Small Cures. A charity art auction fund raiser for cancer patients.

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Online bidding is officially underway! Starting right now, you can bid on nearly 100 amazing paintings from our favourite artists at our online auction site. Or come bid in person at the reception this Thursday Nov 15th from 6 – 9pm at Artscape Young place at 180 Shaw St. Or both. It’s your chance to get some great, small paintings (perfect gift size, actually) for a great cause – to help raise funds for people coping with the costs of cancer.

HOW TO BID ONLINE
1. Create an account at 32Auctions.com/smallcures
2. Click ‘View all Items’ to browse the paintings
3. Submit your bid ***If someone outbids you, you’ll get a notification so you can bid higher***

I created these three small 6″ x 6″ acrylic paintings (Titled: Strut, Forge and Swagger) for a charity called Small Cures in Toronto to help raise funds for people who are living with Cancer. My good friend Kandie Wong was been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2015. She soon realized that the disease affects all aspects of life – including adding lots of financial stress. Kandie received tremendous support from family and friends, and now her wish is to help others in a similar situation.

Cancer patients need a cure for worrying about money while they should be focusing on getting better. A cure for lost wages because they can’t work. A cure for bills that keep coming in. A cure for hospital parking fees, for medications that aren’t covered, and for making sure there’s food on the table.

If you’re in Toronto from Nov 12-15th 2018. There will be an art show and auction where these paintings will be up for auction. 100% of the proceeds will go to this charity, #SmallCures.

Big ups to my friends with such big hearts who helped create this initiative, Chad Kabigting, Jason Perdue, Kim Ridgewell and of course Kandie Wong herself. Also shout out to my studio assistant, Aiken Lao for assisting on one of the paintings (Swagger) and lending me her acrylic paints!

November 12 – 15th
Reception: Nov 15th, 6 – 9PM
Artscape Young place – 3rd floor, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto.

For more info:
http://smallcures.ca

ADCC Silver and Merit Winner: Design, Graphic Design Miscellaneous

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Super stoked and proud to be part of this worthwhile anti-bullying cause by Telus. Today we just found out we got a Silver and Merit design award for this year’s Advertising and Design Club of Canada award show this week. Big thanks to the team at The & Partnership for bringing me on board for this project.

Full credit list

Agency The&Partnership
Client TELUS
Category Design Sub-Category Graphic Design Miscellaneous Year 2018
Award SILVER + MERIT
Executive Creative Director Ron Smrczek
Creative Director Noreel Asuro
Design Director Kammy Ahuja
Art Director Jamie Brand
Illustrator Carson Ting
Account Director Ashleigh McEwan, Lindsay Di Tolla

Ding Dong, It’s Dog. Another quick and fun pencil to pixel illustration.

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Squeezing another quick and fun illustration in between commercial work. This one is called ‘Ding Dong, it’s Dog’. See the process below from pencil to pixel. Done on the iPad Pro’s Procreate app. For more updates, follow us on the gram.

Dawg Gone It. From pencil to pixels and everything in between.

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Kick-starting the week off with this fun little illustration called ‘Dawg Gone It’.
Been trying to build up a bigger body of personal work while juggling a million commercial projects has been hard but rewarding. Dug up this older sketch in my sketchbook and decided to give it a go. If you’re interested in a print, drop us a line. We might make a few prints for the holidays and you can always visit us at the studio store in the West End. We’re usually here Mon – Fri from 10am – 6pm.

Here’s a closer crop version. Can’t really make up my mind on which version is better. Full illustration or closer crop?

Wanna see the illustration process? well looky here. Hit that play button below.

The rough concept sketch. Nothing beats the feeling of drawing on paper with a good old-fashioned pencil.

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Gender neutral signs featuring Full bladdered Thor, Tarene, Hulk and She-Hulk.

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Here are the Gender neutral bathroom signage designs (part of a big interior design project we worked on in collaboration with Perkins + Will Vancouver) we created for a gaming company that makes video games for both Marvel and Transformers in Vancouver. We created a total of two designs for both bathrooms. Bathroom 1: Full bladder Thor and Tarene, Bathroom 2: Full bladder Hulk and She-Hulk.

Senior Interior designer: Kimberly Baba
Interior design firm: Perkins + Will Vancouver
Printing and Installation: Northside Signs
Illustration + Design: Chairman Ting Industries Inc.
Construction: Turner Construction

Pacific North Weave Mural timelapse video.

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Pacific North Weave Timelapse video

A short but fun time-lapse video of the mural we created in collaboration with Six Hundred Four and EVO CarShare. The mural is located at 160 Water St. in Gastown Vancouver. This was a real fun piece to create as no projectors were used due to the weird location being at the entry and exit point of a parkade. Instead, we used a grid system and free handed the entire piece using Molotow markers. The mural took 2-3 days assisted by Aiken Lao and Mo from EVO.
Video was shot, cut and edited by the good folks at EVO Car Share.

Happy Friday everyone!

The Broad. One of the very best contemporary art museums we’ve visited.

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We just got back from our holiday. A super chill holiday on a cruise, the Norwegian Bliss (The biggest ship to dock in Vancouver to date) where we completely unwinded for 5 days cruising down the pacific coast, visiting Victoria, San Francisco and finally LA where we spent 3 days exploring the city. There we visited The Broad, a fairly new contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles.

The collection that was on exhibit was insanely good. Under one roof, they had Koons, Gursky, Kelly (one of our favs! Second time seeing Kelly’s work in person), Basquiat, Baldessari, Warhol, Haring, Kusama (finally we got to see her installation ‘Longing For Eternity’!), Lichtenstein, Murakami, Therrien and much more. It was a real treat and definitely one of the biggest highlights of our trip. If you ever get the chance, it’s a must visit destination!