After 3 years of work Nicolas Terry has finally released his new book Drawing Origami Tome 2. The book features an impressive collection of 33 models to fold ranging from fairly easy to pretty complex. I’d say most of the models in the book are around an intermediate skill level though.

Drawing Origami Tome 2 CoverThe book is only available from origami-shop.com or their U.S. store origamishop.us and there’s both a physical and ebook version available.

Get the physical book here

Get the ebook version here

As you can see below, the diagrams are beautifully drawn in colour by an origami artist named Carlos Gonzalez Santamaria (Halle).

Drawing Origami Tome 2 Sample Pages

You can find the first page of each set of instructions on the product page over at origami-shop.com.

Nicolas Terry also posted this excellent guide to all the models in the book on the Origami-Shop.com Flickr account.

Models in the Book

Most of these models have already been folded by some fantastic artists so lets show off their work and take a closer look at the models in this book.

First up in the book is a cute little bat design by Natalia Romanenko.

Bats by Natalia Romanenko
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/8141300694/

Bats, Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

 

This is followed by another fairly easy-to-fold dragonfly by Jassu.

Dragonfly by Jassu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/25417376494/

Dragonfly, Designed by Jassu and Fodled by Luc Marnat

 

The book then has instructions to fold a great kusudama model. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any photos of this model yet.

After the kusudama is this great little Magical Sword.

Magic Sword by Rui Roda
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/9853228174/

Magical Sword, Designed by Pere Olivella and Folded by Rui Roda

 

After that is a really excellent owl design from Juan Gimeno. I love how it’s sitting on a paper tree branch in this photo.

Owl by Juan Gimeno
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/8745159890/

Owl, Designed by Juan Gimeno and Folded by Rui

 

Next up is a fantastic Christmas tree model that would be perfect to fold during the holidays.

Christmas Tree by Carlos Bocanegra
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/23673106340/\

Christmas Tree, Designed by Carlos Bocanegra and Folded by Rui Roda

 

The book then has a really excellent and not too difficult motorcycle.

Motocicleta - Daniel Bermejo (motorcycle)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/17720933508/

Motorcycle, Designed by Daniel Bermejo and Folded by Rui Roda

 

Then you’ll find instructions for Sebastien Limet’s excellent black cat. A really great cartoonish looking origami cat design.

Black Cat by Sebastien Limet
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/8035418867/

Black Cat, Desingned and Folded by Sebastien Limet

 

Next is a really cute sprout design all folded from a single square of paper.

Sprout by Riccardo Foschi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/15029306545/

Sprout, Designed by Riccardo Foschi and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

 

Mindaugas Cesnavicius designed a really excellent origami bull that’s not too difficult looking and you’ll find that next.

Bull by Mindaugas Cesnavicius
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69035340@N02/10889442234/

Bull, Designed and Folded by Mindaugas Cesnavicius

 

The next model is this really excellent bird with some great colour changes when you use 2 coloured paper.

Pechirojo Bird by Fabián Correa
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pere-olivella/20428519416/

Pechirrojo, Designed by Fabián Correa and Folded by Pere Olivella

 

João Charrua has designed a lot of quite bizarre looking models with a very unique style. This one is definitely one of my favourites and it’s really great that the instructions for it are now available.

Mr. Fish by João Charrua
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joao_charrua/16867755721/

Mr. Fish, Designed and Folded by João Charrua

 

The book then has a beautiful looking crane in flight.

Crane in Flight - Anade en Vuelo - Choi Dong Gyu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/35897365241/

Crane in Flight, Designed by Choi Dong Gyu and Folded by Rui Roda

 

After that however is one of the best rabbit designs out there by Fernando Castellanos.

Rabbit by Fernando Castellanos
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/24089764802/

Rabbit, Designed by Fernando Castellanos and Folded by Rui Roda

 

Next is a really great and not too difficult looking paper horse.

Tormenta China by Patricio Kunz
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/23402853073/

Tormenta China, Designed by Patricio Kunz and Folded by Rui Roda

 

This is followed by a really cool looking bear eating a fish. The whole model is folded from a single sheet of paper and there’s an excellent colour change so the fish ends up being a different colour.

Oso Le Mio - Patrício Kunz
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/35179296053/

Oso Le Mio, Designed by Patrício Kunz and Folded by Rui Roda

 

Next though is one of the best origami crabs I think I’ve seen. I really love how the claws and legs look.

Crab by Fernando Castellanos
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/26886138456/

Crab, Designed by Fernando Castellanos and Folded by Rui Roda

 

Fabian Correa has designed a ton of awesome looking animals. You’ll find instructions for his beautiful fox in this book.

