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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
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Posted: 2009-03-15 1:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe
TD~Dreams are great sources for art ideas. Wish I could remember more from them.
Hewey~Hammerheads are weird and intriguing fish for shure! I think that photos is from the famous hammer head schools around Cocos Island in mating season. I know a few friends who dove there and they said it was intense!

Mid-ground foliage roughed in.
B~

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Posted: 2009-03-15 4:12 pm   Permalink



hewey~ He could be going the same direction as the fish... and why be on a raft on the ocean with out a tropical drink?


 
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Posted: 2009-03-15 6:58 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-03-15 16:12, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
hewey~ He could be going the same direction as the fish... and why be on a raft on the ocean with out a tropical drink?



What about sharks circling the raft - do they want to eat the tiki and his delicous cocktail, or are they just drawn to his mystical power?

So do sharks like cocktails of burley and rum?

What about a sea of glowing pufferfish illuminating the night time ocean-scape from below?

Guess who's got a cold and is completely out of it, and coming up with wacky ideas I'd go and lie down but its only lunch time at work
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Posted: 2009-03-15 11:16 pm   Permalink

More cough syrup for hewey!:lol:
Is that Marquesan/shark/raft?tropical drink gem
gonna be a painting?
Hope soooooooo!
Lovin the juicy colors of the aloha kitty!
See you SOON!


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Posted: 2009-03-16 10:43 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Hewey~ Cold medicine and tiki day dreams... niiice. Too bad you're at work. The sharks, are more than just sharks. In the dream there were sharks and all other kinds of big fish...with teeth. They were all going in one direction. Swimming towards an island? Swimming away from a storm? It's all foggy now. I think the dream was influenced by what I've been re-reading: "Kon Tiki".
LLC~ It sure could become a painting, I'm really digging it right now.

Did some details on the tiki.

Here's an over-view of the under-brush.
Mahalo~
B~
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Posted: 2009-03-17 7:16 pm   Permalink

love the detail in the background tiki! awsome awsome work
and progress pics are killer, Brad!


 
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Posted: 2009-03-18 10:42 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
TD~Thanks thanks, nice to read such encouraging words first thing in the morning.

Here's da Cat. worked on the lei.
Mahalo~
B~


 
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Posted: 2009-03-18 5:18 pm   Permalink

Fresh stuff, my man.

Makes me wonder if you've got a larger project in the works????
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Posted: 2009-03-19 01:33 am   Permalink

Like taking over the world?
Or you mean larger, like a larger canvas? I got a few really cool and elaborate ideas for bigger canvas', but basicly I don't think I've got the painting chops to tackel them yet. But, I'll get to them, sooner or later. I hope.
B~
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Posted: 2009-03-19 10:28 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Working out lighting. Gotta design the mug soon. And the pattern for the shirt.
Mahalo


 
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Posted: 2009-03-19 6:37 pm   Permalink

Your finest piece yet. And there is a good reason for that. Everything in this painting you are groovy at painting.
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Posted: 2009-03-19 8:26 pm   Permalink

teaKey~ thanks. Really! Well, it is true about practice helping. It's not the first time I've tried painting a sunset and wave. Each one I try to step up to a better level. Yet, when I see it all is see is the mistakes right now!
and I was just pondering, I have no idea how I'm gonna paint the cat to look like he's actually furry. Never rendered fur before! Any hints?

I applied some washes to the pencil study of "Kon Tiki dream #1".
Still thinking it might turn into a swanky painting one day.
Aloha Tiki Tribe~
B~

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Posted: 2009-03-20 08:42 am   Permalink

Mornin, B!
The lighting update on the Cat is a Huge difference! that right there makes the fur look outstanding!
i like the mug progress shots too- it helps to watch the creation of the lime through the different shades you use.
and the Dream Piece!! : very Very cool. just curious, but what kind of paper are you sketching that on that holds the wash like that?

seriously, lookin forward to seeing the next updates on these two!!
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Posted: 2009-03-20 09:35 am   Permalink

Kon-Tiki dream #1 just KICKS it with the wash and all...
Beautiful as is..
If it becomes a painting...great
if not-you've accomplished communicating it thru art
to all of us...A little peek inside your brain!
remind me to show you the Upside-down lion head dream sketch
when you visit the studio!
as for the cat fur... google cat and just look..
find the light source in the picture
and look at the fur and how it reacts...
reminds me of Da Vinci making plaster molds of fabric
to study how light plays on it ...
or just look at a cat in reals life
you got enough deeply-stored mental/art files
to observe and record it for later...
Great sunset and waves...practice always helps
like a re-aquaintance...
if you paint that thing,i envy you having to figger out light as if pierces the waves
and disperses here and there on the sharks,travelling downward,but losing it's intensity
as it submerges....What FUN that is gonna be!
A worthy challenge for a fellow who is ready for it!
TODD SCHORR!!!




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Posted: 2009-03-21 10:03 pm   Permalink

TD ~ Thanks!
LLT~ Big Mahalo! Only a week from TODD SCHORR!

Here's a sketch for the mug next to the cat.

ALOHA!~


 
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