They say practice makes perfect so Masayoshi Matsumoto, an artist who has been perfecting his craft for 10 years, should be pretty good, right? No. He's amazing. The guy creates balloon sculptures so intricate, every single one of his pieces seem to breathe with life.
Already my favorite
What makes Matsumoto stand out from the crowd is how insanely familiar he is with the material. "My creations are one hundred percent balloon-only," the 29-year-old told Bored Panda. "I don't use any adhesive, marker pens, or anything else."
I like this one because it doesn't have those gugoillie creepily bumps or bubbles. I know I have that thing about seeing frog eggs still in a frog kinda of thing and I don't know the phobia word for it.
Once you know that, the limbs, spikes, and other little details elevate his pieces to another level. Majestic mammals, graceful birds, and pesky insects with their incredibly textural exoskeletons are only part of the artist's body of work. Fauna aside, Matsumoto also portrays plants and fungi, including cacti and morel mushrooms.
i love how the deflated red balloon is expressed. (what do you call that on a chicken?)
"A lot of my work revolves around nature because I've been fascinated with it since I was very young," Matsumoto said. The artist added that his sculptures aren't products of spontaneity; they're the offspring of careful and deliberate planning. Once he's done designing a particular piece, Matsumoto usually spends 2-5 hours blowing and twisting the balloons.
Looks like my 2nd grade teacher.
This is amazing! sculpture status
Oh my. This looks so real :-)
looks angry! so cute
beautiful! I love his bees...
Hahaha, I bet this was one of the easiest ones for him!
this reminded me of the small intestines...
Wow, they must have a LOT of talent, they got it to stand up on one leg!
You quite captured them! Lovely!
awwwww i dislike bugs but this is cuteeee
Dude- these insects and arachnids are phenomenal!!
How is this not higher?!
These little guys are on the endangered list, please help save them!
those eyes are staring at me....
Every time I hear the word "weevil", I can't help but think of Torchwood. I know it was an insect first but still...
Yes! The color!!