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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-04-03 5:31 pm   Permalink

little lost tiki - Thank you Duuuude! You always notice the details!
zerostreet - Thanks, I'm really working to get more and more hyper pop surreal texture on my tikis, I'm so glad you saw that!

Here's the finished, professionally scanned version.

This painting was done for the 25th anniversary show for the LA gallery "La Luz de Jesus" - the shows next Sept-Oct, so the pumpkin will make a whole lot more sense when this painting is actually shown to the public.

ALOHA!

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teaKEY
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Posted: 2011-04-03 5:56 pm   Permalink



Looking good. And I noticed that sand from your Facebook pic.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-04-05 8:04 pm   Permalink

Thanks TeaKey!
HEY! Good news! I entered the "Spectrum : Best in contemporary Fantastic Art" contest again this year, and they just published a list of the artists who made it into the book.
http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com/
I made it! Yi-pee! I have no idea which piece made it in, they will send me something in the mail.
So something "TIKI" will be in the book!
Just thought I'd share my excitment wit the Tiki Tribe!


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-04-09 12:27 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Started a new painting... (!)
Mahalo


 
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Posted: 2011-04-09 12:32 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Finally got my "gallery" area on my web site up to date with my newest paintings.... check-it-out...
http://tikishark.com/gallery/gallery.html

ALOHA!
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Posted: 2011-04-09 06:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-04-09 00:27, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Started a new painting... (!)
Mahalo



Nice! Can't wait to see the progress!
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GROG
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Posted: 2011-04-09 09:18 am   Permalink

Is there going to be a Santa Claus in it? Everybody likes Santa Claus.

 
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Posted: 2011-04-09 1:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks Grog!

Here's a VERY rough sketch of the idea for the painting...

ALOHA!


 
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Posted: 2011-04-09 2:24 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's sketch #2

Saturday Morning = cartoons and painting. (yip-ee!)
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-11 08:40 am   Permalink

Congratulations that's terrific. Thank you for all your step by steps, I know I need them. Wendy
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2011-04-11 09:47 am   Permalink

Looking great Brad!

 
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MauiTiki
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Posted: 2011-04-11 8:39 pm   Permalink

I like Sketch #2! Really like where you are going with the flowers along the right. Tiki needs eyes though, but not as surprised looking as the eyes on sketch #1. Just my 2 cents worth. keep up the great work!

You know Grog, his paintings are now in a Calendar so monthly Holiday themes will make the next Calendar that much better! let's see an Easter bunny hiding in the grass. I love my 2012 Brad Parker Tiki Calendar, can't wait to use it.

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Posted: 2011-04-13 11:19 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Hey I Finally got my web site "gallery" up dated so you can flip through all my tiki paintings chronologically.
http://tikishark.com/gallery/gallery.html
Mauitiki ~ I hear you brother, I like the second tiki and the need for eyes in there fo'sure'. Just a sketch along the way. The flowers are going to be big weird cartoon-Parker takes on orchids I see on my next tip (this Sunday) to the Hawaiian Botanical Garden just north of Hilo. I have a good friend visiting from the mainland, and this is perfect timing to go get some great visuals from one of the most beautiful places on the planet! The flowers will be like the tropical fish were in "Beyond the Reef" .. framing the Tiki, yet each a strange element all their own.
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Posted: 2011-04-14 8:42 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

So here's what the painting is looking like now... mostly roughed in tiki, wave, and a few elements in the mid and fore ground...

But here's the mountains rendered in fairly completely.
Lots more to do.
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Posted: 2011-04-17 01:32 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's the latest re-thinking of the image...a new sketch.
the mountains came out so interesting that I moved the palm tree trunk to not cover them. Going out tomorrow w/camera looking for exotic flowers for the fore ground. Let's hope it's not pouring rain over on the "jungle" side of the island where the botanical garden is.
ALOHA!


 
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