Friday, January 18, 2013

Return to the Valley of Dinosaurigami

It's been well over a year since I put together a post of origami dinosaurs, which is entirely too long. This time, I'm focusing on one artist. All of the pieces below have been designed and folded by paper artist Tran Trung Hieu, who shares work on Flickr as well as the Vietnam Origami Group.

I'll kick this post off with a gorgeous Therizinosaurus. Love the feathery-fin detail on those majestic forelimbs.


Here's one I'd not seen tried before: ribbon-tailed Epidexipteryx.


Another refreshing oddball, the alvarezsaur Mononykus.

And yet another I'd not seen tried before, and a beauty it is. The mighty Balaur bondoc, in mid-pounce.

Back to more popular forms with a royal red Spinosaurus.


Comprised of over 90 pieces of paper, a skeletal Sarcosuchus.


Finally, looking quite handsome in white against a black backdrop and hailing from the forests of the antarctic, a fetching Cryolophosaurus.


Amazing work, Tran! Please be sure to show your appreciation at his Flickr photostream. There are many more treasures to find there, but since he hasn't organized them into sets, it will take a little work to find them. But it's well worth it.

Earlier posts in this occasional series:
Dinosaurigami
More Dinosaurigami
Further Adventures in Dinosaurigami
Deeper Into Dinosaurigami
We'll have fun, fun, fun, until daddy takes the dinosaurigami away

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    1. I didn't realize how theropod-heavy it was! Maybe I'll do another set of his work soon, with non-theropods.

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  2. Absolutely stunning. I love how he appears to have chosen differently textured paper to match whatever he was making.

    Not a dino but I thought his Egyptian gerboa was incredibly life-like, and some of his flowers - well they are real and he's just pretending to have somehow magically folded coloured paper into their form.

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