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Monkeyman frame for Tiki Wahine
Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2368
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2008-07-20 11:14 pm   Permalink

Tiki Wahine has waited a VERY long time for this. I thank her for her patience and willingness to stick around.

First came the idea of creating vases on the sides of the frame to hold fake flowers. The drum seemed like a natural fit.
The head is real goat skin


then the idea for carving monsterra leaves as a backdrop for the fake flowers on the frame.




Some Real Abalone embellishments for the top and bottom of the frame for an elegant accent. I always enjoy doing the chiseled finish on the flat spots for more of a rustic look


Then the process of selecting some really nice fake orchids to compliment the frame.


since I dont actually have the original artwork in my possession... here is what it looks like empty


and here it is with a superimposed version of the burlap.


has a real "shrine" effect to it..

or the drums make it look like the rocketeers Jet pack.... depending on how you look at it.






 
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Fugu
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Joined: Feb 06, 2006
Posts: 121
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2008-07-20 11:42 pm   Permalink

Fantastic! Love the drum vases.

 
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2008-07-21 01:31 am   Permalink

I love it too, the 3D gives a fantastic effect to the flounder painting.
Very nice job


 
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2008-07-21 02:16 am   Permalink

Simply amazingly beautiful !

Very good job.

Benjamin.


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-07-21 02:44 am   Permalink

Yeaaayyy, Monkeyman is Back carving and Posting!
Another Incredible Frame Derek, you always manage to get the Colors Just Right and the little extra details that are So You are just Perfect.
What else have you been up to lately?
Thanks for the bit of Sunshine today.
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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2155
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2008-07-21 06:22 am   Permalink


Great work, Derek. As always.
I don't know how you continually come up with more and more wacky ideas that work.
So many great artists here.


 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2008-07-21 09:05 am   Permalink

thanks everyone... the kind feedback always helps me stay motivated.



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-07-21 09:10 am   Permalink

Holy cow! That did take a VERY long time. I remember when you were carving the drums with the 5" draw knife...

It's really beautiful, Derek. Thanks for sharing it with us.


 
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TikiTres
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Joined: May 28, 2008
Posts: 263
From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2008-07-21 10:05 am   Permalink

Wow that's amazing!! I actually like it better without the fake flowers, it looks like the carved leaves are coming out of the "pots". Really cool!

 
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