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page 222! Art of Tiki exhibition Paintings and 8 new ones for a HAWAII ADVENTURE!
little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-10-01 08:57 am   Permalink

ALOHA BRAD!
Still recovering from post-show exhaustion?
Doesn't sound like it....I expect that magician to be finished by monday!
ACTUALLY, i DID NOT get the Death card! I got the Judgment card!
I'm doing the invite/announcement and hank thought that DEATH would be the most iconic of the cards,,so we went with that.... I originally was gonna do one of them photoshopped fliers but it was difficult to have Death astride a MOA..the elements just didn't match up unfortunately...
So...i got's to do 2 cards!
Whatever happened to those cards that YOU did?
It'd be cool to see them,as my memory is a bit smokey,these days...

Am VERY eager to see your take on the Magician...
One of the main attributes of your work is that Magical,Mystical feeling....
and the DEATH card is actually from an olde-timey French deck...Le Morte
the Rider-Waite deck has him on a horse,with a king lying under/behind the horse
with some people and a waterfall and stuff...
The old timey card lent itself to a Posada/Aztec Glyph meets EARLY Durer woodcut
not later,but the cruder earlier woodcuts of his....
now get thee back to that easel,buddy!


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Quote:

On 2009-09-29 08:46, little lost tiki wrote:
...somehow, a big lump of burnt umber acrylic from the previous day
was stuck on my forearm without my knowledge...



If you would just shower every night you wouldn't have leftover burnt umber stuck to your arm



Mike!
Truth coming from the mouths of babes...
Some "school" nights, i stay at the studio til midnight/one AM
Being only 3 miles from the studio,by the time i leave, sleep is slowly creeping and conquering...2 out of 3 times, I just brush my teeth/wash the ciggie smoke from my face and neck and slither into bed...exhausted ....
and then it's up at 6:45 to repeat the whole thing after a day at work...
Usually, the forearms and hands are covered in ink and paint
kind of an art tattoo....
That burnt umber was due to my cramped table area whilst working..
Note to self... if you're not using the acrylic,then put all the stuff aside....


Hey Duddy!
Glad to see you back around town!
Thanks all y'alls!
Well, you all know the rule....
no replies unless i have something new to share...
Well, here it is...
Started at hank's Chop,finished recently...
"Maori Rapa Nui Seahorse"
(weird title-weird concept...dunno if i totally like it or not...)
ink and colored pencil on Aquarelle paper


Just another in a long line of Seahorse pieces..
here's an earlier one
McDonnell-Douglas Mechanical Seahorse
acrylic and paintpen on surfboard


That is all!
Mahalos to y'all!

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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-10-04 11:16 pm   Permalink

Lots to show ya this batch!
A commission that's been sitting for MONTHS
and a couple of drawings!
All for you to peruse and enjoy!
"the Sea Monster"
acrylic and cel animation vinyl on masonite

Let me tell you...
Cel Animation vinyl is the SHIZZLE!
i can dip my brush once and paint a solid line 4 BLOCKS LONG!
It's like enamel without the smell and mess
Easy Cleanup too!
two thumbs up!

This is based on a drawing i did awhile ago..
"the Surprise"


the patron wanted it on masonite sooooo.....
8 months later....

Here's some details of this poor travelers...
i changed them back to the standard Moai
'cause they're so cute!


the great beast's tail...
Decided to give the Sea Monster more movement
to give him a sense of surrounding the moai boys....


AAAAAAA! Dropped me Oar!


a close-up of the sea monster....


And Speaking of Moais...
I just paid and downloaded a copy of
Mr. Teitelbaum's "Big Stone Head" e-book
and Man!
Well worth it!
Only $6.95-that;s the cost of a pack of smokes or a drink in a bar!
More Reading! Less Smoking and Drinking!
and a great read so far!
and soooo many images
and soooo much art
including my boyhood Hero Jack Kirby
and personal heroes Heather Watts and Squids and Gecko and .........etc....
and yours truly has a pair of moai images i there too!
Thanks James!
What a great job!

