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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
ravenne
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Posted: 2008-01-27 12:10 am   Permalink

Holy Underwear!!!

Brad, that looks rad!

I agree with Grog, your lights and darks are gorgeous!


I love how he looks like such a bad-ass, and the tiki in the background is just killer!

RAWK ON!
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-01-27 06:14 am   Permalink

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On 2008-01-26 23:08, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
Aloha!

Here's a decent scan.
Mahalo!




Brilliant!! The whole Tiki Godzilla thing is a way cool direction...My mind can see one now coming up out of the surf and grabbing up screaming, sun worshiping tourists on the beach, and munching them down You da bomb Tiki Shark!


 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-01-27 12:16 pm   Permalink

Wow, I just love your B+W stuff so much...maybe even more than the paintings in some ways. You are the master of positive and negative space! I echo what GROG mentioned about not needing outlines around everything to define it, and the "busy but balanced" composition. This (and some of your others) really reminds me of some classic comic art - I might have to dig through my boxes again to try and pick your influences. Have you ever done any comics (published)? BTW, when are you gonna finish those playing cards ?
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-01-27 10:16 pm   Permalink

Sweeeet Brad! Love the composition of this, love your B&W stuff
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7749
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-01-28 09:06 am   Permalink

All Hail Bradley Parker!
Master of color and Black and White!
You got the Midas Touch my friend!
Always good to mix it up between mediums...
I know Jack Kirby/John Byrne/Berni Wrightson/Barry Windsor Smith/CC Beck/John Buscema/John Romita and the gang are smiling and stoked at the work you're pumping out!


 
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frostiki
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
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From: Mobile, AL
Posted: 2008-01-29 08:27 am   Permalink

All I can say is wow.

 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-01-29 11:20 am   Permalink

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On 2008-01-28 09:06, little lost tiki wrote:

I know Jack Kirby/John Byrne/Berni Wrightson/Barry Windsor Smith/CC Beck/John Buscema/John Romita and the gang are smiling and stoked at the work you're pumping out!




Ok, you saved me the trouble. Throw in some Wally Wood and we're done!
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IsleConch
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
Posts: 166
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2008-01-29 8:30 pm   Permalink

That is RADICAL !!! That could be the cover to a very interesting Tiki novel.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2008-01-29 9:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha~

Wow, thanks everyone for the cool comments! I felt a bit rusty doing some B and W again, it's been awhile. But I had a ton of fun too. Think I'm gonna start sketching up another one. In the mean while ..

I totally screwed up the painting!

Well, not really. I'm just sorta working out the basic shading and the colors the Bela Otto's ALOHA shirt has to be to stand out properly from the background. So, warm color to stand out against the cool BG, and cool color to stand out against the warm BG. THEN, I gotta put all the complex aloha shirt designs on it! Should be fun!

Mahalo fer looking!
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-01-30 11:46 am   Permalink

I dig those colours. Looks like someone started a fire in the jungle! Eagerly anticipating the shirt detailing....
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tikiracer
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Joined: Sep 09, 2005
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From: UK
Posted: 2008-02-03 10:53 pm   Permalink

Love the black and white piece, you can't beat some giant tiki monster action. The new painting is shaping up really nice, the work in progress are really useful, thanks for posting. Look forward to seeing the final work.
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Dirk Yates
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 150
From: Palm Springs, CA
Posted: 2008-02-03 11:58 pm   Permalink

Amazing Man!!

Every piece I see of yours up here baffles me. I am truly impressed with your execution and use of materials. Keep it up... you do some seriously cool stuff!!!

Mahalo
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-02-09 10:21 am   Permalink

BIG ALOHA and a big thanks everyone.

Been a while since I was posting. Work, taxes, and guests staying in my art studio/guestroom got in da way.

Okay, the color on his shirt was too distrackinng! I had to flatten out the areas where the "designs" on his Aloha shirt will be going. I think I can get a better idea of putting them down now.

Have a great week end you cool cats!

Brad (tiki shark)
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-02-09 12:33 pm   Permalink

Aloha!
Hey, so I'm colaborating with Earl, a wood block printer in Oahu. Here's the progress on our first offical joint effort - "Waikiki Mystery" as a wood block print.

Earl just finished the carving. Now he's waiting for proper conditions to run some proofs - it's been darned rainy here on the islands - (Hilo got over 23 inches in 1 day!) and it effects the ink in this antique printing press technique. It'll be a limited run - you only get 100 or 150 or so till the wood block gives out. It's not a digitized file that you could print out forever. So, once it's gone, you'd have to hand carve another block to make more. I really dig the extrememly "low tech" nature and retro feel of this process. Later this month we should see how they come out.

Mahalo~

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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2008-02-09 6:11 pm   Permalink

Abso-Freaking-Tastic! I love that you went old-school printmaking with this! Is the press you speak of the one that the Honolulu Printmaker's Guild uses at the Academy of Arts? You gotta get some "in progress" shots of the printing. amazing work!

Henrik
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