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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-07-26 1:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the color tips. Those colors and the texture of the colors would match a lot of PNG art. I'm going to give it a try on my next Sepik piece.
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haikai
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Joined: Nov 09, 2005
Posts: 233
From: Regensburg / Bavaria / Germany
Posted: 2006-07-28 11:56 am   Permalink

Aloha friends of the Tiki tribe,

surf-n-turf, thank you for looking on my contribution. You are right, when I carve the little Tiki pendants for a few time,
I get the appetite to try out things with the chain saw and big logs.
From the tiniest to the tallset! It makes me lots of fun to work with different sizes and tools.
Every size has his gain, the big ones are realy impressive and the small once are not so heavy to transport.

Tiki Duddy, thanks for the nice words in your post! I have seen your first 2 cool Tikis on TC.
Break a leg, for your craver growth. Try it again and again and you will find out which tools you must use.
And so you will catch me up very quickly. Iīm looking forward to see your next Tiki!

Hey rodeotiki, thank you very much! I try to do my best!

Ben, thanks for visiting my thread! I think like you, the best part of the Tiki ist his headdress.
I started with these part and I realy enjoyed it to figure out the rolling forms.
This was the main inspiration for creating this figure. I have seen the curls of your Mahogany lono
and so I want to try out more finer frets. At this time, thanks for posting your pictures.

Itīs great, you want to try out the same color technique with the red-brick.
But watch out and be careful when youīll use it. I find out, that the red color worked very well
on the clear natural wood. You must squelch the powder very fine and mix it well with the oil.
While I was painting the bloom crown Tiki I find out, that the red color donīt cover realy good.
The black ash grounding I used was to dark for the red selection.
Good luck for the maoriīs coloring. Iīm looking forward to admire some pictures.

Hey JohnnyP, thanks for posting! I think like you, itīs a great kind to color wood in a natural style.
The art of PNG and also of other natives, inspired me to mix colors this way.
Using the nature and make colores out of stones, terra and plants.
I donīt want to use any kind of clear coat.
My vision was to create a mystic god, who looks like an old one, which standing for a long time on a forbidden paradise.
Now I hope Iīll succeed the godīs finsh well!

Thank you all and mahalo, Kai




O.K. In the last two days I tryed out a lot and made the first coloring tests.
At first I put the raw carved Tiki and gave him a black grounding.
For this purpose I mixed the ash powder with a little bit rape oil and coated it with a brush.

After the black color was dry, I used these tools for polishing.




I was very surprised how gread it worked. The woodīs grain came out and the color realy drawn-in.
Now, when you touch the figure you donīt have dark fingers.



After I finshed the grounding, I mixed the red-brick powder with oil and started to paint the Tikiīs life-threatening eyes.

His crown, I wanted to dye just soft and so it got a little shading. But here I had my first problem!
After painting I find out, that the the red color donīt cover realy good.
The black ash grounding I used was to dark for the red selection.
You could levigate the red parts very easy.





So, I mixed the red-brick powder with a litle bit acrylic, chalk powder and water.
Now the color worked out better and became besides more intensive. Next try!



I used this color for the hole figure to highlight a lots of interesting parts.
But for the most selection I used it just a little. I donīt want surfaces, but rather more shading in his face.

For the white color I used a litte bit acrylic, chalk powder and water.



I mixed it well and painted with it the Tikiīs teeth and his pattern.
It worked very great and the color completely moved into the wood. I think itīs a litte bit too bright
and so I will attenuate the white parts with a little bit ash pouder.
Iīm not finsh with the white parts, yet



At these pictures you can see, how the Tiki looks now.
To fix the colors definitely, I have bought a wood wax and so I will polishing the god for the finish.



Next Week I will post the last pictures of the dangerous bloom crown got.
Look out and have a nice weekend!

Mahalo, Kai




 
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2006-07-28 12:33 pm   Permalink

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that is SO good! i really like the eyes on that beast. the nose also draws my attention. good work and please keep posting pictures.

GOOD JOB
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Howland
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Joined: Jan 30, 2006
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From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
Posted: 2006-07-28 7:26 pm   Permalink

I just cannot find words to tell you how BAD-ASS this tiki is! Completely awesome in every respect---color , style, your own creativity thrown in--what else could someone want?!?! Really like the coloring method too-I'd rather make my own color out of natural materials in the manner of the savage like you have done than just slap some paint on it. Great work!
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-07-28 7:39 pm   Permalink

You're killing me! That is so great! The colors and shading look awesome. Like SnT said, what better way to finish a savage carving. Very impressive stuff.

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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-07-28 10:49 pm   Permalink

I'm very impressed with how this came together in the end. The subdued natural tones you mixed work really nicely with your design.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2460
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-07-29 05:20 am   Permalink

many thanks for the progress pics Haikai....I really like the vintage look of this one...
you did a great job with the colors and finish....very very nice.


 
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haikai
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Joined: Nov 09, 2005
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From: Regensburg / Bavaria / Germany
Posted: 2006-07-31 06:29 am   Permalink

Thanks Tiki Duddy, very bright! Iīll do my best and continue with the finish this afternoon.
I will take some more pictures and post them here.


Hey surf-n-turf, thank you so much! Oh yes, thatīs great!
Try out the same coloring technique and show us some pictures of you work. Iīm very curious about it.


