Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Star Wars Lite (1 of 6): That little droid and I have been through a lot together

Plug first, sketch second--you all know my crony/chum Hammers, right? He's better known to the world as Nathan Hamill, and he's been interviewed on StarWars.com regarding his participation in the most recent series of Star Wars Galaxies trading cards. Click HERE to read it.


Notably, the article mentions a non-Star Wars item--Nathan's upcoming foray into designer toys, with a bad-ass vinyl racoon. You read correctly, a bad-ass vinyl racoon.

And as an unintentional coincidence, I've prepared a series of Star Wars sketches for the next few weeks. Here's R2-D2:


You can imagine what might be coming up in the ensuing weeks. And if Star Wars isn't your cup of tea, you philistine, stay tuned for more Street Fighter and He-Man after I wrap these up.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Muddy Waters



A sketch I did this morning of Blues Legend, Muddy Waters.

On a similar note . . . today I received my copy of Joe Bluhm's new book, Sketch Infectus. I highly recommend this book for anyone that is serious about drawing and improving their skill as an artist. This book is filled with tons of great sketches as well as inspirational quotes from some of the top illustrators working today. What are you waiting for? BUY IT NOW!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The White Stripes

Friday, March 27, 2009

Brought to you by the letter Q...

My love of obscure characters is no secret. In fact, I hardly ever shut up about it. From Street Fighter III, here's the mysterious Q:

click above for larger view

Q doesn't exactly fit in with the assorted commandoes, kickboxers, and karatekas of the Street Fighter universe. Judging by his name and face mask, he appears to be based on Shotaro Ishinomori's character Robot Detective K. However, he also bears a strong resemblence to Mitsuteru Yokoyama's character Iron Mask (from Babel II), and Osamu Tezuka's character Pero (from Astroboy and Metropolis).

Incidentally, all three of the mangaka that I just mentioned were contemporaries. Ishinomori was Tezuka's assistant at one point (this is well documented), and I've read the same thing about Yokoyama (but I couldn't find a reliable source on that). If you're a fan of manga, anime, tokusatsu, or even Japanese-made video games, I highly recommend that you check out the works (and derivations there of) of Tezuka, Ishinomori, and Yokoyama. Their influence on is tremendous, and continues to this day.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Storytime with Jane

Hi! This is my contribution for the Tarzan Exhibit at Musée du quai Branly in Paris, France.



Title: "Reading Time with Jane" by Kei Acedera
Paper Size: 13 x 15.25 inches
Medium: Gouache and Pencils on Stonehenge

Here is the original drawing and thumbnail sketch (that's in its actual size)





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Also, I'm so excited (and nervous!) to be participating in
Conceptart.org International Art & Design Symposium!
I'm excited -to see some truly fantastic artists do their thing, and nervous-to be doing a speed painting jam! But it should be good, so I can't wait!
For those of you who are coming here are our schedules:

Sunday - March 29th 4-5pm: Bobby will be conducting a workshop on Digital Painting Techniques in section DA 3 He' ll be showing his personal techniques and how he sets up his palettes and creates some of his favorite brushes. Then a creature painting demo!

Sunday - March 29th 7-9pm: Both Bobby and I will be at DA1 & 2: The Characters Creatures and Monsters Speed Painting Jam- Join Mike Bierek, Shaun Healey, Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera, David Levy, Manny Carrasco, Mikko Kinnunen, Noxizmad and others we share our digital sketching process for generating quick ideas on the fly.

Tuesday - March 31st 12-1pm: Bobby will be participating in "From Commission to Completion: The Basics of Freelancing Some of the most influential people in illustration reveal their freelancing methodology, industry wisdom, and interesting work experience."

Dallas here we go!!
<3 Kei

I'm off!


Tomorrow morning I'm heading off to China. Finally. It's been a long wait as I booked the trip in September and originally due to go in November. But the trip got cancelled and since then I've been waiting...


... For tomorrow.


I'll be away for 2 weeks and hopefully I'll be back with a lot of memories, lots of photos and a suitcase full of shopping. :-)

Imagine seeing this?! Feeling this?! Walking on this?! Oh, I really can't wait! Au revoir!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Designs for "The Last Air Bender" - Appa

Here's the final concept for Appa in The Last Airbender movie.













hehe... just joking. It's just a little warm up sketch I did this morning of my buddy's dog (Wicket) as Appa from one of my favorite cartoon series: Avatar "Last of the Air Benders".

