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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
hewey
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Posted: 2009-04-20 7:58 pm   Permalink

Hey mate, the finished article is sweet. I love watching your paintings progress as you build them up from a blank canvas. Cant wait to see the next one!
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Travellin' Tiki
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From: Vancouver, Canada
Posted: 2009-04-20 8:04 pm   Permalink

Oooh! Wow. This is one of the threads I've been lurking in for a while. Missed the last few posts though I think, and the finished piece is amazing. I'm always blown away at how you can incorporate so many bright colors and still make them hum in harmony. Love the sky in this one especially, and the trees, and the background in general... and the cat. Ahh. I love the whole thing. Nice work!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-04-21 08:39 am   Permalink



Hey!
You forgot somethin!



YAY!
great painting!
What's next?
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2009-04-21 1:05 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-04-21 08:39, little lost tiki wrote:


Hey!
You forgot somethin!


Ahh, a sleeping bird. Must have fallen asleep watching the paint dry and listening to the ukulele.




No need to start a new painting if you don't want to just yet. After a great achievement, it feels good to sit back, reflect, and smile.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2009-04-23 7:07 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
Hewey~ Thanks, I'm glad your digging the slow reveals of my process. It's a bit scary posting it up half way through when you know it doesn't look right yet, and it's all half way crappy.
Travellin' Tiki~ Thanks Heather! wow, I really like hearing such nice things from someone who's work I LOVE! I'm always tormented with the color schemes. I mean... orange and pink and green are very scary to mix together. When it was finished it is still too new in my mind, and I keep looking at the colors and thinking "Oh my gawd, what have I done?!" I'm sure that will go away as I move on to the next piece. I'll look back at it and not see only the mistakes.
LLT~ Dude! did you kill the little bird just to get me reference! OMG! No, I know you wouldn't do that. (But If so, could you snuff one that had a bit more yellow in it, and shoot it from a slightly lower angle. Thanks.)
TeaKEY~ HA! Yes, most clever cats on the big island use ukuleles to lull their prey to sleep. It's a common hunting technique here. Well, who knows, I got some sketches for the next few paintings. I have this total "Aurora Monster Model" set up theme going still. It's like the paintings could be box cover art for a nonexistent line of "Exotica Creatures of Mythic Hawaii" models.

These are artist proofs. Meaning, smaller prints done while I have the printer adust the color and saturation till it's just right.

big Aloha from the Big Island!
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-04-24 05:49 am   Permalink

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Robb~ Thanks. Getting in SPECTRUM 15 was very fun. And, yeah, I noticed how much "brighter" my pallet was in general than the other pieces. Wasn't sure they picked the best piece....




I thought your pallet was excellent on the SPECTRUM piece, the choice was great, and liked how different it was - I just think your pics on here looked a little better and more natural than their printing job. My only problem with SPECTRUM is that they have so much art that shows major cross-pollination, like how so many artists in JUXTAPOZ still look like Ryden, Biskup, etc. Yours was boldly refreshing, and will be this time too.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-04-24 1:20 pm   Permalink

Robb,

Thanks man. I was always fraid I'd look like everyone else. I thought I was going to look like THOR, or Todd Schorr, or Mark Ryden. I mean, I was trying to! I figured it's a good way to learn to paint. Then, I realized I couldn't look exactly like them if I even tried - somehow that thing called "individual style" creeps out no matter what you do. Especially if I'm painting from made up material... meaning not only working from photographic scrap, but winging some imaginary thingie in there too.

I guess the big fight is then becoming at peace with how each of our individual art "style" looks.
That, and being more careful to not mix orange and green too much.

Love the velvets! Can I ask, how much are original Velvets going for? ( you can PM me on that) I gotta thank you for something. I'm just starting to do "printed beach towels". I was too intimidated to even start designing them. Then it hit me. I gotta think of the beach towel as a black velvet canvas... and create a painting on it! Actually the best design came out more like the old "black velvet black-light" posters I loved in the 70's.

I think it worked, because we just got an order for 5,000.00 of "Lady of the Lava". Of course we'll see if the factory completey screws up the order or not and we end up making any money on it... or not. But, the cool thing is: a whole bunch of tiki images will get out into the world!

R U going to enter SPECTRUM this coming year? Please do! Me and Ken are trying to round up Tiki Artists and make an assault on main stream culture by getting as many TC artists to enter. So far it's me, Ken, and Big Toe for sure. I'd love to see a black velvet in there! They've NEVER had black velvet painting represented!

I also want Crazy Al to enter! There is a "dimensional" catagory. A hand carved tiki would blow their minds!

Mahalo from the BI
B~
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-04-25 06:17 am   Permalink

Obviously your work doesn't look like anyone else's!

"Orange and green" - lol.

I super-dig "Lady of the Lava."

Thanks for mentioning SPECTRUM, I've only vaguely thought about it, but I think I'll give it a swing with your encouragemnt! The only problem is the quality of my pics - I've only have a pocket camera to use and all my stuff is in California. Hmmmmmmmmm....
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-04-25 10:33 am   Permalink

Robb is such a picture snob...
get thee in Spectrum!
Al in the 3-d category........
gonna blow some minds out there!
They're gonna be amazed at a fully-formed genre of art
right under their noses...

The towel does have a Blacklightish effect!
Very cool that you're able to do the art first
and then incorporate it later into cool stuff for us peeps!
Awesome!

Saw your mug sculpt in this month's Tiki magazine
very excited for you!




 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-04-25 4:37 pm   Permalink

"Fully-formed genre"...if only people knew....

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-04-26 6:52 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~

Here's a sketch for the next painting. It's a tiki standing next to a rift in the lava rock - with a glow from lava from deep down underligthing him. Glowing sunset behind him, of course. Mysterious tiki hut with flickering torches in distance. Dramatic sea cliffs. This will be in a looser style, like the Tiki of the Blue Pool.


 
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mp
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
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From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-04-27 12:22 am   Permalink

Tiki Shark, Hi I'm MP. I'm new to TC, and I've been trying to visit everyone's art threads.
You do killer work. Your style takes a lot of hard work. I love all the colors and cool details. I'm going to look more when I can. MP
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-04-27 2:04 pm   Permalink

Brad, thanks for the thanks, & for the peek into your mindset as you first started thinking about Tiki art.
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2009-04-27 4:43 pm   Permalink

i look forward to seeing your crazy techniques poured into this piece, Brad

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-05-02 5:19 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Robb~ Big mahalo for being here. I don't know if I'd be making art with out the support of my fellow "modern tiki culture" artist friends here on TC. We're thousands of miles apart, scattered across the world, best thing about the internest is we can look over each others shoulders at our sketches and paintings.
mp~ Welcome and aloha! Thanks for the knid words!
TD~Thanks, I'm gonna use a loose technique on this one, at least on the back ground bits.

Started the new one late last night.


 
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