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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: 2013-08-04 7:30 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

So this is the ink drawing for the tee shirt. I gotta do a little clean up, and darken in some areas, clean up some others, make it camera perfect for the tee shirt screen.
So, I may post another shot of a Close up of that. But, don't worry I wont post any more personal travel log photos...

except maybe this one:

Hey, dig my new Hat!
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: 2013-08-04 8:13 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe. This is the B&W version of the full color acrylic painting of the "Body Glove Sea Creature". Its going on a tee shirt. The "Sea Creature" came from pro-surf now Film maker Greg Browning's award winning film "The Disappearance" you can see that short film here: http://www.bodyglove.com/campaigns/the-disappearance/?mwrc_session_code=SDaeAzPyhH7V6IjTf8qO

ALOHA!


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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-08-05 07:54 am   Permalink

I second that, you need to make prints of the this! Just Do It Brad!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-08-05 7:42 pm   Permalink

Kai Koa - well thanks so much for the kind wishes... I dunno if I can generate the $ to create tee shirts AND b & W prints... I think I would need to do them as cool wood block prints... and until I get ahold of some one who can create wood block prints, I don't have any plans to make them as prints. However, my agent and I went to the local tee shirt biz here in Kona, and they have some really cool ideas for the tee shirts. It will be very cool, I hope. Hey, speaking of new products & stuff... theres gonna be a sneak peak at the possible Body Glove Sea Creature Skate Board up next... oh, here it is! It would look cool mounted on da' wall of your home tiki-Bar!


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Posted: 2013-08-05 7:48 pm   Permalink

I love your Ink work, Brad....

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-08-06 02:36 am   Permalink

Thanks!
We met with the local tee shirt company today. We had a good choice of colors. Hemp, tie-dye, black, and day glow (which is big with the kids we were told) Here is the final B&W design. They asked if we wanted any words on the illo (which will go on the back - the Body Glove logo will go on the front chest) - so... yeah, we thought we needed a few words...


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-08-06 02:44 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So living on a remote island, we don't get the cool art movies... and I didn't get to see the new film of Kon-Tiki...in a theater. I just finally got to see it. Great movie! I was such a fan of the book - I really loved the book, and the movie...so freakin' good. What an amazing adventure! Wow! If you have not seen it check it out! I read the book a while ago - while I had a flu, and I had a strange fever-dream about floating on a raft in a "sea of sharks" ... when I woke up I made an drawing of that image. Then I inked it. Came out nice. Then, I sold that drawing, but the idea sat around in my sun baked noodle for year before I felt I I could paint it and do justice to Tiki! Really. The new movie brought me back to the magic feeling of the book; the adventure and searching for Paradise, and following in the foot steps of the mythic character named Tiki. I think the film captures what brought on part of the big Tiki Craze of the 50's. Anyways, I thought I'd take a look in my sketch book & at my drawings I did for that painting... here they are...









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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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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-08-06 02:46 am   Permalink

"Kon-Tiki Dream" 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas. Painted when I read the book "Kon-Tiki" a few years ago.

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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: 2013-08-06 6:11 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe,
This is not a travel log shot...
...just a product testing shot, of the Body Glove Sea Creature Beach Towel, on the Body Glove Cruise Boat...
and so is this...

and this..

..this one, maybe not.



