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page 222! Art of Tiki exhibition Paintings and 8 new ones for a HAWAII ADVENTURE!
Chongolio
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Posted: 2008-02-28 8:51 pm   Permalink

That board quite simply boggles the eye. Beautastic!

Catch up with you soon LLT!
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2008-02-28 8:57 pm   Permalink

A story board.
How cool is that?

Nice job!



 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-02-28 8:57 pm   Permalink

Guardians of the POT-hole?

 
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Posted: 2008-02-28 10:48 pm   Permalink

Hey Ken-

There ya go again... Over and above the call of duty! Check that volcano and waterfall. You always seem to kick it up 10 notches when everyone's expecting it to be just plain old mesmerizing. Beautiful stuff, Ken...
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Hiphipahula
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Posted: 2008-02-28 11:10 pm   Permalink

Oh my Lands! thats Crazy Good!
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-03-01 3:14 pm   Permalink

Sheesh!
what a response!
guess I'm doing something right...
Here's that Size Comparison shot courtesy of Big Toe! Thank you Sir!
I'm 5 feet 10 inches....

Like my tikiRay facial hair?
Looks like i'm on the set of Land of the Giants!
it's gonna make Clysdalle's board look like a skimboard!
Okay, onto answering all your sweet posts!
So i don't get writer's cramp, i'm gonna put a big THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH! right here for all of y'all......
Meheadhunter-i think the contrasting of lighter and darker palettes is what gives it that depth...plus putting highlights and shadows in certain spots,as well as different colored outlines....All cheap little painting tricks,but they seem to work!
hewey-sorry to disappoint...seeing as i have more disdain for my own government than yours,i'll probably just keep it here to pollute the Homeland..thanks for the kind offer tho! i hope you are kind enough to accept my crappy drawing for your artswap.....
"piddly detail"! cracked me up!
Clarita! Thanks for visiting!! Love it when you smile!
Babs!Glad to hear we'll have at least one person at this show!
Monkeyman! Hey Derek!
you should buy the surfboard,man....guaranteed to increase in value or not!
Since this is your favorite,now i gotta try and top that!
FlatBlack-if you go to hear Rob-give him a big hug and tell him LLT sent ya! he plays requests too!
Surf tiki-I think you nailed it on that observation! I always strive to give them each an individual personality (even when they work as a unit) and i'm stoked when that shines thru!
Marcus Thorn-YOU keep up your awesome as well! This community is so full of inspiration it amazes me!
Chongo! missin you my bruthah!
Unga Bunga-storyboard! Perfect description! The problem with narratives is that,more often than not, the artist either gives too much or too little story to the viewer...Sometimes these approaches work,sometimes they don't...This one appears to have succeeded! Glad it could fill your beautiful mind!
Ben-.....
next!
Sam-Always aim to please! Judging from all the work spilling from your brush,it just seems that there's a lot of creativity in the air...as well as unbounded enthusiasm! Hope this year brings us HUNDREDS of new canvases!
Hiphipahula-kisses! you make me smile!
Now onto some lil things i just kicked out on a lark .....
First thing is an ink/sharpie/gouache piece i did for hewey's ArtSwap...the theme was
New Zealand Tiki,so i had a little fun and did "High Tiki/Maori Wrowee" piece for it!

Next,my wife bought me a 5x5 LINEN canvas,cause our friend Marla, who works at the Art Supply Warehouse recommended it ....and she knows her stuff! WOW! The gouache went down soooo
easily onto it! So much better than gessoed canvas...but mo' $$$$$ unfortunately....
No title yet....

Here's some details....
it's inspired by a middle Sepik Ancestor pole...


love how the texture looks so good plain! All warm and inviting!
Next, i kicked out a Tiki Modern style fun piece for the Surfbeat show coming up....
I call it "Surf Moderne" with the "e" at the end to make it all fancy!
this style goes back to when i was doing a lot of boardshort and woven prints
for Rusty and Hawaiian island Creations...

Here's some close-ups...



just a fun one,but sometimes art doesn't have to be all deep and meaningful!
Sometimes if it just make someone happy,that's it! Mission Accomplished!
Thanks for all your kindness and love,and especially for helping to keep this little lost artist stoked!

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ravenne
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Posted: 2008-03-01 4:15 pm   Permalink

$^#%$^%&^*(&_^)&**R^ED%TRYYJUI&UYHOIUJYDF%&IE*(%)^(OYTIGVRCDFR(LO*UT

was my initial reaction when I saw the comparison height shot....dude! How are you moving this?!
That looks freakin EPIC!!! EPIC!!!
Wow, that's just gonna be pretty intimidating to look @ in person....

"High Tiki/Maori Wrowee" is the coolest, i love that little guy!
And the one behind him with the big O_O eyes looks so bugged out!

The linen canvas yer wifey got you looks pretty stellar too!
Maybe "linen canvases" should be a hint for a Birfday gift or Xmas gift? huh?

