About Tiki Man
This was the first painting in the “Wonderful” series. At this point “Something Wonderful” was just an idea to create around twenty 8-foot paintings and to find a place to exhibit them.
All my paintings are based on a sketch which I quickly do a rough underpainting of to figure out the shape, feel, composition etc. When I got this guy on the canvas (okay, not canvas, plywood) he seemed a little to menacing as if he was attacking the viewer. I worked on his mouth and got a big smile on him and added the vibrating drums. This turned his attack stance into more of a dance.
His face was originally a flatish brown. I used my faux finishing experience, and used this nifty rubber “graining” tool and made fairly quick work out of a seemingly difficult task.
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