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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-12-19 03:55 am   Permalink

Looks like the amkings of another Awesome Tiki Piece by the GMAN. This one will be nice to follow since we're looking for great new things from you
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2005-12-19 04:59 am   Permalink

The Master of Cedar strikes again. Lookin' good.

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1692
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-12-19 4:47 pm   Permalink

This one looks real cool. Can't wait to see it finished. Skip the octopus painting and get busy. What do your neighbors think when you fire up the saw to carve for a few hours?

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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2005-12-19 5:08 pm   Permalink

Conga, Raffer, Doubravsky, Surfintiki, Benz, Loki, and JP,

Thanks for commenting on the Maori. He doesn't look like much now, but he'll start looking better over the next week or so. I just wanted to get the basic shape out so I could think about where I want to take him. The cedar is so irregular in shape that I really need to think about how to use it to my benefit. So far so good.

JP,

I have had no problems with neighbors complaining about noise. More often they come over to see what I'm carving. Most of them think my stuff is pretty cool. My one neighbor has like 5 of my tikis. I run the saw for 4 - 5 hours sometimes, but no one seems to mind (much).

As for the octopus, no can do my man. My gyotaku has a much larger profit margin than my carvings, so when someone wants a rubbing I have in stock, I stop everything. If they want something special/custom I get on it fast. If you keep your clients happy, they keep coming back. At least 50 percent of my business is return clients. Here's some of what I did today.



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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-12-19 6:10 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-12-19 17:08, GMAN wrote:
As for the octopus, no can do my man. My gyotaku has a much larger profit margin than my carvings, so when someone wants a rubbing I have in stock, I stop everything. If they want something special/custom I get on it fast. If you keep your clients happy, they keep coming back. At least 50 percent of my business is return clients. Here's some of what I did today.




Love the maori dude.Gonna be awesome.

But, can you explain a bit more what a gyotaku is, and maybe some process pics?
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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-12-19 6:34 pm   Permalink

Hewey,

Gyotaku is a Japanese art form where you make ink/paint impressions of fishes/marine life on rice papers and/or fabric. I work in the direct method of gyotaku (as opposed to the indirect method) where you apply pigments directly to the subject and then transfer the image onto your paper or fabric. There's a lot that goes into prep, inking, and transfer, none of which I should really be talking about here on TC. I've been doing it a long time and have sent my gyotaku all over the world. I enjoy working with the art form very much. It is very different from chainsaw carving and takes a real careful touch You can get more info and see more pics on my homepage. I haven't updated any of the pics up there for a few years, and my work has progressed, but you'll get the idea.

Thanks for asking,

Gman

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Sam Gambino
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Joined: Dec 02, 2003
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Posted: 2005-12-19 7:42 pm   Permalink

Gman- You're a man of many talents.... I had no idea you also did this Japanese artwork. Very cool stuff.
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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-12-19 7:59 pm   Permalink

Hey Sam,

Yeah, the Japanese arts are really appealing to me. I've been studying gyotaku for eight years now. It's like a dance...one that you can never master. There are way too many variables. Right down to the humidity in the air, each changes everything. It's a real quest. Some of my sessions go on for 12 hours before I get what I want. Here's some more of my stuff.







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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
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From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2005-12-20 05:06 am   Permalink

Wow! The Hog Wrasse is great. They really are unique. I've never heard of that art type before. Thanks for sharing.
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2005-12-20 11:17 am   Permalink

Nice rough-out on that one. Classic pose, too. The thing I like most about carving cedar is that smell, man...just opens up the sinuses and makes everything within 25 yards smell fresh and clean..

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-12-20 12:25 pm   Permalink

That is some fine work, GMAN. I can identify somewhat because gold leaf is touchy and temperamental. I can attempt gold leaf 10 times, trying each time to do the exact same thing, and in the end, I end up with ten different results. Sometimes it comes out pristine, and other times, it comes out trashy and raw-looking. Thankfully, when it looked raw, it happened to work with the design I was doing.

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing it.
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Moondance
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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
Posts: 389
From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-12-20 4:32 pm   Permalink

That sucks big time, oh wait you said candy coated. That is another delicious sweet job G.
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-12-20 5:23 pm   Permalink

Those fish prints are sweeeeet. I like the style. Gman posted a link to his website a ways back and there are other great examples there. I spent a lot of time there oohhh and ahhhing.
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2005-12-21 12:04 pm   Permalink

Loki, BK, Sam, Moondance, and JP,

Thanks for looking at my gyotaku and also at the start of the Maori. I haven't had time to work on the Maori again, but I will try to work on it some more this weekend. This one will probably take a while as I will be continuing to carve my other less involved "tikis" and printing fish while tinkering with the Maori.

Today I finished sanding the sawfish for Pristidae and applied the first two coats of finish. I need to start scavenging shipping materials so that it has a nice safe trip to Virginia.







Thanks for checking in...

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Moondance
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From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-12-21 11:05 pm   Permalink

GMAN-
I love the sawfish. I would like to give one a go at some point. But wait is that Earnie I see chillin'?? How's is your boy doing?
My great dane was put to sleep last week, he was 11. Damm I miss my buddy.
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