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How to become a famous artist.
Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2011-11-27 7:44 pm   Permalink

Asking questions is what being an artist is all about. Also, not censoring yourself or try to fit in.

 
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Professor G
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Joined: Sep 03, 2011
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From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2011-11-27 7:52 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2011-11-27 18:45, The Sperm Whale wrote:




I could be wrong, but I think what the Sperm Whale's trying to say is that you must possess the primeval inner soul of the painting elephant. And a publicist.

To repeat: I could be wrong.


 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2011-11-28 08:55 am   Permalink

-Piss people off. *

That is always the reaction of some people when they see true art. If you piss people off, you are probably doing something right. What was that famous Einstein quote?... Something like "Great ideas will always find violent opposition from mediocre minds."

* But if you just shock for shock's sake, you will be caught and called shocker and be doubted upon like the boy who cried the wolf. Like Marilyn Manson or Demain Hirst*
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2011-11-28 10:25 am   Permalink

Change your name to not be the same as as Mass-Murdering Drug Gang. Maybe "Zed" or "Zhag".

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7581
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2011-11-28 10:28 am   Permalink

What kind of a
crazy sick,twisted artistic mind
would desire Fame?
Ugh!
Too much hassle and it keeps one away from the easel
doing what they should be doin....
painting!!!


 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2011-11-28 10:42 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-11-28 10:25, freddiefreelance wrote:
Change your name to not be the same as as Mass-Murdering Drug Gang. Maybe "Zed" or "Zhag".



I had that nickname before the stupid drug cartel.


 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2011-11-28 10:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-11-28 10:28, little lost tiki wrote:
What kind of a
crazy sick,twisted artistic mind
would desire Fame?
Ugh!
Too much hassle and it keeps one away from the easel
doing what they should be doin....
painting!!!




Hypocrite.


All artists want to be famous.
Maybe not themselves, but their art.
I would hate fame like people recognizing me on the street. But I wouldn't mind selling my art for mucho dinero. I want my work to be famou$ who doesn't ?


 
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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2011-11-28 11:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-11-28 10:42, Zeta wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-11-28 10:25, freddiefreelance wrote:
Change your name to not be the same as as Mass-Murdering Drug Gang. Maybe "Zed" or "Zhag".



I had that nickname before the stupid drug cartel.


The Zetas have been known by that name for more than a dozen years; you've only been Zeta here for about 2-3 years.

How about shortening your name to ZET? Or ZTA, Zee, Zero Energy Thermonuclear Assembly, or Lost Little Zeta?
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3043
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2011-11-28 1:16 pm   Permalink

I do have to agree with Freddie on this one. You should change your moniker or at least market your art under a different name. Though no fault of your own, using the name Zeta is an impediment and possibly a dangerous one too.

 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2011-11-28 1:25 pm   Permalink

I sign Arizaleta. "Zeta" is my nickname. My nom de plum. My alias.
And Freddie, your math is wrong. I been contributing to Tiki Central for almost 5 years now.

Also, this thread is not about me. It's about art and how to become famous trough it. Me or anyone.


 
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
Posts: 1550
From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2011-11-28 5:12 pm   Permalink

-Cool Hat

 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
Posts: 1674
From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-11-28 5:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-11-28 10:46, Zeta wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-11-28 10:28, little lost tiki wrote:
What kind of a
crazy sick,twisted artistic mind
would desire Fame?
Ugh!
Too much hassle and it keeps one away from the easel
doing what they should be doin....
painting!!!




Hypocrite.


All artists want to be famous.
Maybe not themselves, but their art.
I would hate fame like people recognizing me on the street. But I wouldn't mind selling my art for mucho dinero. I want my work to be famou$ who doesn't ?



So you want to be in it for the Money?


 
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mp
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 450
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2011-11-28 6:23 pm   Permalink

Wondering when someone in this thread is going to mention Tiki or Tiki art.

Also, wondering why the Tiki police haven't arrived to defend TC yet.

Maybe "Other Crafts" is just too far out of town


 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3043
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2011-11-28 6:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-11-28 18:23, mp wrote:
Wondering when someone in this thread is going to mention Tiki or Tiki art.

Also, wondering why the Tiki police haven't arrived to defend TC yet.

Maybe "Other Crafts" is just too far out of town



Considering that Zeta is known to draw Tiki art, I think his query is fine here.


 
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MauiTiki
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Joined: Jan 20, 2003
Posts: 693
From: A rock in the middle of the Ocean
Posted: 2011-11-28 7:58 pm   Permalink

You need to come up with a unique style that is all your own and stick to it. Your art needs to be recognizable. You can tell a SHAG or Little Lost Tiki print at one glance.

This can take years. My art teacher always said "art feeds on Art". People borrow other styles on the way to developing their own. He also said "true Artists create for themselves, commercial artists and designers create for others".

Be friendly and get to know your customers, people like to buy from friends and have artists know them by name, even if it's only a artist/customer relationship.

That's my 2 cents...

Oh yeah, put photos of your art in your "Signature" so people can relate your art to your name and contact you if they like it! New Artists love to be contacted about creating custom pieces for their clients! (hint, hint)



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