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.
As you can see below, the diagrams are beautifully drawn in colour by an origami artist named Carlos Gonzalez Santamaria (Halle).
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.
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, Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko
This is followed by another fairly easy-to-fold dragonfly by Jassu.
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.
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, 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, Designed by Carlos Bocanegra and Folded by Rui Roda
The book then has a really excellent and not too difficult motorcycle.
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, Desingned and Folded by Sebastien Limet
Next is a really cute sprout design all folded from a single square of paper.
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, 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.
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, Designed and Folded by João Charrua
The book then has a beautiful looking crane in flight.
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, Designed by Fernando Castellanos and Folded by Rui Roda
Next is a really great and not too difficult looking paper horse.
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, 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, 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.
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, 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, 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, Designed and Folded by Nicolas Terry
Next you’ll find instructions for this really cute paper guinea pig.
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, Designed and Folded by Lee Jae Gu (Photo by Evan Zodl)
The next model in the book is this adorable playing husky dog.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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!