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Kiki von Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2008
Posts: 758
From: Irvine, CA
Posted: 2009-01-20 9:02 pm   Permalink

Extra special Sea Monster lurve, Ken! The scan really makes the color POP! Whoa, nice. I have a purfect spot in my living room for that Octopussy and those adorable little moai dudes . BBBen frames looking good, too. How do I get Benz frames for some of my other stuff?

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little lost tiki
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Posts: 7749
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-01-21 6:02 pm   Permalink

I figger if i answer these in groups of lil bunches-they won't get out of control!
Robb!
Quote:
I see you're creating art to fit those random frames


hells yeah!
I've painted on so much different stuff,even a life-size PVC poodle!
so this is just a matter of gessoing the wood-givin it a slight sand
and it's ready to go! sometimes a sketch/study the same size helps!
what's this sticky medium you speak of?

Brad!
Thanks!
don't be doggin PICASSO! He took it to the farthest!i don't even deserve to be in the same sentence next to the fellow! Picasso ain't gots no day job!
everything that he touched was transformed!
The reason your friend could even afford such a high price was because the really good stuff is out of everyone's price range! glad i could fire up that labyrinth in yo head!
Thanks for the props,brad!You kids are always too kind1 Speak up if somethin don't jibe! point out some mistakes! C'mon!
I'm hoping for a whole page of insults and critiques one of these days!

Boo! Will do! They look beautiful in their raw state too! Pics next time i post!

Kiki!
A big thank you to you AND BigToe for letting me invade his space last friday!
how do you get Boo frames for your stuff?
that's an easy question!
point A to point B
ya ask him!
He is a busy man,tho!
be warned!

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Son-of-Kelbo
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 590
From: NOHO, CA
Posted: 2009-01-21 8:17 pm   Permalink

Just paddling back over to catch up some --

And I'm CRAZY about "The Sea Monster", and "Four Butterflies"...

To the usual gush, allow me to add: Epic, Mysterious, Adventurous, Kinetic! Jus' gets better, LLT. Your work is always lively and alive, and always delightfully surprising.

Totally in the curl mon. Oooo.

SOK


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-01-23 09:54 am   Permalink

Here Kinny, Kinny , Kinny. Come out, come out wherever you are.



 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2009-01-23 10:12 am   Permalink

Listening to the Distant Wind is so GRRRREAT, sugar frosted fer realz, kinda slightly different new stylee?!

The Melanesian sea monstrosity attacking the moais is reeeeeeeleeeee well done, ZAZZ!

I'm gonna go eat som Teutonic dishes so delishus now (;....

ST
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-01-24 06:52 am   Permalink

No pics of the studio gathering??

Grog, Sooooooo Funnnnnnnnny!!!!


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
Posts: 760
From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2009-01-24 09:31 am   Permalink

AHH hahahaha



Kenny! where'd this piece migrate off too?
lookin for those updaates
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-01-24 12:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-23 09:54, GROG wrote:
Here Kinny, Kinny , Kinny. Come out, come out wherever you are.





Grog, I don't think that's TIKI
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=31087&forum=1&start=0
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2009-01-24 9:36 pm   Permalink

Hey Ken- I love that "listening" guy. He's dripping with character - that beard and all!
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7749
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-01-26 11:54 pm   Permalink

SOK-thanks for paddling over!
Stoked you picked up on the movement aspect I've been playing with...
and thanks for splashing some enthusiasm this way!

GROG-I told you your yield would be bigger
if you added those BambooBen comics as fertilizer!

Party at your Hut Stone Age Man!

Sneakers!-Teutonic Neurotic Exotica Boy!
Distant wind is just one of the older styles i dredge up when i need a certain feel...
Been drawin like that fo' ever,just the inky/tissue background and tight sharpie lines
over it make it feel different...like a distant wind!
i liken those Moais to the Argonauts,sailing and rowing into adventure after adventure!
Thanks for bein an art soul brother!

Ben-shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm gettin there! i'm gettin there!

Duddy-what are you laughing at young'un?
now we can blame ernie for corruptin our youth!
Migration painting done....scroll down half a mile!

MadDog....you're right..
it ain't Tiki...it's more Hawaiian,bra!

SAMGAM!
Thanks buddy!
Him and Zombo should paddle out for a Mai TAi sometime!

Mahalos to y'all for your visits,encouragement,insight,and chuckles!


