||Bowana's Other Crafts
Joined: Sep 28, 2005
From: Jensen Beach,fla
|Posted: 2009-09-11 1:25 pm  Permalink|
Bump too cool!!!
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Nov 10, 2006
From: La Mesa, CA
|Posted: 2009-12-26 10:16 pm  Permalink|
Although it took me 3 months to respond, thanks for the bump, Mooney!
Here's what little I've been up to. First is a PNG style drum mug I carved from a blank casting Babalu made and encouraged me to do something with.
I made a rough sketch from a photograph in a book, then put the book away and went by only the sketch so that the image I made would be twice removed from the actual piece. It's 9" tall.
This is my current project. A hand built mug in my fav Kona Style.
It's fun to be able to design things this way without having to think about undercuts and stuff for molding purposes. You can go a little crazy and do what you like.
I put him in the classic "wrestler's stance" common in Kona Style. Think I'll call him Lil' Tuff Guy or something like that. He's 10" tall.
Babalu, I'll bring him over to throw in the fire soon!
Thanks for looking!
Happy Holidays! Fa-Ra-Ra-Ra-Raaa, Ra-Ra-Ra-Raa!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
|little lost tiki|
Joined: Jun 12, 2006
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
|Posted: 2009-12-26 10:37 pm  Permalink|
Conquerin 2 shores!
PNG and hawaiian!
you Sir,are Genius Smarts!
love the stance!
and the colors and style on PNG boy
are waaaaaay perfecto!
Joined: Oct 21, 2002
From: Milwaukee, WI
|Posted: 2009-12-27 02:01 am  Permalink|
Like Ken said... DAAAAAAAAAAANG!
The Kona Style tiki is so cool!
I love the extra "nudge" you gave the head dress and the "wrestler" stance!
Brings so much more life and action to the tiki. The detail is off the hook.
And agreed on the PNG mug... great color combinations and wonderful lines!
Two great pieces... congrats!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2009-12-27 02:47 am  Permalink|
Joined: Oct 03, 2009
|Posted: 2009-12-27 04:44 am  Permalink|
Very nice work Bowana. I would love to have that PNG to use for a shot glass!
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Mar 11, 2006
From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
|Posted: 2009-12-27 04:58 am  Permalink|
[ This Message was edited by: TravelingJones 2009-12-27 05:01 ]
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2009-12-27 05:34 am  Permalink|
Double WOW, Super mug Bows.
Joined: Nov 19, 2006
From: Lemon Grove
|Posted: 2009-12-27 07:46 am  Permalink|
Holy Cow Sir B! The little tough guy turned out superb! Really nice brother...I love, love the way his little arms are pushing those "eye tails?" out creating that circle shape there. Lot's of fun movement in this one boss.
Joined: Jun 10, 2004
From: Reseda, calif.
|Posted: 2009-12-27 08:43 am  Permalink|
Both of your pieces look like they are alive and full of expression, excellent job as always. Your work is amazing.
Joined: Aug 03, 2004
From: Omao, Kauai
|Posted: 2009-12-27 09:12 am  Permalink|
On 2009-12-26 22:16, Bowana wrote:
I made a rough sketch from a photograph in a book, then put the book away and went by only the sketch so that the image I made would be twice removed from the actual piece.
Smart, Dave. Way to make it yer own!
And Kona Guy is going to be another Bowie masterpiece!
Joined: Dec 28, 2005
From: Mission Beach, CA
|Posted: 2009-12-27 09:39 am  Permalink|
Them is some snappy mugs bud!
Joined: Sep 27, 2004
From: So FL
|Posted: 2009-12-27 2:14 pm  Permalink|
Loving the Koan mug! You always manage to impress.
|BIG tiki scott|
Joined: Sep 18, 2009
From: lehigh acres florida
|Posted: 2009-12-27 4:42 pm  Permalink|
kona mug is daa BOMB!!!!! THAT IS WICKED SWEEET!!!! CHEERZ!!
Joined: Jul 02, 2008
From: Brooklyn, NY
|Posted: 2009-12-27 5:16 pm  Permalink|