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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-07-20 3:57 pm   Permalink

Ooooh...love the background! Rrrrawr!
The weathering is looking very authentic Brad, now come on...FINISH IT! I'm in agony here!
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jpmartdog
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Joined: Mar 27, 2005
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From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2007-07-21 07:14 am   Permalink

When are you gonna paint the flavor of the drink - Im dying to see what she's got in da mug!
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7152
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2007-07-21 1:20 pm   Permalink

Dude, it's taking so long to finish this painting, it's like watching paint dry. Oh wait a minute. We are watching paint dry..... never mind.

(P.S. Keep up up the good work you bastard, it's looking awesome.)


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2007-07-23 12:06 pm   Permalink

Aloha TC,
Paipo~Glad u like it. I put her in for you!
JP~It's gotta be some rum drink no doubt!
Grog~I know, I want dis one done too!
So, we had a tropical storm swing through the islands this weekend. Lots of rain! Great display of lighting off the coast late Saturday night! Big Island wise, it feels like we're getting more rain now, then we did in winter. Maybe it's like Monsoon season? So, while the warm rainy gray weather raged, I stayed in and painted a bunch - I painted slimy sea cave walls and skulls.

I didn't want this painting to be about death, so I tried to really push the skulls into the back ground by making them a darker shade. (hmmmm... slimy.)

I have no idea what color the star fish is yet. I think it gotta be in the warm spectrum, cause everything in the cave is in a warm light, as opposed to everything out side is in a cool light. So... orange? Yellow? I gotta figure that out tonight.

Mahalo from the Big Island~

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TikiFool
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Joined: Apr 09, 2007
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From: Connecticut, U.S.A.
Posted: 2007-07-23 5:28 pm   Permalink

Such a pleasure to watch this masterwork blossom.

I've enjoyed the extreme close-ups where I can see the texture of the canvas... it feels like I'm peeking behind the scenes at Disneyland.

The starfish, yes, maybe it needs to be dark, perhaps ruddy, so it doesn't interfere with the tiki.

Tough choice!


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2007-07-23 6:24 pm   Permalink

does ruddy mean ruby? A dark ruby red would be cool but the lobster might be that color. Their are such thing as blue lobster I believe and they are rare and a beauty. With maybe a little mossy green algae on its tail fin.
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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: 2007-07-24 08:27 am   Permalink

Sheesh!
RUDDY? RUBY? BLUE?
All I know is the color is gonna be awesome!
You'tre right on the money Brad,keeping it warm...and cozy...and inviting...
Is it that warmth that drew past explorers into that cave?
Were they also offered the same beverage this siren is holding?
Is it their skulls that line the cave walls today?
Hiding dem bones up in the rafters so unlucky beachcombers won't see them until it's too late?
I like how the title "Moon over Manky-whatever" doesn't describe the theme,only the mood!
21st Century Master you are!
Keep it up Brad,this piece is making huge leaps each session!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-07-25 8:44 pm   Permalink

Aloha TC!
Tikifool~Thanks, and thanks for the advise, (as you can see below I took it.) All these years I've known you, you've always been a great source for direction!
teaKEY~Yeah, I always sorta thought ruddy was kind of a red. But Also, I want the lobster to be really red. So I pushed the star fish towards a non bright red color. (by mixing in a tad of green) a Blue lobby sounds really cool! But, I want everything in the cave to be in the warm spectrum, so I'll save the blue lobby for another painting.
LLT~ THANKS! Hmmm questions...
1.) Yes, that plus the mysterious naked wahine.
2.) Very possibly, but perhaps in a mug by Gecko or Squid.
3.) Yes could be, or ship wrecked sailors, or esteemed ancestors, or lost Amway sales reps.
4.) Of course! Now you're getting the idea! Or, someone is displaying them Just like a cherished mug collection.
5.) Moon over Manky-whatever! I like it! and thanks for the kind words! Hope the bash went well last week end. It rained here, lots!

Hey did someone say they liked the close ups? U got it!

Okay, now for the magic singing shell... I'm thinking a sorta orangery-pinkish-yellowish warm color.

Big Aloha from the volcano!
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-07-25 11:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-25 20:44, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
Hey did someone say they liked the close ups? U got it!



Close ups good! The detail is awesome.

How about one with your finger in it, so we get an idea of scale?

Coming along very sweet
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frostiki
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From: Mobile, AL
Posted: 2007-07-26 06:24 am   Permalink

Hewey has a thing for fingers, is the real reason he wants to see that. Then visuals are coming along nicely, I'm stiill awed by the amount of dtail that you add into your paintings
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-07-26 09:23 am   Permalink

each detail is a little painting in itself!
Lovin the starfish! That blue eye is very Cthulu and creepy..
there's a HP Lovecraft story about a painter that went mad and he had these paintings of eyes all over the landscape...which people thought was just his craziness seeping into the piece,until they went to that area and slowly,as they looked,they could see that there were eyes all over the landscape! AAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! Very nice technical mastery you're displaying there! WOW!
so are you getting excited,being close to the finish line?
KUDOS to YUDOS!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-07-26 11:57 am   Permalink

Aloha!
Hewey~ okay...

Ya mean like this?
Frostiki~ Oh, yeah, I get it!

okay, so in case you not into fingers...
LLT~ I'm so glad I'm part of a artist's forum that is as weird as I am and totally get the HP Lovecraft connection to Tiki art. But, ya know... I'm just painting what I see too. The starfish here on the Big Island, they have big blue eyes... and... AHHHHHHHHHHH!

Mahalo from the volcano~
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ivanchan
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Joined: Jun 26, 2007
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Posted: 2007-07-26 12:11 pm   Permalink

Didn't Lovecraft have an allergy to shellfish so he had all these horror stories with deep fishy tentacled things?

I do see the connection with tiki art--they're both very sea and mystery (and sometimes creepy) based imaginings!

I.
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suburbanpagan
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From: southern cal
Posted: 2007-07-26 3:56 pm   Permalink

Just throw in a lil' cthulhu and the circle will be complete!(my favorite Darth Vader expression!)Looking fantastic Brad!
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-07-26 5:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

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Looks like you could hold a mai tai with that thing! Crikey!
...and I'm not talking about the starfish (which looks excellent by the way...)
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