Author Topic: Pokemon Go  (Read 1311 times)

Graham Lee

  • FiveStars
  • *****
  • Posts: 22793
    • View Profile
    • http://www.grahamleesmagic.co.uk/
Pokemon Go
« on: July 20, 2016, 07:21:08 PM »
We were having a play at the city of London jam last night where a few Pikachu's were made.
I decided to have a play today, I prefer a four bubble roll through for the head.
This is two 260's and a small 160 black scrap for his nose.
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk

magirob

  • FiveStars
  • *****
  • Posts: 1363
    • View Profile
    • http://www.bowtieballoonguy.co.uk/
Re: Pikachu
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 10:56:48 AM »
I was having a play yesterday too, mine is not very good for linework
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »

Graham Lee

  • FiveStars
  • *****
  • Posts: 22793
    • View Profile
    • http://www.grahamleesmagic.co.uk/
Re: Pikachu
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 12:13:06 PM »
Quote from: "magirob"
mine is not very good for linework
What is this linework you talk of Rob, I have heard this phrase before.
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk

magirob

  • FiveStars
  • *****
  • Posts: 1363
    • View Profile
    • http://www.bowtieballoonguy.co.uk/
Re: Pikachu
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 12:32:41 PM »
Quote from: "Graham Lee"
Quote from: "magirob"
mine is not very good for linework
What is this linework you talk of Rob, I have heard this phrase before.
It's where you sit in a class during detention and copy out the lines "I must not make balloons during class" 1000 times.
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »

magirob

  • FiveStars
  • *****
  • Posts: 1363
    • View Profile
    • http://www.bowtieballoonguy.co.uk/
Re: Pikachu
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 12:33:30 PM »
I know he's not a Pikachu but he IS a Pokemon, its Bulbasaur
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »

magirob

  • FiveStars
  • *****
  • Posts: 1363
    • View Profile
    • http://www.bowtieballoonguy.co.uk/
Pokemon Go
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2016, 09:55:06 AM »
Pokemon seem to have taken over the world at the moment so I have been having a play around with some different Pokemon designs.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2016, 03:51:11 PM by magirob »

magirob

  • FiveStars
  • *****
  • Posts: 1363
    • View Profile
    • http://www.bowtieballoonguy.co.uk/
Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2016, 03:46:48 PM »
One more from me :D

This one is called Eevee
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »

Graham Lee

  • FiveStars
  • *****
  • Posts: 22793
    • View Profile
    • http://www.grahamleesmagic.co.uk/
Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2016, 04:35:41 PM »
I made another Pikachu,
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »
"Lets Improve Our Art"
Balloon Excellence 2012 Award Winner
For Services to the Balloon Community.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
http://www.sempertexballoons.co.uk

Danny the Idiot

  • FiveStars
  • *****
  • Posts: 1921
    • View Profile
    • http://www.dannytheidiot.com
Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2016, 05:48:36 PM »
[attachment=0:1vheixav]Pikachu.jpg[/attachment:1vheixav]
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »
Danny Schlesinger
Balloon Excellence Award Winner
http://http://www.CircoRidiculoso.com
http://http://www.DannyTheIdiot.com
Follow me on Twitter at @danny_the_idiot

davidordieres

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 6
    • View Profile
    • http://www.milenglobos.com
Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2016, 09:30:49 AM »
Hi boys! We realize this photoshoot last week, I loved it!
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »

Imagine we could do anything with balloons
http://http://www.milenglobos.com

davidordieres

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 6
    • View Profile
    • http://www.milenglobos.com
Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2016, 09:32:08 AM »
And more!
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »

Imagine we could do anything with balloons
http://http://www.milenglobos.com

zozoo

  • TwoStars
  • **
  • Posts: 144
    • View Profile
Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2016, 08:47:28 AM »
Quote from: "davidordieres"
And more!


Morning everyone. I don't know ANYTHING about Pokemon but I've been asked for them during line work so I decided to try and come up with something. Would you say my Pikachu design was recognisable as Pikachu or not? It was nice and quick to do. Also davidordiers or anyone in the know could you please tell me the name of the little purple berry looking one in your photo? Thank you :)
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »

MisterShuffles

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: Pokemon Go Pikachu Variation
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2016, 04:59:51 AM »
There is one fairly quick way to do a pikachu that you folks might find of use, though it might be a wee bit more expensive too.

