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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2007-01-30 8:15 pm   Permalink

Hey Tiki Shark- What cool and beautiful drawings! You have a great style even with the sketches... Sometimes my rough sketches are just that - very rough! These here are art pieces in themselves....
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-01-30 10:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-01-29 22:36, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
I did talk to the fine art print guy up north. He's getting a photo of #9 for reproduction.



Remarkably good news!


 
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frostiki
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
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From: Mobile, AL
Posted: 2007-01-31 07:00 am   Permalink

You suck and I hate you, I hate you, I hate you. I don't care if you got me over my fear of the dreaded sn-eel. I want drawing lessons, but I hate you. I'm going to cry myself in to a coma while looking at website code now. Did I mention you suck.

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Clarita
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Posted: 2007-01-31 09:49 am   Permalink

Wow incredible sketches! great style from the very beginning, congrats!!

 
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IsleConch
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
Posts: 166
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2007-01-31 4:26 pm   Permalink

WOW Shark..can you teach me how to imagine such scenes so I can put it on paper??? Your paintings just keep gettin better.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2007-02-01 12:08 am   Permalink

Grog - I'm honored. (prints Will be available one day...)
Mctiki - Can you be my body guard and follow me around, and like push people out of the way and stuff? Cool!
Sneakytiki - Thank you!
Hewy - I not answering cause I've been told that a little bit of mystery is better than spelling things out. And becuase you mentioned the bubbles again.
Sam! Love your stuff! You art master you! I really like your web site too. Hypnotiki is awesome! my other fav is the Kona Club sign. I can't believe you finger paint!
Hodadhank - I'm glad to hear you think so. I'm a bit nervous - what if I don't sell enough to justify the cost? (worry worry)
Frostiki -Are you like bucking for grog's old job?
Clarita - Thank you!
Isle Conch - Weeeeellll, Ken said that when I was sick with this cold that I should take a bunch of cold medicine and sketch while I was all doped up. And it sort of worked! Go ahead kids, try it at home, it's fun!

So, here's the screwy start.
THE Transfer of the sketch to the canvas. Well, I always screw up getting the sketch on the canvas looking as good as the sketch on the paper. I've never figured out a good way to do this yet. I COULD do it the easy way buy a "Lucy" and be a good ILLUSTRATOR and just project the sketch onto the canvas and draw it on perfectly - but I'm sort of cheep and a few ARTIST friends who paint a lot told me "Hey, be an artist and Just free hand draw it on!"
Riiight...

So, now I'm getting all artsy and I decided I would try to be like Todd Schorr and "tone" my canvas with a "Wash" of Raw Sienna.
Of course, I screwed it by messing up the sketch I was trying to transfer to the "toned" canvas. First, Instead of sketching in pencil like I normally do, I tried sketing over the wash with a darker wash of Raw Umber. Problem, I messed up the brushy Raw Umber sketch. So I had to go back over my "tone Wash" with white gesso, then wait for that to dry, then "tone wash" it again. Then sketch it again.
Of course, I screwed it up again.

Man, I've drawn that stupid puppy twice, and gesso-ed over it twice (just not cute and Keen enough yet). Once over the "fire pit" (it was too high up). And twice over the tiki - (He was leaning - then I got the perspective on his face wrong) Now, I'm just working the tiki up with some of the Raw Umber mixed with white. Meaning I'm just sliding into the Raw Umber tonal under painting.

Do you think Todd Schorr goes through all this? Probably not. Actually I think Todd Schorr is so good now that he just farts and great art magically appears.



Thanks for wataching, and Aloha from the Big Island!

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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-02-01 01:24 am   Permalink

TSA, I've always avoided the old projector trick as well, but with your detailed compositions, I dunno, I wouldn't blame you, although it's admirable that you freehand it again.

You're just getting used to the whole underpainting process, once you get it down it's not so bad. Sometimes it adds alot of depth to the painting as in when u leave xparent areas like in your underwater painting, if u paint all opaque, it's just a waste of paint, but of course you know that.

