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Page 209! Another Art Dump Already! Messy stuff and Moais on the River Styx!
little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7598
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2014-12-30 8:43 pm   Permalink

Aloha Crew!
Hope you all are having a Wonderful Holiday!

Been real busy with MANY things
(got to meet Zerostreet and El Gato Gomez,tho! What a thrill!)





and unfortunately,
a lot of the Tiki work i cannot share for now
due to secrecy stuff,so..... i apologize!
As soon as the proper authorization arrives
i will share them with you...
BUT! 2015 has some SURPRISES in store
so be patient and Rewards will appear!

Not much eventful since November..
the exhibition went AWESOME!
Even the Closing Reception Docent Tour!
Here's a shot from the Show with the Talented Toesy


and here's one of the TIKI areas of the exhibition
with paintings and woodburns
and even a glass case for exhibiting mugs and whatnot...


Again, Thank you for all the views and comments
Happy to be able share my Tiki side with the ohana..

Speaking of Dear Ohana....

Quote:

On 2014-10-23 19:11, danlovestikis wrote:
Kinney you kill me. That's beautiful. I need a bigger house with more wall space. I just love the waterfalls. Wendy



Thanks Wendy!
it's not everyone who can say they have a friend who created a homer Tiki mug! And Mahalos for the Pufferfish necklace! Gonna wear it next time we meet up! it's so awesome!You got some hugs coming!

Quote:

On 2014-11-02 18:18, hang10tiki wrote:
Wow
That shield is amazing...............
And the giant billboard piece is killer
U da man



Thanks Brother! it was quite fun showing some bigger
(4 foot or bigger) pieces in the November show...

Well.... it's onto a few new pieces...
(i will be dumping around 40 new drawings on my
http://www.kinnyruzic.com
soon if you'd like to see some other interests i delve into..)

Speaking of veering off the course
saw a great documentary on Ralph Steadman "For no good reason"
and melding that with a love for the work of Ronald Searle
the work took a messy sidetrack...
as you can see

"Messy Tangaroa"
Pen and ink and watercolor on watercolor paper
Private Collection


"the Lost Table"
pen and ink and Copic marker on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


"Paradise"
Pen and ink and watercolor on watercolor paper


"Refuge"
Copic marker on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


That's all i can share for now...
have a Safe and happy New Years, kids!



www.kinnyruzic.com Art Blogs Wishes Fulfilled!
I'm on Facebook too! under my real name Ken Ruzic
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 30 days ago; 08:09 am   Permalink

Messy T looks cool
The other 3, well they made me thirsty
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 30 days ago; 3:27 pm   Permalink

Just when I thought you had forgotten us... Not! The show looks over the top. I hope you'll do more waterfalls.
I was so sad to miss zerostreet I'm so happy to see that he got to hang out with all you wonderful artists.

Hugs, Wendy
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Tabu
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From: Port Hope, Ont.
Posted: 25 days ago; 4:11 pm   Permalink

Wow, I love the "Messy Tangaroa" . Very coooool.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 23 days ago; 09:31 am   Permalink

Tabu I said that too. Keep working llt and keep messing it up!

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7598
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 10 days ago; 11:49 pm   Permalink

AlooooooooooooooooooooHAW Ohana!
how ya Doin?
Hope you're doing well
and if not....
let this week's Art Dump put a smile RIGHT into your heart!


But first.... let's answer some nice notes from some good friends...

Quote:

On 2014-12-31 08:09, hang10tiki wrote:
Messy T looks cool
The other 3, well they made me thirsty



HANGTEEEEEEEEEN!
Glad you like the messy tang
he barely made it to his new hut
he took a lil beating from some disgruntled postal workers
but appears to be recovering...
Scroll down! I did another one just for all you messy dirty children
and some sloppy stream of consciousness sketchbook offerings...
May this new batch quench your thirst,old chum!

Quote:

On 2014-12-31 15:27, danlovestikis wrote:
Just when I thought you had forgotten us... Not! The show looks over the top. I hope you'll do more waterfalls.
I was so sad to miss zerostreet I'm so happy to see that he got to hang out with all you wonderful artists.
Hugs, Wendy



Hello Wendy my dear!
It WAS fun meeting Robert and the Gato
How could i forget you and the Ohana?
I do often get sidetracked before and after an exhibition
and this holiday consisted of a lil bit of tiki and whole lot of
other subjects from this 25 year compendium
so i threw those on the website blog and shared a few on facebook
http://kinnyruzic.com/blog/
it was like a great outpouring
a flow
Lot's of sloppy mussin up on some sketchbooks
not much Tiki,but hey!
Everybody has other outside interests and inspirations
and they're often used to season the tiki pieces in just the perfect way!
painting a BIG waterfall for the exhibition was so much FUN!
and it was a lark... a break,a warm up
after finishing Saint Surveillance at a breakneck pace
i didn't want to get back into a HUGE grand piece
like finishing the 4 x 6 footer Rebel Angels
so i figured a lil bit of playing on a 2 x 6 surface
could be a good way to expend that energy and slow the speed down to a light rev
and the waterfalls was a perfect,no pressure,love-filled peaceful oasis
amidst the flurry of the rest of the paintings....
Glad you catch that waterfall peacefulness
it shows in your eyes and friendly smile....

