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A Dash Of Hope. A pop-up mural in Downtown Vancouver during the COVID19 lockdown.

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Location: 1168 Robson Street, Vancouver.
Digital captures from my Nikon D600 + Nikkor 50mm F1.4 non-ai while taking breaks.

A quick timelapse of my process.

Post-production notes:

The mural took 3 days in total. 1st day was mostly prep work. This included picking up paint and art supplies, priming the wall and sketch work (using a grid system and a good old fashioned chalk).

The grid technique I used for this mural project.

The 2nd day started early at 9am until 6pm. The bulk of the work was done on the 2nd day and on the 3rd day I spent half of the day finishing up details, fixing mistakes, and photographing the final wall.

Because of the COVID situation, I decided to solo the job to minimize any human interaction. The wall was done almost exclusively with spray paint (from Layout art supplies) for speed. I didn’t have access to water and didn’t know how I was going to treat greywater so it only made sense to spray bomb the whole wall.

Fun fact:

The fact that I was soloing the job meant I didn’t have anyone to look after my gear if I had to go to the bathroom, so I decided to not drink anything for the entire time I painted. I was in eco-mode for the entire time which I was quite surprised how well my body adapted. Happy that I didn’t have to resort to adult diapers. ;)


“Everything that is done in the world is done by HOPE.”

Martin Luther King

✨A Dash of Hope✨ is all we need. I’m super pumped about this new mural I did for the Vancouver Mural Festival and Vancity on 1168 Robson Street. Big thanks to Drew Young and the whole Vancouver Mural Festival team for inviting me to be among the 40+ artists to help brighten up the city with our art. It’s a sad sight to see what used to be a vibrant city to be now all boarded up in our battle against this pandemic.

We all just need a dash of HOPE while keeping away from each other and to stay home as much as we can to help continue to flatten this curve. We can do this.

Big shout out to City of Vancouver for the paint and supplies and Goodbye Graffiti for providing a protective coating to our (hopefully) temporary art. Also a big shout out to our amazing studio manager Aiken Lao for holding everything down remotely while I go paint. My apologies for all my late email, text, IG message responses.

Photo credit: Portrait shot by @Tootallthaison | A great talent. Give him a follow on IG.

Thank you to all the people that came to say hi from a safe distance, all the strangers that came up to give me props and thumbs up.

Digital captures from my Nikon D600 + Nikkor 50mm F1.4 non-ai while taking breaks.
Digital captures from my Nikon D600 + Nikkor 50mm F1.4 non-ai while taking breaks.
The talented Jopa stenciling tags on each and every mural. Check out his work on IG:
https://www.instagram.com/brotherjopa/

And finally to the random crow that stalked me for all three days, thanks for stealing my bag of skinny nibs. You can suck it crow bird.

A victory prance after wrapping up the project.
A work in progress shot.

All will be well despite all the chaos out there.

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We hope everyone is staying healthy and positive during these strange COVID times. It’s during these times that we are reminded of all the love we have all around us. Every day we get phone calls, emails, messages and more from family, friends, associates, old co-workers and more. Although we are practicing physical social distancing by working from home, we feel more connected to all our family and friends than ever.

Oddly enough, we are actually more busy than usual and we’re very grateful for this. We are working on a couple of very exciting projects that have been keeping our spirits high and hopeful for a brighter and stronger future for all. We can’t wait to share all the work we’ve been busy chipping away at, but until then, please stay safe at home. All will be well.
Spiritually, we will see you all tonight at 7pm to thank all the modern heroes that are courageously fighting in the front lines to keep us all safe.

How’s everyone doing? Here’s a quick update from us working from home.

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We hope everyone is staying healthy, positive and more importantly, staying away from other people by staying home.

As we’ve been working from home, we try to keep our daily routine as normal as possible by keeping our work hours the same and schedule daily status calls with Aiken, our studio manager.

Luckily our lovely clients are still keeping us busy so for the most part, it’s business as usual.

Being stuck inside doesn’t mean we can’t paint murals digitally at home. Here’s a quick mockup of one of our favourite murals we created and was digitally installed in our townhome in the west end.

A digital mockup of the mural in our home in the west end.

This illustrated map of Vancouver was a commissioned illustration piece for CMPNY under the creative direction of Chris Zawada, partner and head of creative at Full Punch. Stay home and creative.

Here are a few close-ups of the illustration:

How to protect yourself from the COVID19 virus: Introducing the Anti-COVID19 3000 Suit.

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Introducing the ANTI COVID19 Suit 3000. Designed and built in Vancouver, Canada, this suit is made from a military-grade titanium shell it houses the most advanced anti-bacterial system that is powered by a new Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology. We are now taking orders immediately. Delivery may take up to 48 hours. 1 order limit per household.

Feeling like we’re all living in an episode of Black Mirror.

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KRINK K-55, Faber-Castell Pitt Brush Pen, Rotring 800+ 0.5mm, POSCA PC1M on paper.