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Jungalero - New Drawing - August 08 - pg 3
Jungalero
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From: Liverpool, UK
Posted: 2007-03-16 08:44 am   Permalink

Thanks Vampiress, that’s quite a compliment. It’s funny; a piece of album cover art is partly responsible for getting me here in the first place. I remember buying the Exotic Moods of Les Baxter CD with Mark Ryden’s “Pele” painting on the cover, this was in my first flush of Tiki experience back in ’96. It was the first time I’d heard the music of Les Baxter and the art seemed to compliment the music perfectly; it was an intoxicating cocktail! That painting certainly played its part in setting me off on the road of Tiki discovery and definitely inspired me to do my own paintings.

Frostiki – thanks for your feedback on the graphic/realistic style. The more I look at it, the more I see possibilities.

Clarita – Thanks for the kind words. It’s not so much the staying up late at night painting that’s an effort, it’s the getting out of bed the next morning! Seriously, it does feel worth it and the feedback certainly helps.

Mahalo,
Jungalero

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2007-03-16 10:48 am   Permalink

Jungalero,
Yes, really nice. I really like the second painting. Great color choices. I'm always fighting Worth my color theory. I know you love Ryden, who doesn't! What do you think of Shag? BG on #2 looks a bit shag-adallic! Very nice, baby!

Not enough time to paint? He's what you need to do. Just give up TV, and paint instead. That's what I do. Job? You're so good at art, THAT should be your job! Perhaps u should post the progress on your paintings as you do them? (please) I'd love to see your process. I'm always inspired by seeing how other artists create. Or at least show us your sketches, and then the final. You must be wicked good with a pencil too.

More Please!
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Fres-tiki
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Posted: 2007-03-16 1:57 pm   Permalink

Love that portrait painting. I want one of "me" to hang above my tiki bar!!

 
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greentikipat
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From: st. pete fl
Posted: 2007-03-16 7:51 pm   Permalink

killer work! good thing for all of us you got back into painting. i sometimes go months without hitting the easel. life and other projects, you know. (and work)
really, awesome skills Junglero.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-03-16 8:00 pm   Permalink

Sweet Stuff, Really Sweet!

 
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2007-03-20 03:25 am   Permalink

You are one badass painter Jungalero! I'm a big fan of mixing styles. I've no doubt you could teach me more about painting than I could suggest to you, but I just wanted to post 1 suggestion especially since you are contrasting the flat background with the dimensional figure in front.

Any time you paint an outline around an object (or draw 1 for that matter) it tends to flatten said object. You need some lines to start the painting but to make it pop fwd you need to get rid of them unless they would exist in real life. The dark brown outline of the Woman's face/neck works fine on the right as this is your shadow side. The dark outline of the face and neck on the left which is your bright high light side would not be there, and as painted flattens your figure a bit, tending toward merging her into the background. The piece is so well done that it's a great success as painted and she DOES pop fwd. I just wanted to recommend painting that dark line out of the left side. If you painted that a light color against the dark green it would add alot of depth to the piece. Just for shiggles try holding your finger over the dark lines on the Left side of face/ neck and watch the woman come towards u. Weird aye?

Anyways Bravo on an outstanding piece! Please don't take my suggestion as any kind of a slight. I wouldn't waste time talking about anything unless I thought it was outstanding.

ST


 
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Jungalero
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Posted: 2007-04-05 08:02 am   Permalink

Hey,

TSA – I love Shag! For me his use of a limited palette, and the combination of colours he chooses, is one of the most appealing aspects of his work. Yeah, the background of the last piece was kind of inspired by Shag - that flat “graphic” style - but using various tones of the same colour, which is always a pretty safe bet. It seems to work well and hopefully isn’t too derivative (heh, heh).

It is interesting to see other artist’s technique (I’ve been keenly following your thread); I need to get into the habit of recording the different stages. At the moment I’m getting a bit “back to basics” with my drawing, particularly when it comes to looking at building form, etc, so I haven’t been doing much Tiki stuff in the past few weeks. One thing I love about Todd Schorr’s work is that the objects in his paintings look so solid, to me he’s “the master” technique-wise, particularly when it comes to using acrylics.

Also, I decided to take your advice and threw the TV out the window, Motley Crue style:



It seemed to make sense at the time, although, on reflection, maybe the bandana was a mistake.

Fres-tiki & Benzart – thanks for the encouragement.
greentikipat – yeah, there’s always something to get in the way and take up valuable painting time, I’m really trying to be a bit more disciplined when it comes to that. I’m loving your latest piece, by the way.
Sneakytiki – Thanks for the comments. I see what you mean; I hadn’t looked at it like that. I might try to lighten that outline in Photoshop and see how that looks. Where would we be without some constructive criticism?

Mahalo,
Jungalero

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Jungalero
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Posted: 2007-07-05 11:02 am   Permalink

Hey,

Haven't done much in the way of Tiki art in the recent months, but here's a drawing of a Mondo Maori mug I did recently. I think it's one of my favourite mugs...



Thanks for looking,

Jungalero
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-07-05 9:22 pm   Permalink

Excellent as always. Are you selling prints of the first picture you posted?
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Clarita
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Posted: 2007-07-07 12:53 pm   Permalink

Very nice drawing! it almost look like a photo. Congrats!

 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2007-07-07 1:10 pm   Permalink

Nice work you have posted here Jungalero. It's great to hear that we have inspired you, the artist within. I like your name.

 
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Jungalero
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From: Liverpool, UK
Posted: 2007-08-25 09:08 am   Permalink

Vampiress, I'm afraid that I don't have any plans to do prints at this point in time - maybe in the future...

Here's my latest work, inspired by the imminent release of Sven's new book (which looks absolutely amazing), I decided to try my hand at a modern/cubist/abstract tiki (call it what you will)...



...acrylic on paper, 20x16 inches. Apologies to Picasso.

Thanks for looking,
Jungalero
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-08-25 12:06 pm   Permalink

I really like that one too...wonderful style and blend of colors.

Look deep into my eyes.....

You are feeling very sleepy.....

Very sleepy.....

Listen to the tone of my voice.....

Now repeat after me.....

"Must make prints for Vamp....must make prints for Vamp....."

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Jungalero
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Posted: 2007-10-06 03:38 am   Permalink

Hey,

I wanted to do a portrait of Bettie Page (how original), but to make it a bit more interesting I made it into a mock-pulp-book-cover-type-thing.

"Jungle Nocturne" - acrylic on paper, 14.5 x 9 inches.



Thanks for looking.
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2007-10-06 04:12 am   Permalink

WOW!!!!

Great job Jungalero!!

The Betty Page pic is very nice and I LOVE that abrstract tiki design!!! That would make a great menu!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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