How to Draw a Balloon?3 min read
Balloons! Who doesn’t love balloons? If you ask us, when we think of balloons, the first thing that comes to our mind is Carl Frederickson’s house in the Disney movie ‘Up’ attached to hundreds of colorful balloons, floating off into the distance. Such a pretty picture!
Learn how to draw balloons like a pro with us today! We’ll tell you the secret to making your balloons look realistic too so stay with us.
Fun facts about balloons
We have some balloon facts that will blow you away!
- Before toy balloons were invented, people would inflate pig bladders and the intestines of animals!
- Balloons are believed to have first been invented in France in the late 18th century when two papermakers – Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier – discovered that paper bags rise when they are filled with hot air.
- Michael Faraday invented the rubber balloon in 1824 while experimenting with various gases. He made it by pressing together the edges of two sheets of rubber.
- The word “balloon” comes from the Italian word “pallone” which means a “large ball”.
Encourage your child to show off his general knowledge by telling friends and family these fun balloon facts!
What materials will you need to draw a balloon?
To draw a balloon, you will need:
- Drawing paper
- Black marker/sketch pen
- Crayons/color pencils
How much time will it take you to draw a balloon?
To make super realistic looking balloons, you may need 30-45 minutes.
How to draw a balloon?
Many people may think that drawing a balloon is super easy. What’s the big deal, right? Wrong. It is the little details that make a drawing special and worthy of being called a piece of art. The balloons in this tutorial have little tied ends that look super life-like, the shiny reflection spots that we usually see on real-life balloons, and they’re in a bunch to give them more depth.
Before you start drawing, make yourself a guide. To do this, either fold your page horizontally and vertically in half, or draw dotted lines with your pencil. Drawing guides will give you a reference point when you sit to draw.
Here is the step-by-step tutorial to drawing some realistic looking balloons:
Step 1: In the center of your paper, draw a balloon.
Step 2: Now add one to the left, behind the previous balloon.
Step 3: Draw another balloon to the right and slightly at the bottom of the previous two.
Step 4: Add another balloon to the back.
Step 5: Draw another balloon slightly at the top.
Step 6: Add your next balloon to the left.
Step 7: Another balloon on top, slightly towards the right.
Step 8: Add the strings of your balloons. Also, draw highlight spots (this is the secret we were talking about at the beginning)!
Step 9: This is the fun part. Outline your balloons and get artsy! Color your balloons in every single color you wish to. You could add cute designs like polka dots, slanting lines and so on to make your balloons look fancier. Don’t forget to color the background too.
We hope you enjoyed this balloon-drawing art project with us!