Jul 21

Pokemon Go

The latest craze of Pokemon Go seems to be taking over the world so I thought I would join in the fun by making a few of the Pokemon,

here is Pikachu

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here is Bulbasaur

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and finally Meowth

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Which Pokemon character would you like to see made from balloons?

 

May 13

Lego Ninjaro

12-Ninjago-MDBSM Hello all,

I recently made this Lego Ninjaro chap for a customer, his name is Kai and he appears in a cartoon and in lego form in all good toy stores.

 

 

Jan 14

Kung Fu Panda

03-KungFuPandaSMHello everyone

This week I have made a suggestion from Graham, I was chatting to him the other day and he wanted me to have a go at Po from Kung Fu Panda. Graham likes pandas, he is often making pandas out of balloons.

I first had a go at Po at the City of London balloon Jam, I had a few suggestions from Danny and Graham and the original design was much smaller, this one is my second version and is made from 2 x 11″ round balloons plus a few others.

I am going to be doing a workshop this coming March, it is part of one of Graham Lee’s balloon care and share days and will be taking place in Halesowen near Birmingham on March the 8th and 9th. It is a 2 day event and I will be appearing with Simon Jong from the Netherlands, if you want to come along to the event then tickets are available from the Balloon Art Wholesale shop here – http://www.qualatexballoons.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days/. You can also check out the events page on facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/events/625749384230543/. Make sure you book soon to save disappointment.

Do you have a suggestion of something for me to make? it doesn’t have to be film related, it can be ANYTHING you like, send me a message or leave a comment below.

See you all soon

Rob

 

 

Jan 14

Blu the Parrot

02-Rio-SMHello all
This week I was challenged by Paul to make Blu from the film Rio, Blu is a parrot and surprise surprise he is the colour Blu and lives in Rio (I think, i’ve never seen it), Thanks for the suggestion Paul.

Paul says “For more info The film is based on a true story. The story of the Spix macaw, there are now no known survivors in the wild, all are in very private breeding programs. There is talk of a release program to happen in the not to distant future to get this parrot back into the wild. I have seen many endangered parrots in my life but not yet had the privalage to see one of thease in the flesh, maybe one day “

 

Do you have a suggestion of something for me to make? it doesn’t have to be film related, it can be ANYTHING you like, send me a message or leave a comment below.

Rob

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Jan 14

Bullseye

01---BullseyeSmHello everyone, Happy new year, I do hope you have had a lovely few weeks. It has been a few weeks since I last posted a balloon photo, I made it to a year of my Twisted Cinema series of balloons and decided to take a break.

Talking of Take a Break I was lucky enough to feature in the 7th January issue of Take a Break magazine here in the UK, how very exciting.

Anyway, I have been wondering what to do next with my balloons, do I continue the Twisted Cinema or start something new? Well I came up with an idea to continue my Twisted Cinema and I need your help.
One thing I always struggle with is what on earth do I make? I spend just as long thinking about what I should make as I do actually making the balloons, so how about I let YOU decide what I make? Each week I will ask everyone for suggestions and I will choose the best suggestion and see if I can have a go at making that. how does that sound?

I have decided to open up the theme to cover a much wider choice of things, so instead if it just being films you could choose a TV character or programme, a book character, maybe something from a musical or stage show, in fact you can choose ANYTHING, including something from the movies if you like.

Today for my first challenge I was talking to a lovely lady called Jan in the West Midlands, I suddenly decided to put her on the spot and choose something for me to make and she chose Bullseye from the Toy Story films, thanks Jan, what an excellent choice and I really enjoyed making him.

My Bullseye is made from a mixture of 160s, 260s 350s and a 646, the body is a 646 if you are wondering.

So now its over to you folks, what would you like to see next time? put your suggestions in the comments below and I will pick one and that will be next weeks sculpture, I already know I will be getting some excellent suggestions.

See you soon everyone
Rob

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Nov 08

Twisted Cinema – The Smurfs

51-SmurfsSMHello everyone, it is Week 51 and this week I am off to Belgium for the Millennium Jam this week so I thought I would do a Belgium related movie and I could think of 2 obvious ones, either Tintin or the Smurfs so I went for the Smurfs. The Smurfs have had 2 movies so far and a third movie is coming soon, The first Smurfs film in 2011 told the story of how the Smurfs discover a new magical world called New York city.

I have been a bit short of time this week so I did this photo in a bit of a rush, as a result I am not overly happy with it but I am pleased I have got to week 51, I now need to start thinking about my 52nd week, hmmm, what can I do?

I made 2 Smurfs for this photo, a normal smurf and then Papa smurf (the red one). they are pretty basic designs but I think they look cute.

Hope you all have a great week everyone

Rob

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Nov 02

Twisted Cinema – E.T.

