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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
BigToe
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
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From: Southern California
Posted: 2009-08-24 12:21 pm   Permalink

Brudda Brad!!!!

looking good on this one...except the girls legs kinda look like cephalopod legs...humans only have 2. sheesh. lovin' the girl, water, hale, water fall, surfer...everything!

oh, and i saw the mug! didnt know it was urs, but it looks killer!!!! great idea with the coin.

MAD alohas,

toesy
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-08-25 12:52 pm   Permalink

TD~ Thanks, I hope all that color picking helps. Maybe too blue in the front. But cool colors to balance out the sunset for sure.
Swampfire~Glad u dig the mug! You're right, I was gonna put in a wave, but figured it'd only distract from the action of the foreground.
BigToe~ Wha? Two legs only? Doh! I knew something looked fishy!

Here's how it looks now...

Here's a detail of da' hut...

Here's the big head...
More to come...
ALOHA!
B~


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-08-25 1:19 pm   Permalink

Brad....

Rad....

the sum of the parts makes up the whole...

awesum...


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-08-28 12:16 pm   Permalink

Aloha!
LLT ~ Thanks! It's been a slow build up of the background, now I think I'm finally getting to the foreground and the really interesting stuff.

More to come...
Mahalo!
B~


 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-08-28 3:53 pm   Permalink

Deft touch, my man. Love the aerial haze.

Do you have any piece of music that is drivin' this one?
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-08-28 11:07 pm   Permalink

It started as a illustration for the Clouseaux song "Jungle Witch" (off the album Beyond Good and Evil). there is talk of a release of a live version of Jungle witch, and perhaps this painting can be a part of that.
Of course, if the fine folks in Clouseaux don't think this image relates the song enough, I guess it could be called "Sand Witch".


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-08-29 1:37 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~

Back ground almost finished...

Here's the kava kava man with the surf board...

finished up on the palm trees...

more to come.

Mahalo!
B~


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2009-08-29 7:43 pm   Permalink

Just looking at the PROgress and do you think that you would see a little hair above the headband. Just wondering what the shape would actually look like if you could see the entire shape. I know, you're not done too.

On second look, void that idea.

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-08-30 2:52 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
teaKEY~ Yeah, getting to the hula girl soon, and I'll have to think about just what goes where.

Here's a bit more finishing touches on the water...

Big Mahalo from the volcano!
B~


 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2009-08-31 11:16 pm   Permalink

Looking great as always Brad! I'd love to see you do a painting of Marina....

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-09-01 10:50 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
Sam ~ Thanks Sam. However, my skills at creating a likeness of anyone are not the best. That's why I choose subjects long since passed away, like Bela Lugosi, before I try to paint their portraits. There's no one to offend when they come out looking all weird and cartoony.

Here's the whole thing - I'm roughing in the plants in the fore ground.

A detail showing the kava kava man made out of wood now.
More to come!
B~


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-09-01 10:59 am   Permalink

Surfin Moai Kava Kava Man!
you're so awesomely deranged,Brad!
looking great!


 
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mp
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From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-09-02 01:13 am   Permalink

Beautiful work Brad. I love all the progress shots. I cant wait to see her sparkle.
Monday after Oasis we went down to Freaky Boutiki to get your blue Tiki towel and check out the
show. HodadHank was super cool and even ended up putting up a few of my pieces in the gallery.
Are tiki shark towel is now our SuperLuckyFreakyTiki towel. Great work. MP
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Posted: 2009-09-03 11:49 am   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!
LLt ~ Thanks. Here's a closer look at the Kava Kava man.

mp ~ That's really great to hear! I'm glad you like the tiki towels! I think Hodadhank has the very last box we made of them, so he's the only place to get them now.

Here's an over view ...

Here's a look at the hut...

Here's a closer look at the palms...

and here's what I'm working on now... the lei. Finally got to the good part: the girl!
Lots more to come...
mahalo!


 
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TikiG
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Posted: 2009-09-03 11:55 am   Permalink

Dream-like fantastic and surreal. Love the progress details you serve up to us, man!
Hope I can see this up close someday. Thanks for posting.
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