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Anyhow, for some real news... Kei and I will be participating in the Conceptart.org International Art & Design Symposium this Saturday March 28 until the 31st. I've heard nothing but amazing mind blowing things about this workshop so it's our honor to be a part of this event.

Sunday - March 29th 4-5pm: I will be conducting a workshop on Digital Painting Techniques in section DA 3 I'll be showing my personal techniques and how I set up my palettes and create some of my favorite brushes. Then a creature painting demo!

Sunday - March 29th 7-9pm: Both Kei and I will be at DA1 & 2: The Characters Creatures and Monsters Speed Painting Jam- Join Mike Bierek, Shaun Healey, Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera, David Levy, Manny Carrasco, Mikko Kinnunen, Noxizmad and others as they share their digital sketching process for generating quick ideas on the fly.

Tuesday - March 31st 12-1pm: I'll be participating in "From Commission to Completion: The Basics of Freelancing Some of the most influential people in illustration reveal their freelancing methodology, industry wisdom, and interesting work experience."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dan Auerbach



Dan Auerbach is the front man for The Black Keys, one of my favorite bands. Dan has recently released his first solo album. If you like rock and blues, this CD is a must!




Detail.

the fear is near

Yesterday I went into work at noon. One member of staff had gone home during her shift as she felt sick, I was told. Another member of staff had done the same the previous day.

I went through mail and paperwork that had gathered on my desk (as it does after a couple of days off), when yet another member of staff turned up in the doorway to my office:

I feel a little strange, she said and looked... Well, she looked a little strange. I don't know if it's because one of our patients threw up right in front of me just now, but I feel like I'm going to be sick, she continued.

Go home, I told her, and as I did so she puked.

I can not explain the fear. I sent her home, cleaned up and used disinfectant everywhere. And as there were no staff left for the patients I had to work in the facility. With patients who also had the stomach bug that seemed to take over completely.

I was nearly in tears. I'm off to China on Friday morning. I cannot afford to get sick in a vomit frenzy! I refuse to get ill!!!

Today I have also worked all day and I have to say I feel queezy, but I keep telling myself it's all in my head due to paranoia.

I guess time will tell. Fingers crossed that I won't be spending the entire flight with my head down that paper bag!

Think of him as "Malibu Ryu"

The Street Fighter fan art deluge continues--in sharp contrast to the subdued Ryu, here's Ken:

click above for larger view

This turned out better than Ryu did, but the forced perspective was still unconsciously blunted by my inner desire for boredom.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Max Payne 3 Is Coming

Rockstar Games dropped a bombshell by announcing that May Payne 3 is currently in development and can be expected to be released as soon as winter 2009. There aren’t much information yet available about the game to speculate on, but many people would agree that it wouldn't disappoint. The official web site is already online so feel free check it out.
Rockstar Games is proud to announce that Max Payne 3 is currently in development and scheduled for a winter 2009 release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and PC. Developed by Rockstar Vancouver, Max Payne 3 tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence. The award-winning Max Payne franchise put players in the role of Max Payne, a hard-boiled New York City detective with a penchant for violence, out to avenge the death of his family. The latest installment delivers more of the classic elements and hyper-intense action that fans have come to love, while moving the story of Max in a new direction. "We're starting a new chapter of Max's life with this game," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "This is Max as we've never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation." Since leaving the NYPD and New York itself behind, Max has drifted from bad to worse. Double-crossed and a long way from home, Max is now trapped in a city full of violence and bloodshed, using his weapons and instincts in a desperate search for the truth and a way out.
Source: rockstargames.com/maxpayne3

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tarzan Exhibit


Title: Tarzan

Tarzan swinging through the jungle. This is my contribution for a Tarzan Exhibit. It takes place at Musée du quai Branly in Paris France.

Artist: Bobby Chiu

Size: 12.6”x19” (32 x 48.3 cm)

Medium: Ink and pen on Stonehenge.

Why is this?

This will be a politically incorrect blog entry. If you're sensitive - stop reading.

I have lived in three different parts of the world, and the other day as I was looking through photos I came to think of how my friends are aging differently in these different sides of the world. (In general of course - there are always a spectrum of everything)

In Sweden, girls are beautiful. But the older we get the less attractive we become. I think this is often due to "letting oneself go". It's culturally frowned upon to spend too much time in the beauticians or care about your looks. Men, on the other hand, have a tendency to age with style and become more handsome the older they get. Au naturel, of course.

