Origami Barracuda

I was much inspired by my post on world’s most amazing origami from a few days back and decided to fold a complex living thing! I tried the barracuda from John Montroll and Robert Lang’s book ‘Origami Under the Sea‘.

The model is designed by John Montroll and is a complex one to fold. I started with a large square of paper, 14 inches side. I didn’t want to get stuck in the middle because the paper was too small! But I think a 12-inch square would have worked well too.

This is the first time I am folding a complex origami animal. I hadn’t realised that they would turn out to be quite that thick! I am not too happy with the way the fins turned out. I think they are  a bit displaced. And the eyes aren’t too prominent but other than that, I am quite happy with my first effort 🙂

Origami Details:

Model: Barracuda

Creator: John Montroll

Book: Origami Under the Sea

Authors: John Montroll and Robert Lang

Difficulty Level: Complex

Paper size: 14 inch square