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hewey
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Posted: 2005-09-05 06:16 am   Permalink

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On 2005-09-04 19:19, Moondance wrote:
I've looked at so many Tikis I don't know if it's a copy of someone's or it's me. It looks like parts of different carvings I've seen. Does this make any sense to anyone here??



I know what you mean. Its like, "I just carved the thing, ya know?". But realistically you got all this carving porn circulating in your mind like a black storm cloud ready to pop.
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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-09-05 06:45 am   Permalink

Tiki porn! Hewey, you're nutz (but I know what you mean!)

-G


 
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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-09-05 12:41 pm   Permalink

Yes Tiki porn it sure is. I feel better now that it's not just me. I'm always looking at Tikis and I know there images are filtering in. I worry not to steal somebodys style of Tiki.
How do you come up with your own style?? Do you just carve what you like? Can you just use the body parts that interest you (eyes, nose, mouth)?? Please HELP!!!
Wesley


 
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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-09-05 6:40 pm   Permalink

Here's #3 carving completed



He has a George Thoragood mouthful of teeth!

Halfway done I realized "No Split" in his front 2 teeth. Oh well, there will be more Tiki's to improve.

I think this is ripping off AA's friend from Australia. I'm so damn paranoid of copying someone else's Tiki style. It's driving me insane, I'm already crazy.
Wes
That damn Tiki Porn...

ANY TAKES ON THE COPYING PARANOIA???

[ This Message was edited by: Moondance 2005-09-05 22:43 ]


 
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-09-06 06:15 am   Permalink

Wes, Nice carvings! everyone integrates styles from other tikis; it's inevitable. everyone inspires everyone else. we copy the ancient carvers, and as a newbie carver, i try to emulate the masters. eventually you'll have your own style. it's not like you are intentionally copying someone's trademark style and selling them.



 
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-09-06 06:25 am   Permalink

here's another AAC Moai: he stands 3'8" tall...







here he is unpainted:




here's a couple one-footers. it's interesting to note that I am standing behind the fabric, holding it up, so that light you see in between the two carvings is coming from... me? we used no flash, there was no overhead light, and i was wearing nothing reflective... we used only natural light coming through the window. that light is somewhere between my sternum and navel. interesting....








 
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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-09-06 08:10 am   Permalink

Jeff-
The Moai w/ the knot is incredible!! The smaller ones are as well. This is the reason I'm practicing before I start w/ AAC. Your work is amazing!
Wes
Do you have any progressive photo's of those?


 
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-09-06 08:17 am   Permalink

Thanks Wes, I appreciate the kind words... sorry, no progress photos on the big guy. once i get to carving, i'm so dusty that i don't want to get the camera anywhere near the dust.

 
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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-09-06 6:00 pm   Permalink

Understandable, I find that I kind of zone out and don't think of anything but what I'm carving. It's a great way to relax.
Wes


 
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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-09-06 7:39 pm   Permalink

I figured I would post a few shots of my 4th carving before I go at it and enter "The Tiki Zone"






Now it's time to go to my happy place!
Wesley
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-09-07 05:39 am   Permalink

Wes: looks like it's gonna be a good one!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-09-07 05:43 am   Permalink

Cool one Moondance!! I think he's going to be a Keeper.

 
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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-09-07 5:54 pm   Permalink

Thank you for your support, Palma & Benzart!
My 4th measures 2"x2"x5" tall. Here is what I have done since last night.
[img[http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d726b3127cce9445b435f7d100000015108Ccsm7Nw0cw[/img]



These are the tools that I have used on this little guy:
Any criticism is gladly appreciated.
Ann/Wesley


 
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-09-08 07:32 am   Permalink

no criticism here, Moondance... i likey!!!

 
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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-09-08 6:35 pm   Permalink

I think #4 is done now. I sure hate the sanding process. Does anyone have know a faster way to do this?



Here is a photo of #1 to #4


Maybe one more practice carving before I attempt to carve AAC. I welcome any suggestions or criticism!
Wesley


 
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