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Bowana
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Posted: 2009-02-05 7:19 pm   Permalink



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little lost tiki
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Posts: 7749
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-02-10 8:19 pm   Permalink

Hello kiddles!
well, only one finished piece
and a few starters...
which is okay,because it gives y'all an opportunity to see the art
HALFWAY THRU
you have permission to extract whatever secrets you find below!
but first....

ROBB!
thanks! Those BooBen frames can make even my feeble efforts look fine-arty!
Hail to the booframe!
Here's a 2x3 footer chillin in the studio
awaiting Art Stardom....



kiki
Happy Birthday!
Glad that last batch could inspire a whole narrative out of your cranium!
the fact that they evoke stories means that there's life in there!
and that's what every artist should seek....
to create a life and world independent to our own miserable ones!
Thanks for the story!

Sneaks!
PHAT RAP Mr. Sailor Cap!
Mahalos for the LUV,Bruth...

Bowie!
Much gratitude for the visit!
That cover came at the perfect time...
two weeks back,i took some of my hard-earned art cash to
the Art Supply Warehouse,my favorite place besides the studio...
i hadn't bought any art books in a while
and since sales have been remarkable lately
i bought one! YAY!
it was a Steve Ditko book!
He used to draw the early Spiderman and Dr. Strange for Marvel Comics!
i used to really get into this artist,but never imagined he'd ever get a book!
That paperback cover reminded me of his strange,mystical landscapes...
here's an example....

Thanks Bowana!!!
Damaged brains think alike....


Now onto some ART!

Kona's piece started ....
heard the news....
Kona piece on hold...

i used a burnt umber wash over the light bamboo to give it a lusher feel...

started this 20x24 HUGE piece a few days back..
it's got something to do with the Moais attempting to win the favor
of a huge mountain-sized moai idol....


you can still see the tissue paper stained background
and my water-soluble pencil markings working out the composition
i usually wing these so sometimes i have to play around with the movement,etc.




Tried the tissue paper stain/ink technique on gessoed wood
as an experiment to see if i could use it for bigger paintings
instead of relegating it only to paper...
it's so unfair!
So i jumped off the cliff
and it worked fairly well!
the only accommodations were having to seal it
and having to use acrylic for the blackline...
but here's how it's going so far...
this one is around 2x4 feet...
with no title yet!
That comes later!

So far, it's a pretty brainless piece,not much story
except for the butterflies and volcano...
hmmmmmmm!
Close-ups!









You can see how the ink/tissue paper plus the wood grains
give it a nice/random texture...
like the dappling of light...
Still a long way to go!
the acrylic isn't as fast as the sumi ink pen
cause you got to keep on dippin it!

And,as i've mentioned before..
usually one piece will SHINE out from the others after a weekly Art jag...
here's this week's winner...
"Visit to the Jungle Ruins"
20x14"
ink/tissue paper stain/colored pencil
on Aquarelle watercolor paper



here's some detail of the jungle...


Here's the 3 Moais exploring the remains of some forgotten city...


here's a Moai next to one of the monoliths...
for scale.


more ruins!
stoked how the rocks actually appear to have dimension!
it's a miracle!


and here's one last detail before i pack it up and head for some more Art-making
at le batcave!



Goodnight dear ohana,and thanks for visiting!

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-02-10 8:53 pm   Permalink

All those lines boggle my little mind (in a good way )

VIVA EXPERIMENTATION!!!
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3414
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-02-10 11:27 pm   Permalink

Ken!

Insane!

Love "Visit to the Jungle Ruins!"

Makes my head dizzy, but in a good way!

Doesn't help that I'm not getting enough sleep... your energy has been flying across the country and zapping me in my studio!

Art, art and more art!


Lake Tiki starts it's bombardment of Southern California this summer at the May 3rd. nooner at Bamboo Ben!

We can hang out and throw art at each other!


 
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MarkusK
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Joined: Jun 02, 2007
Posts: 98
From: Berlin, Germany
Posted: 2009-02-10 11:54 pm   Permalink

Dang! This one hast it all: jungle, ruins, moais! The limited range of (soooo beautiful) green colours works great with all those lines. I can't stop looking at it...you don't do prints, do you?



 
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HB TIKI
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Joined: Dec 12, 2008
Posts: 684
Posted: 2009-02-13 3:25 pm   Permalink

outstanding work

 
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HB TIKI
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Posted: 2009-02-13 3:32 pm   Permalink




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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: 2009-02-14 10:19 am   Permalink

Hey Roger!
Thanks!
Now go post that BigToe Art on his thread!



Note proper way to display a signature below....



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ravenne
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Posted: 2009-02-14 12:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-10 20:19, little lost tiki wrote:









I can't wait to see these two completed!


And this one:


Has got to be my favorite one so far!


Keep rawkin the abstracts!
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-02-14 1:07 pm   Permalink

Mad Dog!
VIVA EXPERIMANTATION indeed!
Art,like anything else
needs to EVOLVE and GROW!
If ya ain't pushin it...GO HOME!
Just as the original PolyPop artists took the whole of Oceanic Arts
and used it as a playground for their movement
A lot of today's carvers and artists always strive to push it further...
sometimes with good results
sometimes not....
thanks for pushin it,Mike!
and not bein afraid of any medium!

Lake!
Thanks for the drive-by!
Haven't seen you since GUSTAVFEST in San Diego!
Jump! Jump!
Can't wait to see some of them Tiki Temples on the 3rd!
With all that talent squoze into one parking lot
Be prepared for a Hi-Energy day!

