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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

Aside from learning a bit about art history, learning how to draw a balloon dog also offers students some fun drawing practice. The simple shapes (hello ovals!) are easy for all ages, and the layered shapes can help students see how they make the dog look more dimensional too. Those ready for a bit more can get some easy shading practice. The sample drawing shows one example of where those shadows might fall.

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.

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Balloon Dog Coloring Page


  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
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Step by Step 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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