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Bugs and Birds in Origami

by John Montroll

Published:
2001 by Dover Publications
Pages:
120
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780486417738
ISBN-10:
0486417735

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Skill Level From intermediate to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? No
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Yes

Overall Impression

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While not one of Montroll's best books, there are some interesting models here. 20 birds and 8 insects are featured. I feel that the completed birds are nice as a starting form, but should be worked on a little more to give a more "lively" feel to them. The insects are somewhat "cartoonish", but that is because we've been spoiled by other origami designers, who create much more realistic insects. Montroll's insects, however, like most of his models, are not as complex as others', and are more enjoyable to fold.

There are 28 Origami Designs in Bugs and Birds in Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Goose

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

John Montroll10SquareOrigami Goose by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Cardinal

Birds - Passeriformes - Cardinals

John Montroll12SquareOrigami Cardinal by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Crow

Birds - Passeriformes

John Montroll15SquareOrigami Crow by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Snipe

Birds - Charadriiformes - Gulls

John Montroll16SquareOrigami Snipe by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Ibis

Birds - Pelecaniformes - Herons and Ibises

John Montroll19SquareOrigami Ibis by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Flamingo

Birds - Phoenicopteriformes - Flamingos

John Montroll22SquareOrigami Flamingo by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Ostrich

Birds - Struthioniformes - Ostriches

John Montroll26SquareOrigami Ostrich by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Pheasant

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

John Montroll30SquareOrigami Pheasant by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Quetzal

Birds - Trogoniformes - Quetzals

John Montroll33SquareOrigami Quetzal by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Pelican

Birds - Pelecaniformes - Pelicans

John Montroll36SquareOrigami Pelican by John Montroll Wet-folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Turkey

Birds - Galliformes - Turkeys

John Montroll40SquareOrigami Turkey by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Woodpecker

Birds - Piciformes - Toucans and Woodpeckers

John Montroll44SquareOrigami Woodpecker by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Goose with wings outstreched

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

John Montroll47SquareOrigami Goose with wings outstreched by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Pigeon

Birds - Columbiformes - Pigeons

John Montroll50SquareOrigami Pigeon by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Hummingbird

Birds - Apodiformes - Hummingbirds

John Montroll53SquareOrigami Hummingbird by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Vulture

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

John Montroll54SquareOrigami Vulture by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Robin

Birds - Passeriformes

John Montroll57SquareOrigami Robin by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

John Montroll59SquareOrigami Crane by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Parrot

Birds - Psittaciformes - Parrots

John Montroll63Square

Also in Fantasias de Papel by Julian Gonzalez
Origami Parrot by John Montroll Each folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Stork

Birds - Ciconiiformes - Storks

John Montroll67SquareOrigami Stork by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Scavenger beetle

Insects

John Montroll72SquareOrigami Scavenger beetle by John Montroll Folded from a square of rice paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Ladybug

Insects - Ladybugs

John Montroll77SquareOrigami Ladybug by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Fly

Insects - Flies

John Montroll79SquareOrigami Fly by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Spider

Arachnids - Spiders and Arachnids

John Montroll85SquareOrigami Spider by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wasp

Insects

John Montroll91SquareOrigami Wasp by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Long-horned beetle

Insects

John Montroll97SquareOrigami Long-horned beetle by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Earwig

Insects

John Montroll103SquareOrigami Earwig by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

John Montroll110SquareOrigami Butterfly by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan