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Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2020, 05:05:44 PM
Rob has started a challenge over on Facebook,
you can enter each day or pick and choose just when you get time.
The theme for today was Easter, this is the link if you would like to join in,

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBalloonArtistesGuild/
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2020, 05:10:38 PM
This was my effort for today, I was trying to use the thinner face but
did not like my artwork that I drew so went with version two.

I did try and get the rounds to look more egg shaped by putting a raisen
inside the 5" round and tying off, it did give a slightly better look but not
sure it was worth the effort. Still you have to try things sometimes.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: magirob on March 22, 2020, 09:10:14 AM
Here is mine for the Easter Theme,

I was amazed at how many people joined in from around the world, it was great to see :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2020, 01:06:09 PM
This was my day two challenge, something for Mothers Day.
I was not sure which pose I preferred, I posted the last one with hands at side on
the challenge as I thought it looked like the hands were protecting the baby more.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on March 24, 2020, 09:49:21 AM
Day three of the challenge and the theme was under water.

I made the Oyster and Pearl which eventually I was pleased with.
I turned the pinch twists around in the second picture to give a more shell type look.

I made five tulip twists and joined them together to try and hide the
connection point we would have had with just using a 160 balloon
with either tying it together or having pinch twists.

I thought it looked more pleasing to the eye, well it did to my eye  ;D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on March 24, 2020, 09:53:13 AM
I then added some extra detail to the base, I was pleased and then Danielle
suggested using a light inside for the Pearl and that just made the piece
pop and glow, the reflection from the light really helped the design. 
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: magirob on March 24, 2020, 10:32:55 PM
Here is what I did for the Underwater theme :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on March 25, 2020, 10:16:42 AM
This was day four of the challenge which was jungle themed.
I had been making some one balloon snakes this week so just upscaled it a little.
This was built on a live video link with two of my ladies of latex, Sally and Danielle.

Although some call them my carers  ;D ;D ;D

I posted the first one as I think a rattle snake is found more in the desert and not a jungle.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on March 27, 2020, 10:51:35 AM
Day 5 of the challenge and the theme was Space.

Rob made a joke in the main thread when he posted,
"it is Space, what do you think you can come up with? maybe 3 ears?
a left ear, a right ear and a final front ear?

So carrying on with that pun...…….this was my effort for the day.
P.S. Thanks to my art department for the editing.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on March 28, 2020, 11:26:05 AM
The theme for day 6 was Birds.
If anyone would like to join in then this is the link,
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBalloonArtistesGuild/
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on March 29, 2020, 11:30:18 AM
Mr Men was the theme for day seven. I made Mr Noisy for the thread and then
made a Mr Snow the day after. It was a challenge trying to get his mouth
right and the top of his scarf. Neither still look right to me but I got a
little fed up so went onto twisting the next thing.

Maybe I will come back to Mr Snow ………….in a few years time, he he.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on March 30, 2020, 04:55:31 PM
Transport was the theme for day eight and I decided to make the digger.
If anyone wanted to have a go at the challenges then this is the page,

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBalloonArtistesGuild/
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 01, 2020, 10:02:25 AM
I might have added some of the above in the wrong order, the themes were,

Day 1, 21st March, Easter
Day 2, 22nd March, Mum
Day 3, 23rd March, Under water
Day 4, 24th March, Jungle
Day 5, 25th March, Space
Day 6, 26th March, Birds
Day 7, 27th March, Mr Men
Day 8, 28th March, Transport
Day 9, 29th March, Weave
Day 10, 30th March, Super Heroes
Day 11, 1st April, Food
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 01, 2020, 10:04:00 AM
This was my weave entry as the head structure did have the 160 weaved
in and out of the 260. I know a very weak link  ;D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 03, 2020, 10:18:36 AM
It was then onto superheroes, I made the Nurse.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 04, 2020, 09:47:26 AM
It was then onto food as the theme for the day, I went with the classic fruit bowl.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 07, 2020, 09:44:30 AM
The next theme up was Something from a Book. It did take me a while to think of what to make,
but I don't think I have ever tried to make Winnie The Pooh.
It is a difficult shape to try and re-create.

