Chicken

2017 Chinese New Year Origami Rooster Extravaganza!

2016 was the year of the monkey and last year I kind of struggled to find origami monkeys for a Chinese New Year themed post. This year however is a completely different story.

I'd been amassing quite a collection of origami roosters for a while now. I save photos I see and sort them into categories for future posts. The birds category had a huge number of roosters.

I try to mix things up when I make posts to get a variety of different birds for example in a post about birds. However there were too many roosters and after I planned out several bird-themed posts there were tons left over.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this year is the year of the rooster so it looks like everything will work out wonderfully. So to celebrate Chinese New Year 2017 here's our "Rooster Extravaganza" featuring over 50 origami roosters!

 

We'll start things off with this incredible game cock designed by Kei Watanabe. Check out all those individually folded feathers!

Game Cock
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145614922@N07/31895409581/

Game Cock, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

Instructions not available

 

Next we have this cute little rooster designed by Tetsuya Gotani. You'll see that a lot of these designs have an excellent colour change and use white and red paper. The baby chick here is a nice touch.

Origami Chicken and Chick
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tgotani/30768390452/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Gotani

Crease pattern available from Tetsuya Gotani's Flickr

 

This excellent rooster design is by 212moving and the diagrams are available in a free eBook from Origami-Shop.com!

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/31964237996/

Rooster, Designed by 212moving and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Chinese New Year Origami 2017

 

Mi Wu's Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiwind/32459651315/

Rooster, Designed by 212moving and Folded by 潘杭

Diagrams available in Chinese New Year Origami 2017

 

Mi Wu's Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/32314068781/

Rooster, Designed by 212moving and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Chinese New Year Origami 2017

 

This simple little rooster design is by József Zsebe and looks great with the white and red paper.

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/65167262@N04/31962604736/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by József Zsebe

Instructions not available

 

This next one is a very unique design and I especially like how great the claws on the feet look here.

Fighting Cock
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_vilkas/6471311345/

Fighting Cock, Designed by Nguyen Nguyen Thong and Folded by Agnieska (Agne) Mackonyte

Diagrams available in VOG: 50 Hours of Origami+

 

Here's a great pair of little roosters, one sitting and one standing.

Pair of Roosters
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/16538539471/

Roosters, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

Satoshi Kamiya has designed a very popular origami rooster. Here's his designed folded by several different artists.

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/15710231282/

Rooster, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in the 19th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126871950@N04/31372661861/

Rooster, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Diagrams available in the 19th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/20391327284/

Rooster, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in the 19th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/10922393315/

Rooster, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in the 19th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125100933@N05/28262742785/

Rooster, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Maxi Purewal

Diagrams available in the 19th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/9632080968/

Rooster, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in the 19th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/22603888967/

Rooster, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the 19th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Ta Trung Dong designed this fantastic paper rooster. The whole thing is folded from a single sheet of paper!

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/85992714@N07/31052593236/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Ta Trung Dong

Instructions not available

 

Here's another incredibly complex rooster design that's also folded from a single sheet of paper. Even all those individual feathers! There's a fantastic colour change in the design here as well. You can see a few more pictures from different angles on Shotaro Mineo's Flickr as well.

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128688156@N05/28857595980/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Shotaro Mineo

Instructions not available

 

Here's the model again this time photographed at the 22nd Origami Tanteidan Convention.

Tanteidan Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/28974082132/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Shotaro Mineo (Photo by Hiroaki Kobayashi)

Instructions not available

 

Gen Hagiwara designed a great little rooster that's not too complex but still looks very great. This design also has a great colour change and looks great with the white and red paper.

Rooster by Gen Hagiwara
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/31100994863/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Instructions not available

 

He also folded this great gold Chinese New Year version.

New Year Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/31630379100/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Instructions not available

 

Here's another absolutely mind blowing rooster. Kei Watanabe is an amazing designer. I would not be surprised to find out that it's all one sheet of paper but I don't know that for sure.

Shamo Game Cock
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145614922@N07/29815699590/

Shamo Game Cock, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

Instructions not available

 

Eric Joisel was an absolutely fantastic designer and one of the models he designed was this great rooster.

Eric Joisel Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/8432658699/

Rooster, Designed by Eric Joisel and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Pajarita Magazine #112

 

Eric Joisel Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/11650322036/

Rooster, Designed by Eric Joisel and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Pajarita Magazine #112

 

Rooster by Eric Joisel
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/1000cranes/3440860177/

Rooster, Designed by Eric Joisel and Folded by Herman Mariano

Diagrams available in Pajarita Magazine #112

 

Eric Joisel's Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/plieurfou/15428738544/

Rooster, Designed by Eric Joisel and Folded by Eric Vigier

Diagrams available in Pajarita Magazine #112

 

Here's another kind of mind blowing paper rooster. This one is folded from a single rectangle of paper. It's also got a really great colour change in the design and still looks great with white and blue paper.

Yoshimasa Tsuruta Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128711470@N02/28438845394/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Instructions not available

 

This next one is one of my favourites. It's not super complex but the design is perfect. It's folded from multiple sheets of paper with different colours and the colours are absolutely fantastic.

Colourful Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/28544841244/

Rooster, Designed by Kyohei Katsuta and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

This is another absolutely fantastic and super complex design. The whole thing is folded from a 50cm x 50cm square of paper. Nguyen Nam Son even made the paper used here himself. If you're interested this model is for sale so if you're interested get it before it's sold.

Nguyen Nam Son Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/31242309623/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Instructions not available

 

Kyohei Katsuta has designed another really popular model again with a great colour change in the design. Here it is folded by a few different artists.

