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buzzard
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From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2008-05-12 4:33 pm   Permalink

that guy looks really cool,i'm glad i got to see him progress

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-05-12 4:46 pm   Permalink

Mieko, you are Really doing some Incredible Stuff! Love your latest Maori and no he's Not done yet, if you ask then you know he needs more. His eyes need some definition. I read somewhere that the Maori Tattoo guy thought the face was his canvas and he had to use up ALL the space because it was his do do so if he wanted.
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mieko
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-05-25 8:23 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ben! I really thought his eyes needed more, but was afraid to mess it up. Thanks for the push - I'm happy with how he turned out now. Here's some pictures, he's currently being molded so I can have resins for Hukilau.





Here's a picture from a few days ago of my next piece. I dunno if it's recognizable to anyone...

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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-05-25 8:30 pm   Permalink

Well you Sure should be Proud of him Mieko as he Really did turn out great. Save one of him for me and I'll see you in a few weeks. Will you be able to visit my shop while you are here? Hope so!

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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2008-05-25 9:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-05-25 20:23, mieko wrote:
Thanks Ben! I really thought his eyes needed more, but was afraid to mess it up..




Kia ora Mieko - love this guy, youve done a great job of the lips/beak, nose and brow. Those eyes are tricky, Im still going through experimentation with those very features myself; the eyes are often just surface decoration on a strangely-angled-'back' plane. Keep studying piccies of the old works & keep up the good work!

Tama


 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2008-05-26 08:11 am   Permalink

mieko - great job on this little guy. THat Moko is excellent - spot on!

save a casting for me, please! I can't make it to the hukilau...


 
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Skinny Dog
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From: Long Beach Ca. /Chicago
Posted: 2008-05-26 09:26 am   Permalink

Great job Mieko!

Jen


 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-05-26 09:51 am   Permalink

Great moko face! the tongue's all twirly!
You do such great work!
That new one ,i would venture...is PNG
but specific style eludes me.....
give us a clue!


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2008-05-26 11:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-25 20:23, mieko wrote:
I dunno if it's recognizable to anyone...




My guess is the first one on the left. The rest are for "inspiration":




Buzzy Out!
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mieko
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-05-26 3:31 pm   Permalink

Good Job Buzzy!
I actually used the pictures of the Mai Kai piece that that piece came from. wplugger and Aloha Station have pictures of it here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=26630&forum=1

More definition:

and more

starting eyes and detail work:

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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-05-26 4:01 pm   Permalink

Really nice stuff! I'm liking the wood burner moko's. Great job!

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2008-05-27 07:18 am   Permalink

That guy does look familiar. How did you manage to carve a portrait of Will? That spirit hook is really looking great. Wait till you see it in person! The color of the wood really gives it a special quality. Whats really interesting is that most of the picture listed - I have seen. The molds from the Mai Kai include almost all of the images shown. I wish there were some color photos to help with the painting. Anyone?

 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-05-27 5:07 pm   Permalink

Great job on these little guys. I'M loving the
burn job on the face fantastic!
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MooneyTiki
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From: Jensen Beach,fla
Posted: 2008-05-28 2:38 pm   Permalink

Aloha Mieko!!! You have a bunch of nice carvings goin here. I really like the Maori you should be proud of that one it turned out very sweet! Aloha Mooney

 
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mieko
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-05-28 3:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ben! I hope to visit, but my days are getting pretty booked, and it sounds like you're a bit of a drive, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'll save one for you no matter what.

Tama: Thanks! I'm just starting to find some books on Maori moko's and carving, there's some amazing stuff out there! I'm saving some pictures of your work too!

Polynesiac: I'll be sure to save one for you!

Skinny Dog: Thanks! See you in June!

LLT: Great Guess - finished picture in this post. See you @ Hukilau!

surfintiki: Thanks! the wood burner is a blast.

AS: I got that book recently, but haven't read it yet, I'll see if I can get more information out of it. Lemme know what you think of the finished one.

seeksurf: Thanks! I might need to start putting a ruler in my pics, I'm not sure if it's possible to tell the size on these guys

MooneyTiki: I am pretty proud of myself - which is a pretty fun feeling to have. Hope to meet you at Hukilau and see some of your Lono's up close.

And here's the hook all done:




I'm having problems casting good copies of him, and I think he's awfully funny looking - but then again, so are the sources I used. Feedback appreciated!!!

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