We’re again! I’ve been tremendous busy over the previous a number of months with work and household stuff which is why I haven’t executed any work on the location shortly. I’ve acquired a little bit of time once more so I’m going to attempt to end up this Finest Origami of 2018 function hopefully earlier than the top of 2019…

I’ve acquired the winners of the previous classes all saved and will likely be saying the winners as soon as all of the classes are executed and voted for.

Additionally, to make up for the dearth of exercise I’m going to be giving freely two copies of Origami Design Secrets and techniques by Robert J. Lang to the individuals signed up for my e-newsletter. Yow will discover the hyperlink to join that on the backside of the location. I’ll be sending out an electronic mail quickly with directions on the way to enhance your odds of successful.

So with that out of the best way let’s get began and take a look at the perfect fish and sea creatures that I noticed throughout 2018. You possibly can vote on your favorite on the finish of the put up and voting will likely be open for two weeks till September 4th identical to the opposite classes.

Kei Watanabe designed a ton of incredible fish in 2018 and we’ll begin issues off with superb life-like chum salmon.


1) Chum Salmon, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

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Winston is one other superb designer who’s a grasp at creating fish designs. Here’s a incredible Humphead Parrotfish and if you happen to search for photos of the particular animal you’ll see how good this paper model is.

Humphead Parrotfish by Winston

2) Humphead Parrotfish, Designed and Folded by Winston

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Subsequent we now have this glorious octopus that’s all folded from a single sq. of paper. I’m fairly impressed how one can get 8 legs out of that and this mannequin is folded fantastically.

Octopus by Hiroaki Kobayashi

3) Octopus, Designed by Yojiro Sakai and folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

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Right here’s one other extremely life-like fish design from Kei Watnabe. He did design fairly a couple of fish in 2018 and I needed to decide a bunch of them for this put up. I’ll allow you to all vote on which one you assume is the perfect.

Japanese Sea Bass

4) Japanese Sea Bass, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

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I additionally needed to featured a number of superb fish designs from Winston as properly. It was too tough narrowing it all the way down to only one or two. Right here’s a Threadfin Butterflyfish that appears precisely like the actual factor even all the way down to the color modifications within the design.

Threadfin Butterflyfish by Winston

5) Threadfin Butterfly Fish, Designed and Folded by Winston

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That is a fully lovely picture of a fantastically folded clown fish.

Clown fish by Adriano Davanzo

6) Clown Fish, Designed by Yoo Tae Yong and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams accessible in Origami Professional #4 – World Ocean Origami


A not so thrilling fish in actual life however this paper model is unbelievable and so life-like.

Pacific Bluefin Tuna by Kei Watanabe

7) Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

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This can be a fairly cool and a bit bit ominous trying Hatchetfish. The picture right here undoubtedly captures the deep-sea nature of this fish and I actually like the marginally three-dimensional mouth.

Hachetfish by Captain Moon

8) Hatchetfish, Designed by 涂开明 and Folded by CaptainMoon

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One other extremely life-like design from Kei Watanabe. I actually love how mushy this fish appears to be like and the rock within the picture is a very nice contact.

Japanese fluvial sculpin by Kei Watanabe

9) Japanese Fluvial Sculpin, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

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And right here’s one other tremendous life like trying design  from Winston of an Atlantic Cod.

Atlantic Cod, Designed by Winston

10) Atlantic Cod, Designed and Folded by Winston

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This goldfish may not be as sophisticated as a few of the different designs right here nevertheless it’s undoubtedly one of many prettiest fish I noticed in 2018.

Goldfish by Ta Trung Dong

11) Goldfish, Designed by Ta Trung Dong and Folded by Agnieska (Agne) Mackonyte

Diagrams accessible within the twenty second Tanteidan Conference guide


That is form of an uglier trying fish however the quantity of element that went into this paper model could be very spectacular.

Inimicus Japonicus by Kei Watanabe

12) Inimicus Japonicus, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

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Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ’s shark design might be the perfect shark design I’ve seen. This model appears to be like superb. It’s expertly folded, particularly all these particular person tooth and I actually love the wave and the way it provides a contact of brilliant color to the general picture.

Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ's Shark

13) White Shark, Designed by Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Diagrams accessible in VOG 2: Origami.vn


Right here’s one other beautiful goldfish design that, just like the earlier mannequin, can also be from Vietnam.

Goldfish by Phạm Hoàng Tuấn

14) Goldfish, Designed and Folded by Phạm Hoàng Tuấn

Diagrams accessible from Phạm Hoàng Tuấn’s Etsy Store


I’ve acquired yet one more superior design from Winston for this put up, this time of one thing a bit totally different, a stingray. I actually like how natural and “floaty” this appears to be like.

Stingray by Winston

15) Stingray, Designed and Folded by Winston

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Right here’s one other incredible butterfly fish design, form of totally different this time however once more with a extremely nice color change.

Butterfly fish by Red Paper

16) Butterfly Fish, Designed by Pink Paper and Folded by Nicolas Terry

Diagrams accessible in Pure Origami by Pink Paper


Subsequent is that this cute little pair of orcas. The design is superb and I actually like how each is folded barely in a different way in order that they appear like they’ve barely totally different personalities and are in numerous positions of swimming.

Orcas by J.W. Park

17) Orcas, Designed and Folded by J.W Park

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Satoshi Kamiya most likely has probably the most well-known octopus design and this model appears to be like incredible.

Octopus by Satoshi Kamiya

18) Octopus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Kim Ju Hyun

VIdeo directions accessible from Mariano Zavala B.’s YouTube Channel


Closing issues out for this put up we now have yet one more pair of tremendous life-like fish from Kei Watanabe.

Opsariichthys platypus by Kei Wtanabe

19) Opsariichthys Platypus, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

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Which one in every of these do you assume is the perfect origami fish or sea creature of 2018? Vote Under!

Be happy to vote on your personal mannequin and to encourage different individuals to vote as properly. Voting will likely be open for two weeks and shut on September 4th.


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