Ah the power of the internet! Last week I was having a bit of a Youtube session when I came across a competitive eater by the name of the LA Beast who will eat just about anything. We first watched his cactus challenge video where, you guessed it, he eats a cactus. Whole. We then moved onto the ghost chilli challenge which brought tears to my eyes – as well as his. After perusing a few more videos we decided to check him out online. The banner on his Facebook page was looking a little pixelated so the muse demanded I create a new one for him as thanks for the amusement he provided.
Once I had an idea for the design it was all pretty straightforward except for the fact that I couldn’t find any decent resolution shots of his face in profile (which was required for my design). So there you have it. All that was left after that was to send it off to him and see if he’d get back. He did and it turns out he thought it was ‘awesome’. Everybody’s happy…
I wasn’t cheating
Jeremy Kyle really does have a lot to answer for. If you are somehow unfamiliar with Jeremy and his fantastic show he’s basically a down-market (is that possible?) and very angry Jerry Springer. I’ve included a Youtube link below to give you a little taster:
Anyway now that we are on the same page you can add this artwork to the burgeoning list of crimes he’s responsible for. The text comes directly from a tagline from one of his shows and was just too good not to be enshrined in a more permanent form. Obviously, I never actually watch Jeremy Kyle. It just happened to be on in the background…
It is A2 in size and is made using the magic of acrylic paint, spray paint and paint pen. Signed on reverse.
Here is the ebay link
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We’ve still got a few final bits to reveal from the House of Pain(t) but we also had the boys from Spraying Bricks round to get some footage and make a little video that will be released in a few weeks on their brand new YouTube channel. We’ll be featuring alongside such luminaries as Ink Fetish, Jimmy C, Smug, Zomby, Yeff, Artista & Irony. Stay tuned for some great little videos.
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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!
Title: Disney’s DUCK!
Media: Hand-cut stencils and spraypaint on found wooden board
Size: 50 x 60cm