The Comeback of The Rumpus Room

Rumpus Room is back in town!! So glad they are here again, the place reminded me so much of the bars I go to in Melbourne and I felt totally at ease there, plus it had an interesting variety of drinks! Haha and fun!

This is a tribute to them and hope they are here to stay considering the estate value and rent has gone up exponentially here in Mount Pleasant!
The colours I chose are inspired by their quirky decor and wallpaper designs. It turned out looking like it was from a cartoon! 😉

Done with watercolor and ink on cold press paper.

Sam Kee Building

Sam Kee Building is located in Chinatown, Vancouver. Very popular with the tourists, apart from that it’s a historical building it is The Shallowest Commercial Building on the Guinness books being six foot wide!

I decided to bring back some of it’s old world charm and the life it had in the 1900s like the shops and bathhouse that used to reside there in this illustration.

Done with watercolor and ink on cold press paper.

 

The Depencier House

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Erected at around 1886, this house is located in my neighborhood of Mount Pleasant, Vancouver. If you happen to be here, you will notice how much it stands out. Situated next to a new condominium of completely of different style, it looks like a house straight out from a children’s storybook.

It used to be just a residential house, which at some point was raised to accommodate another floor for shops and another den was constructed for the same purpose.

Before Eight and a Half restaurant came along, it was once home to the famous Bain’s Chocolate making shop, a wine tasting shop, a café, a sign shop and even rumored to been a brother in its early days.

Done with watercolor and ink on cold press paper.