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GROG posted on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 11:17 AM

GROG draw.-------------------------------------------------------GROG "ruiner". (GROG make ceramics)

Some of GROG' crap: **P.S. **
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GROG posted on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 11:18 AM

CERAMICS/TIKI ART

Latest artwork at top, earliest at bottom of post

Another Primitive Moai Bowl.

Whistlin' Bob is finally finished.------------------------------More of an "Elegant" Moai Bowl-------------------------------- and Surprised Bob.

Faux Bob (all the detail is glazed on and not carved.) -------- Tall Bob Bowl

These 2 Bob bowls and the 2 pieces above were done for the Tiki Bob Art Show 2 at the Tonga Hut in March.

"Wangaroan" Volcano Bowl

"Wangaroan" Shot glass and "Wangaroan" Salt and Pecker Shakers

Coil-built Tiki Bob Bowl and a hand-built Primitive Moai Bowl

Hand-built primitive Moai Bowls

Event mug for Goin' Primitive based on design by David C. Wong
Original sculpt on right. Wax final on left.




Hand-made Moai bowls #6 and #7.


Hand-made Marquesan-looking Tiki Mug. Hand-made Moai shot glass sculpted in paper clay.

Cutesy Bob done for the Tiki Bob art show.

Unholy Bob done for the Tiki Bob art show. Idea by John-O

Rocky Bob done for the Tiki Bob art show.---------Minimalist Bob done for the Tiki Bob art show.------------Blue Bob done for the Tiki Bob art show.

Primitive Bob done for the Tiki Bob art show.

Yin and Yang Bob Mug and shot glass (Done for the Tiki Bob art show)

"Bobolantern" mug by GROG. The damned orange underglaze kept flaking off, so GROG destroyed the piece.
Made for the Halloween art show at the Tonga Hut. Hand-made Moai Mug #13.

Tiki Bowl.

A couple of primitive looking GROG bowls.

Tiki Bob Salt and Pepper and Bob Shot glass.

:down:Textured Moai Mug with Topknot lid.----------Topknot at left is a lid/shotglass. :down:

Made from a 1960s Duncan mold, and then hand-textured. A couple of Moai mugs from 1963 Duncan mold with an interesting textured glaze.

Moai Salt and Pepper shakers.

Java Bob coffee mug. Limited edition of 25. Java Bob coffee mug. 2-tone body color---Limited edition of 10.

Hand-Built one-of-a-kind Moai Mugs.


Hand-built Moai Salt and Pepper shakers: ----------- Pigi Bob Squid/GROG Luau Pig collaboration.

GROG' MOAI MUG: GROG first hand-built mug made at Babalu's clay jam.(GROG' own private mug) Hand-made Tiki Bob Salt and Pepper Shakers

BAMBOO BEN TRIBUTE MUG -- Ernie Keen/Squid/Holden Westland Collaboration--produced by Tiki Farm

FRANKENMOAI --Billet Aluminum Collaboration with John Keith
for the the Tikis and Terrors #2 art show.

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GROG posted on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 11:44 AM

PHOTOSHOP crap:

Tiki magazine cover illustration of Bamboo Ben. Click this link for larger version:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0ufD6IKWIsQ/SBjV9KyD78I/AAAAAAAADtA/pHWw5aMwnIs/s1600-h/TM+Cover+10+-+Ben.jpg

Crazy Al promotion for "Running with the Tikis"

From the awesome thread World Leaders and their Tiki Mugs




Tonga Hut art show fliers:

This one as an homage to Squid's flier for Tiki Wonderland I.



Tiki Central Photoshop silliness:

(The Rambo body is actually from a watercolor illustration GROG did in college.)





Homer replaced King Kukulele in this SHAG illustration.

GROG Luau invitation with Drink Goddess Suzy (Atomikitty)

Bora Boris caricature for his Ooga Mooga sig. (What's funny
is that GROG HATE drawing caricatures, but GROG
still end up having to do them for the Bamboo Ben comic and other crap.)

Little cartoony Moai drawings just for fun.

GROG scan some more Moai musings GROG has done over the years.
GROG not sure why Moais are so intriguing.

Moai and mermaid sketch for proposed painting:

Thumbnail color sketches in Photoshop.


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kirby posted on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 2:06 PM

Grog have nice blog...My personal fave is the GROG' MOAI MUG,and bamboo ben comic, can you post all of them here or would that be taboo with Tiki Mag?

