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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2008-04-17 9:36 pm   Permalink

Man, Brad! Excellent detail and colors! Everything down to the swizzle and umbrella in the mug. Just beautiful technique and work.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2008-04-20 10:44 pm   Permalink

Aloha~
Teakey~ Thank you! Does Holden make swizzles? I gotta give him a call. However, as was mentioned on Tabunga's thread, "Is it tiki"?
Frostiki~ It is... er... lemme go measure it ... 24" x 30".
greentikipat - Mahalo, mahalo... yeah more of the fun details on finishing up the drink! Check out the new details...
Sam~that's praise a plenty coming from you! Thanks! I'm honored!

mostly done, but I'm messing around with the straw.

Cheers! On to the Aloha Shirt soon.

Here's progress on the 3rd wood cut design. I left the Tiki Lounge lizard for the last.

VOG report - Okay, we had a nice bright sunny day here. Thought I'd let you know that, after all the complaining about the VOG.

Laters~
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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2008-04-20 11:03 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-04-20 22:44, Tiki Shark Art wrote:



Wow! The dude in the green haze is totally unexpected, and totally RAD, Brad! Yep, I do believe this will be another addition to my growing Tiki Shark collection! Still looking forward to the shirt!


 
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Kahu
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Posted: 2008-04-21 07:44 am   Permalink

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On 2008-04-20 23:03, JenTiki wrote:
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On 2008-04-20 22:44, Tiki Shark Art wrote:



Wow! The dude in the green haze is totally unexpected, and totally RAD, Brad! Yep, I do believe this will be another addition to my growing Tiki Shark collection! Still looking forward to the shirt!



Jen is right, you have to do this as a print now man! This print is starting to remind me of one where you are able to stare at it for hours because of the details and nuances.

You should just start a pre-sale list now.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-04-22 12:37 pm   Permalink

Aloha,
Jentiki~Thanks! Aloha Shirt next...I worked late into the night conferring with the mystic forces of TIKI and have now the layout of the Aloha Shirt.
Kahu~Thank you! Staring at it till it stares back at you! (rum helps)
Hey fellow tiki tribe members, I entered 3 of my tiki paintings into an art competition. I finally got my "Congratulations" letter. One painting made it. So, next November the annual art book "SPECTRUM 15:the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" will be published and will have "Forbidden Island" in it.

"Forbidden Island"
24" x 48" acrylic on canvas.

I've been collecting the "SPECTRUM" books for years, so it was cool to get into it.
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Kahu
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Posted: 2008-04-22 1:14 pm   Permalink

Congrats man on the inclusion!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-04-23 12:17 am   Permalink

Thanks Kahu~

Here's Wood cut #3. The black ink layer. Now to decide what colors, and how many, to lay in behind it.
Aloha~
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tikiracer
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Joined: Sep 09, 2005
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Posted: 2008-04-23 12:38 am   Permalink

Hey Brad

This wood cut is looking great, even without the background colour.

How's #2 shaping up in production?


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-04-23 02:15 am   Permalink

Tikiracer~Thanks! I'm glad you like it. It's got a different vibe than the fist one, but still in that Honolulu noir feel. (Actually in my mind they are all illustrations for the same story.)
Earl has his workshop finally up and running after his big move, so he says he should have number 2 done in a week or so.
I did a ROUGH color test for number 3. It's five more plates. Two greens for the sky and three purples for the foreground. The white highlights are un inked paper. So, that would be like 6 plates to hand carve for one wood cut. I think I'm gonna give poor Earl a heart attack!

What do ya think?

Aloha!
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hewey
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Posted: 2008-04-23 05:12 am   Permalink

Looks sweet. What about making the background the same colours as the foreground, for a cool monochromatice effect? The painting is coming along sweetly too
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-04-23 08:08 am   Permalink

I agree with Hewey, maybe this would look great a bit more mono. Bit more noir. I really like the black and sand paper finish of the first one.

Saying that, the use of the blue and purple feels more like a tikishark use of colour.

Will all the colour work make the prints a lot more money?? Just I was hoping to get the complete set.
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Kahu
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Posted: 2008-04-23 08:16 am   Permalink

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On 2008-04-23 08:08, tikiracer wrote:
I agree with Hewey, maybe this would look great a bit more mono. Bit more noir. I really like the black and sand paper finish of the first one.

Saying that, the use of the blue and purple feels more like a tikishark use of colour.

Will all the colour work make the prints a lot more money?? Just I was hoping to get the complete set.




I tend to agree with TRacer, I love the look and the feel of the other pieces that you have done. Still a great piece regardless.


 
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TikiFool
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Joined: Apr 09, 2007
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Posted: 2008-04-23 10:38 am   Permalink

I like the colors you've chosen.

Two things.

I wonder if the background green shapes would benefit from more specificity, that is, more jungle vine- and leaf-shaped silhouettes, not to any great detail, just shapes more reminiscent of a jungle forest. The green is sufficiently light enough to tolerate more complex imagery.

Also, the way the color is, the man's face perhaps could use some more detail. Not a lot. Just a few touches to highlight cheekbones/forehead, well, you're the artist. You would best know what to highlight. The point is, the way the coloring is, it seems to me his face ought to be a bit more revealed. His shirt and his collar are completely lit, so the brim of the hat seems insufficient to cast the whole side of his face in shadow.

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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2008-04-23 12:21 pm   Permalink

I agree with JenTiki, the image in the green mist is unexpected and very cool.

Spectrum 15? Awesome Brad... wow, Spectrum.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-04-23 12:55 pm   Permalink

Hewey ~ Thanks for the feed back. Monochromatic, okay take a look.
Tiki Racer~ Will they be more. I guess, I think it'll take Earl longer. Maybe mono would be less work.
Kahu~ Three votes for mono!
tikifool~ ah somebody likes lots o color! All very good points. I just roughed in the "sky" but I like your ideas. I took out some of the lighting on the figure. Give him more of the back lite look I was originally going for. Hard to alter ink though! Painting has it over ink in that area.
Robb Hamel ~ Thanks you. Yeah that figure just sort of happened. I think Hewey said something about transparent things, and I went from there.

Blue

green

sepia
I like the mono. What do you think?

Mahalo for all the good comments folks!
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