If I'm going to do an underpainting and want to do it right the 1st time (I'm lazy/impatient and usually don't underpaint), I'll use a vine charcoal stick to put in some basic outlines before painting in the outlines in earth tone so I don't underpaint all over the place and have to start over. If you make a mistake the charcoal blows or dusts off easier than the burnt umber, real easy, and the beauty of it (at least in oils) is that the burnt umber paint picks up the charcoal dust pretty imperceptibly, I think this works in acrylics too. If u left a pencil outline/mark in a xparent or xluscent area the pencil marks (graphite pencil) would show through rather than dissolving into the paint like charcoal does.

....Now I'll take my finger paints an give Picasso some advice on painting, lol!

TSA rocks the brush!
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frostiki
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From: Mobile, AL
Posted: 2007-02-01 07:20 am   Permalink

I wasn't intentionally bucking for Grog's old job, but I'll take it. Admiration through sarcasm is the way for me, I figure I'll eventually wear you down to the point where you say OK, fine, enough already. Is it working?

Man, I really have to get off of my butt and start doing stuff again, instead of just saying I'm going to.
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-02-01 6:34 pm   Permalink

Mistakes are fine to make, just make sure you learn (and therefore improve) from them. As far as the projector vs. sketching - I dont think it matters much if you were to use a projector. You're only taking it off your own original image, its not like you're tracing a Shag figure or anything like that. Although I could just be saying that to minimise the time for each artwork so we get to see more...
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-02-01 10:09 pm   Permalink

Hey TC~
Wow, big storm hit Kona today. Rain Rain and more Rain! Wonderful,, all the windows wide open, Don Tiki on the stereo, and painting. But then, more guests arrived! It's all good. (as they say) But, I got about only half as much done as I wanted...
Sneakytiki -Vein charcoal, wow - you are a true artist. Perhaps I should try that.
Frostiki - Yeah, get to work!
Hewey - Projecting a Shag design, huh? Hmmm Maybe I WILL get a "Lucy"!

Thanks ~
Aloha from the Big wet Island!
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joontiki
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Joined: Nov 22, 2006
Posts: 11
From: Vancouver area, BC, Canada
Posted: 2007-02-02 8:10 pm   Permalink

SOLD! Ok, sign me up for one-a-them-there Sunken Tiki Prints! My email is joontiki@yahoo.ca. Gimme a shout when you're ready for me to send you some moolah!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-02-02 9:59 pm   Permalink

Thanks! I'll keep u posted on the whole print thing.

Here's today's -Looking messy. That cute puppy is weirding me out! Must make it even cuter so the joke works, I think. A bit interrupted, taking our house guests to see sea turtles lounging on the beach... rain this morning, but turned into a clear a beautiful day.
Aloha ~
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hala_kahiki
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 116
From: Parkland, FL
Posted: 2007-02-02 11:29 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-02-01 00:08, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
Do you think Todd Schorr goes through all this? Probably not. Actually I think Todd Schorr is so good now that he just farts and great art magically appears.



hahaha!! that made me laugh so hard! I swear, he really is just plain amazing, one of my favorite artists.

and of course, you kick so much ass! keep it up!


 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-02-03 1:36 pm   Permalink

TSA,
I don't think your re-gesso-ing the tiki several times was such a bad deal, sometimes an extra millimeter of paint really helps a subject in the foreground of a painting 'pop' forward in a more powerful way, and so far it seems like this guys got a little extra 3D, in your face quality. This could be my imagination, but I've seen it before in paintings. Regardless of whether I'm smoking crack on that 3D issue or not, this painting looks really fun so far.

ST
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-02-05 12:54 am   Permalink

Hala Kahiki- Thanks! Glad to know someone shares my warped sense of humor.
Sneakytiki- "Yeah, 3-D painting! I could build up glazes endlessly...
Hey, got my artist's proof for the Giclee for #9 (colors are dead on!) and I got #9 back.

Hpoing to put in some good hours this week.....
Aloha from the grey and overcast big Island.
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