Alrightio!
lot's of ground to cover....

first off...
Migration-the painting....DONE!
Ben's frame makes this piece an instant CLASSIC!
it looks sooo nice! I'm very giddy with the end result!
Thanks Ben!

it's about 44" wide and 30 tall...
i guesstimated because the picture itself is 2x3 feet....
acrylic on wood with a Bamboo Ben finely crafted frame!



here's some close-ups....




Fishys!


row row row your boat....


extra closeup!
BIG FISHY!



next one was an experiment using that Solomon island paddle motif as
a starting point...
where i usually do these on paper with ink and pencil and gold paintpen
this one is gouache on gessoed wood with a smidge of colored pencil...
almost lost this piece after i outlined the whole piece in ink...
well, the ink followed the grain of the surface and seeped like a gunshot!
soooooo....i rubbed it out-reapplied some colors here and there
and went at the outline with some gold sumi ink that did the trick
and didn't wander across the grain.....
'the homecoming"
gouache/sumi ink/water-soluble pencil on gessoed wood
with a stunning Bamboo Ben frame!
that darker bamboo are leftover stock from the Beverly hills Luau job!
Ben lets nuthin go to waste!
he's all about the ECO!


Close-up!!!!!


it's called "Homecoming" because the bird is finally freed to live in the sky....

Remember when i promised not to show any drawings unless i had em scanned and
not digital camera-ed?
well, this piece has just been sitting on my studio carpet
and is just too fun NOT to share in a little fuzzy preview!
so here it is..until i get a better scan!
"i forgot the title cause i wrote it on the back about 4 pieces ago"
ink/tissue paper stain/colored pencil on watercolor paper

details schmetails!

the big bird/fish god appearing to the crew...
He Big!


the chief,looking a bit Hawaiian,even tho this series started as a Solomon islands inspired body of work,but oh well.....that's what happens when you stumble into LLTLAND!


Fisher and catcher


look it's Sam's Seafood!


Okay! Ben was inquiring about seeing some shots of these creations BEFORE they get beautified,so......

here's one...


and here's another!


in fact, this one, i took some progress shots to show a BooBen creation
in the act of transformation! JOY!
side-note: SUPERJOY cause I'm gettin a William Blake documentary this week on Netflix! JOY!
here's the drawing to paint-it's just water-soluble pencil freehanded and winged onto
the gessoed wood of ben's bamboo masterwork....

this piece has to do with ABOVE....


and BELOW....


Next step is doing the background colors and fills in gouache...


ABOVE....


BELOW.....


after that, i started the indigo outline/blackline
that will get it more Ruzicfied...just you wait and see!


and that's as far as that one goes....


Bosch on TV! I love netflix!


HALFTIME!
go get a drink,go potty,etc....
because the second half is coming up!





Okay!
Had a Top-secret ARTJAM on Sunday
sort of a litmus test to see ho the studio space could handle
a bunch of ground-breaking artists...
well, the cement floor withstood these giants' visits
and it was a smashing success!
Sorry i wasn't able to invite everyone
but the group we had was cozy and creative!

This all started with tobunga and Manuel poppin by....
they were nice enough to not only deliver the paintings of Bigtoe/tikishark/and meself
9among others)
but they were also kind enough to deliver them back to the OC!
y'all need to buy this guy's valentine cards
Nice guys should finish first!
anyways, i suggested that we could have a mini artjam
anyways.....at work i talked to bigtoe about poppin over to artjam a little bit
seein as he could pickup his pieces too....
well,the Toe is not one to tell a secret to!
before i knew it,everyone including...sigh... Clysdalle was stoked on the artjam
and i got stressed!Oh No!
Visions of Animal House and Dawn of the Dead flashed thru my bean!
Imagining a studio in tatters,a twisted pile of smoking paintings and paintbrushes....
so i had to limit it and make a command decision....
that is how this became a top secret LIMITED event...
After a few phonecalls,all was manageable....
the contestants had been chosen for all or some of the following traits

originality
passion for their work
i felt sorry for them
they weren't hard to look at
they were amusing to look at
they were amusing
they were true artists
they were mild,not wild...
i owed them a favor
they would bring food

the judging was fast,FAIR.and balanced...

then the phone rings.....and it's Squid!
back from the land of baguettes!
Squid is a MUST at any kind of CLAY/CHOP/ART JAM
so he got on the list too!
anyways......that's the strange orgin of the TOP SECRET ART JAM!
Now onto the photos....

