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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
tobunga
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Posted: 2008-11-18 6:44 pm   Permalink

Hey Brad!
Love the new piece in progress... interesting to see how you completely lost foreground detail working on the background... that happens to me all the time! Great solution, too, that Kinny's got some good ideas... although I think I'm far too lazy to do all that extra work!


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Tiki Duddy
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2008-11-19 6:07 pm   Permalink

Looks great brad, really like the colors

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-11-24 1:09 pm   Permalink

tobunga~ Thanks! Having to go back and really get the Palm trees where I was happy with their shape did mean sacrificing parts of the sky... but had to be done.
Td~ Mahalo... how's weather there... u still snowed in?

Here's where's the paintings at. Putting in some clouds ...to cover where I had to fix the right Palm tree's leaves- and because they help give the sky a bit more depth.

Here's a closer look at the weird Palm tree.

Aloha!


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2008-11-24 5:45 pm   Permalink

Holy crap, Brad- a Big update!
everything looks great!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-11-25 11:55 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
Thanks TD~

A bit more on the clouds.
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: 2008-11-25 12:18 pm   Permalink

Lookin Rad Brad!
those Palms are wonderful! As much as i love the sky, I can't wait til you get the foreground going some more!
By the way, people were stoked by your work at Damons!
Thanks for making us hack artists look bad!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-11-26 11:32 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe
Kenny - Hey, thanks so much for taking my art to Damons for me. I'm grateful to have the chance to show my stuff at such a swanky and historic joint. Sorry I was unable to get to the mainland for it. Oh well, next time! I'm "THANKFUL" I got good tiki friends like you!

Hey, did anyone take a look at "page 7" in the new tiki magazine? I have not gotten mine yet cause the postal boat hasn't arrived here at the island - so, I don't know how it came out! Howszit look?! did it reproduce OK?


Here's some more on the current painting. Roughed in some of the other palm. And (cause Kenny asked) I roughed in some more on the foreground figure.... working on the whole color scheme. Cool light from the front, warm sunset from behind.


Here's a sketch for the mug on the ground in front of the tiki-man. It's supposed to be an abstract version of his head.

BIG TURKEY DAY ALOHA!
B~

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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2008-12-11 8:50 pm   Permalink

Brad, Where you at?

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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-12-12 05:48 am   Permalink

Brad your technique is labor-intensive! I'd have a nervous breakdown slowly hammering away like that. But the results....
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-12-17 07:11 am   Permalink

I really like the prehistoric trees!


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-01-10 1:37 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~

TD~ Sorry I've been reoccupied with a serious illness in my ohana. I don't want to burden you with the details, but it's all about the circle of life and how it ends. Anyways, I'm still here and still finding sometime for tiki.
Robb~ Thanks, yep, very time intensive. If I knew how to work faster, I'd sure do it!
Sneakytiki~ Hey thanks, I love weird old trees that look like a dinosaur should be munching on them.

Still painting. But the big news is in "TEXTILE ART". Beach towels, actually.

I FINALLY received the last production sample for the line of jacquard beach towels my small company is producing this coming season. It's taken about 4 years to get them all the way through the twisting, turning, bumpy road to the marketplace. But this year, they will finally see the beach's (under people's butts!). The question now is just where they will be available for sale.

Here's the four designs.

And here's the "Blue Tiki" beach towel!

Been a long road, and here's the stretch left to go:

They're going to be distributed this spring/summer on the East Coast through a chain of beach stores in Florida called "Marco Destin".

They're being represented on the West Coast in the LA Gift Mart in "Showroom 504". Retail stores on the West Coast will order them from there. I hope. (fingers crossed!)

I'll keep you posted on details, and after I know, I'll post exactly where and when they should hit stores over in the Marketplace forum.

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P.S.

Oh yeah, here's a shot of the work inn progress. I'm seeking to finish it this week end, so it's in time for submission to SPECTRUM 16.

Aloha~

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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2009-01-10 2:26 pm   Permalink

~Great to see you back, Brad

The eyes on that guy are Wild!!
the flowers are sweet too--reminds me of the morphing flowers from the movie The Wall

Cool Beach towels too! the sharks are wicked; and the blue tiki is awsome!
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Swamp Fire
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-01-10 5:05 pm   Permalink

Lov'n this new painting Brad. Those eyes give him just the right amount of creepyness.
I also like the blue/green color of the tikiman.
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hewey
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Posted: 2009-01-10 5:13 pm   Permalink

Good to see you slinging some paint again mate.
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2009-01-10 5:37 pm   Permalink

Hey Brad, Good to see you back with us! And I'm glad to see there should be some towels available to fulfill my dream. I love the blue tiki and the yellow and red one! The new painting is looking great too. Love the movement on the flower! It looks so lush!


 
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