Category Archives: Drawings

The Chairman’s illustration work.

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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Salt Spring Island Diaries. Our art installation in 5 days on this beautiful property.

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A shot of the kitchen area art installation.

This art installation project is hands down one of our most favourite projects of 2019. The weather was perfect and the property we were on was spectacular to the say the least. We were working inside this amazing custom home (glass doors all around that slide open on all sides!) sitting on over 100 acres of land surrounded by tall pines and a little lake out front was straight out of a postcard. When we arrived we were greeted by the workers on site and Andrew Latreille, the talented architectural photographer that Patrick flew out from Vancouver to document our art installation process for the week.

Day 1.

Arriving on the property the first day.

A few snaps of the main house and the gorgeous guest house just 100 metres away sitting in the field of grass surrounded by tall pines and a valley.

Day 1 started late. We didn’t arrive on location until 2pm. Once in the house, I started sketching out both illustrations with a chalk on one hand and the print out of the art on my other hand. The entire sketching process took about 2 hours. While I chalked, Denise, Aiken and Audrey (yes, even our kid came!) went to check in at our AirBnB 15 min. away from the site.

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Happy Friday! Here’s our latest illustration piece of Mark McMorris for Red Bull Canada.

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Happy Friday with this new Illustration of Mark McMorris shredding in mid air for Red Bull Canada. This piece is part of a commissioned illustration series ( 2 of 7) we designed, Illustrated and produced for Red Bull Canada. Each piece was vinyl wrapped on these rad little bar fridges. More to come! Have a great weekend everyone!

Vinyl printing and installation by Northside Signs.

New Work: Illustrating type for the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Our first ever collab with the cool kids Here Be Monsters in whipping up these fun illustrated headlines for Vancouver Aquarium’s latest ad campaign. Really happy with how these turned out.
Creative and art direction: Tony Hird
Creative and copywriting: Matt Bielby
Project management: Chris Raedcher
Agency: Here Be Monsters
Illustration studio: Chairman Ting
Assistant illustrators: Aiken Lao and Emily Rose

Here are a few rough concept sketches we did before arriving to the final artwork.

Five fresh enamel pin designs for Nike’s Air Max Day 2019.

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Super pumped to receive the actual enamel pin designs we did for Nike shipped to us at the studio this morning from Toronto. We designed and illustrated all 5 enamel pin designs. Each pin is to celebrate each Air Max design (Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95, Air Max 97, Air Max 720) for this year’s Air Max Day and Foot Locker‘s 40th anniversary. Working closely with the amazing team at Momentum Worldwide we came up with 5 unique designs and illustrations for each pair.

Thanks to our team, Aiken Lao (Studio Manager) and Emily Rose (Practicum illustration student from IDEA School of Design) for their help with visual research and creative development. Go pick up a pair at Foot Locker (Toronto only) and get your hands on a fresh set of these very limited edition dope pins. It’s now or never.

Black Bean design agency’s mural: An illustrated map of Kelowna.

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Excited to share our latest mural work for Black Bean Creative, a creative design agency based Kelowna. This mural is an illustrated map of Kelowna packed with hidden fun easter eggs. It was so fun working on this guy! Here are a few close ups of this intricate map. Photos by Jon Adrian.
Project management by Aiken Lao.

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Hong Kong Sketch Book Diaries. The Black Ink Series.

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Here’s a quick and small black ink series of Hong Kong. We’ve been here for almost 2 months now but it really feels like we just arrived last week. There’s just so much to do here! Hong Kong is seriously an incredible city. So vibrant and rich with culture, arts tech and more. You can be in central surrounded by the hippest cafes and restaurants and then you can be literally in another world within 15-20 min. by boat to a quiet fishing village (more on that in another post). We feel like we’ve only seen 1% of HK during this entire time here.

We’re here until the 27th and then we’ll be back in Vancouver to jump back into the thick of it. If you need immediate assistance with any current projects with us, please contact our incredible Studio Manager, Aiken. She’ll sort you out. Thanks for reading our blog.

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