Kyohei Katsuta Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126871950@N04/31286093044/

Rooster, Designed by Kyohei Katsuta and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Instructions not available

 

Kyohei Katsuta Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/31587426253/

Rooster, Designed by Kyohei Katsuta and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Instructions not available

 

Kyohei Katsuta Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/32008234046/

Rooster, Designed by Kyohei Katsuta and Folded by Artur Biernacki

Instructions not available

 

Here's another great design by Phạm Hoàng Tuấn.

Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124533099@N06/32080118562/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Phạm Hoàng Tuấn

Instructions not available

 

Next we have a very unique sort of design. Here Daniel Chang took the logo design from a YouTube show called "Good Mythical Morning" and turned it into some Chinese New Year themed rooster origami. The whole thing is folded from a single sheet of tissue paper sized 93cm x 15cm.

Good Mythical Year
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mitanei/31519169533/

Good Mythical Year, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

Instructions not available

 

Here's a really simple rooster design that looks great.

Origami Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69035340@N02/31557705674/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Mindaugas Cesnavicius

Instructions not available

 

Here's another incredible design by Yoshimasa Tsuruta. I love the black and red paper used here. It looks very realistic.

Rooster Yoshimasa Tsuruta
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128711470@N02/25456723833/

Rooster 1.1, Designed and Folded by Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Crease pattern available in Orca Works

 

Here's a white and red version of this amazing rooster.

Rooster Yoshimasa Tsuruta
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128711470@N02/15739614322/

Rooster 1.1, Designed and Folded by Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Crease pattern available in Orca Works

 

Hoàng Tiến Quyết has one of the most unique folding styles I've ever seen with a lot of curves in his models. Here's his amazing rooster design. It's folded from a simple fish base!

Origami Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ori_q/17088892102/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Instructions not available

 

Here's something kind of different, a running rooster running as fast as it can into 2017.

Running Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/neeleshk/31075798644/

Run Rooster, Run! Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

 

This excellent rooster is folded out of a simple frog base.

Frog Base Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/edg82/26077235055/

Cockerel, Designed and Folded by Edgar

Instructions not available

 

I saw this image a long time ago and it's still one of my all-time favourite origami photos.

Origami Chickens
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/23594256201/

Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Lee Bo-Yeon designed this excellent little rooster. it's folded from a Bird Base.

Origami Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/23544672285/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Crease pattern available from Lee Bo-Yeon's Flickr

 

This beautiful looking rooster is designed by  Nathan Zimet. It's folded by Adriano Davanzo who always has some of the best photography.

Rooster by Nathan Zimet
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/23162970029/

Rooster, Designed by Nathan Zimet and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2015

 

Here's a pair of fighting roosters by Won Seon Seo. I love how they're posed for this photo.

Fighting Cocks
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamist/4950302094/

Fighting Cocks, Designed and Folded by Won Seon Seo

Instructions not available

 

Here's another fantastic design this time by Nicolás Gajardo Henríquez.

Origami Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/novalecortar/7933049362/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Nicolás Gajardo Henríquez

Instructions not available

 

This is another very simple design but it's also really cute!

Cute Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/8209241520/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Diagrams available in the 19th Tanteidan Convention book

 

Nguyen Ngoc Vu also has a very unique style which you can see reflected here in this rooster design.

2 Roosters
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/15781524995/

Rooster and Hen, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

Making this post I was actually quite surprised to see that there were so many different rooster designs. This design is by Yoo Tae Yong and it also makes excellent use of a colour change, especially for the head part.

Rooster folded by Eyal
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/15783944012/

Rooster, Designed by Yoo Tae Yong and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in the 5th Korean Origami Convention book

 

Roman Diaz is an animal origami master so he of course designed his own rooster for Chinese New Year.

Roman Diaz's Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/88586913@N00/32178047540/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Roman Diaz

Instructions not available

 

This is probably the funniest image for this post. In Vietnam boiled chicken is a traditional meal that's eaten for the lunar new year. Keeping with this tradition Hoàng Tiến Quyết designed this awesome origami version of a boiled rooster.

Boiled Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ori_q/31743753713/

"Boiled" Rooster, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Instructions not available

 

Here are two simple but quite elegant looking black roosters. There's another excellent colour change in this design too.

Black Roosters
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/85992714@N07/29720149674/

Roosters, Designed and Folded by Ta Trung Dong

Instructions not available

 

Here's another really great design photographed at a convention.

Origami Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/leung_wwy/29411022231/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Winnie Leung

Instructions not available

 

Our final rooster for this post is this absolutely incredible design by Kei Watanabe. I can't even begin to imagine how much work went into folding this thing!

Kei Watanabe's Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145614922@N07/30110536495/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

Instructions not available

 

Here it is again from a different angle.

Kei Watanabe's Rooster
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145614922@N07/30110534845/

Rooster, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

Instructions not available

 

Hopefully these incredible origami roosters have inspired you to fold your own. If you're looking for a place to start here are 4 excellent video tutorials for 4 different origami roosters at various skill levels.

You should also definitely check out the free 2017 Chinese New Year eBook put out by Origami-Shop.com. There's a great intermediate-level rooster in there as well as several other fantastic models to fold.

 

 

If you fold any roosters this year please post a link to a photo in the comments. We'd love to see what you make!


Grouper

25 Excellent Origami Fish Just for the Halibut

I realize that title for this post is pretty bad but if you can come up with a better fish-related pun that I could use let minnow.

Anyways this post is all about origami fish because there's a lot of really awesome fish models out there.

Models like this really cool looking origami hammerhead shark.

