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A Tiny Tiki for Mr Vato
Roru
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 18
Posted: 2012-07-09 7:25 pm   Permalink

I am roru, I carve teensy stone tikis. I primarily use beach pebbles and clamshells as my materials, and I carve with a foredom handpeice and about a million crummy diamond bits from china. This one was commissioned by TikiVato. It is inspired by Paipo's interpretation of the cannibal tiki's...I love all of Paipo's work, he is an incredible stone carver.

Ready,
Set,
Carve!

I start by using a prismacolor pencil for the rough outline. I've tried other kinds, but they all seem to wash off when I carve them.


This is the little skull that will go is MiniVato's mouth. It's made out of clamshell I find all around the beaches here. Very pearly and has an almost tiger-eye like iridescence.


this is how it will layout:

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a hui hou kakou,
-Roru Humuhumunukunukuapua'a


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5732
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-07-09 7:35 pm   Permalink

Wow...very artistic...looking forward to your finished Tiki.
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3858
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-07-09 7:50 pm   Permalink

Way cool

 
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 400
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2012-07-09 7:51 pm   Permalink

Awesome progress. A four finger Tiki. Keep the pictures coming. I will wear that proudly.
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TikiVato


 
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1038
Posted: 2012-07-09 9:07 pm   Permalink

I am already blown away!

Can't wait to see this piece completed!


 
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Atomic Mess
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Joined: Apr 13, 2012
Posts: 283
From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-07-12 06:51 am   Permalink

Like that skull, cool...

 
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Roru
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 18
Posted: 2012-07-12 06:56 am   Permalink

I finished MiniVato today, here are the last of the progress-pictures:











I will ship this tiki out to Tikivato tomorrow morning. It should arrive in California before this wednesday.

If any else wants a special request tiki, sent me a PM. I will send you a paypal invoice for $40 - $45 depending on the design you want.
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a hui hou kakou,
-Roru Humuhumunukunukuapua'a


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2296
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-07-12 7:54 pm   Permalink

that is completely and totally bad ass.

nicely done.


 
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Badd Tiki
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Joined: Aug 28, 2008
Posts: 370
Posted: 2012-07-13 09:53 am   Permalink

very cool

 
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Captain Jack
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Joined: May 01, 2010
Posts: 343
From: Menifee, California
Posted: 2012-07-13 09:57 am   Permalink

Beautiful work!

 
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