Markusk-Thanks so much for gettin into the ruins....
the lushness and ruins were things i wanted to tackle specifically on this one...
So happy it caught your eye!
As for prints...not yet
but i'm working on a way to get the art out to all y'all
at ridiculous prices...just be patient.

Well...worked a bit more on the Moai lake of fire/idol piece
but it still has a bit to go,so...
No! You can't see it yet!
BUT....
i did get this piece done...
no Tikis in it,but it is a bit tropical
with palms,volcanoes,and butterflies...
i had to finish this before today..
it was a Valentine's Day present for the wifey...

"Three butterflies"
tissue paper stain/acrylic paint/puff pen on gessoed wood
with a Bamboo Ben frame!


like i said before, just wanted to see if this tissue paper stain
could translate well on the gessoed wood....
i think it did alright...
Here's a bit mo' close-up...




and here's some super close-ups
so y'all can see the textures and roughness of it...
the fun part about gettin it rough up close
is that the eye blends it from a distance..
like a lil miracle!

volcano and sun


ferns,flowers and palm trunk


more lush vegetation...
i like how the grasses seem to recede and advance
depending on how you look at it...


here's the three butterflies
scampering around the jungle...


after painting the palms and trunks
you can see where i put the puff paint in lil accents all throughout!


that's it for today!
Happy Corporate Exploitation of Love Day!
i love you ALL!

just don't ask to borrow any money....


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ravenne
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Posted: 2009-02-14 1:17 pm   Permalink

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That turned out absolutely gorgeous!

Funny I just posted a few mins ago wanting to see the final look.


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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-02-14 1:30 pm   Permalink

TAG! You're it ravers!

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ravenne
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Posted: 2009-02-14 1:36 pm   Permalink

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TAG YOU'RE IT!


Wait, when did this turn into a game of tag?


Oh well I'm at my house, so I'm at a safe spot! hahaha!







...Where am I?


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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-02-18 9:03 pm   Permalink

Phew!
Long-distance tag can be tiring!
Anyways, i gots these two new abstracts done
but won't get to scan em til next week
so I decided to give you some blurry teasers
just to keep the goofs at bay...
NEWSFLASH! THE NEW SCANS ARE DONE!
I'll be replacing those blurry pics RIGHT NOW as you READ!
First one....
these are both 18x24-BIG!
"Moai King addresses the Stone Giants"


This one is tissue paper ink stain first
then ink outlines on the watercolor paper....
then subtle blending
using water against the hard line
to create shadows/depth
and then water-soluble pencil and hard pastel pencil (white)
for lighting....
Lots of painstaking work...
Tiki Tunnel Syndrome!


the fun part about these are how the characters come to life in a spontaneous manner...Once their area in the space is formed,they begin to move and tell me what they're doing/what they're thinking...
Not really literally..
that would be crazy...


it appears as if they've escorted their king to the great outcropping to hold a conversation with the wise old Stone giants who reside at the base of the lava lake...


that guy in the lower right hand corner is gettin a bit edgey....
Here's the king...


WAAAAAAAAH!DOOOIEEEEEE!


the three Stone giants


the volcano in the background


and this great piece of turf!
It makes me think about mary blair and marc chagall...



Next one..
"The lost Tiki"


This one required a different approach
All in the name of science and risky adventure!
Hang on! YEEEEE-EEEEE-EEEE!
i took a plain white piece of watercolor paper
and forestalled the tissue paper/ink stain
and decided to do all the outlines FIRST!
after that, did some blending and shadows
NEXT I filled in the colors with ink-coloring book style
now, when you do that against an ink line-it will bleed if you wash it too wet
BUT if you throw it in wet and sop it up quickly with a paper towel...
MAGIC CAN HAPPEN!
it'll pick up parts of the outline and fade it
thus causing a less intense color
then you can throw in another wash for a subtler shadow...
Anyways, the risk was taken and i was able to achieve this different feel
and IN LESS TIME than the other one
('cause those pencilled in hi-lights are a BEACH sometimes!)

Here are the brave orongo/birdmen,after weeks of cutting a swathe thru the jungle,chance upon a lost tiki left by an unknown society...


kind of an elaboration on the Moais discovering ruins
Discoverers/lost Cities/Explorers have always been of interest
so expect more of deez!

LOOK!


Here's a blurry close-up so you can see how rough the blurred and blended ink lines become after this technique!



PEEK-A-BEW!
(say it like the original Inspector Clouseau would)


here's the lost tiki!


I tried to fit a couple of faces in there!
and i like how the branch is both in front of/behind/and thru the tiki.....
TRIP-OWT!

and a slice of jungle vegetation....


and here's an ULTRAULTRACLOSEUPSUPERDETAIL PICTURE for you!


here's gawkin at you!

Hope you liked the new improved posting with the fresh scans!
they look a lot closer to the originals now....

Be on the lookout for the Moai Rowers plummeting down a waterfall...
in abstract!
soon!
love ya!
Mean it!


By the way...
i've been selling affordable drawings on eBay these past few weeks
for cigarette/art supplies/hair products money..
Five people have been able to adopt some beauts!
And so should you! if'n you want!

Please help me keep my locks beautiful!
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-02-19 05:49 am   Permalink

I LOVE the "peek-a-bew" bird. I wants'ta give 'im a hug!!!

 
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