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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving Art by finkdaddy (#8 restarted, this one's a biter)
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Art by finkdaddy (#8 restarted, this one's a biter)
Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-06-08 3:01 pm   Permalink

You computer chops are definately improving. What program are you using?

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-06-08 11:26 pm   Permalink

Cool Finky. Looks like someone has found a cure for the Monday Blues. Aint that what tiki is all about?
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BambooPrincess
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Posted: 2005-06-09 04:01 am   Permalink

Great job! Finkdaddy,
I am still working on my first, I already burned out a dremel.....I need to get some tools....Anyone know what tools I should get to start off with?My first piece is only about 18 inches long and 7 inches around. I don't know about using a box knife.......they seem dangerous



 
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-06-09 09:26 am   Permalink

Thanks everybody! There is a huge amount of learning I have to do on this stuff. Eventually it will look real (or surreal), but right now you're just seeing my test stuff. On this one I was trying to make a realistic forest. Oh well, maybe next time. I also wanted to import a figure from a different program. That's the girl you see there. She only looks good because she's so far away. I have a lot to learn.

Raffer, this pic I created in Bryce, but the girl was done in Poser. I have some other software too, so eventually I can do some pretty neat stuff. Even some animation, but that's a ways off.

Mahalo everyone!
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Posted: 2005-06-09 10:46 am   Permalink

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Wow, FD, this is a great start. In fact, you could easily make a great image from the elements you have there already. Work out your composition on paper a bit (tiki a little closer, move to right [centered is no good], then change your lighting to sunset [more moody], replace the snow-capped mtn with an erupting volcano. Add a couple tiki torches with flames to light the tiki and voila - 3D tiki masterpiece!

I'm actually doing my very first 3D tiki scene right now and it's hard even with 14 years 3D art experience. The 3D software on the market is really more suited to regular, mechanical, hard-surface models, and doing things like randomized plants and landscape is still difficult. If you don't want to make your own, Google for free 3D plant models and you'll find a few. Sometimes it's fun to just doodle with object placement without all the modeling and texturing to slow you down. Then you can perfect your lighting and composition and if you get something you really like, you can always go in and replace some weaker models with some nice ones.

Good luck!
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-06-09 12:00 pm   Permalink

Thanks T-B, I was thinking the same thing. I'll try a volcano pic next!

A small progress pic of #5. Lots to go yet, but I'm gonna start the head dress next.





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Posted: 2005-06-09 12:28 pm   Permalink

NICE!
Reminds me of my dog when someone's at the door


 
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Posted: 2005-06-09 8:38 pm   Permalink

He is Looking SOO Goood and crisp. Nice

 
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The Sperm Whale
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Posted: 2005-06-09 8:56 pm   Permalink

Finkdaddy-
Your work is great!!! I really like the Teeth in every Tiki you have done so far. Keep up the good work!!


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-06-09 9:18 pm   Permalink

This one looks decidedly uncivilized. He definitely belongs on a chain!
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kirby
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Posted: 2005-06-09 11:37 pm   Permalink

lookin good fink cant wait to see it done..

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-06-11 04:58 am   Permalink

cool man

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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Posted: 2005-06-11 10:09 am   Permalink

YOu're quite the artist on many levels, my friend.

THat carving is looking TOP NOTCH - an excellent piece already even without the headress.
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Thanatos
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Posted: 2005-06-11 10:50 am   Permalink

Looking great! Love the teeth

 
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-06-11 11:40 am   Permalink

Thats coming along very nice .Love the teeth on this guy.

 
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