Japanese Artist Creates Incredibly Complex Balloon Animals

Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto is able to create extraordinary works of art that can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike with nothing more than a colorful set of balloons. His creative constructions focus mainly on land animals, insects, and sea creatures, including vivid fish, muscular tree lizards, glow-in-the-dark jellyfish, and detailed pink flamingos. The designs come to life without tape or markers, meaning that everything is made by twisting various balloons together. Even the creatures' beady eyes, which look like they were painstakingly drawn on with marker, are actually created with tiny, twisted balloons.

In addition to his collection of inflated balloon animals, the gifted artist also has a series dedicated to anime and video game characters. Unlike the balloon animals, Matsumoto uses a few extra tools to help bring those subjects to life.

Masayoshi Matsumoto's Balloon Animal Tumblr
Masayoshi Matsumoto's Balloon Character Tumblr
via [Laughing SquidThe Independent, Kotaku]

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