50-ETSMHello everyone, I have managed to reach week number 50, I now have just 2 more weeks to go until I reach 1 year of movie balloons. This week I have recreated another of my all time favourite films, not only is this a favourite film but it contains my all time favourite movie soundtrack, The film this week is the 1982 family sci fi movie directed by Steven Spielberg, It is E.T. the Extra terrestrial.

This movie scene has been on my list to do from the very start, I originally planned for it to look slightly different but in the end I went for the famous flying across the moon shot that everyone is familiar with. The E.T. is a design I came up with several years ago when I was doing my 365 days of balloons, The head is made from about 6 or 7 balloons in total and is a mixture of 350s, 5″ rounds and 260s, the hands are made from 160s. I did have the idea of making the bike too but I just didn’t have enough time.

It has been a bit of a whirlwind week for me this week with a Twisted Cinema photo appearing in the Guardian and the Daily Mirror running a story on me on Wednesday. Next week I am attending the Millennium balloon jam in Mol in Belgium, I am really looking forward seeing all the other balloon twisters and meeting lots of new ones.

Are you going to the Millennium Jam? send me a message if you are and I will look out for you at the event.

Anyway, have a great week everyone, see you soon.

Rob

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Oct 27

Twisted Cinema – Nosferatu

49-NosferatuSMHello everyone, I do hope you are all well. It is coming up for my favourite day of the whole year, it is a day I like more than my birthday and I even like it about a thousand times more than Christmas, yes its Halloween, the best celebration of the entire year (mainly because it is my Mums birthday and we like to celebrate with lots of decorations and fun. I thought it would be good to do a scary film this week, I went through lots of choices but I ended up going back in time to 1922 and the German Expressionist horror Nosferatu.

I studied this movie when I was at University, The film has a bit of a checkered past as it is based on Bram Stokers Dracula, the names were changed (obviously to protect the innocent) but the Bram Stoker estate decided to sue the film company and a judge eventually ordered that all copies of the film should be destroyed, A few copies of the film survived and it is now regarded and one of the greatest horror films of all time. I decided to give a little nod to the films checkered past, if you look closely you will see I am reading a copy of Dracula.

My Nosferatu is made from many different shapes and sizes of balloon, I started with his head and the whole head design is based on Michael Abrahamson’s head design that he taught at the recent Leeds Care and Share days. I started with an 11″ blush round balloon and then built it up using 260s and 160s for the features. The hands came next and those are made from 160s, finally the body and arms are made from 350s.

In less that 2 weeks time I will be attending one of the best balloon events in the world, it is called the Millenium Jam and it takes place in Belgium, I am really excited about going as I get to see some really amazing twisters and meet up with lots of old friends (and hopefully make lots of new ones). Are you going to the Millennium Jam? send me a message if you are and I will look out for you at the event.

I do hope you have a good week and a very thrilling Halloween, see you all soon.

Rob

 

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Oct 21

Twisted Cinema – Back to the Future

48-BTTFGREAT SCOTT!!!  It is October the 21st 2015 and today I think there is only 1 series of films I could choose to replicate, for it is on this very date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive from 1985 in their Delorean Time machine ready to set things straight for Marty’s family. No I know many of you will be thinking that I have done the wrong film, I SHOULD be doing Back to the Future 2 however as I have not done any of the 3 films yet and I like to do things in order I decided to do number 1 and besides BTTF 2 wouldn’t exist if it was not for BBTF 1.

This set of films is by far my all time favourite series of films, I think its better than any other film in the history of films, yes even better than Star Wars, even better than Gone with the Wind or Casablanca and oh yes its even better than the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Now I DID cheat a little bit with this photo, back in November 2009 I made a photograph of myself as Marty McFly, I decided to save time and use the exact same background but instead of me in the scene I put in the balloon Marty McFly. It is still all my own work however a lot of it is 6 years old. the balloon I made at the City of London balloon jam yesterday which was an excellent event (as always).

“Go fourth time travelers, and remember the future is what you make it!” – Dr Emmett L. Brown

Rob

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Oct 11

Twisted Cinema – Big Hero 6

47-BigHero6SMIt is week number 47, eeeek its only 5 weeks until I reach a year of movie balloons. I am off to the Millennium Balloon Jam in Belgium in 4 weeks time so that means I will need to make my 52nd movie balloon while at the Millennium Jam, I wonder what movie balloon I shall do.

I have done another Disney movie this week, my third in a row, there is a reason for all the Disney films, I spent last week in Disneyland Paris and I am on a Disney high at the moment. Last week I did the first ever Disney feature film with Snow White, this week I am doing the most recent Disney movie with Big Hero 6.

It is yet another very easy sculpture however to faithfully recreate the poster it would need to be a very simple sculpture, The robot in the poster is called Baymax and he is made from just 3 balloons, his head is a 5″ round which I attached to an 11″ round for his body, his arm is a 350.

Have a lovely week balloony people

Rob

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