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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-04-08 6:38 pm   Permalink

Wow, this mus be the only and most extensive coverage of a Tiki artist's work ever. If you do a book, reserve me a copy. Beyond awesome.



 
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Surf tiki
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Joined: Jun 28, 2005
Posts: 270
From: Va Beach
Posted: 2008-04-08 7:29 pm   Permalink

Man even at the impressive (but not to imply unreasonable) price this painting probably will fetch, based upon the amount of time you've put into it you're probably not making minimum wage. Being a perfectionist is leave you homeless dude! You're gonna have to move into a convent and end up cutting off your own ear due to insanity (or was that someone else?)
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Flat Black
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Joined: Feb 14, 2008
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From: Chicagoland
Posted: 2008-04-09 07:21 am   Permalink

The mug looks really cool!

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Sam Gambino
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Joined: Dec 02, 2003
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Posted: 2008-04-09 10:04 pm   Permalink

Hey Brad- Your detail is impeccable! That mug could be it's own painting.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2008-04-09 10:54 pm   Permalink

Aloha~
Rob ~ Okee Dokee, I'm reserving one for you right now! (heh heh) Well, who knows? Could happen.
Surf Tiki ~ Thanks, but you're so right. This is not about making a fast buck by any stretch of the imagination. This is OCD tiki art. Honestly, I'm not exactly sure "Why" I'm doing it, or even "How" I'm doing it, all I know is that I HAVE to do it.
Flat Black ~ Thanks! Wait til it's done!
Sam! ~ Big Mahalo buddy! Yeah, I want this mug to look so freaky 3-D that you could grab it off the canvas.

Here's the latest on the Wood Cuts.
#3 "Fern Twilight".

First rough idea.

Got a certain Don the Beach Comber look going I think.

Or maybe that's Fluid Floyd from Don Tiki.

I'm pushing Earl to put color into this wood cut. He's never done a color wood cut in his whole life, so this is gonna be a learnign experience for us both. So, it'll be some plates of an orange to red sunset behind the fern tree and the tiki Lounge dude. Then some blue shades on the under lighting on the figure, the fern tree, and the Big Tiki.

I transferred it to the board, and will start inking tomorrow.

Mahalo~

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tikiracer
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Joined: Sep 09, 2005
Posts: 462
From: UK
Posted: 2008-04-10 12:47 am   Permalink

The new wood cut is shaping up nice. Really pleased with my print of the first design, keep them coming.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-04-10 10:41 am   Permalink

Aloha~

Here's the latest on the mug. Putting in the "Warm" highlights. Next is to fill in the "Cool" shadows.

Here's the whole thing so far.
Mahalo~
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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: 2008-04-10 11:35 am   Permalink

that mug is GREAT!
i want one!
and now you say you're gonna try the next woodblock in COLOR?
you're amazing man!
Now i count 3 pieces happening at once!
that's good..more art from Brad!
avoid the VOG bruddah!
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MooneyTiki
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
Posts: 578
From: Jensen Beach,fla
Posted: 2008-04-10 12:08 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Shark Art! WOW! More aweasome Paintings! Thanks for sharin, Aloha, Mooney

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-04-11 11:13 am   Permalink

Happy aloha Friday!

LLT~Thanks Ken, I may talk to Holden again about some mugs. I gotta find the time to get some mug designs to him. Earl is in the middle of moving his workshop, but the color is gonna happen! VOG! Yeah, many TONS of Sulfur Dioxide have vented from Pele's hot house! Around 20,000 TONS of Sulfur Dioxide! It was raining yesterday, and the news advised everyone to stay inside out of the rain for the first hour or so - because it was ACID RAIN. So, good excuse to stay inside and paint!
MooneyTiki~ Thanks so much! I dig sharing' cause I LOVE seeing others work in progress stuff too.

Here's what got done yesterday. More mug. and the eerie green light coming from the concoction reflecting on Bela's face.

The blue fill light on the mug had to be put on Bela's hand too, so it'd make sense. Well, "low-brow-cartoon-art sense" any ways.

Here's the whole thing.

Mahalo, and have a great weekend!
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-04-11 1:05 pm   Permalink

Man, that's really starting to pop now Brad. Those waxy looking fingers are creeping me out! Seems like for all the trouble this one's given you it's going to be one of, if not the best? We're all waiting to see that shirt...whatcha gonna do?
MUG! MUG! MUG! Make sure the creature and cthulhu mugs are in your first series!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-04-12 12:38 pm   Permalink

Aloha!
Paipo~Thanks man! Yeah, the green lighting helped make his face emerge from the night sky some more. It's getting tight, is it the best I've done? Well, I guess you always want to think the one your currently working on is the best you've ever done. Honestly, at times I felt it was the best, and at others I ... er... wasn't so sure. But, now it's really starting to make me happy. Bela's getting that weird semi-life that some paintings have. You know, like when you walk in the room and you see these big yellowy eyes, and your brain keeps thinking that there's someone, someone alive, staring at you.

The strongest time I ever had this feeling was years ago, in a artist's studio, in Venice California. He specialized in life sized portraits - done in an "old Master's" style - many many glazes of oil paint. In his studio was this huge canvas, nearly all black except for a standing, naked, girl. Some how the figure in the painting seemed more alive than the actual people in his studio. It was uncanny.

Now, Bela's no where near that level of mastery in oils, however, you walk in my studio and right away you feel his eyes on you.
(Hmmm, that sounds darned creepy! Okay, maybe the VOG is getting to me!)

Last night I did some work on #14.

Here's the second pass at the clouds.

I wasn't so sure the clouds were looking like I wanted em. So I did a quick pencil study.

Looking at the study, I did another pass over the clouds.

I keep telling myself I want parts of this painting to remain "rough". I want to see some brush strokes, and texture. (but I find myself having to stop my hand from seeking out to smooth out everything!)

Mahalo!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-04-13 11:19 am   Permalink

Aloha~

Orange you glad I'm almost done?

His ink

The whole thing.

Mahalo~
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-04-13 12:46 pm   Permalink

Dude!
!!!
greenish glow
blue tinge
waxy fingers....
nice
and the mug just pops like some holy grail!
Can't wait to see the shirt.....
and the new one is looking great too!
after all this precision
it'll be nice for you to loosen up and play a bit!
VOG!
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Kahu
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Joined: Jan 03, 2007
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Posted: 2008-04-13 2:52 pm   Permalink

TS!

Like the addition of the "ink".

How soon before this is available as a print?


 
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