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Chocko the useless clown

Chocko the useless clown

Chocko the useless clown

I’ve said before that i don’t like clowns. It’s difficult for me to say why I’ve drawn a few of them. Maybe i’m trying to face my demons. This one seems cheerier than most but don’t be fooled…

He’s a generous A2 in size and is made using the magic of acrylic paint, chalk, watercolour, and paint pen. Signed on reverse.

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We are all fools for love (id-iom @ UPfest 2012)

We are all fools for love

We are all fools for love (lettering detail)

So it is about that time of year when we grab our gear, jump in the id-iomobile and head to Bristol to take part in UPfest. Despite not having a design until Wednesday we managed to pull our collective finger out and get everything ready in time for an early morning departure on Saturday. After registering we found our spot in grounds of the Tobacco Factory and set to work.

As ever we like to take our time and building up the background took up most of the afternoon. Then, finally, it was time to get the big stencil up to be coloured in and to affix the lettering to the wall. Which is when we had a small crisis due to my complete incompetence at carpentry but after crying for help we eventually managed to get hold of a electric drill/screwdriver and get the lettering fixed to the wall.

This year’s design was based on a picture of a friend (original picture below). She doesn’t know it yet and I hope she likes it as we’ve gone for a looser, sketch style stencil.

 

Upfest 2012 original image

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And so you call me happy

So here’s the picture i was talking about in the last post which i’ve now managed to finish with no thanks to those pesky zombie drums…

As you can tell this picture has a clown in it. I think this might be my fourth picture with a clown in it and despite the fact I think i’ve been doing them as some form of therapy I still don’t like them, not one stinking bit. Have you seen the film ‘It’? OK, ignore the last bit in the film where it turns into a big useless spider that gets defeated by an earring but all the bits before that are scary as hell. This clown is only a juvenile though so isn’t as scary as he could possibly be but i’m sure he could still give you quite a fright if he popped out at a surprise birthday party. That said he looks a little depressed which means he would probably be sat by the bar getting drunk anyway and i’m sure as you walk passed to go to the toilet all you would hear him mutter is ‘And so you call me happy…’

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Title: And so you call me happy
Media: Spraypaint and acrylic
Size: 1m x 1m canvas

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Ol’ Blue Eyes

After an excellent (but somewhat tiring) Glastonbury it’s back down to earth with a bump. No better way to get the juices flowing again than finding a wall and applying some paint. For ‘Ol blue eyes’ we thought we’d go for a slightly different style of stencil and see what comes of it. I’m quite pleased with the end result and the fact that despite that he’s smiling there is a certain menace to it. This all seems to add up to me as i’m sure i have a slight case of coulrophobia (fear of clowns) and the picture is based on a photograph of a statue of a clown’s head. It turns out they are pretty evil after all…

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Nobody likes a sad clown…

Well, it’s true! Nobody does like a sad clown. Clowns are contradictory enough as it is with their fake smiles and cheery alcoholics’ red noses. You don’t need one crying (even if it is a little girl) just to sour the milk further.  I, for one, have never really liked clowns. Lion tamers – yes! Contortionists – yes! Trapeze artist – yes! Clowns – NO! But maybe that’s just me.

Anyway we had found a spare wall so thought we’d give some freehand a little go. Now whilst i’m not entirely happy with the outcome i’m not totally dismayed either. Hopefully we’ll be moving onto bigger and better things. Eagle eyed readers will spot my attempted freehand bit of lettering in the girls hair – which looked a lot worse before we went over it! It looks kind of neat there…

Now we just need some more walls to practice on…

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Title: Nobody likes a sad clown

Media: Spraypaint

Size: 6ft on wall

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