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digital-bobert
02-14-2005, 03:07 PM
Hey everyone,
Click here to find out when the next Toronto Subway Sketch Group is
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/sketchgroups_toronto.html[/url]

here are the details:

Bobby Chiu's TORONTO Subway Sketch Group 2005
On the first page thread you should post:

MEETING LOCATION: UNION STATION SUBWAY PLATFORM - There's only one platform. Look for me - the asian guy drawing in the sketchbook.
MEETING DAY: Every Sunday at 3:20 pm
CONTACT PERSON: email --> sketchgroups "at" imaginismstudios.com
MEETING NOTES: Make sure you're waiting on the SUBWAY PLATFORM. If there's any changes I will post it on my website http://www.imaginismstudios.com/sketchgroups_toronto.html
DISCLAIMER: The creator of this thread, Bobby Chiu, CgNetworks And CGTALK is not responsible on what happen on these meetings. The persons are meeting under their own accord and their actions are their own. The parties mentioned before are not responsible in no way shape or form for their actions and thus are not liable.

Hey I'm not sure where to put this because these aren't WIPs and they're not finished works. They're simply just sketches. Subway sketches....

I love taking the transit!
Why bother driving yourself when you can get someone else to do it while you get in some good sketching time?

My name is Bobby Chiu and I'm a sketch-aholic...

I've started a Toronto Subway Sketch Group. Every Sunday at 3:20pm Union Station we meet on the SUBWAY platform (not GO train).

Great fun and entertainment for a mere subway ticket ($2.75)! Everyone's invited so come on down. This will be very informal so just come on down and find us and introduce yourself.

Look around and you'll find me (Asian guy drawing in his sketchbook). At 3:30pm we catch a subway train and just ride it back and forth and sketch tons of people. Don't be late because we leave promptly at 3:30pm

It's a great way to meet some artists, share some tips and learn for each other.

Anyways, enough of the writing... time for some sketches. And if you are part of the group, feel free to post your subway sketches too.

Check out [url="http://www.imaginismstudios.com/"]http://www.imaginismstudios.com (http://www.artofbob.com/sketchgroups_toronto.html) for info and updates!

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/sketches_01.jpg

digital-bobert
02-14-2005, 03:10 PM
These were done on January 2nd, 2005
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches01.jpg

digital-bobert
02-14-2005, 03:11 PM
these were done on January 9th, 2005
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches02.jpg

digital-bobert
02-14-2005, 03:17 PM
these were done on January 16th, 2005. I use ball point pen for all my sketching

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches03.jpg

digital-bobert
02-14-2005, 03:18 PM
these were done on January 23, 2005.
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches04.jpg

digital-bobert
02-14-2005, 03:21 PM
these were done on January 30th 2005
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches05.jpg

digital-bobert
02-14-2005, 03:22 PM
Thanks to everyone that showed up. It was a blast! This week I brought out my tablet PC and had an awesome time doing some DIGITAL SUBWAY SKETCHING. Check out www.artofbob.com (http://www.artofbob.com/) for more details on the subway sketch group!

Cheers,
Bobby
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches06.jpg

Big-Boi
02-14-2005, 09:16 PM
Hey Bobby! Nice to see you posting again! wow. awwesome sketches!

ChimpanG
02-14-2005, 10:30 PM
wow these are great, so are they inspired by the people you see while your there?
i love these!

Delusion
02-15-2005, 03:33 AM
That's some great work. While I live in Kitchener at the moment the wife and I are considering moving to Toronto in which case I'll definitely join you.

Keep up the good work.

AirbORn
02-15-2005, 05:54 AM
Great sketchs. I love the personality of the people. I also like how you reflect Toronto. Very cold and crowded lol.

Mantat
02-16-2005, 05:45 PM
I really like you sketchs and it actually inspired me to do the same. But how do you manage to have the time to draw a subject so quickly? I tried this during my lunch at the university library and people would either move too much or simply get away when I was in the middle of fixing their position. Either I am very slow, or I should find some more stable subject to train on...

I wish you were in Montréal so I could participate to this activity, must be a great way to learn!

AirbORn
02-16-2005, 07:08 PM
I'll try to make it out one Sunday. Seems like it would be fun, and I am all up for meeting new people.

Do you guys have anymore sketches from the last few sundays?

shaddix
02-16-2005, 09:34 PM
hello digital bobert

i would love to see all of your scetches. they are simply awesome and entertaining. :)

well i have a little request could you scetch me? i know maybe a lot of people want that but if you feel like doing it i would be happy as a dog hunting a cat.

http://www.entrox-scene.de/v2/galerie/extern.php?image=391&verz=21

iam the guy on the right..

just if you are in the right mod!:bounce:

sincerly
Shaddix

digital-bobert
02-22-2005, 01:06 PM
My hard drive crapped out over the weekend so I'm going to have to wait a couple days till I can post my latest sketches from Sunday.

Thanks to all that keep showing up! It was an awesome Sunday for sketching! The Rasta guy was just an awesome character to draw!

Big Boi - thank you. It's nice to b back

ghl - thanks. just about all of these drawings are observational

Delusion - love to have ya join up with us!

AirbORn - hehehe... thanks

Mantat - the key is to practice your fundamentals. That way you have multiple ways of analyzing and observing different aspects of the person.

AirbORn - hey yeah! definitely try and come out. we go every Sunday!

Shaddix - I'll try... but no promises :) got a pretty tight schedule these days

ms@zx
02-22-2005, 02:50 PM
hie digital robert,those are some incerdible sketches..its professional stuff..all the sketches are done confidently:)

digital-bobert
02-23-2005, 01:47 PM
ms@zx - Thank you for the kind words

here's a page from Sunday Feb 20
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches07.jpg

digital-bobert
03-01-2005, 12:26 PM
Hey thanks to all those that keep coming out each and every Sunday!

This Sunday's session has been cancelled for me... I have a lot to do with deadlines coming up.

Next session will resume on March 13th, 2005. Hope to see you all there!

Here's some sketches from the last session.
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches08.jpg

jOBe
03-01-2005, 09:20 PM
i really wish i could be there...well, its kinda long way for just a day of sketching.
seems like i have to hang on, doing the 'ringbahn' sketching in berlin for quite some time.

digital-bobert
03-14-2005, 02:37 PM
jOBe - lol.. yes that would be quite a travel to come here all the way from Berlin just for a couple hours of sketching :)

Hey it's back! Toronto Subway Sketch Group! Man, it was great fun yesterday! Here's some sketches...
http://www.artofbob.com/images/bkup/subwaysketches05.jpg

ms@zx
03-14-2005, 02:59 PM
great!!! i like that old man with the walking stick....~~:)

Yorgo12345
03-15-2005, 02:30 AM
OK, it's official: I hate you!




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...of course, I'm just kinnding; Great, Great work!

jrstebbins
03-15-2005, 10:39 PM
Your work is phenomenal! Very inspiring!!!


Please keep us up to date with new sketches! This should be a sticky!!!

-j

Alexandrite
03-16-2005, 02:47 AM
these are absolutely great!! the way you've captured/exaggerated personalities, and so quickly, is just amazing. very cool idea for fun, too. now i miss living in a city that has a subway... :) (i take the bus home from uni every day and i occasionally sketch people that i find interesting sometimes, but it would be tons more fun to do with other fellow crazy art people wielding sketchbooks and pens!)

fundagenie
03-16-2005, 09:35 AM
cooooool man.....

u have made me hot with all those sketches...

i liked the old man with the stick and the cap ( in the second last sketch i think so)...
ur work is truly inspiring......

FundaG

lasting memories
03-16-2005, 06:04 PM
Wow... very nice work. Ever think of doing a book of your sketches?? I'd buy one :)

Big-Boi
03-16-2005, 06:30 PM
beauttttiful sketches as always. gave you 5 stars for starting this awesome sketch group and your incredible sketches

digital-bobert
03-21-2005, 06:11 PM
ms@zx - Hey thanks

Yorgo12345 - :) thx

jrstebbins - Will do! cheers

Alexandrite - Hehe.. well if you're ever in the neighbourhood on a Sunday afternoon, you're very welcome to join us

fundagenie - two words - cold shower ;)

lasting memories - Definitely planning on it! Hopefully soon. thank you

Big Boi - Thanks very much!