I made the large design for the challenge of the day but then after wanted
to see if I could make a more real world line work design.
I have started a separate thread for that and how we tried quite a few
face and body designs till we ended up with something that
I was reasonably happy with.
https://balloonchat.co.uk/balloon-chit-chat/winnie-the-pooh-11660/

A list of all the themes,

Day 1, 21st March, Easter
Day 2, 22nd March, Mum
Day 3, 23rd March, Under water
Day 4, 24th March, Jungle
Day 5, 25th March, Space
Day 6, 26th March, Birds
Day 7, 27th March, Mr Men
Day 8, 28th March, Transport
Day 9, 29th March, Weave
Day 10, 30th March, Super Heroes
Day 11, 1st April, Food
Day 12, 3rd April, Something from a Book
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 10, 2020, 10:17:51 AM
The next theme was one of my favourite things.

Now I did not read the blurb on this and thought it was your favourite balloon design, oops.
Best I copy Rob's blurb and you can see how I went wrong,

Morning everyone, So today we have 'One Of My Favourite Things',
now this is NOT one my MY favourite things, and its not something
from the song 'My Favourite Things'. What you need to make is one
of YOUR favourite thing, something non balloon related. Maybe a
 hobby of yours? or something you like to eat? or something you
like from the TV or Cinema?, maybe a favourite childhood toy?
or that bottle of antibacterial hand gel you cling to so much?
So the point of these challenges is for you to try something
new and make something different to what you would
normally do. Please don't upload old photos of things
you have already made elsewhere, why not have a go
as something you've not done before?

I posted the Owl as I made a video tutorial to post onto the balloon
artistes guild facebook page to help promote the club.
This is the link if you'd like to make the design,

https://www.facebook.com/rob.driscoll.773/videos/10158311148149122/?query=graham%20lee&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2020, 06:24:02 PM
It was then onto something from A BAG Day, Balloon Artistes Guild.
I made a stick as Dan who attends the days always enters a stick.
Mine was more like a branch by the time I finished it  ;D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 13, 2020, 07:19:28 PM
Keeping the days and themes up to date,

Day 1, 21st March, Easter
Day 2, 22nd March, Mum
Day 3, 23rd March, Under water
Day 4, 24th March, Jungle
Day 5, 25th March, Space
Day 6, 26th March, Birds
Day 7, 27th March, Mr Men
Day 8, 28th March, Transport
Day 9, 29th March, Weave
Day 10, 30th March, Super Heroes
Day 11, 1st April, Food
Day 12, 3rd April, Something from a Book
Day 13, 5th April, Favourite Things
Day 14, 7th April, Balloon artistes Guild Day
Day 15, 9th April, Unicorns

This is what I made for the Uni-Corn theme  ;D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 15, 2020, 10:02:25 AM
The next theme was a positive message, I made the puffed heart with NHS sign.
I think getting the NHS to sit correctly took as long as making the heart.
I called this "Not Everything is Black and White"

I also made my very first Boomerang video with the design.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 16, 2020, 09:38:57 AM
It was then onto Something to Wear, I made a quirky ride in Horse.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 20, 2020, 09:38:57 AM
Keeping the themes up to date,

Day 1, 21st March, Easter
Day 2, 22nd March, Mum
Day 3, 23rd March, Under water
Day 4, 24th March, Jungle
Day 5, 25th March, Space
Day 6, 26th March, Birds
Day 7, 27th March, Mr Men
Day 8, 28th March, Transport
Day 9, 29th March, Weave
Day 10, 30th March, Super Heroes
Day 11, 1st April, Food
Day 12, 3rd April, Something from a Book
Day 13, 5th April, Favourite Things
Day 14, 7th April, Balloon artistes Guild Day
Day 15, 9th April, Unicorns
Day 16, 11th April, Positive Message
Day 17, 13th April, Something to Wear
Day 18, 15th April, Tools

P.S This was not me killing the Unicorn but someone in a cunning disguise  ;D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 23, 2020, 01:20:31 PM
It was then onto Gardens as the theme,
You can still join in if you would like to have a go at one of the challenges,
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBalloonArtistesGuild/

My design for the day was a Paramedic, for all those accidents that occur in the garden.
I mean just look at the poor Unicorn in the above post  ;D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 25, 2020, 04:31:36 PM
Keeping the balloon challenge up to date.

