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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3532
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-20 7:18 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Argh! My camera broke!
I apologize for not showing any new tiki-art tonight.
I didn't post for a bit because I was depressed, now I can't cause of Technical difficulties.
Now, it did break RIGHT AFTER it took "THIS" photo....
So, maybe, there is something about "THIS" photo that broke the camera?
Is it that there were just too many "low-Brow" art-like things in this photograph and the combined Low-Brow mojo just darned over loaded it's delicate electronics?

Let's see... what could have done it?.... hmmmm.... Could it have been the nifty new TIKI Souvenir Key Chain? ....attached to my Corvette (the religious apex of all things automotive if you grew up in the Midwest like I did - that is unless your talking Classic hot rods, then that's a whole OTHER Automotive religious experience) car key, eh...er...key "fob"??
...or my Crazy Al Tiki Mania Tiki Pendant?
...or my Gold Tooth?
...or all the above?


 
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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: 2013-11-21 9:04 pm   Permalink

aloha Tiki Tribe!
OK,
Got a new camera. Wow, they keep getting smaller and smaller, and it's harder to just get a simple camera, and not some complex film making machine!

Working on "THE RED TIKI LOUNGE"

Here's a detail ... starting inside the tiki lounge part of the painting...
ALOHA~



 
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tigertail777
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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 671
From: Oregon
Posted: 2013-11-21 9:45 pm   Permalink

Look at at all that crazy detail! This is going to be just spectacular!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posts: 3532
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-22 04:18 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe...
Here's the further detail on the Tiki inside the RED TIKI LOUNGE...

Aloha~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3532
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-22 6:11 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Wow, more of my art going out in the world ... with out me knowing about it. Big Mahalo to Crazy Al for the heads up. I talked to Marc at the bar. Alls OK. Hey, you bring TIKI to Canada, that got to be what ol' grammy Tiki-Shark would call "good works"!

If they would have ASKED, I would have said YES... but oh we'll... Live 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: 2013-11-27 05:06 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So ...I'm STILL working on "THE RED TIKI LOUNGE" - wow, so many many other projects have interrupted this painting, it's Almost a joke now! Sheesh, what else can happen?!! Never mind I said that! PLEASE! Oh, I better not ask that question - tempting the tiki gods is not a good thing... I'm sure they would be all too happy to show me just exactly the hundred million OTHER things that could happen to draw away my time from painting if I requested it in some snarky comment!
Oh, no. I promise, I will be happy, and as full of "ALOHA" as I can be, and I am so happy and grateful I am able to paint, and paint a Tiki-painting, that I am finding very challenging, and ever more involving.
Okay, the tiki-gods are appeased, I hope. Onward!
So here we are now...

This is the general area of the painting I am working on right now. The sign age, of the TIKI LOUNGE.

Here's me putting brush to canvas,

Here's the pulp comic-book character a friend of mine, Dærick Gröss Sr., created and owns named "She-Bat"- which is seen in this painting with his permission. I'm treating her like a fictional character akin to "The Shadow"; reminiscent of a character from the 1930's in a "Tiki-Lounge noir-action novel". He was one of early mentors..my 2nd I think. And he taught me a lot about comic book art, and anatomy drawing. See more of his amazing art work- please visit his FB page and "Friend" him.
https://www.facebook.com/nrichard.gross?fref=ts&__rev=1024226

Here's the Lounge Signage (all so important in a good moody Tiki Lounge/Bar) I'm working on.

24" x 30"
Canvas
Acrylic paint.
I'm sneaking up to a larger brush to try to move faster, A "Winsor & Newton Universtiy Series 233 England" - #1 or a #2 or even a #3 sometimes, but it so far doesn't seem to be making the painting get done any faster!
Here's the whole image so far. Lots has been done, paths have gone down, then discovered they were the wrong way, and back tracking has been done. But, I am still excited about this image.

So every month, on my calendar, I write across the top, "NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS DO NOT STOP MAKING ART!"
This has been one of those months where I needed to see those words a few times to remind me of what is important.
Thanks for watching the paint dry!
ALOHA!

Brad's imaginary Low-Brow Art Muse sez:
"Dead-line means you get it done before your dead ya know."

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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4871
Posted: 2013-11-29 09:11 am   Permalink

Seeing your work up close with all the brush strokes really shows off your talent. The detail is just crazy good. Wendy
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Zinctiki
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Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 108
Posted: 2013-11-29 09:54 am   Permalink

Love the '61 Chrysler with the Von Dutch grille!

 
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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: 2013-12-01 12:30 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Thanks so much! Lots of crazy detail on this on that's for sure!

Here's a close up of the pulp-action figure looming above the Tiki Lounge!

ALOHA
BP~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-12-02 3:17 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Check it out...maybe the little guy can still take on the big corporations?
http://damontucker.com/2013/12/02/big-island-artist-brad-tiki-shark-parker-files-copyright-infringement-suit-against-cafepress-com/


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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: 2013-12-02 3:34 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe-
Now "HAWAII NEWS TODAY" wants to interview me! (EEK!)
Heres some more art...

Getting to the lounge...

I'm trying not to be distracted by all this "stuff" and just make da' art...that's all I ever wanted to do.... but...oh well... someone has to stand up and say something, or else, if no one ever does, than big corporations will rip off small artist more and more. People tell me, oh they wouldn't break the law...but that's naive. These big companies don't follow the rules if they can make money. If you think they play by the same rules we all do, than that's how they get away with it.
Aloha,
wish me luck!
BP~


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"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-12-03 2:49 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So news has happened....
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2013/11/26/hawaii-artist-brad-tiki-shark-parker.html

"boy, the crap that's on TV these days..."

well, that "gift bag" looks a lot like a painting I know of...

Hey, that's me painting "Forbidden Island"!

And me holding it up....
well it sure looks like the same image to me.
How can Cafe Press say the case "Has no Merit?"

I think giant companies like this are just so big, and make so much money, that no matter what I did, they would never notice me. I am a fly on the butt of the biggest dinosaur that walked the earth.
The Stock market burps, and they make or loose more money than if I was able to sue them and wind ten times over. They are so big and powerful, they just don't follow the same rules as the rest of us, and don't care - cause who's gonna enforce them? The police don't care. No one was murdered. Just some artist got ripped off... no one cares. They have an army of lawyers, and I have one guy... who spends half his time in the waves. Oh well, at least I got on TV!
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: 2013-12-03 7:46 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's a link to the story the news ran last night. I don't know how long this link will work, so best take a look now. My Art-Agent made them put it up. (he actually pestered the
president of NBC Hawaii until they put it up!)

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24128658/big-island-artist-files-infringement-lawsuit?fb_action_ids=10201919684926491&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_ref=.Up6iRu41eas.like&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

Wow! What's funny is the story right before mine was about a "SHARK ATTACK" so they seg-wayed into local artist "Brad Tiki-SHARK Parker" get a big BITE taken out of his profits by a large corporation!
HA! Now that's some good news casting!

Brad
Aloha,



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Kai Koa
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Joined: Nov 11, 2012
Posts: 67
From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-12-04 3:34 pm   Permalink

Getting the word out about these crooks! Right on Brad and Abbas! Im sure this isn't the first artist they have ripped off, but because of your diligence they are going to have to change the way they screw others.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-12-04 4:32 pm   Permalink

Stick to your guns, Brad!

 
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