Thanks to those that came out this weekend! and to Bernardo all the way from Mexico!
Here's what happened yesterday... btw, this is one of the original pages that I put into my books.
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches09.jpg

pearblossom
03-21-2005, 06:37 PM
man, i wish you lived in nyc. i sketch on the subways a lot and it'd be great to have a group here. Beautiful drawings of course! :thumbsup:

pongball
03-21-2005, 11:51 PM
Bob, i'm stunned. Fantastic work, very professional, 5 star +!!! http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/scream.gif
Where's the jaw drop smiley?!

digital-bobert
03-30-2005, 06:39 PM
pearblossom/pongball - Hey thanks guys

Here's a page I did last sunday. My black pen was blotting everywhere so I had to resort to red
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches10.jpg

nocric
03-30-2005, 07:17 PM
U have inspired me also: before I was too shy sketching people in the public, but as others have also done it I found it is a great way to study. the reason I was shy is that when people start looking at u wierd and some may come and ask what do u think u r doing sketching them and they dont want that. I wish u could post anything that would solve my question.

erilaz
03-31-2005, 03:31 AM
Great stuff man. I've been doing this sorta thing on the tram to and from work everyday. It certainly improves the skills! Not that I'm up to the calibre that you output, but hey, we've all got to start somewhere!:D

I'd join you, but there's that whole "ocean" and "airtime" issue.

tevih
03-31-2005, 03:46 AM
Great sketches! I've always loved your work! You capture the essence of the personality and physical quirks and make them funny! :thumbsup:

It'd be mad wicked to have sketch groups from cgtalk convening at bus/train/subway stations at the same time all over the world! Who's up for a tri-rail station in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami?! 3:30 on Sundays.... :D

floatingrunner
03-31-2005, 05:03 AM
those are some really nice sketches... like how the styles goes (i am guessing its a little caracture style ;/ ??) i dut know...

saldy, i live on the other side of Canada oh well.. maybe one day when i visit Toronto.

keep up the good work!

jmBoekestein
04-01-2005, 02:31 PM
I would love to see the sketches but nothing seems to be loading. I've just switched browsers though, I used to get at least A red X. But there's nothing now.

ww667
04-02-2005, 06:07 PM
lol one guy in there looks just like me. All sad in the subway on the way home from work
and i am from toronto. Hmm who knows may be it is me.
yea and it all looks awsome ;0)
Well may be after i will quit drawing human siluetes and start drawing faces i will get there as well with some practice ;)

digital-bobert
04-07-2005, 04:00 PM
nocric - Usually people don't say anything to me when I'm drawing them. And if they don't like it, you can usually tell by their mannerisms. Another thing to practice is pretending to draw someone else.

erilaz - hehehe... oh that darn "ocean thing". it's such a bother :)

tevih - hehe... that would be cool

floatingrunner - thx. well if you're ever in town...feel free!

jmBoekestein - that's strange... should be working fine

ww667 - lol... which one?

hehehe.. thanks for the comments everyone. They're great.

Here's the goods for this week...
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches11.jpg

jmBoekestein
04-07-2005, 07:26 PM
Well, weird thing is your website also doesn't load or takes ages. Really weird. I'll check by somtime later. Maybe it's just one of those internet things that takes ages to fix:shrug:.

erilaz
04-12-2005, 03:18 AM
I like the fact that you try out different styles while you draw. From more real to cartoony.

digital-bobert
04-14-2005, 04:44 PM
hey thanks everyone for checkin in with this sketchgroup we have going on here in Toronto.

Here's the latest http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches12.jpg

eparts
04-14-2005, 05:29 PM
:D
this is really awesome :) love your sketching style.. and i must say you see alot in people.
how fast do you sketch a person like that? digital or manual

Gord-MacDonald
04-16-2005, 07:52 AM
WOW! thats one hell of an addiction (sketch-aholic) youve got! Fantastic work, very inspiring!!!


Gord

nocric
04-16-2005, 01:48 PM
I really want to draw like u do Bobby, but I don't, at least right now I don't. I have started practicing also and have started a sketchgoup of my own in Tallinn. I go there with my friends/artists and practice the enviorment and miscellanious unfortunate tourists, who stand still for a few minutes...hard to find (usually don't stay still not longer than a min). Right now I sketch people in the old town (tourist hotspot), but I'm thinking of maby moving the sketchgroup to a train maybe - ride the train for a while and back - lots of people to draw, when u switch carts after a while.

Edit: I usually am really not as fast enough to draw faces. So I usually get the figure and then they move, but drawing helps and im advancing

EDIT:I have stopped the sketchgroup and the folloying tekst about my sketchgroup is irrevelent now. Reason for stopping it: no even my friends want to come and sketch with me, but I will continue to sketch on my own, screw my friends!

In english...
If anyone is interested in sketching with me (and my friends), u may show up in Tallinn, in front of Jaani church on Vabaduse squear, on Sunday, 1300 hours... I think I will wait ten or five minutes and then go, but u can always come earlyer... Look for a 15y old kid in a beige (light brown?) coat (with drawing gear).

Eesti keeles...
Kui keegi on huvitatud minuga koos (ja minu sõpradega), siis ta võib kohale ilmuda Tallinnas, Jaani kiriku ette, Vabaduse väljakul, Pühapäeval, kl 1300... ma arvan et ootan 10 või 5 min ja siis lähen, kuid sa võid alati ka varem tulla... Otsi 15 aastast poissi bee˛is (hele pruunis?) jopes (koos joonistamis asjadega).

digital-bobert
04-18-2005, 12:49 PM
eparts - Takes about 2-4 minutes per person i think... roughly

gordonm - thx Gord!

nocric - hey thanks for the comment. stay strong and keep up the sketching :)


From yesterday
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches13.jpg

Elaeria
04-18-2005, 07:16 PM
These are great! Makes me miss Toronto, being here in Waterloo...*sigh*
I'll have to see if you manage to capture my brother or sister *lol* (what are the chances that that will actually happen?!?! ha ha!)

What a great idea to sketch the barrage of life that rides the subway everyday. I'm sure it's as interesting as it is inspiring...

Keep on posting!
~Ela~

tevih
04-18-2005, 07:54 PM
Hey, I just started sketching outside in public and stuff and had some questions for you:

1. How long does it take you to do one person's sketch?
2. do you look at your victim.. ahem... subject once and then draw them, or do you look up, down, up, down..? (I'm finding it real difficult to get the whole sketch in - people move.)
3. do people bother you about drawing them? Do you look right at them as you draw them?! I've gotten some annoyed looks and finger pointing.. heheh..

Your sketches have detail and shading, and I barely get the structure down in time before the person is gone or moved. It's like sketching mosquitoes.

DrFx
04-19-2005, 08:27 AM
Wow! I just found this thread, and I'm very imoressed! Robert, your "cartoony" style is very reminiscent of Will Eisner, IMHO. I like that style, and you have a very clean, fast line.
Thr talent here in CGTalk never ceases to amaze me!

HughieDM
04-19-2005, 05:11 PM
Hi all Ive been watching this thread for a while and would love to start a group in Washington DC if any one is interested let me know.

By the way this thread got me inspired to draw people in my classes
Thanx for that:thumbsup:

nocric
04-20-2005, 05:28 PM
I see that this thread has been very inspirational - already people are starting their own sketchgroups. I would just encourage these people to really do it - it's fun and it improves your drawing skills even with a few times and it finally is fun to sketch with other artists and learn maybe tips from them ect... the list goes on. I also can already imagine how this thread enventually spawns or inspires people to create hundres of sketchgroups all around the world

This is how I started: It was actually easyer for me, because I went sketching with my artist friends, who are not strangers. I just phoned my friends, told them that I was organizing a sketchgroup in a certain place and a few did come. I started with two friends and the next time there were three and after that none ,that is why I announced the extermination of my sketchgroup, but after my aunt (an art teacher/artist) percisted me to continue, I enventually did. Now I have called more people and they come.

