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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
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Posted: 2007-06-06 03:02 am   Permalink

Hey cool! Now we're talkin art!
Yep, I noticed the "tednugent" where the girl's flower curves right into the top of her head. Weird how I didn't see it till just now! It jumps out at me now. Thanks fer the pointers!
Here's 2 nites work...

I was working on the cave wall, and the cave flowers. What's strange is I took a flower and used it as ref, and when I painted from that they came out looking totally wrong. I then just painted the others freehand, and they came out looking better. However, now that I look at them, ... er.... these must be the "Exotic Cave Sphincter Flowers of Hawaii" we've all heard about! Sheesh! Hmmm... might alter them a bit more...
Thanks so much everyone!
Aloha from the volcano!
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Posted: 2007-06-07 9:43 pm   Permalink

Aloha TC,
Hey everyone, so sorry If I'm not answering everyone's very kind comments. Tiki Shark Inc inc is going through yet another design cycle as we pick up clients for what used to be our "off season". This is good, cause now we can get paid during the half of the year when we used to go hungry. It's also bad, cause we're working like rabid weasels to keep up. And squeezing in painting time is well.. it's everything really! All that and I blame My Space. Anyways, what I mean to say is without all your support, I'm not sure I'd be doing this, at least this well. Thanks.
I know, blah blah blah, here's da painting...

I also had the great pleasure to do some art for the AMAZING Tikiyaki Orchestra. Here's what it will, sort of , look like on the upcoming CD. I wanted to do a full on painting, but we didn't find each other till only a week before the final art deadline. I'm just happy I got to be a small part of such an important and fine Exotica album. ( album? or CD?) I did some original art for the liner notes, but I'm not showing that. I promised the only way folks can see that is by getting the CD.


Big Aloha from the Big Island~
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2007-06-07 10:03 pm   Permalink

Looking good for the rough draft. A collection of songs is always going to be an album even if it's on CD or MP3 so yeah album!

 
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Posted: 2007-06-09 8:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks Sneakytiki!
Here's the latest. Just work on the "cartoony" moon and the magic sea shell the lobster is holding.


Big Aloha from the erupting volcano!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-06-09 9:29 pm   Permalink

That Moon looks Great Brad! This whole piece is slowly coming to life!
Is that Wahine wearing any drawers? Sorry about all your other non-art distractions,but you know that old saying...
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2007-06-10 11:20 am   Permalink

Hey Tiki Shark-

This whole painting is a thing of beauty with a lot going on. I'm a sucker too for the way you paint the moon and the stars - I like the whole galactic angle.

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Tiki Kaimuki
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Posted: 2007-06-10 3:22 pm   Permalink

Tiki Shark,
I've really enjoyed watching the progress of this painting. Every time you show an update I can't believe it actually got better than the last. Will prints be made available when this beauty is finished?
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TikiFool
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Posted: 2007-06-12 3:06 pm   Permalink

Tiki Shark,

Suddenly I'm realizing what a challenge it is going to be coloring this lastest masterpiece.

On one hand, you don't want it to be too busy. On the other hand, you don't want to lose nary a detail.

I can't wait to see what you do.

On an unrelated note, I believe Pauly had Tony whacked.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-06-22 8:41 pm   Permalink

Aloha TC,
... and welcome to painting in S L O W M O T I O N! Sorry, I've been hip deep in new clients and towels. but, can't complain, cause it's paying the bills. I just gotta be more like Ken and work AFTER I work.

Started the color, finally!

Da Moon. I actually touched it up with some pearlescent tinting. In some light it looks cool and has a nifty shimmer to it, it other it looks really clunky silver paint. Not sure If I'll leave it. It may get in the way when it's scanned to become a print. Anyone had any experience with pearlescent goo?
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Howland
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Posted: 2007-06-22 9:19 pm   Permalink

WOW WOW WOW HOLY COW! This is shaping up superbly. I started checking this thread occasionally to see what you were gonna do to this as time went by. But like a good movie, I could never tell where you were going with it, but always delightfully surprized!
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suburbanpagan
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Posted: 2007-06-23 6:19 pm   Permalink

Looking fantastic, TSA! Can't wait to see the next installment!

 
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Posted: 2007-06-23 9:07 pm   Permalink

Surf-N-Turf, and Surburbanpagan, Tiki fool, and everyone, thanks!
You know, I'm still not sure about this whole underpainting thing. Here I am trying to build up color washes, but it feels more like I'm just overpainting in color. Perhaps I'm not ready for color washes and layers. Next painting I may not go this route, and go back to direct color. Would be faster!



You can see it the detail that I left a tad of the underpainting on the clouds to show through. Good? Could I have just applied a little burnt umber to a regular painting to get much the same effect? Oh well, it's a learning process as they say.
Aloha from the erupting volcano!
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sirginn
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Posted: 2007-06-24 10:02 am   Permalink

Looking good Brad, it is really coming alive with the color!

 
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Posted: 2007-06-24 11:02 am   Permalink

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Da Moon. I actually touched it up with some pearlescent tinting. In some light it looks cool and has a nifty shimmer to it, it other it looks really clunky silver paint. Not sure If I'll leave it. It may get in the way when it's scanned to become a print. Anyone had any experience with pearlescent goo?


Hey Brad!
Pearlescents,metallics,puff paint,unsmooth paint texture on the canvas-they are all the enemies of fine art prints! Couldn't even tell you how many hours and $$$ went into cleaning off the glare hi-lights and how the shines actually affected the areas of color around it! Now, when i do a print,you shoot it first-then add all the fangdoodles and shiny stuff after you have it recorded.
the cool thing is that you can hand embellish the print to mimic the metallic/pearl/whatever you add to it and it makes the print special! Hope that helps....
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You can see it the detail that I left a tad of the underpainting on the clouds to show through. Good? Could I have just applied a little burnt umber to a regular painting to get much the same effect? Oh well, it's a learning process as they say.


There's a consistency and glow you get with the underpainting that is hard to achieve...Brueghel rocked the underpainting.you can even see his sketch lines here and there/Bosch too! It is a learning process and you have to try new stuff/new mediums/new style...That's why a sketchbook and a block of good watercolor paper are essential/do ink studies/try different ways of mixing mediums/flow improvers/etc. But while you're doing that,don't be afraid to try a different way of lighting,a different way to draw a cloud or a figure...What i'm saying to you buddy is PLAY!!!! PLAYPLAYPLAY! Be like a kid and do things that would make the art scholars cringe...and then amaze them by pulling it off!
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You know, I'm still not sure about this whole underpainting thing. Here I am trying to build up color washes, but it feels more like I'm just overpainting in color. Perhaps I'm not ready for color washes and layers. Next painting I may not go this route, and go back to direct color. Would be faster!


Well it seems as if you have mastered this technique pretty well...actually very well! If you r next painting is a direct color-really pay attention and see what results you like best for certain things....ie: for skin tones-you could underpaint to give it that glow-but the dense palms in the background could be direct color! I think whatever you do,it has the Brad Magic Touch and will shine far above and beyond! Keep rockin and don't be impatient!


 
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Posted: 2007-06-24 1:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks for rthe wise words Ken!
Yeah, I may go to a direct color on back grounds and then try a layered effect on other areas of more importance. Flesh and tikis perhaps.
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