This is a review of a very simple technique: how to give a curve to a segment of balloon.
We first came across this technique while shaping the tail of the dog in our very first lesson.
This technique will enable you to give a more natural shape to many of your sculptures. For example, to reproduce the rounded shape of a stomach on dogs, teddy bears or penguins, or the curve of a flower's stem, of a sword's blade, etc.
We will go a bit further and you'll also learn how to make a spiral very simply (other methods exist but we'll see them later as they're a bit more complex). Spiral-shaped balloons can be used for a snake's body, to form the tail of the Marsupilami, or even to brighten up the suspension of a motor vehicle!
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Hello, nice to see you again!
This time I'd like to work on curves; making curves with balloons!
All you have to do is rub the balloon against itself like this, gradually moving on until the balloon has done a full rotation.
This gives us a circle.
To get a spiral, the process is almost the same.
As we did for the circle, you rub the balloon against itself, but this time, don't let go of the balloon just yet, it has to keep the shape of a tense spring, while you keep turning it around itself.
Then, you take both ends of the balloon and pull them away from each other, Then, very gently, let go!
So, there you go, practice making your own spirals and circles.
And see you soon, for another lesson with Mossieur Ballon!
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