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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
tigertail777
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Posted: 2012-09-03 5:24 pm   Permalink

Congrats Brad! Loving how the new piece is coming along.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-09-05 1:47 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!
thanks tigertail777! It's coming along... sometimes slow... acrylic can be a bear to smooth out... but I'm learning...

more done on the building and the Cat-Moon...and I put stars in the sky...

ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-09-05 4:49 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
"THE CREATURE SURFS AMONG US!"

Dig This!
Award winning short monster/movie from Body Glove! It's kinda' like "the Blair Witch Project" but with world class surfers and a vicious Sea Creature! Too Cool!
This is the link to the video on TW's site:
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151561/videos/imaginarium-body-gloves-the-disappearance/

Once there you can share it, like it and comment on it. Please get the word out.
Aloha!
Brad tiki-shark Parker



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tigertail777
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Posted: 2012-09-06 12:53 am   Permalink

So that's what happened to the creature from the Black Lagoon...got a taste of surfer and never went back.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-09-06 1:44 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

The Creature retired to a nice quite little island in the south seas... till those pesky surfers came by!

But they soon learned the choice beaches and surf were for "Locals ONLY"!
To see the rest of the photos from the award winning short "monster/surf/ movie": "The Disappearance" visit TransWorld SURF here
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151620/photos/imaginarium-body-glove-photo-gallery/?pid=66752#ngtop

Fun stuff! Body Glove won this short film contest last year too. I would like to think the copious placement of my Tiki-Art calendars and post cards in the Body Glove offices made them think of doing a "Monster Movie" for the film contest this year.

We had a meeting, and I think there is some Parker-Tiki Art to be made of the sea creature (with a Tiki in the back ground of course) that will become a tee-shirt, a poster, and some other stuff. I'll keep you posted. The Creature I think is showing up at Surf Trade Shows for the next year and helping to promote some nifty new board shorts Body Glove makes called Amphibious (super quick dry material). Hey, how could I NOT do a tee shirt to be apart of such a fun project! I think another cover of "Tales From the Tiki Lounge" staring the Sea Creature should be done too. We'll see... More to come....

Step 5.)

Hawaiian Eye - Episode Two
Worked up a bit more on the building and the Tiki Sign.

Here's a closer look - see.

ALOHA! And ... remember, when you go to the beach, and play in the waves, don't turn your back on the ocean (could be a cranky creature in the next wave!)
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151561/videos/imaginarium-body-gloves-the-disappearance/

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-09-06 8:50 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

A classic beautiful cover shot.
_________________
Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-09-07 8:35 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

A present from a friend finally made it to Hawaii - a great moody portrait of Vincent Price! Great for the art studio!

Working on the details of "Hawaiian Eye Episode two" - getting to the fun part : The Zombie!
Many other fun things to paint too...as I go. More 2 come....

Here's a sketch for a possible painting for a "Tales from the Tiki Lounge" to tie in with the Body Glove Sea Creature film. Hmmm, needs a Tiki in the jungle somewhere, and some skulls!

ALOHA!
B~


 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-09-07 9:13 pm   Permalink

I like that an artist has collected a photo of Vincent Price, who was an avid art collector. The irony--delicious.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-09-11 04:34 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Professor G - Oh yeah, baby! I love this portrait of Vincent Price. It's a promo shot from the movie "The Bat". Custom double mat. Huge dark metal frame. Only problem is the frame is so heavy that the first time I hung this huge portrait in my art studio, it pulled the hook right out of the wall!... ... and it fell! EE-GAD! In my mind, I saw shattering glass & a bent frame - all after this long wait and expensive shipping.... it's at times like this that living so far from the mainland, on a remote volcanic island, in a small town, with no cool shops to get great swanky swag like this can really suck... Jeepers Creepers! After shipping it all the way here, to the Big Island from my friend in Hollywood ... and it FALLS .... but, I grabbed it! ... and it thumped good on the floor, but the glass didn't break! (WHEW!)

