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Bobby Chiu
Works at Schoolism
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Lives in Toronto
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Composition exercises from yesterday's ChiuStream broadcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fIq03CLwQk … 
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Interview with the first digital painting master (Craig Mullins) posted on my Youtube
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+Bobby Chiu amazing Bobby thanks to both you and Craig for this interview!
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5 Ways to Create Opportunities with Bobby Chiu
by Bobby Chiu & Flynn Ringrose

1 - "No" really means "Not right now."
One of the most important things I’ve learned about opportunities is that the people that receive the most, and I’m counted in this, are the people that don't take no as final. We’re okay with getting a harsh no, or a few of them. When rejection happens, learn to put a smile on your face, go back, reassess, and come back with a new approach or completely new portfolio. If you know in your heart that you are willing to take ten harsh rejections without giving up, then most likely you won't have to.

2 - Don’t sit waiting for your ship to come in.
One thing I see all the time that I think is unfortunate is that many artists wait and wait for the perfect job. Here’s my advice for that, just go and do it! Just go pretend. One of the things that helped me starting out before we did Alice in Wonderland, was pretending that we were already working on a Tim Burton film. Every project we had that was close enough, we’d try to make it complementary to what we thought would be cool in a Tim Burton movie.
You can’t just sit there saying “I wish” and “I imagine” unless you’re doing it in a way that helps you get to that destination. That’s what helped me with getting on Alice in Wonderland, thinking about it all the time, but also always working towards it.
There is something to be said about waiting for your dream job. Just don’t sit there and do nothing. I think not enough people wait for their dream job in a way. They take the first jobs that come to them that are half-decent and go with that. That’s what happened to me way back. I took a job working on a television show that I didn’t particularly like the style or quality of because I had just got out of school and that’s what they tell you you’re supposed to do. Did it help excel my career? No, it was like a sidestep, or even a backstep away from my goal. So only take jobs that move you towards your goals if you can help it.

3 - Keep learning.
You can’t settle, especially nowadays. Things change so rapidly in films, games and art. It evolves every year. So you have to adopt the idea that you’re a life-long student. Because if you’re not advancing, the world is going to advance right past you, even if you’re successful now, it’s going to be hard for you ten years from now if you don’t keep learning.
Every couple years we try to take a month or two off to do a gallery show to strengthen, improve and evolve. And right now I’m trying to gear my schedule so that I can take more courses. You know, before when we were starting Schoolism, I was able to take all the classes. Recently, because we’re doing more things, we’re traveling a lot more, it’s harder. But I gotta stick to what has gotten me to where I am which has been learning constantly. And I gotta make time and get back there.
You can’t keep drawing if you don’t stop to sharpen your pencil every once in a while.

4 - Start a landslide.
Taking opportunities leads to more opportunities. For example, how did I meet Glen Keane, my all-time artistic hero? I took an opportunity to go to Angoulême, France to set up a table at their annual comic festival. I don’t know French, but I heard it was a good opportunity, so we went. And we met these two gallery owners who are now some of our best friends. Jean-Jacques Launier, and Diane Launier. They own a gallery named Arludik. Years later, at CTN in Burbank, Jean-Jacque and Diane were there and we were there and they introduced us to Glen Keane, and then later, we did a gallery show in Paris and Glen Keane came, and we talked a little bit again, and then through opportunity again, because I knew John Carls, a producer on Rango (2011). We’d spoken a bunch of times but never worked together, but we were very cordial to each other. He was organizing a talk in Savannah, and he invited Glen Keane and I, and so I was on stage with Glen Keane and got to spend a couple days with him.
Some people, they just do their convention, or their show, and then they go home. Some people don’t make friends at school, they don’t even know their classmates names, and if there’s one way to lose out on opportunities that can change your life. That’s it.

5 - Live in a way that generates more opportunities.
The best way to make opportunities come to you is to gear your habits and your principles in a way that helps you come across more great opportunities. For example, always try to meet new people. If you’re always trying to meet new people, and that’s a principle you live by, then guaranteed, you’re going to have more opportunities.
Don’t do anything unless you think it through and it makes sense to you. If it makes sense to though, then you have to do it. Get into that mindset and promise yourself that if you know it’ll be good for you, then you’re going to do it.
Just like education. Some people might think, “Oh yeah, that would totally help me, but I don’t have the time.” Maybe because the person isn’t making enough money, but the thing is, if they had more skills, they’d make more money!
The main thing is, you gotta do the things that make sense to you. For example, our Kickstarter is almost done, and if you pledge on the Kickstarter, you’re actually going to get a better price then you would when we launch the subscriptions on Schoolism. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bobbychiu/schoolism-subscriptions-art-education-made-afforda If it makes sense to pledge for education from the industry’s best for as little as $10/month, you gotta do it! It would be crazy if you don’t because these opportunities will pass you by if you keep waiting forever.

