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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!). 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).

New POSCA marker set just arrived at the studio so here’s a doggy doodle.

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Sup Dawg.

Yesterday we received our Posca pack of markers that we ordered for a super cool art project (actually, a TV commercial) that we’re doing in Toronto next week. These markers are seriously ill. Can’t stop drawing with these Posca pens. Did a quick silly doodle on a new-ish sketchbook from Muji. Hope to post more silly doodles up on this blog soon….If we ever find time. Super thankful for all the projects that are coming in to keep us mad busy since….like forever.

The Posca set.

A look behind the scenes shot by the talented Andrew Latreille on Salt Spring Island for our Powers Construction art installation.

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We were lucky enough to have had Andrew Latreille fly into Salt Spring Island from Vancouver every other day to document our process. Here are a few shots we got from Andrew. Thank you for making us look so good!

Full blog post here and portfolio post here.

Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction
Salt Spring Island / Powers Construction

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.

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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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.