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Self Portrait of DC-Tiki by DC-Tiki Self Portrait of DC-Tiki by DC-Tiki
A self portrait I made of myself last year which clearly illustrates my interest in the mysterious world of 'mondo exotica' lounge music and the 1950s tiki craze.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional
Hi there

nice job
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional
you do very nice work
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers mate, thanks.
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TheNoirGuy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Nice cartoony character and I love the colors!
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude.
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aLqa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student Photographer
wooow :) ! great work
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much aLqa! Love the rainbow popsicle avatar you've got there! hehe.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Very original and dynamic self portrait, the colour scheme and flow of the interacting elements are in particular great. I'd say this was a good experiment in composition, too, as everything comes together nicely with a visible central visual point for the piece.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah I played around with the symmetrical layout for a bit on this one. I remember that at one point there was even a retro-bamboo design around the outside to frame it but that started to result in a very clunky and cluttered image so I stripped it back to a bit more of an organised jumble of elements. The overall idea was always to arrive at something akin to a polynesian tarot card look in my own illustrative style.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I do see how a bamboo design would work, but I think you made a good decision - this more streamlined version works best.
I enjoy seeing modern, individualised versions of interesting classic sources such as the tarot card, so this was very eye-catching.
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KitaStCyr Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Awesome!
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, thank you very much for the compliments!
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jimmyemery Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This piece is really strong - I'd say do more work like this! Tap back into the tiki, he clearly inspires you - your palette and the successful way you're stylizing here, (not just "cartooning") - this is a great direction for you.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, thank you very much for the sincere feedback. It gives me some real insight into what people respond to in my gallery which was the whole reason for my joining deviantArt in the first place, to get some real advice. I will be keeping your assessment and sentiments in mind for my next artistic endeavour. Thanks very much jimmyemery, I'm sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you.
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jimmyemery Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome - the more we all keep working, the more we evolve as artists. Just when I think I've gotten to some place of competency I'll worry that I'm getting complacent, and that helps me keep trying new things and pushing myself. Plus I look at the work of our fellow artists and get all humbly - there's a lot to learn in looking and trying to analyze and appreciate the disparate styles of other's work and working methods. THat's one f the reasons I like DA too - its an endless source of all kinds of inspiration.
Keep working and evolving!
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