Hammerhead Shark
https://www.flickr.com/photos/104497452@N02/16491500316/

Hammerhead Shark, Designed by Nguyen Ngoc Vu and Folded by Jack Dreyil

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan 20th Convention Book

 

This puffer fish is definitely one of my favourite origami fish models.

Puffer Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/15018773081/

Puffer Fish, Designed by Jang Yong-ik and Folded by Eyal R

Diagrams available in Raison d'être 2014

 

Next is this incredible great white shark. My favourite part is the teeth in its mouth.

Great White Shark
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/20720681998/

Great White Shark, Designed by Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Here's an awesome and slightly terrifying looking origami piranha. I love how the inside of the mouth looks with the red sided paper used here.

Piranha
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/17776772995/

Piranha 1.1, Designed by Sergio Guarachi and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Crease pattern available in Mini Neo 25

 

This next model is a beautiful and very realistic looking sailfish.

Sailfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/21697270790/

Sailfish, Designed by Nguyen Ngoc Vu and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Here's another very realistic looking paper fish.

Giant Grouper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/21973633841/

Grouper, Designed by Takuro Kashiwamura and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan 19th Convention Book

 

This Black Devil Angler fish is another one of my favourite origami models. The teeth are awesome, especially if you use two coloured paper.

Black Devil Angler
https://www.flickr.com/photos/textori/4451430956/

Black Devil Angler, Designed by Robert J. Lang and Folded by Textori

Diagrams available in Sea Creatures in Origami

 

This next image is a neat little sea scene where everything's made out of paper.

Lonely Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/15331294372/

Lonely Fish, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

Here's a pretty cool fish skeleton folded from one sheet of paper.

Fish Bone
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/16784953007/

Fish Bone, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

I realize that whales aren't technically fish but they best fit into a post about fish and this killer whale is a beautiful looking model.

Killer Whale
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ori_q/22964359095/

Killer Whale, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Instructions not available

 

Here's another great whale design, this time it's a sperm whale.

Sperm Whale
https://www.flickr.com/photos/91419009@N04/27392148146/

Sperm Whale, Designed by ? and Folded by Yery J. Astroña (yeryco)

Instructions not available

 

I think this origami angel shark looks pretty cute, what do you think?

Angel Shark
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/25990646841/

Angel Shark, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

This next model is sort of a fish, a very unique looking fish.

Mr. Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/25542935533/

Mister Fish, Designed by Joao Charrua and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Instructions not available, yet

 

Here's another really great looking, technically-not-a-fish model.

Humpback Whale
https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/10109005395/

Humpback Whale, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

This is quite a fantastic looking origami catfish.

Catfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134241172@N06/22447450119/

Catfish, Designed by Tetsuya Gotani and Folded by Nguyen TuanTai

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan 21st Convention Book

 

This is a really awesome origami sawfish, I especially like the colour change on the saw part.

Sawfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/7521201092/

Sawfish, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

Here's a really beautiful looking origami guppy. Since these are so colourful in real life you have to use really colourful paper.

Guppy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/14698084104/

Guppy, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

This is a great basic sort of fish model and I especially like how the fins have been folded and unfolded so you can see little lines in them.

Ornamental Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/8269705980/

Ornamental Fish, Designed by Rodrigo Lopes De Lisboa and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Origami Collection 2013

 

Winston has designed quite a diverse collection of origami fish. Here's his ratfish design.

Ratfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/6990325385/

Ratfish, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

The great white shark from earlier is back and this time it's folded by its original designer.

Great White Shark
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/8032122968/

Great White Shark, Designed and Folded by Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Here's the grouper from earlier but folded by a different artist which gives it a very different look.

Grouper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/20720598390/

Grouper, Designed by Takuro Kashiwamura and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan 19th Convention Book

 

Here's another pretty little fish designed by Winston. He says that fish are his favourite thing to fold and design in origami because they require more than just basic design knowledge to create the fins and other details.

Spanish Hogfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/19229587550/

Spanish Hogfish, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

Here's Nguyen Ngoc Vu's awesome origami sailfish again folded by a different artist.

Sailfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/14829902963/

Sailfish, Designed by Nguyen Ngoc Vu and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

This origami blue tang fish might be my favourite fish designed by Winston.

Blue Tang Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/28450825524/

Blue Tang, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

The final model for this post is this incredible scene of a shark grabbing a seal.

Shark Biting a Seal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/10761512915/

Shark Bite Seal, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

That's it for this post. If you enjoyed it then be sure to check out all these amazing artists to let them know and to see more of their work.

Also, please share this post on your social media or websites, it's a huge help when you do!


Elephant

31 Origami Elephants to Fold for the #ElephantOrigamiChallenge

In case you haven't heard about the #ElephantOrigamiChallenge what you need to know is OrigamiUSA has partnered with 96 Elephants to raise awareness for the 35,000 elephants that are killed every year.

They're trying to collect over 35,000 origami elephants to beat the current world record for largest display of origami elephants.

If you'd like more details check out this post:

How You Can Help Save African Elephants by Folding Origami

If you need some inspiration for your own elephant folding then check out this collection of some of my favourite origami elephants.

First up is this simple but very well designed and elegant looking 3D elephant.

Blue Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nyankoorigami/7964411906/

Little Elephant, Designed by Li Jun and Folded by Nyanko Sensei

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima's YouTube channel

 

Shuki Kato has designed a couple of fantastic origami elephants, here's his Asian elephant design.

Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/21292615414/

Asian Elephant, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

Here's an adorable little elephant family designed by Nguyen Ngoc Vu.

Elephant Family
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/8594698850/

Elephant Family, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

Here's another pretty simple but quite cute elephant design.

