FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | 150 | 151 | 152 | 153 | 154 | 155 | 156 | 157 | 158 | 159 | 160 | 161 | 162 | 163 | 164 | 165 | 166 | 167 | 168 | 169 | 170 | 171 | 172 | 173 | 174 | 175 | 176 | 177 | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | 200 | 201 | 202 | 203 | 204 | 205 | 206 | 207 | 208 | 209 | 210 | 211 | 212 | 213 | 214 | 215 | 216 | 217 | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 | 227 | 228 | 229 | 230 | 231 | 232 | 233 | 234 | 235 | 236 | 237 | 238 | 239 | 240 | 241 | 242 | 243 | 244 | 245 | 246 | 247 | 248 | 249 | 250 | 251 | 252 | 253 | 254 | 255 | 256 | 257 | 258 | 259 | 260 | 261 | 262 | 263 | 264 | 265 | 266 | 267 | 268 | 269 | 270 | 271 | 272 | 273 | 274 | 275 | 276 | 277 | 278 | 279 | 280 | 281 | 282 | 283 | 284 | 285 Next Page )
The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-04-01 9:56 pm   Permalink

Aloha~
Kahu ~ Thanks! If you like in progress stuff showing the mistakes and all, you'll love today's posting! Hey, so Kahu, that's Hawaiian. It's Hawaiian for...( I'll look it up here in the handy dandy Hawaiian / English dictionary) let's see, KAHU: Honored attendant, guardian, nurse, keeper, or ... one who owns a dog or a cat, or any pet. So, which one is it?
Paipo ~ Mahalo. Wow, that Toby glaze is beautiful! The fanciest mug in my collection is my super cool RUZIC hand painted mug. And speaking of Ken...
Ken ~ Thanks, thanks, but I dunno if I'm up to getting a complex glaze like that right. and I DID start the next painting! I did a KEN! I'm actually working on two at once! More on that one later... now for today's screw ups... er, I mean artistic learning opportunity.

So, being the obsessive artist that I am, I was flipping the image back and forth in Photoshop, and something about it was bothering me. Then, I finally noticed the eyes were at WAY different levels. I mean WAY off. I figured if the left eye was a little bit lower, it would be because of the roundness of the head, but not THIS low.

Okay, soooo it's an easy cut and paste fix in photoshop, but that doesn't fix the original painting. I figured I could do a lot of repainting, or I could think of a cleaver way to fix it. Like...
1.) Paint a big eye patch on him and make him a pirate.
2.) Paint on a big pair of dark sunglasses.
or
3.) Say it's not Bela Lugosi, but actually Quasimodo.
Hmmm, so much for clever fixes.
So...

On

with

the

repainting!

Almost got his new eye worked in. He's looking a bit better. Well, a bit less freaky anyways. Not really sure if he's a dead ringer for Bela Lugosi, but not sure if that's even important to me anymore. Roughing in the mug.

I'm thinking about the glaze.

Laters!
_________________


 
View Profile of Tiki Shark Art Send a personal message to Tiki Shark Art      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
teaKEY
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2008-04-02 08:53 am   Permalink

no flaws no flaws. Everything is looking right and it all has the same look in detail. Glad you fixed the forehead. The wrinkles running off the side of the head did bother me. I guess I should have said something? Maybe just the teeth are too white box with black line border but can't help with a fix or no fix. Great looking painting. How about a whole shot cause its been awhile. Later. Nevermind about the teeth, not really a focus anyways.

[ This Message was edited by: teaKEY 2008-04-02 08:54 ]


 
View Profile of teaKEY Send a personal message to teaKEY  Email teaKEY Goto the website of teaKEY     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
little lost tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7748
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-04-02 09:02 am   Permalink

Whoa Brad!
Perfect Fix em up!
the previous eyewas cool-but the new one was the best call!
looking soooooo good!
i KNEW you had another painting waiting behind the curtain!
Give it up!
sneak peek!
Really liking the lower right you got going with the hand and maw.....
Stoked that you're getting more brush-slinging time recently!


 
View Profile of little lost tiki Send a personal message to little lost tiki  Email little lost tiki Goto the website of little lost tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Shark Art
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-04-02 12:29 pm   Permalink

Aloha~
Teakey ~ Thank you for the comments. I always consider what the art collective here on TC has to say.

Here's a wide shot.

Here's a closer shot of some work I got in late last night. Of course, now that I've carefully repainted the eye on the left, I've noticed that the eye on the right is off center of it's iris. Doh!

LLT ~ Okay, here's a sneak at the sketch for #14.

No people this time! The only thing I've done to the canvas so far is buy it and tone it with Raw Umber.

Laters~
_________________


 
View Profile of Tiki Shark Art Send a personal message to Tiki Shark Art      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Kahu
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 03, 2007
Posts: 267
Posted: 2008-04-02 8:31 pm   Permalink

Hey Shark,

Love the look of that Bela piece. And the starting sketch of the new one is going to fun to see develop.

And as far as what Kahu means, well I would like to give you a good answer, though it has been a year plus since I signed up here, I do think it had something to do with being a guardian, in some way it will sound sappy even fake to others, but we are all Kahu, the guardians of tiki.


 
View Profile of Kahu Send a personal message to Kahu      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Shark Art
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-04-03 12:55 am   Permalink

Kahu ~ Gaurdians of Tiki. I like it!