Quote:

On 2015-01-05 16:11, Tabu wrote:
Wow, I love the "Messy Tangaroa" . Very coooool.



Mahalo Tabu!
Glad you like the Tang
it really was a hoot playing with some different styles...
and the Ralph Steadman,Ronald Searle inspiration
was just the thing to inspire these messy drawings...
it has always helped to sometimes just shoot from the hip
drop the typical easy-to-slide-into style
but to jump off a cliff and feel the wind pelt your face!
That was a fun sloppy week...
a few "Black Friday" and "Animals in Space" pieces were born from that outpouring as well.....

they're on the blog as well if you wanna get your hands dirty....

Quote:

On 2015-01-07 09:31, danlovestikis wrote:
Tabu I said that too. Keep working llt and keep messing it up!



Well what a coincidence kids!
Santa must have heard your cries for some more messy
and look what he brought y'all!

!!!!!!

"Messy Ku"
ink,white-out pen and watercolor on watercolor paper


"Mask of Good Cheer"
ink,Copic pen and watercolor on watercolor paper
private collection


"Totem"
ink,Copic pen and watercolor on watercolor paper


"Wall Hanging"
ink,Copic pen and watercolor on watercolor paper


Now here's some REAL messy sketchbook flurries
just getting ideas out
before they disappear
which often happens.....
they're like little sprites
one minute they're on your shoulder
the next they flutter off mid-sentence....

Here are some of them lil varmints i was quick enough to catch....











some playing with Hawaiian Tikis
reducing or exaggerating their elements...






and this little plucky fellow stood out among the others
These sketchbooks are like a shotgun blast
something's gotta stick,right?


What a wonderful mystery,this art is!

Also had an opportunity to re-approach an old old old seed
i had left germinating back in 2006-2007
For a Children's book
about a little lost tiki
But despite countless sketches and character analysis
and short stories within stories
nothing ever came to fruition
projects and exhibitions and all that
and work...
Well.. this fellow holds some promise
but i will leave it at that for now
and share some drawings....


the deep thoughtful gaze displayed below
is rumored to be shared by the artist himself!




and finally,a long narrow piece
inspired by those 2-color illustrations
of the books i grew up with
black and tan
black and blue
black and olive
black and yellow
black and burnt orange
black and periwinkle

like the five Chinese brothers book
that i still enjoy from time to time



Anyways,this aesthetic inspired a little trio of 2-colored vignettes...

"the Journey"
Pen and Copic marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper


"the Fifth Drink"
Pen and Copic marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper


"Sepik River Drums"
Pen and Copic marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper


Thinking about prints
maybe doing a baker's Dozen
small runs
who knows?

after that,some bigger drawings began to unfold
little seed babies waiting to develop into paintings...

"the Crocodile god"
Pen,watercolor,and Copic marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper


"the Watering Hole"
Pen,watercolor,and Copic marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper


and one of my favorites...
it was from a piece of paper i had sketched
quite a few years back
when hank and the Freaky boutiki had a Tiki Tarot exhibition
So i had the splendid gift of being able to do a Death and Judgment card
one for the invitation
the other for the exhibit
anyways... this next piece was inspired by a page of rough
maori/PNG/Easter island deathly characters
which led to the question of...
what if i substituted Charon with a Reaper-esque Moai
and instead of the muddy waters of the Sepik in papua new guinea
why not scoot him down the river Styx?

and so this next drawing
which might become a painting
was born....

"Moai on the River Styx"
Pen,watercolor,and Copic marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper


Here's some close-ups...
i pugged up his nose
allowing for the nasal cavity to show
gave him tiny scary skull like marquesan teeth
and by lowering the ear into an overhang
and creating a pronounced cheekbone
he became a perfect reaper character for this journey!


Here's a creepy jungle vulture type fellow
greedily eyeing the fish rising to the surface....
Also a few PNG Skull-ish shield/masks developed from
those initial sketches...
See kids? Save Everything
keep it ALL in a BOUND sketchbook
and NEVER lend them out....
They are friends and will help you in your hour of parched inspiration...


and here's a detail of a few more Skull masks on the shore
as well as a bird/Yipwan Scythe...


Here's a couple more ghoulish carvings on the shores of the Styx...


A crocodile prow
and a few half-submerged souls
a nod to Dante...


and a lil upside down action
just to show y'alls how a skull can be incorporated into a croc head
with minimal aesthetic disruption.....


Thank you all again
for your visits and comments and encouragement...
lots of Surprises in store for this year
Wish i could share them
but time will bring them closer
and all shall be revealed!

have a great night,Ohana!


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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 9 days ago; 01:16 am   Permalink

Love everything in this post Kinny, but that moai kicks arse!!!!

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 9 days ago; 07:51 am   Permalink

All awesome
Messy KU rocks it

And

"Moai on the river Styx"

Wow
That's freekin killer
As usual, when up to bat, you hit it out of the park


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cy
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Posts: 940
From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 9 days ago; 08:05 am   Permalink

Always a feast for the ojos KR!!

 
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 9 days ago; 08:30 am   Permalink

Even your sketches are fun to look at!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 9 days ago; 10:44 am   Permalink

Blown away by your creativity. I hope to see you in March at Marketplace. I still love those birds and it was fun to see one on the head of a tiki. Oh Kinney you are so brilliant. Wendy
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