Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Character design class

Another semester of Character Design by Silver finished on Here are some of the students work. The first week they are let loose to design a character based on a description named Jerry Loomy to the best of their ability. Their final assignment is to redesign the same character again with their new knowledge. Great job guys. Below are a few testimonials.
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Thank you so much for the time you dedicated to critiquing my work over the past 9 lessons. I learned more than I thought I would. In fact, I think I learned more in this course than I did in my entire time at school, and the years following where I tried to teach myself. I am finishing this course with so much more confidence in my drawings than I had originally, and a much better mindset of how to go about the design process. And, of course, am having a LOT more fun with drawing than I ever had. Your enthusiasm is definitely contagious. :)
Stephanie Faye

Your course has helped me understand some of the fundamentals of character design, and has started to give me a bit of confidence in my abilities. I know I still have a lot of work to do, but I feel that completing you course will help focus and guide me towards my goal.
Kristi-Lyn Osterreicher

What can I say? I loved this course and wish it could never end. I really feel like the information that I got out of it was just invaluable. It was everything I was hoping it would be and more. The critiques were wonderful and the classes answered many of the questions that I have had for a while now about how to become a character designer. On top of all that this class also provided me with more tools on how to just become a better and more practiced artist. I am sad it is over but I look forward to using all the tools I learned and applying them to my future work.
Kimberly Gilbert

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

'Tis the season to be jolly...

fa-la-la-la-laaa la-la-la-laaaa..

A little fun painting for our Christmas cards, and party invitations ;)
And it feels so good to paint something besides work.
This is also available as a print on our store!


Jason Seiler Interview with Bobby Chiu

Here is the interview with Jason Seiler on "CHIUSTREAM". Follow "CHIUSTREAM" to stay posted on future interviews!

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Home videos

Here's another little home video Kei Acedera secretly took of me when I was driving in traffic for 2hrs when it should have only taken me 20min... Thanks Kei!

Here's a home video presentation of Bobby Chiu & ChanP for a book cover we did of a book called "Half Minute Horrors" I figure it might be interesting in the future if I could put some home videos ...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Get an original caricature of you by Master Caricaturist Jason Seiler!

OMG! Jason Seiler is going to do a caricature of you if you win his art challenge on CHIUSTREAM.

Your task is to draw a caricature of Jason Seiler himself!

Click here for details! Contest is open right now and closes Wednesday, December 2 at 11:59 pm EST, 9pm PST

Marcelo Vignali Interview by Bobby Chiu

Here is the interview with Marcelo Vignali on "CHIUSTREAM". Follow "CHIUSTREAM" to stay posted on future interviews!

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Want to win an original from Marcelo Vignali?

I'm excited to announce that my next guest interview will be with the amazing Marcelo Vignali.

When: November 28, 2009
Time: 5:00pm EST / 2:00pm PST

Join the CHIU-Stream contest with Marcelo Vignali!

The topic for this contest is: "MERMAIDS"

Draw or paint your personal interpretation of "mermaids" as Marcelo Vignali picks out the winner himself!

The prize: An ORIGINAL "mermaid" drawing by Marcelo Vignali

➤Uploading starts: NOW until 1:00 am
➤Voting starts: Friday, November 27 at 11:59 pm
➤Voting stops: Saturday, November 28 at 12:00 pm

Format of Submission for Chiu-Stream:
We built up a way to submit and vote on, it is all free.

If you want to participate you can go on [link], and make a username and password by registering.

After you have registered for an account on Schoolism, please click on 'TV' to access the Chiu-stream TV options. Click on upload and there you can all vote for the drawing you like the most. Go register for an account if you want to participate.

You can watch the interview LIVE on CHIUSTREAM Saturday 5pm EST, 17:00 -5 GMT, 2pm PST.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Little Buddy

Here's a little drawing of a pet I want for Christmas. He would be my little buddy. Too bad they don't exist. Ah well... I'm going to be giving away this drawing on CHIUSTREAM tonight so tune in at 11:59pm EST/NY time, 23:59 -5GMT, 8:59pm PST/CA time. Tune in at

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mind Control

a sketch out of my Comix Buro sketchbook coming out 2010.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

CTN Expo in Burbank Nov 20-22

Who's going to the CTN? We'll be there. Come by and say hi.

