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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
ivanchan
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Posted: 2007-07-26 5:52 pm   Permalink

Sounds like someone's got foot envy!

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Posted: 2007-07-27 12:21 pm   Permalink

Aloha TC!
Ivanchan~An allergy to Shellfish? I never heard that, but that's very interesting, and could explain a lot.
Surburbanpagan~Darth talked about cuthulu? "Impressive. Most impressive."
Paipo~ Yeah, I know! I got feet like a prehistoric bird. What's worse, I think I read somewhere that one of the ways to tell if someone is a werewolf, is if their second toe is longer than their big toe. I'm not saying it's true, ya know, but...

Working on the magic shell...

Mahalo from the volcano~
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-07-27 12:53 pm   Permalink

The original sketch still rocks!




This looks nice though. One of your finest so far for sure.




Thanks again




Keep going




Mahalo




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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2007-07-27 2:23 pm   Permalink

Yea! The Shell in living color at long last! Your paintin' is lookin' like your getting close to finishin up. Go Shark Go!

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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2007-07-27 7:44 pm   Permalink

man - I LOVE the way the cave is coming together! The colors are fabulous! You need to have a show on Oahu so we can see these wonders up close.

Mahalo for posting the great progress shots -

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Posted: 2007-07-28 12:09 pm   Permalink

Mctiki~ Thanks, hey, that's some cool poem. (It's a poem right?) The sketch will always have an energy that can never be reproduced in painting I think. It's always a main goal to try o capture some of that freshness, and then elaborate on it.
Chongolio~Thanks island neighbor! the magic singing shell (as you described) is done! After I put down the orange base, I got a bit nervous on how to make it look more like a shell. It took me a while to get he orange shading where I like it. Ya know, I didn't want to paint in texture or highlights and screw it up, then have to repaint the orange. So, I took a digital photo of the shell, pulled it up in photo shop and tried a few experimental highlights there. I got something I liked, printed it out, and used it a reference when I painted on the shell's highlights.

So this is how It came out.
Vantiki~ Thanks! I'd love to show on Oahu! Someone suggested to me of having a show of the Hawaiian Tiki artists... like me, Gecko, Thor , Chongolio... and I'm not sure who else. I think that'd be a blast! (of course, we'd HAVE to get Don Tiki to preform!) who knows. Do you think there is enough "tiki peeps" living out here to warrent such a show? Right now I'm focused on getting this one done, and getting something ready for the Tiki Magazine group art show in Nov.

Now, on to the Lobster. Unfortunately the orange and the red are sorta close on the ol color chart. I want to make sure the lobster dosn't just meld (colorwise) too much into the shell. I may push the red on his claws towards a purple/magenta/red.

Have a great week end!
Big aloha from that volcanic tropical island you've heard so much about!
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jpmartdog
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Joined: Mar 27, 2005
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From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2007-07-28 1:00 pm   Permalink

Wow TSA. The grass in the foreground of that last pic - looks so real! Ha - only kidding
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TikiFool
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Joined: Apr 09, 2007
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From: Connecticut, U.S.A.
Posted: 2007-07-28 3:50 pm   Permalink


Using Photoshop as a more user-friendly testing tool is...

... BRILLIANT !!!


 
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-07-28 6:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-28 12:09, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
I'd love to show on Oahu! Someone suggested to me of having a show of the Hawaiian Tiki artists... like me, Gecko, Thor , Chongolio... and I'm not sure who else.



That would be awesome

The painting is coming along nicely. I check this thread every couple of days to watch it grow.
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Posted: 2007-07-28 9:37 pm   Permalink

Aloha!
JPMARDOG~ Oh, but what kind of grass? Yeah, it's the lawn! I prop my canvas up against this lava rock wall out side to take shots of it. In the morning the sunlight reflects off the Condos and creates a nice, indirect, natural light source. That's usually the best way to get he actual colors of the painting to show up on film... er... digital...eh...stuff.
Tikifool~ Hey that stupid program has to be good for something! an I've been using it for, er, since it was created (sheesh) so it's good I finally figured out a use for it!
Hewey~Yes, could you arrange all the details for us please?


Here's a shot with out grass in the foreground. (for jpmartdog)
Aloha~

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ravenne
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Posted: 2007-07-30 08:27 am   Permalink

I've been watching this piece evolve gradually, and realized I never once commented!

I love that starfish with the eye, the shell...everything comes together and has a life of its own. The colors are beautiful.


Woo!


 
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frostiki
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Posted: 2007-07-30 11:14 am   Permalink

Yee Ha more color. Nice lobster.

 
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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2007-07-30 11:30 am   Permalink

mahalo for the great posts, brad. it is a joy to watch your progress on this piece.
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Posted: 2007-07-30 12:09 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TC!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! It's Monday, so now you're probably at your desk at work, sneaking onto the Internet to browse Tiki Central while nursing a hangover. Let's see if I can slap something up here to help you decompress back into the work week.
Ravenne~Thanks so much! It's always nice to hear kind words! Especially on a Monday. (Finally! I was really starting to wonder if you were gonna post a comment or what!)
Frostiki~Thanks! Lobster...Lobster? Is it a lobster? As I was painting it in last night, I realized it's not really a lobster at all. It could be an alien from an aquatic planet. It could be a messenger from a mystic undersea world. I mean if you actually saw this scampering along the beach you might not think it's a lobster. You might think, "Ohmigosh! (gasp-choke) What, in the name of all that is holy, is that THING!" Sure, it's sorta weird cartoony version of what might be a cartoon lobster. I guess. No, no... It is something that you might see while your were at a wild full moon pagan voo doo beach party after having had a few too many mysterious tropical drinks!

Not sure if I'm done messing with it (the maybe-lobster-creature) yet.
Kinstiedye~ Mahalo plenty right back at ya! It's nice to squint at some nice feed back on a Monday!

Here's where it is now. Looks like on to the sea shells next...

Aloha from the Big Island!
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Tonicacat
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Joined: Feb 17, 2007
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2007-07-30 5:01 pm   Permalink

Wow, this is really just coming to life. It's amazing how detailed your underpaintings are.. Looks like hard, tedious work!

It's fabulous!!!


 
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