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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-12-16 11:25 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Thanks BigToe! Thanks so much buddy, hearing words of encouragement from you - an artist I respect and whose work I REALLY dig - that helps me slog through when there seems to be waaaay too many sharks to have to paint!
tigertail777 - Well it's funny, I sometimes need to really work out the the structure, but I know what you mean, sometimes that kills the freshness of the piece. Sometimes I just want to do no sketches and let the piece organically grow and evolve on the canvas. But this one... with sooo many sharks, I felt I needed to figure out how they were all going to fit, I had to work out perspective and depth and all that stuff, how they were going to look turned just this way or that... at least I'm learning a lot more about how sharks look by having to draw them from all these different angles.

...And this painting is special because it came from a dream image. I was reading "Kon Tiki". I fell asleep, and I had this dream. In the dream all the sharks and fish were so interesting and detailed I really want to get that across as much as I can in this painting. We'll see how close I can get.... probably no where nears, but heck, ya' gotta try n' go for it.

More laters!


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-12-16 11:33 pm   Permalink

Peeks into Brad's sketchbook....PURE BLISS!
the teeming depths are taking shape and it seems you're actually getting faster at it...
right the freak ON!
this one's gonna be an EYEPOPPER!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-12-17 5:16 pm   Permalink

little lost tiki THANKS soooooo much buddy! U da Best! Friends like u keep me going when my creativity tank is on empty.

"SPECTRUM 18 The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" came in the mail today...

... and if you turn to page 270...

You can find my winning entry : "The Kreature From Kona"!
(Yipee!)


 
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TikiDaye
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Posted: 2011-12-17 8:35 pm   Permalink

Brad,

Congrats on the Spectrum 18... Very cool, bro!

Digging the shark sketches.... How big is this painting overall?

Peace,
Jason <><


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-12-17 9:58 pm   Permalink

TikiDaye- thank you. Once again I think I was the only "Tiki" themed like piece in the whole SPECTRUM book. I would like to remind my tiki-artist tribe members that the dead line for "SPECTRUM 19" is Jan 27, 2012. AND... They have a category for Dimensional work. I think it is a CRIME that no TIKI has yet to be in the competition! (ahem, ... hello Crazy Al, Benzart, kirby, and the many, many other amazingly talented tiki carvers we have in our tribe who have not entered in to SPECTRUM. I think we would open a whole new door to Tiki Culture to folks who don't even know it's going on!!)
Check it out!
www.spectrumfantasticart.com/

OK, off my soap box. Size. I like painting 24" x 30" on canvas right now. I know, everyone sez I should paint bigger. Heck, I'm still learning the basics, Tiki Tribe, I promise I will get there, as I slowly get over my insecurity and shyness about about showing my art in it's crappy unfinished forms.

More shark sketches

... and speaking of "crappy" here's the current painting looking all half way, and messed up, and loaded with mistakes!
(EEEK!)

ALOHA!


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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-12-18 07:29 am   Permalink

Congrats on the Spectrum Brad! I tried for that volume and was roundly rejected!

I agree with Ken though....we need to see more of your sketchwork! It's amazing!

R.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-12-20 4:12 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
zerostreet - Thanks duude! Kind words help get a person through the tough parts of a painting.... (like having to paint a bizillion fishes!)I will try to post more sketches. I know, I LOVE seeing other artists sketches. I recently got a new art book "Steve Rude Artist in Motion" and it shows a lot of his techniques and sketches.

I wish, I wish, I hadn't dreamed so many fish.

So after many hours of getting the sharks and fish-sharks in, now I can think a little more about other stuff. the warm back ground. the sea / sharks should all be blue-green-purples and the Tiki on his Kon-Tiki raft should be warm wood tones, in the dream, I think it had a golden kinda light... but that's more a sky effect too...

more to come...


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-12-20 4:30 pm   Permalink

Damn, That's alot of detail work.

 
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2011-12-20 9:32 pm   Permalink

Beautiful detail... but that looks more like some of my nightmares instead of a dream.

I can't believe how many sharks you packed per square inch in there. Very cool, but I'll view from a safe distance thanks.


 
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TikiDaye
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Posted: 2011-12-21 12:27 am   Permalink

Brad... those sharks are in a frenzy bro. Looking sweet!

 
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Posted: 2011-12-21 12:41 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE...
... and thanks guys.... yes, there are a lot of sharks. And each one is a unique beautiful thing: just like snow flakes.
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-12-21 01:09 am   Permalink

fudge....
you are amazing,Brad.


 
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Posted: 2011-12-21 01:51 am   Permalink

Oh Ken, Mahalo! Big Mahalo! Big Christmas fudge mahalo!

And for any in the Tiki Tribe who do not know the story behind the the "Kon-Tiki", (which am sure most of you do, but in case you don't it's worth a look).

Well, "Kon Tiki" is a book by Thor Heyerdahl. It's the True account of these crazy Norwegian scientist/adventurers who sailed a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia.. tracing the route of a mythic hero named "Kon-Tiki". The book is a very good read, full of near pulp/fiction adventure, and an important part of the whole modern mythology of tiki culture. (in my humble opinion.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon-Tiki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGooopCTmpg

I was reading the book. Caught a flu bug. was in bed, feverish, on too much cold medication with arum chaser, and fell asleep and had this really vivid dream. That's the image in the painting. I just hope I can translate a little of the magic of the dream on to the canvas.
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Posted: 2011-12-22 5:05 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Step 10: Painting the fish.

more to come...
ALOHA


 
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Posted: 2011-12-23 09:24 am   Permalink

GROG really like this composition. You should paint this. Just the sharks and no damned tikis.


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