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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
Digitiki
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Posted: 2009-02-09 12:02 pm   Permalink

Robb,
Once again you amaze!! That painting of the tiki with just the smallest hint of light is fantastic. Its so minimal. I love how you don't really see the tiki, but only the faintest of slivers of light on it. It lets the viewer fill in the tiki how THEY would imagine it looking! Its very dramatic!! And the boat on the sea is simply awesome. The color and lighting makes it look like a tiki ghost ship.
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2009-02-09 12:20 pm   Permalink

They are even more stunning when viewed in person!!!

It was nice to see Robb's new work before going to the Polynesian Fire last weekend.

Keep up the fantastic work!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-02-10 08:04 am   Permalink

the canoe is looking awesome,Robb!
the waves andempty boat add to the sense of dread!
and the prow is magnificent!
you ROCK the ROLL,my friend!
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-02-11 6:31 pm   Permalink

MadDog, I believe you are on to something about these guys!

Digitiki, I can't tell you how happy I am about how tuned in you are to what I'm desperately trying to do. Keep your hammers flying my friend.

Jeff, it was a real blast to hang out with all of you guys... even better than the show, and the show was very good.

Ken, you are the rocker around these parts, we all know that: quality & quantity. I'm jealous.




Here's the completed velvet:






"Tiki Still 1" - 11x14 - velvet mounted to bristol board.


It has the boring name because I want to do a series of still lifes of just tikis with a simple background.

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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-02-11 6:47 pm   Permalink

Here's a new SKETCH. It's meant to be quick and fun and tiki-free!!!

I did this sitting at a Witco bar set at the Daddy Katz shop in Dayton.

I just thought: I should've taken a pic of the bar! Damn!!







Now this is what you call a ROUGH beginning! The barely visible black and white printouts are very valuable pics I took last year at the Hukilau.
















At this point the sketch is about halfway done.


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Babalu
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Posted: 2009-02-11 8:21 pm   Permalink

Thanks for showing us all how you lay this color down and attack this black sheet...these pictures are worth a thousand words. Right On!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-02-12 12:51 pm   Permalink

Nice!
The Tiki Still turned out reeeeal cool!
All solid and stately-like!
And thanks for sharing how you build these up...
Priceless information there!
Any chance of throwing in
a sexy skinnydipper
with a huge afro?


 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-02-12 4:15 pm   Permalink

Robb everytime I see new work by you I am in awe of how amazing of an artist you are.

Love the art on this thread. Beautiful work!


 
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-02-12 4:39 pm   Permalink

Thanks alot Babalu. Right On right back at you!

LLT: a skinny dipper is a great idea, but I'm just messing around with this - the world needs more 'fros, though.

leleliz: wow, that really makes me feel good because I'm one of those artists who almost always feels like a hack. It's great to hear different. When a piece turns out super-well I almost glow and the good feelings last for awhile! Thanks very much.


I've finally wrapped up the storm pastel:





Detail is sooo hard with these huge chalks!





I get a leader-type with a headress I found a pic of, and a roughed-in sailor.





Bad pic, but you can see the group of men lashing the sail to the mast and the group of non-essential personnel at the back of the canoe.





A shot to show scale.





"Pastel Tiki #5 - Monsoon Nightmare" 11x14 - pastel on paper.


Thanks for looking everyone.
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hewey
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Posted: 2009-02-12 6:28 pm   Permalink

Wow man, I cant beleive the detail you get with pastels! I struggled getting lines thinner than a finger! Once again you've finished off some awesome pieces, with atmosphere in spades! Awesome work, as always!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-02-12 8:35 pm   Permalink

The progression pix of the waterfall are great, you make it look so effortless! So good to see the Monsoon Nightmare done(cool name) I love that the big kahuna just sits calmly in the bow staring ahead while the sailors struggle with the sail and the "non-essential personnel" huddle in fear in the back.

PS - tell your mama to "bring it" because I ain't checking your website
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K-Billy
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From: Long Beach
Posted: 2009-02-12 8:52 pm   Permalink

Outta sight man!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work

 
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-02-13 05:45 am   Permalink

hewey - mucho thanks. I've gotta be in the mood to do the detail.

MadDog - you're living up to your rep as a mad dog! And the funniest guy on TC.

K-Dog - hell yeah.
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suzanne
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From: A Jet to Paradise
Posted: 2009-02-13 06:26 am   Permalink

Robb you just blow me away. The pastels are amazing and I am in love with that velvet with the red glow.

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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2009-02-13 10:53 am   Permalink

my god, Robb!
your work is just OUTstanding
LOVE that powerful blue- captures the storm SO well!
it really reminds me of Daredevil's vision off the real life movie-Daredevil
cheesey reference but i couldnt think to explain it any other way

incredible stuff,Robb
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