Tiny Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/14973650862/

Elephant, Designed by Stephan Weber and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available from Stephan Weber's YouTube channel

 

This is a beautiful elephant design by Fabian Correa. Lots of elephants like this use double sided paper with white on one side to make white tusks.

African Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/10022683256/

African Elephant, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

Instructions not available

 

Here's a great and quite realistic looking elephant design by Artur Biernacki.

Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/10965566113/

Elephant, Designed and Folded by Artur Biernacki

Crease pattern available from Artur Biernacki's Flickr

 

This is Shuki Kato's excellent African elephant design folded by Philippe Landrein.

Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/25604109@N05/23201204880/

African Elephant, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Philippe Landrein

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

Here's a very cute little African elephant.

African Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/6912555601/

African Elephant, Designed by Gerard Ty Sovann and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Pure Origami

 

This little baby elephant is a very cute design.

Baby Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pierre-andre/8534273807/

Baby Elephant, Designed by Enrique Martínez and Folded by Pierre-andré

Instructions not available

 

Gen Hagiwara has designed an origami elephant that looks relatively simple but still is full of detail.

Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-shop/23336854382/

Elephant, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Here's another great elephant design with different coloured tusks.

Paper Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79606072@N00/6938186987/

Elephant, Designed by John Montroll and Folded by Nicolas TERRY

Diagrams available in Origami and Math Simple to Complex

 

Seth Friedman also has an awesome elephant design that was inspired by Shuki Kato's Asian elephant.

Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/inqorigami/29034068786/

Asian Elephant, Designed and Folded by Seth Friedman

Crease pattern available from Seth Friedman's website

 

This next elephant Danielle Verbeeten folded specifically for the #ElephantOrigamiChallenge.

Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielleverbeeten/29065718945/

Elephant, Designed by Sipho Mabona and Folded by Danielle Verbeeten

Instructions not available

 

Here's a beautiful elephant design from Quentin Trollip that looks fantastic standing on that wood stand.

African Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/5105325654/

African Elephant, Designed by Quentin Trollip and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in Origami Sequence

 

Hiroaki Kobayashi has also designed a fantastic looking origami elephant.

African Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/24312758471/

African Elephant, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

Here's a beautiful pair of elephants folded by Eyal using "elephant hide" paper which is probably the best kind of paper to fold an origami elephant out of.

Elephants
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/15318684839/

Elephants, Designed by Artur Biernacki and Folded by Eyal

Instructions not available

 

Beth Johnson designed this simple but very cute elephant.

Baby Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethorigami/4391526750/

Elephant, Designed and Folded by Beth Johnson

Instructions not available

 

This is another excellent 3D origami elephant.

Black Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mauricioflorezorigami/7074510445/

Elephant, Designed and Folded by Mauricio Flórez

Instructions not available

 

Here's Shuki Kato's other elephant design, this time it's an African elephant.

African Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/21915337395/

African Elephant, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

This is Quentin Trollip's elephant design that he folded himself and you can see that it has a bit of a different feel then when Eyal folded it earlier in this post.

African Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/12043525@N04/2840845702/

African Elephant, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Diagrams available in Origami Sequence

 

This next origami elephant is made 100 times more awesome by the paper that was used to fold it.

Flower Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiwind/7008541465/

Elephant, Designed by Román Díaz and Folded by Origami Wind

Diagrams available in Origami for Interpreters

 

Here's another simpler but still quite expressive origami elephant. It's also quite cute.

Little Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/8259750281/

Elephant, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available on Leyla Torres's YouTube channel

 

Artur Biernacki really does have a nice and realistic looking elephant design.

Origami Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/10740396314/

Elephant, Designed and Folded by Artur Biernacki

Instructions not available

 

This next model is a very unique kind of elephant with wings. It's definitely a beautiful photo and probably one of my all time favourite origami photos.

Winged Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28744631@N06/11658646795/

Winged Elephant, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

Instructions not available

 

Here's another very cute little elephant.

Cute Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/7374147904/

Elephant, Designed by Marc Kirschenbaum and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 12th Convention Book

 

Tetsuya Gotani has another great 3D elephant design.

Geometric Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezorigami/14572962456/

Elephant, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Gotani (Photo by Evan Zodl)

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 19th Convention Book

 

Here's Roman Diaz's origami elephant folded by a different origami artist.

Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/7088748821/

Elephant, Designed by Roman Diaz and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Origami for Interpreters

 

And here it is again really demonstrating how each origami folder gives their own sort of variation to the design.

Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_vilkas/5277897023/

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

Diagrams available in Origami for Interpreters

 

Here's P. Colman's interpretation of Shuki Kato's African elephant.

African Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/23046815382/

African Elephant, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by P. Colman

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

Here's another absolutely adorable origami elephant family.

Cute Elephant Family
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_vilkas/15256358446/

Elephants, Designed by Akiko Yamanashi and Folded by Agnieska (Agne) Mackonyte

Diagrams available in NOA Magazine #441

 

Our final elephant design for this post comes from Mariano Zavala B. who's been folding incredible animal/human hybrid models. Recently he uploaded this amazing Mr. Elephant design.

Mr. Elephant
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/29081399505/

Mr. Elephant, Designed and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Instructions not available

 

Now it's your turn to go out and fold some origami elephants for the #ElephantOrigamiChallenge. The deadline is September 16, 2016 and they need lots, and lots of elephants.

You can get all the details about the #ElephantOrigami Challenge from this post:

How You Can Help Save African Elephants by Folding Origami

If you do fold any origami elephants post a photo in the comments because we'd love to see them.


