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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2010-03-28 12:00 pm   Permalink

SWEEEEEET!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-03-28 1:42 pm   Permalink

!
Thanks for posting the step by step!
Very cool!
Double sweet!


 
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TikiDaye
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Joined: Mar 26, 2010
Posts: 148
From: Colorado, USA
Posted: 2010-03-28 1:56 pm   Permalink

Ken,

I can't tell you enough how inspiring you are! I have been going back to page 1 and working through this topic (it's taking me days) and all I can say is AMAZING! What an incredible way to catalog and share with us lesser folks your progression over the past few years.... insane.

I'm really digging this last piece... I enjoy putting some color down and coming back and looking/listening for what is about to be birthed... I find it a very fluid adventure! Great stuff.... did I mention how inspiring you are?

A couple quick questions for an inspired wannabe like me: I see you mention sealant often... what type of sealant do you use? is it the same regardless of what media you are using (ink, wc, acrylic, paint pens, etc?)? is it the same regardless of what surface you are painting (wood, masonite, wc paper, whatever else you find, etc)?

also, do you suggest a particular way to prepare a found wood piece before painting it? I keep bumping into pieces that scream "paint me" at my local thrifts... I pick them up and have just been hanging onto them, but I see pictures in them Also, what type of paints do you suggest for these?

Here's an example of a piece I picked up for $1... can't you see those little tiki faces wanting to get out?



If this isn't the 'right' place to ask these questions, just let me knew. I'm new here to TC and wasn't sure if this was ok to ask here or not...

Thanks, Ken! You rock...

Oh, one final question: when are you coming to Scottsdale to share your art? I would love to meet you and be able to pick up a little something like you do at the parking lot shows out there... Let me know if you are ever coming this way...

Peace,
Jason <><


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2010-03-29 08:19 am   Permalink

Looks just like Superman icecream YUM

 
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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: 2010-03-29 09:05 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-03-27 20:37, MadDogMike wrote:
What size is that Masonite?



16x20
courtesy of le monkeyman...

Quote:

On 2010-03-27 23:28, beadtiki wrote:
How long does one of those take from start to finish?
In NORMAL speed - not KENNY speed!



Normal Speed? kenny Speed?
it's all relative...

i think this one took a lil over 2 nights of work
studio evenings usually run from around 7pm til midnight-ish...
that's 5 hours x 2
Now you gotta subtract
smoking
more smoking
making coffee
stopping to read
or stare off in space
prepping some other boards for the painting after that
bathroom
eating dinner
becoming engrossed with the David Icke lecture on the telly
phonecalls...

A lot of it is multi-tasking
smoking/painting/talking on the phone
so i would venture to say 6-7 hours
including drying times....

mp-Thanks man!
These guys would totally get along with those PNG KOBRAS of yours!

TikiLizard-your enthusiasm is boundless.thank you!

TikiShark!
Bradley! Goin BIG on your new canvas i see!
Righteous!
Gonna see you in September!

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On 2010-03-28 13:56, TikiDaye wrote:
Ken,
A couple quick questions for an inspired wannabe like me: I see you mention sealant often... what type of sealant do you use? is it the same regardless of what media you are using (ink, wc, acrylic, paint pens, etc?)? is it the same regardless of what surface you are painting (wood, masonite, wc paper, whatever else you find, etc)?



Sealants.... there are a million different answers for a million different mediums....
for gouache and ink-a matte spray fixative will do-brushing it on will ruin your surface
smear it....
(sidenote:I did once paint some bisque mugs with gouache and actually poured the sealant onto the surface and lightly spread it (a little area at a time)
that gave them a juicy surface not otherwise possible...
BUT I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THAT TO ANYONE-it's a pain!)

for acrylic-spray or brush-on-either
for paintpen-brush is better
the sprays sometimes don't react well to the oil-based paintpen...

Your surface is the same story
mostly depends on what is on TOP of that surface
ALWAYS TEST!
and once you get a piece done
then you can figger out a sealant
UV protection is always good for inks and gouache
acrylics are pretty lightfast-if you get semi-quality ones....

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On 2010-03-28 13:56, TikiDaye also wrote:
also, do you suggest a particular way to prepare a found wood piece before painting it? I keep bumping into pieces that scream "paint me" at my local thrifts... I pick them up and have just been hanging onto them, but I see pictures in them Also, what type of paints do you suggest for these?

Here's an example of a piece I picked up for $1... can't you see those little tiki faces wanting to get out?