We sketch in Tallinn, Estonia (the country, who noone has heard of) and go to different places every time. The criteriums, that we choose our sites are: Places to sit (even the ground, but then we haveto bring something to sit on), People standing still for...eh a few min (maybe cafe's?-haven't tried yet) and that is it I guess.
P.S. we would also go to a subway, but there isn't any in Estonia (deamn)

freakshow
04-20-2005, 11:21 PM
How do people react if and when they discover you are drawing them? I'm really interested in trying this myself because I seriously need to practice drawing people but I don't want to get slapped in the face doing it ;D

Swoop
04-21-2005, 06:39 AM
How on earth do you draw so perfectly ;) hehe
Anyways looks great as always.. wish i could do sketches like thoose... seem so proportionately perfect each and every one... amazed at how you can do that with ball point pen... (think you said you used that earlier)... i would have lines all over the place trying to sketch out proportions first ..

shyamshriram
04-21-2005, 09:43 AM
Thanx a lot for the inspiration Brother :) keep it up !!

take care

shyamshriram
04-21-2005, 09:44 AM
oops double post :D

nocric
04-25-2005, 06:20 PM
Hey Bob, i have a request: please post more sketches of your Toronto sketchgroup. I would be really glad if I could have some more of eyecandy. BTW I got my sketchgroup back on the feet and I hope to continue for many weeks to come.

jOBe
04-25-2005, 09:15 PM
yeah i double that, keep us updated.
I allways love the sketches.

Nazirull
04-26-2005, 06:48 AM
Hie Bobby!

masterpieces.....really shows how different we look from each other! So many variety! I love all of them!

U inspired me really...I used to sketch in public too but got away from it coz im too shy...now u have changed that! Going this weekend!

Keep it up doode!

digital-bobert
04-26-2005, 05:34 PM
Elaeria - thanks:) tell me if you see your brother in any of these... lol probably not...

tevih - 1. How long does it take you to do one person's sketch?
- Takes roughly about 2-4 minutes I'd say

2. do you look at your victim.. ahem... subject once and then draw them, or do you look up, down, up, down..? (I'm finding it real difficult to get the whole sketch in - people move.) - depends on the subject... if he/she is looking in my direction and I think they're on to me... then I'd just glance every once in a while. if they are unaware then I'll just full out stare :)

3. do people bother you about drawing them? Do you look right at them as you draw them?! I've gotten some annoyed looks and finger pointing.. heheh..
- maybe it's the expression on your face when you're drawing lol. Sometimes when I'm really concentrated I'll get the "angry eyebrows". But no... usually people are friendly and good about it

DrFx/HughieDM - thanks

nocric - Hey that's great that you organized your own group! Definitely keep with it. And even go when no one shows up. It's not about socializing so much as it is about learning and improving.

freakshow - people always ask me how people react. When someone sees you drawing them and then sees a group of people drawing they usually have only a few different reactions - happy, embarrassed, or don't care. It's really not that bad...

Swoop - drawing with pens will help give your lines confidence. Everything comes with time and consistancy

shyamshriram - thank you

nocric/jOBe - I'll definitely keep updating weekly. thanks for tuning in

maranello55 - hey thanks!

Here's last sunday's stuff
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches14.jpg

Nazirull
04-27-2005, 01:25 AM
Wow....the gurl sitting on the lower left....was she really wearing that in the subway train?

KEwl....:D

I envy ur curvy strokes....Loving it!

nocric
04-27-2005, 04:18 AM
Bob, thanks for encouraging me, that means a lot! I really find it great to go and sketch people - I learn so much. The most fun part about sketching people is that every-one is different and every-one is a challange to make him/her look different from the other people I have sketched (drawing the charactristics - what u do so perfectly).

Flint Loveless
04-27-2005, 07:30 AM
I prefer pen as well. People always tell me to use pencil, and are probably on to something but I gotta gripe with pencils. They are inconsistent! They round and break and I hate them… No really, I waged war on the pencil race long ago. Please, a moment of silence for those we've lost in that bloody war... Amen.



Anyways, just thought I’d holler your props! You gotta online group or what? Was that a stupid question? Sounded like one…



-Flint



What kinda pen you use? I’m partial to bic myself.

Oh, Mech pencils are bomb too!

Alice
04-27-2005, 01:54 PM
I just love this!
Thanks for a true inspiration, Im heading down to the park to do some sketching :)

RobertoOrtiz
04-27-2005, 02:42 PM
digital_bobert (Bobby Chiu ) you should do a "franchise" right here at the WIP/Critique: 2D, Illustrations and Concept Art (http://www.cgtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=31) section of this forum. You are the pionner, so you set the rules for the clubs.

Most big metropolitan cities have Subways or metros, so it would be awesome if drawing clubs form were formed, based on your ideas.


The threads would have titles like:

Bobby Chiu's New York Subway Sketch Group
Bobby Chiu's Washington DC Subway Sketch Group
Bobby Chiu's Seattle Subway Sketch Group
Bobby Chiu's London Subway Sketch Group
Bobby Chiu's Paris Subway Sketch Group


What do you guys think? We could start inmediatly

-R

Alice
04-27-2005, 09:41 PM
Got trams in Gothenburg, but only some of them are sketchfriendly with seats where you see other people.
But if you see a woman with pink/redish hair and a sketchbook, come on up and say hi :)

lasting memories
04-28-2005, 03:23 AM
RobertoOrtiz, I think that this is such a great idea! It's so full of great intention, people cant help to be inspired to do some subway sketching themselves. No membership fees. just a bunch of people getting together to learn a little about what we all love... art. bravo Bobby

Flint Loveless
04-28-2005, 06:21 AM
What do you mean, "No membership fees" ... I WANT TO GET RICH OFF THIS IDEA! Let's cook up some sort of money scam revolving around this... Anyone? ... Uhh... Anyone?

Flint

digital-bobert
04-28-2005, 01:51 PM
maranello55 - hey thanks. naw... that girl was imagined...:(

nocric - hey thanks. that's the most fun for me too.. is all the different types of people that you see. Time just flies when youre on the subway sketching. Too many interesting faces and too little time.

Flint Loveless - hehehe... i still like pencil but i think we share the same love of a good pen. My favorite is the Fisher Space Pen. Engineered by NASA i think... it's like liquid pencil.

Alice - hey that's so great! thanks and have fun!

RobertoOrtiz - Hey thanks! I think that would be a great idea but I'm not sure how it could be organized. People often leave comments that they wished they lived closer so they could join me on the subways.... so hey, if you think it'll work then i'm up for it. Perhaps we can just have one thread full of subway sketches? Every week i can choose a couple and give some pointers to those who want it by redrawing a couple drawings?

Alice - yeah the "GO trains" here are kind of the same way... that's why i prefer the subways

lasting memories - hey thanks. I started this group to give a little back to our art community and hopefully inspire more people to start drawing from life

Flint Loveless - lol...

nocric
04-28-2005, 01:54 PM
I second the idea of -lasting memories- and say to Flint Loveless: hey man, u either didn't get the idea of a funloving sketchgroup or u'r just kidding. Man, that is a stupid idea.

To Bob: I love the girl with this big furry hat and smileing, she looks so cute XD

Romero
04-28-2005, 07:45 PM
Hey Bobby, big fan of your sketches, and I also live in Toronto. Its cool how you have collaberated such an interesting concept. Maybe I will join in on one of your field days in the on-coming weeks. You have quite a unique style,VERY COOL, anyhow Cheers.!




p.s Which train do you start at and what part of the subway are you normally on.

RobertoOrtiz
04-28-2005, 07:51 PM
Ok here is how I think we could do this...

We will have one thread called: Bobby Chiu's Subway Sketch Group: MAY2005 ,and a new one would be posted every month.

The thread will say:

"Welcome to Bobby Chiu's Subway Sketch Group (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?p=2218590#post2218590), the idea is to meet, draw and share, your drawings. And who knoes, maybe have a pint after that.

All you need to participate is to show up....

For the month of MAY we have groups @ (Click on the links for contact info)
(THIS IS A SAMPLE I MADE UP)


Toronto (Meet @ Saturdays 11:00 Am Town Hall Metro Station, South Exit)
New York (Meet @ Saturdays 11:00 AM Central Park South, South Entrance)
Washington DC (Meet @ Saturdays 11:00 AM Metro Center, South Entrance)
Los Angeles (Meet @ Saturdays 11:00 AM Union Station, South Exit)

Please post your drawings, along with the group you belong to, on this thread."