Zoanoid Dragon

27 Spectacular Western-Style Origami Dragons

Dragons are some of my favourite things that people make out of paper and we recently did a post dedicated to Eastern-style origami dragons so it's time to do a round-up of some incredible looking Western-style dragons.

When we talk about Western-style dragons we're talking about the sorts of dragons that you see out of European myths and stories, the types of dragons that you usually think of when you think of medieval fantasy settings.

First up is this great traditional looking dragon designed by Tetsuya Gotani.

Dragon by Tetsuya Gotani
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tgotani/16670564062/

Dragon, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Gotani

Instructions not available

 

Here is another great traditional sort of fantasy dragon design by Sergey Yartsev.

Red and Yellow Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62957965@N04/11385766043/

Dragon, Designed and Folded by Sergey Yartsev

Instructions not available

 

I really like the design of this next dragon, especially how it's posed so it's in mid flight which is something you don't normally see with paper dragons. This is the first dragon Gen Hagiwara designed.

Gen Hagiwara's Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/8485169708/

Dragon, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Crease pattern available from Gen Hagiwara's Flickr

 

This is an excellent photo of Satoshi Kamiya's Ancient Dragon flying away with a horse. Normally Satoshi Kamiya's Ancient Dragon is folded standing on the ground but here Eric Vigier tweaked it a bit to make it a bit more unique.

Ancient Dragon and Horse
https://www.flickr.com/photos/plieurfou/11714904726/

Ancient Dragon Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Horse Designed by John Montroll, Both Folded by Eric Vigier

Ancient Dragon diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

Horse diagrams available in Mythological Creatures and the Chinese Zodiac Origami

 

Here's how Satoshi Kamiya's Ancient Dragon normally looks.

Satoshi Kamiya's Ancient Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/damianmalickiorigami/16064390024/

Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Damian Malicki Origami

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This next model is a wyvern which is a two legged dragon with a barbed tail. I actually didn't know that before doing this post. This Wyvern took 4 hours to fold.

Vietnamese Wyvern
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/20204179848/

Wyvern, Designed by Nham Van San and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

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

 

This Darkness Dragon has a similar shape to Satoshi Kamiya's Ancient Dragon but with a different base and very different details. The photo looks fantastic too.

Tadashi Mori's Darkness Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tadashiorigami/7139475635/

Darkness Dragon, Designed and Folded by Tadashi Mori

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori's YouTube channel

 

Here's a great specifically Western dragon design by Shuki Kato. I also love how Mariano Zavala B. folded a tower for it to sit on.

Western Dragon on Tower
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/18981969074/

Western Dragon, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori's YouTube channel

 

The head of the dragon in this fantastic photo belongs to Satoshi Kamiya's Ancient Dragon. Here you can really see all of the details that go into the head of this model.

Ancient Dragon Close Up
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74390897@N02/8070313461/

Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Thamar van Dijk

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This is a unique hybrid-dragon designed by Rodolfo Rizzo. You can see a pretty awesome time-lapse video of him folding the dragon here.

Hybrid Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamirizzo/7188901786/

Hybrid Dragon, Designed and Folded by Rodolfo Rizzo

Instructions not available

 

Shuki Kato's Zoanoid Dragon is one of my favourite papercraft dragons. The scales and pretty much everything else about the model is fantastic.

Zoanoid Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/madabayka/8557221630/

Zoanoid Dragon, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Alexandr Pak

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

Here's another great Ancient Dragon folded by Han-Sheng Yang.

Ancient Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/speedertw/4475007332/

Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Han-Sheng Yang

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here's a quite tiny and very impressive version of Nham Van Son's paper wyvern.

Tiny Wyvern
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/11714701004/

Wyvern, Designed by  Nham Van Son and Folded by Xu Daniel

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

 

Here's Shuki Kato's awesome Western Dragon folded by Shuki Kato himself.

Western Red Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/19499446544/

Western Dragon, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori's YouTube channel

 

This is a different and slightly more evil looking wyvern design by Philipp-Marius Kost. It took him over 5 hours to fold this.

Black Wyvern
https://www.flickr.com/photos/philogami/19720816958/

Wyvern, Designed and Folded by Philipp-Marius Kost

Crease pattern available from Philipp-Marius Kost's Flickr

 

This is another great and more "traditional" looking dragon design.

Traditional Looking Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergio_guarachi/15301326405/

Dragon Joven, Designed and Folded by Sergio Guarachi

Instructions not available

 

I really love the paper design on this dragon by Kade Chan.

Metallic Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kadechan/22327541346/

Fiery Dragon v2, Designed and Folded by Kade Chan

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori's YouTube channel

 

Kade Chan also has a fantastic Fiery Dragon design that's not ridiculously hard to fold.

Fiery Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/21878758881/

Fiery Dragon, Designed by Kade Chan and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams and video instructions available from Kade Chan's Website

 

This is another incredible wyvern design by Ta Trung Dong. I absolutely love the spiky scales all over the model.

Scaled Wyvern
https://www.flickr.com/photos/85992714@N07/22560990367/

Wyvern Dragon Ver2, Designed and Folded by Ta Trung Dong

Instructions not available

 

Tran Trung Hieu folded this amazing Ash Wrym and unfortunately lost it after an exhibition.

Ash Wyrm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/9066804677/

Ash Wyrm, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

Follow Tran Trung Hieu on Flickr or Facebook

 

This little green dragon looks kind of cute I think.

Green Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/6763082935/

Dragon, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

Instructions not available

 

Here is a fantastic desert drake by Tran Trung Hieu.

Desert Drake
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/9090362396/

Desert Drake, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

Follow Tran Trung Hieu on Flickr or Facebook

 

This is another excellent traditional looking dragon with an excellent colour change if you use two coloured paper.

