How to Draw a Balloon Dog

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Learn how to draw a great looking Balloon Dog with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Balloon Dog drawing.

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Complete Balloon Dog drawing

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Would you like to make your own balloon dog? You can learn how to draw a balloon dog with the help of this carnival-themed drawing tutorial. You can take this show on the road when you master this simple balloon dog outline.

No one really knows where balloon dogs first got their start. The ancient Aztecs may have made art from animal bladder balloons.

But by the 1930s, animal-shaped balloons began making the rounds in the U.S.A.

How do you make a balloon animal?

You must use a type of balloon that is different from a normal balloon that you fill with helium and tie to a string. Balloon animal balloons are long and thin, not round.

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Balloon dogs and other balloon animals can often be found at circuses, fairs, carnivals, or amusement parks

Sometimes, the balloon artist may place a single kernel of corn inside the balloon used to make a dog.

When complete, the corn is inside the dog's tummy and he is called a "corn dog" - a nod to a snack popular at these events!

Clowns or magicians may make balloon animals at children's birthday parties.

Balloon dogs may be the most well-known, but other balloon animals are also popular. These include snakes, swans, and giraffes.

Did you know? People who make balloon animals are called balloon artists, twisters, or balloon benders.

You, too, can put your art skills to work when you learn how to draw this nostalgic childhood favorite.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Balloon Dog

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Balloon Dog Drawing - Step 1

Balloon Dog step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin the balloon dog outline by drawing an oval or egg shape. This is the balloon dog’s snout. At the tips, enclose two irregular round shapes. This is both the tied end of the balloon and the dog’s nose. Contour the rubber with curved lines.

Balloon Dog Drawing - Step 2

Balloon Dog step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Draw the first ear of the cartoon balloon dog. Use a long curved line to enclose the irregular oval shape.

Balloon Dog Drawing - Step 3

Balloon Dog step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Enclose the shape of the second ear using a curved line.

Balloon Dog Drawing - Step 4

Balloon Dog step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Draw the next section of the balloon that forms the dog’s neck. Use a long curved line to enclose the partial oval shape.

Balloon Dog Drawing - Step 5

Balloon Dog step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Draw the balloon animal’s leg. Use a long curved line to enclose the rounded shape.

Balloon Dog Drawing - Step 6

Balloon Dog step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Enclose the remaining front leg. Use a curved line to enclose the shape.

Balloon Dog Drawing - Step 7

Balloon Dog step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Draw the dog’s body and tail. Use a long curved line to enclose each rounded shape. Naturally, the tail is smaller than the other parts of this balloon dog.

Balloon Dog Drawing - Step 8

Balloon Dog step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Draw the first of the rear legs. Use a long curved line, doubled back upon itself, to enclose the shape.

Balloon Dog Drawing - Step 9

Balloon Dog step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Complete your balloon dog outline by drawing the final leg and the tip of the tail. Use a curved line to enclose the shape of the leg. For the tail, extend a pair of straight, narrowly spaced parallel lines from the nub or base of the tail. Connect them at the top at a gentle point.

Complete Balloon Dog Drawing

Balloon Dog step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your balloon dog cartoon. Ours is blue. Notice the white streaks that represent shininess and give the balloon animal a three-dimensional appearance. What color will yours be?

If you liked this drawing guide, I bet you're going to love drawing dog pixel art.

For more great Dog drawing tutorials, see the 50 Step-by-Step Dog Drawing Guides post.

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