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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-05-31 09:13 am   Permalink

Those filters turned out great,Brad!
We weather and distress and beat-up
tee designs day-in and day-out....
Totally looks authentic!
Now all you gotta do
is make the comic to fill that cover!

I'm with GROUT
the palette on this one is
gonna have a great mysterious air about it!
Master of moods you are!

Hustle!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-05-31 4:42 pm   Permalink

GROG - Thanks. color is tricky, but I'm being careful and looking at ref from many cool underwater scenes.
LLT - Big Mahalo to you Kenny for all your help. The vintage process would have been a lot harder to create with out your invaluable help!
tyger jymmy - Big Mahalo Dude!
hodadhank ~ Yeah, he's what I'd always want in my ultimate aquarium... which is sort of what this painting is.

Here's some more work on the back ground

It's raining out side, so I had to photo the painting inside, throws the colors off. But you can see the more of the work that was done on the sea in the far distance.

more to come...
B~
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-06-01 5:33 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

Here's the latest...more to come...

Mahalo~

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Meheadhunter
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From: Wichita KS,
Posted: 2010-06-01 7:34 pm   Permalink

Lookin good.....I always love the lighting in your paintings!!

 
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Posted: 2010-06-03 7:57 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Meheadhunter - Thanks! Yeah, I remember someone telling me years ago that painting is really just painting the "light" reflecting off of surfaces. I had no idea what that meant, and thought it might be a tad crazy. Painting the light. Right!
But, sheesh, the more I paint, the more I discover that it's exactly just that. You are re-creating the illusion of the light hitting surfaces.
Shessh, now I sound crazy!
Oh well, Waiter, more RUM!

I got some more of the ship wreck in. Worked out a bit more of the coral forest. And did drop a few brush strokes on the big tiki and the captain...
More to come...
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Meheadhunter
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Posted: 2010-06-03 9:25 pm   Permalink

Yep...It does sound a bit crazy to paint the light...
But I think you have gone insane....you paint light right!!
Looking forward to seeing the finished piece!
Keep up the great work and I really admire the time you take to post here...
Thanks so much!!


 
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TikiSan
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Posted: 2010-06-03 10:08 pm   Permalink

Really like this one and the Pirates of the Caribbean vibe.

 
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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2010-06-04 09:29 am   Permalink

Looking great so far.

The bottom of the Tiki is just too 'clean' to me though. Maybe a little octopus in front with a few tentecles going up it or something to break the round line up.

Maybe some barnacles on him too? (would add something to top of head where it's a bit plain). (I know you're not done... )

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-06-05 7:59 pm   Permalink

Meheadhunter - Thanks!
TikiSan - Thanks!
Badd Tiki - Oh yeah. You are right my tiki tribe brother. It's about texture, and details, and richness of enviroment. TheTiki will have lots of stuff breaking up it's lines. Like I said, I mostly paint from back to front, so I got weeks of slapping green and blue tones in the BG still, before I get to really painting in the foreground tiki and all the fun details and swank treasure stuff around him. It'll be a treat to paint in all that stuff, so I'm sort of saving him for last. But, I appreciate your comments- I thrive on your feed back. Thanks. I you see me missing something please let me know. This is a two way artist's forum. I lay it out there, and you can lay our your ideas back on me. I know Sometimes I watch other threads, I love the work, but I'm speechless, and I don;t think they need to hear another person say "hey cool tiki, but maybe a thing here might might be nifty." So I don't say it. But, I thingk I should , because I love hearing that. I may not do it, or the idea take a while to sink into my vibe on what I'm doing, but I thrive off of the input. So, thanks Badd Tiki - I dig you daddy-o.

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-06-05 8:05 pm   Permalink


"Tales from the Tiki Lounge" Issue #2 (The Were-Wolf of Waikiki)
10" x 7"
Giclee on heavy paper.
I had so much fun making Issue #1, that I thought I gotta keep going. I guess I'll do a series of "Pulp Magazine/comic" covers. But remember kids...

If it doesn't have the "Cocktails Code Authority" stamp on it, it's just not TIKI!.

Big Aloha!
B~
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Posted: 2010-06-06 03:42 am   Permalink

Monday....

Here's some more work I got in on the swirling blue green depths of the ocean.

Aloha!
B~

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Posted: 2010-06-10 11:45 pm   Permalink

Aloha

Mahalo!
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Posted: 2010-06-12 1:25 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

Here's the whole thing...It's a bit voggy today, and not a very sunny day to get a good photo. Colors might be a bit blue. But I worked on the coral some more last night..

A close up... or as we used to jot it down on the story boards back in Hollywood a "CU".

Mahalo!
B~
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-06-13 5:41 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
We're back from the other side of the Big Island.

The ocean looks meaner over there!

And the beaches are black sand. It's always a treat to visit with friends who live way down in Puna. You are so far from any major city, the stars at night are amazing.

However a highlight is the "saddle road" which cuts cross the top of the island. You can see Mauna Kea (almost), we drove through almost every type of weather, going way up between the volcanic peaks, past the secret military base (where green fire balls are seen at night - it's got something to do with old Hawaiian spirits, or testing with alien technology. Depends on who you ask. I think both!).

Best part, we got the GTO up to 120 mph.

VAROOM!
ALOHA!
B~
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Meheadhunter
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Posted: 2010-06-13 7:22 pm   Permalink

Awesome photos....
Looks like a really great time.
Love the black sand beach!!


 
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