Wow! I’m sure that most of us haven’t seen any type of balloon models like this before. Japanese balloon artist and sculptor Masayoshi Matsumoto has created some masterpieces with model balloons. Up until now, the most intricate Balloon Animal that I had seen was a dodgy-looking giraffe! As can be seen in the balloon galley below, Matsumoto has expertly crafted a multi-colored iguana, an orange T-Rex Dinosaur, a Hermit Crab and even an intricate Millipede (or caterpillar?). You can see more of his work over on his site, but here’s a selection of his work below…
Gallery //+ Balloon Animals by Masayoshi Matsumoto
Further Information // “Masayoshi Matsumoto Makes Unbelievable Balloon Animals” // All the images shown within this post are © Copyright Masayoshi Matsumoto. You can see more of their work over at Isopresso. Via Colossal.
Further Balloon Modelling Resources:
How To Start Balloon Modelling
Start Balloon Modelling. Learn everything you need to know to become an expert balloon modeller by following Jelly Kelly’s top tips. Become a children’s entertainer within days! Step 1: You will need: a 160Q balloon, a professional pump with a nibbed end… [read more here].
How to Get Started in Balloon Modeling
Balloon animals are a delight to children. They are also popular at fairs, carnivals, parties, and farmers’ markets. The basic techniques of balloon modeling are easy to learn, and with a little practice you’ll be able to make a veritable Noah’s Ark of balloon creatures… [read more here].
Easiest Balloon Animal Instructions
You’re not an expert balloon twister (and you don’t strive to be one). All you want right now is to learn some basic balloon animal instructions so that you can twist a few shapes at your kids party. Or, even better, teach the kids to twist their own easy shapes. So, Let’s get the ball(oon) rolling! [read more here].
How to Make Balloon Animals
How to Make a Dog Balloon Animal: The dog balloon is a fundamental sculpture in the art of balloon twisting and balloon animals. Many animals balloons such as the deer and giraffe are variations on the dog balloon. And you’ll find that the basics that you master when twisting a dog balloon, will apply to more difficult balloon sculptures… [see more here].
Wikipedia Article about Balloon modelling and its Origins
Balloon modelling or balloon twisting is the shaping of special modelling balloons into almost any given shape, often a balloon animal. People who create balloon animals and other twisted balloon sculptures are called Twisters, Balloon Benders and Balloon Artists. Twisters often perform in restaurants, at birthday parties, fairs and at public and private events or functions… [read more here].
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