Got those 2 drawings for the TIKOT-tiki tarot show
all framed up nice
resting on papyrus
under glass
in a shadowbox frame..
classy!



Here's the first version of the flyer for the show..

it may evolve....

"the Ghost Ships"
tissue paper stain,ink,gold ink.water-soluble pencil on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


these guys were inspired by these haunting figures on a Fiji/Tongan necklace...
i rendered their eyes and grass skirts in goldso it shimmers when you pass....


"the Stare"
tissue paper stain,ink,sharpie,water-soluble pencil on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


close-up


Here's a drawing i started a few weeks back at the Chop at HodadHank's..
"the Drum"
tissue paper stain,ink,sharpie,water-soluble pencil on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


Here's a close-up of the figure on the boat...


Here's the strange underwater creatures...


and a reeeeal close-up of the drum..

Not sure of the narrative on this one..
the stacked figures were inspired by the stacked figures on Hawaiian drums

and here's my favorite drawing of this weekend jag...
"Entrance to the Cannibal's Home"
tissue paper stain,ink,water-soluble pencil on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


This one was asking for a dense humid jungle
strewn with skulls and bones and strange faces peering out thru the vegetation..


the funnest part of this one was playing with the angles and parts of these stylized skulls..








how's that for a pre-Halloween vibe?
Well, i hope these make you smile and examine and dream!
Have a great one Ohana!



Dinner is Served!

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LOL Tiki
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Posted: 2009-10-05 11:08 am   Permalink

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"Entrance to the Cannibal's Home"
tissue paper stain,ink,water-soluble pencil on Aquarelle Watercolor paper





Smack, Crack, Out of the Park! Love this one Ken. And the tarot cards are creepy-cool! They look good mounted on the papyrus.
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Posted: 2009-10-05 9:21 pm   Permalink

daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn, kinny, i was all set to add my raves to the sea monster, but that cannibal jungle one is sublime...i honestly and blown away! the subtleties in the foliage and cubist figures are freakin me out man!!!!!! finest effort yet from "The Ruzic"??
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seagoat
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-10-14 11:45 am   Permalink

LLT,
Great work as usual. Thanks for posting and putting in progress shots. The falling stars/squid one was great. I like your oceanic/sea creature pieces. Cheers.


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-10-14 7:06 pm   Permalink

DRIVE-BY
before dinner and studio..
so..... ZZZZOOM!

Thanks LOL
This piece was such a SMASHING SUCCESS
that a painting was in order.....
scroll down Sir!

And i hope you're able to see the show at Hank's..
That is your area,no?


Toe-
"the Ruzic"?
Puh-lease!
Dude! i see you at least 4 times a week....
everything's been said...
you still owe me for those tubes of Yellow Ochre and Naples Yellow!
All HAil Naples and their yellow!
love you!


seagoat-Thank you kindly for the nice encouraging words!
YES!
There are some more undersea projects in the slow-cooker
so check back every once-inna-spell and there should be some newbies fer ya!

Well, Monkeyman received the Sea Monster for his future Tiki Room
and part of the payment was some 16x20 boards for me to paint on.....
JOY!
His hut is too cool!
I hope he has more CHOPS there!
Thanks Derek!

aaaaaand there was another trip to the Art Supply Warehouse for Seattle supplies
and some more Cel Animation Vinyl..
(BTW-let Clysdalle try it at the CHOP and he seemed intrigued...
Maybe we can wean him off enamels
before his brain rots any more.. )
i grabbed a few more colors...
They're helping to wean me off of paintpens,,
the xylene is making me crazy(ier)...
Plus it's a nicer line...thicks and thins....

Well,Here is the Painted version of "Outside the Cannibal's Hut"
but this time, the story takes a twist....
a whole new narrative emerged..
May i present..
"the Hecklers"
acrylic and Cel Animation Vinyl on thickazz masonite


The story for this one is about a brave little shield
strolling thru the jungle down an unknown path....


