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I'm Ricky, I live in Bristol.
I work as an animator, which is lucky, because I love art.
I live for art. I even dream of art.
I draw, I paint, I make things.
I hang out with my mates, Gavin, Rich and Sarah.
-Most importantly, I make ninja moves.
Some people call me the...
Today I'll show you how to make a sock dispenser that's pretty sweet.
There's anarchic art with Westwood-inspired punk patches,
and we get in a flap with this
animation that will send you barking.
Because today it's...
Day of the Fashion.
It's a new day. I'd better get my ninja on.
And my clothes!
Are you not going to congratulate me?
For what, wearing ridiculous clothing?
I think not. Catch you later.
I can't un-see that.
If I don't ask him what he's up to, he won't go away.
Oh, he's gone.
It doesn't get weirder than that.
The winner of Bristol's best dressed personality has been announced,
and it's Gavin.
-The annoying best mate of the Art Ninja.
So, things do get weirder.
I can't believe Gavin won.
Now I've got a much better idea of something you can do with fashion.
It's the Art Ninja gumball sock dispenser.
I've got a big bit of card here.
And with a pen and a ruler,
I'm going to draw out the main shapes that make my sock dispenser.
I'm starting by drawing the front.
I'm just going to draw a little door here for where the socks
are going to roll out. And the back.
This is going to be my little ramp for the socks to roll down.
And as the bit that holds my socks is going to be made from recycled
salad bowls, I'm going to draw around it to make sure it fits.
I'm also drawing around this tube in the same place
on the front and the back.
Now, I need to cut these out, but I'm going to use my ninja skills.
Here is the back of my dispenser.
I'm going to make some sides using a long piece of card.
Put some masking tape underneath
the back and then lay my edge next to it,
folding it up at a right angle.
Once it's stuck nicely, fold it round the edges.
Some more masking tape to hold it in place.
Fold round the other edge.
I really want to make these bits of tape as neat as possible as they
will become details better.
Now I'm going to put in the ramp.
And when the socks drop down, this will help them roll out.
While I've got this open,
I'm going to make the spindle which is the turn-y bit.
For that I'm going to use a cardboard tube.
And I've got some pieces of card that I've doubled up
and wrapped in masking tape so they're nice and thick.
I'm going to glue these on the side of my spindle with some strong glue.
You'll need three of these.
And I'm going to hold them in place with some masking tape.
And I'm making sure I'm sticking these down equally spaced.
Into the hole there.
Then I'm going to pop on the front.
And I'm going to hold this in place with some masking tape.
There we go. Now I'm going to put on the top.
That's the main body of my sock dispenser.
The little turn-y bit going in there.
I'm going to give it a lick of paint.
I'm using red. If you're doing this at home,
make sure you put down some paper to protect your surfaces.
I'm painting the main body but I'm leaving these masked off pieces as
they're going to be painted silver.
Painting the ramp on the inside.
Now I'm going to move onto the silver.
Because the masking tape isn't painted, the silver shows up better.
I'm also painting the spindle silver.
Now the paint is dry, I'm adding some details with a black pen.
I'm making these areas of silver paint look like strips of metal.
I'm doing that by adding little circles that look like rivets.
All right, now it's time to make the clear ball that holds the socks.
I'm making it from two recycled salad bowls.
I've cut the bottom off one right to the edge
and to the inner ridge on this one.
You might want to ask an adult to help you cut these because
plastic can be quite sharp.
I'm going to stick these together with some strong glue.
I'm going to glue it to the top of my dispenser.
Make sure it's straight.
I've got a couple of silver lids here that I'm going to glue onto the
ends of my roll. Now it's time to add some socks.
Maybe a few more.
I've also made a lid from card circles and masking tape.
Right, let's see if it works.
Can't decide what socks to wear?
Let this little gadget decide for you.
You don't have to make this gumball sock dispenser.
I predict that you could make this mystical fortune-telling dispenser.
Turn the handle to predict your future.
Or how about this alien dispenser?
It's a real space saver.
I'm so annoyed at the Bristol Best Dressed thing.
It should have been me.
I'm going to write a strongly-worded e-mail to the organisers.
That'll show 'em.
Oh, who's that?
Oh, hey, Sarah, what are you doing here?
I was a judge for Bristol's Best Dressed Personality.
I think we might have made a terrible mistake.
That is an incredible look.
-What are calling it?
The Paint Pot?
I need to call the other judges.
-They need to hear about this.
-Oh, this is so now!
