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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
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Posted: 2015-01-14 02:50 am   Permalink

Thank you Wendy… I'm working on a painting of the "Night Marchers" and I find painting them during the witching hour helps get me in the mood!


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Posted: 2015-01-16 4:32 pm   Permalink

Happy Aloha Friday Tiki Tribe!

Tiki Cat Agrees!

Still working out the exact perspective of M.C. Esher's unending stairs.

I think the stairs are looking fairly good…I may still take out a few in the front.

More laters….

"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii, the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
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Posted: 2015-01-16 11:15 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Did a drawing of the light sources on the Night Marchers.

I thought it might be neat to have lava glowing at the bottom of the stone well-temple-thing the stairs are build on.
So we have
1.) the Sunset.
2.) the lava glow.
3.) I'm thinking that each night marcher will have some sort of item that will emit a light - like a torch, or a glowing torch-flower, flaming skull.etc…
all these light sources could be complex. So I gotta give this a little thought.

ALOHA!


 
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Posted: 2015-01-17 02:49 am   Permalink

Aloha tiki tribe, here's abetter pic of da study.



 
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Posted: 2015-01-17 07:00 am   Permalink

Awesome Brad! Love this especially!

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On 2015-01-16 16:32, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
Happy Aloha Friday Tiki Tribe!

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Posted: 2015-01-17 09:47 am   Permalink




Just a twist of that back foot to have it disappear and you would have looked as off kilter at the stairs. That's a wonderful photo as is the start of your painting.

Wendy
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Posted: 2015-01-18 3:52 pm   Permalink

Aloha and thank you Tiki Tribe!
Doing some sunday morning painting on "A black cat crosses the Path of the Night Marchers".

Just getting the farthest back p[art of the sky in. I want to lay in some clouds over this after I blend it out to be less contest-y. While it's drying, ... now to work on the stone-work in the glowing "lava-pit" in the center of the mysterious stone structure with the "unending stairs" on top of it. This strange stone structure was built in one night by Menehuenes no doubt. There are sone structures strew across the big Island, most unfinished ruins…. the myth is the Menehuenes start to work on these things, and if they cannot finish in one night before the sunrises, they abandon it and never finish it. thus, explains all the old ruins!


 
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Posted: 2015-01-20 02:27 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
OK…now we start shading the stones..

I'm doing the Dar-to-light style of shading, and always trying to keep in mind the light sources.
Now there are two.
1 - the Sunset,
2 - the lava at the bottom to the mysterious structure build no doubt my Menehunes, yet designed by M.C. Escher.

More laters!


 
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Posted: 2015-01-20 11:10 am   Permalink

Wonderful step by steps. This is a really strange and wonderful painting. Wendy

 
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Posted: 2015-01-20 9:26 pm   Permalink

AW YEAH Brad!
Tackling the masters and giving it a lil dose of Paradise!
This one's gonna be reeeeeeal good....

Been doing some subtle experiments around the concept of anamorphism
here's a link to a video about it by the Brothers Quay...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqsiLNxi4Sw&index=15&list=PLXwHgjVohS3h93FmcAZUW-osU0ezqDIwR
WHOOP!

Keep the mana flowing,Brother!
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Posted: 2015-01-27 01:28 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki tribe!
Back from LA. Had a great trip!
Being in the big city got me all energized with dat big city-down-n-gritty RAWKin' art Scene vibe!

LA Mart showroom 504 showed my Tiki-Shark Swag…

Hung out with Billy Meistrell the owner of Body Glove, and saw the statue dedicated to his father & uncle - (the inventors of the neoprene-surfer wet-suit, plus were a couple of the first life guards in sol cal, and many, many, other dive and surfing hall of fame award thing-a-ma-bobs and such…

Bought stuff at the original DIVE N SURF store in Redondo beach, that's just been refurbished, turned into the BG world HQ (up stairs) …
but they have kept all the cool old memorabilia…

Think I got 'em to take on a TIKI tee-shirt design! more on dat later!

plus lots of swanky art.

Great shop - ya' gotta check it out! Da' Greatest Surf-Shop in da' USA! (I'm a-thinking' )
Anyways, saw my lea LA Sunset….

Now headed back to da' Volcanic island I call my digs!
Can't wait to catch up on some TIKI Art!
Be it ever erupting…there's no place like home.


 
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Posted: 2015-01-27 9:02 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Ah…. my first sunset back on da' Island!


 
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Posted: 2015-01-27 9:11 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Oh almost forgot the coolest part of my trip to the big city…. I went to the Don the Beach Combers in Huntington Beach, and at the Marketplace I gotta' see some Cool Cats and Kittens, and I totally SCORED on some awesome Tiki Swag!

Dig this "Lo Pan" (aka actor extraordinaire James Hong) Tiki Mug by the awesome "BOO-TIKI". I was so pleased to place it in a spot of great honor and respect, (guarded by dragons no less) on a shelf in my art studio - yep dats' an autographed photo of Mista' Hong in the Background…. (...and yes, I am a total film-nerd-fan-boy for the movie "Big Trouble in Little China". )
Sweet INDEED!!!!!
Big Mahalo to my Art Agent for nabbing that treasure, "Mahalo-Tiki" for telling him I had my eye on it, and to "Boo-Tiki" for creating it's awesomeness!!

Laters!!
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Posted: 2015-02-05 10:34 am   Permalink

I'm behind and catching up on your fabulous life. I was sorry to miss you at Don's, at least I was lucky that one time.
How's the stairway painting coming? Designing a T-shirt sounds fun and I look forward to the final project. What a beautiful sunset.

Well I better get back to work/play, Wendy
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Posted: 2015-02-09 02:14 am   Permalink

Thanx Dan Loves Tikis - lots going on. The trip to L.A. was good. N' Don the Beach Comber was a hoot - that place is ALWAYS fun!
When I got back to da' island, I had a 3 day design and building EXPO here in Kona on the big Island and sold a bunch of Tiki Art. Seems like lots of local folks now know who I am , and I even got interviewed by the local radio station, and talked about TIKI ART.
Here's that interview:
https://soundcloud.com/keithvachon/feb_07_2015-001

I sold lots of TIKI ART, but had some cool hand re-touched up (highlighted ) prints left over. Check out da' Market place if you like stuff like that and have a need of such in your home Tiki Bar!

On the back is a swanky Certificate of Authenticity.

Talks about where I got the title "The Moon of Manakoora" - the flick from 1937 & Dorothy Lamour.
I tried working on the NIGHT MARCHERS / BLACK CAT painting at the EXPO, but spent most of the time talking to folks, and not really painting.

Laters, though we took a drive by the local K-MART and we saw they were selling my TIKI CAT Towels!
Wow, that's so freaky seeing my art out i the main stream … don't know if I'll EVER get used to that!!

Big Aloha!
B Parker~




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