ED'S ART PORTFOLIO
One of my all time favorite projects to do are covers; covers of any kind. The first covers I did were the 1976 and 1977 Blair High School Yearbook Covers in Pasadena, California.
From manuals to cook books and magazine covers, the book covers I have had the joy to create are some of the greatest covers in my client base. I have done hundreds of covers throughout my career. There are too many to post and I have lost most of the images. Please refer to the following samples of some of the covers I have done in my career.
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Company branding is the most efficient way to show potential customers what your business is about. Your company is visually reflected via your logo. Company design elements are carefully selected using verbiage, marketing materials, slogans and informational details.
Strategic use of graphics and word choice is key in projecting your business to your target audience and your brand. Use your branding to deliver clear messages.
Done correctly your brand can assist you in obtaining a strong foothold in your niche market. Branding your company with the right logo can command a level of respect through your professional presentation. The right logo can provide your business further name recognition by utilizing your logo on a vast array of products such as websites, T-shirts, mugs, laminates, etc.
To commission your own custom logo please push this link for pricing and scheduling. Contact
The apparel topic has come up within my career many times. I am not much of a fashion 'with design images on it type of guy' as it can be awkward to explain that you are the actual creator of the “bad ass” t-shirt design others celebrate wearing. Suffice it to say that my textile designs are very popular and sell well.
At any rate I have been asked by a few companies over the years to design various styles of shirts from simple one color silk screen shirts to as many as a 14 silk screen layered shirts. I do not sell any of these shirts, I just design them for clients.
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CUSTOM ART FOR CLIENTS
If you are already familiar with my art work you know most of my art work was done within the martial arts community. I did attend art college and even though I became a martial artist in my own right, the world of art was where my greatest gifts and passions lie.
The martial arts was my birth family's business and the martial arts community became the lowest hanging fruit for me with regards to acquiring clients.
For three decades I taught hundreds of martial arts seminars around the world so my two career paths of martial artist and artist ran parallel like a railroad track. After teaching my martial arts seminar I was more often than not working on artwork for clients in the hotel room.
Many of these after hours art pieces are included in this part of my portfolio. I have completed thousands of art pieces for the martial arts industry and now and then I get lucky enough to do an art piece unrelated to martial arts. It is always a pleasure. The following pieces are some of the works I’ve done in my long career.
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The cool part of about being an artist is that you always have the ability to give gifts from the heart. No malls or amazon gift cards necessary.
I have been fortunate to be able to give friends and family members artwork to raise their spirits and give them something cool to display.
I also feel from time to time the need to draw something that whispers to me like my Spock painting or my tribute to the legendary Stan Lee.
I have many art projects that I am working on simultaneously at any given time but my most important life project is the peaceful self defense nine book curriculum that I am working on completing with my wife Baer. I am an OK writer but Baer is a phenomenal writer/editor as that is where her greatest gifts lie. Every book needs an artist and a writer/editor so we make a phenomenal team. At this point in my long career it is easy to create the art I need for our own projects. This part of my portfolio is a sprinkling of some of that art.
Early artwork from my youth is included here as well.
They say that having your style of artwork copied is the greatest form of flattery. Given that, I must be one of the most flattered in my field of certificate artwork. One look on the internet and you will find a ridiculous amount of artists who copied my certificate style or took/liberated/stole my actual certificate artwork. Karma has a funny way of balancing out the wrongs in this life.
Such is life. I prefer being the exclusive but also know you can’t change what you can’t change so I’ll just claim the title as the founder and originator of my own unique style of certificate art. As an FYI my founding idea for certificates came from the stocks and bonds artwork I once saw.
My motivation for custom certificates came from the idea that the accumulation of your efforts, time and life passion in reaching a challenging goal ought to produce an award commensurate to the attainment of that goal. After all it is your “Oscar” moment, right?!
My certificates are designed with this idea in mind. It’s a piece of paper that states what the award is for, who it's from, when it was awarded and who endorsed it. That is about it. If there is no WOW factor involved who would ever care to look at it?
So I set my art skills to frame your achievement and embed it into a custom made certificate with text spelling out what you actually achieved so you can look cool for years to come and receive the proper respect you deserve.
The ultimate compliment is to receive the “WOW where did you get this awesome award?!”
My custom certificates are also designed to be a great revenue generator for school owners. Many business have increased their bottom line substantially using my templates for their awards.
To commission your own custom certificates please push this link for pricing and scheduling. Contact
Here is a sampling of the various types of portraitures that people have commissioned over the years. Each portrait is customized to the client’s wishes.
To make it easy, please look through some of the past portraits that I have done to see what style or variation is available to you as an option. No two pieces of art are the same but this should give you an understanding of what is available.
Be mindful everything is customizable to your particular needs.
Most martial artists are familiar with my artwork because they have either been exposed to my style or have actually commissioned one of my portraits. With thousands drawn and displayed worldwide it is hard not to run across one of them.
It all started when I was 19 years old and I drew a picture of my dad. My dad had never really acknowledged my artwork as a youth. It was his preference that I become his sequel or protegé in the field of martial arts.
So to get my dad’s attention I drew a pencil sketch of him. From the day I presented it to hm until the current day I have been sought after to create portraits for people.
I work simple face portraits to elaborate canvas paintings, it all depending on the desires of the client. I do all of my work in mixed medium which means I use a vast array of supplies such as pencil, ink, airbrush, acrylics, etc. to get my unique portrait look.
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There are many styles of martial arts out there. There are styles that originate from Japan, China, the Philippines, Brazil and many more.
My Hawaiian blooded and born father Ed Parker Sr. was credited as being the first to create a martial art in the Americas. My fathers martial arts influence came through the Hawaiian islands and from the Chinese. That is why my works have a Chinese flair to them.
His style of martial arts was named American Kenpo and was spread worldwide during his life. He died 3 decades ago but his legacy still lives on.
My career started by illustrating artwork for my father's many books that he published and produced. I found great pleasure doing artwork in his industry with his students and colleagues.
I found myself supporting his following by producing countless pieces of artwork over the years. I am grateful and feel blessed to be part of fulfilling so many projects for his following around the world. Some of my pieces came about because my art muse guided me there.
Here is a sampling of some of these pieces I have done over the years.