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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!

Rat Wing Things. A random sketchy doodle for shits and giggles.

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And here’s a quick time-lapse of the drawing process.

Rat Wing Things from Chairman Ting on Vimeo.

Today we unplugged the Facebook Machine.

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Unplugging the Facebook Machine from Chairman Ting on Vimeo.

We unplugged the Facebook machine today and it feels great. We’ve been off of it for over 3 months now and without it, we’re able to spend the time to create fun illustrations like this.

Prints available here.
https://society6.com/product/facebook-unplugged_print

Illustrating an epic meal from Osaka.

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Reliving this epic meal we had in Osaka. This was the restaurant we ate at called, かに道楽 道頓堀中店 that specializes in crab (dug up from our Foursquare check-in. And yes, people still use Foursquare!). No matter how busy we get, we always try to squeeze in side illustration work to keep fresh and innovative. This illustration style might come in handy as we are currently working on a branding project for a Japanese product. Exciting times!