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Dragons, Witches and Other Fantasy Creatures in Origami (Seres de Ficcion)

by Mario Adrados Netto and Jose Anibal Voyer

Published:
2005 by Dover Publications
Pages:
174
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780486442129
ISBN-10:
0486442128

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Skill Level Complex
Clear diagrams? Clearer in the Spanish edition than in the English one
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Black and white photos of models
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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This is an English translation of the book "Seres de Ficcion" published by Editorial Salvatella in 2000.

This book is one of the best. Definitely not for the beginner, it contains Mostly complex to extremely complex models, except for very few low intermediate ones at the beginning.The diagrams are computer-drawn - very clear and easy to follow, accompanied by Black-and-White photos, and there is a section on creating models at the end (which is, unfortunately for me, in Spanish).

The models are all on the theme of mythical beings (except for a wasp at the end,) and are all folded using one uncut square, but beware! Most of the models should be folded from tissue-foil, and on some of them it is absolutely impossible to use any other type of paper since they get pretty bulky. If you are a complex folder looking for challenges - you should absolutely get this book before it's too late.

Notes on the English edition of this book: The English Edition contains all the diagrams from the original book, all translated to English, including the explanatory notes about the characters. However, Dover chose to omit the text section about creation. This makes it quite odd to see diagrams for a wasp in a mythologically themed book. Also, the quality of the diagrams is not as good as in the original edition. They seem to be photocopied rather than printed, and good lighting should be used when following them.

There are 25 Origami Designs in Dragons, Witches and Other Fantasy Creatures in Origami (Seres de Ficcion):

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Troll

Imaginary beings

Mario Adrados Netto18Square

Rather simplistic in form
Origami Troll by Mario Adrados Netto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Bat

Mammals - Chiroptera - Bats

Mario Adrados Netto20Square

Cute
Igor

Media and Culture

Mario Adrados Netto22Square

Cute hunchback
Origami Igor by Mario Adrados Netto Folded from a square of brown wrapping paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Knight

People - Occupations - Knights

Mario Adrados Netto24Square

Nice
Origami Knight by Mario Adrados Netto Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Ghost

Imaginary beings

Jose Anibal Voyer27Square

Also in As the Memories in Spain by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Pajarita Extra 1991
Also in Pajarita Extra 2006 - Welcome to AEP by Fernando Gilgado Gomez
Also in Papiroflexia Coleccion by Vicente Palacios

Cute and 3D
Origami Ghost by Jose Anibal Voyer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Centaur

Imaginary beings - Centaurs

Mario Adrados Netto29Square

Nice
Dragon snake

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Mario Adrados Netto34Square

A nice slender winged snake
Demon

Imaginary beings - Demons

Mario Adrados Netto and Jose Anibal Voyer37Square

A winged demon, nice
Origami Demon by Mario Adrados Netto and Jose Anibal Voyer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Griffin

Imaginary beings

Mario Adrados Netto40Square

Pretty good
Cerberus

Imaginary beings

Mario Adrados Netto45Square

I didn't really like the end result
Wizard

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Jose Anibal Voyer49Square

Very nice
Satyr

Imaginary beings - Demons

Mario Adrados Netto and Jose Anibal Voyer55Square

Color changed horns
Unicorn

Imaginary beings - Unicorns

Mario Adrados Netto60Square

Nice, with color changed horn
Origami Unicorn by Mario Adrados Netto Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Sphinx

Imaginary beings

Jose Anibal Voyer66Square

Also in Das Diagramm 40
Also in Orison 18/04
Also in Pajarita Magazine 67
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 57

Very nice!
Origami Sphinx by Jose Anibal Voyer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Centaur

Imaginary beings - Centaurs

Mario Adrados Netto73Square

Fantastic, color changed torso, very well proportioned.
Origami Centaur by Mario Adrados Netto Folded from a square of tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lady with wings

Imaginary beings

Mario Adrados Netto82Square

Also in Pajarita Extra 2006 - Welcome to AEP by Fernando Gilgado Gomez
Also in Pajarita Magazine 71

Winged woman - very good, but should only be folded from tissue foil.
Origami Lady with wings by Mario Adrados Netto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Jake Crowley
Medusa

Imaginary beings

Mario Adrados Netto86Square

Excellent - only tissue foil
Origami Medusa by Mario Adrados Netto Folded from a square of tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mefisto

Imaginary beings

Mario Adrados Netto90Square

A winged devil with horns, pointed tail and all. Uses heavy box-pleating, so should also be folded only from tissue-foil.
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Jose Anibal Voyer98Square

Also in BOS Convention 1998 Autumn
Also in Origami USA Convention 2000

Good
Origami Pegasus by Jose Anibal Voyer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Luc Marnat
Dragon - Eastern

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Jose Anibal Voyer108Square

Also in Pajarita Magazine 47

Very good!
Origami Dragon - Eastern by Jose Anibal Voyer folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dragon - 3 headed

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Jose Anibal Voyer116Square

Awesome - with tiny wings
Origami Dragon - 3 headed by Jose Anibal Voyer Folded from a square of double-sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dragon with rider

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Jose Anibal Voyer128Square

Very good 1 square design
Origami Dragon with rider by Jose Anibal Voyer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Dragon with wizard

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Jose Anibal Voyer141Square

Also in Pajarita Magazine 65

The dragon breathes fire, but the overall shape is somewhat weird...
Origami Dragon with wizard by Jose Anibal Voyer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Witch on broomstick

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Jose Anibal Voyer155Square

Also in Pajarita Magazine 70
Also in Tanteidan 6th convention

Excellent
Origami Witch on broomstick by Jose Anibal Voyer Wet-folded from a square of 90gsm Fabriano paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wasp

Insects

Jose Anibal Voyer170Square

Also in BOS Convention 1997 Autumn
Also in BOS Magazine 216
Also in Origami USA Convention 1999
Also in Pajarita Magazine 68
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 50

Not at all mythical, diagrammed as an example of designing methods. Very good
Origami Wasp by Jose Anibal Voyer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Nicolas Terry