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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-02-06 08:43 am   Permalink

Finally I'm back. My computer crashed and so on...






There was a Christmas art show at DaddyKatz a coupla days before Xmas with top notch jams by The Rubbles.





A bunch of artists dragged gear and displays in.





I took the moai from the canvas painting I've been working on and thought I'd see how he fared in a small velvet.





The Moai took about 4-5 hours.





"Rano Aroi goes supercritical" - 11x14" - velvet on bristol board.



The landscape was the fun part BECAUSE IT WAS IMPROVISED - always a DANGEROUS thing to do on velvet, but fun when it works out.

I stubbornly refused to put highlights on the moai's face or his pukao from the volcano. It seemed too PREDICTABLE. If there is ANYTHING I HATE TO DO IT'S TO BE PREDICTABLE.






Here is the moai canvas that I got the above moai from. It's upside down so's I can give it a fresh look.


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GROG
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Posted: 2011-02-06 11:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-02-06 08:43, Robb Hamel wrote:
I stubbornly refused to put highlights on the moai's face or his pukao from the volcano. It seemed too PREDICTABLE. If there is ANYTHING I HATE TO DO IT'S TO BE PREDICTABLE.



Here is the moai canvas that I got the above moai from. It's upside down so's I can give it a fresh look.



Who are you kidding? You were just too lazy and didn't want to work on that painting anymore----that's the real reason you didn't put the highlight on the Moai's face and topknot!

You can also look at in a mirror to get a fresh look at your art. In animation we flip the drawing over and look at it with the back light on.

P.S. Nice Job, Robb.

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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-02-25 5:24 pm   Permalink

Grog - I use mirrors too. My favorite is to take a PICTURE and then look at that. What I see often scares me!!



It's off the subject, but I've gotta share this:





Believe it or not, this FREAK OF NATURE is my dog!!




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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-03-02 03:09 am   Permalink

Love the Moai Robb, always good to see new work from you! I can't make heads nor tails of that dog

PS - nice sig line
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Swamp Fire
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Posted: 2011-03-02 7:48 pm   Permalink



Wow! Love the "Rano Aroi goes supercritical" velvet Rob!

I get the whole hanging the piece upside down. After looking at something for so long you stop seeing things.
Sometimes I'll hold a piece up to a mirror or just cover it up and not look at it for a day or two then keep
working on it or toss it in the trash, ha.


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-03-02 8:48 pm   Permalink

I thought that was a hairy turkey. Love the Moai, Wendy

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-03-03 1:41 pm   Permalink

Beautiful "Rano Aroi goes supercritical" !

Always the eternal artist,Robb
seeking and improving...
Rust never sleeps eh?

but that genetic engineering stuff
you've been doing on that dog is creepin me out...

Good to see you diving into the thick of things again!
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2011-03-09 9:22 pm   Permalink

Great piece Robb! Your velvets are superb and the canvas piece is CLASSEEEE! Nice dog? Appendages on the canine would help that twisted painting... oh wait... that's real!? WTF!

baM
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2011-03-10 07:02 am   Permalink

upside down - Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

 
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Posted: 2011-03-21 10:45 pm   Permalink

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The landscape was the fun part BECAUSE IT WAS IMPROVISED - always a DANGEROUS thing to do on velvet, but fun when it works out.



I DIG it big daddy!
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-04-06 06:49 am   Permalink

Thanks everyone!!

Here's an update on the Classic Art Moai piece:






The pukao's painting style is based on artwork I saw at the Cincinnati Museum of Art.





The sky is looking ominous. I'm liking it.





More ominousness.





The pinnacle looks kinda like a biblical painting.
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TikiG
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Posted: 2011-04-06 08:53 am   Permalink

Love the update Robb. Stellar.



 
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2011-04-11 09:51 am   Permalink

Phenomenal Phenom Hamel!

 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-04-17 08:19 am   Permalink

Thanx, guys.

I've got several new things cooking I can't wait to reveal, but for now they are a SECRET. Are you supposed to ALLCAPS a secret??




Here is what I did to an IMPROV sketch I did a year and a half ago:






This is the whole painting at 12x16". I didn't like it "full frame", so to speak - it's too loose.






I'm mounting it using Gorilla Glue to a 9x12" painting panel.






Here I've cut it down and think the composition looks much better. I took it to a DADDYKATZ Kruse In a coupla days ago and have started to rework it.



This one is fun to work on, so I think I'll play with it for a bit and see if I can get it to really sing.
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-04-22 6:40 pm   Permalink

it's already SINGING,Robb!


 
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