An Origami Galleryhttp://origamigallery.netA photo gallery. Of origami models.Llama/model/llama25<p><a href="/model/llama"><img /></a></p><p>The best (and only) origami llama model I've found. This has a "knot" in the middle that's quite clever and fun to fold.</p>Dragon/model/dragon24<p><a href="/model/dragon"><img /></a></p><p>He looks happy.</p>Mouse/model/mouse23<p><a href="/model/mouse"><img /></a></p><p>Origami Omnibus is one of my favorite books. There is a HUGE variety of models in there, mostly modular and animal models. The animals are charming and just difficult enough to be interesting. This mouse is a great example.</p>Grasshopper/model/grasshopper22<p><a href="/model/grasshopper"><img /></a></p><p>An awesome grasshopper by Robert Lang; probably the best grasshopper model I've seen. I split the paper a bit on the back but it held on (just barely). This was not as hard to fold as I thought. Halfway through I reversed one of the steps and ended up folding most of the model in mirror-image, which was confusing but fun.</p>Acrocinus longimanus/model/acrocinus_longimanus21<p><a href="/model/acrocinus_longimanus"><img /></a></p><p>Yet another amazing insect by Robert Lang. This is my second attempt at folding lokta paper. First I tried without MC, and it went pretty badly. I was pleasantly surprised by how nicely it folded after a bit of MC. The paper wasn't that big I still managed to make the legs nice and skinny (which is the ultimate test of paper foldability in my opinion).</p>Hippocampus/model/hippocampus20<p><a href="/model/hippocampus"><img /></a></p><p>This model is the reason I bought this book. Mine doesn't look nearly as good as the photo in the book but that's partly due to lack of skill on my part and partly due to the really nice marbled paper used for the book's photo. I had some old blue-green tissue foil to use and nothing else to make out of it, such is life. I'll definitely make this again someday out of better paper.</p>Sea Urchin/model/sea_urchin19<p><a href="/model/sea_urchin"><img /></a></p><p>This is one of those models that really would benefit from folding out of tissue foil, but doing unsinks in foil is difficult, whereas it's really easy in tissue paper. I folded this dry and then wet it at the last minute to make the spikes more spiky, I think it worked out OK.</p>Steer/model/steer18<p><a href="/model/steer"><img /></a></p><p>This is a wet-folded cow. That says it all.</p>Fox Terrier/model/fox_terrier11<p><a href="/model/fox_terrier"><img /></a></p><p>I'm trying to figure out wet-folding. This didn't turn out too badly. The dog's face would be hard or impossible to do this way without wet-folding.</p>Yoda/model/yoda17<p><a href="/model/yoda"><img /></a></p><p>An instantly-recognizable model. There are some interesting folds in here; the whole model is folded, unfolded, collapsed, unfolded, re-collapsed a bunch of times. This would look better with dual-color paper, but I make do with what I have.</p>Ceolophysis/model/ceolophysis16<p><a href="/model/ceolophysis"><img /></a></p><p>Another great model by Kamiya-san. This guy somehow manages to stand on those tiny feet if you balance him properly.</p>Eagle Ray/model/eagle_ray15<p><a href="/model/eagle_ray"><img /></a></p><p>An easy model that ends up with more detail than you'd guess at a glance (it has a mouth and gills under there).</p>Chocobo ("The Yellow Bird")/model/chocobo10<p><a href="/model/chocobo"><img /></a></p><p>Do you like Final Fantasy? Do you like origami? Buy Kamiya-san's book. You won't regret it. Many of the models in the book are so difficult that they're likely well beyond what beginners can manage, but the chocobo is a more intermediate-level model and probably most people could fold it given a bit of time and effort. I love this model. I've folded tons of them.</p>Dollar-bill Koi/model/dollar_koi13<p><a href="/model/dollar_koi"><img /></a></p><p>You can get diagrams for this guy on the above website. Through some miracle, there are two little loops on a US one dollar bill that are right in the perfect spot to make the koi's eyes. Even without that touch, this model impresses anyone who views it.</p>A Mirua-ken Beauty Rose/model/miuraken_beauty_rose12<p><a href="/model/miuraken_beauty_rose"><img /></a></p><p>This is a fun model to fold. I like to make these for people for gifts. This is one of those amazing models that justifies buying a whole book just to get your hands on the diagrams. (Tanteidan 12th Convention has tons of other good models too though, trust me.) See <a href="http://www.langorigami.com/art/gallery/gallery.php4?name=rose">here</a> for the origin of the name (the name is a pun that many people seem not to get).</p>Songbird/model/songbird9<p><a href="/model/songbird"><img /></a></p><p>If you have some paper that can keep a 3D shape, this model turns out very well. Folding the feet is about 50% of the work for this one.</p>Lizard/model/lizard8<p><a href="/model/lizard"><img /></a></p><p>Another simple model but it turns out nice if you use small paper. This never turned out too well when I made it out of larger paper. I had a lot of green paper left over from the tree frog, can you tell?</p>Tree Frog/model/tree_frog7<p><a href="/model/tree_frog"><img /></a></p><p>I now have a new understanding for the term "unstable dye". My hands are very green due to the dye from this tissue paper rubbing off. But the splotched paper is actually kind of nice for a frog (you don't see many solid green monotone frogs in the wild, do you?). This model is lots of fun to fold. Not as hard as it looks.</p>Derudas Frog/model/derudas_frog6<p><a href="/model/derudas_frog"><img /></a></p><p>A tiny simple frog. This model is typically wet-folded, but I couldn't wet-fold to save my life. It turned out OK in tissue foil too. I made this because I had a scrap of tissue foil left over, and those scraps can't go to waste.</p>Longhorn Beetle/model/longhorn5<p><a href="/model/longhorn"><img /></a></p><p>If you like box pleating, this is the model for you. This is all box pleating. A good half the paper is devoted to the antennae of the beetle. The head never quite comes out right when I fold this. If I had thinner paper to use it might be a better result. This model universally creeps out everyone I've shown it to (including me, to some degree.)</p>Cactuar/model/cactuar4<p><a href="/model/cactuar"><img /></a></p><p>This is the first model I ever invented myself that I consider to be any good. If you've ever played the Final Fantasy line of video games, you should recognize this. It's a bit sloppy to make but it works and it's recognizable, which is all I care about. I wish it was more 3-D though.</p>Tarantula/model/tarantula3<p><a href="/model/tarantula"><img /></a></p><p>I've folded this model tons of times. It has a lot of interesting sinks in the middle of the folding sequence that took me a while to figure out. I used purplish paper for this partly because of something Nicolas Terry wrote in <em>Origami for Interpreters</em>: <blockquote>"...it may be better to move as far away as possible from the animal's natural color than to have a bad imitation of it."</blockquote> None of my brown paper was very tarantula-like.</p>Scorpion/model/scorpion2<p><a href="/model/scorpion"><img /></a></p><p>This model is one of many scorpion models by Robert Lang. This one has variable-length legs which more closely matches the anatomy of a real scorpion. It was fairly enjoyable to fold, though my final product ended up with stumpy legs in front. The thickness of the tail is quite pleasing.</p>