Category Archives: Drawings

The Chairman’s illustration work.

A rat pack busting into the new lunar year. Happy Year of The Rat.

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Happy year of the Rat everyone!
I had many concepts for this post but decided on this one called ‘Rat Pack’ because this one was just naturally crazy fun to draw. A different kind of rat pack busting into the year of the Rat. Wishing everyone a year of happiness and peace.

Rat Pack. Digital illustration.
The final illustration done on Procreate.
The rough concept sketch.

A timelapse video of my illustration process.

Ready to rumble to take on 2020 with full force.

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A gang of goons. Digital illustration.

Kicking off 2020 with this quick and fun illustration of a gang of goons that are ready to take on 2020 with full force. 2019 was our best year yet and to make sure we continue to ride high, we’re pulling out all stops for 2020. One thing we’d like to do this year is to work more on fun personal illustrations. Here’s the first of many.

Here’s the process video:

Happy holidays everyone! Here are our studio holiday hours.

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Happy holidays everyone! Wishing all of you a jolly and peaceful holiday season from all of us at the studio. We will be closed from Dec 24th – Jan 3rd 2020. For urgent matters, please email us directly to either Aiken or myself, Carson. Will be be back on Friday, Jan 3rd starting at 930am.

Stick around this space to see our year-end video. Happy holidays and a happy new year! With love and peace.

An interactive mural for PRACTIVISM X: Igniting Societal Change Through Design.

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Our interactive mural called ‘Pick our brains‘ before the stickers were all peeled off.
Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.

Last Friday, GDC BC hosted an event called ‘Practivism X‘ that was designed to inspire attendees about the power of design and how it can spark societal change. The event was held at The Reliance Theatre in Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

For the event, we teamed up with Scott Gray from Mitchell Press to come up with a fun interactive mural. Attendees were invited to peel stickers off of the heads of two characters covered in our custom illustrations to reveal the word ‘PRACTICE’ on one mural, and the word ‘ACTIVISM’ on the second mural. Within minutes both murals were completely stripped naked to reveal the words inside the character’s heads and shared on social media.

Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
Close up of the mural with all the tabs sticking out.
Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
Mural installation photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
The info plaque. Photo by Rick Etkin Productions.
Early concept sketches of the interactive mural.
A more refined stage of the mural design.
Location inspection and measurements were done by Aiken Lao.
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Remembrance Day. Lest We Forget.

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Surfing into the weekend like this cool kid we created for Munchkin’s tradeshow booth in Cologne, Germany.

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Happy Friday.

Here’s a sneak peek into one of the coolest projects we’ve worked on this year. A massive illustration project for the amazing team at Munchkin to help create a fun and loving Munchkin kid universe for their tradeshow in Cologne, Germany last month. We worked closely with the amazing team at LNDMRK that helped produce and project manage from their Montreal HQ.
More images to come soon! Have a great weekend everyone!

Tradeshow booth entrance. Cologne, Germany.
Our hand-drawn type used as wallpaper for the lounge area.

Client: Munchkin
Rep / Producer: LNDMRK
Art + Design studio: Chairman Ting
Studio Manager: Aiken Lao

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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