15 Fantastic Pieces of Origami

Dinosaur

Dinosaur

Can you imagine if this guy was to scale? What a big scary paper beast it would be. It could roam the land wreaking havoc all over the place inflicting horrible paper-cuts with its razor-sharp teeth.

Face

Face

This one looks a little abstract doesn’t it? And by abstract I mean totally confusing. This lady seems to have a few too many eyes. Which isn’t a bad thing I guess. It’s better than having less than two.

Japanese Coy

Japanese Coy

The Japanese Coy (or coi) is actually just a carp. Now look at this wonderful piece of art and tell me if you could have ever imagined a carp to be so beautiful. It also kind of looks like a lady’s shoe.

Tree frog

Tree frog

Now things are starting to heat up a little bit. The artist here as really taken some time and put effort in to the shape of the animal it is attempting to represent. It almost looks like it could be real. Almost…

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Does this little fella look like he is making the normal facial expressions of a polar bear and roaring or maybe he has something stuck in his throat. It could be that he has swallowed a pencil. This is one polar bear that I would fight.

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Soon, we will have a whole animal kingdom and be able to build an ark. The only issue might be making sure that there is no water splashing up from the side of the ark. We really must keep these animals dry.

Wise Owl

Wise Owl

Look at this guy. He is comfortably perched on his….err….perch. Why are owls wise? If I’m being perfectly honest, this particular owl doesn’t seem that wise to me. I don’t know what it is that detracts from his knowledge. I mean, he is made from paper…

Gorilla

Gorilla

If you painted this guy just a little darker and stuck him in a forest somewhere in Africa, you would never know the difference between him and the real thing. Until there is a tropical downpour that is.

Mantis

Mantis

Now this is really starting to get serious. Polar bears and gorillas is one thing but insects is a whole other world of insanely intricate paper folding. Now this one really does look like it is very close to the real thing.

Banana

Banana

You know the problem with making the shapes of food from paper is that, with me personally, I would always get hungry just by looking at it. Not so bad if it’s banana but I’m not very good at origami so I would probably start with easier packaged (and less healthy food).

One dollar bear

One dollar bear

Weird isn’t it? It’s a bear made from American money. Not only that, but it is a bear than appears extremely comfortable on its hind legs for a prolonged period of time. It could be wearing a vest. SO why is it a bear again?

Sabre toothed tiger

Sabre toothed tiger

This one is really cool. Like some of the others which involved animals which could possibly be hostile towards humans, for the most part we prefer the company of one of these guys to the real thing.

Iron Man

Iron Man

Tony Stark has got nothing on this guy. He looks totally ready for action doesn’t he? One positive is that he could fall from a great height and be relatively unscathed. A negative is that he could fall from a great height and have the wind take him miles off track with little he could do about it.

Finch

Finch

This one is really cool because in one way it looks mostly like a scrunched up wit of paper but then in another it looks exactly like a bird. A finch to be precise. The smaller detail is what is so good about this. Look at the feet.

Octopus

Octopus

This was always going to be on the cards wasn’t it? Imagine sitting down to a plate of calamari and complaining to the waiter that it is not what you expected and a little tasteless. The waiter then explains that you ordered from the paper menu.