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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
ravenne
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Posted: 2007-09-12 12:53 am   Permalink

! Ahhh! That mug design is so cute! make it happen! quick someone make this happen!

Awesome! !
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2007-09-12 10:04 pm   Permalink

Hey Brad- The painting is coming along great as I knew it would - underpainting or not... the quality of your work ranks up there with the old school pinup and movie poster artists from years ago - excellent quality.
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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: 2007-09-13 08:48 am   Permalink

Ditto what Sam said!
The Cthulu/Squid God Mug is kinda cute,in it's own way....you just got mug and Tiki designs pouring out of ya like water!!!!! Now hustle! 7 more weeks and I'mj expecting 2 masterpieces out of you before the show! VROOOOOOOOOOOM!


 
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frostiki
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
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From: Mobile, AL
Posted: 2007-09-13 10:07 am   Permalink

Oh boy, your mug sketch is great. I'm lovingthe wave with the shark in the paniting. Very cool
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-09-13 11:38 am   Permalink

ALOHA TC!

Ravenne-Thanks you, I'm so glad you like the mug. Now, can the squid-elder-sea-god be cute? I was trying for a cute, and funny mug. but... I think I'm going for something more Tiki.
SAM!~Thanks! I was really effected when, in 1975, I saw the Hildebrandt brother's "STAR WARS" movie poster. The old "Radiers" posters were amazing too. Funny how no one paints movie posters anymore. Now it's all photoshop.
LLT~OhhMyGosh! only 7 weeks! Where's that high fiber cereal???
Frostiki~Thanks, and I'm glad you like the mug too, but I am going to change it. But no worries, I think the next mug design will be even better.


Yeah, The canvas is so big I just taped the sketch and the color study up while I was painting the wave.

Working on the foam.

Oh, it's been busy here at Tiki Shark Central. Our new sales season is coming up for beach towels. So, I haven't had much time to paint. Gotta make it though! As a matter of fact yesterday was soooo crazy at work, I thought I was going to go, well, CRAZY. Just too many things all happening all at once. When you run a small business that happens, alot. (even when you're in someplace that supposed to be relaxing like Hawaii!)Anyways, right when I thought I was going to have heart palpitations, I switched on some exotica music. It's sweet tunes took me into a calm relaxing land of tiki lounges. And, as I was telling LLT, that really showed me how important Tiki culture is to modern man ( and woman). You have to have a mental escape or the modern world might over whelm you. And I think that is somthing that's at the heart of Tiki Culture.

(Made me kinda feel I was doing something important making tiki art!)

Mahalo ~
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-09-14 3:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-09-13 11:38, Tiki Shark Art wrote:


Working on the foam.





Just beautiful. The illusion of depth/dimension on the sea behind that wave is quite staggering. The backlit shark is even better!
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Swamp Fire
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-09-14 4:20 pm   Permalink

Wow, love this new painting Brad. They just keep getting more and more detailed with each one. The water in the distance looks so real and a sunset ref. pic taken right from your own back yard. Adds a personal touch to the piece. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-09-15 11:31 am   Permalink

Aloha TC~
Paipo~Thanks so much. I had to creep a shark in there somewhere! Hey, you ever done a shark carving? I'd love to see your interpretation of a shark-tiki. Or would that be tiki-shark? ( I still can't believe I missed buying your creature-tiki! I have to watch your thread more closely!)
Swampfire~I was a tad worried about the sea, but I'm glad you think it came out alright! Thanks!

So I think the wave is done.

I resketched the giant Moai.

...and roughed it in.

Aloha from the rainy Big Island!

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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-09-15 3:40 pm   Permalink

Funny you should ask...I have something planned, probably a series. I had a cool thrift shop find which will serve as inspiration for one of them. I'll give you a heads-up when it's actually underway. Oh, and the Creature was gone before I even carved him (commissioned) so there's no use kicking yourself over that!
Now, back to why we're here...I love that sketch. It really shows the nuts and bolts of how you visualise this stuff. I always like when I go to an exhibition and the artist has their sketchbooks and notes available to view, so you can see how the ideas develop.
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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
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From: southern cal
Posted: 2007-09-15 11:55 pm   Permalink

Not only is the new painting (and wave in particular!) spectacular as usual...but that little sketch of the moai is incredible, Brad! I love your line quality and rendering in your drawings.....great stuff!
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suburbanpagan
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Posted: 2007-09-15 11:57 pm   Permalink

yeah! And now I'm your 60,000th viewer!

 
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jpmartdog
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Joined: Mar 27, 2005
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From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2007-09-16 05:36 am   Permalink

Love the moai sketch, love the shipwreck details and pirate treasure on the right side below 'Moai mountain' I'm Amazed how you weave color and detail into your base sketch so respectfully, maintaining even the most minute details of the sketch itself.

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2007-09-16 12:57 pm   Permalink

MINE!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-09-16 1:00 pm   Permalink

Aloha TC!
Paipo~Thanks ! Bought something at a thrift store as reference for a "Shark-Tiki"? (Hmmm, I'm picturing in my mind you lugging an entire full grown stuffed great white shark out of a thrift shop, and dragging it home!)
Suburbanpagan~Thank you! 60 thousand views? Yikes!
JPMartdog~Big Mahalo! I figured you'd be into the pirate stuff! "Moai Mountain"? - sounds like a water park ride!


Hey, that must be the log fume ride coming down next to the big head!

Aloha~
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Posted: 2007-09-16 8:28 pm   Permalink

Aloha~

What it looks like now...

More on Moai Mountain.

Mahalo!
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