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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: 2013-07-27 4:58 pm   Permalink

tigertail777 ~ Thank you for the kind words. Aloha Tiki Tribe! We went out last night to the local Wyland Gallery (which carries my work) to see Wyland paint live. Always a fun time. We picked up the girls over at the Royal Kona Resort, and headed out... while we were at the event some tiki tribe folks came up were buying some of my work, and placing their pre-orders for the tiki mugs with the gallery, and so we talked about my tiki art, and I signed some tiki-swag, always a treat! a few drops of rain turned into a Hawaiian down pour... so after the gallery he drove north to clear skies and had drinks at the Lava Lounge at the 4 Seasons. Beautiful Hawaiian night... I think a big storm is coming, so the wind was coming up, the waves were getting big, very beautiful.









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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-07-27 5:13 pm   Permalink

tigertail777 - OK, now that I got the photos down before my computer crashed, I can talk art. I was putting down some dark out lines to revitalize the old pencil sketch on the canvas. It was fading a little because I had taken a break from that piece to finish a commission. I had also just gotten and am being inspired by the last issue of HI Fructose magazine. Their piece on low-brow artist "McChess" aka Matthieu Bessudo really got me going. Love his B& W work, so I was in that kinda mood. I think, it'll all end up looking more like my regular stuff after it gets fully painted...but who knows, each canvas is a lesson and I'm always learning how to paint it seems! ALOHA!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-07-27 6:35 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe -
Wow this shot of Lisa came out great, I had to show it to ya'. [
img]http://tikiroom.com/img/5514x51f4742d.jpg[/img]

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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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Posted: 2013-07-28 12:03 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
I worked on the Killer orchid last night. Putting down the underpainting.
Here's a look.


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-07-28 2:27 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's the current painting in progress "The RED TIKI LOUNGE".


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-07-28 2:31 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
We went for a nice Sunday drive to enjoy the beautiful weather before Tropical Storm "FLOSSIE" hit's da' island!
Tropical Storm Location: 19.9N 148.5W
ABOUT 430 MI...690 KM E OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 615 MI...990 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII


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

www.tikishark.com

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-07-29 12:03 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So, next on the list of art projects is a b&W image for a tee shirt for the Body Glove 60th Anniversary /Tiki-Mug release party in October.
It's gonna be the Body Glove Sea -Creature. So It was so frickin' hot and humid in my art studio I couldn't really get much done till the
sun went down and things started to cool off. Of course now, there's a flying cockroach Hawaiian luau going on in my art studio... sheesh!
Must be the heat. Make all the bugs go crazy or something! Or is it that impending tropical storm everyone keeps talking about, just off
the coast? Well, sorry for the rant. Anyways, here the drawings in pencil so far,The first sketches are the two I did a while ago for the
painting.






I may take a break and go into the one room we got in the house that has AC. Watch some tube... then come back.
ALOHA!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-07-29 7:32 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So while tropical storm FLOSIE rages out side, I'm working on a B&W design for the
tee shirt for the Body Glove Tiki-Mug release party.


Here's a "BEFORE FLOSSIE" and "DURING" shot. Just some rain so far, nothing 2 bad.

ALOHA!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-07-30 01:11 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!~
A bit more done on the B&W art for the tee shirt. It's actually a little complex, and I will make it
a little more simple by use of a strong light source and think of it all in terms of black shadows
and white highlights. That should help a bit. I want the image to "read" right away.
Thanks for watching!
ALOHA!




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tigertail777
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Posted: 2013-07-30 01:39 am   Permalink

Dig it Brad! Looking good! Will this be line art, or halftone shading? Either way I know it will rock!

 
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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-07-30 3:26 pm   Permalink

This is going to make one Bad Ass t-Shirt Brad, but then I think everything you create is Bad Ass. Cant wait to get the mugs, towel, and now t-shirt in Oct. at the Body Glove party, this Im sure is going to be my best trip to Hawaii yet!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-07-31 12:22 am   Permalink

Thanks Everybody!
This is going to be just line art, no grey tones.
Like the wood cuts.... I really had fun doing that style, and it has a common link to some popular wood cut
art from Hawaii made back in the day. So, it's sort of a riff on that style, yet very low-brow. Here's the
finished Pencil work. Next I"ll pull out the brush and ink it. Wish me luck - I once was inking a very complex
drawing and at about 3/4 done, spilled ink all across it! EEK!.

I'm pretty happy with it, it looks a lot like the painting, yet the tikis look more like the mugs than the original
tiki designs, which I think kinda' makes them better looking. Here;s the ad with the original painting as ref:

And here's the mugs:


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-07-31 03:16 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe! Here's the first inking on the drawing. For those of you who just walked into the movie, this B & W drawing will be for a Tee shirt for the big Body Glove 60th Anniversary / Sea Creature Tiki-Mug Party in October held here in Kailua-0Kona Hawaii at the Royal Kona Resort, and the Wyland Art Gallery. Long story. Started with a short surf film entered into a contest made by my buddy Greg Browning (Body Glove pro surfer now movie director). His Entry was a surf/monster movie - it won first place! He showed the 7 minute short to me, and got me inspired to paint a low-brow tiki-art painting of the sea-creature. While I did that, Tiki Farm asked if I would design a 3 mug set. So I took 3 element from the painting and made them into 3 tiki-mugs. They came out really great! So, my agent arranged a TikiMug release party. The party kept getting bigger, till it turned into a Body Glove 60 year anniversary / Sea-Creature tiki-Mug release event, one day at the Royal Kona Resort, the next day at the Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery. The owners of Body Glove are coming to sign posters, prints, tee shirts, Tiki-Mugs..Plus the Sea Creature (the guy in da' suit) will also be there. October 24th and 25th. The local radio stations are gonna run promos for it, and broadcast live from the Royal Kona Event. The Mayor of the Big island may even show up. So, anyways, somewhere we decided we needed a Tee shirt to sell along with the limited edition Tiki-Mugs (which the gallery is taking pre-orders on, and quickly selling out of ). You can see more info on this event over in Tiki Central Tiki-Events (non LA events). So....back to the Tee Shirts...heres the pencil drawing starting to get inked.




Here's the Ad with the Original low-brow Tiki-Art painting of the Sea Creature.
,
and here's da' swanky Tiki-Mug set.

You can order tiki-Mugs over in the TC market place.

ALOHA!


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-08-01 10:31 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!
Family here for a visit. Showed off Kona - and the Wyland gallery.
Last time my sister and Brother-law-law where here I wasn't in a gallery, much less the whole front window. (sigh)
Big thanks to the tiki gods and the kind folks at the Wyland Kona Ocean Front gallery.
Was a good day!





Here's FIRST LOOK at a new Beach towel!

Got to show off my stuff in the big stores too..

and got to show off my fav beach too! more tomorrow... 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

www.tikishark.com

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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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