In Australia, women tend to become more beautiful the older they get. My friends seem to bloom over there. The men, on the other hand, often grow larger and larger (letting themselves go due to too much lager, perhaps?).

In the U.K. I find both my female and male friends are looking better and better the older they get. There is a general fear of "letting oneself go" amongst my British friends, and beauty treatments is a given part of any woman's daily regime.

Why is this, I wonder? I don't really get it.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

learn from the spiders

Inspirational



Watch this 5 minute clip if you're feeling down :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Red Hot

If my sketch of Ryu represents the Street Fighter franchise in general, today's sketch represents the most recent installment. Fresh from her debut in Street Fighter IV, here's Crimson Viper:

click above for larger view

When I first saw the screenshots of this character, I wasn't that impressed. Her braid seemed a bit too reminiscent of Cammy, while her outfit seemed more appropriate to Street Fighter's rivals over at the King of Fighters series (not that I have anything against King of Fighters, it just felt like an odd fit). Well, a few rounds of unleahing her bad-ass flaming split-kick (quarter circle back + kick, executable in mid-air) changed all that. Now I'm totally won over by her extravagant pompadour, her Morpheus-esque nose-pinching sunglasses, and yes, her tremendous knockers.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sample Critique from Schoolism!





This is a little taste of what my critiques are like for students who take my course at Schoolism.com

My Next Caricature class at Schoolism.com starts on April 10th! Also available, Digital Painting with Bobby Chiu, Character design with Stephen Silver, Storyboarding with Kris Pearn and Building a Powerful Comic Book Portfolio with Alvin Lee.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

tools for life

Today I have been given tools for life. Honestly.

I attended a course about Participation. Or, more precisely, how to get your staff more involved in work, and how to give them chances to participate in all sides of our job.

I have to say it was one of the better courses I've been to. Not because I haven't before heard how to (because I have been to plenty of those courses), but because today I really understood why and in how different levels of participation can be used as a tool of cooperation just as much as the opposite.

And somewhere during the day I drifted off, thinking about these tools for making people participating... They can be used everywhere. Not just in workplaces or getting civilians interested in politics etc etc... No, these are tools that could come in handy everywhere:

getting on with one's family (which I do anyway, but just an example)
dealing with a tricky salesman
in relationships with one's partner or friends

The list could be made endless. And I went home after todays course with a feeling of having found the holy grail. And in an instant I felt like I've got more to give at work yet again.

Amazing what a little lectures and seminars can do.

Death of Teddy


Title: Death of Teddy
Artist: Bobby Chiu
Size: 18 1/8”x24” (46 x 61 cm)
Description: This is the first of a series of little monsters that are disguised as toy dogs doing bad things :)

Lots of things happening this year!
This painting above will be displayed and available in our gallery show in Paris, France in the fall. Kei and I will be showing our traditional works from the Pet Monsters book we've been working on. Follow this blog to stay updated about this event.

For serious collectors that would like to be put on our buyers list for our originals, please email us at info@imaginismstudios.com and request to be put on the "BUYER"S LIST." People on our buyers list will be able to view and purchase artwork before anyone else.

Prints available HERE

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Digital Painting Classes at Sheridan College

Course Description: Prepare for a career in digital art by learning from an industry professional. Designed by Bobby Chiu and taught by Thierry Lafontaine, the studio's senior artist, cover philosophies and techniques for producing digital paintings, conceptual art, and character designs by applying traditional art skills in the virtual environment of Adobe Photoshop.

Cost: $323.02
Teacher: Thierry Lafontaine
Term : Summer 2009
Location : Trafalgar Campus (Oakville)
Sessions : 09
Days : Tuesdays 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
StartDate : May 05, 2009

Sign up HERE

Please post your questions in the comments.

music and dancing is life

I have FINALLY taken up exercise again, and loooooove it! Today I went to a dance aerobics class for the first time in nearly two years.

My god how I've missed it! I didn't realize how much I love it and how much I've missed until I stood there (first row of course, right in front of the mirror) and the music began.

I was out of breath. My legs were aching and my face was scarlet red. Yet I couldn't stop giving it my all - I jumped like a lunatic to the music beats and had the biggest grin one has ever seen on my face.