Day 1, 21st March, Easter
Day 2, 22nd March, Mum
Day 3, 23rd March, Under water
Day 4, 24th March, Jungle
Day 5, 25th March, Space
Day 6, 26th March, Birds
Day 7, 27th March, Mr Men
Day 8, 28th March, Transport
Day 9, 29th March, Weave
Day 10, 30th March, Super Heroes
Day 11, 1st April, Food
Day 12, 3rd April, Something from a Book
Day 13, 5th April, Favourite Things
Day 14, 7th April, Balloon artistes Guild Day
Day 15, 9th April, Unicorns
Day 16, 11th April, Positive Message
Day 17, 13th April, Something to Wear
Day 18, 15th April, Tools
Day 19, 17th April, Gardens
Day 20, 19th April, Weddings

I made the Shotgun for my wedding theme.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 27, 2020, 09:23:25 AM
The next theme was History and this was my design for the day.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on April 28, 2020, 09:32:48 AM
Keeping the themes up to date again,

Day 1, 21st March, Easter
Day 2, 22nd March, Mum
Day 3, 23rd March, Under water
Day 4, 24th March, Jungle
Day 5, 25th March, Space
Day 6, 26th March, Birds
Day 7, 27th March, Mr Men
Day 8, 28th March, Transport
Day 9, 29th March, Weave
Day 10, 30th March, Super Heroes
Day 11, 1st April, Food
Day 12, 3rd April, Something from a Book
Day 13, 5th April, Favourite Things
Day 14, 7th April, Balloon artistes Guild Day
Day 15, 9th April, Unicorns
Day 16, 11th April, Positive Message
Day 17, 13th April, Something to Wear
Day 18, 15th April, Tools
Day 19, 17th April, Gardens
Day 20, 19th April, Weddings
Day 21, 21st April, History
Day 22, 23rd April, Earth Day

My design for the day was the Bat.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on May 04, 2020, 06:28:37 PM
The next theme was Video games. I made a game controller.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on May 06, 2020, 09:56:25 AM
The next theme for the challenge was Halloween. And I had just made the Bat for Earth day.
I went with the clown from IT and a mad Pug. These were the two designs that Danielle
and Sally made and I did a variation on them and put together.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on May 07, 2020, 10:11:51 AM
My design for the day, I also got my artwork department to add to the scene  ;D

Day 1, 21st March, Easter
Day 2, 22nd March, Mum
Day 3, 23rd March, Under water
Day 4, 24th March, Jungle
Day 5, 25th March, Space
Day 6, 26th March, Birds
Day 7, 27th March, Mr Men
Day 8, 28th March, Transport
Day 9, 29th March, Weave
Day 10, 30th March, Super Heroes
Day 11, 1st April, Food
Day 12, 3rd April, Something from a Book
Day 13, 5th April, Favourite Things
Day 14, 7th April, Balloon artistes Guild Day
Day 15, 9th April, Unicorns
Day 16, 11th April, Positive Message
Day 17, 13th April, Something to Wear
Day 18, 15th April, Tools
Day 19, 17th April, Gardens
Day 20, 19th April, Weddings
Day 21, 21st April, History
Day 22, 23rd April, Earth Day
Day 23, 27th April, Video Games
Day 24, 29th April, Halloween
Day 25, 1st May, A Day at the Beach
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on May 08, 2020, 12:00:08 PM
It was then onto Sports Day as the theme.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild Challenge
Post by: Graham Lee on May 11, 2020, 10:31:41 PM
Keeping the theme of the days up to date, I made a couple of crowns.

Day 1, 21st March, Easter
Day 2, 22nd March, Mum
Day 3, 23rd March, Under water
Day 4, 24th March, Jungle
Day 5, 25th March, Space
Day 6, 26th March, Birds
Day 7, 27th March, Mr Men
Day 8, 28th March, Transport
Day 9, 29th March, Weave
Day 10, 30th March, Super Heroes
Day 11, 1st April, Food
Day 12, 3rd April, Something from a Book
Day 13, 5th April, Favourite Things
Day 14, 7th April, Balloon artistes Guild Day
Day 15, 9th April, Unicorns
Day 16, 11th April, Positive Message
Day 17, 13th April, Something to Wear
Day 18, 15th April, Tools
Day 19, 17th April, Gardens
Day 20, 19th April, Weddings
Day 21, 21st April, History
Day 22, 23rd April, Earth Day
Day 23, 27th April, Video Games
Day 24, 29th April, Halloween
Day 25, 1st May, A Day at the Beach
Day 26, 4th May, Sports Day
Day 27, 6th May, Glitter and Shiny Things