To have a group we just need at least ONE person willing to show up in a participant city.And of course cities with light rail systems, can participate.
What do you guys think?

-R

NOOB!
04-28-2005, 08:47 PM
heh too bad for peeps in other countries...*oh wait thats me*

:rolleyes:

JTD
04-28-2005, 09:06 PM
Does it need to be a subway sketch group or could it be a sketch group? Don't get me wrong, I love the subway idea but maybe we don't want to exclude those who live on a farm?

All it would need to be is just a place with a lot of people coming and going. Could be a mall, a high school, a beach, a ball game, etc., - just not limited to a subway. I'm not sure if anyone would pay to get into a ball game just to sketch (maybe you could go to a little league game), but I think the idea of sketching is more important than where it's done.

PS. Bobby, I love your sketches and I followed your 3 samurai on horseback thread. Loved every minute of it!

RobertoOrtiz
04-28-2005, 09:06 PM
The idea can be applied worldwide...


-R

NOOB!
04-28-2005, 09:18 PM
i'd do one in london,but people are a lil shifty over here,u know...the higher class posh types who think they own the place...who will get u arrested for drawing em..lol.

havn't sed yet...great work bobby!!

Gord-MacDonald
04-28-2005, 11:26 PM
I think this is great! Time to sharpen up my pencils!

Gord

nocric
04-29-2005, 05:32 AM
For excample my skechgrop, in Tallinn (Estonia) is weekly, on sundays and we sketch people and places in our oldtown - Vanalinn. I have given thought to sketch people on a train, but it seems a bit jumpy - shaking and making sketching harder. The other thing I have suggested is sketching people in a bus station or a train station. These are the ideas. Take them or leave them, do whatever. I second the idea of not just limiting sketchgroups into metros.

to Roberto: I suggest creating a sketchgroup forum under the 2D Wip forum, where, when u open it would be sketchroups:

for example Estonia, Tallinn Sketchgroup - current organisator name
and then in that thread would be the posts, well that is my idea.

regarded warrior
04-29-2005, 03:02 PM
Awesome idea! Lets do it!

digital-bobert
04-29-2005, 03:11 PM
Romero - We meet on the subway platform at Union Station. Just look for the people carrying sketchbooks

JTD - you pose a good point.

NOOB! - are you serious?? i really hope not. i doubt you'd get arrested just for drawing...

Looking great Roberto. My suggestion would be to organize it during the afternoon. Here in Toronto we meet every Sunday at 3:20pm so it gives people time to get here from neighbouring towns.

NOOB!
04-29-2005, 04:31 PM
NOOB! - are you serious?? i really hope not. i doubt you'd get arrested just for drawing...



lol,u'd be suprised at how people can twist things and make a case outta crap.

take those peeps that sued McDonalds for making em fat for instance..

HughieDM
04-29-2005, 05:08 PM
I am studing in Florence right now but will be home on may 7th back in Washington DC

I will def start one there if any one wants to join me at the time and place posted:thumbsup:

RobertoOrtiz
04-29-2005, 05:19 PM
Well if you form a group, Ill be the first one to join.

-R

TheNeverman
04-29-2005, 06:22 PM
lol,u'd be suprised at how people can twist things and make a case outta crap.

take those peeps that sued McDonalds for making em fat for instance..

I believe it was thrown out of the court....

n8

Romero
04-29-2005, 08:11 PM
Romero - We meet on the subway platform at Union Station. Just look for the people carrying sketchbooks

JTD - you pose a good point.

NOOB! - are you serious?? i really hope not. i doubt you'd get arrested just for drawing...

Looking great Roberto. My suggestion would be to organize it during the afternoon. Here in Toronto we meet every Sunday at 3:20pm so it gives people time to get here from neighbouring towns.

I will definetly see you in the next few weeks then, as soon as my workload settles I will definetly be there, look forward to meetin you. Awesome idea for a form. :deal:


RobertoOrtiz- Awesome organizational skills in such a short time. I look forward to seeing the outcome.:buttrock:

RobertoOrtiz
04-29-2005, 09:07 PM
Ok bee thinking on how we can make this work with minimum fuss.

Here is my NEW proposal.


I will make this thread the CORE thread and it It will be a stickie. I will make a stickie of ONLY this thread.
If you want to have a Subway Sketch group in your city, you just need to post
A NEW thread EVERY MONTH with the following naming convention:

Bobby Chiu's CITYNAME Subway Sketch Group MONTHYEAR
On the first page thread you should post:

MEETING LOCATION:
MEETING DAY:
CONTACT PERSON:
MEETING NOTES:
And this disclaimer to cover everyone's ass.

DISCLAIMER: The creator of this thread, Roberto Ortiz, CgNetworks And CGTALK is not responsible on what happen on these meetings. The persons are meeting under their own accord and their actions are their own. The parties mentioned before are not responsible in no way shape or form for their actions and thus are not liable.
And of course after a meeting you should post your drawings on the thread for your city.
Also you should post on the CORE thread a link to your CITY thread, at the end of the moth, IF YOU WISH drawings done by your group to show your "crew's work to the world....
FOR EXAMPLE:

Bobby Chiu's WASHINGTON DC Subway Sketch Group MAY 2005

MEETING LOCATION: Union Station Platform, Shady Grove side
MEETING DAY: Sundays, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT PERSON:: JOE BLOW: Joe Blow@ AOL.com

MEETING NOTES: I am with a big group from George Mason University, I will be wearing a red Jacket.

DISCLAIMER: The creator of this thread, Roberto Ortiz, CgNetworks And CGTALK is not responsible on what happen on these meetings. The persons are meeting under their own accord and their actions are their own. The parties mentioned before are not responsible in no way shape or form for their actions and thus are not liable.






What do you guys think? We could start immediately

-R

nocric
04-29-2005, 09:10 PM
Wow this is superb! I love that idea. I encourage people to start right away! Thanks roberto for directing your attentions to this sketchgroup, that started it all... Tha Awesomeness :D

digital-bobert
05-02-2005, 01:11 AM
HughieDM - That would be awesome if you started something down there

Romero - I look forward to meeting you then. Next meeting is Sunday May 8th 3:20pm

RobertoOrtiz - Looks great Roberto! Can't wait to see everyone sketching!

Just came back from my own sketchgroup. Had a great session. I could have stayed on there for ever...
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches15.jpg

Flint Loveless
05-02-2005, 05:10 AM
Sexy as always... Oh, sorry! I was looking at my reflection again!

Just seeing your stuff makes me want to draw. Stay up!
-Flint

ximage
05-02-2005, 02:43 PM
just want to say u have got classic drawing skills. love it!:scream:

sweeney

nocric
05-02-2005, 04:54 PM
I have now realised howcome my pictures look so much lamer than yours. One thing is that I'm still a student have alot to practice and learn, but also because you mentioned that u have 2-4 min to draw a subject and I, well have 30sec up to 2,5 min (never happens usually about a minute). So deamn hard to draw so fast. Well, I will start to look for a place where to sketch better. If someone would be so kind to tell me what the bandwich limit on an attachment is I could post my drawings I have made so far. Thanks in forward.

RobertoOrtiz
05-02-2005, 07:07 PM
If any of you belong to a city that wants to create your very own Bobby Chiu's Subway Sketch Group (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?p=2233221#post2233221) just reply to this thread by Friday.

Ill start the ball rolling this week.

-R

nocric
05-02-2005, 07:24 PM
I'm organising a sketchgroup, but I think I will stop it in the end of school - excams. I'm like 15y-s old so I really haveto organise my time by adding "school" to the equation. By using my not so amazing math skill i calculate, that it would be confusing to just create a Tallinn sketchgroup and put me as the organisator, when I know I'm going to quit it for summer. My decision is to let someone, who has time to do it organize it itself (i have like the whole of summer planned out already). Still waiting awnser on the bandwitch limit question about the attachments so I could attach a picture of my drawings.