Red Winged Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/65167262@N04/5933446412/

Red Winged Dragon, Designed and Folded by József Zsebe

Diagrams available from www.papierfalten.de

 

I love the pose that Petr Stuchlý designed for this rearing dragon.

Rearing Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/petr-stuchly/27983785292/

Rearing Dragon, Designed and Folded by Petr Stuchlý

Instructions not available

 

This Lustre Dragon is another one of the best dragon designs I've ever seen!

Lustre Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/paperdream/26157836401/

Lustre Dragon, Designed and Folded by paper in dream

Instructions not available

 

This is one of the coolest versions of Satoshi Kamiya's Ancient Dragon I've seen. Somehow Ji Woo Han used two coloured paper to somehow perfectly cut the model in half so each side is a different colour.

Two Colour Ancient Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/10903288504/

Ancient Dragon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Ji Woo Han

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Our final dragon this time comes from 驰 张 who designed an absolutely mind blowing papercraft version of the Hungarian Horntail dragon from Harry Potter.

Hungarian Horntail
https://www.flickr.com/photos/64192382@N02/7341550612/

Hungarian Horntail, Designed and Folded by 驰 张

Instructions not available

 

That's it for this round of dragons and there's still going to be lots more dragon posts in the future since there are way too many awesome paper dragons out there.

Be sure to send these artists some likes and comments on their Flickr pages and please share this post on your social media as well, it's a huge help for us if you do!

Which one of these dragons is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.


2016 Monkeys

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 with these Origami Monkeys

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!  This year is the year of the monkey and what better way to celebrate than by making origami monkeys!

A lot of origami artists have folded different origami monkeys and here are some of the best ones I've seen starting with this monkey photographed in the wild by Folded Wilderness.

Monkey and Banana
https://www.flickr.com/photos/foldedwilderness/14237680085/

Monkey, Designed by Lionel Albertino and Folded by Folded Wilderness

Diagrams available in Safari Origami

 

Fabian Correa folded this incredible gorilla.  It's got a really simple design yet it's still incredibly expressive.

Gorilla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/19858953072/

Gorilla, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

Instructions not available

 

Tetsuya Götani designed this cute little flying monkey for the new year.

Flying Monkey
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tgotani/23458521013/

Flying Monkey, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Götani

Instructions not available

 

Magali folded these great little Japanese Macaques.  Gen Hagiwara's Japanese Macaque design might be my favourite origami monkey design.

Japanese Macaque
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55687485@N06/24037075494/

Japanese Macaque, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Magali

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Ta Trung Dong folded this great monkey complete with an awesome origami banana for the new year.

Monkey with Banana
https://www.flickr.com/photos/85992714@N07/24491722800/

Monkey, Designed and Folded by Ta Trung Dong

Instructions not available

 

Artur Biernacki folded this very detailed and aggressive looking origami gorilla.

Gorilla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/6826886526/

Gorilla, Designed by NGUYỄN Hùng Cường and Folded by Artur Biernacki

Crease pattern available from NGUYỄN Hùng Cường's Flickr

 

Here's the same gorilla design this time folded by its creator.

Gorilla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackscorpion/8696387416/

Gorilla, Designed and Folded by NGUYỄN Hùng Cường

Crease pattern available from NGUYỄN Hùng Cường's Flickr

 

Hoàng Tiến Quyết designed this gorilla with his signature curvy style.

Gorilla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ori_q/7824715660/

Gorilla, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Instructions not available

 

Mariano Zavala B. folded this great and very expressive chimpanzee.

Chimpanzee
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/15374312401/

Chimpanzee, Designed by Brian Chan and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Instructions not available

 

Eyal folded this adorable family of Japanese macaques.

Japanese Macaque Family
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/19018166111/

Japanese Macaques, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Shuki Kato folded this fantastic origami orangutan.

Orangutan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/5385673154/

Orangutan, Designed by Quentin Trollip and Folded by Shuki Kato

Diagrams available in Origami Sequence

 

Sebastien Limet designed this great little origami tarsier.

Tarsier
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/5481643192/

Tarsier, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Hiroaki Kobayashi folded these great little Japanese Macaques with a 2016 sign for the new year.

Japanese Macaques for 2016
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/24059921956/

Japanese Macaques, Designs and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

Finally we have one of my all-time favourite images also by Hiroaki Kobayashi, a group of Japanese Macaques at the spa.

Japanese Macaques at the Spa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/20436441288/

Japanese Macaques, Designed and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

That's it for this post.  Have a happy Chinese New Year everyone and be sure to check out and send some love and comments to all these awesome artists.


Bison

This Week in Origami, Autumn Dinosaur Edition

It looks like autumn is officially here and this week I saw a couple of autumn themed origami models as well as a lot of great dinosaurs.  If this is your first time here This Week in Origami is where we feature the best new origami models that were uploaded to the Internet during the past week.  Let's get started.

Robin Scholz is an expert at origami tessellations and this week he made probably the smallest one I've ever seen her make which is pretty impressive.

Small Swarm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/praisepratajev/21696922475/

Small Swarm, Designed and Folded by Robin Scholz

Crease pattern available here

 

Tetsuya Gotani folded a beautiful Stegosaurus.

Stegosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tgotani/21695408971/

Stegosaurus, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Gotani

Crease pattern available here

 

Francisco J. González folded another awesome looking dinosaur.

