Monthly Archives: August 2010

Disney’s ‘Blue – My life in the movies’ starring Pinocchio

Since we came up with the DUCK! piece a short while back i haven’t been able to get Disney characters off my mind. This time it’s Pinocchio that receives the id-iom treatment…

I had thought ‘BLUE – A life in the movies’ to be a biopic of the life of Pinocchio charting his early rise to fame following the Blue Fairy bringing him to life, a tragic lost period in his late teens and his monumental return to (adult) movies following a minor bid of body modification at the hands of a highly skilled Italian woodcarver.

I’ve clearly got an overactive imagination as i had Pinocchio’s life all worked out… After being a child star for Disney and enjoying all the trappings that would have come with it I imagined that Pinocchio would have had a few years of coke fuelled paranoia living in Hollywood whilst failing to get role after role as he was too typecast and the fact that “there isn’t all that much demand for sentient puppets anymore” – apart from maybe some seriously demeaning kid’s TV work. After a failed comeback on Big Brother or some similar reality TV show he’d slowly slip off the world’s media radar and spiral into a few years of failed relationships, drug abuse, debt and anonymity. Then, after a debauched weekend with an old friend they finally come up with what, even at the time, seems like a ridiculous and outlandish idea – that Pinocchio should take advantage of his old friend’s contacts, get a nose job and then start making some serious money again. He’s just desperate enough to give it a try and so one week after his return from Italy (where he’s been for surgery) he makes his triumphant come back to movies – this time of the pornographic variety. His rapid ascent to the zenith of the adult entertainment industry takes everyone by surprise and before he knows it he’s churning out porno’s at a prodigious rate and his star is once again in ascendancy. Before long he is a bonafide celebrity again and even Ron Jeremy concedes that he’s certainly ‘Got wood!’

I could keep going on and I’m sure i could actually come up with a decent script for this film (the visuals and adwork are clearly already done). I’d love it to be some kind of animatronic and/or animated tour de force. Basically i’m pretty sure it won’t be long till i’m working in Hollywood…

Keen eyed readers will (i’m sure) have immediately noted the use of part of the Electric Blue logo for the title of film (for those few uneducated readers that don’t know Electric Blue was a soft core porn show that was made in the UK and was shown on the Playboy channel in the 80’s) and therefore also the use of the Playboy bunny logo on Pinocchio’s top. The ‘Got wood?’ tagline was perhaps my favourite touch though as surely all the creatives in Hollywood couldn’t have come up with anything better for this film! As with DUCK! and Oswald the Unlucky Rabbit I would love to see this film get made…

Finally, on the art front, I just love working on the found bits of wood. It obviously works well for this particular piece as he’s a wooden puppet that comes to life but they are just really nice to work on generally and have a great weathered look to them. Now i’ve just got to get them framed to give them that final touch.

Cheers

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Title: Disney’s ‘Blue – My life in the movies’ starring Pinocchio
Media: Hand cut stencils and spraypaint on found wooden board
Size: 57 cm x 21 cm

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Thinking inside the box

Everyone’s always telling you to think outside the box. Well i for one am taking a stand and say ‘No!’ Inside the box is the new way. It’s so new people don’t even know about it yet. Just get yourself set up and comfortable and you are away.

Warning: will lead to some seriously extravagant and ill-considered thoughts…

Cheers

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Title: Thinking inside the box
Media: Acylic, ink and paint pen
Size: A2
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Oswald the Unlucky Rabbit

Whilst i’m in a slightly fuzzy Disney state of mind I thought that i may as well drop another little cartoon based creation. Whilst snooping around online for our DUCK! piece we came across the fact that Mickey Mouse was created as a replacement for an earlier charactler called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who has been in some kind of animated character limbo since the late 40’s (although now is apparently having something a resurgence after those crazy kids in Japan took him to heart). Quite why Oswald seems to have been relegated to the scrap pile whilst Mickey seems to enjoy something akin to eternal life i’m not so sure. Either way he certainly doesn’t seem to be the luckiest rabbit in world…

In fact, whilst i’m on the subject – why on earth are rabbit’s feet considered lucky? I’ve just looked online and it would seem the practice is commonplace the world over and has been so since at least 600BC! Apparently they could be considered as some kind of rite of passage for young hunters. It certainly doesn’t seem so lucky for the cute little rabbits though!

