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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6665
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-04-21 12:51 am   Permalink

Have you seen the BG's (backgrounds) my friend Rob Pratt has in his Superman cartoons? Might help with inspiration for your town. GROG know you like that Film Noir atmosphere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2WVlmNqMMs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSIlr2-mw-w

and if you have Red and blue glasses, you can watch it in stunnung 3-D:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_B8VXi2c3A
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-21 5:52 pm   Permalink

Beautiful! Ver very well done!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-22 02:06 am   Permalink

Grog - thanks again, some really great work there! Fantastic. Like the great classic Superman animation for the Max Fleischer Animated epics of the early 1940's. Love it! Of if only we'd get a full on animated serries done is such beautiful style!

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Here is the designs and the mock-up of the 3rd and final tiki mug in the Body Glove 60th Anniversary Sea Creature Mug Set!

Sea Creature pencils #1
Sea Creature Tiki Mug pencils #2

And the amazing computer mock up of the final mug from Tiki Farm!

To find out more about the big Body Glove Sea Creature "Tiki-Mug Release" Party go to the Tiki Central Events . Here's the link:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=42660&forum=4&start=15

Order your set now from the Wyland Kona Ocean Front Gallery!
The Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery
75-5770 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740-1782
USA
Phone (808) 334-0037
Toll Free (888) 435-6612
Email - Jillw@WylandBigIsland.com
or
Email artexpert@hawaii.rr.com
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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

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-22 4:21 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's the lastest on "Two Tikis" - almost done on the monochormatic underpaintings on Waikiki\/Gotham City...

BP~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-22 9:50 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Hey, check out this latest up date on the truly amazing "Body Glove /Sea Creature " Tiki-Mug set coming out thisb October - it's a like to the big mug release party on on Tiki Events!
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=42660&forum=4&start=30

If you can't make it to Kona for Hawaii-Ween, and the mug party, there's also info on getting your set of mugs PRE-ordered!


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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-22 10:02 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's today's PAINT SLAPPING ON DA' OLD' CANVAS...

Sunsets, always good to get a look at one while you're painting one.

Aloha!
BP~
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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

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-27 8:42 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe,
I had a business appointment on Maui so was gone off island for a few days. Here's the travel log

Leaving the big island, this is the 4 seasons resort from above.

This is flying over the small island of Kahoolawe on the way to Maui.

Here's the coast of Maui. I'm flying in a ten seater plane - and it's a lot like being in an Indiana Jones Movie.

Oh Maui we stayed at the Royal Lahaina Resort, and were treated to one of the great full on facing the sea rooms - at a Kama'aina rate. Thanks Liz Bell!
More next...
ALOHA!
BP~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-27 8:58 pm   Permalink

Aloha 'Tiki Tribe!
So, now I'm on Maui. Staying in Lahina. We took in some sights in that great sea side town - like Mc Fleetwoods. Food and drink and entertainment by wold class rock stars who just drop in...

Dig the live music - "Knocking on Heaven's Door" played live by ... well you wouldn't believe me.

The full moon was up - great night! One if my favorite things about Maui is all the old rock stars who live there - is Alice Cooper is a night DJ on KAOI 95.1 FM - he's funny, smart, and been there and done... well everything, so he's a total blast to listen to.

Here's a suger cane field being burned in the middle of the island. All part of the harvest there.

OK, now to work. Had a meeting with my agent, the owner of Body Glove, and the accountant for the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate ... on "Big Beach".

Work work work...

Work...

ALOHA more laters!
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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://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-27 9:25 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

After a long day of work on the beach we all went for a sunset cruise on the Ali'i Nui... the guy running the boat was named Captain Morgan!

Me and my agent, Abbas, working out business details...

We ended up on the "Ali'i Nui" sail boat because it's owned by Maui Dive Shop - who are clients of ours. Thanks Dan!

We pulled away from Maui, and the "Booze Cruise" started!

The "Ali'i Nui" is a huge catamaran - brand spanking new. We had some wind so...

They cut the engines and and raised sail.

Nothing like sailing and drinking rum!

L to R: Ronny (the Edgar Rice Burroughs Estate guy), Billy (the owner of Body Glove), Abbas (my agent), and me! Ahoy & Cheers!

Cool thing about a catamaran is laying on the big see through canvas things, see the sea rushing beneath you. Billy and Karen chillin'!

Of course an amazing sunset!

It's a huge boat , could fit 100, but about 40 that night made getting food and drinks so easy. Saw some hump backs late in the season, and even some "False Killer whales" which "I had never seen before - big!

Billy and I talked about the final Body Glove 60 Anniversary Tiki Mugs - he's coming out to Kona on Oct 24 & 25th for the mug release party to sign stuff! Great Guy!

Here's TIKI FARM's latest work on the tiki mug set!
ALOHA!

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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://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-27 9:46 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Still working on Maui...

Saturday morning went for a early walk on the beach. Water like glass. Beautiful weather. Nearly surreal.

Soaking up the creative mana for more art - back in the hotel room...

I could learn to deal with a view like this.

Business Meetings were over, hung out on the beach before checking out.

We climbed back in the 10 seater to fly back to our island.

The little planes really give you a chance to see the islands, and the water, so very clear.

40 minutes over the Pacific and we were coming down onto the Big Island. Here's a great beach from the air...

Alright, enough dry business meetings. Now, time to make some TIKI art!
Aloha!
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

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


 
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tigertail777
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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 638
From: Oregon
Posted: 2013-04-27 10:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks for sharing your adventures, beautiful pics! Ahhhhh... Lahina... watching the sunset through the "back porch" of one of the seafood restaurants there is a memory I will take to my grave. I love that little town dearly.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-05-04 3:36 pm   Permalink

tigertail777 - I so agree with you. After being all over that Island now, Lahina is the place I would want to live. Really... There is nothing else like it. I could set up shop under that big monkey Pod tree in the park and sell my art. ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-05-05 11:54 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Let me introduce my newest MEGA Tiki-Art Patron!

The TARGET'S in Hawaii have an area that sells Tourist Gifts. And I was kinda' shocked to see my stuff in so mainstream a venue.

They even carry the "Monsters in Hawaii" post cards! These were designed to be very "Low Brow" and a ultra-kitschy riff on traditional Hawaii Post Cards. I wonder, do they grock the Kitsch?

Do they grasp the irony in that I'm sort of turning the post card thing up side down?

Well, the Target buyer must like it, as this is the second TIKI Calendar of mine they have carried.

Well, I gotta tell you it's quite rewarding to see my art effecting American Pop Culture in this way. Sure maybe a small way, but just knowing people will come back from their Hawaiian vacations with some TIKI ART for their walls gives me a great sense of doing something good with my art.
So, yep yep yep, I get a warm-squishy-happy feeling seeing that in some little way I am getting TIKI Art to people who may never have seen it before, and that Tiki Culture in alive and well!
Big ALOHA!
B~


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-05-06 12:14 am   Permalink

just another day paradise

 
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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-05-07 3:01 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe!

Re painting the painting...

Finally got the door man tikis looking right...

The mysterious wahine in the tiki bar takes shape...

this painting was really fighting me, and not looking how I wanted, till late last night.
Now we're getting some wheres...
ALOHA!


 
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