The Unabridged Soul

The Unabridged Soul

The Unabridged Soul

This piece had been hanging around unfinished for an unbelievably long time before I recently decided that enough was enough and that she was going to get finished whether I liked it or not. Usually this kind of tactic just won’t work and will probably send the artist into a tailspin. And that’s exactly what happened. I just sat there staring dumbly at it as empty thoughts drifted by lazily. In essence I was doing exactly what I was trying to prevent. The muse really is quite slippery when she wants to be.

Anyway this is where working in a partnership can come in handy. I decided if I couldn’t think of anything i’d see what the other half of id-iom had to say and, lo and behold, he had quite a lot to say on the matter. So, to cut a long story short I decided to do exactly what I was told and take the thinking out of it. And this is what you get.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: The unabridged soul
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, charcoal, Tipp Ex and hand sewn buttons
Size: A2

Leave a comment

Filed under art, Graffiti, Painting, sketch, street art

This means war!

You know how they say there’s a bullet somewhere with your name on it? In this case it was a giant arrow and it definitely had my name on it. Anyway, there I was minding my own business ambling to the shop when I hear an odd whooshing sound behind me getting swiftly louder. I stop for a second and am just turning around when something flashes behind me and lodges itself in the pavement with a concrete rending crunch. For a second I’m in disbelief. Then I realise that my old nemesis has broken the ceasefire and loosed a first salvo of their house busting giant arrows… THIS. MEANS. WAR!

Cheers

id-iom

Leave a comment

Filed under art, Cardboard, funny, Graffiti, street art

The future is unwritten

With a rare day of sunshine predicted for last Saturday in London town it was time to hit the streets and get a little work done. A swift call to Global Street Art later and we even had somewhere to paint so we packed our stuff up and went in search of WRDSMTH who was over from LA for a few days and was eager to get something up whilst in town.

As we reached our spot the sun was shining and gloves and hats weren’t even needed but, according to the LA based WRDSMTH, it was bitterly cold. It was the warmest day for weeks. Oh how we laughed. A swift bit of paint chucking later and we had this magnificent looking character staring down at us with his glowing eyes whilst we decided what text would go best. The only thing left to do after that was to tidy up the background a little and tie it together with WRDSMTH’s typewriter piece a bit and, hey presto, it was time for a beer and whatever other amusements we could find. Win all round.

Cheers

id-iom

Leave a comment

Filed under art, Graffiti, Painting, stencil, street art

Never Forever

Never one to look a gift horse in the mouth we were in Camden painting when we noticed the large wooden desktop propped nearby that had probably just been dumped that day (otherwise it would surely already be covered in paint). A couple of beers later and a little doodle seemed like the best way forward.  So, in between getting the other piece finished and quaffing cold beer whilst trying to stay warm, this little bad lad began to reveal himself. Once he was there the text just seemed to suggest itself and seemed quite fitting as the whole area is due to be demolished this week. You can probably find him in a nearby skip by now…

Cheers

id-iom

Leave a comment

Filed under art, Graffiti, Painting, stencil, street art

The wrong side of the tracks

With a load of wall space in Camden about to get redeveloped we thought it only fair to get up there and get something up before it all gets knocked down. A quick call to The Real Art of Street Art and, bingo!, wall space arranged.

Given the trackside location and it’s imminent destruction we thought we’d go with ‘The wrong side of the tracks’ and a fairly spangly looking character whose arms are flailing all over the gaff. As we were finishing up some of the builders who were working at the bottom of the road took great delight in informing us that it would all be gone this week. Ah well, c’est la vie. It was never going to last forever…

Cheers

id-iom

Leave a comment

Filed under art, Graffiti, Painting, stencil, street art

Robots in Disguise!

Robots in Disguise!

Michael Bay has a lot to answer for really doesn’t he? Just the other day I made the unfortunate decision to watch the 2007 Transformers film starring none other than Hollywood oddball Shia LeBeouf. I shan’t be watching any more.  Even though I started with pretty low expectations to begin with to say I was disappointed when the end credits rolled would be an understatement.

Despite the fact that Michael Bay seems to think that explosions and CGI can cover up a paper thin plot my main problem was with the design of the robots. Perhaps it’s just me but I thought they looked dreadful. I would have encouraged the military to blow them all up. And it would have given Bay a good excuse for even more explosions. The last time I saw a Transformers film was the 1986 animated Transformers: The Movie featuring the classic 80’s style of Autobot and Decepticon. Now, perhaps I’m just being sentimental but if you ask me that’s how you design an alien robot. Anyway, i’m rambling. This piece is our reply to Michael Bay. Now let’s just see what he gets back with – and I hope it’s not another sequel…

Cheers

id-iom

Leave a comment

Filed under art, funny, Graffiti, Painting, stencil, street art

Chuffy

 

Chuffy

Chuffy

I was going through my computer recently looking for images to use as inspiration when I came across a folder of photo’s from a friend’s wedding. There were some great pictures contained therein so I decided to play around and sketch a few. This picture is based on a friend’s dad who has always been known by the slightly mysterious nickname ‘Chuffy’. I’ve never been able to ascertain why. Anyway, as I was finishing sketching I came to the somewhat shocking realisation that we hadn’t got my friend a present for her wedding or, more recently, her birthday. With a picture of her dad in hand I thought this could be corrected with a simple trip to the post office. Since I’ve posted it I have thought that perhaps it’s a bit weird to send her a picture of her dad? There’s not much I can do about it now anyway…

Bonus fact: I based the Chuffy text on the famous Chupa Chups logo. Which, I was surprised to learn, was designed by Salvador Dali. So there you have it.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Chuffy
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, charcoal and Tipp Ex
Size: A4

Leave a comment

Filed under art, Painting, sketch