He's a little scared,as there are skulls and ribs and pelvises and spines
scattered in the undergrowth...


and then he gets heckled by some of the skulls
but he just ignores them and continues his journey.
the end....



I like this composition by itself...
it's really a blast playing with shapes/depth/color/mood!
YAY!


Here's a close-up..
i did an acrylic base for the color fills
then painted the blackline
then proceeded to build up the lights and shadows with diff colored washes
and then went back over the blackline and added the final pop highlights....




That's it for today!
love ya! mean it!



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Iokona Ki'i
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-10-15 11:44 am   Permalink

Finally got caught up on your thread!
Would be on this computer for a whole
month without bathroom breaks playing catchup
commenting on your magical offerings.
I'll just do a blanket AWESOME!

Squid piece is done? I saw progress pics, but not
sure if there was a full completed shot.

Love this!

I like the color version too but I like it better B/W.

Great work Kinny!

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Kiki von Tiki
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Posted: 2009-10-15 4:32 pm   Permalink

hey Kinneh~
Entrance to the Cannibal's Home is really nice. Your style is evolving again! and The Hecklers, too. I like the more monchromatic color scheme (though I adore my own Sea Monster!). Having fun with animation vinyl! Are there fumes? Be careful, every chemical has it's own lure and addiction! See you Friday! Or NOT! Take a break, you maniac! You ARE "The Ruzic" you know! It just fits! Can I coin a phrase or what? XO, KvT
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-10-18 10:51 am   Permalink

Hello Kids!
Well....4 more days til Seattle!
the EXCITEMENT mounts....

Did a few pieces this last week
but only photographed one...
Will shoot the other ones before my trip!

Iokona Ki'i...JAson!
How cool that work is now a permanent fixture at the Tonga Hut!
Well deserved and Wildly Appropriate!
Thanks for the blanket AWESOME!
Right back atcha!

Squid piece done and sent off to the nice man down the street...
here's the final shot of it!


Would loooove to do the one-color skeleton as a tee
we'll see....

Kiki!
Thanks fer the visit,Madame!

How was the Shane on Friday Night?
lovin those evolutionary jumps in style..
Half-purposeful half "lightnin in a bottle"
That piece called for more monochramiticism (izzat a werd?)
because a dark dank jungle path requires it!
No fumes on the Cel Animation Vinyl! Soap and Water Clean-up too!
I hope Clysdalle takes a likin to that
as enamel is waaaay too stinky! and turpentine clean-up?
shudder!

"the Ruzic"...
sigh....


Got a visit from the indomitable TikiG on Saturday...
he came to see the studio,rap about some art geek stuff
and to adopt "After hours" for his hut!


Being a hermit
it's so nice to receive news of the outside world from fellow artists!
Thanks Greg!

Well, here's a new painting from the week...
working title: "the Fishing Trip"
(acrylic and cel animation vinyl on masonite)
but may change it...
the narrative appears to crave development...
elaboration...
something more....



i wandered from the usual pallette a bit.... for mood...for fun..

Here's some details...
the boat and the prow and some of the accompanying fishies....


You can observe here
the fish face and the sail..


the whole fish body
with some hatching to give it texture...



the volcano and the background landscape...



the right-hand background island
and a suggestion of a village...



I have two more drawings,at least,to document for you
and will when time allows!
Until we next meet...
Ciao Ohana!


nomnomnom...

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Posted: 2009-10-18 10:59 am   Permalink

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Beautiful piece Ken.
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Posted: 2009-10-19 11:02 am   Permalink

All this last paintings have such a level inspiration! i love them
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Posted: 2009-10-19 4:22 pm   Permalink

"
"the Ruzic"...
sigh....


"

LOL! You know how we love you whatever name you go by!
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Posted: 2009-10-20 4:23 pm   Permalink

"The Ruzic" has found a cool cool new groove!

 
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Posted: 2009-10-20 5:38 pm   Permalink

Really dig that new one, "The fishing trip". Love the crosshatch textures, texture good.

Looking forward to stirring the pot up North with ya this weekend little buddy.
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