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ALOHA! Hula Girl and Tiki art sculpture
Timbone
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Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 7
From: SoCal
Posted: 2006-06-06 3:47 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Centralers! I'm a shiny new tiki-and-Hawaii-ophile in these parts, and I thought I would show some like minded folks my recent sculpture and paint-up. I sculpted her some time ago and painted her just recently. I love me the Hawaii and I love me sculpting and cartoons and animation, so I thought I would combine all three into something I would like on my shelf. I just couldn't find anything that quite fit the bill otherwise, so the clay had to come out!

The Hula Girl and her Tiki pal is the startup piece for my little business venture of sculpting animated girl maquettes of various types, though I want to do a small line of Hula Girl pieces to accompany this one. I've sold a few of these to folks that want to paint and assemble their own, and this one here is the paint master for the resin casts that I'll be assembling and painting myself.

I'm pretty happy with how she turned out, all things considered.

Now I just have to get down to painting a few dozen of them myself... Eeesh... Daunting.

Anyway, I'd like your feedback on it if I could. I know the tiki isn't really anything perfectly accurate, but I wanted a Disney Tiki Room feel to him that would get me the look I wanted him to be giving the hula dancer.

So, I hope to hear from you tiki-philes. I am interested in your thoughts!
Mahalo!









 
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lanikai
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Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 490
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2006-06-06 3:58 pm   Permalink

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Anyway, I'd like your feedback on it if I could. I know the tiki isn't really anything perfectly accurate, but I wanted a Disney Tiki Room feel to him that would get me the look I wanted him to be giving the hula dancer.

perfectly accurate tiki is not wanted nor in demand. Disney is what sells!
long live disney tiki.


 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 812
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2006-06-06 3:58 pm   Permalink

I really hope there is a living, breathing model out there that posed for that statue.

I love it!


 
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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3114
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2006-06-06 5:36 pm   Permalink

WoooHoooo! Tiki-rrific Job! Can't wait to see what you create next.

 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2006-06-06 5:44 pm   Permalink

Uhhhhh....Wow!

Nice work! Keep us in the loop.


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2470
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-06-06 6:07 pm   Permalink

very cool Timbone...great job on the sculpting...these will sell like hotcakes!

 
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stuf123
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Joined: Jun 01, 2006
Posts: 16
From: Chicago, IL
Posted: 2006-06-06 6:08 pm   Permalink

Very nice! Let us know when we can place our orders.


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-06-06 6:53 pm   Permalink

Sweetness! Eieee Mami

 
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Timbone
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Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 7
From: SoCal
Posted: 2006-06-06 7:50 pm   Permalink

Thanks... er, Mahalo for the warm welcome, everyone! I appreciate it.

lanikai = I'd like to think that the Disney Tiki look sells! I don't know enough about the art or history to really do anything else, so I'm glad that's the preferred method. I don't have to stretch my brain so much.

Granite Tiki - there is a model, in a way. I based the pose on a photograph and collaborated a bit with a polynesian dancer I know to make sure the pose and attitude were right. So there sort of is a model. She's just in several places in several people!

WooHooWahine - I'm going to work on something not so tiki-inspired next, but I liked doing this one so much I'm sure that I'll come back to this. Maybe a wahine sitting on top of a tiki. That would be fun.

Kono - will do! I'm taking down interested parties now, so I can see how many have to be ordered and painted.

congatiki - I hope they sell, I really just want enough to afford to sculpt and make more sculpts! A hula-tiki line is sounding more likely all the time...

stuf123 - I'm taking orders for them now, though they will not be filled immediately. I still have quite a few to paint... so there will be a bit of a wait. Those that confirm to buy will be sure to get one!

McTiki - thank you!


 
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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-06-06 7:53 pm   Permalink

is that sculpy?? wow!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-06-06 9:15 pm   Permalink

WOW!!! Thats gorgeous!! Absolutely awesome work.

The whole thing just works great - great style.

Definitely looking forward to seeing more of this!

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Bamboo Boyd
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Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 2006-06-06 9:17 pm   Permalink

Very Cool! Your sculpture is awesome!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-06-07 12:20 am   Permalink

How big is she?

 
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2006-06-07 06:24 am   Permalink

Radical! I would definately like to see more of your work. That Hula dancer is a beauty. The Tiki is pretty cool too.
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Timbone
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Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 7
From: SoCal
Posted: 2006-06-07 07:46 am   Permalink

pdrake - yes, it was when she was first made. It was Sculpey Firm, the harder grey version of Super Sculpey. It rocks the socks, I will tell you.

hewey - thank you! I'll see what i can do about someday making more Hula and Tiki themed sculpts, this one has been a lot of fun.
This piece is about 11" tall from the bottom of the base to the top of her head.

Boyd - Mahalo!

Chongolio - if you would like to see some more of my work, here's my website:
http://www.gryphonswing.com/GWingGallery.html

Thanks everyone for your comments!





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