Now I'm sat in the settee with two cats in my lap and that happy feeling lingers. I will sleep well tonight. :-)

GTA CW Reviews Are In

The first online reviews of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars are in. We are very proud to announce that as the dust settles, critics appear to be united in heralding Chinatown Wars as the best game ever to hit the Nintendo DS.
“On a system currently overpopulated by cake sims and puppy adoption, GRAND THEFT AUTO: CHINATOWN WARS IS THE EXPERIENCE EVERY HARDCORE HANDHELD GAMER HAS BEEN WAITING FOR… the portable transition holds its own as a stunningly unique entry in the Liberty City canon, all the while harnessing its platform for everything it's worth. Shameless developers trotting out shallow minigame anthologies and SNES era RPGs should stand in embarrassment at just how much potential Rockstar Leeds managed to wring from a console this late in its lifespan. Gentlemen, it’s time to beg your girlfriend for that DS back.” - 10/10 (PERFECT SCORE) GAMESRADAR

“Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars demonstrates how a great concept can translate to any platform and still feel fresh. This newest installment of the drive and gun series isn’t just a great game for any fan of GTA, it’s A TITLE THAT ANY DS OWNER (OVER THE AGE OF 17) SHOULD HAVE IN THEIR COLLECTION… You’ll run into a world filled with drug-crazy cops, psycho family members, and practically everyone vying to become the new Triad boss… the DS hasn’t dulled GTA’s signature sharp wit or ability to mold interesting characters… This would make for a lengthy console game, let alone a handheld one… It’s a great comfort to know that Rockstar Games not only makes great games, but understands what makes them great. Chinatown Wars is the culmination of years of work as well as the spirit of ingenuity to bring one of the biggest series to the smallest screen. Nothing in the game feels half done or forced. If anything, the game feels like a development team having fun with a concept. Everything from being able to ram police cars, rampage missions, the touch screen mini-games, and even the story has this sense of fun underlining every bullet fired. Even if you are not a fan of the series, you will be doing yourself a favor by taking this tiny terror out for a spin.” - 5/5 (PERFECT SCORE) G4TV

“Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto game for the Nintendo DS is a masterclass in handheld video games design… a remarkable achievement. Chinatown Wars is a big fat raspberry to the competition; a masterclass in not only hand-held development, but video game design as a whole, exploring exactly how to craft Liberty City around the console’s unique strengths without compromising the series’ character… The missions in Chinatown Wars are some of the most imaginative the series has had… All the hallmarks of GTA’s world, with none of its pomp and excess lost in translation to the smaller screen… Rockstar have produced a game that isn’t just the DS’s premier technical achievement, but is a title that will stand as ONE OF THE BEST GAMES YOU’LL PLAY THIS YEAR. So, just how do they do it?” - 10/10 (PERFECT SCORE) THE TELEGRAPH

“This isn’t just a DS version of GTA; this is a fantastic game that advances the series by introducing a number of great new features… Perhaps what's most amazing about Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is that it doesn't feel like a scaled-down handheld version of a GTA game. Rather, it feels like a logical and somewhat experimental progression for the series, introducing a handful of great new features that seem destined to become standard in future iterations. …ONE OF THE BEST GTA GAMES YET.” - 9.5/10 GAMESPOT (EDITORS’ CHOICE)

“…can a GTA game on the DS, with all the attendant limitations and gimmicks, feel ‘real enough’ to people like us today, people who just a few months ago were deep in GTA4? Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars says "yes." Simultaneously constrained and elevated by the limits of its platform, Chinatown Wars proves that the heart of the sandbox experience can thrive outside of a big-budget blockbuster. My highest recommendation: Though I'm done with my review, I’M FAR FROM DONE PLAYING… I CAN’T GET ENOUGH of this crazy little unregulated dystopia where you can get heavy assault weapons delivered to your doorstep.” - 4.5/5 GAMESPY (EDITORS’ CHOICE)

“Citizens open umbrellas when it rains, run for cover when you let your guns do the talking, and become fruitful money-giving red stains when you “accidentally” park a fire truck on top of them... the city itself is gorgeously rendered with familiar locales and the smallest of details. You can see chunks missing from concrete walls, years of wear and tear on store signs, colorful graffiti in dark alleys, and beautiful landmarks like a dragon statue on a Chinese restaurant…Hardly any concessions were made in bringing GTA to the DS. THIS IS A FULL-ON GRAND THEFT AUTO EXPERIENCE. Don’t let the diminutive size or nostalgic look fool you, this is just as complete of a Grand Theft Auto experience as any of the console iterations.” - 9.25/10 GAME INFORMER
Source: rockstargames.com/chinatownwars

Shout outs to some of my Sheridan students!

