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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-07-25 12:54 am   Permalink

Aloha!
Yep, love drrum circles. Did some in Venice Beach, at Burning Man, and ahere on the Big Island.

Here's the transition to canvas so far....


 
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Big Hodad-dy Reid
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Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 47
From: Lexington, KenTIKI! area
Posted: 2009-07-25 1:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-07-24 12:31, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Big Hodad-dy Reid ~ Oh you are like the "ghost of unfinished art projects past"! Yes I know I still have to finish "The Wanderer", but right in the middle of it I realized I didn't like the whole lighting scheme, and it need a serious re-think on the light source. I need to make it a sunset, (like all my work right now) and I didn't have the mental metal to repaint it yet. I will. Also I think I got a little intimidated at each time I looked closer at the classic romantic painting I'm base-ing it on. So, I need a few canvases to get up to the level of rendering where I think I can do it justice.


Mahalo from the big Island~
B~



Sorry man! Not my intention to harass the artist I just hadn't been around in a while and searched for the finish. I was kind of hoping it was something that didn't get the final posted on here. Carry on......


 
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Beachbumz
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2009-07-25 2:41 pm   Permalink

Brad, very nice.. I really like this one a lot... definitely feeling it here...


aloha


 
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-07-29 4:26 pm   Permalink

You have a nice touch with your pencil work, Brad.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-07-30 1:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!
Big Hodad-dy Reid - Naw, you're not harassing me, I know that painting
is still hanging around. I gotta address it and finish it.... one day.
And I'll PM you when I start doing so, so you know ta watch.
Robb Hamel - Big Mahalo!
Okay, I completely painted out the drum circle. I had a whole re-think
on "what is the point of this painting" thing. Idea is dis: The "Jungle
Witch" is conjuring over a rotted old tiki half buried in the sand.
Magic pin striping will arch through the air to the snazzy new tiki mug
floating in da air. Get it? She's metamorphosing the "old tiki culture"
into the "new tiki culture". All the little tiki guys distracted from what
she was doing with the tiki. It should be the only tiki in the pic, so we
know she's altering "tiki culture". Of course, that still is a Kava man with a
surf board in the background. But, he's not a from Hawaii, so I guess dat's
okay.
That, OR... I completely screwed it up

Still rough... lots more to come...

aloha
b~
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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: 2009-07-30 1:52 pm   Permalink

PAINT THAT LITTLE FELLAR IN THE LOWER LEFT OF THE SKETCH!
NOW!
i wanna see him! i wanna see him!


this is going to be a masterpiece,Brad..
It already captivates....


 
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Swamp Fire
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-07-30 5:36 pm   Permalink

Looking forward to seeing this one progress Brad. What happen to the kitty playing the flute, who cares if it's not tiki, I like cats playing flutes, ha. Good luck with the re-think.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-07-31 12:34 pm   Permalink

Happy Aloha Friday Tiki Tribe!
LLT~ Hey Buddy, I appreciate your thoughts, but I think that little guy (half tiki-half penguin) gonna have to appear in a different painting. Many strange and exotic flowers will be replacing the little tiki critters. And Thanks so much for the kudos...I hope I can live up to your expectations of coolness!
Swampfire~ Yes, the kitty playing the flute is also gonna have to be in that same future painting with the penguin tiki critter - some painting all about a drum circle.

Here's what was painted last night.
Have a great week end!
B~


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2009-08-01 5:13 pm   Permalink

Lookin cool, Brad!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-08-03 12:00 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe~
TD ~ Thanks, however, I totally scraped that version.

OK, I painted it out.

Came up with a new sketch.

Roughed in the new goth-hula-girl idea.

Lots more work to come...

Mahalo!
B~



 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-08-03 12:05 pm   Permalink

good call,brad!
and still so close to the beginning
where it won't present a problem...

You worked out all the bumps and are ready to gooooo!


about the lil penguin boy,tho! sniff!


 
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Meheadhunter
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Wichita KS,
Posted: 2009-08-03 4:15 pm   Permalink

Dig'n the Goth-Hula girl...
The addition of the skirt looks waaaay better!!!
Keep on paintin!!!


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-08-03 5:54 pm   Permalink

Is this going to be the Tiki magazine cover?

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-08-04 11:42 am   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!
LLT~ Yep, lots of bumps to work out! Is looking better, I dink, no?
Meheadhunter~ Thanks, I'm glad you like the skirt - made more sense visually. An now she's not nakked!
Grog ~ I was thinking the "The Exotic Traveler" was going to be the cover of Tiki Magazine - I even left the upper left had area open for the Tiki Magazine logo. But, if this gets done in time, and Nick takes a better fancy to this one, ya' never know.

Here's some more roughing in the Hula-goth-girl.
Mahalo!
B~


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2009-08-04 12:12 pm   Permalink

I guess I like all the faces you came up with so far. And the expression on each one is so very different. Kinda getting that Ryden Vibe.

 
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