Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Evil Tiki part II

One of my earliest posts was Evil Tiki.
Nutshell story:
My dad painted a picture. It hung on my bedroom wall when I was little.
I found a creepy tiki in the grass and was terrified (it didn't take much).
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For fun, I digitally enhanced said tiki to make him look extra menacing:

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A few weeks back I typed "Evil Tiki" into Google Images to see if my childhood nemesis would show up. He didn't, but look what did!

Yes, this mask is called "Evil Tiki". Note the needle teeth, glowing eyes and the eyebrow arch.
My dad should ask for royalties.

13 comments:

Jesse said...

Namowal, I could make a blog post or a lengthy comment about a similar experience.

The painting avec evil-icon-in-da-corner that haunted me went missing however, and everyone claims to have never remembered it's existence.

Which means: I now have a Google Answers post to do all my talking for me. :)

Namowal said...

That's funny about your mystery painting, Jesse. I read some responses- did anyone figure out what it was?

Jesse said...

Well we're fairly certain it's a piece by Maxfield Parrish.

We still don't know which one it is, but we found the splotch on another painting! That thing is creepy no matter where it goes. :)

Sally said...

Namowal, your father's painting is so charming. Did he paint a lot? Jesse, the google answers post is amazing. I've never tried that. I always think of M. Parrish as being a big sky artist so I was surprised to see the forest image. It could be that someone did a copy painting of that print.

I was luckier with my childhood special picture. I posted about it here.

sal said...

I love in your earlier post about how you saw faces in woodgrain. I used to love to lie on the couch and stare at the paneling in the den where I was sure I saw a face! Only it was kind, not scary.

Namowal said...

Sally,
My dad has a background in art, but only paints now and then. Most of his stuff is n't cartoony like this one (which is loosely based on an Edward Leer drawing), but he did a small portrait of a 1700s soldier with a cats head that was pretty funny.
The land of make believe poster you had looked like fun. I can totally a kid with a good imagination "exploring" its many facets. Do you think it influenced your animations?
Sal,
I'm glad your childhood "found face" was a friendly one. I knew a few benign ones myself- to this day I "see" a staglike creature, on a rock in the middle of a lake, on a storage chest at my parents house.

sal said...

Your dad's painting really is great! At first I read too fast and thought it WAS an Edward Leer drawing.

Linda said...

This is such a wonderful post. Wow to Jesse's google answers.

When I was a kid, the wall by my bed was covered with speckled dots. I would see things in the dots, in a connect-the-dots way, and proceed to connect the dots with a pen or pencil. This didn't go over too well with my parents.

I'm going to dig up a photo of the poster that hung on my wall when I was a kid.

Namowal said...

Hi Linda,
That's funny about you connecting the dots on the wall. Kid logic in action. After all, we connected the dots on paper, didn't we?

Mike said...

I think I saw that "Evil Tiki" guy after one too many mai tais at the "Banana Ball"!

I enjoy your blog!

Keep it going!

Mike
Jungleis101.blogspot.com

Mike said...

I think I saw that "Evil Tiki" guy after one too many mai tais at the "Banana Ball"!

I enjoy your blog!

Keep it going!

Mike
Jungleis101.blogspot.com

Namowal said...

Hee hee, Mike. Good one. :)

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