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New work posted! Inexplicable business card holders! Tiki Bob keychains! More Islander! Pg. 15!
OceaOtica
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2008-08-06 5:47 pm   Permalink

Full Throttle Tiki is awesome, i love that piece, can imagine it as one of the model kit covers. Beautiful man!
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tobunga
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Posted: 2008-08-06 10:06 pm   Permalink

Hey OceaOtica!

Thanks for the comment... that's the look that I was trying to capture, glad you think I got it!

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Savage Daddy
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Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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From: Sarasota, Fl.
Posted: 2008-08-07 11:02 am   Permalink

Your art is fantastic! I love it.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2008-08-07 12:04 pm   Permalink

New works are looking good. You are solidifying your "tiki" painting style!
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-08-07 12:15 pm   Permalink

GREAT NEW WORK ERIC!
YOU ARE IN OVERDRIVE!
All three of those are ACE!
Keep up the great work!
hi Manuel!


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tikithomas08
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From: San Diego CA
Posted: 2008-08-07 12:56 pm   Permalink

awesome stuff eric! your paintings are allways killer, the motion in it is so vivid you can easily picture the tikis in them bouncin around. bummer to hear the tiki that carved itself is now gone, but the painting is killer, i think that would make for a killer t-shirt!

 
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TikiTres
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Joined: May 28, 2008
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From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2008-08-07 4:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-08-06 17:43, tobunga wrote:
It's 11x14, acrylic on canvas. Sort of my homage to those Weird-Ohs Silly Surfer model kits from the 60's.



Wow, that's really awesome! I love it! And in an odd "It's a small world" twist, I collect vintage cartoony models (mainly Deal's Wheels and Zingers) and was contacted a while back by Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Bill Campbell who did the Weird-Ohs artwork. She was selling prints of some of his work that he did for Hawk back in the day. Most of them were for proposed models that never got produced. I created a web page on my site for her to use to try and drum up some business. I don't think she sells the prints anymore, but I still have the page up:

http://www.treswright.vervehosting.com/Campbell/Prints.html

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Dirk Yates
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: Palm Springs, CA
Posted: 2008-08-07 10:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha kâkou !!

I am impressed!! You are really good, killer style and execution... love it all!! Keep the new work coming!

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tobunga
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Posted: 2008-08-12 2:11 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the feedback!
Savage Daddy - glad you like, saw your thread... your tiki carving is awesome!
Brad and Kinny - thanks for the encouragement, always appreciated from talented tiki veterans like you two!
tikithomas08 - yeah, t-shits emblazoned with my art would be cool!
TikiTres- thanks for the great Bill Campbell/Weird-Ohs link.
Dirk Yates - Thanks! I dig your cool work too!

Here's a new series of paintings on which I've been working the past few days.

I decided to document the process and post it all here. The idea came to me somehow that a pattern on a butterfly or moth could be adapted to look like a tiki face. I know the idea isn't terribly original, but I did some sketches, and came up with some images I liked.


Then I drew out the actual images i was going to paint. I blocked out the size of the canvases on paper, and to keep the paper use to a minimum, I drew the sections touching. That gave me the idea to have all three pieces form one big image, and the series became a triptych.


After transferring the image to canvas, I started painting the insects, then the flowers. It's sort of ironic for a work in progress presentation, but this is actually the reverse of how I normally paint. I usually start with the farthest layer and work my way up to the foreground, or the main focus or the image. (I saw a photo of Kinny doing it this way, and thought I'd give it a try).


Then I painted in the leaves. This part took the most time to complete.


Then I went back and added the final details to the insects. This photo shows the tops of the canvas, where more of the tikis in the background are visible. The image continues on all four sides of the canvases.


Here are the individual pieces:
Mothtiki 1 8x8, acrylic on canvas


Mothtiki 2 8x8, acrylic on canvas


Mothtiki 3 8x8, acrylic on canvas


Well, that's it fer now! Hope these pieces aren't too stupid!

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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2008-08-12 2:23 pm   Permalink

What an awesome combination of elements: lepidoptera, flowers and tiki! I take it those are 12x12 works? How did you find painting the subject first? I tend to switch back and forth, really depends on my mood.

 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2008-08-12 2:52 pm   Permalink

Hey TikiMango!
They're 8" x 8"... I actually went back and put the sizes in the description...

Working in reverse was interesting, it worked out well for these, because the canvas was not so large. I probably wouldn't do it this way on a larger piece, or one with a large background.

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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2008-08-12 3:32 pm   Permalink

Whoa! THAT's cool!
different too!


 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-08-13 05:28 am   Permalink

Great idea and well executed
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Dirk Yates
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: Palm Springs, CA
Posted: 2008-08-13 4:57 pm   Permalink

Aloha!!

Very cool stuff, like a trip throught the looking glass ... Tikify the world!!!!


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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-08-16 05:31 am   Permalink

Friggin' awesome stuff, really,really different. We need more breath-of-fresh-air work like this to stop the stagnation.
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