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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-01-21 9:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Yes. So, just like in the H. P. Lovecraft story "The Call of Cthulhu" a strangely over sensitive artist Henery Wilcox (or in my dream, me) has a strange dream about the south pacific, But, I was also reading Thor Heyerdahl's amazing epic adventure "Kon Tiki" . So, the two books got mixed up in my sleep addled brain and this turned out to be more like "The Call of Kon-Tiki"! Or maybe "The LAST Call of Cthulhu!"


lurid detail as requested by my tiki tribe blood art brother Ken Little Lost Tiki Ruzic.

"Ph-nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhhu R'lyheh wagh'nagl fhtagan" or as translated from the "Book of Tiki" by the mad Swede Sven A. Kirsten :"In his basement Tiki-Bar at R'yeh drunk Cthulhu slurps a mai-tai"


"Cthulhu fhatagn, Cthulhu fhtagn."


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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-22 8:18 pm   Permalink

you rock...
DAGON-it!


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2012-01-28 09:51 am   Permalink

SO Awesome ! So many Sharks!
Always love the progress pics!!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-01-31 1:12 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Step 17: Tiny Bubbles... and lots of Sharks....

It came to me last night the sharks have jewel like eyes. Well my internal Art-o-meter is finally pointing towards the "Pau". Now just the dramatic sky and we'll see.


LLT and Tiki Duddy - big love to you my brothers for hanging in there for the long haul on this strange dream piece!

ALOHA!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-02 12:57 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Step 18: I think it's done!

Kon Tiki Dream
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"

Here's a closer look see at the roiling waters besetting the raft...

And a closer look at our hero "Kon Tiki" as he steadfastly sails his balsa raft across the mighty Pacific.

Big Mahalo for watching this one come together... it was quite a trip.
ALOHA!



 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-02 2:20 pm   Permalink

Crazy, Insane, Great! Brad.

 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-02-02 3:12 pm   Permalink

Great work Brad! Congrats!

 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-02-02 6:31 pm   Permalink

Stunning. There's not a molecule of wasted space on that canvas.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-02 6:33 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Thanks guys!... now....



.. back to step 1...
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TikiFool
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Posted: 2012-02-03 07:32 am   Permalink

lurid

Very vivid in color, esp. so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect: "lurid food colorings".

Presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms, esp. giving explicit details of crimes or sexual matters.

Synonyms: ghastly - macabre - gruesome

I never realized "lurid" was so lurid.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-03 4:54 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

HOWZIT Brah! Tikifool! Been awhile! Good to hear from you way over there on the far coast!
Yeah, Tiki fool! "Lurid" ! Wow, I think I've been waiting my whole career to have someone in the press claim my work was "Lurid"!



Aloha!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-03 6:46 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

So, next painting idea. A play off the vintage "Hula Girl on Waikiki Beach" image you see here so much. It's a vintage illo from the 40's.
My version has a Godzilla like battle going on behind here as a giant Tiki defends the island from a sea monster.

Here's a rough. You can see Diamond head beneath the Tiki God.

Here's a 40's take on the hula girl w uke.

Here's a more 50's vacation photo pose for the hula girl... which might be funnier.
Still working it out....


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-03 7:06 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Meanwhile... over on a commissioned piece right now named "Zombie-Tiki-Girl" we have this sketch:

What-do-ya-think?
Still working it out... but I like the mood.

Why pushing ahead on so many pieces? What, am I trying to be LLT? Well, I got this show coming up in July. And I gotta fill the wall space! Tiki time it ticking away! Fer details go to this link:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41871&forum=17&vpost=623287


ALOHA!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-06 02:54 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

OH.... I got a brand spanking new Boogie board from Body Glove ... this will make a very interesting one-of-a-kind canvas to paint on!


Might do "ghost tiki" painted on it... still thinking...

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Posted: 2012-02-06 04:39 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-02-03 18:46, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

So, next painting idea. A play off the vintage "Hula Girl on Waikiki Beach" image you see here so much. It's a vintage illo from the 40's.
My version has a Godzilla like battle going on behind here as a giant Tiki defends the island from a sea monster.





Godzilla(ish) versus a giant Tiki plus a hula girl? Genius? No. Super-Genius. All it's missing is a few sunburned tourists taking snapshots and it's startlingly close to something I could imagine actually happening.


 
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