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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-01-13 1:56 pm   Permalink

I love the composition on this one Brad...and the tiki floorboards...yow!

I can't wait to see what you're gonna do with the shirt! It could be a total "painting within a painting" with its own story to tell.........
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-01-14 11:18 am   Permalink

Aloha!

Here's the latest, a smoother shading of the tiki...


Mahalo!
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ravenne
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1015
Posted: 2008-01-14 11:20 am   Permalink

Braaad! this is lookin great so far! !

Keep on rawkin!
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4283
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-01-17 04:01 am   Permalink

Looking sweet Coming alone nicely
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-01-19 03:15 am   Permalink

Is Brad the most copied TC artist? Survey says yes!
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Sign-0232-Tiki-Pub-OPEN-Frame-Bar-New_W0QQitemZ190189802512QQihZ009QQcategoryZ100QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2008-01-19 05:43 am   Permalink

Flounder got copied a lot with his copies of Sven's Book of Tiki photos.

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-01-19 12:39 pm   Permalink

Brad!
Floor boards and Ceiling panels are Rockin!
You take so much care with each element,
letting it slowly add up until the whole narrative
is complete!
It's only January and you're already Bangin out the GOODS!
You are an inspiration always!
Now i'm gonna go sit next to Paipo
and eagerly await that print on the shirt!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-01-21 7:35 pm   Permalink

ALOHA!

Hewey, Mahalo for diggin up these wacky things on E-bay!
So, er What is that thing on Ebay? A Tiki Bar "Sign"? I'm not sure where they would have gotten a good scan of my painting, because I know where the original is (it's hanging in a house on the other side of the Big Island) - and it was never scanned in at a high rez. So, it really can't be a very good reproduction. Still, it's only 99 cents. Hmmm... not sure if I should be offended that a reproduction of my art is going for such a low price, or if I should bid on it!

Tell ya what. I never made prints of that image. So if any TCer wins it. You can send it to me, and I'll sign it and return it to you - just for the novelty of it.

On to current art.
Last week was so filled with reg work and a head cold, so I had only a little tiki art time. I got to put some texture on the tiki...

This was mostly done by placing on dark splits in the wood, and then edging them with a highlight color.


Mahalo!
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IsleConch
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
Posts: 166
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2008-01-21 8:18 pm   Permalink

Brad...it looks great.thanx for sharing.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2008-01-26 5:32 pm   Permalink

I'm still in the middle of painting number 13 - but, I thought I'd post this other piece I have been working on - since it's almost finished.

After seeing Artosaurs's amazing "pulp" drawings, I wanted to do something with a similar feeling. I sketched up an idea, but it kept being put aside for more pressing work. Days would pass. And, every so often I'd take it out and resketch it.

And since I loved seeing everyone else's rough sketches, here's all mine.

Here's the first rough. You can see the word's "Waikiki Mystery" at the top. Even though I knew I wanted this to be a purely Black and White illustration, I was going for a pulp novel cover kinda thing.

Now, the couple are no longer on a roof, but at street level. I wanted to have a "period" car in there.

Here's a study of the couple. I wanted them to look like a Hula Girl and a tough guy out of an old Honolulu detective story.

I got the Tiki in the sky looking right, but was still struggling with the couple. Now the guy has a tiki pendent.

Here I had scanned the image and flipped it so I could correct any right/left weirdness. The sign above the door has the word KAPU on it. You'll also notice there is no more wind. I thought this lost the movement the earlier drawing had.

Got rid of the wrist watch, and changed his tattoo into a big Tiki. But, not happy with his face still.

Then I changed the guy to look more like a cross between one of the vintage Hot Rod gear-heads you might meet at Bob's Big Boy on Riverside Drive in Burbank on a Friday night, and... Elvis!

Transferred to 11" x 14" Bristol board and...now the inking! It's been a while since I "inked, so I'm a tad rusty.
Should be done this week end!

Mahalo!

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jpmartdog
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Joined: Mar 27, 2005
Posts: 650
From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2008-01-26 7:39 pm   Permalink

Bradsky - wow - That is some awesome pulp. Thanks for posting all the steps, it really adds to the appreciation level. Love, love, love the wahine. Love the perspective of the street view - love the building. Dude, every thing you do is way cool. - you're one talented mofo.
sheesh man, very very cool. - wow -
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-01-26 10:56 pm   Permalink

Aloha!
jpmartdog~ Thanks man!

Almost...

... done. I grabbed a shot from my camera, but I'll get a good scan of it tomorrow.

Mahalo for lookin at da art!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-01-26 11:08 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

Here's a decent scan.
Mahalo!
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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 2345
From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2008-01-26 11:41 pm   Permalink

Wow! That's really cool, Brad! Gonna do prints? Don't let that guy steal it for woodcuts!

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7144
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-01-27 12:03 am   Permalink

You talented S.O.B., GROG HATE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!

GROG love the way you use lights against darks to create and define shapes without having to have a line around the outside of every shape.

And GROG really love the way you planned the art so that the perspective and the inking leads your eyes to the two characters making them the focal point of the piece. You broke it up so nicely that your eye is lead from one element to another so that all of the elements of the piece are not competing for attention. LLT could definitely learn a thing or two from you.

Awesome piece.

Damn you shark-boy!!

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