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THOR's new Hukilau painting featuring familiar TC faces!!!!
THOR's
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Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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Posted: 2007-06-18 7:44 pm   Permalink

Aloha all!!

Let me first say Hukilau was SOOO much fun!! I met some WONDERFUL people there and just got back to LA for a few weeks..then on to Hawaii. I stayed at the Yankee Clipper and couldn't get enough of the Shipwreck Bar. I totally believe that Marina IS a real mermaid!!!! She was beautiful and graceful under that deep blue water and I would sit and watch her daily if I wasn't thousands of miles away!!

In anticipation of the Hukilau..which was the Thor Stor's first time there, I painted a piece that kinna celebrates the idea of the mermaid /underwater pool bars of days gone. I hadn't met Marina yet, so I have not included her likeness in this first rendition, However, we had a great talk and I will be doing a special Artist Proof series where I paint her into this piece to showcase her magic and grace beneath the silvery surface. We will post when those are done too. Anyway, here is a scan of the piece I did. I call it the " Hookah Lau Bubble Bar". Yep!! Thats Hookah as in the type the catapillar had in Alice in Wonderland! Here, the mermaids draw a few lung fulls of air from the tubes joined to a Tiki Hookah and swim about to entertain the well "lit" Tikis in the bar behind the tank glass.
The extra feature here is that this time, instead of people drinking from Tiki mugs, we have Tikis drinking from Humanized mugs!!! Better yet...I thought it would be fun to feature a few fellow craftsmen and artist we all love here on TC and in out community!! So see if you can Identify the "mugs" on the Mugs!! Prints of this piece were sold at Hukilau..we have only a limited edition of 50 printed ..high quality prints on watercolor paper. Over half are gone last count. We have them for sale through the Thor Stor..or contact Max the Manager at the site (www.thorstor.com) if you are interested in one of the limited prints at $75.00 each. Mini prints of the "featured mug drawings" are available as well!!

Anyway!!!! See ya all at Tiki Oasis!!! Warmest Alohas!!!! ~~ THOR

Here's the early sketches of the mugs!!! This helps see them better!!





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JenTiki
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From: An island in the bay
Posted: 2007-06-18 7:54 pm   Permalink

That looks really cool, but can we see it a bit larger? The only face I can make out at this size is Bamboo Ben.

 
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THOR's
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Posted: 2007-06-18 8:37 pm   Permalink

Gotcha jen!!! I added the original study sketches to the thread here to better see the "mug" part!!! Enjoy!!

~~ THOR


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2007-06-18 8:58 pm   Permalink

I have a new Round Haircut now. ( old man style)

THOR!!!!!!

you rock!!!

2 people in there sent me that a few weeks ago via e mail and I thought it was a gag/joke!

I need to get one from you man!!

Classic!!!


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THOR's
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Posted: 2007-06-18 9:27 pm   Permalink

HEY BEN!!!

We have a gift we will send to you and the others Ben!! Again..thanks for being an inspiration!!! Missed ya at Hukilau but you were there in spirit!!!

Aloha!! Thor


 
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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2007-06-18 9:33 pm   Permalink

FANTASTIC!!!

 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2007-06-18 11:26 pm   Permalink

Those are amazing! You even got mild-mannered Squid in there! Great!

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-06-18 11:27 pm   Permalink

Very cool Thor

 
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kirby
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2007-06-19 12:08 am   Permalink

saweeet work as always Thor, but if squid gets one then I want one too waaaahhh, and im sure grog and ruzzzy want one, but please dont subject us to looking at there faces more than we have too...

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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Posted: 2007-06-19 01:32 am   Permalink

Nice mug caricatures Thor. It's been so long sinceGROG see pics of Gecko that it took GROG a few minutes to figure that one out, but the others were instantaneous. Funny stuff. Cute painting.

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THOR's
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Posted: 2007-06-19 06:33 am   Permalink

HEY Grog!!!

Great to hear from ya!!! I hope to settle in a bit and grab lunch soon with ya! Glad you like the paintin' Gecko was tough cus I had little to look at and although I have hung with Gecko a bunch of times in Hawaii, he was a challenge to capture. Have a great week!!

~~ T


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-06-19 08:24 am   Permalink

Very Cool THOR! A fitting tribute to the mugs that have helped make this community so Vibrant and Awesome!!! The wait is over and now we finally have a decent Bamboo Ben mug (Ernie's prototype was too "toilet humor" for my taste!)! The Al one is so playful and fun and really captures his energy while on stage or just carving!And the Gecko one really captures that kind gentle spirit he's known for!Very nice Squid mug as well...and anatomically correct! Incredible you are!
Your work is always astounding,man! I'm glad you're so prolific!That way we can enjoy more and more of your insane renderings!
Any chance of marketing that Oh-So-Terrific-Underwater-"Tobacco" Pipe in the background ?


 
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squid
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Posted: 2007-06-19 09:11 am   Permalink

Thor, I am honored and humbled to be included in the gang of alcohol filled/fueled artists! But, next time, please use some reference material. Compare your preliminary rendering to the photo I have provided and you will see that you missed one major detail.









 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2007-06-19 09:29 am   Permalink

Cheers Squid!!



It's just sooooooo easy now!

The sawdust falls right out!!

C'Al??

Gecko??

( damn hippies!!)
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-06-19 09:54 am   Permalink

WOW....
Right on Dave!
Now you can include with every Pendant Purchase,a lock of Squid Hair for only an additional $5 more!
You and Ben know,of course,that before even TikiShark or GROG or even Sabu decided to go for the short to nothing on top ,that LLT was sportin it OG style back in the early-mid eighties!
And in the 1960's before that as a dandy man-child!
Can I be a retroactive member of the Sour Baldies Tiki Troupe?
Please?
Below are my credentials.....


I'll be eagerly awaiting my application paperwork and acceptance into your fine organization!!!


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