Edit:I now get it, that it is possible to talk about your sketchgroup somewhere else now, I will swear not to spam this thread about my sketchgroup again, except some drawings maby, but that is all. If u want to know more about my sketchgroup, now the only way is PM-ing me. That is all

nocric
05-03-2005, 04:30 AM
Could not post much but here is something.

amishcommy
05-04-2005, 03:41 AM
Howdy all,

Bobby inspired me to start my own Subway Sketchgroup in NYC a few months ago. It's in freaking New York City!!! Birthplace of art!!! and no one shows up. Attendance has been misreable. I don't get it. I shower before i come. I don't smell. I know some people don't like the subways, so we've been taking advantage of the beautiful weather and been hanging out in Central Park.

here are my scribbles (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=40514) from the last few weeks.

So here are the details:



Bobby Chiu's NEW YORK CITY Subway Sketch Group 2005
On the first page thread you should post:

MEETING LOCATION: Starbucks at 1 Penn Plaza, on 34th St. between 7th and 8th ave. (closer to 8th)
MEETING DAY: Every Sunday at 1:30 pm
CONTACT PERSON: Arkady Roytman 561-827-3451
MEETING NOTES: ok, the meeting place is outside, you lepers. I try to be there by 1:30 but lately i've been running late. I always wait til 2:00 pm for the straglers. If you call me ahead of time to let me know that you'll be there and you're running late, i'll wait for you up til 2:30 pm. I wait either outside of the Starbucks or inside. I have a shetchbook with me and i'm either drawing in it or sharing it with the few people that do show up. Unless i miss laundry day, I always wear a shirt with my logo on it (same as my avatar). My cell is 561-827-3451 (that's five, SIX, one) It's a Florida area code.

And this disclaimer to cover everyone's ass.

DISCLAIMER: The creator of this thread, Arkady Roytman, CgNetworks And CGTALK is not responsible on what happen on these meetings. The persons are meeting under their own accord and their actions are their own. The parties mentioned before are not responsible in no way shape or form for their actions and thus are not liable.

Balboa
05-04-2005, 11:59 AM
I'm organising a sketchgroup, but I think I will stop it in the end of school - excams. I'm like 15y-s old so I really haveto organise my time by adding "school" to the equation. By using my not so amazing math skill i calculate, that it would be confusing to just create a Tallinn sketchgroup and put me as the organisator, when I know I'm going to quit it for summer. My decision is to let someone, who has time to do it organize it itself (i have like the whole of summer planned out already). Still waiting awnser on the bandwitch limit question about the attachments so I could attach a picture of my drawings.

Edit:I now get it, that it is possible to talk about your sketchgroup somewhere else now, I will swear not to spam this thread about my sketchgroup again, except some drawings maby, but that is all. If u want to know more about my sketchgroup, now the only way is PM-ing me. That is all

Just testing the quote function....

nocric
05-04-2005, 03:39 PM
Just testing the quote function....

Lol, the first spammer has arrived! But Balboa, u estonian? Did u want to join my sketchgroup? Is that why u quoted my post?

digital-bobert
05-04-2005, 07:25 PM
Hey everyone,
Next Toronto Subway Sketch Group is this Sunday May 8th, 2005

here are the details:

Bobby Chiu's TORONTO Subway Sketch Group 2005
On the first page thread you should post:

MEETING LOCATION: UNION STATION SUBWAY PLATFORM - There's only one platform. Look for me - the asian guy drawing in the sketchbook.
MEETING DAY: Every Sunday at 3:20 pm
CONTACT PERSON: Bobby Chiu 416-994-7467
MEETING NOTES: Make sure you're waiting on the SUBWAY PLATFORM. If there's any changes I will post it on my website http://www.artofbob.com/sketchgroup.html

DISCLAIMER: The creator of this thread, Bobby Chiu, CgNetworks And CGTALK is not responsible on what happen on these meetings. The persons are meeting under their own accord and their actions are their own. The parties mentioned before are not responsible in no way shape or form for their actions and thus are not liable.

Gord-MacDonald
05-05-2005, 01:00 AM
Hi Bobby

I am just curious - You sure get alot of images on a page - just how big are the individual images? (ballpark figure) Do you find a certain size of sketch pad more manageable?

This event makes me wish I was living back in Toronto (I did my AOCA there - grad 1978). Ottawa has buses only - makes for some bumpy drawings ;) - but at least I am sketching again!

Cheers
Gord

regarded warrior
05-05-2005, 11:34 PM
it's a great idea and i'm all for it but this weekend is mother's day... might not be the best weekend to start with. How about starting it the weekend after?

RobertoOrtiz
05-06-2005, 02:04 AM
regarded warrior is right by the way....

Just keep an open ming about the fact that it is mothers day weekend, just in case the attendance is low.

We will do a test run this weekend, and Ill plug this sucker next weekend.
-R

digital-bobert
05-09-2005, 02:13 PM
hey guys here's stuff from this week's session

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches16.jpg

air tiger
05-10-2005, 11:21 AM
Always inspiring Bobby! Your different styles are nuts!! I use your sketches as reference constantly!

RobertoOrtiz
05-11-2005, 02:22 PM
FYI
I am going to plug this thread soon, to jumpstart the groups.

-R

digital-bobert
05-17-2005, 04:38 AM
RobertoOrtiz - Sure any time youre ready

Hey what a great weekend! There was a bunch of us this time huh? Thanks to all that showed up
Here's a few scribbles
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches17.jpg

digital-bobert
05-25-2005, 02:11 PM
It was an awesome session this week. Thanks to everyone that came out!

I think we missed a couple people that wanted to attend...

Please make sure you get there at 3:20pm at Union Station SUBWAY PLATFORM because we leave right at 3:30pm. Next session this Sunday May 29
Didn't have as much time to doodle this week because I was too busy giving out pointers to people but I did manage to get some in.

http://www.artofbob.com/images/subwaysketches18.jpg

-Sai-
05-26-2005, 04:39 AM
sweet.. I will be there this week.here come another asian dude.:twisted:

digital-bobert
05-28-2005, 04:44 PM
-Sai- - hey great! I look forward to meeting you

ms@zx
05-28-2005, 06:58 PM
love ur sketch as always bobby.i wish i could join ur sketch group.:sad:.pity i'm in malaysia.cant go far for the time being~.seems to be alot of fun to be able to sketch with u guys.:scream:

nocric
05-29-2005, 05:13 PM
Wow, this is great I still love your sketches very much.
(just for your notice the sketchgroup I created, inspired by your's, is running very well right now)

regarded warrior
05-30-2005, 04:01 PM
awesome as always Mr.Chiu.

nocric - love to see some of the sketches you've done. have you posted them on line?

nocric
05-30-2005, 07:06 PM
My sketches are Doo-Doo compared to the ones of Bobby Chiu. I wish I could draw from life like him and that fast. But I now posted a composition of all of my sketchgroup survivors (skteches, naturally) To my deviantArt Gallery: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/18881913/

edit - I just had to whine (you don't have to read):
I don't have so many sketches per session, because it is really hard to find a place like merto, where you have normal space between people, you don't have to worry about wheather, people actually sit with their face pointing somewhat towards you. I try to seek out places to do it all, but it is not easy, belive me

digital-bobert
05-30-2005, 07:50 PM
Another great session! eventhough i was severly hung over from the day before... lol

thanks all you people that have been coming out with us! It's been a blast. Seneca students have been showing up every week and it's been great sharing a bit of what i know with them.

Next subway sketch session: SUNDAY JUNE 5th 2005

Please make sure you get there at 3:20pm at Union Station SUBWAY PLATFORM because we leave right at 3:30pm.

I colored a bit on these after I got home...
http://www.artofbob.com/images/subwaysketches19.jpg

digital-bobert
05-30-2005, 07:51 PM
nocric - That's just great to hear you're getting out there every week! Good for u! Keep it up and keep us posted on your progress!

Nazirull
05-31-2005, 01:53 AM
Im loving this.....Makes me really wanna sketch...although im not good at all LOL....

ms@zx! Hey im in kl too...maybe we can organise something together with the others?

Big-Boi
06-02-2005, 02:40 AM
you should color more of your sketches. Looks awesome

Cessen
06-02-2005, 08:02 AM
This really makes me wish I lived in Toronto! I would definitely attend these sketch sessions. But alas, I do not live in Toronto.

It's such a great idea. Too bad there isn't a subway here in Everett.

