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How to Draw a Balloon Dog

Learn how to draw a Balloon Dog, in the style of the American artist Jeffrey Koons. His giant balloon sculpture is one of his most famous works of art.

How to Draw a Balloon Dog
How to Draw a Balloon Dog

Jeffrey L. Koons is an American artist recognized for his work dealing with popular culture and his sculptures depicting everyday objects, including balloon animals. He made quite a few of them out of stainless steel with a mirror-finish surface, and they have since been sold for records amount of money.

Aside from learning a bit about art history, and maybe why some artists focused on making art out of everyday objects, this balloon dog also offers up some fun drawing practice. The simple shapes (hello ovals!) are easy for all ages to draw, and those ready for a bit more can get some easy shading practice.

At the very least you have a fun new way to draw a dog, and at the most, a really striking 3D drawing with a bit of a nod to our country’s interesting art history.

MATERIALS

DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Draw a Balloon Dog

  1. Draw an oval for the belly.

  2. Add an oval for the neck.

  3. Draw an oval and nose for the head.

  4. Add an oval for an ear.

  5. Draw the back ear.

  6. Add the two front legs.

  7. Draw the two back legs.

  8. Add a tail and erase the gray lines.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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