Origami Fox by Fabian Correa
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/15014278555/

Fox, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

 

Next you’ll find this cute little paper squirrel. It doesn’t look too difficult to fold and the head especially is really cute.

Squirrel by Oriol Esteve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/34973503783/

Squirrel, Designed by Oriol Esteve and Folded by Rui Roda

 

Most of the paper tiger designs I’ve seen have been incredibly complex. This is the first time I’ve seen this design by Oriol Esteve. It’s not crazy difficult to fold but it still really looks like a tiger and even has some stripes built into the design.

Tiger by Oriol Esteve
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/23808550789/

Tiger, Designed by Oriol Esteve and Folded by Rui Roda

 

Nicolas Terry of course needed to include one of his own excellent designs in the book and you’ll find instructions to fold his incredibly detailed gorilla. The difficulty of these models is definitely starting to increase at this point in the book.

Gorilla by Nicolas Terry
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79606072@N00/33303301233/

Gorilla, Designed and Folded by Nicolas Terry

 

Next you’ll find instructions for this really cute paper guinea pig.

Guinea Pig by Nicolas Gajardo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pere-olivella/35542707740/

Guinea Pig, Designed by Nicolas Gajardo and Folded by Pere Olivella

 

The book then has instructions to fold a paper version of Charlie Chaplin but no one I know has folded him yet.

After that though is one of the most impressive models I’ve seen. This entire “air show” with all 4 planes is folded from a single square of paper!

Air Show by Lee Jae Gu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezorigami/5875461572/

Air Show, Designed and Folded by Lee Jae Gu (Photo by Evan Zodl)

 

The next model in the book is this adorable playing husky dog.

Playing Husky by Christophe Boudias
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/11454025566/

Paying Husky, Designed by Christophe Boudias and Folded by Luc Marnat

 

Next is another quite adorable lynx design by Richard Galindo. I’m really looking forward to seeing a lot of people folding this model when more people get the book.

Lynx by Richard Galindo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pere-olivella/6189721620/

Lynx, Designed by Richard Galindo and Folded by Pere Olivella

 

This Lionhead Tamarin is an absolutely fantastic design with some really great colour changes. I love how it’s sitting on a branch perfectly in this photo too.

Lionhead Tamarin by Kunsulu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunny_marmalade/20546629533/

Lionhead Tamarin, Designed and Folded by Kunsulu Jilkishiyeva

 

This next model is definitely one of the coolest designs I think I’ve seen out there. I came across it for the first time a couple of weeks ago so it’s really awesome to see the instructions for it in this book.

Astronaut by Alejandro Pascual Márquez
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexori/23705318382/

Astronaut, Designed and Folded by Alejandro Pascual Márquez

 

The next model in the book is a great owl design from master designer Robert J. Lang. Here are a few of them folded from various different sized papers.

Night Hunter by Robert J. Lang
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pere-olivella/35761029932/

Night Hunter, Designed by Robert J. Lang and Folded by Pere Olivella

 

Roman Diaz is another one of my favourite designers and he has a ton of excellent animal designs. You’ll find instructions for his Rhinoceros in the book next.

Rhinoceros by Roman Diaz
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/88586913@N00/20855196206/

Rhinoceros, Designed and Folded by Roman Diaz

 

The last few models in the book get a lot more difficult like this fantastic looking border collie.

Border Collie by Ronald Koh
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pere-olivella/35121976743/

Border Collie, Designed by Ronald Koh and Folded by Pere Olivella

 

The second last set of instructions in Drawing Origami Tome 2 are for one of the best origami elephants I think I’ve ever seen.

Elephant by Artur Biernacki
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/10965566113/

Elephant, Designed and Folded by Artur Biernacki

 

The final model in this amazing book is another tiger that’s way, way more complex than the one earlier in the book. This tiger is folded from a single square of paper and it’s going to take a lot of time and work to fold all those details and stripes.

Tiger by Choi Ju Young
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129382823@N05/32723714915/

Tiger, Designed by Choi Ju Young and Folded by Lee Junha

 

I hope you enjoyed our quick review and preview of all the models in this book. A big congratulations to Nicolas Terry, Pere Olivella, Carlos Gonzalez Santamaria and everyone else who was involved with the creation of this book.

Drawing Origami Tome 2 CoverThe book is only available from origami-shop.com or their U.S. store origamishop.us and there’s both a physical and ebook version available.

Get the physical book here

Get the ebook version here

If you’re going to pick up the book I’d also recommend that you check out this special package of origami paper Nicolas Terry also put together.

Special Paper Package

It has a collection of 72 specially selected papers that are the perfect size, colour and texture to fold each of the models in this book.

Get the paper package here

 

If you pick up this book let us know what you think in the comments. If you fold anything from this book be sure to share a photo in the comments too!