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Origami Dinosaurs

by Yamada Katsuhisa

Published:
2006 by Seibundo Shinkosha
Pages:
94
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784416306048
ISBN-10:
4416306040

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level High-intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Very nice photos
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

Katsuhisa Yamada has a unique style. His models tend to be very angular, and sometimes look a little unrefined. Still, his creations have this certain "cuteness" that has some appeal. They all start from the traditional bird-base, manipulated in strange and original ways to create all flaps needed.

This book deals with dinosaurs, as well as with a few mythical beings. My favorites in the book are the imaginary animals. Especially the mermaid and pegasus.

There are 21 Origami Designs in Origami Dinosaurs:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional20Square

Also in A Thousand Cranes by Florence Temko
Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by David Mitchell
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Creased Magazine 6
Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
and in other sources...
Origami Crane by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Parasaurolophus

Dinosaurs

Yamada Katsuhisa22Square
Lambeosaurus

Dinosaurs

Yamada Katsuhisa25SquareOrigami Lambeosaurus by Yamada Katsuhisa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Spinosaurus

Dinosaurs - Spinosaurus

Yamada Katsuhisa28SquareOrigami Spinosaurus by Yamada Katsuhisa Folded from a square of
Dimetrodon

Dinosaurs

Yamada Katsuhisa31SquareOrigami Dimetrodon by Yamada Katsuhisa Folded from a square of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pteranodon

Dinosaurs - Pteranodon

Yamada Katsuhisa34Square
Apatosaurus

Dinosaurs

Yamada Katsuhisa37Square
Protoceratops

Dinosaurs

Yamada Katsuhisa40Square
Triceratops

Dinosaurs - Triceratops

Yamada Katsuhisa43Square
Archaeopteryx

Dinosaurs

Yamada Katsuhisa46Square
Ichthyosaurus

Dinosaurs

Yamada Katsuhisa50Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 78
Origami Ichthyosaurus by Yamada Katsuhisa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Plesiosaur

Dinosaurs

Yamada Katsuhisa54SquareOrigami Plesiosaur by Yamada Katsuhisa Folded from a square of metallic origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tyrannosaurus

Dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus Rex

Yamada Katsuhisa58Square
Styracosaurus

Dinosaurs

Yamada Katsuhisa62Square
Stegosaurus

Dinosaurs - Stegosaurus

Yamada Katsuhisa66SquareOrigami Stegosaurus by Yamada Katsuhisa Folded from a square of
Unicorn

Imaginary beings - Unicorns

Yamada Katsuhisa72Square

Also in NOA Magazine 460
Origami Unicorn by Yamada Katsuhisa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Yamada Katsuhisa76Square
Eastern dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Yamada Katsuhisa80Square
Centaur

Imaginary beings - Centaurs

Yamada Katsuhisa84Square

Also in NOA Magazine 348
Origami Centaur by Yamada Katsuhisa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mermaid

Imaginary beings - Mermaids

Yamada Katsuhisa88Square

Also in NOA Magazine 492
Origami Mermaid by Yamada Katsuhisa Folded from a square of Kathy Stevick's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Yamada Katsuhisa92Square

Also in NOA Magazine 453
Origami Pegasus by Yamada Katsuhisa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com