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Paul Day Clemens' Tiki Art
KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2008-09-02 3:09 pm   Permalink

NOTE: I would like to point out that this is NOT the work of the "KreepyTiki" company in Florida. Apparently, my username has caused a degree of confusion, for which I apologise. But when I chose the name I had no idea there was another KreepyTiki out there! I'm considering switching my TC handle to "Castaway Clemens" but am uncertain about the method and/or feasibility of doing it.


Aloha all!

Well, though I've been drawing, painting and sculpting all my life -- and though I grew up in the first Golden Age of Tiki -- this is the first time I've attempted a tiki theme in my own work.

And, hence, this is the first time I've posted any of my artwork on TC. And I decided to keep the moniker I've always used on my work -- my actual full name: Paul Day Clemens.

My very favorite art subject has always been the female nude, and that seems to fit in naturally (so to speak!) with tiki. So I decided to finally combine two of my favorite subjects and I feel excited by the results.

These are all digital pieces, painted entirely with a mouse, as it gives me so much flexibility and wiggle room re making changes along the way. But I always start with a black & white pencil sketch of whatever wahine (or other female form) will appear in the painting, and then I scan it into my PC and use the drawing as a starting point.

So, here are my first three tiki-themed pieces, in the order I did them:

First up is "Idol Worship"...




Then comes "Wild Thing"...





And a detail of same...




And, finally, "Afterglow"...




Well that's it for now, but I've got a lot more in the hopper. So lemme know whatcha think!

These are all quite large image files, by the way -- for example, "Wild Thing" could easily support being movie-poster sized or larger -- so I might include more details of sections of the paintings in future posts so you can get a better idea of the various elements in the pieces.

Cheers & Mahalos!


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-09-02 3:25 pm   Permalink

Brilliant!

I was, believe it or not, just sketching a hybred cat/woman for a future painting. You bet me to it! I think there is an interesting "exotica" link to such fantastic creatures like this. Well done!


 
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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2008-09-02 3:39 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tiki Shark!

Much appreciated, especially as I'm a big fan of your work! I like the magical qualities you evoke with reflected light and the feeling of mystery in your pieces. I think we have that in common.

And, speaking of things in common, that's pretty wild (pun intended) re. your also working on a hybrid cat/woman! I'll be eager to see your version. Believe it or not, mine actually came to me in a dream. I don't know what it says about me, but she and I indulged in some hanky-panky on a tropical beach! (I'll manage to refrain from a crude and rather obvious joke at this point!)

Anyway, thanks for the props -- and for being the first to post a response!


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-09-02 4:28 pm   Permalink

cool, but that last one, if you look fast, looks like her head is in her hand. Like its over too far.
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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2008-09-02 5:06 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the tip -- and for noticing that!

It's because of the line of her hair which does create that illusion if you don't look closely. When the pic is seen larger I don't think it'd give that impression. But I'll be sure to make that alteration nonetheless.


 
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Tiki Trav
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Posted: 2008-09-02 8:39 pm   Permalink



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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2008-09-03 12:55 am   Permalink

Here's a couple details of "Afterglow" (with the alteration made to her hair and neck area)...










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TikiLaLe
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Joined: Feb 09, 2006
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Posted: 2008-09-03 10:47 am   Permalink

Oh my, the nudity. Do you think this is HBO?

 
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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2008-09-04 01:54 am   Permalink

I would call this "tasteful nudity", to be honest. I mean, it's certainly not pornographic.

Have you ever seen the black velvets of Edgar Leeteg and how many nude or bare-breasted wahines are in THOSE paintings? (Or how much nudity appears in Michelangelo's work, for that matter? And some of THAT was commissioned by the Vatican! lol)

Anyway, I have seen TONS of bare breasts and nudity in the art posted on Tiki Central, so I really don't think I'm violating any rules or standards here. Besides, nudity of this type appears in tiki bars all over the place.

And in Europe no one would even blink at this.


 
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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2008-09-04 03:48 am   Permalink

Here's my newest piece -- "Island Enchantment"...




And a detail...





Cheers & Mahalo

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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2008-09-04 4:47 pm   Permalink

Okay, here's my newest one -- Hope ya like it!



It's called "After Hours"...






Man -- I sure wish these images could display LARGER!




But, since they can't, here's some details...


































Cheers!


 
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Howland
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Posted: 2008-09-04 8:37 pm   Permalink

Wow! You are MULTI-talented, my friend. They have a sleepy, dreamy look to them while at the same time they have a subdued brightness (oxymoron?) coupled (or tripled) with the excitement that tasteful erotica brings to some of us savages. Ryaaaaar (cat noise).

You said you're using your mouse. You should get a graphics tablet with a stylus. I use mine daily, although not often in the painterly manner. It makes a huge difference though and you would really dig it--very close to the real thing as far as drawing/painting go.

What program are you using? Photoshop, Painter, Paintshop?

Cheers,
Brad

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Kewlava
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Posted: 2008-09-04 8:52 pm   Permalink

Wonderful exotic, blacklight-dreamland quality!
Excellent renderings. My friend, you handle a mouse with the same brilliance with which you wield a pen! You have carved yourself a great niche in the artform. Will you make prints available?
If so can you post a link as to where?

Kelly
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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2008-09-05 02:45 am   Permalink

Hey there, Howland and Kewlava -- I am humbled by and deeply appreciative of your generous and evocative words!

It's very gratifying when one's private visions made public connect with others in a similar way as to one's own "Theater of the Mind"!

What else can I say guys, except major mahalos to you both (oh-so-talented that you yourselves are!) for the kudos and encouragement! And as for prints, I do indeed tend to make those available in future, but it'll have to wait a bit. (Partly because I need to do some research as to the best and most cost-effective means to approach that in these rather tight times -- i.e., lithos and giclees may also have to wait a bit!)

Double Cheers!


 
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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2008-09-06 12:54 pm   Permalink

First of all, Howland, I realized I didn't answer your question re. what program I use.

The answer is Paintshop Pro Version 7, which I LOVE because it seems intuitively designed for ARTISTS, unlike Photoshop which, though a superb tool for a lot of work, just doesn't compare, for me, with the way tools and palettes are arranged for easy access in Paintshop.

And I loyally STICK with version 7 (the "Anniversary Edition") which I MUCH prefer to the more recent incarnations which have been (sadly) made much more like Photoshop.

Also, re. the drawing tablet... I have actually tried it out and, for whatever reason, still prefer my trusty ol' mouse. Perhaps because I got SO used to using it! (Well, whatever works for ya, right?)

And, finally, something had been bothering me re. my piece "Afterglow". And then I realized what it was... The big, scary rootball tiki behind the wahine was just TOO damn bright and colorful. Almost garish, really, which I felt detracted both from the girl and from the overall mood of the piece.

SO -- I decided to revise it and darkened the wood way down, changed to red in the eyes to a deeper hue, and the same with the purple on the lips, etc. And I'm much happier with it now. Though the tiki may STILL be too colorful. But I'm okay enough with it for now that it ain't botherin' me the way it was.

So here's the new, somewhat less colorful incarnation of "Afterglow"...





Cheers & Mahalos!

Castaway Clemens



 
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