Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Drawing and Painting High End Caricatures at Schoolism

It's that time again! Another semester of my caricature class at Schoolism is nearing it's end, and the next is about to start. Click here to find out more about how to sign up for my class. I'm so proud of the hard work my last semester has produced and when they finish their final assignments I'll post them here to share with all of you. If you're wondering what the class is like, you can read student testimonials on the Schoolism site. If you have any questions please feel free to email me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. This class is not only a class on caricature, but also a class on drawing as well as painting. We also cover anatomy, how to capture a person's character, building confidence and overall, how to create professional and original art work.

My next class starts November 12th 2010, there are only a few openings, this semester is selling out fast.

Example of students work, skull studies by Eric Lebreton

Example of students work, Forest Whitaker by Magnus Igland Moller.

Here are two testimonials of past students of mine.

Jason Seiler's class The Art of Caricature is fantastic. I was apprehensive going
in because I really haven't taken an art course since Jr. High. My art background
is based in photography and 3d. Jason's teaching style makes it easy to start from
scratch and build from there. There also were students in the class that obviously
were pros or close to it. I think they would agree their work improved over the
course. It's great to have the ability to learn from an entire class even though it
can be treated as a one on one experience as well. The blog is a great way to
participate and see how others work is coming along. Most of all though it's
great to see the world through Jason's eyes. He makes you see how true the
statement he often uses really is. "It's funny because it's true".
--Lee Fraser

This course has without doubt helped me greatly improve my work, both in
terms of technical ability and in terms of motivation and dedication.
Jason packs the lessons with lots of great techniques, tips and advice
that I'm sure will be invaluable to everyone taking the course. He also
provides fantastic feedback and constructive criticism all the way
through. Great teacher, great course!
--Neil Davies

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Creature Tattoos

Here's some awesome photos of creature tattoos sent to us from Rosemarie Thole from Cologne Germany. Wow! The tattoo artist is Guil Zekri of Reincarnation Tattoo-Studio in Cologne.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pixel Show 2010 - Sao Paulo

And we're off again! This time it's to Sao Paulo, Brazil for the 2010 Pixel Show. Oct 16-17th.
Looking forward to meeting all the awesome Brazilian artists!

I'll try to post some images while we're there!

New Bobby Chiu Original Art Available!

Hey Everyone,

We have just made available a number of Original artwork by Bobby Chiu in the 'Original' section of our Imaginism Store.

With every purchase you will receive a Certificate of Authenticity that is signed and dated by the artist.

To purchase an item, please email us and tell us the title of the item you'd like. We will then send you a request for payment. Items are available at a first come, first serve basis.

Whenever we have original art available, we send out preview newsletters for our collectors who have subscribed. To join the mailing list and be notified for future previews of originals, please click here.

Title: Rockin' Cowboy
Artist: Bobby Chiu
Size: 6.5'' x 10''
Material: Ballpoint Pen on paper
Price: $80

Title: Help Me!
Artist: Bobby Chiu
Size: 8'' x 10''
Material: Ballpoint Pen on paper
Price: $200

Title: The Chase
Artist: Bobby Chiu
Size: 8'' x 10''
Material: Ballpoint Pen on paper
Price: $150

Title: Mother and Child
Artist: Bobby Chiu
Size: 6.5'' x 10''
Material: Pencil on paper
Price: $80

Title: Parenthood
Artist: Bobby Chiu
Size: 6.5'' x 10''
Material: Pencil on paper
Price: $80

Title: Ink Sketch
Artist: Bobby Chiu
Size: 5'' x 7''
Material: India Ink on paper
Price: $60

Title: Big Belly
Artist: Bobby Chiu
Size: 5'' x 5''
Material: Pencil on paper
Price: $80

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ringling College & Dragoncon

An update!

A beautiful view from Sarasota Florida during our visit to Ringling College of Art & Design

Our POV of the wonderfully enthusiastic students during one of our talks at Ringling a couple of weeks ago.

Some pics from our trip to Atlanta. These are from the aquarium that Kei & I went to during our stay. Great convention. 2 thumbs up. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Elton John & Leon Russell for Rolling Stone

This week I finished my second painting for Rolling Stone. "The Union" Elton John & Leon Russell, for the reviews section. I had a blast painting this one! It was a challenge for me to hold back and not exaggerate . . . it took a lot of focus to ignore the caricature monster who shares my studio space with me . . . but I fed him some cake and he finally left me alone long enough to finish the painting.

The issue will be on stands next week. The version above will be the version in print.

Originally, I thought that my "hand idea" had been approved, but I misunderstood and went ahead anyways . . . whoops, my fault. So, I now have two versions! :) Whenever I can, I think it's important to add hands, it can be more interesting to look at and like faces, hands can also be expressive. Also, it's quite challenging and I always enjoy a good challenge. I think the painting works well without the hand, and even though the hand won't be in the printed version, I still have a version for the 'ol portfolio . . . my glass is half full baby!

Face detail. These days I'm not interested in painting photo realistically . . . I don't really see the point? I'm more interested in having a voice, a fingerprint that exists in my brushwork. I want my work to look hand-made, to feel painted . . .

My sketch.

I saved steps while working on this painting . . .

. . . perhaps I'll do a small tutorial?

Monday, October 04, 2010

New York Comicon table A9

Imaginism Studios will be at New York Comicon October 8-10 at Table A9.

Special Comicon price on prints -> $20. (Regular price $30) This is only for the people that buy prints at our Comicon booth.