Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fan Art Contest

Hi all,

Kei and I thought it would be fun if we held a contest on our DEVIANTART page to get everyone drawing!
It's been so much fun, we thought we'd post it on the blog too!

Prizes: We're giving away a copy of our 'Guy Sketches' signed with sketches inside by Kei and myself.

Topic: Do your version of one of our paintings in your style!

Submission and Deadline: June 8th by 12:00 midnight eastern time.
-Submit as many entries as you wish.
-Post the submission on your blog or Deviantart page and email the link to info(at) with the subject title: 'Art Contest'

Please submit NEW artwork only, which means artwork created for this contest, any artwork posted after April 13th. Any artwork before this date will not be accepted to this contest.

Have fun drawing and painting everyone! We are excited to see what you'll come up with!


If you don't have time to draw, that's ok as well. We'll be giving away a signed copy of Guy Sketches to one of our random 'FOLLOWERS.'

Check out all of the fun entries so far!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Aretha Franklin painting.

This painting was done as a step by step for 3D Total magazine. Still working on the DVD, it's coming along very well!

Also I wanted to let folks out there know that my next course on Caricature at Schoolism starts on the 24th of July. For questions or more info on Schoolism and my course on Caricature, please visit

Friday, May 22, 2009

Anime North this weekend! Subway sketching postponed until next Sunday.

We'll be at Anime North this weekend! This will be our first time at an anime convention. I wonder how different it is from a comicon?

Also, Subway sketching postponed until next Sunday.

Also... here's a funny film by all around super talented Alain Huynh

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bubble Bath !

This was a gift for our good friends Bill and Ikumi..
I'm glad to have found friends who love pin-ups! (Btw, Bill is the king of pin-ups!)


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nathan Cameron Painting

This is a digital painting I did of my friend Nathan Cameron. I saved each step and there will be a step by step of this painting featured next Month in CG Arena's Digital Magazine. My Aretha Franklin will be featured as a step by step in July's 3D Total Magazine. Stay tuned for both of these.

Nathan is a good friend of mine who's a talented director/editor, he's filmed, directed, and edited music videos and short films . . . really cool stuff. He and I are currently finishing up my DVD on sketching . . . working on the editing end of things.

Detail. I felt it important even though I was going for a more realistic rendering to keep it brushy and loose in areas. It's painted and I want people to see that.

Here's the main reference of Nathan that I used for my painting.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Water Worlds SOLD OUT!

Water Worlds was a great success! It sold out quicker than all our other books with maybe the exception of Subway Sketches. A huge thank you to all of you that purchased a copy. You're the reason we are able to do our independent art.

We're wrapping up our Life Drawing book soon. Hopefully get it to the printers by the end of the week.

Much love from Imaginism Studios!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Aretha Sketch pt. 1

Aretha sketch . . . will be painting this one so stay tuned.

Android Jones, Thanks TCAF, Alvin Lee's Schoolism Classes

Here's a little drawing I did at TCAF. Thanks to everyone that came out to see us! We had a great time.

A friend of ours, Andrew (Android) Jones is coming to Toronto. He is one of the founders of CONCEPTART.ORG, an amazing artist and mind. We at Imaginism are all VERY excited about attending this event. Mark down your calendars for this May 15th and show some love and support Toronto! See you there.

Here's the LINK

Alvin Lee's course:
'Building a Powerful Comicbook Portfolio' starts May 29th
Registration is at SCHOOLISM.COM

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Learn How to Talk to Moms !

Here's the second book from the "How to" series by super-kid and (New York Time's Bestselling Author) Alec Greven, that I had the privilege of illustrating! It's a really wonderful book that reminds us all (no matter what age) how to be good :)
Alec is such a thoughtful kid, I could have used this when I was younger!

Also, the "How to" books have now gone GLOBAL! With editions in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, UK, Czech, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese and Hebrew!!!



P.S. If you're around the Toronto area, we will be at TCAF this weekend!

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Here's one of my surreal pieces. Usually I don't show these (I just do them for fun) but this year I submitted one to Spectrum and it got accepted! Oh fun, oh joy!

It's called "Babylon"
It's about society getting so advanced that they build their buildings into the clouds. There they are met by creatures with giant blisters on their heads that are filled with cheese. They feed off of business people because they taste the best.

This might be a little too weird for some but sometimes art is just about having fun. Hope you like it.

I'll be making a "one of a kind" print of this at 13"x19" signed with certificate. You can email purchasing {at} if you're interested.


BONUS --> animated gif

Friday, May 01, 2009

Schoolism Online Classes

Classes open for registration



DIGITAL PAINTING with Bobby Chiu - BEGINS JUNE 22, 2009