Monday, June 30, 2008

Tikis


Wesley and I spent a couple of days drawing tikis. This is Koro - The Midnight Dancer. We also like to call him The God of Luaus. I first thought Koro was an actual Hawaiian Legend, but I now believe he was made up by old Walt Disney and his Imagineers some 45 years ago for The Enchanted Tiki Room.


Here's another of my Tikis. This one is Hina Kuluua. She's The Goddess of Rain. I hope she makes a return here for Summer Rains, soon!

As we're researching more, we found some non-Disney Gods, and hopefully we can illustrate some of those soon. I'll have Wesley post his cool creations on his blog soon.

These are done with micron pen and markers in my 8x10 journal.

Where have the first couple of weeks of summer gone?! We've been doing lots of activities, and I see I haven't posted much. We did go on a little adventure for Wesley's birthday. Down a local control road to a creek. It's always fun trying a new spot. It was beautiful and very buggy, and I was pissed at myself for forgetting my camera! Something I rarely do these days.

A real drag is that I think my scanner is broken. These pix were taken with my camera instead of scanning. I guess it will have to do for now. Hopefully I'll be able to get a new scanner soon. I hate how it's not worth getting electronics fixed. They always cost about the same or more than just buying a new one. Technology companies should take more responsibility for contributing to the pollution problems. At least it's becoming more easy to recycle these products.

5 comments:

mary jane said...

i love Hina Kuluua, beautiful work!
sorry about your scanner...
:(
mary jane

ann said...

Wow - those are gorgeous.

It is annoying how technology companies seem to think that everything is so disposable. Not only is it usually cheaper to buy new than to fix something, it's also easier. I don't know of any place around me that doesn't seem shady that fixes stuff. So frustrating.

Walk in the Woods said...

FUN drawings! You may have inspired me to seek and employ my colored pencils. Hmm . . . I wonder where thy are?

cpullum said...

I really like them great work!!!
I sure wish I could be more crafty!!

totem pole said...

Wow, I really enjoyed your drawings. You have a gift, keep up the wonderful work.