Joined: Aug 11, 2007
From: Boca Raton, FLA
|Posted: 2007-08-20 5:33 pm  Permalink|
Well, Here I am again. Tiki #3 is finished and basking by the pool. This one took a little longer to carve and finish. I used a real dark stain and then sanded after it dried to bring out the grain and lighten the color a bit. Thanks to Kaha ki'i from Laguna Beach for the encouraging words and yes Tiki #3 is going to lead to #4 cause the wood is on the driveway drying out. I wish the neighbors would stop cutting down palm trees and putting them out for trash/landfill pick-up. I am getting lots of ideas from the forums so thanks for your posts and pics. KEEP YOUR CHISELS SHARP AND BANDAIDS CLOSE ! BUFF
Update on tiki #3 showing eyes with more highlighting done after several appreciated suggestions from fellow posters. Also Tiki #4 shown along side.
[ This Message was edited by: BUFFBAD 2007-10-12 12:09 ]
Joined: Sep 14, 2004
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2007-08-20 9:24 pm  Permalink|
That looks good man, nice style to it. The only thing I would reccomend is maybe do something a bit more attention grabbing for the eyes? The mouth gets a lot of attention, and the eyes are kinda left behind Looks tops though, keep em coming!
Joined: May 10, 2006
|Posted: 2007-08-20 10:00 pm  Permalink|
Agreed! The mouth "pops". And you do not see the eyes.
I dig the color in the mouth, the eyes should be similar I think.