Keep up the great work digital_bobert!

beelow
06-02-2005, 09:12 PM
Nice stuff Bob, Luv ur sketches keep up the good work...holla!

-Sai-
06-05-2005, 03:57 AM
hi bob ,

Where do you get the fisher space pen? I went to loomis art store last week and couldn't find it . I am also a big fan of drawing with pen too.

digital-bobert
06-06-2005, 04:18 AM
Next subway sketch session: SUNDAY JUNE 12th 2005

Please make sure you get there at 3:20pm at Union Station SUBWAY PLATFORM because we leave right at 3:30pm.

Sai - I believe they sell them at Sears in the Eaton Center... could be wrong though. My girlfriend bought me mine.

http://www.artofbob.com/images/subwaysketches20.jpg

ms@zx
06-07-2005, 07:36 AM
awesome sketches bobby,the quality maintains at the peak,some even break through~:thumbsup:

hey maranello55 - that'll be great,i'd love to,gather some of the malaysian cgtalkers and do something like this.one of my colleagues had an idea once about grouping a sketch group in the office,and he call it the 'twisted sketch group' .lol :scream:where ya staying anyway?

Nazirull
06-07-2005, 12:20 PM
Thats kewl! I live somewhere in Ampang but i work in central KL. Sure we can organize something....we have our own subways by the way...:scream: Lemme check...hmm. There was a bunch of malaysian CGtalkers at a thread about meeting up to see Ep.3 together...im sure we can fish from that pool.

Big-Boi
06-07-2005, 02:57 PM
hey thats grreat! everyone get out their sketchbooks! yay

THECLYKE
06-07-2005, 09:25 PM
Haa
I Got To Wittness This Guys Work In Person Cause I Went To The Subway Sketch Book Crew...ummm Did I Get The Name Right......i'm Gonna Go This Weekend Too..it's Awsome Drawing Around Artist For A Change. Doing It On The Dolo With Nobody To Back You Up Is Not Fun. If Sombody Gets Offended For Being Drawn With A Huge Nose You May Go Home With A Broken One. (or A Law Suit)

And Bobby I Want To See The One You Drew Of Me...OH HAHA...NEVER MIND

monovich
06-07-2005, 10:02 PM
Wow. This thread is GREAT. I just love all the sketches.

Bobby,

I wonder if I could get permission to model a character or two or yours just to play around with modeling, lighting, and rendering. It would be non-commercial and I would give credit to you for the charachter design for sure.

If you wish, pm, email or just respond here.

again, great work all. It's inspiring.

-s

ms@zx
06-08-2005, 02:48 AM
Thats kewl! I live somewhere in Ampang but i work in central KL. Sure we can organize something....we have our own subways by the way...:scream: Lemme check...hmm. There was a bunch of malaysian CGtalkers at a thread about meeting up to see Ep.3 together...im sure we can fish from that pool.

yeah here,my colleague posted this:Bobby Chiu's Kuala Lumpur Subway Sketch Group JUNE 2005 (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=247691)
check this out,i'm already in:)we hope to see u too!~

Ransom
06-08-2005, 04:02 AM
tevih (member.php?u=62815) heya man i am so down to coming to a miami ftl tri rail one.
Any one else in the miami ftl area ?

lasting memories
06-08-2005, 04:49 PM
beautiful sketches as usual!

nachogrande
06-09-2005, 03:22 AM
I want to be in the next one. Is there be on 12-06-2205 ? I am asking because that will be my first time.

digital-bobert
06-09-2005, 02:33 PM
To get this started a bit, if anyone would like pointers on how I sketch, you can PM me and I'll check out your "Sketch Group Thread" and make comments or even redraw a few drawings for you if you request it.

Would that be something people might be interested in?

ms@zx - thx and good luck with your group!!

maranello - right on!

Big Boi - yay! that's the spirit

THE CLYKE - hehe.. lookin forward to it Calvin!

monovich - thx! i'll get back to you thru PMs

Ransom - Do it up Jordan! can't wait to see some sketches

lasting memories - thx kelly

oDaywalkero - yep. Every Sunday we meet at 3:20pm at Union Station SUBWAY PLATFORM. NOT the GO train station. There's only one platform so walk around and you'll see a bunch of people all with sketchbooks out. Don't be late or you might miss us!! I look forward to seeing you there

davidalvarez
06-09-2005, 08:14 PM
your work is very inspiring, makes me want to ride the buses we have here in Odessa, TX , since we do not have subways. (i give this forum 2 thumbs up:thumbsup::thumbsup:)

nachogrande
06-09-2005, 10:55 PM
Thank you Bob. I probably be there for this Sunday.

nocric
06-10-2005, 09:21 AM
Bobby,
are you gona do the sketchgroup all summer or are you going to stop it at some point?

I have stopped my sketchgroup, because the school has ended and I will be traveling all over Estonia from now on. None of my buddys can continue to organise it any further so it has stopped until september, when we get together again :D. But you have already infected me with the sketch-o-mania so there is no stopping me from now on!

Luki
06-10-2005, 09:31 AM
I want more! :bounce: Those sketches inspired me to take pencil and draw, draw, draw.
Really impressing stuff.

GrahamHRoss
06-10-2005, 03:02 PM
Someone might have asked this question before...but how do u choose what to exaggerate in your drawings of people? Are you merely looking for the thing that defines the personality of the person an d emphasizing it?

digital-bobert
06-10-2005, 06:29 PM
davidalvarez - hey thanks!

oDaYWaLKeRo - :) hope to see you there

nocric - I'm sketching all summer, fall, winter, spring... :) it's addictive.

Luki - THanks! I'll be posting more soon

KungFu Hampster - Thanks, good question. I try to exaggerate EVERYTHING! when talking interms of character design, I don't like "average". Many people's facial features will tend to look average to you though. Try to think to yourself "eventhough that feature looks 'average', if I had to say that his eyes were more squinty or more wide eyed, which one would it be?" Ask yourself a lot of these questions and then illustrate them in your drawings. The amount of exaggeration you chose to do is up to you. But be mindful that you keep a nice balance.

beelow
06-12-2005, 02:28 AM
Just went to your website, man pretty good animations. One day I will go to your sketch group thing,one day. My pockets is short for the time being. See ya around. Feel free to drop in on some of the stuff that I am doing and give me some of your advice, I would be glad to recieve them. Also, good luck with your master and servant entry...Holla!

digital-bobert
06-13-2005, 04:26 AM
beelow - thx

Hi everyone! Thanks to alllllll those that came today! It was great to see such a nice turn out!

Next sketch session is on June 19th 3:20pm Union Station on the SUBWAY PLATFORM!
Spent a lot of time helping out people today but still managed to get some of my own doodles in... here's some sketches
http://www.artofbob.com/images/subwaysketches21.jpg

digital-bobert
06-21-2005, 06:22 AM
another great session!! thanks everyone for coming!!
next session is Sunday June 26th 3:20pm
http://www.artofbob.com/images/subwaysketches22.jpg

THECLYKE
06-21-2005, 06:28 AM
I MISSED IT AGAIN......:cry:

HOW COULD YOU HAVE ONE ON FATHERS DAY.....
THATS WRONG BOB...LOL
I HOPE I CAN MAKE IT THERE FOR SURE NEXT WEEK.

Kei-Acedera
06-21-2005, 01:54 PM
Hey Bobby! Just signed up on cgtalk. I'll post some of the sketches I did with you real soon!

Kei-Acedera
06-21-2005, 04:43 PM
Ok here we go... these were from Sunday June 12th

http://www.torontostudios.com/images/subwaysketching/june12-001.jpg
http://www.torontostudios.com/images/subwaysketching/june12-002.jpg
http://www.torontostudios.com/images/subwaysketching/june12-003.jpg

jjhei
06-21-2005, 06:43 PM
Cool stuff!

I'd like to see drawings from the others who are in this group. Different styles of capturing expressions would be interesting to see.

