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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Kilaueakyd
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Joined: Nov 20, 2012
Posts: 65
From: The active crater
Posted: 2014-04-01 11:46 am   Permalink

Hawaiana Low Brow! What a concept. Your last few post are right on the money in my eyes Brad.
Here is some inspiration for you. Incorporate The Curse of Lono, Hunter S. Thompson fishing off south point with some Tiki buds. Maybe a Wahine or 2, cause they are so hot there. Perhaps a few Shark fins around the boat. Lono over looking the whole thing?


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3487
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-04-01 7:29 pm   Permalink

Kilaueakyd - oh yes that is a classic book that is near the top of my "must read" list. Gosh, I used to love to take long after noons and just sit in a sunny part of the local book store and read ...now most of the book stores are closed. Children don't even know what libraries are anymore. It's a sad thought to think of all those huge nobel buildings full of books no one will ever open the covers of again. The world is changing. Now I listen to "audio-books " while I a paint, except for my favorite artist's "art books". Guess I get Hunter on Audio.

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Kilaueakyd
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From: The active crater
Posted: 2014-04-01 10:57 pm   Permalink

I love books and libraries still. I hate the costs but where would we be without books like "The Book of Tiki". That book changed everything. I like to think for the better.
I hope you can find The Curse of Lono on Audio. I wonder who would have narrated?
Hunter S Thompson sitting in Hale o Keawe at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau with all those Tiki poles. I think Ralph Steadman has some great art from that book.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-04-03 02:20 am   Permalink

Kilaueakyd - Oh I know I gotta get a hard copy so I can have the really great art that comes with it!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posts: 3487
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-04-03 02:43 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Working tonight in the studio, it's hot, windows are open...

What the heck is that I'm paining you ask? Just a warm up thing for now...but... Well I had this vision in a dream while I was reading that art book I got from RAGNAR.
It's a simple canvas ...more on that later.

So, I have the usual geckos in da house. But one's gotten friendly. Tonight I was being dive bombed by a really large and creepy cockroach ...just about smashed my canvas swatting at it repeatedly... finally my studio-exterminator took care of him.

"Good boy!"

Someone commented why I had a shark with an elephant trunk in my painting on FB.
So I thought I better fix him.

An elephant/shark is kinda a cool idea, but this was supposed to be a hammer head.

Looking better I hope!
more laters*




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-04-03 08:55 am   Permalink

Two fun stories. I love Geckos and your art, Wendy

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-04-07 03:51 am   Permalink

thanks!
Here's where the painting is ...
I had a dream about it last night. I had to work on the shark...

step one...

In my dream I knew I had to paint the shark as more than just a good painting of a shark.

I knew I had to paint it as a shark as I need to see it.

So It's not gonna look like a realistic shark, but a low-brow shark.

A realistic low-brow shark, not a real life shark...which is turning out to be more work than just painting a shark.

more coming...



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-04-07 4:56 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe,
Here's more.

Shark skin

Here's the next step

soon to put in light reflections.
MORE LATER!
Aloha!



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-04-09 6:09 pm   Permalink

I swear that I can feel the ocean move in this painting. I love seeing the development of the sharks colors. Wendy
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 664
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-04-09 7:11 pm   Permalink

Brad, of course now I can only see an elephant trunk when I look at that hammerhead...LOL. Never should have said anything.

I have to agree with Wendy on the movement in that painting. Absolutely stunning. It also has a whole ying/yang feel to it with the world above the waves and the world below. Beautiful stuff.

- Dale


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-04-12 8:37 pm   Permalink

danlovestiki - thanks! my first "above and below" painting. Its a very popular type of image here in Hawaii, and this is my first, I real was working to make it have that motion, thank you so much for noticing!
littlegiles - well.....it's the ultra-rare elephant trunk hammer head shark! Very rare indeed!

Here's a closer look.

Here's where we are at now. I was down a few days with an april tourist cold-but. Now I'm up again and back da' Tiki-Art.

Here's a nice look-see at the strange low-brow shark I saw in a dream. With a good try at the reflected water lighting on his strange hide.
Getting some where I hope.
More later.....
Big Aloha!




 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-04-12 10:17 pm   Permalink

aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's the latest ...me still trying to make the shaky more like it's reflecting light from the sea.

shark

tonights sunset from Kona.
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-04-13 05:36 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe,
Saturday night paint slappin'

Here's the sea witch right now, still in progress...

a closer look at the area that was being painted...worked out reflected sea lights and some detail on fishes and some bubbles...
more to come...



 
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tigertail777
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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 665
From: Oregon
Posted: 2014-04-14 01:11 am   Permalink

Digging it! Really like the different style you used on the shark. Like Wendy said, I can feel the ocean move on this one too!

 
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Woodtiki
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Joined: May 20, 2013
Posts: 85
From: San Mateo,CA
Posted: 2014-04-14 06:56 am   Permalink

All looking great! The shark is awesome, and your waves are always so amazing. I really love the concept on this one!
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