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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-04-14 09:24 am   Permalink

Aloha Brad!

This ones gonna be the best yet. I don't know how you manage to top yourself each time, but that seems to be the pattern.

Gotta say I miss the Tiki's "Sneeky eyes" and overbite from the original sketch (my fiancee agrees). Nautilus shell eyes are a great idea but maybe for a different painting. It just changes the mood of the piece too dramatically for me. The original tiki looked potentially dangerous which in turn made me wonder if that sly wahine is offering a welcome drink or some sort of drugged potion! Likewise, Is that party in the background to welcome the viewer as a guest of honor or perhaps they're just happy that dinner has arrived? (...which would explain the hidden pile of human skulls!)







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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-04-14 3:47 pm   Permalink

Hank is on the money...I kinda liked the old eyes too. I think the overall mood of the tiki has swung from dark to light with the changes. There are already two spiral shells in the pic (one being the light source), and the original deep eyes with the inset scallops balanced nicely with the other elements. Regardless of my nitpicking, I'm sure this one is gonna be beautiful. You know how much I like the sketch!
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TikiFool
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Joined: Apr 09, 2007
Posts: 29
From: Connecticut, U.S.A.
Posted: 2007-04-14 7:38 pm   Permalink

Don't change a thing.

The mood of the sketch benefitted from the shading.

The thin canvas lines are just a beginning. I can easily envision the spiral eyes as being more demonic... further down the road.

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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-04-14 8:12 pm   Permalink

I preferred the original eyes as well. Now that I see the other people posting I guess I'll take courage and add my comment.

Much love, peace owt,

S T
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-04-15 8:24 pm   Permalink

Looking awesome! These are just getting better and better I like the new eyes myself!
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2007-04-15 8:34 pm   Permalink

I think you should make him cross-eyed....
Or maybe with a Lazy eye.....
Do what you do,it'll be great no matter what!
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
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Posted: 2007-04-15 8:59 pm   Permalink

Or maybe with a Lazy eye.....

Bad idea, lazy eye is not an improvement.



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2007-04-17 11:47 am   Permalink

Aloha TC,
I was forced into actually doing real work for the past few days so I couldn't get to TC. Thanks for all the input! REALLY HELPS. I knew when I sketched in the new eyes they did change the look of the tiki drastically. I got that the old eyes gave the tiki a sorta darker look. and, your right, it was the major tone of the piece. I put in the spiral eyes, and it changed the tone. I kinda knew it when I did it, I just wasn't sure if it was an improvement or not. The original idea was something a bit mysterious and perhaps dangerous. After getting your feed back, and mulling it over, maybe spiral shell eyes are nice... in the next painting, I think ... I gotta go look at the canvas again!

Thanks so much!
Big Aloha from the Big Island,
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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 803
From: southern cal
Posted: 2007-04-17 11:53 am   Permalink

TSA, no matter what you end up doing with those eyes, I know it will be incredible! Love your tonal studies! Wow!
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Posted: 2007-04-17 12:27 pm   Permalink



Thanks congatiki! That is the coolest thing!
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2007-04-17 7:28 pm   Permalink

You are a true inspiration to us all Brad!
Great work Congatiki!
Brad needs 1 carving per painting at least!


 
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frostiki
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
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From: Mobile, AL
Posted: 2007-04-20 12:55 pm   Permalink

I've been out for a while (the puppy tried to steal my soul) but the sketches look great, and the carving is most impressive too.
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 2765
From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2007-04-20 3:07 pm   Permalink

Yeah yeah yeah! Da art is lookin' ever so tight as always Tiki Shark! You are layin' down some eye poppin' zazz. I can't wait to see some of it in person when I hit your area code in a couple short weeks!

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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2538
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-04-20 8:05 pm   Permalink

I always come back to look at that painting, makes me giggle after a few mai tais.
Thanks for slipping me into your thread and thanks LLT and Frostiki for yer compliments.

There will be prints available, right?


 
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Big Hodad-dy Reid
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Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 47
From: Lexington, KenTIKI! area
Posted: 2007-04-21 05:32 am   Permalink

Just to throw my .02 cents in, I like how hodadhank explained his preference and I agree. But seeing your other work I know that your execution will determine the mood of the painting so I'm not as concerned with the little parts of the concept.

Putting paint on that canvas will probably show you what's needed and I cannot wait to see it in full color! Hopefully you can get to it soon. Looking forward to it!
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