BTW, are those rougher midtone sketch paper any good? Also, do you really use ballpoint because your lines look quite fine =p.

subwaysurfer605
06-21-2005, 09:09 PM
Gee whiz Bob, In Noo Yawk City we are under the delusion that we have "invented everything" and so was I when I was busy skectching people on the down low on the subways, and buses here in NYC. My name is Elgin Bolling, I am a professional caricature artist =entertainer and I get paid for making fun of people....
but that's not enough!
When Im inbetween jobs, on the way to jobs, and coming from jobs I have to draw I must draw and my targets are the commuters of the NYC rails.
Trains are a majof form of transportation here in the city and I have my choice of riding The New york transit system....subways... Metro North...suburbs... NJ Transit..The Air train(that takes you to the airport...but you knew that...) and The Long Island Rail road.
I've done this for years and turned into a sort of mini celebrity who is both hated and loved by commuters.2-3 minutes is all it takes for me to capture someone's mug on paper, and in a town like Noo yawk, where people DONT like being stared at, you'd BETTER be fast!!!
I cant wait to share some of my stuff and become the NOO YAWK REP of this great group!!!
some of my subway sketches can be seen at

http://photobucket.com/albums/y97/subwaysurfer605/Black%20and%20white%20party%20caricatures/ (http://photobucket.com/albums/y97/subwaysurfer605/Black%20and%20white%20party%20caricatures/)
http://photobucket.com/albums/y97/subwaysurfer605/ (http://photobucket.com/albums/y97/subwaysurfer605/)

nick pugh
06-21-2005, 10:35 PM
very nice work, did you try taking a laptop on the train and sketch directly in the computer?

subwaysurfer605
06-22-2005, 02:29 AM
Wow! looks like you're having big fun up there in Toronto! here's some stuff that I did on the Noo Yawk subway...

subwaysurfer605
06-23-2005, 01:35 AM
It's not a laptop. I sketch in a regular book using a variety of tools, mainly a 0.7 bic mechanical or a blue prismacolor pencil. Later when I get home I ink over it with a chartpak marker or tombo brush pen, erase the pencil lines and scan it when I get home. Sometimes a particular person is so interesting that I just do everything right there...except the scanning of course. Im usually sketching very fast in order to catch as many people as possible and generally dont ink it while on the subway.

GrahamHRoss
06-23-2005, 05:30 AM
erm...what kinda pens are u using mostly bobby? ball point?

Paranthropus
06-27-2005, 02:58 PM
Cool stuff!

I'd like to see drawings from the others who are in this group. Different styles of capturing expressions would be interesting to see.



I would have posted earlier, but I didn't know about this thread.

Sketches from last Sunday, and a few from the week before.

http://www.tom-dow.com/images/lj/062705_subway01.jpg

http://www.tom-dow.com/images/lj/062705_subway02.jpg

http://www.tom-dow.com/images/lj/062705_subway03.jpg

http://www.tom-dow.com/images/lj/062705_subway04.jpg

Paranthropus
06-27-2005, 04:53 PM
-- Double post deleted --

digital-bobert
06-28-2005, 01:58 PM
The CLYKE - Hey missed you again! You coming this Sunday?

Kei_Acedera - Thanks for posting! your drawings are superb!

jjhei - Hey why don't you come join us? You can ask all the questions you like in person ;)

subwaysurfer605 - it's great to see all your funny sketches from the Noo Yawk sketch group. Just a pleasure! and thx for your nice words

Kungfu Hampster - the pen of choice these days is just a plain ol' Papermate pen.

Paranthropus - Awesome sketches Tom!

Thanks to all those that came on Sunday!
Next session is on Sunday June 3rd. 3:20pm meeting on the subway platform at Union Station
Here's some sketches...
http://www.artofbob.com/images/subwaysketches23.jpg

NOOB!
06-28-2005, 02:03 PM
damn U! talented person.

Nazirull
06-28-2005, 02:18 PM
Beautiful as always......:applause:

jjhei
06-28-2005, 05:51 PM
Welp!
I just finished reading a newspaper article on Max the Mutt.

So, I guess i'll have to try my best to make it, in order to keep up the reputation as a Sheridan animation student :rolleyes:.

edit: I am also wondering if you can explain how drawing people from the public will help my drawing skills. What areas of drawing will it help?

digital-bobert
07-02-2005, 01:41 PM
NOOB! & maranello55 - thank you two

jjhei - what was the article about?

jjhei - I am also wondering if you can explain how drawing people from the public will help my drawing skills. What areas of drawing will it help?
Just about all art is an interpretation of our reality in some way or another. So we draw from life to better understand our reality. You can study how light falls onto a figure, or the structure of a person, or drapery, or train yourself to draw faster. The possiblities are truely endless. Once you get a good grip on how reality works, then you can twist and manipulate what you draw into your own reality... ie. alien planets, cartoony worlds... whatever you like.
So to answer your question - it will help just about any area of drawing you want it to.

jjhei
07-02-2005, 06:00 PM
The article was about how their school's reputation is getting higher and higher, how manypeople who did not get into Sheridan's animation program, went there. They talked about their curriculum and all, and how they go out to sketch in the public. So that motivated me to try to keep up to their level at least =p.

Oh and thanks for the explanation, I understand more now.

I'm probably coming tomorrow to sketch with you guys.

digital-bobert
07-05-2005, 02:36 PM
jjhei - great to meet you on Sunday

I spent most of the time teaching but I did manage to get in a few scratches
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0703.jpg

Kei-Acedera
07-06-2005, 02:39 PM
Hallo everybody,

I dug up the first image from a little while back...drawing with Bobby has really helped me improve...the last two were from last week...It's amazing how time seems so fast when you're having fun drawing.

enjoy!

Kei (its pronounced "kay" not "key" ;) )

http://www.torontostudios.com/images/subwaysketching/may25-001.jpg

http://www.torontostudios.com/images/subwaysketching/july3-002.jpg

http://www.torontostudios.com/images/subwaysketching/july3-001.jpg

jjhei
07-06-2005, 05:48 PM
Hey Kei! Those are really nice!

Bah, any tips on drawing noses?

Geta-Ve
07-07-2005, 06:54 PM
I wish I was still going to college in toronto I would have definatly joined, but alas I am now stuck alllll the way in Brantford :D This looks like so much fun though. I will definatly have to go out one day to a park or what not. :)

birdybear
07-08-2005, 02:53 AM
bobby, your sketches are great. thanks for commenting in my thread as much as you do. i'd love to join your group one day for a little tutorial. oh and ps: joel still hasn't made it.. oh well...

digital-bobert
07-11-2005, 06:03 PM
hey thanks everyone

yesterday's session was really fun. it was a smaller group this sunday so i had more drawing time!
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0710-1.jpg
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0710-2.jpg

DMageXVII
07-15-2005, 04:31 AM
Hi Bobby,

I'm going to head to toronto this weekend, to meet up (and vacation with) my Mother and Father, so i might stop by and join you guys at Union Station!

Anyways,
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and getting the chance to see how the masters do it all the while trying to improve myself...

I'll see you there, then.

DmageXVII

chrislee8
07-18-2005, 12:57 PM
Bob, you mentioned once that you used a tablet pc to sketch? which tablet pc u recommend?

thanks

digital-bobert
07-18-2005, 08:06 PM
Wow... Lots of people this week! 5 more new faces. It's just great to see everyone coming out to draw

Did more teaching then anything but i did manage to get a few sketches together
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0717.jpg

digital-bobert
07-25-2005, 02:54 PM
from this week!
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0724-2.jpg
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0724-1.jpg

Rebeccak
07-25-2005, 11:24 PM
It's really a shame that Bobby Bob just doesn't seem to apply to himself...I mean, if he only tried... :scream:

*Oh hey what's up there Bob!*

~Rebeccak

Paranthropus
07-26-2005, 12:20 AM
Awesome, Bob! I love the bullet head guy!

I'm in Michigan now, and I plan on getting a subway sketchgroup together here in the Detroit area. Since there is no public transit to speak of, maybe we can go sketching at Subway sandwich shops. I would have gone yesterday, but still busy unpacking.

I'll post again soon.

digital-bobert
08-01-2005, 07:53 PM
ok.. it's been a crazy month but I managed to get some drawings out yesterday.
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0731.jpg

digital-bobert
08-09-2005, 04:23 PM
august 7th
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0807.jpg

digital-bobert
08-24-2005, 05:52 AM
Hey everyone sorry i missed posting last week... I've been really busy with my new book.

