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Anything that kills me makes me feel alive

This guy is an urban vampire. If you know what to look for it’s easy to spot. Bats for hair is the first thing. As we all know, vampires are naturally bald but over time they’ve convinced squadrons of tiny undead bats to cling to their scalps in some semblance of a hairpiece. They tend to have a glamour (or spell) that makes the beasts look just like a well tousled head of hair but if you squint just right you can see the little blighters scrabbling over each other for purchase or occasionally flying off to snatch a nearby fly.

The fact that vampires tend to smoke hemlock cigarettes is another giveaway. With a smell more acrid than burning tyres one hit will kill you in an instant but that doesn’t stop them passing them over for a toke to anyone stupid enough to ask what it is.

Finally, vampires love bling. And not just any one old bling. They believe that ancient gold artifacts posess the power of civilisations now gone. And the mythical Golden Fleece is the most revered of the lot. Here he’s had it spun into an actual fleece so he’ll be able to pass as normal a bit more easily whilst out and about. So there you go. Now you now.

He’s been lasercut on wood at 39 x 27cm and then lovingly hand painted before some gold and silver leaf was added (they love bling remember) and a drizzle of crystal resin to finish.

Cheers

id-iom

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Lemon and Lime

Lemon and Lime

Lemon and Lime

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but silver/grey hair is something of a hot trend amongst some of the more fashion conscious young girls about town but the ladies featured in today’s pics have taken it to the extreme and actually have silver hair made of silver which is surgically implanted in their skulls. It’s a bit tricky to style but silver is renowned for it’s antibacterial properties so there’s no need to wash it. Getting through airport security is another matter entirely however. Now, if that isn’t dedication to the cause then I don’t know what is. Lemon and Lime here will go along way.

£100 each (they come framed) or I’ll consider a reasonable offer for the pair…

Cheers

id-iom

 

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Boards, glorious boards (part 6)

Ailurophile

Kiss me quick!

Flaghead

Lips so nice we did ’em twice

Soooooo, it’s Friday and we’re off to the Isle of Wight festival to do a bit of djing. What a lovely day for it. Anyway, i digress. If you haven’t been paying attention then a brief recap is probably in order. Here it goes –  we went down to Somerset to paint some boards for Pootopia who provide toilets at festivals.  They have hundreds of compostable toilets and are beautifying them with some artwork on boards which fit into the toilet doors. Which is where we came in. We set ourselves a somewhat ambitious target of completing 40 boards over the weekend. Despite working just about as hard as we could we only managed a final tally of 32 completed boards (with 7 left just as backgrounds and one MIA). Not too shabby if i say so myself. The hard part was trying to make it so they didn’t all look too similar.

Today I present to you our sixth set of boards and I can see the finish line from here. Right, cats to herd and curtains to iron. Toodle pip for now…

Cheers

id-iom

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Boards, glorious boards (part 5)

Auric Luna

Take it from the champs

Hepcat

Francine

The sun is shining and it finally feels like summer has officially arrived. Just in time for festival season! Now, if you haven’t been following so far then where exactly have you been? Anyway, a brief recap, we went down to Somerset to paint some boards for Pootopia who provide toilets at festivals.  They have hundreds of compostable toilets and are beautifying them with some artwork on boards which fit into the toilet doors. Which is where we came in. We set ourselves a somewhat ambitious target of completing 40 boards over the weekend. Despite working just about as hard as we could we only managed a final tally of 32 completed boards (with 7 left just as backgrounds and one MIA). Not too shabby if i say so myself. The hard part was trying to make it so they didn’t all look too similar.

Today I present to you our fifth set of boards and we’re on a downhill slope from here. Right, dogs to feed and curtains to iron. Au revoir for now…

Cheers

id-iom

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Boards, glorious boards (part 4)

The Letterbox Bandit

Silver Skull Wallpaper

The Hand from Beyond

Team id-iom

We’re at part 4 now and if you haven’t been following then where exactly have you been? Anyway, a brief recap, we went down to Somerset to paint some boards for Pootopia who provide toilets at festivals.  They have hundreds of compostable toilets and are beautifying them with some artwork on boards which fit into the toilet doors. Which is where we came in. We set ourselves a somewhat ambitious target of completing 40 boards over the weekend. Despite working just about as hard as we could we only managed a final tally of 32 completed boards (with 7 left just as backgrounds and one MIA). Not too shabby if i say so myself. The hard part was trying to make it so they didn’t all look too similar.

And here is our fourth set of boards and we’re just about at the halfway mark. I didn’t realise quite how busy we were that weekend…

Cheers

id-iom

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Blue in the face

Did you know you can actually get a medical condition called argyria (which comes from consuming silver) that can actually turn your face (and the rest of your skin) blue? Now, that is something i didn’t know before starting this.

Well, it would seem that the subject of today’s painting has either been consuming large quantities of colloidal silver (for it’s possible health benefits) or has been stuck in the middle of another conversation about intelligent design and has literally been talking until he’s blue in the face. We all know the feeling you sometimes get when in mid-conversation that no matter what you say the person you are talking to isn’t really going to listen to a word you’ve got to say. No matter what you say and how smart or well-informed your argument is you may as well save your breath, not bother and move onto something a little more interesting for the sake of everyone concerned…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Blue in the face
Materials: Spraypaint, charcoal, acrylics and paint pen
Size: A3

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Blue in the face…

Blue in the face...

Blue in the face...

Did you know you can actually get a medical condition called argyria (that comes from consuming silver) that can actually turn your face (and the rest of your skin) blue?Now that is something i didn’t know before starting this post.

Look at me! I'm like a real life Papa Smurf! All from drinking silver. Have some today!

Well, it would seem that the subject of today’s painting has either been consuming large quantities of colloidal silver (for it’s possible health benefits) or has been stuck in the middle of another conversation about intelligent design and has literally been talking until he’s blue in the face. We all know the feeling you sometimes get when in mid-conversation that no matter what you say the person you are talking to isn’t really going to listen to a word you’ve got to say. No matter what you say and how smart or well-informed your argument is you may as well save your breath, not bother and move onto something a little more interesting for the sake of everyone concerned.

Cheers

id-iom

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