Masayoshi Matsumoto Makes Unbelievable Balloon Animals

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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

Model balloon iguana in blue and yellow

Green balloon catipillar image


★ See the rest of these images over on Design Soak.

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.

Bizarre Skeletal Beehive Sculptures Show Intricate Structures

Beehive Sculpture in triangle

Ren Ri created these enigmatic sculptures using bees. Ren builds the initial frameworks for the pieces out of transparent materials and wood, and then he inserts a queen bee into the structure. After the introduction of the rest of the hive, he then rotates the structures daily by using a die to dictate which way it should be rotated. This then causes the bees to build in varied directions because of the force of gravity. It is this method that gives these sculptures a unique look, with each one being different from the other.

Gallery // Beehive Sculptures Show Intricate Structures:

Beehive Sculpture hexigons

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Beehive 3D

I think these bee Sculptures are very unique, and I haven’t seen anything quite like them. It’s important at this time, too, to note that the World’s Bee population is decreasing year-on-year, so I reckon it’s a good thing to view how great bees and and what they actually do for the world — pollinate all the flowers and crops!

Further Information // “Bizarre Skeletal Beehive Sculptures Show Intricate Structures” // All the images shown within this post are © Copyright Ren Ri. Please head over to his website and check out more of his work. Via Colossal.

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Intricate Line Drawings of Insects by Alex Konahin

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These wonderfully-intricate line drawings of insects were created by Latvia-based graphic artist, Alex Konahin. He drew these ornate sketches using India Ink in fine-liner pens. I’ve used these pens before while sketching for University work, and it takes a lot of talent to use them properly!


If you take a look at the examples of Alex’s work below, you’ll notice the sheer amount of detail that has gone into each piece. There’s some images that also show the design mid-way through, too…


Gallery: Intricate Line Drawings of Insects

Intricate Line Drawing


Intricate Line Drawings of butterfly Insect


Intricate Line Drawings of a butterfly



The Astounding Mechanical Bugs of Edouard Martinet

ladybug robot

These astounding Mechanical Bugs were designed and constructed by French sculptor, Edouard Martinet. He uses varied old parts from machinery to create these wonderful little marvels.

Most of the images I’ve featured here are Edouard’s bugs, but he’s also made frogs, fish and other life forms, too. Check out the rest of the gallery below…