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Of one stripe or another

I think the most challenging thing about this picture is the use of the words ‘bell sniffs’. It’s a grand combination of words and you’ll have no apology from us for using it. If you care to listen closely you can hear them pontificating on Twitter and Facebook from here. The internet really has become a new home for them. That said i haven’t found many of them on Instagram but maybe that’s because they don’t like the idea of their photos being classed as art by some lay person when they were actually trying to prove otherwise. It’s a complicated world out there. Stay safe!!

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Somnambulism

What would you do if you woke every morning in the woods near your house rather than your bed? I think I’d probably be a little concerned.

Carol here was so worried about this turn of events that she set up some cameras around her house to see exactly what was transpiring at night. To absolutely no ones surprise it turned out Carol is a sleepwalker or somnambulist. I think more concerning is that Carol still sleeps naked. She should probably do something about that…

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Let It Ride

This man will only lay down a wager when his cat ‘Lady Luck’ tells him the conditions are good for him to do so and for the most part they’ve both come up trumps. In fact all the cat has to do is whisper ‘let it ride’ into his ear (whilst disguising such commands as an otherwise normal sounding feline ‘meow’ to any nearby human) and slim Jim here will drop everything he’s got on whatever bet is in front of him. If that’s not a strange system then I don’t know what is.

She’s on A4 and made using Pencil, paint pen, watercolour and acrylic.

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The transience of beauty (or alternatively D’oh!)

Here at id-iom we like to keep ourselves busy and work under the concept of ‘create or die’. To this end we like to bully ourselves into posting most days. After flicking through some photo’s I decided that this little beast would be today’s contender. I just needed to add a little something extra. Now, where did I leave this particular fella…

Cue an hour of so of ferreting around in various dark corners to no avail. As I scratched my head in bewilderment the answer suddenly came to me. I had already painted over it. So don’t drop us a line if interested as this lives now only in digital form. He lives now only in our memory…

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Obscure Concealment

What do you do when your only goal in life is to join the Army but for some reason or other they just won’t let you in? What he was actually after was to be able to wear camouflage without everyone taking the mickey out of him. Whether he dons desert, arctic, forest or urban camo he just can’t get a break and people ridicule him for his obsession. What is a man meant to do when all he wants is to wear camo?

Well you could do what Tony here did and progress from just wearing camouflage to becoming camouflage. Tony became so good at it he would just melt in to his surroundings so no one could see him at all. ‘So how did you manage to paint him?’ I hear you ask. Well, let me tell you. I was in the studio playing around with some watercolours when out of the corner of my eye I was sure I saw something move. I know a thing or two about and the game of hide and seek and having had an exorcism just one week previously I knew it wasn’t a ghost. I did the only thing I knew which was to stay impossibly still and play the waiting game with this sucker. After almost 4 hours the game was mine due to Tony blinking whilst i was staring at the wall in front of me. Artistic super powers of observation for the win.

It is A4 is size and made using the magic of watercolour and charcoal drop us a line if interested.

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Double trouble

When Freddy and Freda arrive at any party the host should be very wary. Just last weekend these two dolts managed to gain entry into a friend’s house during a little get together he was having with a few friends including Jeffery Archer, Ant McPartlin, Theresa May and Sir Asmund Quayle to name but a few.

Whilst the host was otherwise engaged with some hor d’oeuvres in the kitchen Freddy and Freda managed to get into a game of  Slap, Tickle, Punch with the Prime Minister, McPartlin and that exuberant cad Sir Asmund Quayle. Now if there is ever two people not to consider having a game of Slap, Tickle, Punch with it would be Freddy and Freda. Needless to say it ended predictably with a couple of bruised faces and a late night visit to A&E but, as you can see, Freddy and Freda were happy with the result. 

It is A3 in size and made using acrylic, charcoal, paint pen and spray paint. drop us a line if interested.

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The id

She had it from birth and she always felt it. She was id-ridden and the ego and super ego could do nothing about it. She was a mass of instinctive drives and impulses that needed immediate satisfaction or else bad things would happen and she had no way of stopping it.

We here at id-iom though know exactly how to deal with an out of control id, in fact it’s how we spend most of our days – battling the id in front of a canvas, wall or computer screen. Once we’d convinced her all she needed was our patented transcendental meditation course (only £5999!) she was good to go. Now she’s a harmonious and productive member of society. And you can be too. Just drop us a line…

It is A4 in size and made using the magic of acrylic and paint pens.

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Wonky John

With John here you have to wonder what came first his name or his wonkiness and that is a difficult thing to answer with any degree of truth. I’m pretty sure John’s parents somehow knew he would be the world’s one and only wonkometer and that one day he would save the world. You see John had the uncanny ability to see if something was off, not quite right, a bit squiffy and not just in the sense of a picture being straight for example (which, of course,  he could do with supreme accuracy) but also a kind of sixth sense that would allow him to see to the truth of matters. Due to a series of highly improbably but extremely fortunate incidents John became the special counsel to the Dalai Lama and the rest is history. Wait a second. What year is this? I may have jumped the gun. Ignore that last sentence about the Dalai Lama…

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Ro Don’t!

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. The year is 1948 and most of the UK is looking for a good long sit down for a year or two. Twelve year old Tom Carruthers however has other ideas. After witnessing the ravages of war first hand he wants to create a noble protector so it won’t happen again. After some basic genetic tampering with a (what would now be highly illegal) chemistry set and some stuff he found in his dad’s shed he managed to embiggen his pet rat, Twinkles, by a factor of 2. Fearing he’d get in trouble from his dad for having a giant rat he did what he thought was the decent thing and let his now super-intelligent rat free into the London sewers. If we skip forward 50 years then Twinkles is still very much alive but now he’s still super-intelligent, has grown to over 200 foot in size and goes by the name Ro Don’t. If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can find him… maybe you can hire… Ro Don’t.

If that isn’t the best B film you’d watch this year then I’ll eat my cheese shoes. It is A4 in size and made using Watercolour, acrylic and tipex. Drop us a line if interested.

 

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The Willowz

Given Hollywood’s proclivity for constantly remaking films we thought we’d jump the gun with a promotional poster for our dark reimagining of Wind in the Willows for the 21st century called ‘The Willowz’. Think of it as a loose sequel to the perennial children’s classic. But darker. And with more animatronics.

It’s set 15 years after the original where kind and benevolent Badger has become a mad and despotic dictator. He’s killed all the original characters and sold half of Wild Wood to developers to fund his ever growing addiction to prescription drugs. Some say it was all due to a bout of TB he contracted in 2006.

Our heroes consist of a female human eco-warrior who has managed to round up the descendants of the original Mole, Ratty and Toad to end the tyrannical rain of Badger X as he’s now known. Cue a Stormzy remix of the original animated Wind in the Willows music and we’re good to go…

ON A3 paper made using the magic of Watercolour, acrylic, paint pen and glitter. Drop us a line if interested.

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