I also love the last piece "Surf Moderne"
especially this little guy

but overall it's really pretty, they could be great character designs!

Keep pumpin out that magic art man!

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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-03-01 7:21 pm   Permalink

That board is friggin HUGE I hadn't realised quite how big it was - nice work mate How far does it spread around the sides, and what did you do with the back of it? The tiki swap piece is awesome too, a more than worty addition to the swap
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-03-01 8:29 pm   Permalink

That board is just about the right size for Teakey.



 
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Brootal
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From: Perth, Western Australia
Posted: 2008-03-01 10:11 pm   Permalink

Hewey put me on to this post. That's a very cool surfboard.

Couple of questions...

How does it look when it's covered in wax?

What does it surf like?



That's some amazing art. Would be very distracting if you were surfing though, you'd be too busy checking out all the details and miss all the waves!


 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-03-03 9:56 pm   Permalink

Alo-HAW Kiddies!
ravers-yeah...I think I'm gonna have to chain it to the wall so it don't intimidate the smaller boards!
i hope the high tiki goes out to some stoked artist for Hewey's tikiSwap! I like those disembodied heads floating around all spooky-like! And I'm gonna be saving my shekels for some more linen canvases!Thanks fer visitin!
hewey-most people don't realize how big it is til it stands up! working on it flat ,it wasn't until Big Toe made me stand outside with it that i realized.....Holy moley! That's BIG! It goes almost all the way around the sides with the wood grain lines...and as for the back....scroll down and you will have your answer!Very pleased that you are pleased with the Maori Wrowee! I hope a fellow pothead gets that one!
GROG-I was thinking teaKEY and Swampfire could take turns riding it....and creating tsunamis!
Hey Brootal! Welcome to TikiCentral! Thanks for diggin it!
How does it look when it's covered in wax? it looked pretty awful before i scraped it all off and wiped it clean with Bestine...I've coated it in about 10 layers of Ceramcoat indoor/outdoor matte sealant and wouldn't recommend putting any wax on this puppy! This is more for a wall than the ocean...if some crazy patron decides to buy it and takes it out,then I'll get a pic of it covered in wax for ya!
According to my landlord,who gave me this awesome board, it surfed pretty good,like steering a big boat!
Alrighty......now some art!
First off....the sketchbook study for the Surf moderne piece...just cause i likes it!

some details changed,but that's the way a work evolves.....
Now for the back of the board!
Please don't be disappointed...

Here's a shot of the signature and title and the hanging...the back has more blue mixed with the brown.just swatches of color,nothing fancy like the other 2-sided boards......
here's a closeup of the title "Guardians of the portal" all GRAF/TRIBAL stylee!

and here's how i hung it! Thanks to all of y'all that gave me advice on this! I measured it out and put three holes in a triangular formation....i poured some of this hard plastic resin stuff i got a while back into the holes and screwed in the screws,leaving about 1/4" for the wire to wrap around...After it dried, i poured some more resin on it, let it dry,then wired it-taped up the ends,and pured some more resin on it....the baby's stable now!
here's a diagram if you ever need to hang a surfboard from a wall!

Besides tedious stupid stuff like hanging, i also got a few drawings done...some from scratch, others half done and discarded for months.....
"the War Dance"
,after the initial ink, i applied colored tissue paper on top and wetted it , letting the color seep into the picture ,then went over that with a sharpie blackline....

here's a non Tiki one... but pretty, so I thought I'd share....
"the River of Life" ditto with the colored tissue paper technique on this one too!

i like how the texture evokes the shadows of the trees on the grass.....
Then i did 2 studies for the second canvas of my 4 canvas epic....the Journey
this canvas deals with middle age and has a warrior theme and warm vibrant colors...

My patron wanted flaming arrows and spears,a battle scene of sorts....
Playing around yesterday, i popped this one out as a concept study/finished piece...

That's all i got for now...might start on this canvas soon....gotta go swig some ZIPFIZZ and get crackin!
Bye Folks and Thanks for all your kindness!
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ravenne
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Posted: 2008-03-03 10:06 pm   Permalink

Wow Kin! That looks purdy sturdy! I can't wait for the show!!!
I'll be sure to take a ton of great pics!

I love those first two, but like the way "River of Life" turned out; I should experiment with the colored tissue paper technique, it looks like so much fun!

The studies look great too, but that last study looks so freakin cute with the NOMNOM guys!
You choice of colors for it is fab too!

ZIPFIZZ ZOOOOOM!!!

RAWK'ON!
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hewey
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Posted: 2008-03-04 01:16 am   Permalink

Thanks for the pics of the back mate
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2008-03-04 03:06 am   Permalink

Wow...that board is just breath-taking and thanks for the size shot...it's a monster. Love the colors and your usual visual intensity.
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harro
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From: Australia
Posted: 2008-03-04 04:19 am   Permalink

geez mate - can't you keep still for a second???

the board turned out awesome as did the surf moderne piece (and all the others as well!).



 
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