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Easy How to Draw a Balloon Dog Tutorial and Balloon Dog Tutorial

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.

Balloon Dog Drawing

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.

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How to Draw a Balloon Dog

Balloon Dog Coloring Page

Materials for How to Draw a Balloon Dog

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Step by Step Directions for How to Draw a Balloon Dog

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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