what's on the horizon...

This is an art blog where I will be adding new drawings and paintings of Hula girls and Tiki Gods every week, sometimes more, along with related videos, Hawaiiana and tons of Tiki trivia. So crack open a cold one and enjoy the show.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON APPEARANCE!



PORTLAND HULA GIRLS AND TIKI FANS, I'LL BE AT THE WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON.
DROP BY AND SAY HI.  I'LL HAVE LOTS OF PRINTS AND ORIGINAL ART FOR SALE!
                                                   http://www.wizardworld.com/keithtucker.html


Monday, January 6, 2014

"Baby it's Cold Outside!"



AS  THE  ARCTIC  WINDS  HEAD  SOUTHWARD,  I  THOUGHT  IT  WOULD BE  A NICE TIME  FOR  ME  TO  DRAW  A  HULA  GIRL FOR  THE  OCCASION  BECAUSE,  "BABY  IT'S  COLD  OUTSIDE".

Monday, December 30, 2013

"Hau' Oli Makahiki Ho" ( Happy New Year, in Hawaiian )



 "HAU' OLI MAKAHIKI HO"  MEANS  "HAPPY NEW YEAR"  IN HAWAIIAN.
THE "MAKAHIKI"  IN HAWAIIAN HISTORY WAS A FOUR MONTH TIME OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY, WHEN WAR WAS 'KAPU' ( FORBIDDEN ) AND WORK WAS MEANT TO BE LIGHT.  IT WAS A TIME FOR CELEBRATING THE HARVEST AND "LONO" THE HAWAIIAN TIKI GOD OF FERTILITY AND RAIN.  TODAY THE MAKAHIKI IS STILL CELEBRATED WITH FESTIVALS APPROXIMATELY BETWEEN THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER TO FEBRUARY.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tiki Calendars, Hula Girl Calendars, Maui Calendars...


IT"S CALENDAR TIME!


                                                            "HULA GIRLS CALENDAR"
   CHECK OUT THIS LINK AND SEE A PREVIEW OF 12 MONTHS OF MY HULA GIRL ART!
                                             http://www.cafepress.com/whatnowstuff/10957298

TUCKER'S TIKI CALENDAR
THROUGH THIS LINK YOU CAN SEE 12 MONTHS OF TIKI ART!

"HULA GIRLS AND TIKI GODS"
AND THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, TIKI'S AND HULA DANCERS, 
CHECK THE LINK FOR A PREVIEW...

"MAUI PLACES"
MY ARTISTIC JOURNEY AROUND THE VALLEY ISLAND.
CHECK OUT THIS LINK AND SEE THE PREVIEW...
MAUI PLACES CALENDAR

HERE'S A VARIANT COVER OF THE SAME "MAUI PLACES" CALENDAR.
CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR A PREVIEW...


I'VE COLLECTED A LOT OF MY ART IN THESE BABIES.  BUYING A CALENDAR IS A CHEAP WAY TO SUPPORT MY ABILITY TO BUY ART SUPPLIES, FOOD, A ROOF OVER MY FAMILY'S HEAD,   IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS LIKE THAT THAT KEEP ARTISTS GOING.

Friday, December 20, 2013

"Mele Kalikimaka-Hula Dancer"



MELE KALIKIMAKA IS THE HAWAIIAN WORD THAT MEANS MERRY CHRISTMAS.  SINCE THE MISSIONARIES THAT ARRIVED IN HAWAII IN 1820 WERE THE FIRST TO INTRODUCE CHRISTMAS TO THE HAWAIIANS. MERRY CHRISTMAS WAS DIFFICULT FOR THE HAWAIIANS TO PRONOUNCE, MELE KALIKIMAKA  ROLLED MORE EASILY OFF THEIR TONGUES.
IN 1950, BING CROSBY & THE ANDREW SISTERS TURNED IT INTO A HIT SONG.
YOU CAN ORDER PRINTS OF MY LATEST
MELE KALIKIMAKA DESIGN AND OTHERS
AT MY BONANZA SHOP...
http://www.bonanza.com/listings/-Mele-Kalikimaka-Hula-Dancer-/137261631
AND CHECK OUT MY LATEST CALENDAR AT CAFE PRESS....

http://www.cafepress.com/whatnowstuff/10957298

Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Weird Tiki Comics alert....


EVER SINCE THE NEW INCARNATION OF TIKI MAGAZINE, WEIRD TIKI COMICS HAS HAD AN INSTALLMENT!  CHECK OUT TIKI MAGAZINE AND FIND OUT, "WHAT IF ANCIENT POLYNESIA ACTUALLY WAS INVADED BY TIKI'S FROM OUTER SPACE!  SOME REAL RETRO COMICS FUN BY YOUR'S TRULY, KEITH TUCKER.

Monday, July 22, 2013

"Surf's Up Brain!"





Way back in the nineties I was a storyboard artist on "Pinky and The Brain".  One of my episodes was "Beach Blanket Brain".  These are the outfits they wore in that episode where brain takes up surfing.
                 You can order a print here...  http://www.bonanza.com/listings/-Surf-s-Up-/120127905

 
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