Here's a study for the tiki in #14. Ink and pencil.

Mahalo~

_________________


 
View Profile of Tiki Shark Art Send a personal message to Tiki Shark Art      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
hewey
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4283
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-04-03 03:33 am   Permalink



Man, I can just imagine that with a gorgeous iridescent aqua flame coming from the glowing/reflective water, and a sunset that ranges from almost black purple (with stars poking through) down through pink and a teensy bit of orange lingering on the horizon
_________________
www.kustomkultureaustralia.com

 View Profile of hewey Send a personal message to hewey  Email hewey     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
little lost tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7748
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-04-03 08:36 am   Permalink

Stoked you're multi-tasking on the pieces!
That way the inspiration is always there
deprnding on your mindset.....
love how you develop these with a pencil-then a tighter drawing
then BLINGBLANGBLONG! the painting!
this guardian one kind of re-examines your early mystic tiki work
but with all of the talent and experience you've gained from the recent
more ambitious pieces!
Sometimes an environment can carry the message/narrative
and no people are necessary....
sometimes what they leave behind
tells a story in itself...
Now hurry up with Bela
and quit gettin so obsessive/compulsive with the minor details!
_________________

www.kinnyruzic.com Art Blogs Wishes Fulfilled!
I'm on Facebook and now Instagram under Ken Ruzic
AW Jeah!


 
View Profile of little lost tiki Send a personal message to little lost tiki  Email little lost tiki Goto the website of little lost tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
GROG
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7131
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-04-03 09:45 am   Permalink

That tiki #14 is buff! Look at those arms and abs on that guy! You'd think he wouldn't have so many chins being that in-shape.

 
View Profile of GROG Send a personal message to GROG      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
frostiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 14, 2006
Posts: 435
From: Mobile, AL
Posted: 2008-04-04 06:50 am   Permalink

Brad, great sketches. I'm glad that you fixed the eye on your Bella, I didn't notice the problem until you changed it. However it made the painting work a lot more. And thanks for commenting on the Mrs.' Zombie Painting, we really appreciate it.
_________________
find us at
Facebook andwww.frostiki.com

 View Profile of frostiki Send a personal message to frostiki  Email frostiki Goto the website of frostiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Shark Art
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-04-05 10:21 pm   Permalink

Hewey~ Flame, Check. Glowing reflective water, check. Sunset going from Black purple to pink and orange, check. Boy, you know my color pallet pretty well! Thanks!
LLT~Yep, multitasking! "the environment... Sometimes it's what they leave behind." That's soo cool!
Grog~ He's all built up from lifting Mai Tais!
Frostiki~ glad you dig the eye fix. Yep, I'm digging the Zombie painting!

Here's the canvas with the image roughed in. It's 12" x 30"

Aloha~

_________________
Tiki Shark

www.tikishark.com
www.myspace.com/Lotus_Land

[ This Message was edited by: Tiki Shark Art 2008-04-05 22:22 ]


 View Profile of Tiki Shark Art Send a personal message to Tiki Shark Art      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
hewey
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4283
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-04-05 11:10 pm   Permalink

What happened to the hut?

 
View Profile of hewey Send a personal message to hewey  Email hewey     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Shark Art
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-04-06 12:38 am   Permalink

Hewey,

Yeah, I know. The canvas is a lot less wide then my sketch. It didn't have room for the hut.
_________________


 
View Profile of Tiki Shark Art Send a personal message to Tiki Shark Art      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Shark Art
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-04-06 4:35 pm   Permalink

Aloha

Roughing in da mug.
Mahalo
_________________


 
View Profile of Tiki Shark Art Send a personal message to Tiki Shark Art      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Shark Art
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-04-08 3:18 pm   Permalink

ALOHA~

More on da' mug!
Mahalo from the VOGGY volcanic big Island!

My neighbor was up at the volcano this last week end, and he said they reported very high amounts of Sulfur Dioxide venting. Huge amounts. Only equal to when the latest eruption started back in the 80's. Luckily, the Kona winds are blowing today, so Kailua isn't totally socked in with VOG.
_________________


 
View Profile of Tiki Shark Art Send a personal message to Tiki Shark Art      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | 150 | 151 | 152 | 153 | 154 | 155 | 156 | 157 | 158 | 159 | 160 | 161 | 162 | 163 | 164 | 165 | 166 | 167 | 168 | 169 | 170 | 171 | 172 | 173 | 174 | 175 | 176 | 177 | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | 200 | 201 | 202 | 203 | 204 | 205 | 206 | 207 | 208 | 209 | 210 | 211 | 212 | 213 | 214 | 215 | 216 | 217 | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 | 227 | 228 | 229 | 230 | 231 | 232 | 233 | 234 | 235 | 236 | 237 | 238 | 239 | 240 | 241 | 242 | 243 | 244 | 245 | 246 | 247 | 248 | 249 | 250 | 251 | 252 | 253 | 254 | 255 | 256 | 257 | 258 | 259 | 260 | 261 | 262 | 263 | 264 | 265 | 266 | 267 | 268 | 269 | 270 | 271 | 272 | 273 | 274 | 275 | 276 | 277 | 278 | 279 | 280 | 281 | 282 | 283 | 284 | 285 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2017 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation