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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
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Posted: 2011-06-26 6:59 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Here's the car a bit worked out...

And done. I think the cats came out a bit cute, but when I tried painting them with slanted cat eyes, they looked too evil, and this big eyed version somehow reads as funny.

More like kittens going for their first ride in big bad Tiki Town.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-06-27 01:56 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Heres the rough sketch for the next painting... "Tiger Shark Surfing"

A small study...

Working out the cartoon wave...

Got the ink study ready to transfer to the canvas...

Slapping down paint onto the canvas...

Here's the canvas roughed in ....

Laters!


 
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Posted: 2011-07-01 2:43 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Here's a rough pass at the sky...

Here's a little more work on the sky. I work back to font, farthest point from the viewer up to the foreground. So this is the far sky, I 'm thinking of clouds then mountains, sea cliffs, or a volcano maybe. Water fall? we shall see.


 
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Posted: 2011-07-05 3:05 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Here's the sky layered again, smoothing out the tones.

a closer look. A lot of this will be covered with mountains and trees. I usually do sunsets, but I know the tiger shark is going to be warm tones, so I need a cool back ground so he stands out.


 
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Posted: 2011-07-05 3:32 pm   Permalink

Nice job on the second Cat-o-Nine Cocktails!...But I'm loving this shark surfer! Can't wait to see it come alive!

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-07-05 3:53 pm   Permalink

SHARK SURFER!!!!!!!!!
Gonna be Super Awesome...
i kin feel it!
Lovin your initial studies and sketches!
ZING!!!


 
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Posted: 2011-07-07 3:07 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
zerostreet-Thanks! The fine tiki folks who commissioned that "Cat O' Nine Tails II" had limited space - (trans forming a 1950's air stream trailer into a mobile tiki bar!) so it was made to their requirements, and I"m glad they were extremely happy with how it came out.
LLT _ Thanks Bud! Where would I be with out the encouragement from my mentor and friend? Thanks!

So, I stepped out side the next morning and it was a glorious tropical day. Clear as a bell, not a wisp of nasty VOG. Amazing. Post card perfect Hawaiian day. And I discovered I had to repaint the sky about 5 shades lighter blue.

Like I said, I'm so used painting sunsets, I'm a bit nervous about this bright blue sky, and how the light will all work. So far here's the tall tropical peaks and water falls....

More later...


 
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sirginn
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Posted: 2011-07-08 12:20 pm   Permalink

Looking good Brad!

 
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Posted: 2011-07-08 3:30 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
sirgin~ THANKS! Your opinion means a lot on this one (of course!)

Here's the blue sky, with a bit more work...

...On the distant shore. In the painting I have room to put in water falls and now, Moai looking out to sea.


 
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Posted: 2011-07-09 12:46 pm   Permalink

Yeah, Sirginn is a big time art collector and knows the good stuff.

 
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Posted: 2011-07-09 12:48 pm   Permalink

Yeah, Sirginn is a big time art collector and knows the good stuff.

 
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Posted: 2011-07-13 4:39 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!
teaKEY-so I hear! (I know he has the original of one of my most asked for pieces.)

So, here is the sky. Hours and hours of semi-transparent layers of acrylic to get smooth soft and fluffy looking clouds.
A closer look. It was a challenge since I have gone through most of my tiki paintings with sun set back grounds, painting a day sky was a new learning step.
Now to paint palm trees and cover most of it up!


 
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Posted: 2011-07-14 07:18 am   Permalink

I see a Seahorse in them clouds. You made the right choices with that sky.

 
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Posted: 2011-07-14 07:49 am   Permalink

Awesome work on those clouds Brad! I can already feel the ocean mist meeting the sky!

 
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Posted: 2011-07-14 2:54 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
teaKEY - Thanks! Cloud watching is one of my favorite pass times, and it's nice to know I got some of that "cloud-shape-ness" into the piece.
zerostreet - Mahalo! It took a while, but I got a nice smooth transitions. Now to see what happens when the wave froth in placed in front of it!

The palm trees have been roughed in mostly.

Here's a closer look.

More to come!


 
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