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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-06-07 2:00 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's the latest on the "Two Tikis" painting. I stayed up - telling myself I could not sleep until I got the wave and water looking right... (boy, we have a lot of morning birds around our house and some roosters up the hill by the coffee farms!)

Here's a better look.
More to come...
ALOHA!
BP~


 
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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: 2013-06-07 4:25 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
Working on the painting "Two Tikis", I went through a few sketches till I got something both I and my art patrons who commissioned this piece liked. One earlier sketch is going to my patrons, even though we chose a different sketch for the finished piece.

The final painting is based on the sketch on the right...

However, I really like the cat and skull from the earlier sketch.

He's got great expression, and I want to try to catch that.
Wish me luck!
more 2 come....
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-06-09 4:52 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe!

The sky and the sea about where I want them, now... I'm working on the cat and getting the movement and personality of that beastie just right. more to come...


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-06-09 9:19 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe...

Short story: I'm making a new beach Towel.

LONG STORY: So, if you were watching over on the "Tiki Events" area of TC, you might have seen the Body Glove Tiki Mug release and 60th Anniversary party I'm putting together here in Kona, Hawaii. This started small, then kept getting bigger. At first, my buddy Greg Browning made a short film for a surf film contest, about a sea creature killing a surf team ala "the Blair Witch Project". He showed me the film, and I made a Tiki-Art painting about it. Then, Tiki Farm asked me to design a set of mugs, so I put the two projects together and make a set of mugs based on the painting - the two tikis and the Sea Creature. Well, then Greg's little movie wins first place. It gets a great response, and runs the surf film circuit. Now there is even talk of making a full length feature film. The Tiki Farm made Tiki-mugs come out looking great as I'm designing my little heart out, and Holden is really getting behind the idea too. Then - the "ah ha moment" when I remember it's also Body Glove's 60th Anniversary! I think this makes BODY GLOVE the oldest family owned surf business ...ah...ever! So I make the mugs to also commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Body Glove too. Then, my agent sez, "Hey, these are looking awesome! We should have a special party where we celebrate Body Glove's 60th Anniversary and release the mugs too!" Next thing ya' know he's got the owners of Body Glove coming out to Kona, to have a big party at the local Tiki-Bar -the "Don the Beach-Comber's Mai-Tai Bar" in the swanky open-air tiki-fied Lobby of the Royal Kona Resort. So, Now he set up a meeting with the local Wyland Gallery which shows my art, and they took on the event to extend it to 2 nights, second night will be in the Wyland gallery, and they start taking on pre-orders for tiki mug sets. The Royal Kona Resort is working on getting LIVE music, maybe Henry Kapono (local legend). My agent gets a meeting with the local radio stations ( Lava 105.3 FM & The Wave 92 FM), and they're gonna start promoting the event in Sept, and maybe do a live feed from the night of the event at the resort. This week end my agent was asking"So what else can we do to make this special? We got Tiki Mugs, we got the owners of Body Glove, we got the guy in the Sea Creature Suit to be there tro pose for photos, we'll sell art prints of the painting (painting sold long time ago) I want to do a less expensive "event poster" that everyone can get signed by the Body Glove folks and me... "Well, we do make beach towels..." So this week end I put together a Sea Creature Beach Towel we'll have (I hope) in time for the event in October.If you want to hear more about how this all came together, see the surf / monster movie on line, see teh tiki mugs and all go to this page in TC :
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=42660&forum=4&start=30

And here is a sneak Peak at the Body Glove Sea Creature Beach Towel...
ALOHA!
bp~



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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-06-11 12:15 am   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe!
There is a "Best of the West" group art show at the Wyland Kona Ocean Front Gallery here in town that shows my art. So, I had to come up with an original painting to be in the show. It's already been bought, by the art patron who owns "Tiki on the Beach" a cool little small canvas piece that came out real good - this is a matching canvas to that one.
It's called "Beach Tiki".
Here's step one.)

Here's step two.)

Here step Three.)

Here's step four.)

Here's step five.)

I got lots more to do, and just about a week to do it in... Big Aloha! BP~

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-06-11 2:08 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe! HAPPY KING Kamehameha Day! Here's the latest on the current painting "Beach Tiki". more to come...

