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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-06 5:27 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Professor G - Thank you so much for the kind words. Really, I think I needed to hear that. Sometimes these ideas flow out of my head and onto the canvas in a late night session, and the next morning in the light of day I squint at them and wonder "What the...?" No one's going to like that! This is a step too far from the tiki main stream.

But, I guess I'm not mainstream anyways, so I have to go in the direction my inner art-gyro spins.
Actually, this idea has been incubating in me since I was a nine year old kid - sitting through movie matinees of "Destroy All Monsters" and "Godzilla Vs the Thing"... hope I can do it justice.

Here's step 02, getting the image roughed on the canvas...

Now I'm working on a few things at once- (just like my hero LLT)
Here's the next phase of "Zombie-Tiki-Girl"

Step 02 - getting composition roughed out on canvas.

All for now...


 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-02-06 6:34 pm   Permalink

Don't be mainstream, Shark: be . . . lurid.

 
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2012-02-06 8:35 pm   Permalink

Godzilla VS: Tiki Megazon= AWESOME.



 
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Walt_Tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-09 7:48 pm   Permalink

These two are going to be awesome

 
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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: 2012-02-09 10:41 pm   Permalink

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS!!!!
Yesssss!
Holy Smokes Brad!
the Call of KonTiki is Hyper-Super-Real!
Awe-inspiring!
and you just shoot right out the gate with two more pieces!
I'm with you on that zombie girl vibe....
fudge boy! you makes good art!
See you in a few days!
i alerted the Toe and the Horne...


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-18 12:03 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Whew! Just got back on da' island after a week in So Cal promoting my up coming show at La Luz de Jesus gallery. My agent/ partner-in-art booked almost every hour as we did a whirl wind tour of LA, Palm Springs and San Diego. I missed one hook up - I missed seeing LLT - Ken Ruzic! So sorry my tiki brother. That was the day we re-discovered LA freeway traffic! Sheesh! Hope you to see you on the next time I hit the mainland. There's nothing like LLT's art studio! Such a swank art pad.
One of the places I did get to, well, the first place we went was to the Gallery- a meeting with the curator to let them OK the things I want to do in the show. I was a bit worried, but Matt Kennedy (curator) and Billy Shire (owner) were cool with everything! They are great folks to work with.

Big Aloha, mahalo and thanks to Wacko!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-23 9:34 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So, been working on "Zombie Tiki Girl" - it's been tough getting it roughed out.

..here's the next step... her face looks better and working in the tiki....next placing back in the palm trees and back Ground.

Lots more to go on this one!
ALOHA~


 
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2012-02-24 03:44 am   Permalink

Looking tiki-riffic Brad! What size is this new painting? Maybe its the photos, but it doesn't look very big compared to some of your other pieces?

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-24 4:38 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
tigertail777 - this one is actually a little bigger than I usually work. It's a commissioned piece and the canvas was special made to fit the spot on the wall where the art patron wants it to go. it is...24" x 36".
It was a bit out of control at first, I got really intimidated by it,... but kept working at it till I got a better idea of where it's going... I hope...
Step 5- putting the palm trees back in...

Palm tree study.

More palm trees... looking for that perfect palm tree shape...

Heres where it's at now. Still a LONG way to go, but I have an idea how to paint the sun set... and I think some major exotic looking orchids in the for ground...

more laters!


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-25 12:38 am   Permalink

you make the purdiest palm trees Brad! all live and groping outward for sunlight....or a victim!
This is looking so fantastical Brad!
You are in the ZONE!!!
Thanks for sharing your sketches
you're a true Master,my friend!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-25 6:27 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
little lost tiki-thanks! It was a while till I really understood that I didn't need to paint "real" palm trees, but palm trees that were "real" to my "Hawaiiana-Tiki world". Now, they are much more fun to paint, and draw.
So... I was on my "2012 Brad Tiki Shark Parker Promo Tour" talking to La Luz de Jesus Gallery for my July show, and meeting lots of nice folks who've collected my art, but who I never got to meet in person before - we tooled around LA, Palm Springs and San Diego. One of the last stops in San Diego was a real treat.
Abbas , my art agent / partner, and I stopped in to visit art collector, tiki & hot rod expert Rob and his wonderful family...

... and his AWESOME restored Ford 53 Custom line hot rod!

Rob's a great guy, has a house full of Tikis and tiki art (dig the gear shift) ...

Cruising around So Cal in a classic Hot Rod! Nothing quite like it.
Oh, work work work - of course it's all research and Development for new art work ya ' know.

ALOHA!



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-27 1:53 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Step 6 - I painted in a big ol' cartoon moon in the evening sky, added in a few twinkling stars... I'm still working out if I should put in clouds, then on to the tiki lounge... the palm trees, the tiki, the girl, the flowers in the foreground.... oh boy, I gotta long way to go!

Thanks for watching...


 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-02-27 3:34 pm   Permalink

The moon, the palms, that A-frame! Everything is SO Brad Parker! Awesome!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-02-28 4:00 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Step 7 - putting in clouds, or the milky way, or maybe just depth to the sky. I hope to smooth it out a bit more, then on to the palm trees (again) and the Tiki Hut - which the art patron who is plunking down the cold hard coconut$ for this piece requested. So the man wants a Trader Vics, the man gets a Trader Vics!


ALOHA!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-28 6:46 pm   Permalink

Very niiiice

 
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