50 Incredible Examples of Origami Paper Art

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Paper is a very fragile medium, but it can be used to create very powerful and lifelike pieces of art. Origami is originally from Japan, but has grown and can be found in all corners of the globe. The artform itself has evolved from simple paper cranes to lifelike representations of animals, as well as very intricate landscapes carved into books. Even realistic models can be made from paper.

In this collection of origami art, you’ll see the intricacies of paper being used to create immersive works of art. Some of the pieces may even surprise you with their level of detail and attention. For example, some of the origami art pieces in this collection use hundreds of individually folded pieces of paper combined together to make a colorful final piece of art. Individual pieces can be very time-consuming to create and add to the complexity of the larger pieces when put together.

You can create complete landscapes with origami and paper models. From small backyard or garden scenes to elaborate castles, it can all be made using origami. But origami can also be used to create powerful and emotional pieces of art. You can even use books to create wonderful and incredible works of art simply by carving them. Changing the depth of individual pages creates very realistic diorama scenes. Painting those same scenes creates very lifelike landscapes.

If you are interested in origami art, then you’re in luck. Browse our collection of the best examples of origami paper art. Use these as inspiration to create your very own works of paper art.

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Mens et Manus II

papercraft inspiration example Mens et Manus II Origami

King Cobra

papercraft inspiration example King Cobra

California Callie

papercraft inspiration example California Callie

Flying Katydid

papercraft inspiration example Flying Katydid

WanRayen- Paper Modeling

papercraft inspiration example WanRayen- Paper Modeling

Ant

papercraft inspiration example Ant

Orilanders in the Garden of Residential Area

papercraft inspiration example Goblington Kingdom: Orilanders in the Garden of Residential Area

Origami Peacock

papercraft inspiration example Origami peacock

Landscape Carved into Book

papercraft inspiration example Landscape Carved into Book

Double Hawk!

papercraft inspiration example Double Hawk!

Grasshopper

papercraft inspiration example Grasshopper

Windows Display for La Rinascente (Palermo)

papercraft inspiration example Windows display for La rinascente in Palermo

SunCity Castle

papercraft inspiration example SunCity Castle

Escorpion (Scorpion)

papercraft inspiration example Escorpion (Scorpion)

Bull Moose

papercraft inspiration example Bull Moose

Sorrow

papercraft inspiration example Sorrow

Jedi

papercraft inspiration example Jedi

Autumn Wood

papercraft inspiration example Autumn Wood

The Art in Paper Cups

papercraft inspiration example The Art in Paper Cups

Origami – Vase

papercraft inspiration example Origami - Vase

Origami Rabbit

papercraft inspiration example Origami Rabbit

BOS 40th – Exhibition

papercraft inspiration example BOS 40th - Exhibition

Praying Mantis

papercraft inspiration example Praying Mantis (female)

3D Origami – Strawberry Girl and Blueberry Boy

papercraft inspiration example 3D Origami - Strawberry Girl and Blueberry Boy

Ringtailed Lemur

papercraft inspiration example Ringtailed Lemur

Sleipnir

papercraft inspiration example Sleipnir

Optimus Prime

papercraft inspiration example Optimus Prime_3

Aguila Cazando (Hunting eagle)

papercraft inspiration example Aguila cazando (Hunting eagle)

Hippocampus-Romam Diaz

papercraft inspiration example Hippocampus-Romam Diaz

Peacock- Origami

papercraft inspiration example Peacock- Origami

Origami Strawberry Cake

papercraft inspiration example Origami strawberry cake

Origami Anthro Dragon

papercraft inspiration example Origami Anthro Dragon

Origami Beetles

papercraft inspiration example Origami Beetles

Landscape Carved into Book

papercraft inspiration example Landscape Carved into Book

Water Buffalo

papercraft inspiration example Water Buffalo

Origami Roses

papercraft inspiration example Origami roses

Diamond Patterned Swan

papercraft inspiration example Diamond Patterned Swan

Mammoth

papercraft inspiration example Mammoth

Bahamut (Divine Dragon)

papercraft inspiration example Bahamut (Divine Dragon)

La Magic Castle

papercraft inspiration example La Magic Castle

Origami Paper Art

papercraft inspiration example Origami Paper Art

Shachihoko

papercraft inspiration example Shacahihoko

Compound of Five Octahedra & Peacock

papercraft inspiration example Compound of Five Octahedra & Peacock

Michael LaFosse Origami Frog

papercraft inspiration example Michael LaFosse Origami Frog

Origami Lion by Satoshi Kamiya

papercraft inspiration example Origami Lion by Satoshi Kamiya

Whipscorpion

papercraft inspiration example Whipscorpion

Origami Dolphin

papercraft inspiration example Origami Dolphin

Manbearpig

papercraft inspiration example Manbearpig

Expo Inconnu/Unknown

papercraft inspiration example Expo inconnu /Unknown

Orilanders in the Garden of Strawberry Farms

papercraft inspiration example Goblington Kingdom: Orilanders in the Garden of Strawberry Farms