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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-17 8:26 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE & Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Step 13-

OK, I got a good wood texture going. Now to put in all the age marks, the weathering, the cracks, the pits and worm holes to make this tiki look more....TIKI.
And the hole in his head? What to go in there? A Skull? Gold Skull? Gold Skull with gem eyes? Whatdoyathink?

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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 January Issue

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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2012-03-18 09:19 am   Permalink

Brad, I really appreciate all the time and craftsmanship that you put in each of your lovely pieces! Keep the paint flowing and the brush moving!

 
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Posted: 2012-03-18 11:47 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Sneakytiki - Thanks for noticing! I know it's not the faster easier way to sketch out every thing every little detail, but some how I can't do that. My paintings grow organically, layer on layer as I build the base structure and then tear it apart or add on or take away... like the TIKI: I got a good wood grain flow going... now it's being beaten up, gouged, weathered, cracked, soon I will lay in semi-transparent layers of green like sea mold has latched onto the wood. I think of this as me being Father Time, taking a fresh beautifully carved tiki, now, I destroy it.
Step 14

The long slow way to paint an old tiki, but it makes sense in my creative cycle. I build and then tear down. More work, but I can see where it'd look better weatherized and worn. I find things I would not have thought of at first sketch. And I discovered one basic rule - the longer I get to spend time painting on a very an object in a painting, the better I will make it look, This is especially important when it comes to Tikis. They should be painted slowly, with love and care and I savor every bit. Making sure it all looks just right.


But, Sneakytiki, no vote on the Hole in da' head? What should be on this tiki's mind? A Skull? A gold Skull? A gold Skull with gem eyes - sort of Indiana Jonesy mythology thrown in there? Maybe one BIG jewel? A living Eye? What hasn't been done? Whatdouyouthink?
aloha-
B


 
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Heath
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Posted: 2012-03-18 2:29 pm   Permalink

Why not an emerald?
A precious stone that would also tie in the green, just a thought.

Also a question, why is the face of the tiki two different colors when the light is coming from directly below?
I would think the shading would be working its way up as opposed to across.
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Bruddah Bear
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Posted: 2012-03-18 2:55 pm   Permalink


Brad,

Dynamite work (as always)

Quote:
On 2012-03-17 20:26, Tiki Shark Art wrote:

And the hole in his head? What to go in there? A Skull? Gold Skull? Gold Skull with gem eyes? Whatdoyathink?




How about a ghoulish green zombie head to tie back in with the theme?

Keep doin' what'cha do, bra.


Bear



 
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2012-03-18 10:36 pm   Permalink

Brad, you know I would paint brains in the hole...but I don't know if that's very Tiki Shark? ;P

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-03-18 11:21 pm   Permalink

Gort! oh wait thats for another time, Looks great Brad...

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2012-03-19 08:33 am   Permalink

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Also a question, why is the face of the tiki two different colors when the light is coming from directly below?




I know that question. Brad started making his tikis a few painting back all to be a two tone type tiki. That's a tongue twister. His Nine O Cat painting had a wood side and a stone side if I can remember correctly. More challenging and more variety I guess but Brad could enlighten on that part.
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2012-03-19 6:44 pm   Permalink

Could do a bird in that hole. I favorite Bosko picture of mine was one with a bird I think. This painting has that Adam and Eve "here have this" and a snake would cement that but doubt you want that.
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-03-19 7:35 pm   Permalink

Lost Soul's Brad!

 
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Makiki Tiki
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Posted: 2012-03-21 12:03 am   Permalink

I was in Kona yesterday and made sure to visit the Wyland gallery to see your work in person. Awesome stuff!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-22 11:30 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Hey Thanks everybody for all the cool ideas... I went round and round a bit, then went with the Indiana Jones choice and put in a Golden Skull. I always like the idea of discovering lost or cursed treasure...
Heath - good question!
teaKEY - Good answer!
I'm still sort of discovering what the two tones of the split tiki mean really, myself. It all started when I was at "the Place of Refuge" here on the big island, and one of the tikis there nearly has a split all the way down it. That visual idea started bouncing around in my head then. Then It was a little about a Warm light source and a cold light source. then it started being about texture like teaKEY said. I think it still is alot about texture, (I love lots of texture on tikis) but also the weathering of wood. Moldy or discolored old trees and logs have started to intrigue me. I always like it when artist's take a human protait and work in different skin tones, green shadows, red noses.... I guess that started to manifest in my tiki weathering concepts.
On this tiki... it's sort of more subtle now after I layed in some more brown tones to unify it more... I'll get some better shots up when there's some sun light tomorrow.

Working up a big strange orchid in the foreground. then I gotta figure out how all the flora will look behind the elements and bring them together.
More laters!
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-23 7:53 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!

Step 16...

The Tiki...

Closer look at the golden skull.
Now to paint some exotic orchids!
Laters!
Brad~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-27 2:22 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Step 17 - after all the fun I had at the shows at the Royal Kona Resort and the Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery, it's back to some real studio time and getting this painting done!

Heres a look at the mostly finished part...sky, sunset, cartoon moon, Trader Vics...

Worked in more flora behind everything... roughed out the orchids, the girls iosnstill justan underpainting, and so id the mug, so lots of work to do there... so I better get to it!
ALOHA!



 
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Posted: 2012-03-27 2:27 pm   Permalink

Looking awesome Brad!!

 
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