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Make Earth Cool Again. Getting ready for the climate strike again in Vancouver.

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Quick doodle with Posca markers.

We’re leaving early today at the studio to join the climate strike at Vancouver’s city hall at 1pm. Hope to see you all there. Peace.

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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! Hey Vancouver! Wake up!). 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.

Project link on our portfolio: https://chairmanting.com/uhf

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.

A new illustration called Loopity Loop, inspired by late-night walks through the city.

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Excited to share a new and fun illustration commissioned by Kiaro. Really honoured to be part of their launch and story. A few behind the scenes shots by the talented Albert Law at our studio in Westend of Vancouver.

Title: Loopity Loop

Inspired by late-night walks through downtown Vancouver, Carson celebrates the freedom of stepping outside the analytical mind to find answers in the humour and beauty of your surroundings.

“We all have a tendacy to overthink things, but nothing happens until you set things in motion.”

Animated gif by Aiken Lao.

Whether it’s procrastinating during the creative process, worrying about a complex project at work, or mulling over a big decision, we all have moments in life when we get stuck in a cycle of over-analysis. Woven through the surreal mix of shoes, stairways and lightning bolts, Carson’s piece suggests a simple solution to this problem; let your mind wander. For Carson, this can be exploring the city and finding inspiration in the sights and sounds of his surroundings or escaping an analytical mindset by simply sitting down and getting started. The answers are there, you just need to give yourself the space and freedom to find them.

The rough pencil sketch that was presented to the client prior to final art.
An earlier version without the constraints of the shape of the letter K.
Behind the scenes shot by Albert Law at our studio in the westend of Vancouver.
Behind the scenes shot by Albert Law at our studio in the westend of Vancouver.
Behind the scenes shot by Albert Law at our studio in the westend of Vancouver.

Tiny Ting. Meet our latest Ting Tribe member, Quinn.

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Meet Quinn Ting.

We’re thrilled for the safe arrival of our latest Ting Tribe member, Quinn. He arrived over a week ago weighing 7 lb. and 10 ounces at the most amazing hospital in the world, B.C. Women’s Hosptial in Vancouver! At only days old, he’s already full of character. He makes hard grunts whenever he poops. Who does that? Quinn. Our hearts are full and we’re so excited to have him part of our family. We love you so much Quinn!

This shot was taken on the Google Pixel 2 XL (This is not a Google-sponsored post) and illustrated on Procreate.

BCAA’s Happy Team Appreciation Day card and limited edition print.

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Limited edition print done by Hemlock Printers.
Love the sheen on the paper stock and foil reproduction quality.
The cover of thank you card.
The lovely card’s inside.
Interior page of the booklet.
Limited to 1500 prints.

The folks at BCAA are truly one of the nicest group of people I’ve ever worked with. Today, I got a package from BCAA with a limited print of my artwork that I was commissioned to work on earlier this year and a thank you card. It is so heartwarming to receive something so thoughtful from a client that appreciates the hard work you put in.

The art prints were handled by BCAA’s internal design team and printed by Hemlock Printers. The quality is seriously top shelf. There’s a really nice sheen to the paper stock that’s almost metallic looking from certain angles and I also love how the gold foil turned out for my handwritten signature.

KAWHI FTW. A quick illustration of Kawhi Leonard before game 3.

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Right before heading out of the studio for the weekend, I quickly cranked this guy out before game 3 started. Wasn’t really sure what I was drawing and all I knew was that I wanted to drawn Kawhi in action. I referenced this photo and drew it by just eye balling the visual reference. Can’t wait for game 5 tonight! #WeTheNorth

BCAA magazine front cover artwork. Making BC Better on and off the road.

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The art board. Not everyone knows this but I build most of my artwork in layers once the final composition is locked down. This allows me to have lots of flexibility to move things around and the ability to animate if the opportunity presents itself.

Stoked to see the magazine printed in person. This was a real fun illustration project. Every single element in this illustration is on a separate layer so it can be used as an animation piece or rearranged for another application in the future. Big thanks to our studio manager Aiken Lao for overseeing the production and our intern Emily Rose for her help with visual research.

One of the mandates of the brief was the use of vibrant colours.

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