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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
TikiDaye
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Joined: Mar 26, 2010
Posts: 148
From: Colorado, USA
Posted: 2012-04-29 6:49 pm   Permalink

Brad,

Congrats on your Spectrum selection! Very cool and well deserved...

Tiki vs Godzilla is looking terrific... Lots of color and great action. Love that the beach babe is just lounging about as the future if the planet is being decided in the background.

What's going on with "Bongo Cat"? Any updates?

Keep rocking those paints!

Peace,
Jason


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-04-29 7:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-04-22 16:03, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
danlovestikis - thanks so much. That magazine means a lot to me. I have every issue! I think it was key in bringing the tiki-subculture together in recent years. And a key stone to our underground international tiki tribe. All hail big Kahuna Nick Camera editor in chief of the WORD o' TIKI!
Painting in prodress...
BIG TIKI VS GODZILLA
Step 9:

Working on the beach babe. Thinking where some nice palm trees might go. and some tropical flowers in the fore ground.
more to come...
aloha & Mahalo!
Brad tiki-shark Parker



I think I dated her........


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2012-05-01 1:21 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
TikiDaye - thanx! Bongo Cat is "in da' works" It BETTER be since the original already SOLD, AND #1 giclee on canvas has SOLD as well... all I got to to do is finish painting the darned thing!

tobunga, and tribe, here's the latest on TIKI VS GODZILLA

palms in, now for the flowers.
The Girl on the beach? Atomic Tiki Punk - maybe did date her! Her name is Lisa, likes surfing, rides a hog (the varoom varoom kind not the oink-oink kind), and she came by last night to see how it was looking. A great laugh, a beautiful smile, and legs way up to there! She also posed for

"Zombie Tiki Girl"

ALOHA!



 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-05-01 6:20 pm   Permalink

Wow! TIKI VS GODZILLA is looking awesome Brad!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-05-03 11:53 pm   Permalink

THANKS!
Still putting small tweaks on "Zombie Tiki Girl" - so small I may be obsessing and I may be the only one who notices...but it feels more complete now. So.. that's a good thing. (in an admittedly obsessive artist kinda way)




I'm now in the last bit on TIKI VS GODZILLA

I'm gonna finish this darn-blasted-flower tonight if it kills me!
ALOHA
B~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-05-05 12:55 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
So, check out what some one had done during their vacation to Hawaii!

I gotta say I am honored - Mister Mai Tai as a Tattoo! Wow!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-05-06 8:51 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Worked on the flowers (STILL) sheesh.... frickin' flowers are so freaking complex... but look nice in the final painting... (right?) she is one wacky looking wahine....
So here's what that super big full moon looked like last last night from Kona. Didn't seem bigger...but sure was bright!

ALOHA!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-05-08 8:08 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
(this ones for you Tobunga!)

Well, it's about done. I just saw a few details I forgot. Like the things that stick out of the middle of exotic flowers and little things like that, but other than that I think it's done! (WHEW!)

She is one interesting tourist... this idea started as a riff on that vintage "Hawaiiana" image that was popular in the 40's, of a girl in a grass skirt on the beach strumming a ukelele.

Here's a better look-see at TIKI VS GODZILLA. The Big G was a lot of fun to paint. Took a few tries befroe I got the right "look" of the version I was painting - the extra long back finned "mean" looking Godzilla from "Godzilla 2000". Then I threw in some of the more fantastic effects of his "melt down" from the movie "Godzilla VS Destroyah"... (theres lots of great visual stuff in that epic everything-blows-up-real-good-ultra-puppet-show)

So just a few touches left. Then It's done and will be posted up on the La Luz De Jesus web site for SALE at the big ART Show on July 6th.
Here's a link to the gallery's web site for more info on the show:
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Parker/TikiShark2012.htm
If you're in LA, drop in and give it a gander! Hope 2 see you there! Really! I hope I can get a few of the tiki tribe to come on out for opening night. (Did I mention to you that I keep having this nightmare that I'm at my big art show at La Luz and no one shows up, and I don't have half my paintings done, and the ones done are all crappy, and I'm standing there all alone, wearing only my Spider-man under pants)

Anyways, if you can make it to the opening, GREAT, they are usually very fun! It's "La Luz de Jesus Gallery", and the hardcore L.A. hipster art crowd that usually attends is as much fun to look at as the art on the walls.

If you can't make it, no worries.... I'll just be there... alone ... in my underpants... crying.

ALOHA!



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Professor G
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From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2012-05-08 8:21 pm   Permalink

Brad, I've enjoyed this one since the first sketch you showed us. It's amazing.

 
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anthonymaye
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Joined: Apr 26, 2012
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From: Sacramento, CA
Posted: 2012-05-10 6:47 pm   Permalink

congrats on the spread in the tiki mag love your art by the way!!!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-05-13 2:47 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Professor G - Thank you so much, you don't How how much kind words are getting me through the end perp for the big show. This was a fun project, but it could very easily have fallen flat.

anthonymaye - Thank you! That magazine really got me in contact with the whole Tiki underground subculture... it helped me find the other freaks like me... and was big in jump starting my career as a tiki artist.


OK
Done!

"Tiki Vs Godzilla"
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 30"
$5,000.00

Big G

Big Wahine
check out the up coming tiki art show here:
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Parker/TikiShark2012.htm
ALOHA!


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-05-13 3:37 pm   Permalink

Love it, Brad!

 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2012-05-13 5:35 pm   Permalink

Dang Diddley Dang!
All HAil!!!!!
Turned out wonderful and Godzilla never looked better!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-05-23 8:52 pm   Permalink

BIG MAHALO TIKI TRIBE!
...and now on to "BONGO CAT"!

Roughing in the TIKI-BONGO ...lots more to come.
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-06-08 9:40 pm   Permalink

A-Lo-Ha Tiki Tribe!!!
Okee DoKEE....
/here's finally, the next posting of the in progress of Bongo Cat.

Step 8... Fur Fur Fur Fur Yummy Yummy Fur............ Endless hours of tiny brush strokes making the FUR look like ...er... FUR! EEEGHAAG!

The cool fun tiki in the jungle is all done!

And the BONGO is all done.... and YES... Bongo Cat got ahold of the bongo also use by the WereWolf of Waikiki for those of you are are watching closely. Except, this is a slightly enhanced version. Always gotta try to make it better ya' know.
And thus the reason why I have not posted in a loooooopng time: I am nervous about making an image good enough to hang along side TIKI CAT. This painting is already sold to the art patron who has TIKI CAT in his ultra-swank underground art collection, and I KNOW this will be a book end piece to the now famous TC.....sooooo ..... BONGO CAT's gotta be as good or BETTER! (eek!)

Here's the ART SHOW Where Bongo Cat will make his world appearance before he is swept away to the above mentioned private collection to only be seen during swank cocktail parties where art is discoursed and discussed for many hours.
It's at "La Luz" in Hollywood/Silver Lake.... fun swank kitchy birthplace of Low Brow art! Openings at La Luz are always fun... hope 2 C U there!
ALOHA!
(DAMN FUR! How the freeaking hell did I paint all that FUR!)


 
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