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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
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Posted: 2011-02-10 7:41 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
It's not TIKI, but the cover art I did for the "Gene Simmons" issue of Fangoria came out.



 
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Posted: 2011-02-11 11:39 am   Permalink

Aloha tiki tribe!

here's "Sub Zero Chills" so far...


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2011-02-11 11:51 am   Permalink

SubZero likes it HOT.

Are you thinking of making that mug extra FROSTY?
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Posted: 2011-02-13 2:04 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
TeaKEY~ Yes indeed, extra frosty. Right now it looks likes he's standing on a bead of hot coals, but it will be sand by the time I'm done. Sub Zero will be all cool blue tones to stand out from the warm Hawaiian sunset. I've painted tiki mugs dripping (like in the villains on vacation piece "Dracula Drinks... a Mai Tai) but I've never tried to paint Icicles on a mug, so that will be fun.

Here's a bit more ... more smoothed out sky (layers and layers of semi transparent brush strokes to get a smoother transition from lite yellow to black.), and the wave is shaping up some more.
Soon to the fun part - the NINJA!

Mahalo for watching the paint dry!


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2011-02-13 3:05 pm   Permalink


TeaKEY~ Yes indeed, extra frosty. Right now it looks likes he's standing on a bead of hot coals

Thought the same thing

I've never tried to paint Icicles on a mug, so that will be fun.



Smoothed out sky (layers and layers of semi transparent brush strokes to get a smoother transition from lite yellow to black.), and the wave is shaping up some more.

It will be incredible to see where you will be at the end of your painting life.



 
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Posted: 2011-02-15 12:48 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Working up the hands and feet... slowly getting the cool tones in. Lots More 2 com...


 
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TikiFool
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Posted: 2011-02-16 02:15 am   Permalink

The Fangoria cover is fantastic and a fine tribute to Basil Gogos.

"Cat O' Nine Cocktails" is splendid and has a stunning surreal quality with images hidden in images hidden in images.


 
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Posted: 2011-02-16 2:16 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Tikifool, good to hear from you my friend! There are many many things that found their way into "Cat O' Nine Cocktail". The prolonged fight I had with a flu caused long delays, and many ideas from a fevered mind on cold medicine made their way onto the canvas. It's really a strange thing to look at now, and seeing things I forgot even painting on the thing! Thank you for noticing!
Anyways, let's look at the ninja:

Still working on his flesh. His eyes are not quite there...need to be shadowy, but not sleepy.
More laters!
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Posted: 2011-02-17 09:04 am   Permalink


Looking great Brad!

Love this series, Dracula is just too cool!

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Posted: 2011-02-20 1:46 pm   Permalink

Swamp Fire - Thanks man!

Here's the ninja thus far... getting to his "aloha" pattern ninja suit. Then the mug, and the "freeze power" hitting the mug. It might end up looking like the pin stripe energy used by the alien brain in "Forbidden Island".


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2011-02-20 11:07 pm   Permalink

Cant wsait for him to suck the juice out of that mug! looks wicked, brad. the tiki patterns really make it interesting\!

i like the cool tones. the progess shots help so much


 
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Posted: 2011-02-21 12:11 pm   Permalink

Tiki Duddy _ Thanks!

Working out the Hawaiian ninja suit, touching up the hands, almost to the mug.... more to come.
Brad,


 
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PockyTiki
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Posted: 2011-02-21 12:16 pm   Permalink

Aw man, the hands look killer. I still remember trying to figure out the best way to draw hands back in art school....geez. Lookin good. A+
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-02-25 5:31 pm   Permalink

Do I detect a subtle change of technique?

A use of GRISAILLE?

If you've always used a grisaille, then I seriously need a HEAD-FLICK!
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Posted: 2011-02-27 6:39 pm   Permalink


full thing

detail

detail


 
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