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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-10-13 12:51 pm   Permalink

Everything is looking awesome as always! The new Sea Kreature painting looks like it's gonna be tons of fun to work on!
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-10-13 2:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
zerostreet - THANX!
Here's "Hawaii Eye Episode II" acrylic on canvas

Here's a closer look ...

Aloha!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-10-14 02:06 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
We had a special guest here at the Tiki Shark Art studios: Jenna Meistrell, hard working ( and super sweet!) member of the Meistrell family - the original , and still, owners of the world famous surf brand "Body Glove" ...

- she's promoting the new award winning (Surf / Horror) short film "The Disappearance"

- which "FEATURES the Body Glove CREATURE" - the monster that is the subject of my next painting!

We're hoping to create some swank horror/tiki/surf wear with this art - tee-shirts at least, maybe full color sublimation printed aloha shirts.. board shorts... all in the new "Amphibious" surf wear line coming out. Should be some fun stuff!

Check out this great little film - it won a film contest promoting "Surf Photography" -
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151561/videos/imaginarium-body-gloves-the-disappearance/

Big Aloha!
B~


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-10-14 2:54 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
"Sea Creature"
Step one...

Slap some paint on da' canvas...

Aloha
B~
P.S. hung up "Hawaiian Eye Episode II" in another room, to get a fresh look at it.


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-10-14 3:26 pm   Permalink

Step 2:

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-10-14 9:42 pm   Permalink

Next Step ...


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-10-17 3:03 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Step 3 - The Body Glove Creature" - still roughing in the elements, working out the tikis & palms & the creature -= I think I'll do a giant orange moon behind him.
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-10-18 03:14 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Gotta swank gallery event coming up on the 26th of October!

Gonna do some personal painting at my local gallery here in Kona - the Wyalnd Kona Oceanfront Gallery - at an event we;'re calling "HAwaii-Ween"!

Sort of named after that painting that came out so darned good!
If you find yourself wandering down Ali'i Drive tween 6 PM to 9:30PM on Friday October 26th, please drop on in!
If you can't , drop me a e-mail if the spirit moves you

- & see something you need 4 your Haunted Tiki BAR!

Give me a "SCREAM"!
Big Aloha!
BP!


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-10-19 4:45 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
This is my latest try at makin' a Painting - acrylic on canvas. My size of choice right now: 24" x 30".
Working title is... "The Body Glove Sea Creature"

Step #6 -
- I still roughin' in the tikis, okay maybe I spent more time on the tikis then I should have -because of the ART rule you're supposed to paint the back ground first... but hey, they are TIKIs! So I couldn't help but put some more work into them... the tiki is always the best part, or one of the most fun parts, of my paintings.... so... anyways... with a huge push of self control, on to the back ground...

I think there will be a calm night ocean, with a HUGE orange moon - a Harvest moon? - I've done a blue moon, and A greenish moon, but never an orange one... so figured it was time. This orange back light will give me the ability to make the creature blue and green and it will "POP" out of the back ground nicely - Because orange and blue are opposite on the color wheel and will fight each other or visual dominance in the viewer's eyeball.

The "creature" is sort of roughed in... but it's all still changing. I'm working out it's anatomy - I changed the left hand to look more like the open hand of the Body Glove logo... I thought "hey! How could I Not!?" -Then, I enlarged the clawed & webbed feet a bit, made the front one larger. And will no doubt change more adjustments before it's done... I know there's a certain "look" on it's face that's not there yet. I have photos of the sea creature mask (I took 'em while I was last in So Cal at the BG headquarters - oops sorry if this ruins the urban myth of there being a real sea creature munching on surfers, but hey, we're talking art here, not fish stories) that I'm working from... plus my own artist's input 'natch... mostly it's about getting a certain "crouching-stalking-lurching - I- just -crawled -out-of -the -midnight- sea - to - seek - human -prey" look, that I'm going for. That, and it's gotta look like it has weight, and a natural looking forward mid-step pose. Movement, sometimes darned tricky to get it looking right. Anatomy, and perspective, and all that.

more to come, thanks for watching...ALOHA!
If you don't know who (or what) the "Body Glove Sea Creature" is, don't panic. It's killing surfers in remote parts of the south seas, so most of us are safe. ha - OK. Really don't know? Wanna? No worries... Check out the award winning short film here:
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151561/videos/imaginarium-body-gloves-the-disappearance/

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Elgarbo
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Posted: 2012-10-20 01:59 am   Permalink

Brad, that's basically the coolest painting I've ever seen. Can't wait to see how it progresses.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-10-20 4:16 pm   Permalink

THANK YOU! Hope it ends up that way too!

Working on the TIKI on the right... looks like a sea creature / shark god tiki ...maybe?

Hey, Tiki Tribe! ya' wanna hear a local "radio spot" played here on the Big Island for my Oct "Hawaii-Ween" art show?

You can find it on my face book page here:

http://www.facebook.com/bradtikisharkparker?ref=tn_tnmn

What a hoot!
A-LO-HA!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-10-21 4:07 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki tribe!
Just got "Hawaiian Eye-Episode Two" back from the printer after being scanned in... so it's ready to be handed over to the new owners!

good bye!
Aloha!


 
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2012-10-22 08:17 am   Permalink

Brad, the new "Creature" work is just sick, and I mean that in the best way possible. Being a huge fan of Halloween as well as Tiki, you do a tremendous job of combining the two into masterful pieces. Can't wait to see how it finishes up.

- Dale


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-22 09:25 am   Permalink

CREATURE RUUUUUULES!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-10-22 7:19 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Thanx! The creature is a lot of fun to be working on! Nice working with the folks at Body Glove on a cross over project...
Hey!
5 more days till Hawaii-Ween!

check out my face book page for the "radio spot" the gallery made up for this event! Too Wacky!
http://www.facebook.com/bradtikisharkparker?ref=tn_tnmn
A-LO-HA!
BP~
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