I can't believe they think the Paint Pot is fashionable.
Call that style?
Are you one of the judges for Bristol's Best Dressed Personality?
No, I'm the famous fashion designer,
Dame Vivienne Westwood and I've been dressing Britain for years.
I do beg your pardon, Dame Vivienne.
I became famous during the punk rock era
and helped come up with the look.
In one of my fashion creations, I even used a toilet flush!
Punks are all about doing what you want.
A bit like this.
Could you design something from me?
You'll have to join the queue, I'm afraid.
Well, I guess I'll have to design something myself then.
Exactly. Bye, Ricky.
-Don't be a fashion victim.
-Bye, Dame Vivienne.
Right, in Vivienne Westwood's honour,
I'm going to design some punk patches.
I'm going to start by cutting out three squares from these old jeans.
You can pick up some cheaply from a charity shop.
I'm going to fray my patches to give them a punk look.
I'm just grabbing the threads and pulling them out until the edges are
distressed. The great thing about this is, you don't have to be too
neat, you can distress it as much as you like.
I've got myself some white paint
and I'm going to roughly paint across each of my patches
in a kind of a anarchic zigzag pattern.
It will really make my designs pop.
Here we go.
While these are drying,
I'll get some print outs to transfer onto my punk patches.
There's Gav, a unicorn, and a guitar.
And I've printed out the word "cool" but the letters are backwards.
We'll get to that in a minute.
Using a ruler, I'm just going to tear out these shapes here,
because I want the edges to be straight but a little bit rough.
And on this one, I'm going to tear it a bit rougher with my fingertips.
This one, some scissors to give a zigzag design.
I'm going to glue my pictures onto my patches face down.
I'm using lots of PVA here.
Lots of PVA over the top.
I want these to be perfectly flat to my patch.
It might seem a bit strange but all will be revealed.
Right, now for the letters.
You'll need to print them out back to front
so that when you transfer them, they'll be round the right way.
If you're using multiple layers, the transfer that you want to be on top,
you need to put down first.
Put Gav over the top. Bye, Gavin.
I could wait for these to dry but I'm going to use my ninja skills.
Using a little bowl of water,
I'm just going to wet my fingers and then rub the paper.
You don't want to rub too viciously
because it will rub away the ink as well. What it does is,
it rubs away the paper but leaves behind the ink from the printout.
It's like magic.
I can see Gav's face emerging.
A little tip here is to use some baby oil
because it makes any remaining paper go see through
and it makes the colours really vibrant.
Now that one's done, I need to do the same technique on the other two.
But I'm going to use my ninja skills.
There we go. Check 'em out!
And these patches, I'm going to add to my backpack
using safety pins just like Vivienne Westwood.
Be careful if you're using safety pins because they can be sharp.
I think Vivienne would love this technique and I bet she'd love these
I think I've got this fashion designer thing...nailed.
My new look, the Paint Pot,
is getting loads of likes.
Everyone's wearing the Paint Pot.
Who'd have thought my look would go viral?
It's clearly moved a lot of people.
Something else that moves is this picture.
That's because it's animated.
Oh, you all right, mate?
-What's that you've got there?
-This is Gary's diary.
Look, I'll show you.
He ran around a tree.
He ran over the field.
He did a cartwheel over a stream.
He jumped on a trampoline.
Then he was abducted by aliens!
Don't worry, mate, it's just an animation.
So, to make this animation,
you'll need some paper and some scraps of paper, a dark pen,
some masking tape, a camera, and if you like, a Gary.
You can put it together in just three ninja moves.
Ninja move number one.
You need to draw out a nice big scene.
This can be anything you like.
Ninja move number two.
Now to draw your character inside your scene.
Once you've drawn it, grab a piece of paper and hide your character and
tape a little bit of masking tape along one end so you have a bit of
flapping paper. Now, draw your next frame of animation on this flap.
Once you've finished it, flap it over and draw the scenery behind the
flap over the top so it's hidden.
Now you have to do this for every single frame of the animation.
Your animated character can do
anything you like, literally anything.
Ninja move number three.
Now I've drawn the frames and all of my flaps and to keep things
interesting, I've made them flap over in different directions.
Now it's time to shoot your animation.
This bit can be a little bit tricky.
You might need to get a friend to help you but take your time here.
What you really want here is a nice smooth video.
OK, so we've shot all our fold outs flipping over,
we've speeded it up a little bit.
I think it's time to take a look at our mini masterpiece.
Oh, yeah, what did you think of that?
It's really good.
-Oh, hi, Dad.
-Well, do you notice anything different?
-Have you clipped your nose hair?
-No, it's my clothes.
I'm wearing the Paint Pot.
Oh, that's what it is.
Yeah, yeah, it's a good attempt.
Hi, Ricky, it's your mum.
Have you seen your dad?
He's made a right mess in the house.
-I saw your picture in the news.
You're quite a style icon.
And there's plenty more art to come in that fashion.
The Grand Master embraces style with a woven bracelet.
You need sheer skill to recycle tights to make greetings cards and
you turn trash to style treasure for a cover shoot like no other.
Anyway, got to go.
Wait till I see your dad, he's in trouble.
See him? You can't miss him!
I wonder if the ninja apprentices are wearing the Paint Pot.
Maybe it hasn't caught on yet.
Hey, it's Lauren and David from Got What It Takes.
Ricky, have you got what it takes to make art with a microphone?
No, but I can sing a note that will break this glass.
HE SINGS NOTE OUT OF TUNE
-Oh, it's plastic.
-Maybe you should stick to art!
Oh, it's a bad line.
Ricky, what can you make with a remote control?
Sorry, I can't channel any ideas right now.
Hey, what have these guys got?
Ricky, can you make art with a pair of old tights?
It's a bit of a stretch but why not? I choose you.
-So, what are your names?
-Nice to meet you, guys.
-And where are you from?
-We're from Kent.
Well, it's a great suggestion. Let me just go and grab some bits.
I've got the tights, I've got some glue,
a couple of paints and some bits of paper.
We'll get onto that in a moment.
Some card and a stapler.
I'm going to start by stapling these pieces of cardboard together
to make a frame.
I see a lot of art behind you guys.
What's that long green one at the top?
It's a football pitch I made.
Oh, nice, good stuff.
I'm just going to cut the foot off one leg of the tights.
I'm going to cut down it to make a flat piece of material.
I'm going to be using the tights to make a screen print.
So now I've got the material like that,
I'm going to stretch it out and staple it around my frame.
Let me stretch it round.
It's a little bit fiddly so you might need to ask for some help.
And obviously ask somebody if you can use their old tights!
I'm making sure that it's stretched nice and tightly over the frame
otherwise the screen print won't work.
OK, I've got one frame but for my screen print I'm going to need two,
so I'm going to ninja another one. Ya!
-And people say I have no style.
I've got a picture of an ice cream here that I printed out and I'm
going to use that to create my screen print.
I'm going to trace around the cone
and the chocolate stick onto the tights.
What's your favourite ice cream?
Mint choc chip.
Mint choc chip? That's a good flavour, and a lovely colour.
-Chocolate ice cream.
On this first frame,
I've drawn around the cone and the chocolate stick.
Now I'm going to move on and do the ice cream on this second frame.
The reason I'm using two frames is because I use different colours for
different parts of the picture.
OK. Right, now I've got myself some PVA,
I'm going to paint around the outside of the shapes I've drawn.
I've got a tray to protect the table.
Cos it gets quite sticky.
I'm using the glue to block the holes in the tights -
so make sure the glue is nice and thick.
I'm going to paint all the way up to the edges.
I'm doing the same with the other one,
painting glue around the shapes that I've drawn.
There we go. If I can screen print, I need these to dry,
so I'm going to use my ninja skills.
-Nice and dry.
And where there's no glue is where
the paint will go through the tights to print the picture.
So I've got a piece of folded card here.
I'll put my cone and chocolate stick over the top.
I'm going to add some yellow to the top.
Using a piece of card as a squeegee, I'll spread it down.
Make sure you hold still and keep the pressure on
so the paint goes through the tights.
Carefully peel that away.
Now I'm going to add on the ice cream.
Carefully lining it up with the cone.
It's best to do this when it's dry.
So it's strawberry ice cream, I guess.
I'm pushing the paint through the tights again.
Yes! Do you want to see it?
-I've made an ice cream greetings card.
And the great thing about using a screen print is you can make
loads of copies.
So, what would you score it?
We give it a ten.
It was a great suggestion.
Wow. I'm so fashionable, it hurts.
Hey, Gav, are you here to get restyled as the Paint Pot as well?
The Paint Pot look is already so last week.
So last week?
It only started this morning.
Wow, fashion moves fast.
So, if that's out, what's in?
We can work on that but first, let's get our catwalk on.
CAMERA SHUTTERS CLICK
Gav, the catwalk loves us!
Now you just need to find a new look.
Here's a quick art tip of how to draw a washing line.
To start, draw the poles and they're going to need anchors in the ground
and that's where they're going to come from.
These poles are very, very thin long rectangles.
I'm going to draw them leaning away from each other.
A little tie on either of them.
That's where the washing line is going to hang.
I'm going to have it sagging in the middle like this
because, of course, it's holding heavy, wet clothes.
A couple of pegs. A couple here, too.
Now I get to draw the clothes. I'm going to start with a T-shirt.
With two sleeves either side, it's kind of like a fat-bodied T.
And the collar and details there for the sleeves.
A pair of trousers. Two legs.
Draw the pocket details in. Tops.
Of course, the flies. How about some trendy turn ups?
There we go. A pair of Y-fronts.
That kind of shape.
It's really the detail that defines each of these garments.
Now a couple of socks.
There we go. There's a quick art tip on how to draw a washing line.
-New look sorted.
I don't think you'll find anybody but you wearing that.
-It's the Grand Master!
I'm OK, man.
You're looking very...
That's the number 2018 to enlightenment.
Organic adornment for your carpus.
A woven bracelet for your wrist.
Let's do this!
Grab three straws, dude, and wrap sticky tape around one end.
Get some wool.
Tie a knot around one of the straws
and start weaving the wool between them.
Keep weaving back and forth, dudes.
When you fancy a change, cut off the wool and add another colour.
Just tie it to the last one, dudes.
Carry on weaving.
Do as many colours as you like, man.
Cut off the wool, then grab a skewer and three lengths of wool.
Poke a piece through each straw with the skewer.
Tie off this end.
Carefully slide the wool off the straws.
Tie off this end. And tie the ends together!
Yeah, vogue, dudes.
That's a number 2018 complete.
Check it out!
Thanks, Grand Master.
I am most enlightened.
I can't believe the Grand Master has his finger on the fashion pulse.
Me, too. Remember, I am Bristol's Best Dressed Personality after all.
Bye then. How am I going to get my fashion mojo back?
I guess I don't need this any more.
-Hey, Ricky. Great pout.
-My Paint Pot look went viral and now Gav says it's over.
That's a bit dramatic. Meet me at the photography studio,
-I think I might be able to help you out.
-I'll see you there!
Better not forget this little accessory.
I see you've ditched the Paint Pot look?
Yeah, I thought I'd go with this fashion classic.
Maybe it's in fashion at the skate park but not on the catwalk.
This is Adnan, he's going to help you get your fashion mojo back.
Well, in that case, lovely to meet you.
Adnan is a top fashion designer.
He uses unusual materials to make couture clothes.
Well, Adnan, you're the guy to get me back on the fashion map
but first, we're going to get our ninja on.
Strike a pose. And a pose.
And a pose.
So, if I wanted to start my own fashion label,
the House of Art Ninja, what materials would I need to buy?
None. I like to make clothes out of recycled materials.
I've made a paperclip dress over there...
..a plastic bag dress.
Would you mind getting some of that recycling from over there
-for me, please?
This is tricky.
We need to open these boxes.
-Can you cut some long strips for me, please?
-Sarah, I need eight of these.
So, what are we going to do with these?
Well, we're going to build a cage around this mannequin.
So grab a strip, get a pin,
and just pin it in like that.
It doesn't look much like a piece of clothing.
You haven't seen anything yet.
It's looking good. So, what's next?
We're going to make a ninja spinner.
There you go. I'm going to need a load of these, Ricky.
All right, I'll just ninja some more.
Wow, that's great!
You get some colour on this and I'm going to help Sarah.
-Let's get some colour on it.
Great! Here's a finishing touch.
Let's get you in the outfit.
While Ricky's getting changed, let's get this camera warmed up.
Love this one from recycled fabrics.
And a recycled paperclip dress.
Nice! That's it, work it.
Wonderful. Nice one.
Come on, Ricky, it's your turn. I can't wait to see it.
I am fashion!
Come on, then, give us your best poses.
The fashionistas are going to love this.
Give me fox.
Show me squirrel.
Give it some ninja.
Finally, I've got my style mojo back.
It's time to strut this stuff on the catwalk of life.
Real cool, Ricks, real cool.
The fashion industry moves so fast, it's hard to keep up.
I never want to be a fashionista again.
-Nice pyjamas. Check out that bedtime look!
-This is so now!
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