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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-12-10 3:40 pm   Permalink

Glad to see you haven't lost your touch! Hope all is well with you Robb.

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-12-10 4:22 pm   Permalink

Ferk YAH!
TikiStill #3 is a Beaut!
it just stands solidly there amidst the background
powerfully planted and lookin TIGHT!
You got the glow,my man!
You should do at least 2-3 of these a week!
paper IS cheaper than velvet,y'know!

any plans for a crying Elvis series?

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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-12-10 6:09 pm   Permalink

"simple" isn't the word I would use for those Robb.

Amazing is more like it! Glad to see you posting some new stuff


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2826
Posted: 2009-12-13 08:50 am   Permalink

Robb it was great to see you and Lorie last night!
And the painting my wife commissioned you to do for
me is the BEST!
I love it!!
Will show pic's when I get them.
You may have some that are better than I can do.
Got to get the lighting right to show this one.
Good to see you painting again!!

[ This Message was edited by: tikiskip 2009-12-13 09:42 ]


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2009-12-14 09:14 am   Permalink

Ok here it is.
Pic is not bad.
I love the Witco style letters you made.
Going to make a bamboo frame for it.
Thanks Robb!!!



 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-12-14 11:27 am   Permalink

What the hell!?That is awesome! I think your wife should have Robb do one for me also

Thanks for sharing. Be sure to post when you get it framed.


 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2009-12-14 11:46 am   Permalink

Swanky velvet!

[ This Message was edited by: Sneakytiki 2009-12-14 11:47 ]


 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 334
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-12-15 4:53 pm   Permalink

Robb, you continue to be a real inspiration to me. (not to mention all-around good guy).
Just awesome.


 
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Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
Posts: 794
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2009-12-16 11:13 am   Permalink

O.k.,
I just messed in my pants... again! Every time you come up with a new piece, I have to buy new underwear, dammitt!
Robb, your work is still the most fantastic velvets I've ever had the priviledge to behold!
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Swamp Fire
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 1097
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-12-16 4:08 pm   Permalink


Love that Tiki Still 2 piece, outstanding! The CD art looks great as well.


 
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-12-27 6:07 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone SO, SO MUCH.

I now have my life back after 4 months and am trying to get back into the swing of creating.

Tiki Skip's wonderful wife Barbara commissioned this piece for him for X-mas. Even though I had sworn off art while I tried to pick up the Broken Pieces, the two of them had been supportive through the hard times and I was determined to do this one for them.






Here is my black paper sketch. I waffled and sketched for about a week before deciding to use a Witco-ized version of the font that Sam Gambino had used for Tiki Skip's very cool business card. The idea is to focus on the letters but give the impression of Tiki interior design, where John's (Skip's) lights belong.






I parked my easel next to my South-facing front window so I could get a decent amount of light, although the sun had set here.






The finished article. I tried to create something that sold John's Tiki name but still had enough visual interest to give it depth. I was very concerned about doing that bamboo background, but am glad I found the courage.




I didn't sign the piece on the front because I didn't want my name to compete, but John and Barb want it signed, so I'm not done yet!

DAMN - after looking at these pics, I can't believe how much the sketch looks like the final painting!
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-12-28 08:02 am   Permalink

TikiSkip is sooooooo Lucky to have such a wonderful wife
commission such a wonderful piece!
It DOES look like the sketch!
(and that's usually a rarity!)
One piece of advice.....
paint in the garage...
your home looks too neat and swankky
to get paint on the carpet!



didja get that FUNK CD yet?


 
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 1720
From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2009-12-28 08:17 am   Permalink

The velvet is perfection! But Im geeking out on your swanky mid century pad.
Its not just the piece you have , but the way you've placed them, I just want to see more.


 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2009-12-29 7:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-11-17 15:47, Robb Hamel wrote:
In they meantime I'm planning on doing some black paper sketches to get back into the groove, probably with colored pencil. The toughest part is that I've gotta make them not look like Tobunga's outstanding work!



Hey Robb!

That's funny, every time a do a black paper drawing, I secretly think to myself, "Does it look like it could be in the same room with a Robb Hamel painting and not look like a scribble?" The answer always no, but I keep plugging away anyway.

Your work is always an inspiration! Congrats on the Don Tiki artwork, it looks incredible, as usual!
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-12-29 7:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-12-29 19:50, tobunga wrote:
Hey Robb!

That's funny, every time a do a black paper drawing, I secretly think to myself, "Does it look like it could be in the same room with a Robb Hamel painting and not look like a scribble?" The answer always no, but I keep plugging away anyway.




Not to hijack your thread Robb but Eric enough of that talk...you are selling yourself and your skills short guy!


 
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