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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2007-04-08 07:52 am   Permalink

JohnnyP - Yepper, he was a keeper from the start. I figured you could wait me out. You're a bad dude!

Benzo - He is Italian for sure, what gave me away? Was it the garlic and basil extra-virgin olive oil finish? Was it the pose, surface detail, or facial features? I imagine it was all of the above. OK, the cat is out of the bag. He's an Italian figure carving (pass the sprinkle-cheese please!).

Fink - I'm glad you like the finish. I could have put a lot more time into him but you gotta draw the line somewhere - 3 months was long enough for him to be hanging around here. His hand was tricky. The wood was all weird and ridged back there. Cedar trees are like that. I had to work within the confines of the log, so that's the best I could do. As for coming to your hood, soon I hope.

BK - Thanks. Overall I am happy with him - I wish I had taken him to 1500 grit though.

Paipo - A "distinctive figurative style" eh? I figured you would have seen something like it before - have you spent much time in Italy? I'm glad you approve of the eyes. I figured it was best to leave them alone, you can't put wood back ya know.

Tama - Bases....Hmmm. I have thought about them a bunch too. I gave him his own base....I actually spent a fair amount of time carving/working on his attached base.....but also wanted to use that spool to raise him up to near eye-level. I like him "up here" where I can see the little things on him.

Tikisgrl - Wow! Thanks girl! I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving a note. Seen any wabbits yet?

TJones - NASTY! Indeed! How goes it?

Benella - Thanks tons Benjamin. I hope you would be diggin' him. Once you get your new chisels I want to see some NZ-style chops from you!

Sneakytiki - Yeah, I know the wait was long. The hours I spent on him seemed longer though! I'm glad you think the wait was worth it. I'm not that much of a shutter-bug, but as an artist who shows over the internet I like to have clear pics that offer various shots of my work. They come in handy when I get emails requesting images of my works for sale. That way I already have them and can just send them out. I hate waiting for the right lighting or weather. Clients also like quick replies.

Conga - thanks for your comment and for your continuing support over the last few years.

New stuff coming soon,

-Gman


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Posted: 2007-04-08 07:59 am   Permalink

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On 2007-04-08 07:52, GMAN wrote:


New stuff coming soon,





Yipeeee!


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2007-04-08 09:59 am   Permalink

Incredible work on the Assassin, Gman. What a progression you've gone through! It's been a pleasure to watch. Thanks for all the pics.
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tyger jymmy
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From: califorina
Posted: 2007-04-08 10:14 am   Permalink

Man that wood is realy Kool . Very nice

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-04-10 4:37 pm   Permalink

AA - Thanks for the comment, and thanks for coming along for the ride. It's been a fun journey. Hopefully I can keep pushing forward and breaking new ground. I'm on a secret project right now, and I can't show you yet.......

Tyger J. - Thanks for stopping by, I likee the cedar wood too. It's purdy but chippy! I harvested this wood a year or two ago. I've use it for a buncha carvings now. This was the last seasoned piece I had, so I need to get some good ones curing so I have one when the feelings start again. Here's a pic of the last batch of logs when I got them.



Mmmmmmmm. Yummy!

-G

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Howland
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Posted: 2007-04-10 9:08 pm   Permalink

Yum Yums!!!



Howz 'bout them billfish peckers--what ya got?


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benella
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Posted: 2007-04-11 08:20 am   Permalink

Hi G-man, is that cedar again ? If yes, did you destroy a forest of cedars ?!?
It's one of my favorite grains of wood, you lucky man
By the pix I can feel the wind of maori spirit through my screen
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-04-11 5:36 pm   Permalink

Benella,

Those were logs I harvested a year or two ago. That was one of three cedar trees I removed from a property. I'm looking for more though, hopefully I can get 6 or so nice 5 footers set up in the garage to age. Back to my bills....

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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2007-04-19 05:26 am   Permalink

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On 2007-04-08 07:52, GMAN wrote:

New stuff coming soon,

-Gman





Well, where izzit man? Soon has come and gone.


 
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Mr&Mrs BPHoptiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2006
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From: Burbank,Ca.
Posted: 2007-04-19 10:30 am   Permalink

Hi GMAN, your Barefoot Assassin is stunning. The carving and finish is just beautiful!

Smiles, Mrs Hoptiki



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-04-19 12:15 pm   Permalink

The Barefoot Assassin is a fantastic piece of work! The animation and the expression of the figure are outstanding! Can't wait to see what you're going to do next!
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-04-19 2:52 pm   Permalink

Great work as usual G - that cedar stash is calling - looks like a lot of good work in those. Good Luck! Keep us posted with progress photos please!

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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-04-19 4:47 pm   Permalink

JohnnyP - Where izzit? Where iz what? You mean the swordy bills? They're here, some are all scratched and inked up with whaling scenes and all sorts of other Yankee Folk Art kinda stuff. The scrimshaw no tiki so you no peekee!!!!

Mr&Mrs BPH - Thank you for the flattering comment. I'm glad you like him. I do too

Tiki Shark Art - Thanks man, I tried to get a lot of movement in him - not the easiest thing to do when you have to work within the confines of a knotted-up irregular log. I try to use the irregularities to my advantage. His expression is basically what I see every time I look in the mirror!

Tikigap - More updates and pics? For you, I can do that.

Here is one Ive been chipping at. I shifted my work hours and now I am home earlier in the afternoon. Getting home between 7:00 and 8:00 was getting old. Now I can be home in time to get a few hours of work in before dark. The weather was perfect today - too hot in the sun, but the shade was choice! I spent 3 plus hours chipping away at this figure carving tonight. He's a big boy and I have a lot of wood to remove. I imagine I'll be working on him for quite a while still. I have some neat ideas for him and I can't wait to get further along.

Anyhow, here are some pics from tonight...







Thanks for looking,

Gman

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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2007-04-19 5:39 pm   Permalink

Looking good G! You're becoming quite adept at working with those two-tone logs. Do you deliberately work with the depth/colour or let it 'happen' as it chooses? I like how the limbs are white/clean & the torso pink.

Go on; one quick peek at the scrimshawed bills. Purdy please?

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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-04-19 7:27 pm   Permalink

HA! I KNEW you couldn't just let those huge Flexcuts sit there and rust away, I KNEW you would Have to pick them up sooner or later. Lookin Good! Like I expected Otherwise!
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