How to Draw a Hot air Balloon

How to Draw a Hot air Balloon

Hot air balloons, sometimes called airships or airships if they are self-propelled, are a type of aircraft that predates the airplane. Balloons mark humanity’s first successful attempts at flight. Since ancient times, the Chinese have used lanterns held aloft by the heat of a candle. This principle had to be multiplied many times in size. Before people boarded a balloon, a lamb, a duck, and a rooster pushed the invention. The first crewed balloon flight took place in France in 1783.

During the French Revolution, the American Civil War, and World War I, balloons were used to observe the enemy. In the 1960s, hot air ballooning and hot air balloon racing became recognized as a sport. Hot air balloon festivals are held worldwide, most notably the annual festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Not only is the festive balloons designed like the one in this tutorial, but they can also be shaped like animal castles or anything imaginable. Airships are another type of hot air balloon.

How does a hot air balloon work? 

The airtight balloon is filled with hot air, helium, or hydrogen, all of which are gases that are lighter than air alone. The gases provide lift. In the past, straw or wool existed to provide warmth, but today specially designed burners are used.

These globes have also been valuable for scientific research. Crewed spacecraft have been sent to study Earth’s upper atmosphere. Weather balloons harbor instruments that measure temperature, pressure, wind velocity, and other variables.

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Would you enjoy drawing a colorful hot air balloon? 

Now you can, with the help of this easy step-by-step drawing tutorial. You don’t need any special tools or skills to start drawing. You will only need a pencil, an eraser, a sheet of paper, and something to color your finished drawing.

Step-by-step instructions for drawing a hot air balloon

Step 1

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Start by drawing a circle. This will support you draw the shape of the balloon.

Step 2

Draw a curved line that originates almost at the top of the circle. Let it run parallel to the circle, then continue down.

Step 3

Draw another curved stripe, starting at almost the top of the balloon. This line should follow a similar course to the first, resulting in a mirror image.

Step 4

Draw a flattened horizontal oval below the bottom of the balloon. Connect the oval to the rest of the globe using two short, curved lines. This forms the dress of the balloon, attached to the envelope or textile body.

step 5

Draw a curved line at the top of the balloon’s skirt.

Step 6

Obliterate the original circle, leaving a sterile outline of the balloon.

Step 7

Draw four straight lines coming down from the skirt of the balloon, getting closer but not connecting. Connect them using a straight horizontal line. This indicates the balloon’s burners, the warmth source that keeps it aloft.

step 8

Below the burners, they enclose a trapezoid. Below the trapezoid, enclose a rectangle. This forms the basket of the balloon, where people travel. Then draw clouds around the globe. Each cloud uses a series of curved lines to enclose a fluffy shape.

step 9

Decorate your balloon. Draw many curved vertical lines all over the world. Then connect these lines with two sets of curved horizontal lines, forming a crises cross stripe.

step 10

Color your balloon. Hot air balloons are usually decorated with bright and impressive colors. Choose your favorite colors and be creative!

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