We’ve already covered a bunch of Eastern-style and Western-style origami dragons but there are a ton of other really awesome dragons out there.

This post covers origami dragons that are a bit less traditional in their design. What do we mean by that? The best way to understand what we mean is by looking at these dragons starting with this ferocious 3-headed one.

Origami 3 Headed Dragon

3-Headed Dragon, Designed by J. Aníbal Voyer and Folded by Eiyo Hikari

Diagrams available in Dragons, Witches, and Other Fantasy Creatures in Origami

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s another 3 headed dragon except this time there’s a knight riding on its back. Incredibly this entire model is made from one square sheet of paper!

Origami Dragon Knight

Dragon Knight, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Crease pattern available here, photo diagrams available here

Original image on Flickr

 

This is a very different sort of origami dragon that lives underwater and has an underwater plant sort of feel to its design. This model is also folded from one square sheet of paper.

Origami Leafy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon, Designed by Kakami Hitoshi and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #125

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s a different 3-headed dragon design that was photographed at an origami convention.

Origami 3 Headed Dragon

3-Headed Dragon, Designed and Folded by Jason Ku (Photo by Evan Zodl)

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s a bit of a different view of that incredible dragon knight model folded by a different artist.

Origami Dragon Knight

Dragon Knight, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Crease pattern available here, photo diagrams available here

Original image on Flickr

 

This is another very different looking dragon design. It’s modular which means it’s made up of several different pieces of paper folded separately and then assembled together.

Origami Tsuru Dragon

Tsuru Dragon, Designed and Folded by Rodolfo Rizzo

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here we have another incredible and different dragon design that’s half a skeleton. One half of the model is a normal dragon and the other half is a dragon skeleton. And to make things even more impressive the entire model is folded from one square sheet of paper with no cuts!

Origami Half Skeleton Dragon

Half Skeleton Dragon, Designed and Folded by Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Next is another great leafy sea dragon design this time by Petr Stuchlý.

Origami Leafy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon, Designed by Petr Stuchlý and Folded by Matthew LaBoone

Crease pattern available from Petr Stuchlý’s Flickr

Original image on Flickr

 

Here is another person riding on a dragon although this time the dragon only has one head. It’s folded very small which is quite impressive, especially the details on the head, feet and armour.

Origami Dragon Rider

Dragon Rider, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

This is a great friendly and sort of playful looking origami dragon.

Origami Serpentine Dragon

Serpentine Dragon, Designed by Joseph Wu and Folded by João Charrua

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s another incredible version of the 3-headed dragon knight.

Origami Dragon Knight

Dragon Knight, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by Bong Gu Han (Photo by Shuki Kato)

Crease pattern available here, photo diagrams available here

Original image on Flickr

 

This is another very different and sort of humanoid looking dragon design.

Origami Wyvernoid

Wyvernoid 2.0, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

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Here we have something that’s not a 3-headed dragon but is instead an incredible looking 3-headed wyvern which as I learned previously is a dragon with two big hind legs and two smaller front arms.

3-Headed Wyvern

3-Headed Wyvern, Designed and Folded by Philipp-Marius Kost

Crease pattern available from Philipp-Marius Kost’s Flickr

Original image on Flickr

 

This is an entire dragon skeleton this time and it looks pretty awesome.

Origami Dragon Skeleton

Dragon Skeleton, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s another great folder’s excellent interpretation of the 3-headed dragon knight.

Origami Dragon Knight

Dragon Knight, Designed by Obelisk and Folded by Ji Woo Han

Crease pattern available here, photo diagrams available here

Original image on Flickr

 

This is another fantastic vaguely humanoid shaped dragon.

Origami Dragonoid

Dragonoid, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

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Here’s a very cute (and a little bit fat) serpentine dragon.

Origami Serpentine Dragon

Serpentine Dragon, Designed by Joseph Wu and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

This is another great origami wyvern with a more ferocious and bird like design.

Origami Wyvern

Wyvern, Designed and Folded by Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

And here’s another wyvern design that’s very complex and looks like it’s climbing up a wall. This whole model is one sheet of paper.

Origami Wyvern

Wyvern, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

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Satoshi Kamiya’s origami Bahamut is still one of my all time favourite models. Bahamut is a dragon from the Final Fantasy videogame series that your characters can summon to help you in battle.

For this Bahamut Nguyen Nam Son tweaked the design a bit so there are 4 horns on the head instead of 2 as well as some extra spikes on the tail.

Origami Bahamut

Divine Dragon Bahamut, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s an awesome little dragon with an especially great design on the head.

Origami Dragon

Dragon, Designed and Folded by Wasun N.

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

We’ve seen a lot of different 3-headed dragon models in this post and now here’s a fantastic 2-headed dragon designed by Nham Van Son.

Origami 2-Headed Dragon

2-Headed Dragon, Designed by Nham Van Son and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Diagrams available in #7 VOG 2: Origami.vn

Original image on Flickr

 

I really love the head of this luminous dragon by paper in dream. It’s got a lot of character. This is folded from one sheet of paper that’s 90cm x 90cm.

Origami Luminous Dragon

Luminous Dragon, Designed and Folded by paper in dream

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s the amazing 3-headed dragon knight again this time folded by its creator himself.

Origami Dragon Knight

Dragon Knight, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈 (Obelisk)

Crease pattern available here, photo diagrams available here

Original image on Flickr

 

Here’s Hitoshi Kakami’s leafy sea dragon again and P. Colman did a fantastic job folding it and assembling this whole scene.

Origami Leafy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon, Designed by Kakami Hitoshi and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #125

Original image on Flickr

 

Our final model for this post is this absolutely incredible 3-Headed dragon designed by Nham Van Son.

Origami 3 Headed Dragon

3-Headed Dragon, Designed by Nham Van Son and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Crease pattern available in #7 VOG 2: Origami.vn

Original image on Flickr

 

That’s it for this post but if you’re as big a fan of origami dragons as I am don’t worry because there’s still going to be a lot of great origami dragon posts in the future.

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