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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-02-09 6:22 pm   Permalink

i wanna go to the MAITAIlight zone!

 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2009-03-03 11:18 am   Permalink

Brad, this piece is fantastic! I really enjoyed seeing how the painting changed from the original drawing, all for the better!

Is the bird making a comeback, or gone for good?
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-03-06 12:11 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
(Happy Aloha Friday!)
TD~ Thanks!
Swampfire~ Thanks, and hey don't let me stop you from making a tiki cat painting. I'm sure it'll be a completely unique swampfire vision and hey, there's room for interpretations of everything by everybody in the Low Brow/Tiki art scene as far as I'm concerned. I'd love to see your version. My original idea looked nothing like what I'm doing now.
Tobunga~ Oh yeah, I forgot about the dead rare nearly extinct Hawaiian bird in the foreground. I was gonna put it in there as a side statement about how the feral cat populations has wrecked the native bird population. Now.... I'm not sure.

It's a bit gray and vogy out side today, so this shot is a tad dark. But here's the new paint slappings.

Here's a closer look at the wave, and Diamond head in the distance.

Big Aloha from the (grey and voggy) Big Island~

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-03-07 1:54 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's what I accomplished last night - a bit on tiki cat, and seeking a balanced shape in the palm tree.

This is a pencil study for the tiki in the jungle behind tiki cat.

Big Mahalo from the (gray and rainy) Big Island~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-03-08 1:13 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
Hey it's raining in Kona today, so I couldn't get very good light to take a photo of the art. Colors are off.

I worked in some blue tones into tiki-cat. Once again I'm using the Greg Hildebrandt teachings of opposite light sources. Warm sunset in the background opposite cool light on the foreground.

Here's the beginnings of the tiki roughed in.

Mahalo from the wet gray rain-soaked Big Island.


 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-03-08 1:57 pm   Permalink

This baby's coming together beautifully. I really dig the graphite work.

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-03-08 5:26 pm   Permalink

kitty's coming to life!
glad you picked this back up
after a short,but too long, break!


 
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Posted: 2009-03-09 11:06 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Well the rain clouds parted for a few minutes this morning, so I grabbed the painting and ran out side to get a shot in good light.

I'm moving the palm trees into a purple color, sort of mid way between the orange sunset to the cool green/blue foreground. Well, it makes sense on the color wheel, not sure if it makes sense on the painting... oh well. That's the plan and I'm going with it.

Robb~Thanks buddy, that pencil study was like a weird automatic writing session. I had just hada really crazed business meeting, and I sat down and scribbled it out.
LLLT~ I wasn't planning on taking a break, but work got in the way, then this darned cold bug lurking around the islands dropped me off and on for about a week or so. Feels so good to be back and painting. I think artist's get addicted to the act of painting, and if you deprive them of it too long they get start to jonze for it! I certainly was!

Good thing I live on the "dry side", I hear Hilo over on the wet side is having record setting rain fall! Sheesh! Hilo is known to be the rainiest city in the state of Hawaii! I'd be scared to see what record setting rains are like!

Big Aloha from the still gray and rainy Big Island!


 
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TiKiMaN77
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Posted: 2009-03-10 1:19 pm   Permalink



Hey Brad, lookin good as usual. I can definately see the Hildebrandt influence here. Good job....screw that, GREAT JOB!!!!! Can't wait to see the finished piece here.


 
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Posted: 2009-03-10 2:57 pm   Permalink

TiKiMaN77~ Big Mahalo, u just made my day!
So here's what it looks like this morning...

did some work on the purple palms...

Giving them that warm back lite from the sunset.

Kailua-Kona weather report: Hey, the sun is almost breaking through the clouds today! Yipee! On my morning walk I saw some big 8 to 10 foot waves down at the beach! A few brave boogie boarders out there catching a few before going to work. ( ...or the emergency room if you don't catch it right!)

Big aloha from the Big Island!


 
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Posted: 2009-03-14 1:39 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!

I'm working out the colors. Now that I've toned the foreground more to the cool tones, it's separated from the sunset and it's making more sense to me. (Once again rain clouds rolled in over the island, so the shot is a tad dark because of the light.)

Artasaurus~Thank you so much for your comments and sage suggestions. I took everyone to heart.


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2009-03-14 6:44 pm   Permalink

looks incredible, Brad~
i really like the lighting and color on the palms
reminds me of some trees from Dr.Seuss books
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Posted: 2009-03-14 8:31 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
TD~ No, palm trees look just like that here on the Big Island..... after you chowed down on some shrooms and puffed some paca lolo! (Just kidding.) Yeah, the palm tree is sorta' Seuss-like,... or is it very Tiki Tony-like who is in turn very Dr.Seuss-like?

While you ponder that, here's a nice pencil study I did from an image I had in a dream last night. (no comment on paca lolo help or not) Could be on it's way to growing up someday to become a painting.


Big Mahalo from the Big Island. (Still raining!)

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Posted: 2009-03-14 10:00 pm   Permalink

looks like quite a "trippy" dream, Brad

dream inspiration is always intriquing
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hewey
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Posted: 2009-03-14 11:45 pm   Permalink

Cool sketch man! And the kitty is coming along nice

I reckon the sketch would work better if he was facing the same direction as the sharks, like they all travelling to the same supernatural event - but what is it? are the sharks aware of the tiki? Why does that damn puppy with the bug eyes still haunt me?

And schools of hammerhead sharks are so much cooler than regular sharks

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