I once killed a man…

It’s just like id-iom to be late to the party and it would seem like ‘talk like a pirate day’ is no exception. If you missed it ‘talk like a pirate day’ was yesterday – 19th September – but due to our tardiness we’ll be throwing our hat in the ring today instead with a little pirate themed street art. To that end we have gone for a light pun based work employing the timeless convention of the double entendre. That is all. Now it be time to walk the plank!

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The Food of the Gods

The Food of the Gods

The Food of the Gods

We were asked down to Bromley for their inaugural food festival which we were more than happy to paint at. As neither of us had ever been to Bromley, the first thing we had to do was a little research to help try and come up with an idea for the design that featured both food and something Bromley related. During this stage we found out that H G Wells was born in Bromley and that was enough to get the creative juices flowing. One half of id-iom remembered that H G Wells had written a book called ‘The food of the Gods’ which he had read ages ago. Anyway after a little research we found out he was indeed right and the rest just fell in to place. Of course as two gritty urban artists we decided on painting a giant sausage covered in mustard, as you do. To add to it we were even painting in front of the house where H G Wells was born. Top that.

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Screwface

Screwface

Screwface

Yesterday I was accused of having screwface. I was a little perturbed as I’d like to think of myself as a happy-go-lucky kind of person and thought my face expressed itself along the same lines but obviously whilst listening to one of the performers at the open mic night last night there is a possibility that that may not have been the case. In all fairness they were murdering an acoustic rendition of one of my favourite songs and my face may have displayed its displeasure without any conscious input from me. Anyway, as no one got a photo of my supposed screwface here’s a rendering of what I imagine it looked like…

 

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Darren the moth

Crystal resin close up

Crystal resin close up

Darren was a just a moth like any other until the day he flew into an MOD research wing and quaffed some of the brightly coloured sugary liquid he found sitting on a lab desk. This seemed to displease a nearby lab assistant and after being chased around the lab for almost an hour he somehow managed to escape despite feeling very tired and somewhat ill. He wisely decided to retire to his little moth bed for the night.

In the morning he looked in the mirror and emitted a loud squeak (for that is what Death’s Head moth’s do) in surprise at what he saw. He was twice the size – with bulging wing muscles, had grown wing mounted cannons and a new sensor array and now looked resplendent in his strange new black and yellow livery. A strange feeling washed over him that perhaps this was his destiny. He decided there and then to raise an insect army and seize control of the state. We have a new enemy amongst us…

Mixed media piece on 24×30″ canvas. My favourite touch which doesn’t really come across too well on the photo is the crystal resin I’ve poured over the top which makes it look like there’s water dripping down the piece. If you’re interested in it then drop us a line…

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Keep your eyes peeled…

Keep your eyes peeled...

Keep your eyes peeled…

There we were at the zoo on a ‘research trip’ when suddenly the klaxon started its raucous clamour and a very proper voice came over the PA system telling us to calmly make our way to the exit due some safety issue. I can’t say we were scared at that point but we were certainly a little wary.

All I can say is that the next thing I knew I was stood beside a camel – out of its enclosure – and this was only the start of things getting weird. The camel was staring at me with malice in his eyes but i wasn’t sure why as I hadn’t done anything to him, if anything he had invaded my personal space.

Then I remembered, a while back when we were passing their enclosure I’d though I was being funny and called him ‘Shithump’. I ran as fast as my legs would carry me. They never did recapture him so now I spend my time eternally vigilant for his inevitable return…

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Humans die in hot cars

Humans die in hot cars

Humans die in hot cars

It was an incredibly hot day, too hot for some and definitely too hot for this unlucky fella. We’d already been in the car for about 7 hours by this point and it didn’t look like we were going to reach our destination any time soon. Tony, the poor soul in question, had been in the back seat sat next to Daisy for all of those 7 sweaty hours and I really wouldn’t wish that on anyone. I could recognise the anguish it was causing him as she was droning interminably on about her cats and had been ever since we’d left the city.

We’d all been there before but none of us chose to be the good samaritan and help him out. It was just too hot to be getting involved so we all just kept our eyes averted. In the end it got to much for him and he wound down the window and, for a second, I thought he was going to make a leap for it – but he didn’t. Instead he leaned out the window with his face in the air stream just like a dog being taken for a ride. The smile on his face as the wind make it impossible to her relentless chater about her cats was enough for me.

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Skin and Bones – We got a gun!

In my continuing efforts to drum up some interest in the zombie book I’ve written I’ve done another small artwork based on it. Here we can see that they’ve finally got a gun. Now, I’m not entirely sure of the real world use of a gun in most zombie situations as it surely just attracts more of them to your location – which is the last thing you want – but it’s definitely a good backup. In this instance they are taking some revenge and trying to find their friend. Don’t worry too much as they are mostly doing it from the confines of an armoured Range Rover. Here’s a little taster:

“Eventually the car finds it’s way to the cricket pitch and they drive a slow circuit around the outside of the ground. I want to jump up and signal their attention but something tells me to be wary. They pull up beside the bonfire just as one of the school kid zombies from earlier emerges onto the south edge of the field. The driver guns the engine and the Range Rover pulls forward on a collision course with the zombie. I can hear the sickening crunch of bone even from my position some distance away.”

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