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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 746
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2011-08-24 2:12 pm   Permalink

That is wicked cool Brad!

Chris
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2011-08-24 2:47 pm   Permalink

I'm diggin' the hypersurrealism - mind-opening design, cool colors, and nice brushwork to boot.

I sure like the direction you're headed, Brad.
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Swamp Fire
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2011-08-24 3:14 pm   Permalink


Lovin' this new piece Brad!


 
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sirginn
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Joined: Oct 20, 2003
Posts: 295
From: Sunset Cliffs , CA
Posted: 2011-08-24 7:59 pm   Permalink

Looking great Brad.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2011-08-26 8:44 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Thanks so much everyone!
After a day or so away (on Maui) I came back and could see what was bothering me a bout the shark - one late night of re-painting later we have this...

More to come... but almost done...


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-08-29 4:03 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Here's the painting almost at the end. I got the tiki and a few details here and there, and I'd like a doo-dad in the right fore ground.



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2011-09-01 3:27 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Here's "Tiger Shark Surfing" so far... looks about done. The tiki head is still just roughed in- I saved the most fun for last. I want to put some wood texture on the tiki, and some tropical flora in the fore ground.
This painting is for an art show at an LA art gallery next July. So, I have from now till then to create 12 to 19 new pieces to fill some large blank wall space.
So, back to work...
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-09-09 3:52 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

There, now some ginger in the foreground to balance it out and frame it a bit, and it's done!
Thanks for watching.
B~


 
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zerostreet
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Joined: Feb 06, 2010
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From: http://www.zerostreet.com
Posted: 2011-09-09 6:29 pm   Permalink

Love it! Awesome work!

 
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MauiTiki
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Joined: Jan 20, 2003
Posts: 716
From: A rock in the middle of the Ocean
Posted: 2011-09-09 9:21 pm   Permalink

Amazing, Came out great!


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7749
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2011-09-10 03:22 am   Permalink

STUNNING,Brad!
the textures in this one and the lighting and the color
you're finally nailing them all PERFECTLY!
Applause! Applause!
now just 11 more to go!


 
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sirginn
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Joined: Oct 20, 2003
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From: Sunset Cliffs , CA
Posted: 2011-09-10 09:52 am   Permalink

It looks great Brad, my favorite of yours in a long time. The gingers are a nice touch and really "pop", I think it was a nice change from the plumerias in the ink study.

Looking forward to see what you come up with next.


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2011-09-10 11:23 am   Permalink

i know it's a lot to ask
especially after you've put so much time and effort into this
and probably just want to recover
BUT......
I've been dying to see some detail shots...
especially the background!
So...when you get some time...
could you make this artist friend of yours a happy man?
pleeeeez?


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7140
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2011-09-10 11:37 am   Permalink

Here ya go LLT.










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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2011-09-10 12:28 pm   Permalink

i didn't realize Brad painted with pixels!
fascinating.....


 
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