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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2006-12-01 10:21 am   Permalink

LLTiki, thanks for posting the pix of your studio, it's great to see the progression of your work and your exotica collection is zazztaztik.


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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-12-01 1:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-12-01 08:57, GROG wrote:
Wow!! GROG and LLT have lot in common!! GROG do art and GROG live in cave, too![img]



Wow! An excellent drawing of LLT Grog!


 
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-12-02 1:47 pm   Permalink

And how about a postagestamp-sized Pompele from you...

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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2006-12-03 10:02 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Support Group Members!
Tama-you're a NUT! sorry about the double-posting...Rocket-fueled Clicky finger syndrome! usually after a jolly good rodgering on the canvas.my hands will become a bit shaky,but nothing a little coffee couldn't temper....Let the Art HistorianTron 3000 decipher the significance of caffeine to the contemporary artist.... Oh! and here's that postage size painting of Pompele...Just finished it yesterday! I painted it with a single hair sable brush!

(actual size)
Clarita! Glad you and Tama both like the Surfboards! Check out Drew Brophy's work on Surfboards...Awe-inspiring! here's a link...
http://www.drewbrophy.com/
Send him a big TC Hello via e-mail! Him and his wife Maria are the nicest, most down-to-earth people you'll ever meet! Is he a TC member? Does anybody know? He SHOULD be! That guy defined tiki in so many ways that still inspire a lot of us!
GROG-that's a beautiful picture of me,thanks! But....er..... I don't have six fingers on my right hand,I only draw like I have six fingers!
Sneakytiki,
thanks for the zazztaztik comments! Speaking of gems, Sippie Wallace and Wanda Jackson were my Melvins concert decompression music for today while painting!
Back to Clarita bringing up surfing; Tried my hand at it while stationed in Okinawa around 1984 with my friend Bill.With our friend Andy from Redondo Beach,we were 3 of about 25 punkers on the island! Well actually, secret punkers,being respectful Marines during the day! Well, anyways, long story short, I'm from Illinois and us bumpkins jest don' git that surfinboard thang! Also, about a month and a half after leaving those guys behind and getting stationed at Pendleton, I get a letter from Andy telling me how Bill drowned in a surfing accident there about two weeks after I flew back to the states....haven't attempted surfing since.... Anyways, surfboards have been very very good to me otherwise, working at Rusty and HIC and sharpening my humble graphic skills.And now, it's time to tackle yet another surfboard with yet another fun and thought-provoking theme.This board's theme will be an old vs new school vibe-a wooden natural tiki totem on one side and a metallic robotic tiki totem for the other side....a perfect full-circle with other "mechanical replacement of nature" themes...
Like this Mechanical Forest below....

Anyways, tackle enough themes and they will start to converse and conspire against you unless kept in check....
Anyways....here's the original and colored version of the sketch for the wooden side of the surfboard....

And here's some of the progress I made on it on Friday and Sunday(today)....Saturdays was naps and psychologically preparing for the Melvins at the Detroit Bar...They ROCKED so HARD my FACE MELTED!!!!! Great show!
Here's the top and bottom all rough layers of acrylic paint,getting some form and shadow together....

Not very impressive, I agree! But if you could only see it as my mind's eye can visualize it!
Here's the middle with the piece in different stages of completion! Can you see why I get all excited and twitchy now?

Here's an extra close detail for anyone interested...

You can see how each layer rests on top of the other! Zing!
I'll post more progress on this when it happens....
here's the sketches and concepts I've been mulling over for the Robotic Mechanical Tiki Totem side....

Very fun and old Weird Science/Science Fiction Fantasy Pulp vibe!
And here's a PNG Hi-Tech Skull Rack I farted around with during a cigarette break...

Space! The Final Frontier! Enough cool artists and 70's paperback writers have approached the whole tikis-from-beyond-the-stars theme,so I figured I'd throw my straw hat in the ring...Very Fun!
Also, on an earlier posting a few day's back, I mentioned being torn between projects...
Well, on friday I re-approached that Revelation 8-7 piece with a little bit of easter Island inspiration....
and here's the rough coloring on it so far! Not that rough, just a blurry picture!

So much to paint! Gotta Go! Aloha and Mahalo!!!

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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-12-04 01:22 am   Permalink

I dig the robot/tiki crossover...it's not hard to imagine some post-apocalyptic culture scavenging parts from defunct technology to build new idols...I made my first ever pebble tiki based on a similar idea, using bits from an old TV remote.
This surfboard has taken shape pretty quickly - was it totally blank before the weekend? I'm enjoying your closeups of the layering and colour techniques you use - I doubt I could ever do it myself, but it helps me understand how it all works from a creative perspective. One of my favourite things with painting is getting up close to a canvas and trying to decipher the brushstrokes and how their order of application creates the depth and colour. Deep, man.
Cue the face-melt animation!
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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2006-12-04 5:32 pm   Permalink

The Little Lost Genius marches on, curling & colouring all in his path; leaving his particular brand of sparkly cerebral carnage in his wake. All are powerless to his steady brushstroke, wild imagination & superhuman hand-eye co-ordination... All who witness the Work of our Hero are left forever changed; their minds open & free thought rampant, they join his march upon the rest of mankind with a renewed sence of purpose: to stick it to The Man & find their way back to Paradise...

jeez, Ive started early today, or rather you've set me off early...

Great stuff LLT!

