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My carving
amate
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Posted: 2014-05-30 07:56 am   Permalink

Thanks gang!
"Mila" is 12 inches tall.









The first of the Five Dusky Phantoms…



WIP on Dusky Phantoms #2 and #3.




 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2014-05-30 09:24 am   Permalink

Superb!

 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2014-05-30 09:44 am   Permalink

Mila looks pissed. Got a bit of attitude there.

 
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Will carve
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Posted: 2014-05-30 2:44 pm   Permalink

Great stuff !
I'm diggin the stool she's sitting on.


 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-05-30 7:21 pm   Permalink

Mila looks great.

 
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amate
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Posted: 2014-06-01 05:59 am   Permalink

Thanks a lot Cy and Hilda!
Grog – I haven’t learned to carve smiles yet. That’s my goal for 2015. Right now I’m just trying to get the women’s faces to look feminine. I actually tried to put an understated, Mona Lisa type smile on this gal but somehow it did not seem to work. Now I know what I did wrong; it’s the eyes. Out of habit, I gave her the same glaring gaze I use on the hardened male expressions. Maybe I can fix her…
Will, I’ve got a couple of stool substitutes very similar to that I use myself. Hmmmm…come to think of it, one of them has a slightly pointed head and not so comfy. Maybe that’s why Mila is pissed!


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2014-06-01 07:44 am   Permalink

your army just keeps growing...

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2014-06-01 08:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-06-01 05:59, amate wrote:
Now I know what I did wrong; it’s the eyes. Out of habit, I gave her the same glaring gaze I use on the hardened male expressions.



Yep, it's the eyes. If you give a smile and she still has glaring eyes, it'll only make her look sinister or sly. It's all about the eyes. Good luck.


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2014-06-08 10:55 am   Permalink

Mila is incredible, Amate! That's some delicate carving. Love the paint job. Very sweet little figure.

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2014-06-08 12:44 pm   Permalink

If you carve really huge hooters and show lots of cleavage (or make her topless) then nobody really notices the face/expression.

 
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amate
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Posted: 2014-06-18 05:34 am   Permalink

Jeff – the minis are working for me right now. I can satisfy my creative compulsion without taking up a lot of space.
Much appreciated BigT.
Grog –Revisiting Mila, I tried to exaggerate the facial contours and then closed her eyes. It seems to have sweetened her disposition a bit. I am always open to your advice on the facial expressions. Seems to me you know what you’re talking about.





More minis…all under a 12 inches tall.
Mini Marq.



Mini Marq Masks



Mini Moai



And started a mini Maori.



Here are #2 and #3 of the Dusky Phantoms. After I learn to carve women’s faces, I’m going to tackle carving hair on the males.



Using a hat is so much easier.



I also started on Phantoms #4 and #5.



And then finished up on #4.



Still in process on #5 and the last of the Dusky Phantoms...here is a progress shot.



While in our local art museum, I noticed my image in the reflective doors of the elevator. I had never taken a selfie before so I thought I’d try one.



That selfie gave me the idea to do a self portrait so started one of those. I’m pretty happy with the likeness so far.



Enough goofing around… back to tiki carving.


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2014-06-18 07:00 am   Permalink

One of the best "selfie" carves I've ever seen
Great update as usual.


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2014-06-18 10:39 am   Permalink

Good job. Mila's not pissed off anymore. You've been carving up a storm. Good stuff. Keep it up.
_________________

GROG miss Tiki-Kate


 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2014-06-18 4:12 pm   Permalink

That's too funny for words.
Great stuff.
Lil guys do go faster.
Can I mail you some fronds, please?
You'll be hooked.


 
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Professor G
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From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2014-06-18 5:50 pm   Permalink

That's a ton of beautiful work, Amate. It always improves my day when I get to see your new art.

 
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