Last weekend I saw a very interesting reportage at arte TV about the creation of an Iatmul head in Papua-Neuguinea.
It was very interesting to observe, how the native did those great work. They also used many kinds of clay and mixed them with ash, water and different plant oils. It was very impressive and so I want to try out more suchtechniques.
Here is a little information about the reportage at arte TV:

Kunst und Mythos: from the 1th july to 19th august 2006,every saturdy at 20.15 p.m.

Every episode of the new series,presents a symbolic artefact of the original art.
It illustrates,which myth underlies the work, how it was used and handed down.
The show also discusses the different meanings here and at itīs point of origin.
Link to arte TV


GMAN, Thank you so much! All of you give me so nice compliments.
So Iīll go out of one's way to start an new poroject and show you new pictures.
Last Saturday I organized a new oak log from a farmer in the near of my home.
I think the log is approximately 250 years old and about 1700 pound heavy.
So, I will be busy the next time.

I have also seen your last Maori Tekoteko figure.
Itīs awesome how lovely you created the shoulder, arm and hand. Great job!
And if I saw the picture of your pool, I also think like Paipo! - don't show me pics like that now!


Hey Paipo, thanks for posting! I was surprised myself how great the colors worked together with the wood.
Now it would be interesting, if the colors will work so good on every kinds of wood. Will it work with oak, cherry or beech wood ....?


congatiki, thank you also for your nice words. I like it also to watch many different pictures on TC,
and so I have lots of fun to give my own contribution.
And I think the progress pics are the best ones.

Now I will go out and finsh the Tiki! Thank you all and have a nice day, Kai


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tiki5-0
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Joined: Jun 29, 2004
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From: Pomona, CA
Posted: 2006-07-31 10:37 am   Permalink

haikai, the finishing looks great on that tiki!! thanks for showing us how you did it. it looks awesome! it's a great piece of work! looking foward to what you do next.


 
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haikai
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Joined: Nov 09, 2005
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From: Regensburg / Bavaria / Germany
Posted: 2006-08-18 07:41 am   Permalink

Aloha everyone!

Thank you very much, tiki5-0!

Finally, I have finished the bloom crown Tiki and shot some progress pictures for you guys.
In the last two weeks I also started with a new carving projekt, which you can see in the following pictures.


On with the show!
First, I finished the white coloring for the frets.
For the color I used a litte bit acrylic, chalk powder and water and mixed it well again.



Than I damped the white parts with a little bit ash pouder.
So the contrast is not so hard and the Tiki looks a little bit older.



After that, I polished the whole figure with wood wax. For this I used an old cloth.
So, I fixed the ash and the colors definitely and the wood got a little bit greasy.



Here you can see the Tikiīs back with all his different curls and frets.



And here is the fearsome, finished bloom crown Tiki!






So and now let me show you the pictures of my last projekt.

I started two weeks ago to carve this little Tekoteko. I have seen so many amazing Maori figures on TC,
so that I had to carve one myself. Especially, I was inspirational of Benzart`s, Gmanīs and Marcus Thornīs pictures.
And so these next pictures are for you guys, thanks!

Itīs 8/7 inches tall and carved from basswood. That was my first try to carve a smaller Tiki with this kind of wood.
It worked brilliant!



First I drafted and carved out the basic form of the figure.



Than I formed out the roundings of the feets and the upper part of the body.



After I have worked out the Tikiīs body, Iīve abrade his head and started with the first details.



At last I figured out the eyes.



Here I drafted the little fellowīs frets and tattoos. I graved them with a little cutter.
Oh dear, it was not realy easy to hold my hands still.



Attention, he can bite!



I sandpapered the Tiki and colored him twice with teak glaze.



When the wood was dry, i polished it very good. So it got sleek.



Ahhhh, a new god was born! Here you can see the finished Tekoteko.



Thank you all and mahalo, Kai



 
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Tiki Duddy
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2006-08-18 09:22 am   Permalink

thats AMAZING!! i dont know what words to describe it by. all i can say is good work.
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tiki5-0
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From: Pomona, CA
Posted: 2006-08-18 10:02 am   Permalink

man, haikai, these last 2 are GREAT!! the bloom crown tiki looks awesome finished. thanks for showing us how you did the ageing technique, it gave it an old, been out in the sun for years look to it. and then you come back with the maori guy. WOW!! he looks so cool....top-notch job on this guy. great job with all of the step by step pictures, too. looking foward to what you do next!

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2135
From: So FL
Posted: 2006-08-18 11:56 am   Permalink

Your work is excellent. I really like the way you gave the big guy an aged feel. Thanks again for the "How-To". Keep the chips flying.

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-08-18 12:08 pm   Permalink

Kai, Kai, These last 2 carvings are Really Way over the top. Man you pulled out All the stops. The colors on the black tiki are just Beautiful. I Don't know how else to describe it. You blended all the accents in just Perfectly. And the little Maori is another fantastic piece. I Love that NZ Red. I Really have to get that receipe!!
Keep up the great work.
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-08-18 4:45 pm   Permalink

wonderful teko teko and great pics...it's like watching a baby develop in the womb...or something
like that....i agree with Ben...these last two are world-class pieces....


 
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