What I found makes for an effective Pikachu is a max of 3-4 balloons.  2 yellow 321(?) Bee Body Balloons, and the same shade of yellow 260Q to go with them.  I havn't any photos of them to upload at the present time, but I think description will suffice.

You take a yellow beebody.  The type with the black tip.  Inflate it half way, then pinch the nozzle closed.  I usually do this while seated or on bent knee.. and using my knee for support I force the air right to the very end of the black part.  They are almost always tough enough to accept it.  Tie it about an inch or two past the black, then re-inflate it again, far as you can for the trunk of the body.

Repeat for the other ear, but blow up the remainder after the knot, so its comfortably round, perhaps half the body length.

Simply twirl the ears around each other and around the head and body piece a few times so that it would be rather tricky to undo them, then take the yellow 260q and inflate it near all the way, and knot it.
Figure eight the first half, with a bubble in the middle of the 8 to form two curved 'feet'.  Then zig-zag the leftover into its trademark tail.

The build can be modified further to have two bubbles in the trunk, so you can attach arms, or you could do as I generally do, and use a marker to draw a pair of paws on its belly.

Then a brown marker for its back and the tail base, a black marker for its eyes, and facial expressions, and of course either a red marker for the cheeks, or like I sometimes do for a nicer coloring, though its sort of a quick cheat, is I buy stickers from the local dollar store under stationary.  I can obtain them in colorized packs of rows of red, blue yellow and green on each sheet.  Two red ones, on the sides, and a black marker drawn around the very edge.  Of course the marker can be peeled off, but some kids like it since it looks more uniform and brightly colored.

Entire build time once you get it down pat?  Under 2 minutes easy.  

I also found adding a basic helmet hat to the mix is handy too.  Simply attach 160's or 260's at the neck and tail, for hands and 'feet'.  Wrap it around a hat.  Adjust the head to look forwards and up accordingly, and it looks like a Pikachu riding around on one's head.  Could liven the hat up a bit too.  Baseball cap ala Ash Ketchem perhaps.  For doing linework, it makes for a great 'kid magnet' at times.

If you shorten the part where its black at the tips, since all the way to the end is excessively long, and then trim the remainder,  you wind up with a better looking ear at the expense of a bit of head and body size, but not so big a problem.  A little bubble right behind the ears on each of them or even two, will also allow you greater control of them, and be able to position them around or effect.  One ear up and one down, slanted forwards, or behind the head pointing towards the tail as if its running.

I've been trying some other pokemon too, though sometimes it feels like I am making a wasted effort.

I built a fantastic (I thought) dragonite that was fairly sizeable.  Yet people either said 'Oh, look.  A Charlizard' or 'Huh.. cool I suppose' and just paid it almost no attention.  Though I did get a few comments yesterday when I made a 'DeadPool' character.

But I'll keep plugging away at it.

I'd be curious to see if we ever get a pokemon go contest running, for to see who can come up with variations of the various pokemon, and score them, for detail, speed and content.  

Let me know if you lot think my version of Pikachu is viable, or if it is a waste of expensive balloon.

I find the 321 BeeBody yellow also makes an excellent Minion head.  Even has its own 'hair' sticking up.

Then its just overhaul's, gloves, boots and mask.

Shuffles
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »

MisterShuffles

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 10:00:06 AM »
Here are a few pictures of pokemon I have created in the last while too.

Some of them are a bit too elaborate, but I mainly use them for 'draws'
in the hopes of getting interest, and for photo opportunities, with a 'digital business card' in the background.

The overall photos from the camera were on average 4 and a half megs each for some reason, so I had
to have them re-sized with an online compressor.  The quality has suffered a little bit, but atleast they
are uploadable this way.

Comments and critiques welcome!

Shuffles
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »

magirob

  • FiveStars
  • *****
  • Posts: 1363
    • View Profile
    • http://www.bowtieballoonguy.co.uk/
Re: Pokemon Go
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2016, 10:20:07 AM »
I managed to catch a balloon Rattata on my phone app
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by Guest »