Daily Archives: September 10, 2019

Illustration marathon. Yesterday’s 16 hour shoot at Westside Studios.

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Yesterday was one of the longest workdays I’ve had this year. Arrived at Westside at 10am and walked out just past 320am (Thank god for Uber drivers!). Here’s what the set looked like when I got there with the client.

I can’t even count how many fat Krinks, Poscas, Molotows (one blew up in my hand), and Sharpies I went through. My right hand feels like a lobster claw right now.

It was a real honour to be on this project especially knowing what a great cause this is for the University Hospital Foundation.

Prep work when I arrived fresh off the plane for the pre-pro meeting.
The crew testing equipment.
Shot of the completed set.
Derek Shapton working his magic at an ungodly hour.
Shot on the Nikon D600.
Snapped this on the Nikon right before leaving the studio.

Doodles from the air enroute from Vancouver to Toronto for a project at Westside Studios.

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Here are a few doodles on the plane Sunday morning with my newish posca markers. I hopped on a plane to Toronto for a really fun project that my ex-boss, Karen Howe got me on board for.

Title: Dream Prance.
Was trying to only draw non-recognizable objects for this doodle exercise.

I was working with Westside studios for a TV shoot yesterday (16 hours!). What’s really funny is, I got to work with Derek Shapton again. Derek and I go way back, like 20 years back. When I first entered the business, the very first photographer I commissioned was Derek from Westside. At the time, I got him to shoot a print campaign for FRAM air filters. I was working with an all-star team, including Mark Mason, Matt Antonello, and of course my ex-boss Karen Howe. Karen was my CD when I worked for the then indie agency, Due North Communications (it’s now rolled into some other MDC agency I believe).