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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts page 219! Captain Friggin COOK!
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 6278
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-12-14 06:59 am   Permalink

Wow
Yep very Kool
Talented young Man U r sir

Cheers


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3776
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2016-12-14 09:27 am   Permalink

Love your sketches specially the one called Ambush, let us know if there's any progress pictures of that piece in the future.

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7737
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 14 days ago; 12:02 am   Permalink

Aloha Ohana
and a Merry Christmas and happy new year to you ALL!
Here's to a wonderful new year,packed with Adventure and opportunity!



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On 2016-12-14 03:50, Will carve wrote:
Beyond words Ken.
Humbling.
Thanks.



Mahalo Will!
Sharing these are meant to INSPIRE,not humble
The more we all share and grow and playfully challenge each other
the better our scene/movement/genre/lifestyle becomes!
Thankful for this talent and that it and technology are aligned.
Happy New Year!

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On 2016-12-14 06:59, hang10tiki wrote:
Wow
Yep very Kool
Talented young Man U r sir
Cheers


Cheers H-10!
Merry Christmas and happy new Year!
Always a pleasure to serve!
and "young" is a little too generous!
especially the way it feels after an eight hour art tear

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On 2016-12-14 09:27, hiltiki wrote:
Love your sketches specially the one called Ambush, let us know if there's any progress pictures of that piece in the future.



Happy New year Hil!
Thank you. I have a finished and progress pieces on a "Before the Ambush" a piece inspired by that sketch
but a darker,deeper in the jungle painting of the actual Ambush is on the list... Will keep you posted!

Well, the path has had MUCH progress since last we spoke
and i plan on sharing all the steps

But for now,here's two shots
merely for crowd placation...



but tonight is the last night of a 5 day holiday
and time is GOLDEN
so I'm just gonna share some Captain Cook goodies..
Well this exhibition came up...
"Dark and Stormy" A Tiki Nightmare
an exhibition coming up in February
At Night Gallery Fine Art in Santa Ana, CA.
www.NightGalleryFineArt.com
The show will run from February 1st - March 15th 2017
There will be two receptions- Feb 4th & March 4th 2017
and i was feeling the urge to stray from the flock a little
to really get to the heart of a tiki nightmare...
The story of captain Cook,first revered as Lono
fit the bill...
i wanted to capture the savagery of a people and a god betrayed
i had read that he wasn't struck down until he TURNED HIS BACK to the Hawaiians
most still in fear of his strange power,costume,and mana,as a chief,
I wanted to capture THAT
and after some research,found an actual tiki that was created to represent Cook as Lono
a reminder,something to face the audience and say."See what happens when the tiki gods are misrepresented?"


and here's just an offshoot sketch
of an apparition of lono grabbing Cook
holding him while dagger and spears pierced his back and neck


so,how foes one plan such an epic theme?
by walking around and getting a lay of the land...

February 14, 1779, Kealakekua Bay, HI


Different views...from the ship or the shore?


Here's the lava rock tidepool he stumbled into
right before they fell upon him...
there;s a plaque there
maybe someday i'll see it


and a masonic Obelisk! JOY!


Lovin that interesting rise in the hills
that powerful diagonal
tumbling towards the ocean....

Here it is as it curves to the right...


Also, one has to keep in mind that the vegetation was different in 1779

See? much sparser...

Next... How to compose the characters?
How to extract a pathos akin to the desperation and madness of Gericault's "Raft of the Medusa"?
Do i include the subtle obelisk into the composition?

Too ambitious and forced.....



Too close..... the LAND has to also become a character
small signs of occupation,of ownership amidst the brutality...
(and yes, i know that's a Ku,not a Lono pictured...)
their festivals had Ku followed by lono in terms of the way the seasons dictated them
Ku, the god of warfare,was a more suitable incarnation for Cook,in my opinion....

Here;s notes of one of the accounts gathered..



a more detailed Cook


some different musings on composition and point of view


and another.....


and ,of course.there were many Hawaiians gathered
chiefs,priests,warrior,and even the aged king
so some background activity MAY be required
if the piece allows it....






and here are some other wanderings/studies
some from historical sources
attempting to get a feel for the ship
and any other element that might pop up
So here are some sketchbook explorations
that may not make it into the piece
but make it into me
for later sharing....
extra credit!




and here's a drawing i made based on a historical source but depopulated to get a better look at the Island....









and to blow minds even FURTHER
Pyrography with acrylic tinting on wood
is the medium for this piece!
15 x 30"




Fingers crossed!
Goodnight Ohana!
and many Thanks for all the visits and comments!



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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 6514
Posted: 14 days ago; 06:07 am   Permalink


The thought the effort the creativity, I am blown away and this may be the first time I've written those words. I hope so because you deserve higher praise. How you do so much is beyond me because I work all day and it doesn't show like this. I am so happy to know you and to see your work here.

You really did capture the horror of his death.

Great news about your next show. You go there and have fun rocking it. Wendy
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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
Posts: 660
From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 14 days ago; 08:04 am   Permalink

I really enjoyed ready through your research and analysis. I had read the story of Cook's death but your visual interpretation visual depiction made it more compelling.

The art work is very creative.

Thank you,


 
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