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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-09-30 11:20 am   Permalink

Thanks!
Here's the latest

Starting to put in the view out his window. Still needs a record player - and a ghostly tiki rising up out of it.
More to come!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-09-30 9:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Working on the Cat in da' Hotel room painting…. working out all these wood boards and general lighting, Did some sketching on the Ghost-Tiki that will be raising up outa' a old record player….
Here's the canvas with some smoothing out of brush strokes... Thinking of the sea and a wave and water on the beach… getting Diamond Head right ( and everyone whos been to Honolulu knows what that famous old volcano looks like so I GOTTA' get it right or folks will notice !) stuff and such…

Here's some sketches on what the Ghost -tiki should look like…

A tiki with Ghost-Sharks and Flaming Skulls hovering around it? Maybe….

Or that idea with a "ghostly tail" like in the old 1930's Popeye Cartoons? That way he (or it) can be directly coming up out of the record like the visual gag of music coming out of a record. Getting there…

More later!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-09-30 9:42 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki-Tribe!

…and here's tonight's sunset from the Big Island!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-10-01 10:05 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki-Tribe!
Happy October 1st! or as they call it in Hawaii "'OKAKOPA"!
To celebrate I'm gonna sell something seasonal every day this month - or try to.
Today's offering is a classic "giclee" before they were ever called Giclee - they were called "Nash Editions" (yeah, the guy from Crosby Stills NASH and young) he worked with Iris Printers to make 'em bigger , better, and with many many more inks jets! You can see special embossing in the beautiful heavy paper declaring it as "A NASH Edition"! (swanky!)
I worked with NASH at the Beach in So Cal making the first real Art-Prints to come out of "Computer Art".

This one is called "LIMESTONE" (the name of the comic book like monster) …it was total Sci-Fi Horror/comic-book theme - much like the computer games In was making back then:the print is of a monster in battle with a Wolverine-Like Comic book character. No original painting was made - Just a computer painting. . Painted in Photo-shop with a Mouse! (like painting with a bar of soap while looking in a mirror!) There only 3 prints of "LIMESTONE" left in my studio vaults, the digital file was lost long ago! No more will ever be printed out.

So here ya' go…...
Purchase one of the very first historical "Giclees" . or as they were known back then "Nash Editions" - made by a rock star, (and me.)

"LIMESTONE"
16" x 11"
A/P
Signed, Numbered 1 of 3
"A NASH Edition" on beautiful heavy, museum, artsy, paper. (Paper was picked out by "Nash".)
$150.00

…AND since it's the High-Holiday of "HAWAII-WEEN", A FREE piece of Holiday-Art is also offered!
A real-deal-original sketch from my latest painting - "Hotel Honolulu Haunted Hootenanny"; This Here's a pencil study of the "Haunt" playing a ukulele.

If you buy the Ultra Rare "NASH Edition" you get this cool swanky spook totally FREE!

Message me. or e-mail me at
brad@tikishark.com or at info@tikishark.com.
First come, first gets it!

Happy Haunting!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-10-05 4:07 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki-Tribe!
Happy October 5th!
Check the Tiki market place for news on getting a museum quality giclee that's perfect for the season!

Monsters on Vacation!
It's a popular combination of 4 very sought after paintings - the four classic monsters …on vacation in Hawaii.
Sammy Hagar has asked to use them in a promotion of a Halloween event he's doing this year at one or more of his fine drinking establishments! (or so my agent tells me)
I now offer a awesome high quality giclee art print of them to you….
Take a stroll through the Tiki Market place and give 'em a look see!

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Posted: 2014-10-07 8:27 pm   Permalink

I bought my "Limestone" in 1993 and I'm looking at it now hanging on my wall. Personally, I would not saddle it with the term "computer graphix." It's simply a masterpiece.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-10-08 1:16 pm   Permalink

Tikifool!
Awwwwww…. Thanks! You are a man of great taste! It was quite an endeavor… I remember "painting it" with what seemed like a bar of soap while looking in a Mirror…. (a regular wired mouse and looking up at a computer screen!)


