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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
sirginn
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Oct 20, 2003
Posts: 279
From: Sunset Cliffs , CA
Posted: 2012-12-21 4:02 pm   Permalink

Looking good Brad! You really got the moon glow effect going. Looking forward to seeing this one progress.

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 875
From: NJ
Posted: 2012-12-24 2:46 pm   Permalink

Brad,

I just wanted to tell you how sad I am that 2012 is coming to a close since this means I have no new calendar page to turn to come January 1st!

I LOVE your 2012 calendar! It's hanging on my frig and makes me smile. I think I'm going to frame and hang a couple of pictures from it for my hut.


Lori


 
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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-01-03 5:18 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Thanks Sirgin - finally getting the moon looking right.

Here's the painting in progress "Body Glove Sea Creature" is the working title.
Lori, sorry there is no 2013 calendar.... I was advised not to over expose my art, but, good news is 2014 calendar is already being printed!
Speaking of over exposure, here I am being exposed in a french art magazine.

"HEY! Modern Art & Popular Culture Magazine#12" front & back covers

Beautiful art mag...

Not sure if you can find it in the states or not...

But I've very happy they chose me to do a piece on. It's always exciting seeing someone writing about your work in French - hope they said something nice!
Here's their face book address
http://www.facebook.com/events/193362700735361/
and here is some other web site of HEY! http://www.heyheyhey.fr/fr

aloha!



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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-01-04 5:33 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Gather around the tribal tiki hut and look into the mystic tiki torch... you will see a sneak peak at a rough sketch for a new Tiki Mug created by (me) Brad Tiki-shark Parker & Tiki Farm along with international surf brand Body Glove!

The working title is "The Shark-Tiki"!

This mug will be in a set of 3 that will moodily hook up with the award winning short surf/monster flick by Body Glove's Greg Browning. You can see Greg's film here:
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151561/videos/imaginarium-body-gloves-the-disappearance/

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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-01-14 8:15 pm   Permalink

Tiki tribe,

Roughing out the skulls and flowers... gotta kick this one in the ass to "get 'er done!". I had the great pleasure and luck to contact an artist who's work I really enjoy. He appeared in the same issue of "Hey! Modern Art & Pop Culture Magazine" - the french publication : Eric Joyner - famous for painting vintage toy robots & donuts. His extremely flattering response to my Face Book message (amazing who you can find on that thing and who will actually reply !) He said I was pretty much designing whole worlds outa' my head which was much harder than what he did (roughly) well, it really was nice to hear. So, perhaps I gotta free up my style a bit, not overwork every-single-fricken-thing in the painting, and focus on certain things that get that extra umph. I really can't take 3 months on a painting... it's killing my career, I'm making a NY resolution (which I usually hate doing, but here goes) I'm working towards getting paintings done in n2 months, and ultimately 1 month each. that would be heaven. I know a lot of over working y aert is through fear that it's just not good enough... so I gotta get past alot of self doubt still. Anyways, dat's dat,. Big aloha,
Sketching out tiki mugs which I can't show until some of the legal stuff is more ready, so I may not post for a few days.
B~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-01-15 12:59 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe,

This is an older pencil study I did of a Sea Creature's underground cavern lair, with water falls, pool out to the sea, and big carved tiki gods to the sea creature from an ancient race. Kinda reference back story to the current painting...
Aloha~


 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-01-15 04:12 am   Permalink

I really like the pencil study. It looks like a pre-production drawing for an unmade Indiana Jones movie.

 
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Professor G
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Joined: Sep 03, 2011
Posts: 334
From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2013-01-15 06:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-01-15 00:59, Tiki Shark Art wrote:




This looks like the pastedown (inside cover) of an old Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-01-16 12:23 pm   Permalink

Hale Tiki, Professor G - Thanks so much. The best parts of my childhood were reading Edgar Rice Burroughs.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11159
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-01-16 2:30 pm   Permalink

Whooaaah! I've always admired your black & white work, this is a wonderful example!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-01-16 3:43 pm   Permalink

Thanks - Yes! I forgot how beautiful old pencil drawings are. One of my first exposures to art was a big book of the production art for the original King Kong movie. The amazing stop motion of Willis O'brien was mind warping to me, and All these beautiful pencil drawings of dinosaurs based on the art of Charles R. Knight, an artist who came over from Germany did these amazing pencil drawings for pre production so the studio would know what the island of dinosaurs would look like. I poured over these drawings for hours... sadly, I don't have that book anymore, and I cannot find ref on the net who the artist was who drew them. But I did find these images!

Kong fights the giant snake in his lair.

And this masterpiece - I remember every line of it... I studied it so long as a kid with a big library book in my lap. I think looking at this piece of art is what made me want to draw. Amazing. Anyone know who drew this? His name? All I recall is he came over from a German movie studio.

I think in honor of this unsung artist, I'm going to include my pencil drawing of the Sea Creature's lair along with whoever purchases the original acrylic painting of the "Body Glove Sea Creature".
Aloha
B~


 
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Tabu
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Joined: Sep 07, 2004
Posts: 137
From: Port Hope, Ont.
Posted: 2013-01-16 6:33 pm   Permalink

I have a copy of The Making Of King Kong. The pre production concept drawings were created by three artists,
Mario Larrinaga, Byron L. Crabbe and Ernest Smythe. I believe the second drawing of the t-rex was done by Larrinaga. Hope this helps.


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zerostreet
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Joined: Feb 06, 2010
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Posted: 2013-01-17 04:09 am   Permalink

That pencil work is beautiful Brad! Would love to see more of that!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-01-17 6:50 pm   Permalink

Tabu - Oh YES! That's the guy! Oh wow... thank you so very much... isn't that a great and beautiful old book?! That's were I learned all about the deleted Spider canyon scene in the original. Which Peter Jackson put back in the remake, (and it totally creepy-crawly-grossed me out), and it did exactly the very thing why they took it out of the first film... it was a "show stopper"!!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-01-17 7:12 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe - actually I have a bunch of pencil drawings going right now, but they are all tiki mug designs and not fit for public viewing until Tiki Farm and I get the specs nailed down a tad more. I can say they are a set of 3 mugs, will match the "Body Glove Sea Creature" Painting I'm currently doing...and will also have some Body Glove tie ins... since the Sea Creature is from the short surf/monster film done by Body Glove's in-house surfer /writer/director Greg Browning.

check it out here:
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151561/videos/imaginarium-body-gloves-the-disappearance/

Greg was on the Body Glove pro-surf team at 13 years old, & now spends most of his life flying to Hawaii & Indonesia and such amazing places filming surfers. Sheesh, what a career! And, he's just like the nicest guy you'd ever get to meet, just some easy going beach-surfer dude, having a great time in his life... does he have any idea hoiw amazing it is? Yeah, he's a very talented guy and knows his way around a camera, a story, and a wave! ... awesome.

That's Greg on the left, me on da' right and the tall dark and green in the middle.

So, anyways, can't show pencil drawings yet...so...

"for your consideration....art imitates life?"

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

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