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RISE UP against Racism. Together and united, we are stronger.

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UPDATE: SOLD. 100% proceeds went to Black Lives Matter Vancouver.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.

Like many of you, the recent events that have unfolded in the U.S. and Canada have been truly incomprehensible. It’s hard to articulate the anger and frustration seeing how racism is still a large part of our lives in this day and age. As a first-generation Chinese Canadian (born and raised) I have experienced my fair share of racism as a kid but nothing in comparison to what Black people experience. I can only imagine their struggles and because of this, I’ve been inspired to illustrate this piece called ‘United Colours of Humanity’ to capture the spirit of our global community rising up against racism, specifically, about anti-Black racism and police brutality. 

Here’s a link put together by Daily Hive that lists all Black-owned businesses and mutual aid funds you can support in Vancouver. We will continue to show our support in every way we can. FYI, there will be an anti-racism protest happening at Canada Place today at 4pm in Vancouver.

Also, here’s a cool link to support black designers that I found through my old partner in crime, Keri Zierler called Blacks Who Design: https://blackswho.design/

UPDATE: SOLD. This piece is no longer available. 100% Proceeds went to Black Lives Matter Vancouver.

We’ve already received a few purchasing inquiries about this piece. It’s yours if you donate a minimum of $100 to Black Lives Matter Vancouver. We will need a visual confirmation receipt of donation and this 1 of 1 piece will be yours.

Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.
Close up photo.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.
Close up photo.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.
Close up photo.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.
Close up photo.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.
Close up photo.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.

Woof. I see your bones. Happy Friday and heart day.

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A quick doodle in the morning as a warm-up before a full day of drawing.

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Westend Vibes. A quick drawing of a street intersection by Nicola and Nelson in the westend of Vancouver where our studio is located.

Doing quick doodles in the morning before I start work is kinda like an athlete doing stretches as a warm-up before a race or a competition. Here’s a quick video showing the process starting with a blank canvas.

The story of my reincarnated art piece called ‘Dawg Dawg’ for the 100 Amigos art show.

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Location: 104 East Pender, Vancouver,
Date: Friday, November 8th 2019.
Top: Original piece. Bottom: Reincarnated piece.
Title: Dawg Dawg. 12″ x 12″ Acrylic on reclaimed 100-year-old B.C. Fir wood.
Hand-painted, signed and stamped.
Title: Dawg Dawg. 12″ x 12″ Acrylic on reclaimed 100-year-old B.C. Fir wood.
Hand-painted, signed and stamped.
Title: Dawg Dawg. 12″ x 12″ Acrylic on reclaimed 100-year-old B.C. Fir wood.
Hand-painted, signed and stamped.

So originally, I submitted my 12″ x 12″ piece (Called ‘Dawg Dawg’) for this awesome collective art show called 100 Amigos (100 artists) curated by the crazy talented Drew Young that’s happening this Friday, November 8th 2019. at 104 East Pender, Vancouver (El Kartel) but I royally fucked my piece up with a clear finish spray from Krylon. I guess it wasn’t dry enough before I packaged it up for delivery. Sure enough, I got a call from Drew on Sunday that my piece was wrecked from the paper sticking on to the clear finish. Here’s how it looked:

That’s the brown paper that got stuck on to the clear finish. Facepalm emoticon inserted here.
Here’s me trying to plan a quick fix at the studio.
Black is like butter. It fixes everything. Here’s me coating it with high gloss black paint.
A new form starts to take place while allowing a tiny window into it’s previous life underneath.
Process snaps in the stuido.
A work in progress snap.

As painful it was to paint over the original piece, I actually like the new version of ‘Dawg Dawg’ more than it’s previous life (Pablo, owner of El Kartel) thinks otherwise (yikes). In any case, it’s a done deal. There’s no turning back now. Here are a few snaps of the new ‘Dawg Dawg’ piece. This piece was painted on reclaimed Fir wood from the 1920’s (almost 100 years old!) salvaged from an old home by 41st and King Edward area by the fine folks at Unbuilders and built and treated by the dynamic duo (Kaly and Bram) at Willow & Stump (They rule!).

I always try to find the silver lining.

The final piece was painted with high gloss acrylics, Molotow and Posca inks and sealed with (again) Krylon ColorMaster clear finish on almost 100 year old reclaimed Fir wood.

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Happy Monday greetings by Double Douche Duck.

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Title: Double Douche Duck

Happy Monday everyone! I’m a big fan of Mondays and Fridays. Both days mark the beginning of something new and exciting. Today, after a late start this morning, I came in the studio and started to work on this fun illustration project from Montreal for the friendly folks at LNDMRK and doodled out this guy which made me giggle. So here is, meet ‘Double Douche Duck’. Haha!

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The Running Man to kick things off this week.

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We dug up this old illustration that came up this morning in conversation for a potential project this morning and we don’t think we ever posted this piece called ‘The Running Man’ on this blog, so here it is. Happy Monday everyone! Here’s our Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify:

Wishing everyone a very merry holiday!

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We can’t believe next week is Christmas already. That’s crazy. We’re closing the studio over Christmas but will be back on the 26th-28th and then back to regular hours from Jan 2nd onwards. Wishing everyone a very merry holiday and happy new year everyone!