Sunday, December 31, 2006

Creature concepts

Another late night. Here's a couple creature concepts I did just now.

Here's a few more fantastic blogs!
Jason Seiler
Jose Lopez
Erik Tiemens

Friday, December 29, 2006

Whoops! Lost our links!

Whoooops! In an attempt to update the blog, somehow our links got wiped out! Sorry about that to all those we were linked to. I'll start some new links soon!
Checkout some of these amazing blogs if you haven't already...

Alberto Ruiz
Ben Balistreri
Character Design
Justin Ridge
Kevin Dart
Robin Mitchell
Shaz Lym
Stephen Silver
Tod Harris
Ryan Wood

Friday, December 22, 2006

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!! (Subway Sketching cancelled on the 24th and 31th)

Hi All!
Here's a little sketch I did recently

Just a reminder that Subway sketching will be cancelled on Christmas Eve, Dec.24 and New Year's Eve, Dec. 30--so we can all stuff ourselves merrily and relax!!

Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!!
Best wishes to you all in the next year!


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Heroes TV show - Hiro

I want my tv show back!! I'm so addicted to "Heroes" I'm getting withdrawl symptoms. Why do they have to split up the seasons? They did the same thing with my other two favorite shows - Lost and Prison Break. Now all I have to watch is "Flava of Love." What have I been reduced to...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Head Sketches

Been working some late nights lately. I thought I'd take a brake and doodle a bit. Hope you like it!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Sign up for January Digital Painting Classes!

Sign up and more info can be found HERE

All those interested in learning digital painting living in the Toronto/Oakville area, you can sign up for Digital Painting classes with me for the January term.

I have two classes starting in January at Sheridan College Trafalgar.
-Digital Painting with Bobby Chiu
-Digital Painting with Bobby Chiu 2 NEW!!

Digital Painting with Bobby Chiu - Course Outline
Session 1: Visualizing through Darkness.
Session 2: Colorizing from grey scale image
Session 3: Applying Textures
Session 4: Smudge technique
Session 5: Sketching with color
Session 6: Finishing a painting
Session 7: Custom Brushes
Session 8: Vector art
Session 9: Guest star: Jordan Nieuwland - Intro to Matte Painting

Digital Painting with Bobby Chiu 2 - Course Outline
Session 1: Simplifying what you see.
Session 2: Color Theories
Session 3: Rocks, Trees, Foliage
Session 4: Lighting. Night Lighting, Day Lighting, mood lighting.
Session 5: Specularity and texture
Session 6: Body & Face
Session 7: Hair & Drapery
Session 8: Guest star: Jordan Nieuwland - Matte Painting part 1 of 2
Session 9: Guest star: Jordan Nieuwland - Matte Painting part 2 of 2

Sign up and more info can be found HERE

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Digital Painting Video: Borat!

2 weeks left with the 3rd year animation students at Sheridan college, I thought I'd talk a bit about my experiences there.

I've been having a really great time teaching them lifedrawing for the past 3 weeks and I'm going to miss my time with them when winter vacation comes.

Part 1




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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Continuing the caricature theme: Borat!

A little warming up sketch in the morning. I'm thinking of doing a podcast painting of this sketch tomorrow. I'll try to wake up a bit earlier.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Keith Richards

Here's a funny little caricature of Keith Richards I did last week for a friend of mine.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Little Geisha Print on Ebay

Hi everyone!

Every month we select one of our limited edition giclee prints to put up for auction on Ebay.

We start all bids at $20 so everyone has an opportunity to own a print.

For December, it's "Little Geisha." This is a piece that Kei did for the back cover of our book "Ancient Japan Sketches."
The prints are limited to 100. Size 13x19 inches.
Signed and numbered by Kei Acedera

Good luck to all bidders!