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thor's tiki concept sketches & pirate gecko's drawing final painting sneak preview for TC page 2!
THOR's
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Posted: 2006-07-12 04:27 am   Permalink

HEY ALL!!

Quick share here... These are a few fun sketches of tiki's. These are just what I call"stream of consciousness" (..sounds like a great drink name by the way) sketches. These doodles are really just part of my design process and I am usually the only one to see these. They lead to other things in my paintings or mug designs. Anyway..have fun viewing these. They actually begin to "talk" if you view these for 30 seconds, take in 3 shots of fine 151 rum and stand on one leg (peg legs go to the head of the line...so we can watch!).




P.S. I was just asked here if these are available... These were sold to a collector interested in my concept art a few weeks ago.

Thought I would add this drawing too since I accidentally uploaded it to firefly with the others. This is the line drawing of another painting to be in my "gecko" series of paintings. People in Hawaii can't seem to get enough of this series so I am doing a couple more, then taking a break from this subject for a few months. Kinna Gecko'ed out!

This one is titled..(Thanks to Max at the STOR's endless wit after a Few Pacifica's) "Purple Projectiles off the Port side" I got this idea after consuming a pineapple fruit boat for lunch at Tiki's Restaurant in Waikiki. I picked up my chopstix, a few napkins and some leftover grapes and constructed this Pirate ship out of the stuff on my table(to the dismay of the waitress who evil eyed me for "playing with my food"). I took a fast snapshot to remind me of the idea and then drew this picture of Hawaiian gecko's amidst a sea battle in miniature..plastic spoon cannon, captain waiving his plastic cocktail sword with a leaf hat and twister tie cumber bun. Anyway...this one will go to paint shortly. Hope it brings a few smiles. If interested, you can see the entire gecko series on my website.

Mahalo!!! ~~THOR





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hewey
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Posted: 2006-07-12 06:18 am   Permalink

Bastard...

Your quick "concept" sketches blow away any art Ive ever managed to make...



They pastels? (looks like em). I gotta break out the pastels a little more.
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Posted: 2006-07-12 06:44 am   Permalink

Ditto! It's very annoying,yet great to see.

 
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THOR's
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Posted: 2006-07-12 07:06 am   Permalink

Well don't be annoyed!! DRAW !!!! The medium here is colored pencils on scrap, colored matte board. I also add a few highlights at times with some white acrylic or guache(opaque waterolor). It's fun to draw on a toned paper because it makes you think in terms of light and how light will lay on simple forms. Mess around with it!! You can see my layin lines in most of these where I started lighly sketching in simple forms..then added detail and a "light source". I know other artists who do this sort of thing digitally on the computer.

There are a lot of things you can do like this in "photoshop". You can fast sketch on a wacom tablet, lay a tone layer over it or isolate the lines in another layer and use the eraser tool to chisel out the light forms... Pastel may work too but gets pretty messy for me. I have a hard enough time keeping paint off my clothes and finger nails. When I have worked in pastel in the past, I get so much on hands and face I often walk away looking like a clown who tried to put on his makeup after a cheap bottle of Scotch.


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2006-07-12 09:02 am   Permalink

GROG like.

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2006-07-12 09:19 am   Permalink

Ditto!
Grog sid it best! A lot of the old masters did pen& ink on colored grounds with just white hi-lights (Durer-Brueghal etc.) same kinda twilight cool vibe! Thor,your paintings and drawings are definetely superhuman!Coupled with a vivid imagination and great colors....you rule man! Those tikis definetely come to life! Thanks for sharing those great pieces!


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2006-07-12 09:50 am   Permalink

wow thats cool. i havent really seen anything like that before. i like it. show us more
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-07-12 8:00 pm   Permalink

Im gonna have to have a go at this style. Ive seen some really good portraits done like this too...

And I have multiple colours of paper for this at home too...
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Posted: 2006-07-13 11:18 am   Permalink

I love em. Thank you Thor

 
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Posted: 2006-07-13 11:33 am   Permalink

Those are some very stylish renderings. Thanks for sharing all of those. I like the Pirrate boat. I could see a children's book featuring them critters.

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Posted: 2006-07-13 12:15 pm   Permalink



 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2006-07-13 5:46 pm   Permalink

THOR!

those are sketches?!?!?! wow. I'm always floored by you painters/drawers. you have amazing talent, I love the tiki sketches.

I can't wait to see the gecko pirate boat! that sketch treatment is totally AWESOME!!!! You should play with your food more often, if this is the kind of creativeness that comes from it.

Good to see you back on the board and posting your amazing stuff!!!!

I need to take a vacation and come check your new store out.
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Posted: 2006-07-13 7:10 pm   Permalink

True fine art provokes meaningful and philosophical discourse in its purveyors...

How do you steer a pineapple? Who are the Geckos attacking? What did Geckos use for cannons before the invention of plastic? Why is the captain so angry? Was he neglected as a child?...


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Posted: 2006-07-14 06:22 am   Permalink

HEWEY!!!
YOU, my friend have been inhaling too much pastel dust this eve!!! HAAaa But GOOD questions!! I have to do the story write up on this one and you give me FOOD for thought!!!!

Who are they fighting??? Hmmm I would say it's either the "Cherry Flickin Frog Squad" or the "Olive Lobbin' Lizard Brigade", frankly...though all it would take is one well aimed banana torpedo hittin' the starboard side to make this boat into pineapple rings to die for!!

~~ THOR


 
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Posted: 2006-07-14 08:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-07-12 04:27, THOR's wrote:
HEY ALL!!


Hey THOR!
Quote:

On 2006-07-12 04:27, THOR's wrote:
This one is titled..(Thanks to Max at the STOR's endless wit after a Few Pacifica's) "Purple Projectiles off the Port side" I got this idea after consuming a pineapple fruit boat for lunch at Tiki's Restaurant in Waikiki. I picked up my chopstix, a few napkins and some leftover grapes and constructed this Pirate ship out of the stuff on my table(to the dismay of the waitress who evil eyed me for "playing with my food"). I took a fast snapshot to remind me of the idea and then drew this picture of Hawaiian gecko's amidst a sea battle in miniature..plastic spoon cannon, captain waiving his plastic cocktail sword with a leaf hat and twister tie cumber bun. Anyway...this one will go to paint shortly. Hope it brings a few smiles. If interested, you can see the entire gecko series on my website.
Mahalo!!! ~~THOR


I'd like to see the original photo, with the pencil sketches of the Geckos photoshopped in.
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