blogKing Tiki Piece for the Rock-a-hula Luau

June 10, 2013
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Tiki piece inspired by Elvis…King Creole, not Blue Hawaii. Obvious, right?

Another festive Bricks event!!!
Each artist is creating a tiki or island themed piece for the show.
Here’s my take on the theme:
When I first read “tiki art show”, this was my train of thought…

Tiki/Island -> Hawaii -> vintage -> Blue Hawaii -> Elvis Presley -> King Creole

So, I wanted to create a tiki piece that had some sort of Elvis reference, but without being too obvious.
I loosely based my central image on a King Creole movie poster.
I used a limited, muted color palette to give it a bit of a vintage flavor.

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