There’s pretty much no limit to the kind of people you can fold out of paper. There are origami knights, dancers, famous people and lots more.

This post is a collection of a bunch of completely un-related different origami people.

We’ll start out with this brutal knight. The whole model is folded from one sheet of paper and instead of folding a shield like in the original design Lucas Honor folded the head of an enemy.

(Brutal) Knight, Fernando Gilgado

Knight, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Lucas Honor

Diagrams available in Papiroflexia mágica

 

Taking a complete tonal shift next we have this excellent paper ballerina.

Origami Ballerina

Ballerina, Designed and Folded by Sergey Yartsev

Instructions not available

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Hoang Trung Thanh designed this great emperor. The entire model is folded from one sheet of paper and if you use two coloured paper you get different colours on the clothes.

Emperor

Emperor, Designed by Hoang Trung Thanh and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

This amazing model of a Roman soldier on a chariot is folded from a single sheet of paper!

The Rome Cavalier by Zhang Weichao

Cavalier, Designed by Zhang Weichao and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Instructions not available

 

Next we have this bride and groom. Each one is folded from three 5 Euro bills.

A Money Wedding

A Money Wedding, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

Instructions not available

 

Hubert Villeneuve designed this incredible prisoner. I’m pretty sure the whole model is folded from one sheet of paper.

Origami Prisoner

Prisoner, Designed by Hubert Villeneuve and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Instructions not available

Image source

 

Here’s an awesome paper swordsman.

Swordman

Swordsman, Designed by Hoang Trung Thanh and Folded by Al3bbasi

Diagrams available in Licence to Fold

 

This model is La Tapada Limeña which is what the Lima women were called after the Spanish conquered Peru. They wore a dress down to their feet and a cloak that covered their face.

The clothing connoted sensuality, mischief, coquetry and seduction which is communicated very well in this model.

Tapada Limeña version 2

Tapada Limeña, Designed and Folded by Gonzalo Benavente

Instructions not available

 

This is an origami version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Vitruvian Man. This model, including the shapes around it is folded from a single sheet of paper!

Origami Vitruvian Man

Vitruvian Man, Designed and Folded by Kunsulu Jilkishiyeva

Instructions not available

Image source

 

Here’s a very impressive mother and child.

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY - Takeda Naoki

Welcome to Our Family, Designed by Takeda Naoki and Folded by NGUYỄN QUANG ANH

Instructions not available

 

I love the colour change in this model plus the entire person is a single sheet of paper! The suitcase is a second sheet of paper though.

Autumn Passenger

Passenger, Designed and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Instructions not available

 

This next model of Bruce Lee is absolutely incredible. The entire thing is folded from one sheet of paper. I really like the fighting pose he’s in here.

ORIGAMI BRUCE LEE

Bruce Lee, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

 

Here’s an awesome and very expressive paper grandpa.

GRANDPA

Grandpa, Designed and Folded by João Charrua

Instructions not available

 

This is another absolutely incredible design from Hubert Villeneuve. It was designed for the International Origami Olympiad III challenge and the theme of the challenge was peace. The entire model is folded from one sheet of paper.

Chef Amérindien gen2

Chef Amérindien gen2, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another Roman soldier this time fighting on foot.

Solider of Roma

Roman Soldier, Designed and Folded by Leo Lai

Instructions not available

 

And here’s another different style of an origami knight.

Knight

Knight, Designed and Folded by Wasun N.

Instructions not available

 

I’ve seen a couple of different samurai designs and this one is one of my favourites.

Origami Samurai

Samurai, Designed and Folded by Bart Davids

Crease pattern available from Bart Davids’s Flickr

 

Joseph Wu designed this excellent archimage.

Study: Aged Archimage. Extrapolating from the studies I did for "The Adoration of the Magi".

Archimage, Designed and Folded by Joseph Wu

Instructions not available

 

This next model is very unique and I haven’t seen anything else quite like it.

know thyself (5)

Know Thyself, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another absolutely fantastic paper dancer. Everything here is folded from the same sheet of paper. If you look closely you’ll see a flower pattern on the sides of the head.

Danseuse de Ballet

Dancer, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a very impressive taoist priest model. This model again is folded from a single sheet of paper.

Taoist priest from Legend

Taoist Priest from Legend, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is an amazing origami version of Michelangelo’s Pietà sculpture house in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

Pieta

Pietà, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

That’s it for this post. Which one of these models was your favourite? Let us know in the comments and be sure to visit these amazing artists and let them know you think their work is awesome.