Origami Vixen, by Roman Diaz

Vixen, by Roman Diaz

Today’s model for World Origami Days 2015 is the Origami Vixen, by Roman Diaz.

This is the third of his designs I have featured on this blog, the others being the Hippocampus and the North American Cardinal. There will be more to come (the advanced origami crane and the inflatable origami pig).

I like Diaz’s approach to origami. His designs have a good blend of complexity and accurate folding with precise reference points, but at the same time he encourages the folder to make their own changes and interpret the model in their own way. Folding sequences are logical and as you work through them you can almost see his thought processes at work when he designed the model.

I really like this design. It’s slightly playful, almost like a caricature – one of those models that just makes you smile. It is an intermediate level model, taking about an hour to fold. There are a number of steps that ask you to open up the model and sink some layers and points inside, but nothing particularly unorthodox or challenging.  

The Vixen is surprisingly flexible when it comes to paper choice. Kami works well here. I have folded this out of a 30cm x 30cm (12in x 12in) square of kami coloured on one side. I wouldn’t recommend using anything smaller than 24 cm x 24 cm (9.5in x 9.5in).

Origami Fox Diagram

The Origami Vixen Diagram are in Diaz’s book Origami Essence, available from Origami Shop. This is the same book that includes instructions for folding the North American Cardinal. I will be reviewing this book in a later post. Sara Adams of Happyfolding.com has produced an excellent video explaining how to fold this model. Like all of Adams’s videos, it was created with the permission of the designer, so I am happy to endorse her video here. Click here for Sara’s instruction video on the Vixen.

It is an excellent model and I would encourage everyone to give it a go.

Difficulty: intermediate
Time to fold: About an hour
Paper choice: Kami, coloured on one side. Min 24cm x 24cm

Get Involved

I’d love to hear your views on this origami fox model.  Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below, or you find can me on Instagram or Twitter. Check out my Pinterest boards too!

If you enjoyed this post, here are some more to check out:

About the Author


Russell has been folding origami since he was 8 years old and has recently written the book, Origami Made Simple. He is on the Council for the British Origami Society and a member of OrigamiUSA. When he is not folding, he enjoys photography and traveling.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

 Available now 

Free E-book:

5 Easy Origami Models Anyone Can Fold!


5 Easy

Origami Models Anyone Can Fold!