Sam Cremeens has a pretty dang cute Monkey design on balloon animal’s blog’s store, say that three times fast,lol. For 5 dollars you can purchase his tutorial, http://www.balloon-animals.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=67.
The tutorial is like 30 minutes long and what I like most about it is it taught me new approaches and techniques.
I really love how the face is done. I also really love the hands and the banana. My only big complaint is that I think the legs could be done differently. I am going to play around with it and see about changing the bottom. For one thing, there are no butt cheeks, and making a monkey without butt-cheeks is sacrilegious in my book, not as sacrilegious as making a Kermit parody without a rainbow, but pretty high up there on the blasphemy list,lol. I just think the legs could be improved some but it isn’t a make or break thing in my opinion. It is a brilliant design and I had a lot of fun making it, although I watched with my Ipod and that made assessing his measurements harder. I am definitely following the tutorial with a bigger screen next time.
I tweaked the nose part just the teeniest bit by making two really tiny loop twists for nostrils. He does something else.
This design requires:
- 1 Blush 350 360
- 4 Mocha Brown 260s
- 3 Blush 260s
- 1 Mocha Brown 160
- 3 Blush 160s
- 1 Black 260
- 1 White 260
- 1 Yellow 260
Sam is a very good instructor and the production quality is pretty good.
Pictures of my replications below.