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AlienTIKI Traditional, Midcentury Polypop and a couple marqs
KAHAKA
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Posted: 2007-11-29 12:14 pm   Permalink

I second what everyone else has said. Awesome stuff!!!!!

 
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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2007-11-30 2:06 pm   Permalink

Big Mahalos for all the kind words Benzart, babalu and KAHAKA. It fuels my creativity sometimes.

Here's some close ups of the tattoos for JohnnyP.
The person who commissioned this Tiki is a surfer, a real waterman. This guy is always at the beach if the sun is shinning. Hell, he surfs on rainy days too. So I thought I'd put a turtle and a surfer on his Tiki.




Still shinny. One more coat and then I'm gonna do some antiquing on it. The little holes are from the bugs that spelled the demise of this giant earpod tree. Lucky for me they vacated the wood before I carved it.

Mahalo for looking.


 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-11-30 3:01 pm   Permalink

Alientiki - Sweet tattoos! you have my attention when
you combine surf & tiki. This customer gentlemen
is going to melt. You have some very impressive carves going
on Aleintiki.


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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2008-03-16 6:11 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Seeksurf.

Here is Lono carved from mango. He's about 18 inches tall and without finish.

Mahalo for looking.




my blog

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tikifreak1
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From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2008-03-16 7:05 pm   Permalink

Very cool Alien, I like this guy a lot!!

 
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Tahitiki
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From: San Jose
Posted: 2008-03-16 7:56 pm   Permalink

Sweet Tiki, spin-it so we can see more of it!!!

 
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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2008-03-17 01:35 am   Permalink

Mahalos tikifreak1 and Tahitiki.
This Lono was carved from a half round peice of mango the back is flat. I don't have many pictures and this guy is already on his way to his new home at a hotrod shop in Californ-eye-ay.

Here in this earlier progress pic you can see the side better.


Mahalos for looking.


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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-03-17 04:58 am   Permalink

Nice work there Alientiki, and lots of cool stuff on your blog spot too.
Keep showing your goodies.


 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-03-17 2:50 pm   Permalink

He looks fantastic! Long time no here.

 
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2008-03-17 5:14 pm   Permalink

Sweet stuff Alien. How come you bean gone so long? This guy is great. I see a lot of the moves you used on my pendant in there. Classic stuff. You've really got these guys nailed. Must be something in the water.....

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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-03-17 5:20 pm   Permalink

Alien, I really Love your Retro/traditional look you gave this Lono and the Depth mof detail is Excellent. Lucky surfer dude who gets this!
I've carved Mango before and it's a Sweet carving wood and Beautiful too, I'd love to see him with a finish applied.
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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2008-08-05 1:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-03-17 17:14, GMAN wrote:
Sweet stuff Alien. How come you bean gone so long?



Sorry Gman I should have answered you a long time ago. I still lurk here but I don't much post original work anymore. I didn't like to see people copying me when I do this for a living. I now realize that it can't be avoided and it's just a messy part of the business that I have to deal with or get out of the business. So I'm gonna start posting work again.

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On 2008-03-17 17:20, Benzart wrote:
I'd love to see him with a finish applied.



Sorry Ben, I wish I had more pic's. The buyer had to get on a plane and he took the item before I could snap more pic's.

Tang carved of earpod. Still needs some more tattoos. This earpod is a two tone wood with a dark heart. The white meat has some worming holes.







Thanks for Looking.



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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2008-08-05 2:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-08-05 13:41, AlienTiki wrote:

..So I'm gonna start posting work again..




Glad to hear it Alien! Youre not alone in facing that particular dilemma; having good, original ideas pinched by others is a very real risk that we face in showing/selling online, but then keeping yourself/your work hidden from the adoring masses does no favours either.
This threat can be used to ones advantage however by making a pact with yourself to work even harder at creating the best, most exciting and original work possible. The way I look at it, even if someone is making a concerted effort to copy your work theyre always going to be one step behind if you keep moving fast enough..

*Besides which, havent you seen the support that the Ohana gives to those artists whose work has been blatently plagurised? Copy-cats soon come begging for forgiveness & promising to change their wicked ways..

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Looking forward to seeing your updates!

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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2008-08-06 7:11 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tama. I appreciate the words of encouragement. I'll be posting some new carvings real soon.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-07 02:47 am   Permalink

Ditto what Tama said. It is more important to share your work than to hide it away fearing the copy-cats. And like you said, it's gonna happen anyway. You're getting so tight with your detail it makes it more difficult to copy. Really Happy to hear you say you'll be posting your work again Thank You.

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