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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2007-11-09 4:33 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

Still feeling a bit jet lagged, or hung over, or sick from breathing the same air-plane air for 5 hours - or lazy, or something! Slowly getting back in the work groove. (very slowly)
LLt~Hey Kenny! It was SOOOOO cool to see the Cannibal King in person - that is an awesome piece! Really powerful, and so much more intense than what we get to see here on the net. There is a real power that an original work of art has in person, that just cannot be duplicated. Fantastic stuff! And I totally have easle envy!
Meheadhunter~Thanks, I'm sorta back, physically but maybe not mentally yet.
Isleconch~Thanks, and here's my latest sketch....

Here's my latest study.

I got some questions about my next piece. I want to include the like-ness of a famous (now deceased) person in it. I'm wondering about the legal copyrights in such a case. Will it be a problem if I wanna make and sell prints of it? I know a LOT of artists do studies of famous folks. They're all over the web. I've looked up some info on the web about such things. Seems to be questions about art vs merchandise, or artistic merit of a piece, or something. A very grey area. But, I'm thinking if I do some cool distortion, then it'll be a unique new piece of art. Er... right? Any suggestions?

Hey, check out the new Trader Vics in Las Vegas here...
www.tradervicslv.com
I had dinner and drinks there, and it was awesome!

Mahalo!
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TikiFool
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Joined: Apr 09, 2007
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From: Connecticut, U.S.A.
Posted: 2007-11-09 5:13 pm   Permalink

It's the clean air in Hawaii that's getting to you. After three years of cold crisp Canadian mountain air, my lungs still crave Los Angeles smog.

As to the copyright question, it is complicated. A public figure is fair game for editorial cartoons and the like. If you were to make a Tiki mug with the distinct face of Elvis Presley on it, I believe the owners of his estate might have something to say about it, since they still make $$$ on his image. On the other hand, the owners of the Buddy Holly estate probably would never know about it.

Also, there is something called "fair use" of copyrighted images, but I believe that applies to anything promoting or critiquing the copyrighted item in question.

Then there is MAD Magazine, hmmm.

I guess I dunno.

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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2007-11-15 10:53 am   Permalink

Aloha~

Thanks for the input Tiki Fool. I've researched the copyright of likeness on the web an whole bunch, and there's some interesting stuff out there... Basically, if you have agood lawyer you can get away with just about ANYTHING, and if you don't... you're screwed. BUT, I'm going for it. Heck, - it's "low brow tiki art" and mostly under the radar anyways! What's low brow tiki art if not being a bit edgy and lawless anyways, huh?

In the mean while, I'm working on our company Christmas Card - cause we didn't get a Halloween card out.

Here's da' sketch... (I know it has NOTHING to do with Christmas!)

Here it so so far.... lots to do still. I'm creating it in Illustrator because it's gonna be printed up (and I'm a sadomasochist). Anytime I work in Illustrator I'm always heavily influenced by my fav Illustrator artist - "Ragnar".
Mahalo
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GROG
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Posted: 2007-11-15 1:41 pm   Permalink

Nice start to the Christmas card. Ragnar does neat stuff, and a nice guy,too. (Or at least he was nice to me the few times I've met him.)

Where'd you run off to at the bali Hai art show? I said Hi to you and never got to talk to you after that.



 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2007-11-15 6:45 pm   Permalink

Great start and i'm sure it will turn out as good as your other stuff. How do I get put on the mailing list?

 
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Swamp Fire
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-11-16 09:20 am   Permalink

Man you are on top of it, Christmas cards this early. Looking great Brad.

Great meeting you at the Bali Hai. Next time you have to come hang at the after parties.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-11-16 11:21 am   Permalink

Aloha~
GROG~ Thanks! Sorry I didn't get to spend more time with you at the show, but it was great seeing' ya in person again! Actually, had I forgot something back at the hotel and had to leave the show and run back for it! Yeah, sheesh, my whole trip to LA and San Diego was such a crazed episode! I think the hustle and bustle of the big city was a cultural shock after living a year here in the "sleepy fishing village of Kona".
Alohastation~ Mahalo, not sure how many we are printing up yet, so not sure how many we are sending out... mostly they are going to our big clients as a smooze for more business. However, if ya wanna be on da list just "Personal Message" me a mailing address, and if we got enough to go round after we take care of the clients, I'll send one out to ya.
Swampfire~ It was very fun hanging with you at the show! Yeah, I was beat and never got to an after party. I had been up pretty late on Halloween and was still recovering from that.

Here's the non-christmas Christmas card so far. ( Hey nothing says Chrismas like a hula girl dancing with shark tooth war clubs!)

Mahalo~
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ravenne
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Posted: 2007-11-16 8:25 pm   Permalink

Hey Brad!

Loved seeing yer work in personal finally, insanity!

Love the study - it's cute!

You're workin on adobe illustrator for the christmas card? isn't that program great? I love using it for linework for my character designs

Can't wait to see what you'll cook up next!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-11-17 11:46 am   Permalink

Aloha,
Ravenne~ You dig Illustrator? I've always had a hard time with this program. I love the way things get printed out, but I hate creating art in it. It' so much not like painting or drawing (for me at least). It might be better if I got a tablet to work on instead of only using a mouse.

Here's the card so far. I may be done. What do ya think?
Mahalo~
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ravenne
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Posted: 2007-11-17 12:09 pm   Permalink

looks awesome!
tho I feel like something is missing...
I can't put my finger on it...


I like illustrator strictly for line work! I'll sketch something and be able to clean up the line work quickly in Illustrator, not to mention it's a great way to animate and transfer into the Flash program too!

A wacom tablet makes it easier to use illustrator, tho personally I'll find myself just using the mouse more often than the tablet.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-11-17 6:07 pm   Permalink

Aloha!
Ravenne~ Line work? in Illustrator? I must be using illustrator completely wrong, cause I have no idea how to make a "line" in illustrator! I can make clean crisp shapes, but no lines. And, yeah, you're right Ravenne, something was not right with the card image. So I went back and did some cleaning up of the image...

I altered the colors of the tiki, and completely re-did the hula girl's body. Better?

Mahalo~
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2007-11-17 6:15 pm   Permalink

Much mo' betta! I likee very much now! Can I get on that leftover mailing list too?

 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-11-17 6:20 pm   Permalink

Way better! Those greens are really nice, and your colour scheme is very festive. I love how you don't know how to make lines or even have a tablet, and still manage to make something pretty friggin amazing!
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Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-11-17 11:04 pm   Permalink

The pastelle an' charcoal is really beautiful Sharky! I really dig your finesse on those.
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GROG
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Posted: 2007-11-18 03:57 am   Permalink

Nice. GROG like.

 
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