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TikiG posted on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 2:16 PM

Looka that caveman GO!

Chic and primitive...a sign of the new direction. Love it all, Ernie :)

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GROG posted on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 3:30 PM

Bamboo Ben comic for Tiki magazine. Oldest comics at top, latest at bottom.






























The drawings are extra crappy in this one.


GROG hate drawing caricatures. Drawing caricatures of other artists in THEIR style---extra challenging.



GROG

:down: :down: :down: :down: Some more artwork down below. :down: :down: :down:

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I believe I need to buy more Grog products!

Great stuff!

AND ALL THIS TIME YOU SAY THAT YOU'RE LAZY....

liar....

Great BB Cartoons....those are my fave!!!

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Good to see that GROG finally able to make log.
I mean make blog.

Bowie

Fantastic work GROG, all of it!

DAMN..... DAMN..... THAT IS SOME AWSOME STUFFF!!!!! luvin all of it grog u da man!! cheerz!!

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GROG posted on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 10:14 PM

Thanks guys.

GROG put up the Bamboo Ben comics for you Kirby, and if Nick get mad, then GROG take them down.

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GROG posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 3:04 AM

This isn't TIKI, but you might enjoy this.

Back in the 90's, GROG' friend Markus Rothkranz was developing a live-action TV show called ATOMIC CITY http://www.atomiccity.tv/. He wanted the show to have a "retro-futuristic look" like the Jetsons. He also wanted some retro-style animation for the credits and between some scene/location transitions. He wanted a look,"Something similar to SHAG".He ask GROG to do some developmental artwork to help pitch the show. He was shooting some scenes to help sell the look of the show and GROG had some images from the rough cuts to work from, but they didn't have the final CGI settings, so GROG have to make something up. This was only experimental pre-production artwork and was never meant to be aired, and GROG not get paid for it. GROG do artwork as a favor for a friend.

This was fun and challenging, because GROG never draw in a retro-cartoony style before. So, these are GROG' experimental illustrations for the show:

(Black outline around the character)

(Colored outlines around the character)This pose and drawing style GROG based on awesome animation art by Lynn Naylor.

Markus said he wanted something similar to SHAG, so GROG use some SHAG elements, like the console. This was the 1st illustration of the batch experimenting in this style.(No outline around the characters)

(Thick, colored outlines around the characters, with smaller detail lines within)

All live action images are from Markus' website: http://www.atomiccity.tv/

Later on we find this guy DEREK YANIGER on the internet who was doing beautiful artwork exactly like we were looking for, and GROG sent a link to his website to Markus, and voila DEREK was our man.
So, if this baby DOES ever get picked up, you'll get to see Derek Yaniger art animated.


GROG

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you are a man of a myriad of styles
I really like the green "Shag"esque military men in green
all sallow from living underground for so long...
the thick outline /thin details inside Dr. Cosmo are great
works with the colors great for that style!
Thanks for giving us some sneak peeks,Ernie!

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GROG posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 9:36 AM

Danke, herr Ruzic.

:up: Click here to go to LLT Gallery.

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It was great to meet you at TO. We really enjoy all of your art. Wendy and Dan

Beautiful stuff, you prolific hippy~

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GROG posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 1:57 PM

Nice meeting you too Wendy and Dan. GROG glad you enjoy GROG art, and GROG like your ceramics, too.

Thanks for stopping by Andy. Get a haircut!


GROG
Get better soon Tiki-Kate.

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grog rock!

( I leave my Grog story here soon. Grog great guy!)

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Grog the stuff you can do with a simple rock just blows me out of the water!! Your the boss!

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GROG posted on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 4:26 PM

Thanks guys.

Babs, you are The MASTER RUINER.


GROG
Get better soon Tiki-Kate.

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When I grow up, I wanna be just like GROG.

Awesome work, my friend!

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GROG posted on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 6:19 PM

Aw shux. :blush:

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awesome look into the caveman brain! the bobs r insane and i think the grog moai is my all-time fav mug! ur a first class ruiner!

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"(Glaze problems were unfixable and they had to be destroyed)"

Why? Was it some sort of evil voo-doo glaze that made them come to life and season your food while you slept?

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yeah, dont use that G.D. evil voodoo glaze. WAY over seasons.