Industry day is coming to Sheridan College April 30th and I can't wait to go and see all the amazing student films and portfolios. I've had the privilege to teach them for their final 2 years at Sheridan.

For more information about Sheridan College industry day here's the link:
http://www1.sheridaninstitute.ca/promo/industry/welcome.cfm

If you're looking for some great fresh new talent, this year is amazing.

Check out some of the many talented students graduating this year. (If I missed anyone, it's just because there's too many of you!!)






ALEX GUTHRIE









Dae Hyen Haine Kim









Rory Madge




And of course our wonderful intern LISA TAO!


You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance

A few weekends ago, I had a chance to play Street Fighter IV at a friend's house. Had I been wearing socks while playing, those socks would in fact have been knocked off.

I'm a big fan of Capcom in general, and of their fighting games specifically--however, playing Street Fighter IV really pushed those characters and that franchise to the forefront of my thoughts. I find myself humming the music constantly. My mind has been desperately trying to create scenarios where I can justify buying the game itself, a console, a new television, and two tournament quality arcade sticks. Of course this is all going on while I draw fan art until the sun rises. Here's Ryu, perhaps the single best-known of the Street Fighter cast:

click above for larger view

I'm going to be honest with you... this one didn't turn out terribly well. The perspective was supposed to be much more forced and dramatic, but I have this problem where apparently my brain strives desperately for mediocrity, and while drawing, I unconsciously make things moderate and boring instead of extreme and dynamic. Regardless, it's nice to draw a character like Ryu every now and then--he's very recognizable in spite of being so visually plain. Those factors make me feel comfortable drawing him from a rare rear view, because I don't feel like we're missing any interesting costume details from this angle, and I'm also confident that he'll still be indentifiable. I thought that showing Ryu's back turned helped emphasize his aloof demeanor. Likewise, I tried creating poses-reflecting-disposition in the other Street Fighter pieces I drew... which will be flooding this blog shortly. Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

it's us!

I asked my brother to make a picture of la familia to hang on my front door. As the cats look a bit evil it might even keep any burglars away!
I looooove it!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Subway sketches!

Here are some sketches from the subway I did a while back that I wasn't able to post yet..



Happy Friday!!!

today's jobs

Today I have:
  • attended a meeting
  • cleaned the kitchen (including behind the cooker and under the fridge!)
  • cleared the blocked pipe in the kitchen
  • hoovered and dusted livingroom and bedroom
  • bleached the bathroom
  • showered all my plants
  • played with the cats
  • done grocery shopping
  • sorted my wardrobe out

Now I will

  • eat a pizza and watch a movie
  • nothing else

Unholy marriage of potassium and pancakes...

This is pretty random, but every now and then, if you're playing Lexulous with me, I might agree to a request to draw Nannerpus:


It's too strange to explain, here's the original:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

being an adult

When I was a kid I thought there was only one way of living as an adult. Because all adults I knew were pretty much the same, and my frame of reference never let me see alternative paths for grown ups.

Today I got up at 07.15 am. Made myself some tea and sat down and read the paper. All of a sudden I thought "how adult!"

However, after the electrician came and went around 8.30 am, I went back to sleep on the settee in front of MTV. Not so adult perhaps?

All the things I thought came with adult life I do not have. Not anymore, ironically enough:

a car
a husband
a house
children
a hobby such as knitting
etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

I used to have a car (I have had three actually) but as I do not hold a Swedish driver's license there isn't much point here in Sweden.

I used to have a husband, ha ha! Not really, but pretty damn close. And boy am I glad I didn't follow that crazy thought through!

I used to have a house. And that I do miss, I will admit. It was lovely, but needless to say that house was in Jersey and any form of living is lovely in Jersey.

I used to want children. I don't any more. I like my egocentric lifestyle far too much. Plus, of course, I've noticed cats are just like babies. Only with cats, you can leave them unattended for longer periods of time, which gives you a social life none the less.

I never used to knit, nor do I have an urge to start.