 
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Posted: 2014-10-08 1:26 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Todays Tiki Art in progress….
Fighting with the Cat in the haunted hotel Honolulu!
Did some sketch work after I work up in the middle of the night with ideas bouncing round my head.

The original sketch is a tad worn and "shows much love" now as it's been used as reference.

After talking to the artist who inspired this painting, we agreed it should show "My version" of cartoon cats…this led to a dream that my cat my not have a Micky-Mouse glove, but a fingerless Low-Brow Glove instead…

The light sours will be a sunset coming in da' window… with a classic wave on Waikiki Beach…

Here's where we are now…. the rooms starting to RAWK!

The wave is giving me a little trouble…but I thin this monochrome is about to loose it's usefulness

Here you can see the cartoon glove in it's low-brow state. Problem is it's complex and doesn't "READ" quickly. So color should help…

So it's starting to happen…still need a "old timey record player". It's been hard to pin down exactly what form a 1930's record player technology looked like… the net jumps around a lot!
The light and color will all be coming in the window…into a black and white 1930's cartoon room.
Never tried this idea, should be interesting…. (fingers crossed!)
ALOHA!



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-10-08 2:36 pm   Permalink

I think his house is being swept out to sea with him playing on. It sure is rockin and rollin. Wendy
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Posted: 2014-10-08 6:52 pm   Permalink

yeah, that wave is getting bigger and bigger If this hotel is a rocking (on da' aves) don't bother Knocking!

Hey Frankenstein goes Hawaiian is very poplar this season!
Sammy Hagar is using him on a menu, and
he's featured in a science fiction podcast!
http://esopodcast.com/earth-station-one-episode-235-frankenstein/

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Posted: 2014-10-08 7:07 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki-Tribe!
The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898). It became famous for causing mass panic, although the extent of this panic is debated.
http://vimeo.com/107454954


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Posted: 2014-10-11 9:48 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki-Tribe!

Still painted my 1930's haunted honolulu hotel room…
Now how do you paint a record so it looks like a record and not a floppy uncooked pizza?

Perspective…the evil word that sends chills through all art students.

I plotted out the perspective lines on a circle laying down.

And then kept painting the edges till it "looked right"

And kept painting…

And then painted some more…

more painting to come….. (!?)

i think it's getting close. .. maybe…

Things that still gotta' be worked out
1.) ghost tiki - being transparent coming out of the record player speaker.
2. the uke the ghost - tiki is playing being solid NOT transparent (that just came to me last night)
3.) The color and the light all coming in from there one light source the sunset out side the window.
4.) making Diamond head look like diamond head
5.) Making there wave on waikiki beach look like a wave on waikiki beach…
6.) Notice I changed back rom there fingerless gloves back to full fingered gloves.


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Posted: 2014-10-12 11:08 am   Permalink

Bradley! Coming along Famously!
Love the idea of the natural world outside
affecting the lighting inside the Max-Fleischer land room!
It's comforting to know that all us arteests have the same toils
and troubles and problem solving when it comes to producing masterworks!
Your curiosity,enthusiasm,and talent seem to be designed to tackle this one!
Cannot wait to see,as this baby comes to LIFE!
RAWK!


 
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Posted: 2014-10-15 07:29 am   Permalink

Thanks little lost tiki - Always nice hearing your sage words… helps when I hit the rough parts.

Here's the first color in the sunset….

And a bit more of that orange y glow…
Got this in the mail - talk about inspiration! Sheesh Dig this new piece from Low Brow Master Todd Schorr :Atomic Vacation"
Truly jaw-dropping amazing!

This guy's work changed me forever… it still is!


 
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Posted: 2014-10-16 01:34 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Working on the Sky for the Sun-Set out the window of the Hotel Honolulu…

I wanna give another go at the Sky I did in "Diga Diga Doo"…I like the wavy clouds, and the Twinkie shaped clouds in front of them.
And I wanna do extra wet and cartoony water drops on the beach.


 
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