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Clarita's / Bamboo #16
Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2009-04-08 1:37 pm   Permalink

Thank you very much Benzart, Tahitiki, GROG and buzzard!
So I've kept going with the second guy, following Benzart advise to cut all the way trhu at some parts (mouth and eyes were my choices), and I wanted to try making textures too, so this is how he is looking now

and here one with his other friend

I have two more bamboos I think I'm going to make a drummers band...
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-04-08 1:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:
I have two more bamboos I think I'm going to make a drummers band...




YES! YES! YES!
you nailed those others!
The textures and open areas make em SHINE!
Thanks for sharing and making us smile!


 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2009-04-08 3:03 pm   Permalink

Oh my! you have hit the spot with these guys they look GREAT!
That Benz's what a master what would we do without him?
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congatiki
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Posted: 2009-04-08 3:34 pm   Permalink

Very cool stuff Clarita. Great design and nice deep cuts. What's gonna
be next?


 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2009-04-08 3:34 pm   Permalink

oops...my first double post.

[ This Message was edited by: congatiki 2009-04-08 15:34 ]


 
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big daddy
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Posted: 2009-04-08 11:48 pm   Permalink

great clarita! very nice carve. great use of the bamboo.

bd


 
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Posted: 2009-04-09 01:05 am   Permalink

WOW

From here, he looks perfect !

Bravo,

Benjamin.


 
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-04-09 11:12 pm   Permalink

Well done Clarita! The second is very better than the the first, like the texture. You find your way!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-04-10 06:28 am   Permalink

Excellent Stuff there Clarita but where are the ones you said you messed up? The textures are really an excellent addition to an already neat carve.
We're gonna get you into Stone next so get ready, you're a natural!
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2009-04-10 08:24 am   Permalink

These are so cool Clarita! Quirky and unique stuff! Great work there....

 
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surfintiki
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Posted: 2009-04-10 09:20 am   Permalink

Man! Those guys are SUPERB! I really have to say, your creativity on your designs are GREAT! Where do you come up with these!!

 
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2009-04-11 12:43 pm   Permalink

Thanks little lost tiki!

Thanks seeksurf! I don't know what we would do with out Benzart as guide

Thank you very much congatiki, next, two more bamboo guys that complete the band, congrats on your first double post, TC was lazy that day I couldn't see anything for some hours

Thanks big daddy!

Merci benella glad It looks good from there!!

Merci laojia! I agree this one it's much more complex. My fingers and arms think so too, ouch!

Thanks Benzart! Oh i've been messing up this one.... I broke one of his eyes, then glue it back together... it doesn't show. and I've found bubbles inside the bamboo on one of the legs, so the texture I was making suddenly had a big hole in it. So I filled it with wood chips and glue trying to imitate the texture... It ended up looking fine... and finally I had some accidents on the parts I wanted to leave untouched , so i had to peal parts i didn't wanted to... so I tought it was ruined a couple of times on the way, but now I think he is looking good
Stone? of course I would LOVE to! but for that you need some serious tools so, I don't know....

Thanks Sam, Very glad you like!

Thank surfintiki!! Where do I come up with this stuff? well, everything has to do with everything in my case, I mean my "Tikis" are very me, a mix of all the stuff I like (I grew up watching cartoons, then studied hand made animation, so I like simple strong colorful characters a lot. and i like music a lot too so those are my two biggest influences I think) and the way I am (weird, rebel, honest....) to me the tiki culture has music in it, if you get what I mean. and the other thing is that I don't like designing first and then carving or using anything as reference, I like to go with the flow of the material and surprising myself with the result...

But in this case I'm drawing the general lines and then carving and changing it on the way, I already draw the other two guys but who knows how they are going to end up looking like
Thanks again everybody, your support means a lot to me, really!
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Babalu
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Posted: 2009-04-22 07:15 am   Permalink

Hey Clarita,

I just saw this guy...that texture looks very nice...very nice indeed. Keep carving lady; you have a special gift.


 
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2009-04-23 11:39 am   Permalink

Thanks Babalu!

A couple of days ago a big ficus tree was cut down on the corner of my house, so a manage to score 5 big brunches. Happy, happy.

I've been looking around TC to find out, for how long and how, to cure them, but I'm still not sure, specially because the weather here it's very damp, cold on autumn and winter, and very hot on spring and summer. should I seal the cuts? should I debark them? or because here is damp I better not?

any help would be appreciated.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-04-25 11:15 am   Permalink

Clarita, Excellent way to recover from mistakes and weaknesses in the wood. Anytime you have to recover and work yourself out of those corners it Always makes that piece stand out above the others. I'm Proud of you for not giving up on him!
Here when I have had ficus, it never needed any drying time, I could carve it fresh and it would rarely check(crack) very much, so Jump right in, and show us the piccies?
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