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Jungalero - New Drawing - August 08 - pg 3
Jungalero
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From: Liverpool, UK
Posted: 2006-09-21 4:49 pm   Permalink

Hi,

I’ve been lurking around Tiki Central for a while and have finally got round to posting. I’ve really enjoyed reading the forums but have particularly enjoyed reading Creating Tiki; there are so many great artists here, the standard of work is so high, really amazing. I especially enjoy seeing people’s Tiki/bar rooms, all of which are great and some are just jaw-droppingly out-of-this-world.

Anyway, I’ve always been interested in art and loved to draw as a kid, I carried the interest through my school years and eventually ended up going the art-school route. This didn’t really work out for me and I quit after a few months, I found the over-intellectualizing of everything and pretension really depressing. It kind of put me off art for a while, I didn’t have the inclination to pick up a pencil or brush for a long time.

Well, around the late nineties I was getting into Tiki culture and discovering the likes of Shag, Mark Ryden and other “lowbrow” artists. I loved the fact that here were a group of artists who were doing what they wanted, just following their own instincts without worrying about the “art world”.

Similarly, when I found Tiki Central and saw the stuff that people were doing here I was blown away. The enthusiasm people have for what they do is so refreshing and really contagious. This is one of the great things about Tiki: it just seems to encourage people to create, even people who have never picked up a paintbrush or chisel before.

After seeing some of the great stuff people have done on here, it got me round to thinking that I could do something. Yeah, I was actually getting to the point were I wanted to paint again. So here it is, the first painting I’ve completed for a long, long time. I’ve been calling it “Moai Svengali” and it’s acrylic paint on canvas board, 24x18 inches. It took me a while to complete, but I really enjoyed it and I’m pleased to finally have something to contribute.

Thanks for looking.





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TIKI-TONGA
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From: Arcadia Ca.
Posted: 2006-09-21 5:07 pm   Permalink

Nice work! If that were a print, I would certainly buy one. Keep 'em coming!

 
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rodeotiki
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Posted: 2006-09-21 5:15 pm   Permalink

Wow!!! , you should paint more and more.

Thanks for sharing.


 
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2006-09-21 5:26 pm   Permalink

I love it, Betty page, Martin Denny, ki'i and Moai, beautiful!


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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-09-22 04:43 am   Permalink

Whoa...



Well welcome to TC (your new home) Jungalero, where you been?



We need to see your portfolio, and fast. This is amazing talent.


Loving the crispness and colors.


Mahalo

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makutiki
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Posted: 2006-09-22 05:01 am   Permalink

Wao!Beautiful work!Print some posters of that one,and keep painting, thats what you should do!

 
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virani
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Posted: 2006-09-24 03:20 am   Permalink

very nice, I agree.

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-09-24 05:10 am   Permalink

Great artwork! Welcome to TC, looking forward to seeing more of your work

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2006-09-29 12:41 am   Permalink

I agree! Keep painting! More! More! Welcome to the TC Ohana!

 
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IsleConch
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Posted: 2006-09-29 4:54 pm   Permalink

I wanna see more !!!. I love that latin flare, the conga drum with Desi Arnaz.. the tiki with the maracas..the dark hair maiden..

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Jungalero
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From: Liverpool, UK
Posted: 2006-10-08 05:36 am   Permalink

Hey there,

Thanks to everybody for the feedback, it’s really gratifying to get such a positive response. I certainty intend to carry on painting and I’m just about to start on my next picture, which will be slightly different in style but will still be Tiki themed. Unfortunately, it seems to take me a long time to complete a painting these days, the reasons are threefold:

1. I’m a bit rusty, not having painted for so long.

2. Time constraints (damn job!).

3. Also, I do most of my painting late at night/in the early hours of the morning, which means I do get a little zombified after a few days (and not in a good way). It’s at this point that I become afflicted with a medical condition called “Hound-dog Eyes”*, and falling asleep in front of the TV becomes obligatory.


(*not actual photo)

Ok, so I’ve got my excuses in early, but as soon as it is finished I will post it here. Hopefully it won’t take too long.

Thanks once again for the comments.

Mahalo,
Jungalero

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Jungalero
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Posted: 2007-02-07 5:59 pm   Permalink

…I said it would take me a while.

Ok, so here’s what this is: I wanted to try this idea of putting two different styles together in the same painting, a flat “graphic” style as a background with more “photo-realistic” elements (or element, in this case). This was more of an exercise really, in terms of technique as much as anything else, and I’m still pondering on how well the two styles go together. Anyway, maybe it’s an idea I’ll return to in the future.

Vital statistics: 19 inches x 15 inches, acrylic paint on paper.



...and a close up on the face...



Thanks for looking,
Jungalero


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Posted: 2007-02-07 9:21 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-09-21 17:26, Sneakytiki wrote:
I love it, Betty page, Martin Denny, ki'i and Moai, beautiful!


ST



No kidding!!! That is really great. Your art would look good on an album cover!!!
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frostiki
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Posted: 2007-02-08 07:20 am   Permalink

I love the Monotone and flatness of the background in combination with the detail in the figure. Great stuff, keep 'em coming.
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Clarita
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Posted: 2007-02-08 09:53 am   Permalink

Very nice indeed! The two paintings are great, it must be a tremendous effort painting them at night o early in the morning, but I think it's really worth it! Congrats!
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