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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
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Posted: 2007-08-05 12:07 am   Permalink



Work, work work...

Aloha from the Big Island!

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Bastard! GROG hate you even more.

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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-08-05 12:25 am   Permalink

At the risk of aping GROG....you bastard!!
It's cold, wet and dark here. Even if the sun was shining, the beaches are covered in rocks instead of white sand and the water temperature wouldn't be out of place in the Antarctic. I think I'm in the wrong business...

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GROG
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Posted: 2007-08-05 11:15 am   Permalink

GROG not ape--- GROG groglodyte.

 
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frostiki
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Posted: 2007-08-06 07:55 am   Permalink

You Suck. Beaches (OK if it wasn't so damn hot and humid rigth now, I could take the 45 minute drive to the beach) painting skills beyond belief and not accepting the blame for my artistic inabilities (I like to refer to it as laziness). BTW where do I find the Artagra.

Oh yeah the flowers are coming along nicely.
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ivanchan
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Posted: 2007-08-06 10:56 am   Permalink

Aw, I've missed a lot this last week!

Catching up has been nice, though--I have too much anxiety to watch TV shows and prefer them to be all collected on DVD so I can control the pace of the story better. Yeah, I'm a piece o' work.

Brad, love the lobster! The big, wet eyes aren't so much cute as they are deep sea and alive in that creepy way--especially with the shell held in its claws as if it's making an offering to the Cthulu starfish? Brilliant! The whole scene has a sumptuous and disturbing decadence to it, like a ritual you don't want to stumble into.

By the way, nice beach shots.

Take care,

I.
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Posted: 2007-08-06 9:42 pm   Permalink

Aloha TC!
Oh, thank you all so much for all the encouragement. I'm really feeling the love.
Grogy, Paipo~ I feel your pain. (well, not really. And if I do, I just stroll down to the beach, watch a sunset, and the pain ususally goes away, after a few drinks.)
Paipo~hey, it's opposite seasons down where you are, right? So, your enjoying winter!
Frostiki~I got some back ordered! I think u can find it on e-bay next to the suppositories that cures artist's block.
Ivanchan~Thanks! I do that too, especially with 24! I'm about this close to ordering the series of "Hawaiian Eye" on disk. I caught a bunch of episodes a few years back on cable. I loved em! Of course, I had hurt my back and I was on major vicodin. "Sumptuous and disturbing decadence"! Thanks Ivan! Wow, I wish you'd write art reviews!

So here's where we are at now... I did a bit more to the sea, and sky, and fire, and lots of smooth shading on the mysterious wahine.

Heather said the secret is to get totally obsessive about hiding your brush strokes! So, I'm working on that. I guess that being an artist is one of the few occupations where being obsessive, or perhaps a tad crazy even, is actually a good thing.
I mean, gee, it works for Crazy Al!

Big Mahalo for watching the paint dry!
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Posted: 2007-08-06 9:48 pm   Permalink

Hm, writing art reviews...

And yeah, being an artist of any sort--obsessions help, if not make the artist!

I've always been fascinated by the dictum to hide brushstrokes. I tend to like to see them--see an imprint of the artist's gestures while painting--but the smooth finish of the old masters is also something I admire.

Take care,

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Posted: 2007-08-08 02:17 am   Permalink

Aloha TC,
Ivanchan~Thanks so much. I dig your art too. I really love that blue cat with the golden aura/halo.

I had a feeling all those flowers in the mysterious wahine's lei were going to be a lot of work to color in, and I was right! But, I think it's looking like something interesting. So, onward to more flowers tomorrow! (urk!)

Oh, here's an art hint I just learned: keep a spray bottle of water handy to keep your pallet of acrylic paint wet. Helps keep your paint from drying out - especially when you work as slow as I do!

Mahalo for watching~
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Posted: 2007-08-08 06:28 am   Permalink

I just keep a rum drink by my side to keep my palette wet. Oh, you were refering to a different palette. The flowers are coming along nicely.
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Posted: 2007-08-08 4:31 pm   Permalink

Frostiki~ mmmmmmm... Rum! Great Idea! That should help make the flowered lei a tad easier to deal with painting!

Aloha!

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Posted: 2007-08-09 10:25 am   Permalink

Aloha TC!

Here's the whole thing, I think the lei is balancing it out to the bright magic shell.

Here's a close up on the lei. Still not quite finished with 'em. brighter highlights on the pinks one, and a bit of a yellow wash to bring the green ones into a warmer realm.

Big aloha from the Volcanic Tropical Island!

Hey-the Volcano is flowing big time again, so this Sat we may drive the "go-tiki" over there and pay a visit to madam Pele. If it's good, I'll get some shots.
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suburbanpagan
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Posted: 2007-08-09 1:18 pm   Permalink

Wow TSA! This thread reminds me of issues of Communication Arts or Step-by-Step graphics when they show the process of a great illustrator and the in between steps! Brilliant!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-08-09 1:23 pm   Permalink

Wow Brad!
You're so almost done! WOOOOOOOOOOOOHAW!
what a Masterpiece! Patience and obsessiveness pay off!
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Oh, here's an art hint I just learned: keep a spray bottle of water handy to keep your pallet of acrylic paint wet. Helps keep your paint from drying out - especially when you work as slow as I do!


amother good idea is to put about a 1/16th inch of water in your pallette(you need the ones with the 1/2 inch indentation) then you place a bunch of paper towels on that and keep your acrylics on that...that keeps 'em moist for hours! There's also pallettes that are like tupperware that you canclose at night and they STAY FRESH! Congrats on this beauty!
and Brad.....stay FRESH!


 
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Posted: 2007-08-09 1:46 pm   Permalink

Stay moist!

 
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Posted: 2007-08-10 10:51 am   Permalink

Happy ALOHA friday Tiki Central!
Suburbanpagan~Big Mahalo! I'm all blushin' now!
LLT~Oh yeah! I got the tupper wear pallets, and they really help. However, the plastic pallets have compartments so you can mix each color and keep them separate. Well, I actually stopped using the compartment side, flipped it over, and mix all my colors on the lid. This way I can mix one shade into the next and get a steady graduation. So I use them upside down.
Okay....


Last night, I was staring at the painting. And all I could see was what's wrong with it. I guess this is common. Anytime an artist works on something for a long time, they can get to a place where they just see what they wanted it to look like, or mistakes they've made, things they'd like to fix, but it's too late to try with out nearly starting over. Basically, you look at the piece and it just looks big, ugly, dumb and stupid. LLT told me the scientific name for this phenomenon is called Grog-syndrome. But, I'd not actually ever heard it called that before.

Anyways, so, I think I'll quite on this one, and start over.

Just kidding. No, I gotta' realize each piece is a learning experience. finish it. Learn from it. And move on to the next one and apply what I've learned.

So, next, is the TIKI MUG! Oh, yeah, and the hair. Which I'm still not sure how it do.

Big Aloha from the Big Island!
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