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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
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Posted: 2010-06-26 2:53 pm   Permalink

ALOHA Tiki Tribe!
TikiG - MAHALO!
zerostreet - He's rough... I might change him a bit... hope you don't freak if you see him change a bit. These things are always so organic for me. I never stick to the original sketch, and things evolve.
talo ka - thank you! Best thing an artist can hear! Big Mahalo!

More to come... like fishes!

B~
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Posted: 2010-06-29 3:12 pm   Permalink

ALOHA Tiki Tribe!

Here's a bit brighter bg. Lots of layers of swirling green and blue .... hours of work. does it show?

Here's a CU of the kelp. Helps gives some more depth to the BG.
Still no fishes... but soon....

ALOHA!
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Posted: 2010-07-04 1:42 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!

Here's the painting as it is now...
I know it's been a slow build. Lots of "other life" things intruded into my "art space" so things have progressed slower on this one.

Here's a close up on the strange under sea flora ... soon I hope we get to see some more strange under sea fauna.

Big Mahalo! and Happy 4th!
Brad~
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2010-07-04 5:32 pm   Permalink

Interesting fauna Brad. Looking great so far! Do you use an airbrush at all? Or is all that texture stippling?
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Posted: 2010-07-05 1:26 pm   Permalink

zerostreet ` No air brush, all layers of semi transparant acrylic layed on with a ratty brush.
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Posted: 2010-07-06 08:14 am   Permalink

Yeah, it looks way too good to be airbrush. Airbrush never has a richness or a painterly quality.
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Posted: 2010-07-06 10:52 pm   Permalink

teaKEY - U R 2 Kind! Oh, an airbrush would make things go soooooo much quicker. I tried learning back in High school, but always screwed up the frisket cutting. I leave the expert air brush now to Dennis Mathewson.

Slapping paint with my ratty old brushes... boys I need a trip to the art store again! ... here's where we are.

The Pirate Captain who's gone down with his ship, now has pulled out his pistol. Just in case any passing divers think they've won the lottery.

Aloha!
Brad
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Posted: 2010-07-07 04:25 am   Permalink

Nice! The depth you've achieved on the coral behind the pirate is amazing!

Brad are you happy with how your shots look once uploaded to TC? I don't know if it's me, but when I upload my steps there seems to be tons of compression, which is why I usually direct everyone to my site for a better look.
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Posted: 2010-07-07 10:48 am   Permalink

zerostreet - u r right my tiki brother. Things looks "not-super-dper when up loaded to the glorious tecno tropical tiki village of TC. That's why, if you look on my Marketplace thread, everyone who has bought a print via the net are amazed at how great they look in person.

TC's not perfect, bu it's the hub of the new cyber tiki movement. I'm glad we got it. Be afraid of what would happen if it was ever gone.
But, nothing shows art like a face to face!

Brado~
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Posted: 2010-07-09 1:21 pm   Permalink

aloha!

mahalo!
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Posted: 2010-07-09 1:24 pm   Permalink

I like that one Brad! Are you going to list it for sale at tikishark.com?

Mahalo!

Chris


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Posted: 2010-07-09 4:04 pm   Permalink

Excellent Brad! That coral is all you!

 
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Posted: 2010-07-09 11:14 pm   Permalink

That human-looking nautilus eye creep GROG out.

The painting is looking awesome. (other than the creepy eye)


 
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Posted: 2010-07-10 12:39 pm   Permalink

HP Lovecraft all the way with that Nautilus eye,Brad!

where's dem fishies?


 
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Posted: 2010-07-10 2:12 pm   Permalink

It's close to the middle of the painting and it's lit so your eye goes straight to it.
In painting terms, that's called a "bull's eye".


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