Tyrannosaurus Rex
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gonzaplatano/21498703879/

Tyrannosaurus Rex, Designed by Fernando Gilgado and Folded by Francisco J. González

Diagrams available in Papirolandia 3

 

Victor J. Quintero folded this cute little bat which would be perfect for Halloween

Bat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vitzkap-s_art/21677542041/

Eared Bat, Designed and Folded by Victor J. Quintero

Instructions not available

 

Joseph Wu has been experimenting all week with origami cats and here he has several of them all folded from the same basic structure but with a different look for each based on how they're folded.

Cats
https://www.flickr.com/photos/josephwuorigami/21045571623/

Cats, Designed and Folded by Joseph Wu

Instructions not available

 

Ekaterina Lukasheva has a new book out called Modern Kusudama Origami: Designs for Modular Origami Lovers.  It's available from Amazon.com and it looks like it's a must have for kusudama lovers.  Below is a sample of some of the models in the book from the table of contents.

Kusudama Origami
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/21045201214/

 

Beth Johnson designed this excellent Dromedary camel as part of a challenge with her friends.

Dromedary Camel
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethorigami/21035604603/

Dromedary, Designed and Folded by Beth Johnson

Instructions not available

 

Hiroaki Kobayashi folded this cute little saber tooth tiger.

Little Sabretooth Tiger
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/21639604322/

Saber Tooth Tiger, Designed by Ryan Dong and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the 21st Origami Tanteidan Convention

 

Artur Biernacki folded this very realistic looking wasp.

Wasp
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arturori/21446010269/

Wasp, Designed by Kaede Nakamura and folded by Artur Biernacki

Crease pattern available here

 

Sebastien Limet folded this adorable puffin and used a pretty neat trick where he used two sheets of paper to get 4 different colours in the model.  The model itself only requires one square of paper.

Not Alone
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/20984383344/

Not Alone, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Shu Sugamata continues to design awesome Star Wars models with this new TIE Bomber prototype.

TIE Bomber
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matayado-titi/21601622735/

TIE Bomber Prototype, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

Keeping with the theme of dinosaurs and fall 戴璐 folded this awesome Stegosaurus out of some very nice autumn red coloured paper.

Stegosaurus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63347986@N02/21406058529/

Stegosaurus, Designed and Folded by 戴璐

Instructions not available

 

Ivan Svatko folded this beautiful Flying Hercules Beetle.

Flying Hercules Beetle
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126871950@N04/20971325703/

Flying Hercules Beetle, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Diagrams available in Origami Masters Bugs: How the Bug Wars Changed the Art of Origami

 

P. Colman folded this beautiful display of butterflies and an awesome looking flying carp.

Butteflies
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/21389227879/

Butterflies, Designed by Michael LaFosse and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies: Elegant Designs from a Master Folder

 

Flying Carp
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/21540935901/

Flying Carp, Designed by Brian Chan and Folded by P. Colman

Crease pattern available in AEP Pajarita 2011

 

Mariano folded this cute little spectacled bear.

Spectacled Bear
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62652453@N08/20945508043/

Spectacled Bear, Designed by Nguyen Hung Cuong and Folded by Mariano

Diagrams available in #5 VOG: 50 hours of Origami +

 

Shuki Kato folded a beautiful pair of bisons and another beautiful pair of Stegosauruses?  Stegosauri?

Two Bisons
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/21368557110/

Bison, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available here

 

2 Paper Stegosauruses
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/21368548560/

Stegosaurus 1995 and 2015, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Shuki Kato

Instructions not available

 

Gonzalo uploaded this beautiful photo of an origami crane he folded.

Reach the Heavens
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/20894100274/

Dancing Crane, Designed by Robert J. Lang and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Origami Design Secrets Second Edition

 

Autumn Leaves
https://www.flickr.com/photos/syngola/21017156323/

Also in the spirit of autumn Peter Keller folded these beautiful autumn leaves.

Autumn Now, Designed and Folded by Peter Keller

Instructions not available

 

Finally we have this amazing Tenontosaurus and small Deinonychus pack from the master of origami dinosaurs Tran Trung Hieu.

Hunting Ground
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/21003300554/

Hunting Ground, Designed and folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Deinonychus crease pattern available here, Tenontosarus instructions not available

Follow Tran Trung Hieu on Flickr or Facebook

 

That's it for another week.  Be sure to visit all of these artists and follow them if you like their work.  Also if you enjoy origami kusudamas check out Ekaterina Lukasheva's new book.  Based on the photos she posted on her Flickr it looks like it's going to be quite good.

See you all next week!


Smoker

This Week in Origami - July 2, 2015 Edition

I'm going to be busy all day tomorrow so this week's post is a little bit early.  I saw a ton of awesome origami this week so lets get started.

First up is this amazing Samurai Helmet Beatle by Shuki Kato.

Origami Kabutomushi

Kabutomushi, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Yoshimasa Tsuruta made this fantastic looking person and gets massive bonus points for also having fire in his photo.

Origami Smoker

Smoker, Designed and Folded by Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

It looks like Tetsuya Gotani might have perfected his Stegosaurus model.

Origami Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Gotani

Crease pattern available here

Original image on Flickr

 

Byriah Loper is back with another one of his crazy interlocking shape models.

Byriah Loper Origami

Six Intersecting Irregular Hyperboloidal Hexagonal Rhombic Tetrahedra, Designed and Folded by Byriah Loper

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Maria Sinayskaya made several kusudamas this week.  Here are a couple of my favourites.  I love the paper she uses.

Origami Kusudama

Origami Sonobe, Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Kusudama

Origami Kusudama, Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Pere Olivella folded this amazing and life-like Echidna.

