Friday, April 27, 2007

Calgary Expo Sunday April 29. Table 909 & 908. Subway Sketching cancelled this Sunday

Hi everyone,

Saturday we're flying off to Calgary for the Calgary Expo on Sunday! A big thanks to our friend Kandrix for making this happen for us. Can't wait to see Banff as well.

This will be our first time in Calgary so it's pretty exciting to visit new places!

Subway Sketching this Sunday is CANCELED until we come back on Wednesday.

Here's a couple sketches I did. One of these cowgirls are for the Calgary Expo artbook. Can you guess which one I picked?


Monday, April 23, 2007

rubber ducky, you're the one..

A little something for our bathroom..for those who like to sing in the shower like I do. This was also done for Brandstudio Press LLC upcoming book, "EYE CANDY FROM STRANGERS 1.0", by my good friend Alberto Ruiz. If you're interested to submit something, check out this link for more info (the deadline is May 1st).


gouache on cardboard, 4 x 6"

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Digital Painting Classes at Sheridan College Cancelled for the summer. We'll be at the Calgary Comicon April 29. Pic of the Week

Hi Everyone,

*Edit* Digital Painting Techniques at Sheridan College is closed for the summer. Hopefully it'll be back in September. Sorry guys, it's just the way it's got to be right now.

Online classes on for May 1st are FULL.
Registration for June 26th is now OPEN. Please visit for more info.

For all those in CALGARY, April 29th, 2007 Kei and I will be guest artists at the Calgary Expo. Signing books and selling books and prints. So if you're in the area, stop by and say hello! This is also your chance to bring in books you've bought from us previously and get us to sign them for you.

Here's a page I did for the Calgary Expo Sketchbook that everyone gets for attending.


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Video Podcast about

Hi everyone,

I've been receiving many questions wanting to know more info about my online classes at so I figured I'd talk about it in my podcast. If there's any other questions please don't hesitate to ask.

This latest sketch was inspired by an old man that I saw on the subway last week.


Here's some more great links!
Marcelo Vignali
Trevor Jimenez
Nick Thornborrow
Brandon Scott
Jake Parker
Ben Mauro
Shelly Wan
Bobby’s Subway Sketch Group Blog

Also I'm happy to say that "Big Bad Bunny Eater" was awarded a cg choice award 2007 and is also going to be in EXPOSE 5.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

the party gal

A little gouache painting I did just for kicks for a dear friend of mine workin really hard at school:) Its a tribute to our splendid party times. Its always nice to paint traditionaly every once in a while.


gouache on cardboard, 5 x 5 1/2"

Monday, April 09, 2007


Just a few more wolf sketches from a recent project that I worked on.


Friday, April 06, 2007

Links and Life Drawing

Here's a little lifedrawing I did yesterday in class on my tablet PC. The great thing about digital lifedrawings are that you can strip away the layers and see all the steps!


And here's some more links!
Gabriele Pennacchioli
Joel Trussell
Kristen McCabe
Gary Ham
Martin Wittig
Chris Chua
Kevin Dalton

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

New Awards and Publications!

Hi All!

I've just recieved the new issue of ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP in the mail today, which was such a treat beacause the magazine did a little feature on me and my work. The issue should be in the shops this month so check it out if you get the chance, because it has some really cool tips and techniques anybody can learn from and use.

Onto more great news, Bobby just recieved another CG Choice Award for his spectacular and hilarious piece "First Line of Defence".

And we were both thrilled and excited to hear that we will both be in the new SPECTRUM 14 this year! With these pieces: "Big,Bad Bunny Eater", "Kangamolebunny", "An Unexpected Visitor" and " First Line of Defence".

Have an awesome day,

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Online Art Class - Schoolism

Online Art Classes

Some of you might have known that Imaginism Studios has been working on an online school over the past year or so. Well the time has come and I'm very pleased and excited to announce that is now open for registration!

This is a school created by artists for artists. Every week participants in each class will be given a video lesson and assignments. Receive personal video feedback from Stephen Silver or I (depending which class you take) as we paint or draw over top of your painting or character.

Now open for Registration:

Instructor: Bobby Chiu
Course: Digital Painting with Bobby Chiu
Lessons: 9
Assignments: 9
Fees: $798 USD
Number of Students Accepted: 15
Start Date: May 1, 2007
Pre-Requisites: None. This course is for any skill level.

Instructor: Stephen Silver
Course: Character Design by Silver
Lessons: 9
Assignments: 13
Fees: $998 USD
Number of Students Accepted: 15
Start Date: Aug 1, 2007
Pre-Requisites: None. This course is for any skill level.

Note* Both courses are on a "first come, first serve" basis. No portfolio required.


On another note: Registration for my Digital Painting Classes at Sheridan College have started. There's a good chance that this will be the last time I'll be doing my classes at Sheridan College so sign up right away. Here's the link