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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2006-12-07 9:58 pm   Permalink

Man, llt! What beautiful, intricate work! I've never seen this thread. These pieces look like they'd take forever to do... Very fine stuff!
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foamy
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2006-12-08 05:16 am   Permalink

LLT, the mechanical forest does it for me. I like the ink work (I'm assuming it's ink work, it has that look) combined with the subtle(r) coloring. Is it watercolor or ink washes? Right up my alley.

I too, just checked out your whole thread. Holy smokes! That's a lotta work. A lotta very nice work. Dammit. One more artist's thread that I'm gonna have to keep checking out.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2006-12-08 9:50 pm   Permalink

LLT

U rock my world!



 
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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2006-12-09 09:55 am   Permalink

Aloha LLT! I'm very sorry about your surf incident, I've wouldn't try it again needer... But painting surf boards, I think, is a nice approach, specially since they come out so well! If someone would have told me about the robot tiki mix I've wouldn't think it would work... But woowwww! you're incredible! it does work and so perfectly!! Nice one!!! Congrats!! Have a great weekend!
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GROG
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Posted: 2006-12-09 11:44 am   Permalink

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On 2006-12-08 05:16, foamy wrote:
Is it watercolor or ink washes?



It's watercolor, now.



 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2006-12-09 5:43 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Central Ohana!
Oh how i missed you while immersed in Wooden Tiki Art Land!
I finished the "Wooden" side of the Wood vs Metal/Natural vs Mechanical Tiki Surfboard and it turned out fairly satisfactory...But before i post those, I should respond to some of the comments since our last Art posting....
Paipo!
Did you get my package yet? Hope so! It was blank on Thursday night-and i left the studio that evening around 1:30 and the rough undersketch and base colors in acrylic were sealed and drying when i left....the next day I got as far as what I had posted...Since then, I worked about 2 hours on it until Thursday night again when I busted out the rest-sealed it-left for home around midnight,then totally finished it between 9am to midnight...Not straight working tho! Entertaining visitors,watching some Samurai Jack episodes,reading a bit....so prolly about a good 5-7 hours on it-add a few more for the sealant drying between coats and it's Saturday and that side is dry-photographed-and forgotten in favor of the metal mechanical robot tiki on the other side! Don't cue the face melt animation yet,my brother....Save that for the Robot side!
Tama
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to stick it to The Man & find their way back to Paradise...


Whaaaaaaa....? Love your Brain man! Thanks for the rant....Now less rant and more carving!
Mister Gambino,
Thank you! Glad you are delighted with the work! I know you know the feeling of labouring over a piece of art. I imagine we both are faster painters than the other realizes! That new Easter Island painting of yours is really spellbinding! The colors,the sense of Mystery,the font,you've created a whole world, a dialog, a context that is consistent and always amazing! You can spot a Gambino painting a mile away! No one can nail it like that! Seeing your work in person at the Tikis and Terrors and Spooky Luau is amazing! How many hours a week do you dedicate to painting? Do you share my fate of having a dayjob or do you just do the art thing all day? I am always waiting to see what the next piece has in store! Always surprising!
Foamy,
That piece is finepoint sharpie on Winsor Newton Watercolor Paper tinted with ink AND watercolor...I think I did one of the colors in a gouache as it faded the black sharpie in areas giving it dat misty feelin! Besides this thread I also have a website with tiki art and MORE!
www.kenruzic.com
I hope you and Sam will check back often as I can't stop and will probably manically post new pieces right up to my nervous breakdown!
TikiShark! Rockit my friend!!! Don't you have a couple of commissions to finish!?!!
Clarita,
Thank you Tiki Friend! I hope this upcoming Robot side won't disappoint!
When are you going to do a Tiki Wax Robot Candle?You have a Great Weekend too!
GROG
Thanks for stopping by.....
Well, anyways...
Here it is! The moment we've all been waiting for!!!! At least the moment I've been waiting for! The finished side of the Wooden Tiki Totem!

Here is a comparison with the original sketch next to the finished surfboard...

As you can see, I can never translate it exactly...There are always little adjustments and changes as the mind turns it over and over until conception....
Alright, here's some close-up Money shots of some of the details!
TOP

MIDDLE

BOTTOM

I Totally Heart this part of the Surfboard!

That face cracks me up every time I see him! That pug nose reminds me of that real fat kid in the really early Little Rascals! Chubsy-Ubsy or Porky or something!
It was a great week for finishing up paintings! Now it's onto the Tiki Robot side....and BEYOND!


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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2006-12-09 6:12 pm   Permalink

Hey, llt- Thanks for all of the kind words! I don't work another regular 40 hour job, but I don't get to paint consistently because I do quite a bit of computer art (logos, etc.) as well as handlettering in addition to the painting. Therefore, my painting falls in between other art-related tasks! Anyhow, you really do some beautiful work, and I appreciate the step by step progress pics as well.
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squid
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Posted: 2006-12-09 9:20 pm   Permalink

Kinny Dude-I want some of whatever it is you're doing! It blows me away how much awesome stuff you crank out. Glad I bought one of your paintings before you get all world-famous and pricey! Everyone that comes to our house looks at it and says, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH....can I touch it?"

Rock on!!!!

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kirby
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Posted: 2006-12-10 01:24 am   Permalink

Awsome work dude..

I guess the grog finaly found a reason to stand upright.A-hole...

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