I recently saw a couple of adorable and fantastic origami pigs and boars from Hiroaki Kobayashi’s Flickr and it gave me the idea to do a pig-themed post. In this post we’ll be showcasing an excellent collection of pigs of both the domesticated and wild varieties.

You’re seriously going to squeal with delight when you see some of these. And you will see those models that I mentioned earlier too.

First up is this simple yet very elegant pig that József Zsebe designed way back in 1997.

Simple Pig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/65167262@N04/5932869185/

Pig, Designed and Folded by József Zsebe

Instructions not available

 

This little boar has a ton of personality as well as that trademarked curved style from Vietnamese origami. I really like that little curled tail too.

Little Boar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/7575201942/

Wild Boar, Designed by Đỗ Trí Khải and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another amazing pig from a very famous Vietnamese designer who always has beautiful looking designs.

Pig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ori_q/19241629951/

Pig, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết (Photo by Giang Dinh)

Instructions not available

 

This is another really excellent wild boar design. I especially like how it looks like it’s very interested in the camera in this photo.

Warthog
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ferorigami/29910034386/

Wild Boar, Designed and Folded by Fernando Castellanos

Instructions not available

 

This fantastic pig was photographed at the International Collegiate Origami Association Convention in 2017.

Pig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/35814974233/

Pig, Designed and Folded by Hayato Sasanuma (Photo by Hiroaki Kobayashi)

Instructions not available

 

Here we have the model that give me the idea to do this post. This little boar piglet is absolutely adorable. It’s folded from 8 squares of paper and the colour changes in the design here to make the stripes, nose, hooves and eyes are awesome!

Uribou
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/30126415878/

Uribou, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another really excellent wild boar photographed out in the wild. There’s some really great folding and photography on display here.

Wild Boar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/foldedwilderness/43327606724/

Wild Boar, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Folded Wilderness

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Here’s something a little big more traditional. It’s folded really well and of course you have to use pink paper like you see here.

Pig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/32629425356/

Pig, Designed by Jeong Jaeil and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available from Jaeil Jeong’s Flickr

 

Satoshi Kamiya designed an incredible paper version of Inoshishigami, a divine boar from Japanese mythology. You may recognize it from the Studio Ghibli movie Princess Mononoke.

Inoshishigami
https://www.flickr.com/photos/phillipcurl/9807292584/

Divine Boar, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Phillip Curl

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Quentin Trollip designed another one of the more famous origami pigs. This one looks fantastic especially the snout.

Pig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/8073545886/

Pig, Designed by Quentin Trollip and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Origami Works of Quentin Trollip

 

Here’s a more simple design that’s quite cute and still has a lot of personality. This is Dô Trí Khai’s design again but it looks quite different being folded by a different artist.

Simple Boar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/13600486344/

Wild Boar, Designed by Đỗ Trí Khải and Folded by Rui Roda

Instructions not available

 

This is Satoshi Kamiya’s Divine Boar again and reaper did an amazing job folding here. The details on the face like the eye and tusks look absolutely incredible!

Divine Boar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/146541849@N08/43178814932/

Divine Boar, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by . reaper

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Roman Diaz is a a master animal designer and he came up with his own fantastic wild boar design. This one looks pretty interested in that persimmon.

Wild Boar and Persimmon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/11304402983/

Wild Boar, Designed by Roman Diaz and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Origami Essence

 

Joseph Wu also designed an incredible looking pig. The shape, face and especially that little curled tail are all really awesome.

Ground Pork Take 3
https://www.flickr.com/photos/josephwuorigami/3516581986/

Ground Pork (Take 3), Designed and Folded by Joseph Wu

Instructions not available

 

I quite like how different and unique this next boar looks. It has a lot of sharp shapes but still looks really boar-like.

Boar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128874294@N04/29138656292/

Wild Boar, Designed by Jang Yong Ik and Folded by J.W Park

Diagrams available in Origami Pro

 

This next model is a really awesome idea and the whole thing is folded from a single square of paper. The face looks quite happy and full of personality.

Happy Pig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/edg82/15617804767/

Happy as a Pig in S#!t, Designed and Folded by Edgar

Crease pattern available from Edgar’s Flickr

 

Here’s another excellent wild boar design from Fernando Castellanos. I really like the the colour change on the tusks.

Wild Boar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ferorigami/17243432635/

Wild Boar, Designed and Folded by Fernando Castellanos

Instructions not available

 

This is Satoshi Kamiya’s Divine Boar again but folded by another talented artist.

Divine Boar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastianorigami/3534000871/

Divine Boar, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Sebastian Arellano (Photo by Finward)

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This is the other fantastic model from Hiroaki Kobayashi that inspired me to put together this post. This excellent little pig is folded from 7 squares of paper. Like the wild boar design from earlier it has some really excellent colour changes, especially on the little hooves.

Pig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/43159610935/

Pig, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

Hiroaki Kobayashi later posted this image with two more of these adorable pigs after I finished this post but I had to go back and include it.

2 Adorable Pigs
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/43284770705/

Pig, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

Here’s something a bit different and quite awesome. Each of these flying pigs is folded from a single square of paper and they really look great.

Flying Pigs
https://www.flickr.com/photos/josephwuorigami/3492157281/

Flying Pigs, Designed and Folded by Joseph Wu

Instructions not available

 

Keeping things a little more interesting here’s a very cool model designed after the pigs in the book Animal Farm. This guy is folded from three squares of paper.

Napoleon the Pig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/28357224960/

Napoleon, Designed and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Instructions not available

 

These little boar piglets are pretty adorable. They’re folded from an uncut square of paper and the colour change for the stripes is really great.

Wild Boar Piglet
https://www.flickr.com/photos/65167262@N04/11948089584/

Wild Boar Piglets, Designed and Folded by József Zsebe

Diagrams available in Paper and Form

 

Here are two pigs from Gen Hagiwara folded so each one looks a tiny bit different.

Two Pigs
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/4057432283/

Pigs, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

This is another really excellent boar design.

Wild Boar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/8155262392/

Boar Designed by Nishikawa Seiji and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in the 18th Tanteidan Convention Book

 

Here’s another absolutely beautiful fold of Satoshi Kamiya’s Divine Boar.

Divine Boar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/25795171042/

Divine Boar, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here’s Roman Diaz’s boar design again but folded by a different artist.

Boar by Roman Diaz
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_vilkas/15279389095/

Boar, Designed by Roman Diaz and Folded by Agnieska (Agne) Mackonyte

Diagrams available in Origami Essence

 

Our final image for this post is this amazing little boar family by Kei Watanabe who’s probably my favourite origami artist. I really like the striped paper used on the piglets.

Boar Family
https://www.flickr.com/photos/145614922@N07/34778221502/

Boars, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

Instructions not available

 

What did you think about all these origami pigs? Hopefully they didn’t bore you. Let us know what you thought in the comments!