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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-04 6:55 pm   Permalink

Hey thanks, when you put it that way it makes even more since t use a different word.. well we got a ways to go before they are gonna be on the shefls anywhere.... fist pass at this point....many more ton come... so, it'll months before their ready for shops... I' ll keep u posted!


 
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Kai Koa
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Joined: Nov 11, 2012
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2014-03-05 09:12 am   Permalink

Your welcome Brad, and I thought of another 4 letter word that might be cool to use on a beach towel: "KONA"
Tourist like to take home keepsake's from where they are visiting, especially ones that specifically name where they vacationed in Hawaii.
But then again if your making the towels to be sold throughout the islands then specifically naming one of the island area's like "KONA" might not work for a beach towel on Maui.
Oh well, whatever you do Im sure it's going to RAWK!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-05 9:17 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-03-05 09:12, Kai Koa wrote:
Your welcome Brad, and I thought of another 4 letter word that might be cool to use on a beach towel: "KONA"
Tourist like to take home keepsake's from where they are visiting, especially ones that specifically name where they vacationed in Hawaii.
But then again if your making the towels to be sold throughout the islands then specifically naming one of the island area's like "KONA" might not work for a beach towel on Maui.
Oh well, whatever you do Im sure it's going to RAWK!




Yeah "KONA" could work on the Big Island, and on Oahu, but there are no "Kona"s on Maui or the other islands. Or even the Main-land, if they get that far... So has to be a word that is everywhere. Could put on "AIR" but, that might be too "everywhere"!


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-03-06 08:16 am   Permalink

I always like the word HULA, its so Hawaiian.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-06 11:58 pm   Permalink

HULA! Awesome idea! I like it! Thanks!

Okay... sorry if everyone is tired of hearing about this, but it effects all artists, tiki or otherwise.
So more on the local West Hawaii Today Newspaper about the Cafe Press using and selling gift items with my painting "Forbidden Island" on them, without my knowledge or permission.

http://westhawaiitoday.com/community-bulletin/new-development-kona-artist-s-lawsuit-alleged-copyright-infringement?fb_action_ids=10202543142152532&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

Tiki Tribe, what I don't understand, is the money they are spending on I.P. Lawyers (which cost like about 1000 an hour) from this really huge law firm in L.,A. , and then hiring another lawyer in Hawaii to fight me in this...It's costing them more to pay lawyers then to just said, "Oh, sorry Brad. That is your painting. Sorry we didn't check for any proper copy rights, here's some dough. We'll try to be more careful." Right? Be nice about making a mistake? Costing me a big sale. (well, a HUGE sale) But no, they come back with all this "your case has no merit." So, we had to go public. They just don't seem to care. Like they really are too big to care. I guess there are people out there that will happily step on the little guy, steal from small time artists right and left...makin' big bucks... very depressing and sad.


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Destro100
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Posted: 2014-03-07 05:55 am   Permalink

Not tired hearing about this! I am anxiously waiting to see how this plays out. I don't want to believe that this kind of stuff can happen without any repercussions.

 
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Holler Waller
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Joined: Mar 13, 2011
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From: NW TN
Posted: 2014-03-07 07:24 am   Permalink

If they admit a 'mistake' about your case, then they'll have to admit 'mistakes were made' on other items as well. Their whole business model could fold - anyway, that's my guess on why the full court press.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-07 1:07 pm   Permalink

HAppy Aloha Friday - Tiki Tribe!
Thanks for the kind words and Aloha. Yes, that's true, if they say they did wrong here, that means they did wrong on...oh, what was it the other sides lawyer said, they get about 2 million up loads every few weeks? And never check a single one for proper copy right? Wow...yeah their whole business plan is structured on getting away with this kinda stuff...


Well made the front page of my small town... lots of support for the local artists here. Nice folks!

Here a link the the whole news story:
http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/kona-artist-sues-cafepress-alleged-copyright-infringement?fb_action_ids=10202545399968976&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-08 5:21 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
it's raining on the Big Island today...staying in the studio and watching old sci-fi movies and painting.

I'm getting the "underpainting" done....and changing some things ...

I changed the clouds in the sky, and the shape of the crest of the wave so you could see that "glow" through the wave (I love that part).
More laters....




 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-03-09 12:43 am   Permalink




 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-09 05:54 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Working out some stuff in my mono chromatic under painting. Like the light. Where is it coming from, and what do I want it to do,

I want to see the sunset glow through the wave. That's one of my favorite things to paint. So I worked that out in this Black and white stage.

I think it lets me think better about just the light, with out being distracted by colors.
Colors can get me all turned around, when painting is all about lighting ...I think.

Lots to do....
LATERS!


 
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Kai Koa
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Joined: Nov 11, 2012
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2014-03-09 10:44 am   Permalink

It's coming along great Brad. I feel this piece so much!
I dig that it has a lot of imagery that I enjoy about Hawaii, the ocean, the sunset, the marine inhabitants, Tiki's, the mystical being of the Sea Witch that to me represents the Hawaiian folklore "Chicken Skin" stories, she can go from ocean dweller to land inhabitor and lure you in with those eye's. Amazing work Brad and once you work your color magic it's going to be Mind Blowing! Thanx for the updates, showing all the steps you do is fascinating.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-09 12:05 pm   Permalink

Kai Koa - thanks, this is a complex one, and I really wanted it to pull together and be focused like "Jungle Witch", of course while that one is so still, this one has so much movement - from the ocean.

I stepped back and had to really look hard at what I was doing.
Make sure I wasn't just putting things in with out seeing how the relate to all the other objects in the painting.

So, here on da' islands we have geckos.
It's good to have them in your house because they help eat the bugs.
I raised them when I was a little kid in the mid west, with great care building terrariums, now I live in one giant gecko habitat.
You get to have these delightful little lizards around for free!
Couldn't keep them out if you wanted to.
This one, seems to have really gotten to enjoy my working in the studio.
He's always on the wall or ceiling next to me while I'm painting.
I have not gotten him completely tame, but he's fairly unafraid now.



 
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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2014-03-09 9:05 pm   Permalink

That's so cool you have a gecko chillin watching over you. Zoe and I were packin our bags one year after staying at Kona Magic Sands condo's and I had a last minute thing I needed to pack and upon opening my suit case a little brown gecko jumps out, I hear they are the original Hawaiian gecko's. Well luckily he made it out or he would have been coming back to seattle with us.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-10 12:27 pm   Permalink

Kai Koa - Too funny! Wonder how many people have taken home little geckos, or jumbo cockroaches, after a trip to Hawaii?


 
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