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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7140
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-01-11 11:27 am   Permalink

This is creepier than the "big-eyed puppy".

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2009-01-11 12:30 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
TD~Thanks, I needed a weird "something" to balance out the tiki mug, so that's where the flower came in.
Swamp Fire~Thanks. I was exploring the layering effect, and layered in different tones on the Tiki-creature-guy's skin.
Hewey~Thanks, it's good to be painting again!
Jentink~Thanks, I'm excited about the towels getting out there! The "Royal Hawaiian" red and yellow hibiscus and turtles came out as everyone's favorite.
Grog~thanks! Yeah, I wanted to take the eyes one step further into "creepy" past the Bela Lugosi piece.

For anyone who didn't grab a copy of Tiki Magazine yet, here's the mysterious "Page 7" I was secretly working on. I was calling it "the Menehunes Come out at Night", however, in the mag I think I got edited down to a shorter title. No worries though, I'm very happy with how well they reproduced all the colors.

Big Aloha~
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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: 2009-01-11 6:49 pm   Permalink

ZOUNDS!
that tikimug painting is mind-blowing!
so lush and happy!
Well worth the time you put in....
and your tikimag page 7 IS Awesome in print AND in person!
Now i'm itching for the next one!

and can we have some detail shots of your latest?

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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2009-01-13 10:54 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~

So far.

Put da lime in da...


 
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Tikilizard
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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
Posts: 374
Posted: 2009-01-13 11:39 am   Permalink

What canyu say but "Outstanding"!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2009-01-13 12:38 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tikilizard!

I got called away in mid-post. Here's the other detail shots.

Aloha from the Big "Eye"-land.
(ouch!)


 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1560
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2009-01-13 1:05 pm   Permalink

Brad -

Love your use of opposite colors. Have you ever seen your work under a color wheel? They POP!

Thanks for the posts - I always look forward to them.

Cheers! Greg


 
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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 2345
From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2009-01-13 1:06 pm   Permalink

What a cute nose the tiki has! And your garnish is amazingly life-like! My limes never look quite that yummy though.

 
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sasquatch
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Joined: Aug 29, 2007
Posts: 76
From: Newcastle, Australia
Posted: 2009-01-13 1:33 pm   Permalink

... love it! Will this be available as a print?

 
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-01-13 4:15 pm   Permalink

WOW: canvas texture!

I LOVE it 'cause I can see your juicy brushstrokes. I think you paint with CANDY!


If I ever see one of these works in person, I'm gonna have to touch it or lick it, 'cause your work is too cool to just look at.

I didn't know that till I saw the awesome closeups.
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2507
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-01-14 07:19 am   Permalink

It don't get much finer than this! Dang!

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7140
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-01-14 08:57 am   Permalink

Too creepy!




 
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BigToe
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 757
From: Southern California
Posted: 2009-01-14 4:11 pm   Permalink

duuuuuude, the little "lime-in-da-coconut' vignette is a print all by itself!

that is some SEXY paint-slingin'!!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2009-01-16 11:26 am   Permalink

Happy ALOHA Friday !

Here's a peep.

What I worked on last night.
Thanks everyone! You are the wind beneath my wings. (except GROG. GROG's just wind)
Mahalo!
P.S. Jus' kidding. Thanks GROG too.


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
Posts: 760
From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2009-01-16 3:14 pm   Permalink

Yo! Brad!
everything is hypnotic! the sunset-the eyes-the wicked dewdrops.
AWSOME closeup shots too!!
i like the picture transformation from the drop on the lime before and after the fine detail. really helpful!
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