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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-08-07 6:06 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe! I met some great folks / art patrons last night here at the Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery. They were building a home Tiki-Bar and looking for art for it's walls! I was honored to hear that! A Home Tiki-Bar has got to be my very favorite final destination for any piece of my art. It's all made with that goal in mind. They purchased one of my best pieces, if you go by the public press a... "Hawaiian Eye" made it into the Annual Art book "Spectrum-19: The Years Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art". I usually get a 1/4 page or a 1/2 page, but this is the only piece so far that has gotten me a Full page in that swanky art book! Of all my work, I asked the curator of "La Luz De Jesus Gallery" in Los Angeles, which of my paintings he felt was my best. I figured he'd be a good person to ask, as "La Luz De Jesus Gallery" is the Birthplace of the "Low-Brow" art movement. He told me he thought "Hawaiian Eye" was my best painting! Hmmm! So... these folks have good taste! "Hawaiian Eye is 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas, here it's a high end giclee on heavy paper. WANT ONE for your tiki bar? Go over to the Tiki Market Place and take a look through my blog there. I got 'em for ye!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-08-07 9:49 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe! So I need help on a project. I've seen some cool stuff on YOU TUBE where people take their favorite song and mix pictures or film clips to them. I really would like to do that with an classic EXOTICA tune. The tune "Tiki" by Martin Denny. That song with a slow fading slide show of all my Tiki-Art. Sound cool? Only problem is... I don't know nothing about the tech side of things anymore, and don't have the soft where to make it and post it to YOU TUBE. The time it would take me to learn the soft wear, and do it , would take away from me making art for my next show... way too much time I bet. So, if any one has some time, and wants to work on a cool tiki thing... let's talk! There are some cool Martin Denny things up on YOU TUBE, - but not "Tiki". I love that song, cause it's got a swanky big band sound. If some one wants to work on that with me I'll GIVE, yes GIVE for FREE, you a 16" x 20" art print (giclee) on paper, museum quality, made with fade resistant inks. Any of my prints that are available as giclees on paper - your choice which one. I'll pay to ship it to you. They sell in my local gallery for $125.00! These giclees are really nice, it'll look awesomely swanky in your home tiki bar, and you'll be adding something to the pop-culture (I think) that will be enjoyed by Tiki Tribe all over the world... on da' net! It'll spread the swank word of "tiki" in a nifty way... for a song that I don't know enough folks have heard. What do ya' think? Any one up for this? Personal message me, and we can make cool counter-culture you-tubey internet "ART"! OK TIKI TRIBE -K? - this sort of leads me to my next project. It's a book of all my Tiki art. Tiki-Art, and. HOWEVER, mysteriously wrapped around the images of poly-pop-surrealism is also a tiki-noir story. Written by s.p. Gprogan. Some art, will be made special - just for this story. Mostly, the Art will be my body of work I have created over the last 8 years approx. It'll be my "body of Work", and S.P. Grogan's colorful writing, to first bring them all in, with a wonderful cast of characters. He is perfecting spreading his creative tentacles to wrap around each image and bring them into the story-fold. Exciting stuff. I don't think anyone has tried it before, so it' scary as hell, but I find that doing the project that scares you the most, pushes you to do great things. These things you are afraid of doing - ends up your best work.

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-08-07 11:54 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!
So there is a new project coming up. a Book project. part Art book part Tiki-Noir mystery - takes place in a semi-historic semi-fictitious Hawaii right after WWII. It's called Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge. S. P. Grogan author of "Captain Cooked" and I are working on the story, and he's doing the writing, and I'm doing the Art. IT will mostly be all my Tiki-Art, but I didn't want to just do an art book, I wanted to do something special and that you could read as well... so this joint-project is being born. The featured thing in the story is a large 300 lb Tiki that sits outside the Red Tiki Lounge. This is a drawing of it - it's a study, and also part of the current painting I am working on. Here's the drawing step by step so far...

ALOHA!






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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-08-08 12:26 am   Permalink

Sent you a message via facebook about a possible art video.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-08-08 12:53 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Will get over there... but hey! Some one already put up my art to music! Not the song "Tiki" but my favorite tune by his Metal Band! HA! Awesome! Please go check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJG9parajk4


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-08-08 6:50 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe! Hey, check out the new & improved "low-Brow" Metal music video! "LEFTHEAD" plays their soothing tune "edwin" with "Low-Brow Art" by you-know-who! (I'm really honored! Thanks Kevin, and everyone in LEFTHEAD! Big Aloha, you guys RAWK!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJG9parajk4


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

www.tikishark.com

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