Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Visiting Ringling College of Art and Design

Kei and I are off to Ringling College of Art and Design tomorrow (Wed).

8pm-10pm Bobby Chiu will be giving a 2hr digital painting demo
10pm-11pm Kei Acedera will be reviewing & helping people with their portfolios.

Then on Thursday...
11:00am Lecture on how to start being an independent artist: self-promotion, how to attract or get clients, how to quote, how to run your own business, etc. "The things I wish I knew when I first started Imaginism Studios"


Friday, September 24, 2010

Schoolism Rewards Program

Hi Everyone!

I'm very happy to introduce the Schoolism Rewards Program!

Get the word out about Schoolism.com and start earning points towards Schoolism classes today.

Watch the video below for more info:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lil Wayne for Rollingstone

Here's my first of hopefully many portraits for Rollingstone. I am having the time of my life. Working for Rollingstone has been a goal of mine for some time now, it has been a dream of mine since I was at least 15. So to finally have the chance to paint for them was an awesome experience to say the least. I'm also very glad that they wanted me to paint a portrait rather than caricature, as it is something that I would like to do more often.

Here's a close up for all you detail lovers out there! BTW, I was called by RS Monday morning and finished the painting early Wednesday morning.

My sketch.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bobby Chiu visiting Seneca College on Monday September 27

Attention Seneca College art students: I will be visiting Seneca College on Monday Sept 27 1:30pm (Upper Kaleidoscope room 2168) to do a digital painting demo. Tips & techniques... Q&A... It'll be good times.
You can ask my friend Werner Zimmermann if you have any questions.


Monday, September 20, 2010

New Sketchbook

I wanted to share with you that my latest book "Stephen Silver's Sketchbook volume 2" is coming out next month. Within the pages are notes that I wrote to myself during the process, they became a constant reminder to me of what it is I needed to think about as I developed my skills. It is spiral bound to make it look like a sketchbook. If you would like to PREORDER you will receive FREE shipping anywhere in the U.S http://www.silvertoons.com/store.html

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The Familiars - Magic Isn't Just for Wizards Anymore

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to illustrate Harper Collin's new children's novel titled 'The Familiars'. The book has finally hit the shelves yesterday.

'The Familiars' is a kid's story about three young wizard apprentices who are kidnapped by the evil queen of a distant land and it is up to their familiars, their magical animal companions -- a street smart alley cat, a precocious blue jay, and a bumbling tree frog -- to save them.

I had worked on the cover and illustrated the interior pages as well. It was quite a challenge, but I learned a lot from this project and it was a very amazing experience. Currently, started working on the second book and it has been a lot of fun!

In 2012 the book will also be made into a feature film by Sony Pictures Animation and directed by Sam Raimi. Excited to see the book translate into the film.

Here are a selected few illustrations that I worked on:

To find out more, please click here to browse inside the book.

Follow @the_familiars on twitter for future updates on the book.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Contest/Interview with Comic Artist Lynn Johnston

We are excited to announce that 10am on September 9th, 2010, Bobby Chiu will be interviewing the Creator of "For Better or For Worse" - Lynn Johnston on Sketchoholic.com..

Time: Thursday, September 9th, 2010
10am ET -New York
7am PT -Los Angeles
For times in your area, use the Time Zone Converter

Topic - Create a piece of art based off the theme "The Family Dog"
Prize - An illustration from Lynn Johnston based on the same theme!
Due Date - Thursday, September 9th, 2010. 10am ET / 7am PT
Rules - all entries must be NEW and uploaded to Sketchoholic.com before Thursday, September 9th, 2010. 10am ET / 7am PT
Vote - for your favourite submission during the first 30 minutes of the interview.

Just like every contest, it's free to join so hope to see you there!