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-06-11 2:24 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe! & "HAPPY KING KAMEHAMEHA I DAY"! to find out why he is such an important historical figure for Hawaii, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamehameha_Day ALOHA!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-06-13 04:59 am   Permalink

'Aloha Tiki Tribe! Wow, I found it! OK, so back when I worked in Hollywood, (before I moved to the Big Island to make Tiki-Art) I was in the Hollywood union: Local 790 Illustrators & Matte Artists. I did story boarding for commercials, videos and films (and the union would take a chunk for "Union Dues") . My agent would get me jobs, (and take another chunk of my pay check for his cut). One day... it dawned on me just how LITTLE my agent knew, or cared, about me, or what I wanted to do with my ART. His assistant called me and said "Well, there's this job that sounds weird. It's for a guy who's kinda' strange. But, why don't you think about taking it, if you're not too busy." "Who is it?" I asked, thinking the worst... "It's a music video for Ozzy Osbourne being directed by Rob Zombie". (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) What the ...? (GASP!!!) I'm a HUGE Ozzy and Rob Zombie Fan...I had every White Zombie and Rob Zombie DVD in my (then) music collection! I about crapped my pants! I would have done it for FREE - heck, I would have PAID THEM to work with two of my Rock idols! Needless to say, I told my agent I'd take the job. AND GUESS WHAT? I Had an WONDERFUL, FREAKING' Amazing time. I WAS IN METAL-HEAD-FAN-BOY HEAVEN!!! THE Best Music Video experience in my Hollywood daze - Ozzy was extremely nice, polite to all his fans, (but I couldn't understand a word he said) and REALLY sang his heart out - he really sang- even over the "playback". I got to stand just 6 feet away at one point, next to Rob, behind the monitors, - you could really feel the power in Ozzy's voice. A-freaking'-mazing! Sharon, Ozzy's wife, was there too, and she could not have been any nicer. Rob Zombie is great for an artist to work with because he's an artist as well. Really, I was not even needed - Rob had it all pre-visualized in his head. BUT... He was being told to hurry up, & make it better, and things (like BOTH cameras) broke, and we only had two days to shoot in this huge, filthy, freezing sound stage way the hell out in the valley somewhere. Rob was feeling a lot of pressure to finish on time and on budget, and it better be not be a big piece of crap. AND ...I got to hear his phone calls from the music company bone heads who were giving him all kinds of grief because the numbers from his new (and really epic) album "Hell-billy Deluxe" were just not as good as the $ numbers of the new Britney Spears's album. (WHAT THE ...?!?!?!?) Directors get squeezed, - but, Rob never lost his cool, AND, was open to hear creative input - he took my last minute ideas because I was, as he called me ,"The Art Guy". I suggested moving the trees, candles, and things, close to, and past, the camera moving in the opposite direction; it would give the scenes depth. Movement. We had no budget, only two sets, and not a lot to show... I never saw the finished video till just NOW - some 7 years ... no, wait.. 12 YEARS LATER?! - I guess! E-GADS! Time is slipping away!! But, anyways, looking at the video, the moving stuff works! HHHmmmm... but.... ya' know what? It could use some tikis in it... ALOHA! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ81NJhEbNY

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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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Kai Koa
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Posted: 2013-06-13 2:33 pm   Permalink

Wow that's cool Brad that you got to be a part of making such a cool video with amazing musicians, both of which have been huge influences in the music I have created. Thanx for sharing!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-06-13 4:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-06-13 14:33, Kai Koa wrote:
Wow that's cool Brad that you got to be a part of making such a cool video with amazing musicians, both of which have been huge influences in the music I have created. Thanx for sharing!


Kai Koa, it was one of those magical moments in life. I really just threw open my expectations, and "enjoyed the journey" as my mentor always sez. I'm just very pleased Ozzy and Rob turned out to be worthy of all my adoration and were so much fun to work with..


 
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Posted: 2013-06-13 11:38 pm   Permalink


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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: 2013-06-15 08:42 am   Permalink

Aloha tiki tribe) Hope your all havjng a nice weakend. lets hope I can finish my painting this week end ~BP Here's hoes they are looking.. s the "the Bech Tiki" looking so far... so the first one was a a moon lit tiki and the second one is a sun set tiki. more to come! aloha!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-06-17 6:48 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe! so yeah I had a birthday a few days back. 1 gift was arrowed right at my strange obsession on exotic Japanese toys. It's so beautiful I'm just after it arrived in the mail, I'm just enjoying looking at the cool package foe now... boy the Japanese really know how to create packaging. in a day or so I'll take it out. ALOHA!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-06-17 8:24 pm   Permalink

Truly a big loss for us......he was a GREAT human being and a lover of my Art.
RIP Uncle Bob Meistrell.. So glad last time he was out here in Hawaii we took the time to go snorkeling together.... I'll always remember that. Snorkeling with a living legend. A hui Ho, Uncle Bob... Click the link below to read about him, an amazing guy with an amazing life. Aloha.
http://createsend.com/t/r-A619FE3A459786FB2540EF23F30FEDED

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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-06-18 05:22 am   Permalink

Sad day. I know he contributed to my childhood, as a Hodad.

 
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