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GROG posted on Fri, Feb 26, 2010 8:01 PM

Yes, EVIL VOODOO GLAZE!

Added a little more crap to page 1.

Got some more to scan and add.

TM

On 2010-02-24 08:10, little lost tiki wrote:
you are a man of a myriad of styles
I really like the green "Shag"esque military men in green
all sallow from living underground for so long...

That's one of my favorites, too!

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WOAH!!! Grog, really incredible stuff! I'm glad you included some of your TC photoshop madness, those things are hilarious!

I love the drawings of the moai, like an an animation character style sheet with all the various poses... would be awesome to see those drawings come to life as actual animation!

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GROG posted on Sun, Feb 28, 2010 1:23 AM

On 2010-02-27 08:03, lucas vigor wrote:

On 2010-02-24 08:10, little lost tiki wrote:
you are a man of a myriad of styles
I really like the green "Shag"esque military men in green
all sallow from living underground for so long...

That's one of my favorites, too!

Thanks guys. That was the first illustration of the batch, and GROG not really consider it finished, because GROG was going to put a chair behind the guy at the console---he's kind of just floating right now.

Yeah Tobunga, the TC Photoshop madness was fun to do. GROG glad you were entertained by it. GROG just self-taught in Photoshop. If GROG knew it better, then GROG would be REALLY dangerous.
And GROG glad you like the little animated Moais, Tobunga. They were just little scribbles GROG would do at the end of the day before GROG go home from work, or when GROG have a little downtime waiting to meet with GROG' director for scene assignments. GROG have no plans to animate them right now, but who knows, maybe sometime down the line there will be some opportunity to use them for some project. Since Moais are emotionless, inanimate objects GROG thought it would be fun to portray them very animated and showing lots of emotion.


GROG
Get better soon Tiki-Kate.

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Grog, I'm Really happy to see your stuff here and of all the neat stuf you've done I like these 2 pieces the most. Of course there are others I really liked too but these were my Fav's


Go Grog

Very kool Grog, the Crazy Owl is GREAT .

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GROG posted on Sun, Feb 28, 2010 8:51 AM

Thanks Benz. That high praise coming from THE CARVING MASTER.

Thanks El Tigre de Jaime. Crazy Owl fun to make.


GROG
Get better soon Tiki-Kate.

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Awesome stuff Ernie, just love your eclectic style, great sense of humor and prolific talent. Its fun to see such diversity all in one thread.
You are a truly inspiring artist, as are so many here on TC! Looking forward to the next decade of work from you!

Hopefully all this encouragement
will help to UN-LAZY-FY Grog
and he will make MORE art in the future...

More Art...
not photoshoppe fliers,mind you.....

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GROG posted on Sun, Feb 28, 2010 9:26 AM

:blush: Cheers JPMartDog. :drink:

The Photoshoppe fliers take time, effort, skill and talent, too LLT.

Besides, they have the magic UNDO button when you screw up. :)

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Creativity is number one for me as far as photoshoppe fliers go and Grog certainly has a lot of that and more. :)

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GROG posted on Sun, Feb 28, 2010 10:36 AM

On 2010-02-28 09:32, hiltiki wrote: and Grog certainly has a lot of that and more. :)

Hiltiki, GROG thought we agreed not to discuss GROG' OTHER talents in public. :blush:

Laziness is not a talent...
it's an affliction...

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GROG posted on Mon, Mar 1, 2010 10:33 AM

Then GROG very afflicted.

P.S. Added a few more Moai musings on page 1.

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Hi GROG. I like your drawings. Maybe you can draw a portrait of Kiki one day? I'll pay you in chicken and dumplings.

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GROG posted on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 12:23 AM

GROG HATE doing portraits more than caricatures.

Poartrait= $10,000 minimum. (Plus chicken and dumplings)

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This is what $10,000 can get ya!

Although I have never been so skinny so it was worth it!

hmmmm....
that drawing of GROG's looks a LOT like
the two he sold BigToe and I.....
but we only paid $5000 apiece...
call me crazy,but here they are.....

i smell a scam....

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GROG posted on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 8:34 AM

You and Big Toe got ripped off by some copycat artist Kinny. GROG would have drawn Kinny MUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuch fatter!

i only paid him on the condition that he made me thinner in the picture...
You should hire him!
he could draw you with hair!
:)

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Oh GROG isn't so lazy after all, cool mugs and illustrations, congrats!

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