm, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Diagrams available in VOG: 50 Hours of Origami+

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Here’s another amazing Ryujin this time folded by Yery J. Astroña (yeryco).

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Ryujin, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Yery J. Astroña (yeryco)

Crease pattern available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

Bahamut is a creature from Arabic mythology that was popularized as a dragon in the Final Fantasy video game series and Dungeons and Dragons. Satoshi Kamiya designed an amazing origami Bahamut but I think this one is even more impressive.

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Bahamut, Designed and Folded by 驰 张

Instructions not available

 

No matter how you photograph this Ancient Dragon it always looks awesome.

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Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here’s another fantastic traditional Western style dragon design.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/7294297888/

Dragon Heart, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in the 14th Origami Tanteidan Convention Book

 

This is another not too difficult dragon that still looks quite excellent.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_dreyil/27255050754/

Dragon, Designed by Miyamoto Chuya and Folded by Jack Dreyil

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #83

 

Next is another Eastern style dragon that’s not too complicated but still has a lot of character.

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Eastern Dragon, Designed by Kim Jin Woo and Folded by Yoo Tae Yong

Instructions not available

 

Here’s an incredible origami wyvern (a dragon with 2 legs).

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastianorigami/5111701557/

Wyvern II, Designed and Folded by Finward

Crease pattern available from Fiinward’s blog

 

Here’s one more Ancient Dragon for this post coming up to say hello. This one seems a lot more friendly.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mauricioflorezorigami/8555516741/

Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Mauricio Flórez

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

And here’s one more Ryujin as well.

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Ryujin 3.5, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Crease pattern available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

This is just the head of a dragon but as far as dragon heads go it’s a pretty fantastic looking one.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/14310256944/

Dragon Head, Designed by Kawahata Fumiaki and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #59

 

Here’s another incredible looking unique dragon design by Finward.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastianorigami/5765124965/

Dragon, Designed and Folded by Finward

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is this incredible origami version of the dragon Deathwing from World of Warcraft. Believe it or not this entire model with all of its little details is folded from one sheet of paper.

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Deathwing, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Instructions not available

 

That’s it for this post. Let us know which one of these dragons was your favourite and be sure to check out each of these artist and send them some likes and comments as well.