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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-01 7:45 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
It's another "Happy Aloha Friday Night" that means, I'm here, your "Old Uncle Creepy-Tiki" to bring you another Creature-Feature!
Tonight's tropical terror treat is director/pro-surfer Greg Browning's short movie "The Disappearance"; It's a tiki-rific tale of The Body Glove Pro-Surf Team as they travel to a remote island and follow a local map to a secret cove for the perfect wave...what they find is a perfectly petrifying sea monster with a hunger for professional surfers!
Here's the fright flick:
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151561/videos/imaginarium-body-gloves-the-disappearance/

After that you can change your surf-shorts, and watch the "making of..." here: http://surf.transworld.net/1000151677/videos/imaginarium-behind-the-scenes-with-body-glove/

This all was the inspiration for my latest tiki-art painting - The Body glove Sea Creature" . I took some time off to create a set of Tiki-Mugs based on the painting (which is based on the short film) but now I'm back on the painting, laying in semi-transparent strokes of acrylic color. I finally got the texture I wanted on the palm tree on the right...

And The moon looks about done...radioactive south pacific 1950's monster making color there!
Now I would really like to get the dramatic light across the creatures face - ala Bela Lugosi in...well, I think in ALL his movies. IT's harder to do than it looks, for some reason it keeps looking like paint not light...so still getting there...

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-01 7:48 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Old Uncle Creepy-Tiki almost for got to post the close up of the Sea Creature...

Getting the lighting just right... tricky stuff. I want him to loom out of the shadows...almost there...
Big ALOHA
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"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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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-02 4:17 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Heard that evil rumor that FB is killing TC? Well, I'm gonna post more on TC ... to make TC the special oasis of tiki-ness it is.

So, here I is working in da' studio making da' tiki art.
The goal today is to get more of the creature done...I'll post detail soon...stuff you'll only see here!
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-02 5:31 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

oh yeah... I got my shirt off, not cause I'm under any false conception that I'm a big art stud... it's only that it is WARM today! I'm up at about 1000 ft where it's usually cool, but today is a warm one. I'm sorry if you are shoveling snow while you read this...but well, what can ya do?
MORES laters...
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-02 5:36 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Once an art instructor told me how important it is to create a "creative & conscious space" to make your art in. So I got a lot of ..er... "reference material" in my art studio. I'll try n' take a moment now and then to show off some of my stranger pieces...

Here's da' tiki area: some from China, some from the Big Island, some from art patrons who traded for art... all help the old noodle to start to groove...(while being under Hellboy's protection)

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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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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-02 7:15 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Last few days we had some art patrons here on vacation, so we took 'em out on the Body Glove Historical Cruise, with live tunes by L. T. Smooth - dig it!

Love dat dude!

The happy Art Patrons went home with an autographed KUSTOM SKATE DECK with Tiger Shark Surfing on it!

PLUS, while digging through some sketch books I found this old tiki design - forgot all about this cool pencil sketch!





 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-02-02 7:20 pm   Permalink

Way kool

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-03 03:00 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Thanx~

More of the shelfs above my art table.
So, I got a bit stuck on the creature ...often happens in the middle of a painting. I will re-sketch out something so I can re-think, or think of it in the lighting I want it to be in.... I'm doing That with the creature's legs now...I want him to be a dark figure coming out of the moon-lite surf, but my arty side keeps painting in too many details...so I gotta figure out structure and shadow and what to show and what to keep in shadow... where scales go and blah blah blah... so here's da sketch...

muscles and scales.... I may paint out most of it but first I gotta know what is there.
Painting sea creatures at midnight in Hawaii... seems like the right time to figure it out!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-02-03 3:04 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

I'm starting to put in the scales on the creatures legs.... but less IZ more...I want it to be dark and shadowy.... gotta fight my natural urge to over detail EVERYTHING!
Aloha~BP


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-03 4:19 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
SUPER BOWL Sunday sights in da' Tiki-Shark Art Studio:

The "Gallery of Hawaiianna-monster-tiki-eye-candy"

"What am I doing? Whats the score? Are the cool commercials or Beyonce' on yet?"

My extensive reference material for this painting.
Big Aloha, hope u R Having a great SUPER-BOWL-SUNDAY
BP~

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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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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-02-04 5:04 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's todays work on the Body Glove Sea Creature Tiki-Art painting... found out this will be a big part of the box cover art for the box that wil hold the set of 3 "Body Glove / Sea Creature Tiki mugs" coming out from Tiki Farm this summer...

Getting a bit more detail n scales on the creature...

Here's a closer look
Gotta work out some things still.... I want some real cool cartoony low-brow-art water pooling at the monster's webbed feet...

more 2 come

B~



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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

http://www.tikishark.com

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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2013-02-04 6:32 pm   Permalink

Dayayum Brad!
that Creature is comin to LIFE!!!!
Blown away by this one's LURIDness!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-05 9:04 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
LLT - you know that is the biggest complement you can give me. I strive so very hard to make my art LURID!
Hey! You heard about the big summer block buster movie coming out called "Pacific Rim"?
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/pacificrim/
WELL, Tiki Tribe, there IS a big summer block-buster movie coming out called "Pacific Rim" by my fav director Guillermo del Toro. It's about giant monsters rising out of the Pacific Ocean and being fought off by Giant Mecha-Robots! Cool! BUT know what? Why wait till summer? Here's the swanky TIKI-Culture version of that!

The Big Green-Mean-Radioactive-Jellybean-Godzilla Threatens Hawaii and is backed off by the Giant TIKI "Guardian of Waikiki"!
Enjoy this epic battle via the original piece of Brad "Tiki-Shark" Parker Tiki-Art in your own Home Tiki-Bar! Yes, that's right, it's for sale, and not just the giclee print, the ORIGINAL PAINTING is for sale.... please, stroll on over to the Tiki market place and check it out!
Big ALOHA!
B~
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-06 4:27 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe!
Here's the latest on the Body Glove Sea Creature Painting...

I needed to go back in and put more shadows on the beast...

I thought I had lost the proper shape of it's face. So I shadowed the sided to make it longer like the sea creature in the movie. Mine waws getting a little round and flat.

more laters...


 
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Posted: 2013-02-06 5:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-02 19:15, Tiki Shark Art wrote:


PLUS, while digging through some sketch books I found this old tiki design - forgot all about this cool pencil sketch!




No, seriously, this needs to be a mug. Mark my words, in and amongst my other 15 projects, I'm going to sculpt it, dammit!


 
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