Monkeypods are the bomb!
I prefer mixing gouache with gesso
then going over the design with gouache-nice and gritty smooth creamy,it is!
seal with a spray!

if you just wanna go for it
i suggest acrylic or cel vinyl paint
just clean the wood first!

Quote:

Oh, one final question: when are you coming to Scottsdale to share your art? I would love to meet you and be able to pick up a little something like you do at the parking lot shows out there... Let me know if you are ever coming this way...



I'll be in Arizona at the KonTiki next month
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=34980&forum=4&start=0&155
in about 2 weeks!
how far is Tuscon from Scottsdale?
i'll just be bringing some clearview folders full of drawings for sale
paintings are too much hassle to fit in the car,so i won't be bringing any
unless someone wants a specific one...
That's gonna be one cramped roadtrip
especially with Giant DougHorne and Fat Jeff BTD!


teaks-toooootally Superman icecream!
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Kiki von Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2008
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From: Irvine, CA
Posted: 2010-03-29 4:42 pm   Permalink

Awww, you are just rawkin out the good stuff again (still)! I have some stuff for you and need to come by.... do you still use colored tissue paper?
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posts: 3857
Posted: 2010-03-29 6:41 pm   Permalink

Love your break down of "art time"!
I do all that too!
Well, I also take some time to stare in horror at the half finished work and wonder if it's too late for me to get a real job somewhere... like Burger King.

Big Aloha!
I'd LOVE to see you in Sept!
Brado~
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TikiDaye
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Joined: Mar 26, 2010
Posts: 148
From: Colorado, USA
Posted: 2010-03-29 10:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info on the sealant... I will have to play around with those suggestions...

As for Tucson, it's a couple hours south of Scottsdale. I saw that the KonTiki was throwing a bash in April... the only problem I run into is that I am a minister, so Sunday is my big work day, bright and early...

Maybe I can sneak down and say hello and check things out and then leave at a decent hour to get back up to Scottsdale...? Gonna have to see about that though...

Thanks again... looking forward to what comes pouring out of that wild mind of yours next and ends up on paper!

Peace,
Jason <><



 
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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: 2010-03-31 6:35 pm   Permalink

Hey Kiki!
YUP! Still using that colored tissue paper!
why?
you holdin?

C'mon down to the studio fer a visit sometime!
I'll show you some secret projects!

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On 2010-03-29 18:41, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
Love your break down of "art time"!
I do all that too!
Well, I also take some time to stare in horror at the half finished work and wonder if it's too late for me to get a real job somewhere... like Burger King.



Brad!
i didn't want to crush all those folks just getting into the art scene..
Didn't want to reveal the utter wreck of a life
us artists have to bear everyday..
from creative Berlin Walls
to having to mingle with less advanced beings....
you DO have a real job... and it's art
and it's your DESTINY,my friend!

Jason,
Good luck with the sealants..
Have a few horror stories of reading the label
but applying too much spray and having the piece "melt" and "mush"
TEST FIRST and you should be fine!
And as for the Kon-Tiki..
it would be great to meet you
but i understand
you've got a flock to teach
and that is a much more important deal right there!
If our paths don't cross then we'll meet up some other time in the future..

SNEAK PEEK!
didn't do a step-by-step on this because it was
all about the colors and shapes and textures
and trying to achieve a light source
and shadows
and stylize it all to flow together
and to make sure there was A LOT of colors
and that they all got along
etc.
etc.
etc.
So here it is so far...
30% -40% finished
it may be radically different when it's finished...
don't even have a title yet....





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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-03-31 7:05 pm   Permalink

Damn Ken, I love it the way it is! Nice vibrant colors!

 
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mp
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Posts: 458
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2010-03-31 7:12 pm   Permalink

I love it the way it is too!!! GOOOOOOOOLD!!!!!

 
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TikiDaye
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Joined: Mar 26, 2010
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From: Colorado, USA
Posted: 2010-03-31 11:32 pm   Permalink

Ken,
Loving this new one (of course, I love them all!)

...I especially like that palm tree in the lower right hand corner, the way it pops off that patterned background... fantastic!

peace,
Jason <><


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2010-04-01 09:18 am   Permalink

It's finished. Don't do anything else to it.

 
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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2010-04-01 11:59 am   Permalink

I dig how the masks are reflections of each other, but at the same time they aren't. Nice touch.

 
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beadtiki
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From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2010-04-01 4:31 pm   Permalink

Picaso ain't got nothing on you! I like the more vibrant colors - a bit of a departure from your more muted tones of late (which I ALSO like - don't get me wrong!). I wouldn't change a thing - but what do I know?! I'm not the artist!
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