Mieko and Squid hung with tobuga and manuel in the front room kitchen area
we had the window open a bit because of Big Toe and squid's B.O. and for better lighting
Squid worked on an abstract clay piece
mieko is working on the master carve for some pendants for an upcoming show
(that might be top secret so i won't mention it right now...)

tobunga worked on another one of those lono pillows that are the COOL!
manuel made an eastern looking pagoda stupa in clay!



and i gessoed up a plaster carny kewpie for a surprise art thing!



see mieko! see the kewpie!



here's an ink/tissue paper stain of a jellyfish she worked on....



Squid came back from france with a MAJOR drinking problem...
that's VODKA and orange juice i caught him swiggin!
"Viva l'Orange!" was his mantra on sunday....



You gotta see this sculpture up close...
it looks so simple at first
but the balance/the rhythm/the textures/the shapes
they all sing....he's such a natural...
i want to hate him,but i can't...



oh! He didn't even mention it was his birthday recently
(maybe even Sunday..what a jerk!:)

sweetest picture ever!



this is how the Toe works....
he stands and makes funny faces at the easel...
and he wears that hat!
who wears a hat while they're painting?
is he afraid paint will get on his hair?
hmmmmm....



this one he's really gettin into it!



speaking of jerks....
here's Clysdalle...
it's almost like somebody surgically removed a baby head
and put it on some east Coast adult body!

Clysdalle showing us his pencil sketch before inking....
he uses acrylic ink,y'know! fancycakes!
i like to take unflattering pics of my peeps...
IT'S NOT HARD WITH DAVE!
Here's the man using that aristocratic acrylic ink!
he'll be posting it soon....looks tight!
and of course....it's not Tiki!

seeing as a larger group had congregated to the front
near the food...
i didn't want those 2 clowns in the back to feel left out
so i put on Corman's "DeathSport" and they were easily entertained...

Toe and Clysdalle had to bail early
they had their group therapy meeting at three...



Did i mention SAI BABAlu came all the way up from lemon grove!?!?!
He was nice enough to make the trek and brought us mieko!
here he is lookin all rebel without a canvas.....



Babalu was inspired by the magnamous personality
of the most interesting man-child around....the TOE!



TOE-TOO YOU!



(note to the slow:that was a Rolling Stones album cover reference...)

Rick also decided to tackle another goofball
can you guess who it is?



rick got a little crazy after chewing on those
oil pastel sticks dipped in turpentine!



after toe and Clysdalle left, the back room was available so we moved back there and i showed Eric and manuel how they could have fun with ink and tissue paper and watercolor paper and they banged out some beauties! can't wait to see where they take these!



Also introduced tobunga to gouache and he was a natural!
check out thatgouache on wood tiki he effortlessly created!
and that smile! A plus!
a tobunga smile warms a whole room!



Here's the very end of a looooong fun day!
it was such a joy to be able to have the day go smoothly
and everybody just STOKED on creating art and exchanging knowledge and banter
and realizing that we're part of a community
that share a bond of friendship and art...
G'night! i've typed enough!




and thank you Artjam crew!
and thank you all for visiting and reading this rambling rantish spiel....



Are we there yet?
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 1893
From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2009-01-27 02:07 am   Permalink

I wanna top secret art jam with the fun kids. NO fair! Im gealous

 
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 1893
From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2009-01-27 02:13 am   Permalink

I wanna top secret art jam with the fun kids. NO fair! Im gealous

 
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Sophista-tiki
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2009-01-27 02:13 am   Permalink

I wanna top secret art jam with the fun kids. NO fair! Im gealous

 
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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: 2009-01-27 07:52 am   Permalink

3 posts in a row?
A plus for enthusiasm!
are you jealous or gelatinous?

If you ever haul your carcass down to So Cal
we'll have a special Art jam just for you Dawnie!
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Clysdalle
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Joined: Jan 27, 2006
Posts: 1010
From: Carlsbad, CA
Posted: 2009-01-27 08:13 am   Permalink

What a great time...thanks to LLT for having us down to class up the place. I could spend hours just trolling through his old sketchbooks. Great to see all the old faces and some new ones! I think this is only the beginning of LLTAJ's.

Here is what I was working on....it's called "Bandito's Prayer" and it's a tattoo design...it's not tiki but they knew that getting in
But I did start some sketches for the Kona swordfish show....so look out!



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