Origami Echidna

Echidna, Designed by Steven Casey and Folded by Pere Olivella

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

fernando o_okj took 15 hours to fold this origami sunflower.

Origami Sunflower

Sunflower, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by fernando o_okj

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 131

Original image on Flickr

 

Ivan Svatko folded this very expressive looking mask.

Origami Mask

Mask, Designed and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Sérgio Queiroz says this caterpillar on a leaf is just a test but it looks pretty amazing to me already.

Origami Caterpillar on Leaf

Caterpillar and Leaf, Designed by Eugeny Fridrikh and Folded by Sérgio Queiroz

Diagrams available here

Original image on Flickr

 

Hoàng Tiến Quyết uploaded two more photos of his amazing origami.

Origami Blue Whale

Blue Whale, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Pig

Pig 2015, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Robin Scholz turned an origami tessellation into the Japanese flag.

Origami Japanese Flag Tessellation

Japan, Designed and Folded by Robin Scholz

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Kaede Nakamura also folded a very impressive looking origami beetle this week too.

Origami Caucasus Beetle

Caucasus beetle, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Adriano Davanzo folded this fantastic looking leaf insect and took a great looking photo of it outside.

Origami Leaf Insect

Leaf Insect, Designed by Daniel Robinson and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Origami Masters Bugs: How the Bug Wars Changed the Art of Origami

Original image on Flickr

 

Sergio Guarachi folded this adorable baby dragon.

Origami Bebe Dragon

Bebe Dragon, Designed and Folded by Sergio Guarachi

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Ekaterina Lukasheva posted another beautiful looking kusudama.

Silver Snitch Kusudama

Silver Snitch, Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

paper in dream folded a fantastic looking horned lizard.

Origami Horned Lizard

Horned Lizard, Designed and Folded by paper in dream

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Joseph Wu has been folded little origami "bots" over the last couple of weeks and his latest KoalaBot is probably my favourite.

Origami Koalabot

KoalaBot, Designed and Folded by Joseph Wu

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Last but certainly not least we have this amazing model of the Joker from Batman by Neelesh K.  This whole model, including the skull and the gun is folded from one single piece of paper!

Origami Joker (Batman)

The Joker, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

That's everything for this week.  Be sure to check back next week for another edition of This Week in Origami.

 


Dinosaur

11 Ferocious Origami Dinosaurs

A lot of origami artists have developed a lot of awesome looking origami dinosaurs.  Here are some of my favourites out of the more ferocious looking dinosaurs.

Origami Dimetrodon

Dimetrodon Grandis, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

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Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Therizinosaurus

Therizinosaurus, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Gotani

Crease Pattern Available Here

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami Dilophosaurus

Dilophosaurus 1.8, Designed by Juanfran Carillo and Folded by Daniel Brown

Crease Pattern Available Here

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami T-Rex

T-Rex, Designed by Ares Alanya and Folded by Gonzalo (Masamune81)

Crease Pattern Available Here

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami Dromaeosaurus

Dromaeosaurus Albertensis, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

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Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Tyranosaurus vs Triceratops

Tyranosaurus VS Triceratops, Designed and Folded by Tetsuya Gotani

Triceratops Crease Pattern Available Here, Tyranosaurus Instructions not Available

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami Mauisaurus

Hunting Mauisaurus, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

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Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Spinosaurus

Spinosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Bong Gu Han

Diagrams Available in Tanteidan 17th Convention

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami Therizinosaurus Cheloniformis

Therizinosaurus Cheloniformis v2.0, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

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Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Velociraptor

Velociraptor, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Crease Pattern Available Here

Original Image on Flickr

 

Origami T-Rex

T-Rex, Designed and Folded by Kade Chan

Kade Chan's Official Website

Crease Pattern Available Here

Original Image on Flickr

 


Buitreraptor

This Week in Origami - First Edition

I've wanted to start doing a weekly feature showcasing the awesome origami that was uploaded to the Internet during the past week and this is our first ever post!  I'm going to try to get this out every Friday so look forward to it.

These posts feature some of the best origami models and images that were uploaded to sites like Flickr, DeviantArt, Facebook, etc. over the last week.

First up is an amazing dinosaur from Tran Trung Hieu.

Origami Buitreraptor

Buitreraptor v1.2 designed and folded by Tran Trung Hieu

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Instructions not available

Original Image on Flickr

 

Byriah Loper made an awesome modular model out of 6 squares of paper that doesn't require any glue or tape.  The whole model took 12 hours to fold.

Origami Grand Memorial Flower Cube

Grand Memorial Flower Cube designed and folded by Byriah Loper

Crease pattern available here

Original Image on Flickr

 

Rui Roda uploaded two awesome images to his Flickr.  They're simpler models but they still have a lot of personality.

Origami Mouse

Mouse designed by Ángel Morollón and folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Origami Sketchbook by Ángel Morollón

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Bull

Bull designed by Luigi Leonardi and folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Origami - Arte del Piegare la Carta by Renzo Zanoni

Original image on Flickr

 

Dai Lu posted an awesome looking Tyrannosaurus that's still being worked on.  I think it looks pretty fantastic already.

Origami Tyrannosaurus

Tyrannosaurus designed and folded by Dai Lu

Crease pattern available here

Original Image on Flickr

 

Hubert Villeneuve made this awesome little kitchen table and chair set.

Origami Dining Table Set

Kitchen Table designed and folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Last up we have this awesome Stegosaurus by Tetsuya Gotani.

Origami Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus designed and folded by Tetsuya Gotani

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

This concludes our first "This Week in Origami" post.  Hopefully you enjoyed it and be sure to check out all these origami artists and follow them too!