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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2011-04-17 08:31 am   Permalink

How come the tiki has no eyes (a little HR Giger, perhaps)? If I missed something in your text, I apologize.

The palm is a bit tangential with the mouth on the last sketch, but otherwise it looks like another winner, naturally.


Good luck with the weather on your reference trip, I'm about to do the same.

Do artists go through that much trouble any more, going on reference trips? I like it and hope to find things my imagination can't come up with.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-04-19 5:36 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Robb Hamel ~ Thanks so much for the pointers. It's always a treat getting feed back from artists I admire. Yes, the tiki is a strange new free form thing in progress - like all my paintings it'll change as it goes. I kind of liked that look of not knowing if he had eyes or many eyes or what.

Like the menehune on the right. But, after consideration of your comment, I think I'll put something indicating eyes. Oh and Big Thanks on the tree trunk matching the tiki mouth ... I have to always be careful of not doing strange composition mistakes like tha. Glad to have your skills eyes helping out!

Here's where the painting is as now... sky repainted for what... the 5th time? Finally getting the smooth transition I wanted.

Here's the mountains. I put in some more water fall.
My trip around the island was fun. Weather made our tip through the botanical gardens a wet one. But I think I got some good shots of flowers as reference. Then, Had a stop waaaaay down on the jungle side in Puna: the land of Hippies.

It was Sunday, and the drum circle was going on. We stood at the top of the sea cliff above black sand Kehena Beach, and breathed in the sea breeze mixed in with much poco lolo being smoked. 420! Duuude!
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-04-20 2:41 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

More to come...


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-04-21 2:09 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's it so far... more to come....


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-04-21 9:46 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Well I got my award letter from SPECTRUM in the mail today telling me which piece I entered made it into the book. I've been sitting on pins and pineapples since I heard I got in waiting to hear which piece made it! This is the 4th year I got in, and I'm always a little surprised which piece they pick to reproduce in the book. This year was no different. I entered 8 pieces and...

... "The Kreature From Kona" made it in!

Guess it has that tongue in cheek and hard core old horror movie fan appeal. Hope you don't mind me blabbing about winning, but I had to share this with the Tiki Tribe, I'm thrilled, and honored. The book, "SPECTRUM 18: The Best in contemporary Fantastic Art" comes out next November.

Aloha!


 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2011-04-22 09:26 am   Permalink

Congrats!

 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2011-04-22 2:49 pm   Permalink

HOORAY! I think it's safe to say that you're a "shoe-in" every year with this publication!
All Hail the Kreature from Kona!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-04-22 10:56 pm   Permalink

little lost tiki- Thanks! It's nice to be able to have added a piece of "Tiki Culture" to the last four years of "Fantastic Art". I'm hoping to incite some more of the great Tiki Artists on TC to enter. Especially some carvers to enter into the 3-D area of the competition. I think a carved tiki would blow many people away!
TikiG- THANKS!!

Here's the painting now... putting in the palm leaves...

Here's a closer look. I put some palm trees on the far mountains too.


 
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Posted: 2011-04-23 4:44 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's a closer look at the palm tree...


 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-04-23 5:04 pm   Permalink

So nice! Your patience for detail is so impressive Brad!

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art from the Jungle room
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From: australia
Posted: 2011-04-24 06:35 am   Permalink

Your work gives me a chance to use my favorite word -incandescent!

shimmering oceans with waves of opaque luminosity - cosmically illuminated tikis -wow!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-05-03 4:23 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
zerostreet- Thanks for noticing. I'm a nut for getting the textures where I want them right now. I think each of my tiki paintings a learn a little more about creating the look of weathered wood.
art from the Jungle room-WOW, thank you so much!
Well, as a big ol' storm is hitting the Big Island this afternoon, I got back from a morning public painting session at the Wyland Ocean front Gallery just before the rain hit. I was painting on a "artist's remark" for a art patron who had bought a giclee of "Beyond the Reef"". Here's the pics:

painting on the giclee

intelligent look

Here's the remark : I painted in a tiki in the ship's figure head's arms.

Happy patron

ALOHA!


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2011-05-04 05:23 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!



In Maui, when I went to the National Park with the black sand, my pictures with the green vegetation and black pop like crazy just like this. Nice pic.

And everything is looking good with your artist remark.
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Posted: 2011-05-05 9:21 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
TEA KEY - THANKS, YEAH THE BLACK SAND BEACHES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!

Here's a pass at the tiki...

And here's another one, but it was too Fred Flintstone for me...

This one is looking better....

More laters!


 
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Posted: 2011-05-05 9:22 pm   Permalink

.... and I think "Afro Samurai 2" is better than "Afro Samurai 1"....
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