Kei Acedera & Bobby Chiu are at Table 50 & 37

4th Dimension Entertainment Half Booth 34
Acedera, Kei Table 50
Ai of Hollywood Table 19
Aniboom Booth 3
Animation Magazine Table 30
ASIFA Booth 10
Balistreri, Ben Table 25
Banh, John Table 48
Bard, Damon Table 4
Beck, Jerry Table 5
Bernal, Mitchel Corner Booth 25
Bernstein, Jeremy and Villard, JJ Table 24
BlueSky Animation Studio Table 27
Bluth, Don and Goldman, Gary Both 12
Boksmati, Saud and Arsov, Lubomir Table 39
Breakpoint Books Booth 19-20
Bucher, Stefen Table 11
CalArts Booth 15
Christiansen, Mark Half Booth 39
Colman, David Table 7
Craft Animations Table 28
CRE Booth 22
Daley, Michael and Campion, Pascal Table 18
Daly, Donnachada Table 10
Digicel Inc. Booth 14
Disney Animation Studios Table 32
Disney Toon Table 43
Disney TV Animation Table 20
Elliott, Craig Table 15
Eslinger, Kevin Booth 4
Lauren Faust and Craig McCracken Half Booth 35
Galloway, Sean and Benjamin, Ryan Table 34
Girls Drawn’ Girls Table 12
Gnomon Booth 18
Hanson, Frank Table 49
Harris, Richard The Mighty Nomad Gallery Half Booth 36
Hee, Liana Table 29
Herrera, Francisco_and Ramos, Humberto Booth 01
Hungerford, Ryan Table 8
Imaginism Studios Bobby Chiu Table 37
Joseph, Robin Table 38
Kesten, Brad Table 33
LA Film School Booth 21
LAAFA Corner booth 29
Laberis, Stephanie Table 22
Lee, Britney Table 31
Lence, Robert Table 46
Liu, Davy Corner booth 26
Lopez, Jose Half Booth38
Loter, John Corner booth 27
Maki, Rik Corner booth 24
Matsuda, Leo Table 42
Maxon Computers Booth 8
McDonnel, Mark Table 1
Mignola, Mike half booth 42
Mobile Motion Corner Booth 30
Molina, Fabian Table 13
Morse, Scott Table 14
Ng, Stuart Booth 6-7
Nucleus Gallery Corner Booth 28
O’Keefe, David Table 35
Orr, Justin Table 16
Pennacchioli, Gabriele Table 9
Phillipson, Phil Booth 5
Portland Studios Half Booth 37
Presing, Bill Table 45
Renegade Studios Booth 11
Robinson, Bill Table 2
Romano, Lou Table 44
Santa Monica College Table 40
Siepermann, Harald Half Booth 41
Silber, Lee Table 51
Silver, Stephen Table 47
Sleven, Beth Table 21
Sony Pictures Animation Booth 16
Tossan, Olivier Booth 2
Turner, Ken Table 41
USC Table 23
Ventura, Valerio Booth 23
Vilppu, Glenn Corner Booth 31
Wacom, Corel, Unitek Booth 17
Warner Bros Booth 13
Weatherly, Joe Table 6
Women In Animation Table 17
Woodbury University Booth 9
Wright, Scott / Steve Gordon Table 26
Write Brothers Corner Booth 33
Yeagle, Dean Corner Booth 32
Zielinski, Kathy Table 3

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Life Drawing Sketchbook is SOLD OUT!

Imaginism's 11th book 'LIFE DRAWING' is now officially SOLD OUT!

We will be selling the last few copies at the CTN in Burbank, CA November 20-22, 2009.

Thank you to everyone who bought a book. We are so happy and lucky to have your support. Keep on life drawing everyone!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Imaginism Sketchbooks iPhone App Video!

Here's a fun little demo of how our Imaginism Sketchbooks iPhone Apps work!
Available HERE for $4.99

*Our 'Creature Sketches iPhone app' just won an iPhone Apps PLUS award!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Excuse me, what are you doing on my nose?

Just recently, I caught the flu..

..but feeling much better now..take care everyone! and wash your hands!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Shark Creature

From yesterday's CHIUStream! The topic was "Shark Creature" so the viewers sketched their version and I sketched mine LIVE on the CHIUSTREAM BLOG. Afterwards I picked a couple winners and gave them some Water Worlds iPhone Apps. Good times!

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Halloween Day Family Cabaret

Hey everyone,

Bobby and I will be doing a book signing for Half-Minute Horrors at The Gladstone Hotel on Halloween tomorrow from 2pm-4pm.

You can also meet many of the great writers who contributed their horror stories for this book. Come drop by if you're in the area, happy halloween!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009