Vincent is on my heavy wooden dresser in da' studio for now, till I can get a really heavy duty hook to hang it properly. And, if you wanna' hear a great, creepy, 'ol time radio show with Mr. Price? It takes place on a tiny island, with shark infested waters, that kinda' setting? go to
http://talestoterrify.com/ go to "Pod casts", then to "archives", then to "episode #31". You'll find a nice tropical "Tale of Terror!"

Hawaiian Eye - Episode Two
Got the "Zombie" done... "the Moon o' da' Cat" is done (for now), I'm working on the building...

Here is a closer look at the Zombie. I really went to town on his "Aloha Shirt", and I think it pays off - hope so. Took a long time. What do you think?

So, on to the Tiki soon. ( I sometimes save the best parts for later) Discovered I had miss spelled the word "Detective" on the wall, so, I painted it out, - ready to repaint it. Type is a REAL pain in the butt! It's gotta look nice, and it takes real drafts-man-ship to do it by hand. Oh, it'd be so easy in Photoshop, - but, sigh, this is all about ol' school acrylic on canvas.

This is a commission - a 2nd pass at "Hawaiian Eye", with a few additions requested by the patron. I think I'm getting somethings down better on this 2nd try. But, I can never re-create the exact energy, & magic of the first one. I aim to make "another version of the vision"- good in new ways. Better? Well, hard to say, I try.

More 2 Kum!
ALOHA!
B tiki shark P


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tigertail777
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Posted: 2012-09-11 8:00 pm   Permalink

Be afraid Brad, be very afraid. I will get even with you for subjecting me to that rat story right before bed.

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-09-13 04:38 am   Permalink

RATS! Hey, did you even listen to the "Vincent Price" version yet?
For the rest of the Tiki Tribe.... here's a link to "Tales of Terror" go to
http://talestoterrify.com/podcast-archives/ to "episode #31". You'll find a nice "Tale of Terror!" called "3 Skeleton Key"... one of the best thing on "old time Radio" plus a modern reading of the original short story. Great fun pulp!

I dig listening to such fare while I paint.

"Hawaiian Eye - Episode Two"
A commission, acrylic on canvas.... putting in the ground, working out the lighting.... more to come!
ALOHA



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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-09-15 11:00 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Step 9.)

"Hawaiian Eye - Episode Two"
finished up the tiki by the palm tree...worked on the sea... next the palm, and the main characters ...more to come...


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-09-15 11:11 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki tribe!
So, October is on da' way. I've been asked by the University of Hawaii to speak... about pop culture and Hawaiiana, I guess. I'm a bit nervous. Wish I could bring someone like Sven Kristen with me! Should be fun... really how can u say no to such requests? Not spread "Tiki Culture" to the new generation? Gotta. I always liked it when working professionals came & spoke to my art classes.

Speaking of October - my local gallery wants to do a "Hawaii-ween" art event with me. I'm gonna carve up some pumpkins, do some live painting. Should be fun!
Also... Hula-ween is a good time for "chicken Skin" stories...
U dig that last scary tale? (Love Vincent Price in 3 Skeleton Key - maybe I should do a Tiki portrait of Vincent?) Found another one. No Tiki's in it... but it does take place in a jungle. It's called "Graves".
http://www.starshipsofa.com/2008/04/08/aural-delights-no-20-joe-haldeman/

Here's another sketch idea for the "Body Glove Creature" painting. Added in some tikis and skulls. Hope to paint it during October. a great image to work on for Halloween.
A LO HA!

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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

www.tikishark.com

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-16 07:05 am   Permalink

That's creepy and just in time for Halloween. I'll never swim again. Wendy

 
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2012-09-16 07:09 am   Permalink

Great to see the picture coming along. Always fun to watch a work in progress.

Thanks for pointing out "3 Skeletons Key". Great fun listening to that. I love those old radio shows and the first reading was exceptional. Perhaps tonight I'll get to listen to "Graves".

I'm always glad to see a fellow Halloween fan and it's great the way you tie that into your Tiki love. The Hawaii-een event sounds like a lot of fun. Good luck with that and your lecture to the students.

- Dale


 
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