My friend told me today his son is turning 18 next month. Which, undoubtably, means me and my friends are adults (in one way or another) these days. So I keep wondering if I need to start acting accordingly? Get up in the mornings? Make lunch boxes? Plan my week and go grocery shopping at the weekend? Stop wearing clothes from teenage shops?

Or is it OK to live outside the box? Because I like it. I like it alot just the way it is.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What's a Skull Man?

Back in the 80's, the action figure aisles were ruled by four archetypes--robots, commandoes, ninjas, and barbarians. Of the barbarians, Masters of the Universe was the most prominent line. A few other action figure brands wisely chose to mimic the proportions of Masters of the Universe figures, and marketed their lesser known figures as being compatible with all popular 5.5" figure lines. Perhaps the best known manufacturer of such figures was Remco--they produced figures based on DC Comics' Warlord, and the companion line to Warlord was The Warrior Beasts--which brings me to today's post.

The Warrior Beasts consisted of a group of beastly humanoids and a few monstrous mounts who could all act as antagonists for your Warlord figures (or other 5.5" action figures). But strangely, in the midst of this group of beasts and beast-headed humanoids, there was a skull-headed Skeletor-esque figure appropriately named Skull Man (not to be confused with a hero of the same name). Here's my interpretation of the character, drawn to fit in with my various Masters of the Universe drawings:

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But how would he fit into the world of Masters of the Universe, you ask? Well, here's some nerdy background info I concocted for Skull Man:

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PROFILE: Cold and efficient, SKULL MAN is not only a mercenary, but an expert tracker and sleuth, armed with a cunning intellect. His hand-to-hand combat abilities hint at extensive training in martial arts from across the galaxy--this expertise allows his him to match up against opponents who would otherwise outmatch him in brute strength. Skull Man's favored weapons are the bow and dagger.

HISTORY: The enigmatic mercenary SKULL MAN operates under his own rules, sometimes working for the forces of good, and sometimes working for the forces of evil. He has his own motivations, but those motivations are as unknown as his true identity. He has been known to operate in Skartaris, but most recently has been sighted on Eternia, allied with the Raqquill Rqazz's personal army, the Warrior Beasts of Berserker Island.


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Also posted on the He-Man.org fan-art forums. The thread is here and my post is here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Tobi and the Jelly Bean Tree


Here's a very special and rare little rodent named "Tobi." He's on a search for some fruit from the almost extinct Jelly Bean Tree.

Please help the re-population of the species by planting a jelly bean today!

Watercolor and Gouache on watercolor paper mounted on board.

Bobby

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Original painting available HERE

"Tobi and the Jelly Bean Tree" and Kei's "Chinese Goddess" prints are now available.
Click on image below

Sunday, March 8, 2009

April 10th Caricature Class at Schoolism!

It's that time again to let everyone know that my next class at Schoolism.com is filling up. My next class will start on April 10th. The classes have been going very well and the work that my students are creating is very exciting to see. For those of you out there who do not know what it is that I do, My course at Schoolism.com is an Online Art Class on The Art of Caricature. It's a one on one correspondence course. That means that every week my students watch a two hour video filled with demos and lecture followed by homework assignments. Each week I spend 15 to 30 minutes per student critiquing their work. I record myself drawing and painting over the students work while sharing my thoughts and techniques. As a student you also have access to watch the critiques of your fellow students as well as the critiqIt's that time again to let everyone know that my next class at Schoolism.com is filling up. My next class will start on April 10th. The classes have been going very well and the work that my students are creating is very exciting to see. For those of you out there who do not know what it is that I do, My course at Schoolism.com is an Online Art Class on The Art of Caricature. It's a one on one correspondence course. That means that every week my students watch a two hour video filled with demos and lecture followed by homework assignments. Each week I spend 15 to 30 minutes per student critiquing their work. I record myself drawing and painting over the students work while sharing my thoughts and techniques. As a student you also have access to watch the critiques of your fellow students as well as the critiques of past semesters.
To learn more about Schoolism click here. There are limited seats available for each class.

The images below are drawings and paintings that my students did after completing an assignment. Directly to the right of their work is an example of what the work looks like after my critique, I share my thoughts and paint directly on top of what they did.






These are two examples of students finals from my summer semester. Anthony Hopkins painted by Jon Moss and the other painting is by Irene Koh!

ues of past semesters.
To learn more about Schoolism click here. There are limited seats available for each class.