At some point, you gotta pull over so that you can sharpen your pencil, and get back in the game.
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I shot steps of one of my life painting class demos for you if you're interested.
This is a quick sketch of a costumed pose in watercolor with opaque white gouache.
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OPEN CALL FOR THE ULTIMATE IMMERSIVE ART EDUCATION!
http://imaginismstudios.com/learn/workshops
The Imaginism In-House Workshop is dedicated to the training of concept artists based on the principle of "Learning by Doing". For 30 intense days, you will live with our Senior Artist, Thierry Lafontaine and acquire the essential art skills, daily practices, and philosophies that lead to a successful career as a concept artist in today's industry. Food, lodging, computers are all provided for you and there will be a guest artist joining you during your stay. Some of the past guest artists have been Stephen Silver, Nathan Fowkes Art, Wesley Burt, Jason Seiler, Kei Acedera, myself... and more.
The deadline for applications is drawing near, we will be accepting applications until May. 13, 2015. You can find out more about the Imaginism In-House Workshop here. http://imaginismstudios.com/learn/workshops If you're interested in applying, please do so by the date above! It's an experience that is truly incomparable.
Kei Acedera and I are heading out to the house NEXT WEEK and will be staying with the students for a few days!
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Drawing Exercises: 20min Stylized Portraits from ChiuStream. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQLct6TJdI
Consistency is the key. I recommend doing one of my drawing exercises every morning to see maximum results. Post links to your exercises in the comments! I'll feature some of you in the next stream!
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Drawing profiles of realistic proportioned heads get a lot easier with this exercise from Thursday's ‪‎ChiuStream‬ posted on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUc2IRAhrnw
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I guess maybe if you weren't always looking up, if you were looking away "actually doing art" live in the booth, people might stop to watch that (but they wouldn't stop to watch you play your iPhone)? I haven't tried this.
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KING JOFFREY GAME OF THRONES ANIMATED! BONUS TUTORIAL
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bobbychiu/schoolism-subscriptions-art-education-made-afforda/posts/1234148
It’s our mission to bring you the latest and greatest art education we can. It is thus our pleasure to present to you this wonderful character design tutorial from Schoolism instructor, Stephen Silver​! In this video, Stephen educates and inspires with his unmistakable blend of skill and panache.

Click on the link below to see how Stephen recreates King Joffrey from hit TV show, Game of Thrones in his own unique style. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bobbychiu/schoolism-subscriptions-art-education-made-afforda/posts/1234148

Have an artist in mind you’d like to learn from? Sound off in the comments to let us know what tutorials you’d like to see in the future!

Schoolism Subscriptions: Affordable Education campaign has 3 days left and 1 more stretch goal to go on Kickstarter. To help reach this goal, any reward $100 or more will receive an additional free month in their subscription. If you'd like to help, pledge for a subscription or just share this link.
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Landscape Sketching is synonymous with Nathan Fowkes. In this 20-minute video tutorial, environment artist Nathan Fowkes breaks down his personal process for sketching landscapes en plein air. Learn how to capture the energy and vibrancy of a sunset and instills its natural beauty into a simple and affecting watercolor and gouache painting.
Go to tutorial here --> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bobbychiu/schoolism-subscriptions-art-education-made-afforda/posts/1221400
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Schoolism Interview with Director of Tarzan, Kevin Lima!
Schoolism Interview with Director of Tarzan, Kevin Lima​!  Celebrate our $400K stretch goal victory with this brand-new Schoolism Interview! Kevin Lima is one of very few directors who has worked on both animated and live-action films. Kevin has tread an ex...
Schoolism Interview with Director of Tarzan, Kevin Lima​!  Celebrate our $400K stretch goal victory with this brand-new Schoolism Interview! Kevin Lima is one of very few directors who has worked on both animated and live-act...
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Drawing Exercises: 20 min portraits
ChiuStream Drawing Exercises. This drawing exercise focuses on 20 minute portraits. As always, consistency is the key. I recommend doing one of my drawing exercises every morning to see maximum results. 
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