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ivanchan
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Posted: 2008-04-17 8:39 pm   Permalink

Hey Eric,

Popped in to check out your new work and love it! I love that twist with Ebira and Ebria--that was a found treasure (and the painting is fun, too!).

I've got to check out that movie with Tobunga/From Hell It Came (I think I'm getting the title wrong, I'll check it out in the thread after posting). I'm a fan of B movies (okay, I suppose that's redundant on this forum) and I think we have similar tastes from what you've liked in my artwork.

I'm looking forward to seeing more from you!

Oh, who are the people in the photograph?

Take care,

I.
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2008-04-17 9:34 pm   Permalink

Cool stuff with a definite style, tobunga...

 
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Posted: 2008-05-17 3:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the comments, Sam and Ivan!

Here's photos of a new series I'm starting called "In A Tiki World", the idea being to re-imagine famous buildings from around the world as if they had been created during the golden era of tiki culture. I chose a color pallet and style that hopefully reflects graphics of Tiki Menus from that time period.

Each painting is 11x 14" acrylic on canvas.

In A Tiki World: Eiffel Tiki and Arc De Tiki


In A Tiki World: Transtiki Pyramid and Golden Gate Tiki


In A Tiki World: Leaning Tower Of Tiki


I have six more images for the series, I'll post them as completed. Any feedback would be great!

Thanks fer lookin!


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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-05-17 5:30 pm   Permalink

I really like them

 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2008-05-18 06:10 am   Permalink

Wow, great work. Another artist with a unique and dynamic style. Is Tiki Central always like this?

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WHEN IS SOMEONE GONNA WISE UP AND DO A BOOK? WHEN IS JUXTAPOSE GONNA SWOOP IN AND DO AN ARTICLE ON THIS GROUP OF RADICLE MISFIT REVOLUTIONARIES?

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2008-05-18 10:26 am   Permalink

That is a neat concept of the tiki carving himself...BRILLIANT!!!

 
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2008-05-18 11:13 am   Permalink

Very nice work. I like the trans world and Golden Gate piece the most... the structures shown in 3/4 view like that add dimensionality (is that a word) to the work.

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mieko
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Posted: 2008-05-18 4:33 pm   Permalink

Wow Eric! You're soooo creative - what an incredible idea! They look really great! Can't wait to see the rest of the series, they'd make a great postcard or notecard set.

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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-05-19 11:44 pm   Permalink

Way to go Tobunga!
Nice palette and whimsical feel to these drawings...
Reminds me of the children's books i grew up with!
Great concept for a series!
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tobunga
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Posted: 2008-05-27 11:08 am   Permalink

Thanks for the feedback on the new series!
Hey Ken, hopefully your comments means I'm hitting the era for which I was aiming!
Here are the latest additions to the In A Tiki World series:

Each painting is 11x 14" acrylic on canvas.

In A Tiki World: Big Tiki Clock Tower

This was the idea that started the whole series. I wondered how Big Ben would look as a tiki, so I drew it. And once those flood gates open, my brain usually goes into overdrive...

In A Tiki World: Tiki Mahal

(or maybe I should call it Taj Mahalo!)

In A Tiki World: The Great Tiki and Pyramid of Tiki


I know these are not the best pix in the world, but I will have super high quality photos soon, and I can start to make giclee prints!

Thanks fer lookin!
Eric



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tobunga
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Posted: 2008-06-11 1:25 pm   Permalink

Here's the latest additions to the In A Tiki World series. Each is 11x14, acrylic on canvas.

In A Tiki World: Chrystiki Building

I went through several different versions of this one before I got an image that I liked, and that hopefully kept the unique elements of the building while transforming it into tiki.

In A Tiki World: The Great Wall Of Tiki


In A Tiki World: Tiki Opera House


I have several other images in mind, but other projects are beckoning, or rather pounding furiously in my brain to be released, so I'll need to turn my focus else where... but I shall return... I want to have buildings or monuments from all seven continents, and I still haven't tackled South America yet, although I do have an idea of what I want to do.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-06-16 1:07 pm   Permalink

Mr. October/Tobunga ~ Very fun and rather funny stuff. Bitching idea. I dig the retro-children's book look. I think "Transtiki Pyramid and Golden Gate Tiki" is the best of the bunch. Sneakytiki is right about the 3/4 view bringing out a cool dimensionalizationmationisticness to the art.

Like Robb Hamel, I'm also amazed at the level of creativity we got going here on TC. I tell ya, the "other crafts" area should be re-named the "Art-brain-storm" area. Really, I cannot think of another place on the net where I can paroose through so much art, that's so different, yet all so interesting and good. LLT said he thought there was a Renaissance going on TC right now, and I gotta agree.
Also, I'm jealous that Tobunga has the last name I always wanted. I think you'll have to like adopt me (can you adopt old cranky people?) so I can have that cool last name.
Also, while I'm on my rambling cranky old artist rant, why the heck is the sun light so bright this morning? And who the heck is ringing that bell I keep hearing? And why is that bottle of Captain Morgan's coconut flavored rum I hid in my file cabinet empty? Oh wait a minute... It's Monday morning isn't it. Okay, that explains alot.

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blindy the pirate
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Joined: Jan 21, 2008
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From: Tallahassee FL
Posted: 2008-06-23 2:03 pm   Permalink

I'm digging the 'In a Tiki World' series. Been trying to think of landmarks in South America and all I can think of is the Christ on the mountain in Rio. Looking forward to seeing some more.

 
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jpmartdog
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Joined: Mar 27, 2005
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From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2008-06-23 2:24 pm   Permalink

I like the tikis in the world series .... a lot!!!
OK; three ideas for ya!
Manns Chinese Theater in Hollywood
Mount Rushmore
The Vegas Strip!

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tobunga
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Posted: 2008-06-25 12:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the feedback!

Sure, I'll adopt you Brad... then shortly afterward, I dunno, a huge 1,000 pound tiki totem will "mysteriously" fall on you and crush you to goo, and the Tiki-Shark fortune will be mine! HA-HA-HA-HA!!! Er, I mean... boo-hoo-hoo, that makes me sad!

Blindy - That was my thought for South America too... I did a drawing of the Rio Jesus (I think it's called Christ the Redeemer) but I'm not happy with it yet... I'll need to do some revisions before it's ready to paint.

jpmartdog - Thanks for the suggestions! Mount Rushmore would be cool... with maybe a Ku, Lono, Moai and Tangaroa. The Chinese theater might not work, since it's already ersatz Chinese, piling on Pop-Polynesia might be a catastrophe! Or maybe it would make perfect sense...
I could do the old 70's Vegas strip, with the Stardust and everything... that would be interesting.

I've got St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow and the Parthenon in the works... debating whether or not the pediment of the Parthenon should have an A-Frame...
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