Captain Visual’s Big Book of Balloon Art!

Captain Visual's Big Book of Balloon Art! : A Complete Book of Balloonology for Beginners and Advanced Twisters by Captain VisualCaptain Visual’s Big Book of Balloon Art! : A Complete Book of Balloonology for Beginners and Advanced Twisters by Captain Visual

Dimensions (in inches): 1.26 x 10.81 x 8.61
Buy from Amazon.com A personal favorite; the best one-volume book on balloon animals available. Well-written, with clear line art illustrating every major balloon creation through each step. It covers the basics, addresses the creation of simple balloon art (including the ever-popular dog, and the dozen variations you’d expect), moving on to more complex balloons, and ending with complex creations such as the 5-balloon bicycle pictured on the cover, as well as ‘Dippy Duck’ and some other nearly-famous cartoon creations. It’s interspersed with various good advice on the practical side of the business, as well as on the creative, dealing with crowds, where & how to perform, etc.

A very nice, spirally-bound volume (so you can lay flat or open to a single page without damaging the binding), with hundreds of illustrations, and nearly as many balloon creations. An excellent book, which I heartily recommend as a first book on ballooning, or as a very nice reference for the more advanced twister.

I rate it 4 clowns clownclownclownclown  on a 5-clown scale. (I would rate it 4.5 clowns, but I hate splitting clowns 🙂

    1. Table of Contents
    2. Forward
    3. Acknowledgments
  1. Chapter 1: Magic Balloons
  2. Chapter 2: Pumped Up
  3. Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Balloons
  4. Chapter 4: Let’s Do the Twist
    1. The Pinch and Twist
    2. Lock Twist
    3. Fold Twist
  5. Chapter 5: From Puppies to Giraffes
    1. Basic Dog
    2. Dachshund
    3. Cat
    4. Basic Horse
    5. Giraffe
    6. Rabbit
    7. Mouse
  6. Chapter 6: Using the Fold Twist
    1. Three-Twist Dog
    2. Giraffe, Dachshund and Cat Using Fold Twists
    3. Elephant
    4. Alligator
    5. Flower
    6. Sword
    7. Birds and Bees
  7. Chapter 7: Bears, Poodles, and Floppy-Eared Dogs
    1. The Ear Twist
    2. Teddy Bear
    3. Poodle
    4. Floppy-Eared Dog
    5. Floppy-Eared Dachshund
    6. Sitting Cat
    7. Sitting Rabbit
  8. Chapter 8: The Roll Through
    1. Swan
    2. Stegosaurus
    3. Detailed Horse
    4. rubber ducky
    5. Turtle or Ladybug
  9. Chapter 9: Unusual Twists
    1. The Tulip Twist
    2. Tulip
    3. Pig
    4. Inserts or Seeds
    5. Hot Dog With a Meatball Inside (A.K.A. Pregnant Pup)
    6. Split Twists and the Pop Twists
    7. Letters and Numbers
    8. Monkey
    9. Airplane
    10. Motorcycle
    11. Spiral
    12. Cobra
  10. Chapter 10: Hats
    1. Headband
    2. Flapper
    3. Indian Hat
    4. Daniel Boone
    5. Pilot’s Headset
    6. Space Helmet
    7. Space Helmet with Pom-pom
    8. Wild Antennae
    9. Hairy Hats
    10. Bike Helmet
    11. Crown

Product description of Captain Visual’s Big Book of Balloon Art!

The ultimate how-to book for both beginners and advanced balloon twisters featuring Captain Visual’s exclusive tri-view diagrams that make sculpting balloons easier than ever! This is the biggest, most comprehensive (over 100 designs), easy-to-follow balloon book on the market. Among the designs you’ll learn to make are: Dog, Cat, Horse, Giraffe, Mouse, Elephant, Alligator, Flower, Sword, Birds and Bees, Teddy Bear, Swan, Stegosaurus, Rubber Ducky, Turtle or Lady Bug, Pig, Letters and Numbers, Monkey, Airplane, Motorcycle, Cobra, Hats Galore, Heart, Lovebirds, Butterfly, Penguin, Lobster, Mermaid, Bicycle, Octopus, Spider, Little Red Wagon, Big Ol’ Bear, Big Ol’ Cat, Crazy Rabbit, Coyote or Wolf, Dippy Duck, Cartoon birds, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Martian, Party Decorations…and more! 137 pages, 8.5″ x 11″, coil binding, black and white

 

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