Monthly Archives: January 2019

Illustrators do warm-ups by sketching like athletes doing warm-ups by stretching.

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Illustrators do warm-ups by sketching like athletes doing warm-ups by stretching.

Much like athletes, illustrators need to do warm-ups that act like training exercises by doing quick illustrations for fun. It helps loosen fingers, the wrist and more importantly, the mind.

Did this quick sketch before tackling a commercial project in Hong Kong. This piece is based on a photo I took with my Google Pixel while in Causeway Bay. I ABSOLUTELY love drawing with this pental brush pen. Nothing beats the feeling of an old school brush pen hitting on Moleskine paper.

Follow our adventures in Hong Kong through our IG channel. We’re here until the end of Feb.

A giant hashtag to help #EndBullying with Telus

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New illustration work for Telus to help end bullying.
So much fun working on #EndBullying again with the fine folks at The And Partnership.

Agency: The Green House / The And Partnership
Creative Director: Norell Asuro
Associate Creative Director: Yvette Reitner

Peeking over peaks on Hong Kong island.

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Sometimes I pinch myself because I still can’t believe this is my temporary office view in Hong Kong. Caught today’s magic hour (with my trusty old Nikon D600 and Nikkor 50mm F1.8) as I was catching up with emails. Been working and living here since Jan 7th and it seems like there’s no end to exploring new things on this tiny Hong Kong island. We’ll be meeting the good folks at Ogilvy & Mather this Thursday.

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There’s almost always something beautiful to see if you look close enough. Just look around.

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Title: ‘Road Chill’
Size: 2987px X 3539px @ 72dpi
Medium: Digital. Google Pixel 2 XL + Procreate.

We’ve been back in Hong Kong for 3 weeks now and we still haven’t had time to do a proper photo walk but no matter where we go, or how mundane it might be, there’s almost always something beautiful to see if you look close enough. This photo was taken on the whim with our Google Pixel 2 XL with no filter. Love the colours and how the light is passing through the light plastic. As it drifted down on to the street, it made us think of that scene in the movie, American Beauty (Whoa. That movie was 20 years ago!) and this old French film ‘The Red Balloon‘ (shot in 1956! One of our absolute favourite) We call this piece ‘Road Chill‘.

And no, this is not a sponsored post from Google. No sir.
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New illustration. A beautiful bird in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong.

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Been back in Hong Kong for a week now and was reminded how beautiful the birds are here. I have no idea what type of birds we’re seeing but they’re gorgeous. I wish I brought my telephoto lens out here but for now, I’ll just have fun illustrating them as I see them. This particular one had a really long tail and was just chilling out in a local urban park in Sai Wan Ho. Follow our journey on the gram.

Here’s a fun little process video of my illustartion.

Birds of HK from Chairman Ting on Vimeo.

Excited to be back in Hong Kong to explore and connect.

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We’re excited to be back again in Hong Kong. We’ve been back for over a week now and have finally settled in and beat our jet lag. We’re here until Feb 27th and really looking forward to reconnecting with our contacts at ad agencies and design firms like Pill and Pillow. If you’d like to reach out and connect with us while we’re here, our local number is 6689 3640 for Carson and 5663 7828 for Denise.

For all image maker nerds reading this, the illustration was shot last night on our Nikon D600 and Nikkor 50mm F1.8. Shot at F7.1 ISO 640 with an exposure time of 2.5 secs. We brought minimal gear this time with only two 50mm. One being F1.4 Non-ai and F1.8. The monster bunny was illustrated on the iPad Pro’s Procreate app.

For all your other project inquiries while we’re away, or if you have any studio needs, feel free to hit up our Studio Manager extraordinaire Aiken. Her email is aiken at chairmanting.com She’s holding the fort down in Vancouver. Studio hours are Mon-Friday 10am – 6pm. However, she will also be away from Jan 28-Feb 12th to vacation in Shanghai.

We’re thinking of printing our Pacific North Weave illustration as smaller art prints

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Tinkering around with smaller prints resized and cropped to fit a portrait orientation. This Six Hundred Four piece in collaboration with EVO Car SharePacific North Weave‘ would be cut up in 3 pieces, left, middle and right. Revisiting this piece since I added 3 bonus easter eggs in the piece including a Koi loving Otter.

You can now order your pair (limited to six hundred and four pairs) online or at the store.