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Well, June 20th's "Blood Orgy of the Behemoths" exhibition was a SMASHING Success!

With fellow Behemoths Doug Horne,BigToe,and Candy,we laid waste to Fullerton and made heads and eyeballs Explode with delight! 

A Big Thank you to Bax baxter, our curator,

Frank,kind and attentive owner of Max Blooms,

and lastly Deadhead Rum,and Sapporo Beer for supplying libations for the events!


Pictured above are the Four Behemoths in the midst of the Fray!

 Here are ALL the pieces in the Exhibition

http://kinnyruzic.com/gallery/blood-orgy-of-the-behemoths-exhibition-complete-artwork-and-posters-june-5-2015

 

and here is our promo for last Saturday's Drunken Docent Tour


A little Classier than the previous 80's Action Film meets grindhouse biker meets Radioactive Monster meets Phillipine Exploitation Film "look" of the previous promotional material..

This one just OOZED Fine Art and all that... And the King of france resembled Tommy,sooooo........i had to use it... Plus,seeing as Doug shined the Docent Tour to go to a BIRTHDAY PARTY,it was a pleasure to transform him into a hulking naked angel....

 

having enjoyed discussing the art with audiences before

via slide lectures,and "docent" tours

it was a relaxed intimate way to help the viewer understand each work

beyond the 3-minute scan of each picture....

 

So many folks responded so positively to the Opening,

we thought a Docent tour would be in order...

and thanks to the generosity of Sapporo

we still had PLENTY of beer from the Opening

and The Drunken Docent Tour was BORN!

 

Seeing as Candy and Doug were in absentia

it was up to Toe and myself to be able to convey a well rounded understanding

of the art of our missing behemoths...

So,this blog will be sharing prepatory sketches

with only my notes from the Docent tour to accompany them.

i don't have Tom's notes because he is a firm believer in the oral tradition of Docenting.

Nor his brilliant and rough original studies and inspirations... if he decides to  post them somewhere,i'll add a link...

1)

Category: Tiki Temple

"Spirit Hut at Dusk"

and here is the sketchbook study for it..

Notes


links to Doug and Candy's pieces described above...
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/midnight-at-the-maori-temple
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/goo-goo-muck

 

2)

Category: Polynesian Legend

"Moai Reaper on the River Styx"



Sketchbook studies and drawings  for this painting

"Hawaiian Reaper"
and here is where the original concept of the Skeletal Moai was first conceived...
It was for the 2009 Tiki Tarot show at the esteemed Freaky Boutiki in San Diego.

As it was the Death card,i tried to apply that skeletal look to artifacts from

Easter island,New Zealand,Marquesas,and Papua New Guinean locales.











and two developed drawings

"Journey to the Underworld"
"Moai on the River Styx"
Notes
the first appearance of our Drinking word "Psychopomp" amongst the notes...

links to Doug and Candy's pieces described above...

http://kinnyruzic.com/images/menehunes-in-the-jungle-of-delights

http://kinnyruzic.com/images/pele-caliente

 

3)

Category: Classic Monster

"the Drink" (Leopard man-the Island of Dr. Moreau)

Sketchbook Notes and studies
Finding the perfect image for this piece amongst such a dense amount of visual and emotional material was quite a challenge...
















 

Notes


links to Doug and Candy's pieces described above...
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/the-modern-prometheus
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/wasp-woman

4)

Category: Musical Figure

"the Siren's Song"

Sketchbook Studies







As a side note

Almost did a portrait of Bach,but wasn't sure how he'd react amongst contemporary songwriters...

Notes

links to Doug and Candy's pieces described above...
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/devo-now-for-the-future
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/the-big-o

5)

Category: Alien Encounter

"the Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter"


Sketchbook Studies and Drawings







Notes

links to Doug and Candy's pieces described above...
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/garnish-of-the-gods
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/going-back-to-transylvania

6)

Category: Oceanic

"Atlantis"

Sketchbook studies and Drawings for this piece







Notes


links to Doug and Candy's pieces described above...
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/curious-kraken
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/happy-hour-at-mermaid-lagoon

7)

Category: Prehistoric

"Mokele Mbembe"

Sketchbook Studies





Notes


links to Doug and Candy's pieces described above...
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/dinner-at-dels
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/madame-poobah

8)

Category: Science Fiction

"the Renegade"

Sketchbook studies and Drawings



Notes

links to Doug and Candy's pieces described above...
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/neptune-5000-with-real-beating-heart

http://kinnyruzic.com/images/beep-beep

9)

Category: Literary Figure

"Portrait of Benvenuto Cellini"


No studies for this one.
It was sketched onto the wood and worked from there...

 

Notes

links to Doug and Candy's pieces described above...
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/jules-verne

http://kinnyruzic.com/images/paul-bunyan-and-the-babes


10)

Category: Mascot

"To Observe and Enslave" (NSA Mascot)

Sketchbook studies



Notes


links to Doug and Candy's pieces described above...
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/mr-tiki-mug-man
http://kinnyruzic.com/images/fire-danger

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