In 2007 Wacom was looking for a way to publicize the different ways to use one of their new Pen Tablets being marketed for artists of all kinds. These tablets work with any software program on a Mac or PC and provide unique pen-specific features in over 100 software applications using a Wacom cordless and battery-free pen. Wacom called for artists from around the world to submit creations made using their pen. From among the thousands of entrants, Tim Oakley's Tiki design was one of the winners.
A complete write up of his step-by-step use of the Wacom pen in creating the artwork is described in Wacom’s "Power of the Pen" website.