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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-05-09 10:06 pm   Permalink

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I love the tiki with different colored light on each side, the PELE painting is also fantastic! Classic look with a modern sensibility in both of these.

Where can one obtain the velvet with which too work upon?
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-05-11 2:35 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Sneakytiki, I used to get a nice velvet from a Joannes' fabric store. I switched to a mail order place, had quality issues and am looking for a new place now. It's been nothing but problems getting good samples.

Below is an actual sample I received and is meant to let me judge the superior quality of their goods:



Here is the Pele painting missing only the lava:





 
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-05-11 4:07 pm   Permalink

Robb, This is some really fun stuff here. This painting turned out bitchin' This daughter of the underworld gal really looks like she rising up through some kind of ancient active underwater lava tube...erie cool...whoa!...

[ This Message was edited by: Babalu 2008-05-11 16:11 ]


 
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Kahu
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Joined: Jan 03, 2007
Posts: 267
Posted: 2008-05-11 7:49 pm   Permalink

WOW Robb! Stunning!

 
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octopussy
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Joined: Mar 30, 2007
Posts: 47
Posted: 2008-05-12 07:42 am   Permalink

Hi Robb,

I've been enjoying your thread. Really like your most recent one. The up lighting and down lighting is just awesome on her.

How do you clean velvet? Tape?


 
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-05-12 5:51 pm   Permalink

Many thanks to everyone. This is the most supportive crowd the human mind can imagine.

Here is the finished work. When it's dry, I'll get it cleaned up and take a good photo of it.




 
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Toshi
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Joined: May 01, 2008
Posts: 17
Posted: 2008-05-12 8:16 pm   Permalink

Wow, amazing! I love all of them.

 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 334
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2008-05-12 9:45 pm   Permalink

Robb...........................................................
(that's me being speechless)


 
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Hiphipahula
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Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2426
From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2008-05-12 11:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-30 13:23, Robb Hamel wrote:
My next painting, titled "Kapu Cave" was for Hiphipahula. She commissioned it for her Tiki bar of the same name. It measures 24x36 and was one of the most difficult designs I've worked on in a while.

Hiphipa hula, on the other hand, was terrific to work with. I've been invited to Tiki Oasis and had a lot of questions about it. She spent an hour on the phone giving me helpful info (thanks Kelly!).

Below are my first thumbnails for the project.



Including two Tikis, a cave, a volcano, and flowers was a real challenge for me.



I have never seen these thumbnails, great to have the opportunity to see Thanks Robb. p.s. I saw a Robb Hamel sell at Tiki Caliente this last weekend, Good going!
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-05-13 12:42 am   Permalink

The painting turned out superb! Gorgeous!

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6877
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-05-13 12:50 am   Permalink

You're hired.

 
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
Posts: 1530
From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2008-05-13 12:50 am   Permalink

Wow, that perspective is amazing! Does funny things to the back of my neck.. like I want to 'see' more/further up.. up.. up..
(still plenty of 'wookie' too - nice)

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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-05-13 5:28 pm   Permalink

Thanks a bunch, everyone. Thanks Hiphipahula for the good news.

The idea of the image is that Pele's double is leaving her home at the heart of the volcano. Her real self stays behind so her double can go cause the kind of lusty mischief she if known for without risk to her real self (that'd be nice, huh?). She is exiting via a lava tube into the moonlit night above.

I've sent Mark the photo below for final approval and naming.



If he turns the painting down, I'm going to cry.


 
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jpmartdog
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Joined: Mar 27, 2005
Posts: 650
From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2008-05-13 6:51 pm   Permalink

Amazing man... beautiful beautiful painting - the blue highlights and the orange glow is magnificent - Would love to see the painting in person! WOW man WOW

 
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harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
Posts: 681
From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-05-13 6:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-13 17:28, Robb Hamel wrote:

If he turns the painting down, I'm going to cry.



I would be surprised if that happens. But if it does, its his loss and I'm ready to pounce!

Excellent job and great progress pics. The depth and wonder created in this piece is amazing.


 
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