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tigertail777
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2011-11-06 5:47 pm   Permalink

Thanks for sharing LLT, more books for me to look up and try to find.

After looking at your black and white drawing and the final painting, I am wondering is this your process of how you do all of your paintings, and if so do you somehow trace your black and white drawing for the painting, or is that done by hand as well?

I ask because I recently got an overhead projector at goodwill to try to do tracings of my first sketches to make things faster. The re-sketching onto the final canvas/panel is what is always so time consuming for me because in transferring I tend to mess up proportions from my original and it drives me crazy.

And I have ran out of adjectives for how insanely creative and beautiful your paintings are, but as usual your latest work is wonderful.


 
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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: 2011-11-09 07:20 am   Permalink

Hey Mike!

i think it's a toss-up
Cat Stevens or Pablus!
i think Pablus would be cheaper to hire....

Thanks for that lift in my morning,buddy!


tigertail-
Books are my salvation and enemy
Sometimes i'm reading when i should be painting
but ain't curiosity a BIG part of it?
That drive to learn and research and explore is a LARGE part of the art on this end...

As for process...there's many approaches

a colored ground and lightly drawn (in water-soluble pencil) before painting
the usual gesso,pencil drawing,and build-up of washes
gesso drawing acrylic then paintpen
there's a number of approaches depending on the medium
mood
and what i want to convey...

for that study for the hidden Village
i just used a Copic brush pen and freehanded it
(and hoped for the best...-Confidence is a good trait to have during this stage)
and then layed cel-vinyl over the outlines in washes
not my usual approach,but i wanted a nice blackline to photograph
so that was the route i took........

i'll explain this current piece more below....

I have an opaque projector that i use ONLY when transferring a sketch to a bigger size...because most artists are comfortable with about 3 "scales" of drawing
3 sizes that they're comfortable with
that their hands and body language responds to the best....
All the other sizes...go with the opaque...
i usually trace the projected image and trace it out with a water-soluble pencil
that way i can wipe it clean before applying the acrylic and then there's no
underpainting showing thru....tho i do let the underpainting show on some pieces i approach differently...like Bruegel,if you look closely at his pieces...

Most of it,for me,is just experiment,and keep what works...

As for this new one
i took an unlikely approach because of necessity

i started sketching on the wood (lightly sanded)
but the pencil was waaaaaay too light to get a feel for the image as a whole
so i just started freehanding with an indigo paintpen..
Here's what i came up with....


and a close-up


After that was done,i began laying in washes of acrylic and cel-vinyl
i can already see the problems this will cause
as the paint is opaque at times and musses up the clean outline
but i'll cross that bridge when i get to it....
Hopefully ,by applying indigo washes i can alleviate that later
but we'll see.....
i may just paint over the whole dern thing
if it gets too troublesome....

Here it is with the initial red-orange-pink wash
and some turquoise
and some med olive


and a close-up so you can see the corner I've painted myself into...



More trials and tribulations later
but so far the disadvantages of painting it this way
are manageable...
So we'll see...
Fortune favors those who DARE,eh?


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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
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From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2011-11-09 07:56 am   Permalink

WOW! Like this a lot Ken!

Chris
WestADad


 
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tigertail777
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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2011-11-09 11:18 am   Permalink

Thanks for the walk through your processes it really helps me in how to do my own stuff better and faster. I can't wait to get back to painting, but it will have to wait for a bit. Right now the play I am a stagehand in is taking up a lot of time.

I really like your paint pen approach if I do anything more graphic and less painterly I will have to try that. I am in awe that you free handed that sucker. I also want to try out that cel vinyl sometime, I think the only colors I currently have left are black, white, and yellow. When you paint on the monkeypod wood dishes do you need to sand them down or anything? Is there any food grade paint you think you could use on those? Fantastic work as always. Eagerly watching the progress.


 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2011-11-10 07:14 am   Permalink

goooooooooooood Mornin!
made a bit more progress last night
into the wee hours
so i thought i'd share a bit
before heading off to work!


WestADad-Thanks for visiting,buddy!
Right now the piece just looks pathetic to me
but i think the reason is because
i can kinda see how it's GOING TO look finished..
and lemme tell you...
YOU are in for a TREAT!


tigertail-Glad these walk-thrushelp to inspire and inform
my fellow Art Brothers and Sisters here on TC
Bring a sketchbook with you during these upcoming stagehand days
Because NOW is the time to let your Artist brain play
and accumulate inspiration....
never let a minute go to waste...
Art is our mission!

the paintpen DOES make a piece that is less painterly and more graphic
plus it's a bit faster because one can always draw faster than they can paint..
But that's not to say that one can't still make a piece look painterly in this style.....you'll see!

when i first approached this i did do a tiny amount of pencil sketching,but only to indicate where the huts would go
and to get a little bit of a sense of the space in the jungle...
so it wasn't totally freehand...just 93% of it....
Cel vinyl is a Blast to work with AND you can mix them with acrylics....and water them down or apply them opaque...
i think you'll enjoy them.....

as for the monkeypods
i used to mix gouache with gesso to get a colored ground and then go with gouache over it
light sanding is okay,but as long as you SEAL the heck out of it
it doesn't matter what you apply on there! as for food grade paint.....dunno......i just seal the livin HECK out of em!
Thanks again for the visit!

Well, here it is with most of the basic color fills blocked in


and some close-ups


This stage is mostly to establish the color blocking before i start adding the details....You can see how the paint covers the paintpen outlines a tad... Later ,when i apply the blue shadowing,that won't be as noticeable
but for now
it's going thru a messy phase......
please pardon our mess during construction!



Here's the skull torches and a carved bird on a beam.....


and here's a view of one of the huts in a little valley/dip in the jungle floor...Have y'all noticed that not only are there carved birds in this piece
but real ones as well?
fun! fun!

Oh well!
it's time to get to work....
Talk atcha soon Ohana!

Aloha!
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-11-10 08:52 am   Permalink

If the devil is in the details, then your work is THICK with old Lucifer Kinny!

 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-11-10 4:11 pm   Permalink

Beautiful Ken! Love the layering of those tree leaves!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-11-11 08:13 am   Permalink

You deserve the 363,737 posts because the art should be looked at and enjoyed over and over again. You pull so much fun stuff out of your brain and put it perfectly onto paper. Wow this is full of fun and creativity. Hugs, Wendy
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2011-11-11 1:35 pm   Permalink

awesome work i love it

 
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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: 2011-11-21 01:04 am   Permalink

Aloha Kanes and Wahines!
Got a final shot of the Hidden Village with some details
but no progress shots-i was in a ZONE and plum dern forgot!

but first....
Quote:

On 2011-11-10 08:52, MadDogMike wrote:
If the devil is in the details, then your work is THICK with old Lucifer Kinny!



Thanks Mike!
i would hope that details are also where the beauty of creation lies
the variety in each plant and construction...i think the detail part of the work
is to
1)give the viewer plenty of places to explore each visit
2) life...real life has so much detail,
a story in every brush of the wind and smell of leaves...
by putting so much into the world on the canvas
it becomes a world...ain't no devil in dat!

Quote:

On 2011-11-10 16:11, zerostreet wrote:
Beautiful Ken! Love the layering of those tree leaves!



That's zerostreet!
i hope the final piece will delight you even further
with it's many layers...

Quote:

On 2011-11-11 08:13, danlovestikis wrote:
You deserve the 363,737 posts because the art should be looked at and enjoyed over and over again. You pull so much fun stuff out of your brain and put it perfectly onto paper. Wow this is full of fun and creativity. Hugs, Wendy



a big Mahalo and HUG to you Wendy!
You deserve just as many posts,as your creativity and natural inclination towards teaching and experimentation and play are Heroic to say the least....Lovin YOU!
Scroll down... i got a surprise for you... a finished PAINTING!

Quote:

On 2011-11-11 13:35, tiki beat by marcus thorn wrote:
awesome work i love it



Thank you Marcus...it's really appreciated from a carver of your caliber.
Scroll down! i got's goodies for all my Ohana!

Here it is ,in all it's garish glory!
a real eye popper!

"the hidden Village"
acrylic,cel-vinyl and paintpen on wood
with a legendary frame by Bamboo Ben!


i think it's around 2x3 feet...
kind of big,but with plenty of huts to visit
and sights to see!

Here's just the painting,by isself...


a lot of it was nailing the undershadows and lighting
with acrylic
before applying layersof different color paintpens to
the grassy surface
the straw of the huts
highlights on leaves and such...

Let's look at some details and i'll explain further....


if you look on the rooftops of the huts
you'll see that
after applying the yellow
i went in there with some of the vibrant pinky orange acrylic
for the shadowing...
then ,after that was dry,i went back over the huts with the yellow and
not only made some straw for the roof
but broke up the dark indigo shadow...a TWOFER!


Enough of the technicalities
let's discuss the narrative..the story of this piece

Well...i think this piece is mostly about MYSTERY
it's a Hidden Village and ,by the looks of it
no human occupants
just a huge tiki carved into the monolithic tree
and skulls lying about...
and birds!
Not only the carved wooden birds perched on the crossbeams of various huts
but REAL birds,scattered silently around the landscape...
hmmmmmm....


Here's my favorite part of the piece...
If you will indulge me,i'll tell you why....

the moon's reflection in the pool
the rocks and plants around it
How the three huts are positioned
so the inhabitants can have easy morning access to a quick dip!
the wooden bird
despite being a sculpture
seems to be looking down at the reflection
almost as if the moon;s light is animating him!
i also LOVE the fact that the grass leads all the way up to the rocks and pool
that way i don't have to wear flip-flops when visitin!



