10 Amazing Aloha Designs

Hawaii was annexed by the United States in July 1898.  More than 60 years later, the group of islands became the 50th U.S. state.  The group of islands saw rapid development and modernization, and introduced a slew of American tourists to the geographical and biological wonders of the Aloha State.  The following designs capture the beautiful spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.

1.  Boom Shaka by EddieHolly

A stunning illustration of a Hawaiian dancer giving the shaka sign, a popular greeting among surfers.  Different theories attempt to explain the shaka’s origins, and one postulates that it was inspired by the wave of a local mill worker who had lost his middle three fingers.

Boom Shaka by EddieHolly on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-30_14-21-57

And here’s how to shaka:

How to Shaka

 

2.  Together in Waikiki by mmishee

Waikiki seems the perfect romantic setting, at least as depicted in this artwork:  a secluded beach and access to all there is to do in the city.

Together in Waikiki by mmishee on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-30_14-34-07

This video offers a first-person view of a walk along Waikiki.

Waikiki

 

3.  The Surf God by deskridge

I don’t know if this thing actually exists, but the fact remains this is a wicked cool scene that took the designer more than 400 hours to render on his computer.

The Surf God by deskridge on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-30_14-39-39

Check out this video of a surfer in Hawaii:

Surfing in Hawaii.

 

4.  Moon and Fire by Silvestris

I don’t know if this design has any specific meaning, but it definitely reminds me of Hawaiian tribal culture.

Moon And Fire by silvestris on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-30_14-50-40

Now might be a good time to check out a Hawaiian tribal dance.

Hawaiian tribal dance

 

5.  Hiwahiwa by noseSHARK

The beautiful elegance of the Hawaiian islands is represented in this minimalist design.

Hiwahiwa by `noseSHARK on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-30_14-57-39

More beautiful Hawaii:

Beautiful Hawaii

 

6.  Pele by GENZOMAN

The Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, dance, and volcanoes!

Pele by GENZOMAN on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-30_15-01-01

Check out Pele’s handiwork in this video on Kilauea:

Kilauea

 

7.  Hawaii by moshydream

This fun pinup features stereotypical Hawaiian elements:  the ukulele, hibiscus flowers and a grass skirt.

Hawaii by ~Moshydream on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-30_15-06-00

Check out the ukulele action in the music of IZ:

UZ

 

8.  Birds of a Feather by spiritto

Red-crested cardinals and hibiscus flowers are native Hawaiian flora and fauna.

Birds of a feather by spiritto on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-30_15-27-18

Here’s the bird in the wild:

Red-crested cardinal

 

9.  Na Pali by PatrickParkerArt

One of Hawaii’s most famous, secluded, and beautiful spots, captured in a surreal design.

Na Pali by ~PatrickParkerArt on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-30_15-31-08

Na Pali is also famous for its sea caves:

Na Pali sea caves tour.

 

10.  Tiki Cubist by Psycho5591

Tikis are large humanoid carvings in wood and stone found on Polynesian islands such as the Hawaiian islands.  This is a cubist take on tikis.

Tiki cubism by ~Psycho5591 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-07-30_15-34-22

Check out modern tiki carving… with a chain saw!

Tiki Carving

 

  • http://mmishee.deviantart.com/ Michelle Whitehead (mmishee)

    Im very glad you like my artwork! The other designs are very beautiful. I cant wait to be there in a few months!

  • Brian Morris

    Oh yeah Michelle, the Waikiki scene is sweet! Did you create your artwork from a specific spot, or from memory/imagination? Thanks for posting!

  • http://blog.psprint.com Sonia Mansfield

    I’m leaving for Hawaii in a few weeks. This post makes me wish I was leaving today!

  • Brian Morris

    Hawaii will be an awesome trip – bring back lots of photos!

  • http://blog.psprint.com Sonia Mansfield

    I will try not to overload everyone with my vacation photos. HA!