Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Autodesk Sketchbook Pro presents Schoolism LIVE Toronto 2012

On May 26-27, Schoolism conducted a weekend workshop with the help from our sponsors at Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and Seneca college. A huge thank you to Alex Woo, Louie Gonzales, Jason Seiler and Anthony Jones for coming to Toronto over the weekend! Here are some pics from the amazing event.
Jason Seiler painting live on stage
Alex Woo giving a lesson in distilling the essence of the pose
Schoolism crew under Niagara Falls
Schoolism crew group shot at Niagara Falls
(Above) Louis showing how he interprets the model for one of the exercises.
(Above) Anthony Jones in front of the Autodesk Visualization Studio

Monday, May 28, 2012

MIB3 concept art

Hi everyone, We'll post pics and things later on from the Schoolism LIVE Toronto workshop that happened this weekend. But first... Back a year or two, we had again the wonderful opportunity to work with FX Master Ken Ralston on "Men in Black 3." Will Smith has played a huge role in my childhood from when he was rapping and then starred in "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" so to work on characters that would be interacting with Will Smith was just wonderful! Sony Pictures estimates the Will Smith-led family film will have notched in the area of $70 million domestically and $202 million worldwide over the four-day weekend, making it the second film of the summer to find bonafide box office success. Here's some of our favorite concept paintings from the "Fish Alien". Designed by Bobby Chiu & Thierry Lafontaine

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Painting - "Resting on the Ancients" & Post Spectrum

Hey guys, we just came back from an awesome weekend in Kansas City at Spectrum Fantastic LIVE. Met lots of great artists and had some of the best conversations with the people at the event. Thank you everyone who bought prints and who came out to say hello, as well as the awesome awards ceremony put on by the Spectrum crew! It was great seeing old friends as well as meeting new ones.

Looking forward to next year when they put on another Spectrum LIVE event again.

Below is a painting I had at the event, that I can finally show now.
"Resting on the Ancients"
11.75'' x 11.75''
Oils on Board


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"From Then To Now" Oil Painting by Chanp

"From Then To Now"
8'' x 10''
Oils and Gold Leaf on Wood

Here is a new Oil Painting I recently finished and varnished.


The idea of this piece is to juxtapose new and old culture, the traditional japanese elegant kimono with contemporary earphones as a western oil painting. How the times have changed, but some things remain to be remembered.

Thank you to Spectrum, this will be included in their upcoming 19th Annual.
I will also be displaying it at the Spectrum Fantastic Art LIVE Event coming up in Kansas City on May 18-20 (This weekend).

- Chanp

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Title: Tibetan Mother and Child By: Kei Acedera Medium: Watercolor Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Imaginism Studios at Spectrum Live! May 18-20th

Imaginism Studios artists Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera, and Chanp will be attending the first annual Spectrum Live! event in Kansas City, Missouri from May 18-20 at table 701. It's going to be a great event. Please come visit and say hi if you're in the area!

Click here for more info.

In other Spectrum news, Bobby Chiu is being nominated for an award for Editorial Artwork for "Early Bloom" and Kei Acedera is being nominated for an award for Unpublished Artwork for "Morning Chill". The Gold and Silver winners will be announced on the evening of May 19th, 2012.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Artist Tips: Game of Life and Painting Adventure Time

Hi everyone, Here's a new video I made in the attempt to make these 'Artist Tips' a regular thing. This one is about thinking about life as a game. The painting is a fan art painting of Adventure Time :) Enjoy Bobby