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Bowana's Other Crafts
little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-04-12 10:00 am   Permalink

Daaaaaaaang Boy!
wana!
Skull fez=WINNER!

you're special....


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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1167
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-04-14 5:32 pm   Permalink

Big Daddy and benella- yeah, I just ran out of time to do him up right with leopard spots and all. Wait til next one!

Clarita- Gracias amiga mia! The show could have gone better, but there will be more to come.

LLT- Thanks, my bruddah! You also are speyshul!


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On 2009-04-12 03:50, Benzart wrote:
As far as your job as a sculptor , how do you live with yourself, I mean doesn't it bother you that they Pay you for Playing with clay all day?


No, it doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I really like it!

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Then you come home and do it all night?


Most nights. Sometimes I slack on TC instead.

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Actually I know there is more to it than that,,lots of stuff like budgets, deadlines, Quality control, design, reports, and unless you have helpers, you get to do all the dirty work too. Sounds like the Perfect Job!


You forgot to mention the beancounters, the stuffed suits, and the Chinese factories trying to take the sculpting part away from us!

Thanks for visiting, all youze!

Bowie

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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-04-17 07:21 am   Permalink

Sir B,

You never cease to amaze me...Your work just plain blows me away! I can't wait til our next little clay jam.


 
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1167
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-04-24 8:03 pm   Permalink

Thanks Babalu! I've got something for the kiln already. We'll hang out soon.

I'm experimenting and banging my head against the wall with a 3D program called ZBrush.
Here's a few progression shots of my friend The Gill Man. I like to call him Mr. Fish-Face.


You start with a sphere and push it and prod it to get basic shapes.
Just as you would with actual clay.


Dig them fish lips!


Here I've divided it so the mesh is finer. More details can be added.


Pulling out some wrinkles and details on the gills.


At this stage it's been divided about 4 times.
Popping out some eyes and teeth!

ZBrush is by no means an easy program to learn. I consider myself a rank amateur compared to some of the work I've seen by other artists. You have to be a freakin' rocket scientist for some of the functions to make sense. I was afraid of it at first because I felt it was threatening to traditional sculpting, and that it and all other 3D modeling programs were going to destroy the sculpting world as I knew it. It's not! It's a fantastic tool, but very left brained. A frustration, yet enormously rewarding. A love/hate relationship. ( In other words, I love ZBrush, but it hates me)

I'll post a few more shots of Sir Fish-Face as he gets finished up.
Thanks for looking.

Bowie
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-04-25 12:35 am   Permalink

Hi Bowie,

Now that you've got your clay thing even if it's on your screen, take some toolz and some notMahogany wood and go carve it
Nice work, by the way !

Benjamin.


 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-04-25 12:38 am   Permalink

Also your can carve your screen!

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-04-25 08:54 am   Permalink

Wow Bows, That ZBrush looks Amazing and from the guy you did it looks like you have tamed it pretty well, that could pass as a photo from a real hunk of clay.
Can you now put that through a CNC Machine?
Cool.
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MooneyTiki
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
Posts: 578
From: Jensen Beach,fla
Posted: 2009-04-26 10:24 am   Permalink

Holy Bowana!!!!Wow never amazed at your Incredable talent,only more in awe at each piece!!!I love seeing such creative Artists like yourself,A big Mahalo for sharing,Aloha your friend, Mooney

 
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-04-26 7:49 pm   Permalink

Cool stuff Bowana! I would have never thought you'd venture into the digital realms of art. Benzart is right, once you have a digital format, you could send one off for machining. For those that want a free taste of 3D modeling, you could consider CB Model Pro, free downloads at www.cbmodelpro.com Probably not as advanced as ZBrush, but good for those who are PCs.
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-04-27 8:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys!

Benella- Ha! I WISH I could carve a piece of NotMahogany like this!

laojia- Carving the screen , hm? Yes, I think you've got a good idea there!

Benz- Not a C&C machine, but a 3D printer that outputs the file layer by layer. Kind of like pages in a book on top of each other going from top to bottom (or back to front)

Mooney- Thanks Bruddah! Aloha!

Mango- I ventured into the digital realms of art out of curiosity as well as necessity. Have you tried CB Model Pro? How is it?


Here's the finished Señor Fish Lips with what's called a "toy finish" texture. Weeks of sanding and polishing done with the click of a button.


Creature from Freak-Out Lagoon!

Bowie-Wowie



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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-04-27 9:11 pm   Permalink

" Weeks of sanding and polishing done with the click of a button. "
I HATE YOU!


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jab tiki
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Joined: Jun 23, 2008
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-04-28 1:21 pm   Permalink

Cool stuff, Sr. B.
Where and when is the next chop??
-Hope to see you soon.
-Johnny B.


 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-04-28 5:53 pm   Permalink

Psychadelic Hei-lagoon creature! Very Kewl.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-04-28 6:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-04-24 20:03, Bowana wrote:
I'm experimenting and banging my head against the wall with a 3D program called ZBrush.



So it became true! You are a REAL carving robot now! Nice upgrade.

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I was afraid of it at first because I felt it was threatening to traditional sculpting, and that it and all other 3D modeling programs were going to destroy the sculpting world as I knew it.



Not quite the whole sculpting world, but rather your personal world. Now any idiot can do what you do. Your talent is now obsolete and unecessary.

Quick question:
Can you throw a 6 foot log in that computer carving thing you got and make a tiki?

No?

Cool, at least I have job security for the time being.

If you need a job in the near future, let me know. I need someone to run the Facelogs branch of my tiki factory.
Buzzy Out!













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TikiMango
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-04-28 7:17 pm   Permalink

Bowana, I have toyed with it over the years, but never got any results that I was proud of. The controls are not that intuitive to my brain, so I gave up on it.
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