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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 10/21/14 A new version of Tapa Bob. He's wearing his favorite shirt.
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Wendy Cevola 10/21/14 A new version of Tapa Bob. He's wearing his favorite shirt.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-10-22 10:46 am   Permalink

Ebtiki needs one to add to his HUGE collection of like 30,000 mugs


Lookin sweet W


 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2013-10-22 5:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-10-21 22:22, danlovestikis wrote:






Did Dan pose for this too? Hee-hee!

~kele


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-22 9:54 pm   Permalink

ebtiki has 50,000 mugs hang10. Dan earned this one. I'm so lucky he'll work for my art.

hang10tiki 50,000!

WaikikianMoeKele I should have had him pose again because this is a Bob mug and I've been told this butt and waistline looks very feminine.

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I finished off Dan' Bastard Bob with some super carving. This is by far the best tool for carving clay. Tiki Ano has one too.


I just started off by outlining the face. I still use a wet brush to smooth the lines after carving.


This is how it ended up.











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Now Bob will take a break to slowly dry in a loose plastic bag. He's really thick. Cheers, Wendy


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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2013-10-23 5:07 pm   Permalink

The super carved Suffering Bob is looking great!
Now it REALLY looks like a Wendy original.
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-10-23 6:17 pm   Permalink

Yes, I LOVE that tool- though you're quite a bit better with it than me.

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-10-23 6:26 pm   Permalink

Yes, I LOVE that tool- though you're quite a bit better with it than me.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-23 9:34 pm   Permalink

WaikikianMoeKele thank you Kele. I guess I've done a lot of that style of carving. It gets easier over time.

TikiAno it just takes practice and lack of fear. I was always afraid I would ruin a mug when I would start carving, now it's much easier to look and to know where to make the cuts.

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Hula Girl altered version.

I did this cast a month ago and she's been in a plastic bag waiting to get out.


When I did this sculpture I had her leaning back too far. To fix her posture I just cut out a wedge.


I add some sticky slip as glue and bend her forward.


I then smooth out the line. No surgery scars for this girl. I put her on her side so that it has time to set. I let her rest this way.


The next day I started adding flaps that will become her grass skirt.


Every flap is glued on with slip so that no air bubbles are trapped.








All done for now and back in the plastic bag to let this all firm up.



Now this girl is ready to sleep too. Good night everyone, Wendy
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ebtiki
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Posted: 2013-10-24 12:09 am   Permalink

Suffering Bob looks amazing - if you make one without the super-carving (maybe with traditional rings), I'm in!

hang10tiki, you're confusing me with Dan - he's the one with 30,000 mugs!

e.
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-10-24 09:06 am   Permalink

W- the new girl looks great

Eb-


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-10-24 09:16 am   Permalink

Lil Grog during his C-section



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Tiki Tonie
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Posted: 2013-10-24 10:27 am   Permalink

I LOVE your Bastard Bob!

 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2013-10-24 7:25 pm   Permalink

Hula girl looks great!

I look over at mine & smile!

~kele


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-24 8:51 pm   Permalink

ebtiki I'll ask you about SBBOB when I open the next Wish List.
Thank you for the check.
No 30,000 is your collection. Dan has 29,999.

hang10tiki thank you more steps tonight.

hang10tiki you were the photographer at GROG's birth? Now that's special.

Tiki Tonie the idea came from MP so I always want to acknowledge that. I'm glad you like my version.

WaikikianMoeKele that gives me pleasure. I hope this one will make someone smile.

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Hula Girl Sculpture.

First I made the bottom of the grass skirt jagged.


hen using a wire brush I made the grass strands.


All done.


I started to make some strands of hair and uncovered a piece of plaster from the mold.


It was huge and by the time I dug it all out she had a hole in her head.


I carefully filled in the hole making sure there were not air pockets. Then I carved it so your couldn't tell.


She just looked at me until I got the message. She needed a good lei.


So I added it on and now she looks finished.


She's been put aside to dry.


Oh and I added a little design to the skirts belt.



Thank you for your visit and messages. Until tomorrow, Wendy
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-10-25 07:49 am   Permalink

Love the new Bob and the Hula girl- the detail on the lei and her skirt are phenomenal, can't wait to see it bisqued. I guess I need to get a wire brush tool now, too, huh?:)

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-10-25 1:07 pm   Permalink

Wow, she looks fantastic...........

 
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