Here's a better view of the giant carved tiki tree...
i had used layers of acrylic and then went over that with some yellow paint pen
to catch some of the various light sources
wandering about the village...
thicker outlines of the indigo were used to emphasize the shadows
to give it that "Indian miniature " depth of field that delights me so....
you can see this especially
high up in the trees
where the moon and night sky meet...
Look! there's some Boids in the trees!


Here's a shot to show you another bird
hiding out in the treetops!
also,note the 3/4 view shield on the tree
i love how it's in front of AND behind that hut!

People have asked me (mostly artists)
about the depth of field and different planes in these pieces
is it intentional?
where does it come from?
HOW is it still navigatable?
is that a word?
Anyways...these are glimpses into the perspective i often experience in dreams
that rolling sinuos landscape
unfolding new wonders at every undulation of the topography
Go figger..
and the Huge trees also relate back to early dream imagery
except they were pillars chained to clouds
supporting them....
this easily transitioned into the trees (and the puffy treetops to boot!)

Here's an example
"When the Saints go Marching In"


Back to our normal programming....


Here's another amusing observation....
the carved bird on top
appears to be checking out the bird on the bottom
but how is that so when the bird positioned higher in the picture
is actually BEHIND the lower bird in the foreground?
Ah! the joy of the crazy landscape!



here's aupper treetop peek at a skull shelf,and two birds checking out each other
as well as a carved fellow in their midsts....


a nice lil porch...
and a humongous tree root growing right next to it!


Here's a fun play on perspective and depth...
especially with the hut on the right
that appears to be in a deep valley
and the hut in the foreground
with the hill sloping downward to it's right
and LOOK! a bird!



Here's a nice closeup of the hut in the right foreground....
it's got a tree growin out the middle of it!



and here's a final shot
a closeup of the night sky
for it is late
and i have work tomorrow...
Sleep tight dear Ohana!
and thanks for all the visits and comments!

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umeone
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Posted: 2011-11-21 09:10 am   Permalink

Aloha little lost tiki,

I want to live in the Hidden Village! What a beautiful whimsical place! I love the way you take us there too! Incredible work!


 
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tigertail777
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2011-11-21 6:05 pm   Permalink

D...A...M...N That turned out FREAKING AWESOME! I could almost picture this being a black-light painting because of those bright colors you used.

The thought you put into this is really interesting and incredible to "see" your reasoning behind the placement and artistic choices. Thanks for sharing.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-11-21 10:30 pm   Permalink

Those impossible constructions make you the M. C. Escher of the jungle.

 
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Beachbumz
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2011-11-21 11:15 pm   Permalink

Das Nutz LLT!! Very cool the detail, coloring, EVERYTHING... Your amazing brada..

Aloha


 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2011-12-20 12:21 am   Permalink

Hey Kids!!!
Thanks for all the visits and comments
they always bring a smile to my heart
and stoke those creative fires even more!

umeone-Aloha and Mahalo for the happy thoughts!
i always like to draw places that peep into my dreams
places i would love to live...hence all the detail
the more i paint it,the more i'm THERE...and that's a BLAST!
Come visit anytime!

tigertail-have yet to throw a blacklight on this thing...i'll save it for a special evening and report back....i painted a few pieces and embellished them with glow in the dark puff paint...that was a TRIP!!!
All truly good paintings require an intense concentration..a battle of wills with the surface....transforming it from a flat plane into a PLACE...i imagine all artists feel this to some extent...Thanks for the fellow artist chitchat!

Mad Dog!!!M.C. Escher of the Jungle? i think Rousseau nailed that title..I'm just playin around with paint! mahalo for the visit!

BeachBumz-Aw Shucks!
We aims to please over here!


Anyways..Sorry i haven't done any step-by-steps lately...
Actually, it's been a month...YIKES!
Not that i haven't been painting
as you can see here...
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=35616&forum=21&start=240&255

Anyways...still no step-by-step,but i thought i'd share some details of me latest here!

"the Hungry Cannibal"
acrylic and cel-vinyl on wood
with a beautiful bamboo Ben frame!
(got 19 of em a few weeks back and they're INCREDIBLE!)


here's a close-up of one of the skulleyes tied into place...


Here's two more skulls placed into little nooks in his face..


Here's a bone club this fellar's wielding!


Here's two little orongo birds,flanking the brows of the hungry Cannibal Idol


Here's the other guy!


This little tiki is resting in his chin area!
How Crazy is that?!?!?


His other hand with a rib to munch on...


and a final close-up of his eye-nose-mouth area!


That's it for today! Time for Dreamland!
G'night Ohana!


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