Cheers

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Title: Oswald the Unlucky Rabbit
Media: Spraypaint, acylic and paint pen
Size: A2

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readin’ and ritin’

There isn’t much I can offer in explanation of the motivation behind this piece other than we found a piece of paper containing the words in our house after a night’s partying. I couldn’t begin to explain exactly what the writing is about other than i’m sure it ties into some drunken conversation we will have been having and i quite like it…

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Title: Eyaa Chris
Media: Spraypaint and paint pen
Size: A2

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The Making of Disney’s DUCK!

Like i said in my last post we have been busy…

This time we’ve got a final piece and a little video to go with it. Once i’d found the wooden board on the street I knew exactly what I was going to do with it (as a side note I am now a fully fledged womble and regularly look in skips and pick up things in the street to use at home. I sometimes feel like an itinerant bin man and I’m also not entirely sure how impressed my lovely lady is when i struggle home with some bulky item after a night at the pub. Ah well, i digress. Let’s move on.)  Anyway, after numerous failed attempts at making the video we’ve finally got it on YouTube  (if Disney‘s vexatious legal department haven’t already unleashed the dogs on us!)

After thinking about Donald’s famously explosive temper i did a little research and found out that (amongst other things) that his birthday is Friday the 13th! Once i had found that little gem out the idea pretty much formed itself. This is most definitely a film i’d love to see made although i’m reckoning it will take a pretty big turn in Disney’s fortunes before they start pumping out the animated horror films… Oh, if only id-iom worked for Disney!

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Title: Disney’s DUCK!
Media: Hand-cut stencils and spraypaint on found wooden board
Size: 50 x 60cm
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An Eye for Trouble

We have been busy little beavers here at the Ranch knocking stuff out left, right and centre. An Eye for Trouble is our newest piece and features spraypaint, stencils, acrylic, glitter, paint pen and a googly eye. All top quality ingredients…

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Title: An eye for trouble
Media: Stencils, spraypaint, acrylic, googly eye and glitter
Size: A2

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Heart Kill Giant

We were asked to have a look at a logo for an upcoming band called Heart Kill Giant. They already had the font they liked so we were just seeing if we could jazz it up a little.

To listen to the band follow this link

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She’s like a new wave heroin electronica tune on 12 inch vinyl limited edition

I knew i had this one nailed when my friend (cheers DWTVLA!) came up with the title. Little did he know it at the time (as he was talking about something else entirely) but he had just helped me put this one to bed. I love it when a plan comes together…

Cheers

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Title: She’s like a new wave heroin electronica tune on 12 inch vinyl limited edition
Media: Watercolour, pastel,  ink and paint pen
Size: A2

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Dripsody

Finally got this one finished up – it has been on the back burner for a while as it’s part of a bigger picture and i’ve only just worked out how this will be used in the later/finished piece.

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Jealousy

Whilst nosing around we found a nice little couple of walls to work on so decided to set to work. ‘Jealousy’ is about 8 foot tall and we managed to get it done surprisingly quickly (well, for us anyway!)

Jealousy – stage 1

Jealousy – final

Whilst having a look around the site we found a broken and rusted window frame which i though would look good if hung on a nail with a stencil behind it. Hey presto! A couple of minutes later and this is what we had.

3 legs – framed

Bird behind bars – framed

Whilst I was stood there with a stencil in my hand when i realised what a nice silhouette it made on the wall. After a couple of attempts we got these shots which i like.

Bird silhouette

For this second one i got out the second part to the stencil (which is the body of the bird) and then sprayed that on the wall and then held the other stencil over it to get the silhouette. The thing i like most about this one is that the red stencil will look odd on the wall on it’s own and nobody will be able to work out it’s signifcance…

Cheers

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