Saturday, September 29, 2007

Digital Painting WIP

November classes on Schoolism are open for registration.

Here's a painting I've been working on during my spare time. It's about a funny little tribe and the unusual way they hunt for food.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sheridan 3rd Year Animation Life Drawers

Hi all,

A few posts ago I wrote about teaching at Sheridan College for 3rd Year Animation Life Drawing.... and I'd have to say that it's been an absolute blast!

If you're curious to see my student's life drawings, check out our 'Unofficial Sheridan 3rd Year Life Drawers Blog' There's some real gems in there!

To encourage my students, every once in a while I will spotlight some of them.

Here's the first one. DAN YE. I really like these two drawings. Beautifully designed and great sense of life! Great job Dan!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Digital Painting Class at Seneca College

Here's the info on tomorrow's class at Seneca College everyone.

Seneca College, Seneca@York Campus
70 The Pond Rd.
Room S2114

How to get here:
We're located on the York University campus at Keele and Finch. You can find a map with building number references at
The workshop is being held in building 40, Seneca@York.

If driving, park in the Student Services parking lot (building 84). Seneca@York is a short walk along Pond Rd.

If taking TTC, go to Downsview station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line. Take the York University Express, route 196, to York University. Final stop on this route is the York University bus loop in front of York Lanes (building 24). From there it's a short walk south on Ian MacDonald Blvd. If you happen to get on a 196 bus that says "Via Sentinel", there is a stop directly in front of the Seneca@York building.

Workshop classes are every Tuesday, 7PM-10PM
from September 18 to November 13 (nine weeks)

Wacom tablets:
Wacom tablets are required for the workshop. We have a limited number of tablets available to participants on a sign-out basis. If you require a tablet please let us know us by replying to this email.

Bring your own storage media for your files! Accepted media includes recorable CDs, USB keys, or other USB storage devices.

Any questions, please email

Thank you for your registration and good luck,

Animation Arts Centre
School of Communication Arts
Seneca College

Saturday, September 15, 2007

3 more days till classes start at Seneca!

Digital Painting Techniques with Bobby Chiu starts at Seneca on Tuesday September 18th, 2007.

Course Description: Prepare to look at digital art in a whole new light by learning from award-winning digital artist Bobby Chiu! Over nine lessons, Bobby will teach you his philosophies and techniques for producing digital paintings and conceptual art by applying traditional art skills in the virtual environment of Adobe Photoshop. Be prepared to immerse yourself in practical assignments that will build your digital painting skills from the ground up. (Previous familiarity with Adobe Photoshop would be helpful but not necessary.)

9 week course
30 Student maximum
Cost $595

Starting date: September 18th, 2007 (Tuesdays 7pm-10pm)
Bring your own Wacom Tablet! Only a small amount of tablets will be available to borrow.



On another note... some days I wake up with a sketch in my head and it won't get out of my head until I draw it down. This morning was one of those days.
It's some sort of Asian assassin.


Some very sweet links!
Sam Nielson

Dennis Jones

Ismael Roldan

Tom Richmond

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Subway Sketches

Hi all,

Just a quick thank you for the warm welcome at Seneca College yesterday. I'm very excited about starting my digital painting techniques class there next Tuesday.

Great turnout last Sunday at subway sketchgroup! Here's some sketches that I did that day. Next meeting is this Sunday!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Bobby Chiu speaking at Seneca College - Tuesday September 11th 2:30pm

Hi all,

I'll be speaking at Seneca College (York Campus) this coming Tuesday September 11th at 2:30pm.

I'll be answering questions and talking about personal tips and techniques of how I do digital painting.

Ask the Animation Centre at Seneca for more info.

My digital painting techniques class AT SENECA starts on September 18th. 9 week course. This is the only LIVE digital painting techniques class I'll be doing this year.
For more info click HERE
Testimonials click HERE

My ONLINE classes are open for registration at

Fan Art Contest results!

Kei and I started this fan art challenge as a fun and free way for everyone to do some awesome art. Not for money or school or work or anything like that but just for the joy of doing art! So we thank all of you that participated. We had a blast seeing all the cool stuff. We'll have to do this again very soon! Winners receive our sketches!

Well, you guys sure didn't make it easy for Kei and I to select our favorites. After many nights we have declared our winners.

But first let's see some of the other amazing runner-ups!

1st runner-up - Mr.Scribbles!
This was a super hard decision... we love everything about this one, especially Cringer in the background

2nd runner-up - Justin Lee!
Another very innovative twist.

3rd runner-up - Charles Santoso!
Totally awesome.

And now the winners are....
Bobby's winner - Rawls!
Fantastic re-design! Great sense of action and also it was the first Trap Jaw entry and Trap Jaw was one of my favorite characters from that show. Instantly put a smile on my face.

Kei's favorite - Jmanu!
Such a fun and creative design of Beast Man! I love that look he has! And the paper art just made me go wow.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Subway Sketches from Sunday!

It was great to get back to some good ol' subway sketching on Sunday. Here's some I did yesterday. We'll be meeting back up next Sunday! Hope to see y'all there.


Saturday, September 01, 2007

Subway Sketching this Sunday!

Here's a little sketch I did a few weeks ago at a sketch jam in San Diego.

Subway Sketching tomorrow (Sunday)! It's been a while due to conventions and traveling but now that convention season is over, we can get back to one of my favorite pass times... Subway Sketching! For more info click HERE


He-man Fan Art contest was a blast! Thanks to all for their wonderful submissions. Kei and I will each pick a favorite and announce it on Friday September 7th. The 2 people that we pick will get our fan art sketches sent to them in the mail. This was a wonderful excuse to do something fun, free and not work related! Thanks everyone for participating!