It was a quiet day at the restaurant where I performed comedic balloon entertainment, so I used the slow evening to create this fire-breathing Dragon. A little girl was watching, and when I was done, guess who got it?
Here is a side view of the Dragon. It is never easy to take a picture of a balloon animal design, especially when you have a lot of detail in the balloon animal. You can never get an angle that shows off the model.
The Dragon took about 10-15 minutes to create. Mostly because I was playing around with the head design, typically, it should only take 2-4 minutes to complete the whole Dragon once developed.
Well, it was one of those sleepless nights when my mind was working overtime, and the Dragonhead developed a little further. Here is a picture of what I created in my head. I chose purple, thinking it would look cool, but I forgot that purple is tricky when working with photos. Many times it seems bluer the purple.
Now, here’s the funny part. After I built the head, it no longer looked like a Dragon but more like a Werewolf. Yes, this is how balloon entertainers develop new balloon animal designs. We start with a concept in our head, begin to build it, and presto, create something different from what we set out to accomplish.
So here is a closeup of the Werewolf head.
To give the Werewolf a menacing look–make the balloon bubble between eyes wider at the top and tapers to the bottom.
Here is the complete design, which started as a Dragon and wound up being a Werewolf.
A picture can never really show the exact size of an object, so here is my 2.5-year old son Carter holding the Werewolf.
Would you mind leaving me your thought? So many people look at these pictures and don’t comment. Even a long-time professional balloon entertainer like me likes to hear words of encouragement.
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