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Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings

by Jay Ansill

Published:
1992 by Cassell
Pages:
96
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780304341481
ISBN-10:
0304341487

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

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Less than perfect
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Yes
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)? A few are from other shapes

Overall Impression

This book has been out of print for a long time, but can still be found in used bookstores here and there. It has, however, been more recently reprinted as a 2-book collection as Origami Sourcebook.

There are excellent models included here, but the book's problem is that the diagrams are not the clearest, and the photographs are quite horrible - they even managed to mess up a photo of Neal's dragon...

My favorite models in this book are Lang's Shiva and Neal's cute wizard and witch.

I wouldn't recommend this book for beginners, but for advanced folders, who sometimes enjoy a small challenge of "deciphering" diagrams.

There are 15 Origami Designs in Origami Monsters and Mythical Beings:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Ouroboros

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Robert Neale22Square

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Ouroboros by Robert Neale Folded from a square of lizard-skin paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wizard and Witch

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Robert Neale26Square

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Wizard and Witch by Robert Neale folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wizard and Witch

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Robert Neale29Square

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Wizard and Witch by Robert Neale Each folded from a square of rice paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Robert Neale31Square

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami USA Convention 1983
Also in OrigaMIT 2012 Convention Book
Also in Pajarita Especial 1985 - Pliar 85
Also in The Flapping Bird by Samuel L. Randlett
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
and in other sources...
Origami Dragon by Robert Neale folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Gargoyle

Imaginary beings

Jerry Harris35Square

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami USA Convention 1989
Origami Gargoyle by Jerry Harris folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Daedalus

Imaginary beings

Gabriel Alvarez Casanovas40Square

Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Also in Pajarita Especial 1983 - Grenoble
Also in Pajarita Extra 2011 - Gabriel Alvarez
Origami Daedalus by Gabriel Alvarez Casanovas folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Gabriel Alvarez Casanovas45Square

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Pegasus by Gabriel Alvarez Casanovas folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dragon - flapping

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Stephen Weiss51Square

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Dragon - flapping by Stephen Weiss folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Woodland elf

Imaginary beings

Stephen Weiss55Rectangle

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Woodland elf by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Centaur

Imaginary beings - Centaurs

Neal Elias60Rectangle - 1X2

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Centaur by Neal Elias folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rearing dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Marc Kirschenbaum65Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 2011
Also in Awesome Origami - Vol. 2 by J.C. Nolan
Also in Origami Kids by J.C. Nolan
Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Also in Origami USA Convention 1988
Origami Rearing dragon by Marc Kirschenbaum folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Shiva

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Robert J. Lang71Square

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Shiva by Robert J. Lang folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Unicorn

Imaginary beings - Unicorns

Stephen Weiss76Square

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Unicorn by Stephen Weiss on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gadi Vishne
Dragon - long tailed

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Matthew Green82Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Dragon - long tailed by Matthew Green Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cerberus

Imaginary beings

Robert J. Lang89Square

Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
Origami Cerberus by Robert J. Lang on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan