Ricky makes art in nine minutes. Ricky makes treats including an ice cream pinata, and he has a clever use for baby oil when drawing a bowl of fruit.
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It's a new day.
I'd better get my ninja on.
And my clothes!
Having ninja skills is cool.
As cool as...
the Art Ninja ice cream pinata. Arriba!
It's just as mouthwatering as a real ice cream.
So I'm going to start with a nice big bit of card.
And I'm going to draw out my ice cream shape.
Some nice, round, bubbly ice cream.
The chocolate stick there.
And then complete the cone.
A pinata is a decorated container that you hit to release sweets.
But you know that, right?
I'm using quite thick card here,
as I want getting those sweets out to be a bit of a challenge.
I'm going to need two of these.
So I ninja another one.
I've cut some strips of card.
They're about ten centimetres in width.
And these are going to be the sides of my ice cream.
I'm putting them together using sticky tape.
Going to start from that little edge there.
You don't want to use too much tape, as then it might be too strong
and you won't be able to get any sweets out of it.
And now I'm starting to go around the top of the ice cream,
so I'm just curling around these pieces of card
to help them bend round those parts.
If you're finding this bit quite tricky,
just get someone to give you a hand.
Now, before I put on the other side,
I need to make a hole so I can hang it up.
So I put a bit of clay down to protect the table.
Get some string here, pop it through,
and I'm going to tie a nice big knot
so it doesn't slide back through the hole I've made.
There we go.
Now I can stick on the top piece.
We're not going all the way round the top of this chocolate stick,
cos that's going to be where I put the sweets in.
I've left a little flap here to open and close.
And now I can decorate it,
with some tissue paper.
I've cut it into strips
and I'm going to make them into repeated patterns.
So we fold it in half, half again...
In half again.
Just going to cut round one end to make it curved.
And this yellow one will become the ice cream cone.
And I folded this so that when I unravel it
I've got the same pattern going all the way along.
And now I'm going to do a similar thing with the other two colours,
but a slightly different pattern.
This is going to give me a nice wavy line for some sauce.
Last, and certainly not least,
the white is going to become the ice cream.
Cut some slits up the side of it, about halfway up.
Lovely fluffy ice cream.
I need loads of these to cover my ice cream.
So I ninja some more.
I'm going to start with the yellow
as that's going to be my ice cream cone.
As I stick these down I'm overlapping them
to give a feathered effect.
OK, now I'm going to move on to the ice cream.
I want it to be lower at one end, so it looks like it's spiralling round.
Time to add some strawberry sauce.
And I'm sticking these down between the layers of the ice cream.
I've got some brown tissue paper for the chocolate.
As I'm sticking this down I'm creasing it
to give it the texture of chocolate.
Remember, you don't want to seal this bit.
Now I can fill it full of sweets.
Now I can hang it up.
I'm off to go and get something to hit it with.
Time to hit the pinata.
Don't fancy an ice cream?
Here are some other sweet designs.
A lovely flamingo.
And a beautiful beehive,
complete with buzzy bees.
Here's something equally tasty.
But I wouldn't eat it.
What can I help you with?
Ricky, can you make art with a mirror?
I can't see myself doing that, not today.
Hey, it's Sam and Mark.
No wind-ups, all right?
We just wondered if you could make something out of these eggs.
Oh... I knew it was a rubber egg!
Anyway, I can't make anything with this. Are you having a laugh?
That's kind of what we do.
What have these guys got?
Ricky, can you make art with this oil?
I choose you.
What are your names?
I am Emily.
And I am Lilian.
Nice to meet you, guys. And where are you from?
I'm going to grab a few more things.
I'll be right back.
I've got a piece of paper, a couple of bowls and some cotton buds,
and a little bit of kitchen towel. Let's put that over there.
And I've also got some colouring pencils and a pen,
cos I'm going to do a still life of this bowl of fruit.
So I'm going to start by drawing a sketchy line drawing of the bowl.
So, do you guys like to do art?
What kind of thing do you do?
I drew a wolf, once.
A wolf is my favourite animal.
When you're drawing still life, it's always important to look
more at your subject than you do at your paper.
It's all about studying it.
Now, I'm using pen to do my sketch,
and you'll find out why later.
OK, guys, do you want to see how the sketch is looking so far?
Here you go.
You think it looks good now?
Well, it's going to look even better when I've added some colour.
That is art!
These are just normal colouring pencils,
and I'm just going to scruffily add some colour.
What fruit should I do next?
Why don't I try and do both?
Double handed colouring!
Starting with the lighter colour on the orange,
and I'm just giving the bottom parts of the grapes a little bit of shadow
there, and I'm going to come back with the lighter one on that one.
OK, I'm going to go back to one-handed.
Going to add some darker orange.
And I'm just really sketchily doing it,
because I've got a trick up my sleeve with that oil.
So I'm adding a lot of different colours that you wouldn't
think you'd find on here.
But if you look very closely, there are little bits of blue
and purple in parts of the pineapple.
It's surprising what colours are hiding in there.
You're doing it so arty!
I'm really hoping it's going to be pretty cool.
So now I've coloured in my picture with pencils,
it's time to use the oil.
This oil is not for babies today.
I'm going to use little cotton buds.
I'm going to dip it in the oil,
get the excess oil off,
and then I'm going to start fading and blending in the colours.
All the separate sketchy colours are now blending in,
all nice and smooth,
giving it a lovely paint effect.
And when I'm changing colours,
I'm using either the other end of the cotton bud
or a new cotton bud, so you don't smudge the colours together.
And the reason I used a permanent pen earlier
is because the oil doesn't make the ink run.
So I'm making my way down the pineapple now.
And all the other sort of colours you wouldn't expect to see there
are blending in nicely to create shadows and some highlights.
Now I'm just finishing up by just blending in the bowl.
OK, girls, are you ready to see it?
What do you make of this?
It's really cool!
Do you know what? I'm so happy with it,
I think it deserves a frame.
So, what would you guys give it out of 10?
We give it a bunch of tens!
Oh, like a bunch of grapes!
I "vitamin C" what you did there!
Thanks for your suggestion, guys. You've been awesome! Bye-bye!
Now go to the website, and get YOUR ninja on!
Ricky makes art in nine minutes. Ricky makes treats including an ice cream pinata, and he has a clever use for baby oil when drawing a bowl of fruit with the ninja apprentices.