Montroll’s Dragons and Other Creatures

Miscellaneous, Origami

I haven’t posted in a while mainly because I was traveling, but I actually got two origami books there when I was free. The first is Works of Satoshi Kamiya 2, which means I’ll have that to do after the first one. The second one is Dragons and Other Fantastic Creatures in Origami by John Montroll. I did the models in that book in the car ride back home.

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John Montroll is one of my favorite artists. He has hundreds of great designs in dozens of books. His animal origami book was one of my first ones, and some of his books I have (that are great) collect models of African animals, North American animals, prehistoric animals, and mythical creatures and the Chinese zodiac. His books tend to be organized by section (with each section sorted by increasing difficulty), and this one has sections of weapons, dragons, humanoids, and creatures.

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The weapon and humanoid sections only have four models each, and the weapons are much more simple, warm-up models. The two-headed martian on the right has a face on each head (it’s a little hard to see in my pictures, sorry).

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There are 10 different dragons, though some have similar bases. He has 1 to 3 headed dragons, then winged dragons, then eastern and western dragons, and then winged dragons with multiple heads.

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The creatures section includes a griffin, a unicorn (which I went a little cubic on), a wyvern, a phoenix, and various animals with wings attached. The last model is one of the best; it’s a unicorn with wings (or a pegasus with a horn).

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