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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-01-07 02:25 am   Permalink

WOW! Thanks hodadhank! That helped ALOT! As my old illustration teacher used to say, "you're only as good as your ref scrap."

I'm doing more work on the under painting for the main elements. I had to work out the shading on the sn-eel. A Hawaiian girl was telling me that eels can come up out of the water and raise up like cobras. (?!) Was she having this haole on?

So, this whole under painting thing is new to me. Has anyone here got any pointers before I start the color glazes?
Grog, I'm thrilled you like it, but the fella who commissioned this , we'll call him tiki-Don, already paid half up front. And actually right now he's on a scuba trip to some where south of Thailand. He wants his painting on his return... Of course if a deadly sea sn-eel gets him, then the painting goes to Grog.
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jpmartdog
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Posted: 2007-01-07 08:00 am   Permalink

Hey Tiki Shark,
Once again I am in awe of your ability for progress - you seem to possess not only amazing talent but an ability to get the work "done". That is a very hard thing for many artists. Your paintings and your progress is very inspirational.
I feel a little bit like I am offering real estate advice to Donald Trump .... but here goes- Some undersea depictions include rays of light filtering through the undulating water to the objects below, resulting in almost prismatic or magnified light effects on those objects surfaces. This is a tiny section of many giant school murals I created about 5 years ago.

Of course it would seem your primary light source is emanating from the cache of treasure at the feet of the idol - so that golden light would probably obscure that undersea effect - yet perhaps it might still be visible further back in the scene!

Not that my painting should grace this thread - for that I am sorry.
I humbly post this only as suggestion - frankly your painting, as always, leaves me in awe.
Thanks again
Jon

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teaKEY
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Posted: 2007-01-07 08:21 am   Permalink

TS

Your showing us a underwater painting and your big chance to show us one and you don't. Where is the "Tiki" Shark in this painting?? Just kidding but you do have a tiki and a shark like the one you posted a couple back.

I see the process shots and I still don't know how you do it. I see the underpainting and different objects but you showed you tiki looking great in the second to last photo and the looking totally different color wise in the next.

The only thing that I can imagine is that you are putting major time in between rounds. The eel, bam! polished and knowing you probably a couple more extras to it.

Like watching Bob Ross move his brush across the canvas and things appear, but that stuff is only suggestive and looks good from afar. Yours looks to fly with color and detail with ease.

Tikishark, do you hang out with Thor?
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-01-07 10:59 am   Permalink

hey Brad!
that Sneel is looking great! I'd listen to jpmartdog on that light breaking thru the surface UNLESS....it's a night scene! For the underpainting-try working up washy layers of your acrylic on it-start light and you'll see how you can build upthe darker areas.just look at Todd Schorr's process-there's some old Juxtapoz that has a step by step on his Pirate/long Gone John painting.
You nailed the ship and the masthead! Man! it's like practically effortless to you! Right on! I quite like the octopus too! Man! I need a job like yours! The time you have for painting is envious! You rock man! Great Coconut-Wired episode too! Hats off to you,Chongo, the Ghastly Ones,and all others involved! You need to design some mugs with the tikis in this series!


 
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Posted: 2007-01-07 10:59 am   Permalink

OOps!
Double-posted! Sorry

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Posted: 2007-01-08 02:17 am   Permalink


Thanks for the pointers... thats a damn nice dolphin mural! Where is it? I think I may have to go back in a in some places put on that beautiful wavering light...LLT, your advice is so good I could hear it twice
I gotta go look for that issue of Juxtapoz!
Now I'm seeking to get a real good wood look to the tiki.
aloha...
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-01-08 03:27 am   Permalink

TeaKey, I never met Thor, but I'm dying to get over to Oahu and check out the Thor Store! My Hawaiian artist friend, Sam, said it is amazing! JPMartdog, I was in a pool today with a snorkel mask studying the way the wavering light hits surfaces under water. It seemed to actually seperate it out into diffrent colors. Like light through a prisim on a Pink Floyd album cover! Your right, this my be too far down , but I think I'll try some a little bit to see what it looks like...

Hey, So I SAW people feeding pieces of bread to several eels in the tidal pools! They slither right across the rocks to go from one pool to another! (the eels not the people) So they CAN come out of the water! Not so sure about them being able to rear up like a cobra, though. I was amazed that they liked slices of wonder bread!


 
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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2007-01-08 1:18 pm   Permalink

I like how the brass bolt on on your easel looks like one of the Gold Coins has fallen out of the painting.

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hodadhank
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Posted: 2007-01-08 2:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-07 02:25, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
WOW! Thanks hodadhank! That helped ALOT!



Cool. I never know when my dusty old BFA tricks will come in handy!

This is such a wonderful painting. It just gets better and better.

Hey, TSA check your personnal messages about another matter.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-01-09 2:49 pm   Permalink

Boris, you are my kind of tiki freak!
Hodadhank, I PM-ed ya...


Boy, rained really hard here in Kona last night. And hard, like I mean Hilo hard! The whole place shook. Big tropical down pour. Very cool! I heard it's been raining like that in Puna ( over on the wet side) for about four days. Here, on the dry side, I can see it's already clearing up a bit.



 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2007-01-09 3:04 pm   Permalink

That has turned into a killer piece of art with the light accents and colors! Great job, TS....
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-01-09 6:21 pm   Permalink

Up there with your best
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Posted: 2007-01-10 12:35 am   Permalink



Thanks Sam, thanks Hewey. I'm still finishing the under-painting of the main elements. I hope the color glazes look as nice as I hope they will.
Thanks for the encouragement. One of these days I gotta take a shot that's not so blurry!
Aloha!


 
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Posted: 2007-01-10 03:07 am   Permalink

ALOHA Tiki Shark!!!!

GREAT PAINTING!!! I always look forward to see what you are up to!! keep up the wonderful work!!!!!!

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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2007-01-10 04:21 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Shark,

The Eel's of Kona are like garbage disposals. The eat everything. Go down Ali'li to the rocks next to the Little Blue Church, left side not the right sacred spot, and toss in some chicken bones and see what happens. Sausage works even better! You can practically get them to eat out of your hand!


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