Here's the last two weeks
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0814.jpg

http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0821.jpg

deodatus
08-25-2005, 12:27 AM
Wow, really nice job. Got the mimics and hair nicely done! The last sketch page, the is a girl in a ponch o by a windy day. U may consider to put that in painting, she's a real cutie!

Paranthropus
08-25-2005, 12:47 AM
I love the guy with the Australian hunter's hat and the thick glasses. Something about the profile, the mouth and chin, brings to mind a certain "type" of person that is very familiar. An archetype, I guess.

digital-bobert
08-29-2005, 03:08 PM
Hey thanks for the replies guys!! This week unfortunately I missed out on the subway sketchgroup... I had a booth at the Toronto Comic Convention (spur of the moment thing..) But as always, I was drawing on the subway this week so here's some sketches!

http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0828.jpg

digital-bobert
09-03-2005, 09:26 PM
Hello everyone!

Finally, my studio (Imaginism Studios) is up and running, my book has been published and is selling well (incidentally, you can buy it here (http://www.artofbob.com/books.html); I still have a few copies left *wink*).

Of course, nothing has stopped me from sketching consistently wherever I go. (It's what I love to do, and when you love doing something, nothing will prevent you from keeping on doing it. You guys know what I'm saying.)

I'll put up subway sketching sketches after the weekend -- sketching at 3:00 p.m. at Union Station as usual, guys! -- but until then, I just wanted to thank everyone for their tremendous support! Things are picking up but I will make myself as available as possible so if you have any questions or comments or anything like that, please kindly PM me or drop me an email!

Cheers,
Bobby.

RuINeD
09-03-2005, 10:36 PM
You guys and girls are torturing me with this topic! .. Posting all these great sketches, and letting me watch them...
If I lived in Toronto I would certainly participate on these sketch trips :D, it would be great to see you people sketching, and offcourse it would be great to learn from it :D

And @ bobby:
I am thinking about buying your book, it's very little money for such a great book, :thumbsup: for you :)

(Sorry for my english, I hope it's not as bad as I think it is ;) )

digital-bobert
09-05-2005, 08:22 PM
RuINeD - thank you for your support. The book is made by artists for artists. I know how tight money can get so that's why the book is priced much cheaper than my first book.

Anyhow, thanks to all that came out this weekend! I had a great time meeting the new faces!
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0904.jpg

digital-bobert
09-19-2005, 11:42 PM
From yesterday
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0918_2.jpg
http://www.artofbob.com/images/sketchgroup/sketchgroup_0918.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
09-20-2005, 12:05 AM
cool - more inspiration!

the guy on the first sheet, with the pony tail and knapsack, reminds me of Tony Little - the "Gazelle" exersize guy.

Gord

Loulu79
09-20-2005, 01:17 AM
Soooo...this is the place to encourage all of us to sketch our own style and create experessive drawings?

Cool! This'll definitely encourage me to draw and draw and draw and draw...until I get carpal tunnel syndrome (*giggle*)
Nah...let me get out of that mentality...keep doing what you're doing Bobby!
:applause:

digital-bobert
10-05-2005, 12:49 AM
As always, thanks you two.

Here's sketches from oct 2nd. cheers!
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches100205.jpg

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches100205-2.jpg

digital-bobert
10-06-2005, 02:42 AM
For all you Torontonian art students out there (however many there may be, haha) I will be teaching a workshop for 3rd year Seneca College Classical Animation students from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at York University tomorrow, October 6, 2005. Look for the TEL building No. 39. The workshop will take place on the 4th floor on the south side (overlooking a very big atrium) Pond Road entrance.

Even if you're not a Seneca College Animation student, still feel free to come out after the workshop if you'd like to meet up or chat about art or borrow a pen or whatever. :)

Cheers,
Bobby.

digital-bobert
10-11-2005, 05:20 PM
Great seeing the Seneca College people coming out for subway sketching this Sunday. Hope to see more next Sunday

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches100905.jpg

digital-bobert
10-17-2005, 09:12 PM
This Sunday was great! Lots of new faces. I tried to get around to talk to everyone but there was just too many of y'all! Either way I had a blast and I hope everyone else did as well.
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches101605-2.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches101605.jpg

nathanwallis
10-20-2005, 12:20 AM
What a great idea, now all i need to do is move to Toronto. Do people ever pose for you on the train or its all 30 second sketches before they move away?

Nice work,

Nathan

THECLYKE
10-21-2005, 07:26 AM
HEY ALL.......IT ME CALVIN...HAHAHHA

WHY DO I GET THE FEELING YOU FORGOT ME.......WELL ANYWAY...I'LL BE THERE 3:15 THIS SUNDAY FORRRRR SURE...I REALLY REALLY NEED SOME TIPS ON CHARACTER DRAWING (WORKING ON A COMIC BOOK).....I HAD A NIGHT JOB THAT WOULDN'T LET ME TAKE SUNDAYS OFF SO I QUIT.....JUST TO NETWORK WITH OTHER ARTISTS AND WORK ON MY SKILLS MORE SO I CAN GET INTO THE BIZ
(WORKING AS A NIGHT-SHIFT MERCHANDISER AT SHOPPERS DRUGMART ...SUX)

NOW I WORK AT THE HUMMING BIRD CENTRE AS AN USHER...AND THEY PAY MORE SO .......FOR SURE I'LL BEE THERE.....

TO BOBBY-YOU'VE IMPROVED ...KEEP IT UP MAN

SEE YA SUNDAY

Paranthropus
10-24-2005, 03:55 AM
I love the range of character and expression on these faces, especially the second page.

Nailing it each time!

digital-bobert
10-26-2005, 01:03 PM
lucas_wallis - thanks. no one poses. You have to be selective in what you draw in order to finish the sketch quickly

The CLYKE - hey where'd you go on sunday? hope we didn't miss you.

paranthropus - Thanks my friend.

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches102305.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches102405.jpg

birdybear
11-28-2005, 01:59 AM
your group is still going quite strongly. keep it up!

digital-bobert
12-04-2005, 02:01 PM
Birdybear - thanks! Yes, the Toronto group has been going on very strong.

Hey Everyone! I've started a new blog especially for my subway sketchers. Anyone that loves subway sketching is very welcome to join up and post their own drawings. It'll be interesting to see all the different observational sketches from the various places.
Bobby Chiu's Subway Sketch Group Blog (http://bobbychiusubwaysketchgroup.blogspot.com/)

Here's a page of subway sketches from our last meeting
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches112705.jpg

digital-bobert
12-10-2005, 02:07 PM
Here's some from last week's session - December 04, 2005
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches120405.jpg
Next meeting is tomorrow Sunday December 11, 2005 3:20pm at Union Station Subway Station. On the subway Platform! I think we might get some people together after and watch "Narnia"! I'm very excited about this movie.

digital-bobert
12-20-2005, 09:32 PM
Hi everyone!

Thanks to all those that came out to sketch in the Toronto Subway Sketch Group on Sunday! I had a great time.

Winter is upon us and it's really been fun drawing all the fantastic people all bundled up for the cold.

Just a reminder to all the Toronto Subway Sketchers that the following sessions are
Cancelled - Sunday December 25, 2005 due to Christmas
Cancelled - Sunday January 1, 2006 due to hangovers from New Years Eve

Toronto Subway Sketch Group will continue Sunday January 8, 2006.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Bobby
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches121805-02.jpg

Before you ask... Yes, there was a guy in a Santa hat in shorts with no shirt on flexing on the subway in the middle of winter. Absolutely Hilarious!!

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches121805.jpg

digital-bobert
01-25-2006, 04:31 PM
Hey Everyone! Sketchgroup has been meeting up as usual so come out and join us!

Last week was loads of fun. Can't wait for this Sunday. Here's some sketches

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches012506.jpg

digital-bobert
03-11-2006, 12:20 PM
The weather's getting warmer now so I hope to see many more people come out this Sunday! Especially my buddy that promised me he'd show up for the first time!... You know who you are! hehehehttp://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-7.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-6.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-5.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-4.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-3.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-2.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-1.jpg

digital-bobert
03-14-2006, 03:42 AM
here's some more
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-14.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-13.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-12.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-11.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-10.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-9.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-8.jpg

digital-bobert
03-27-2006, 05:12 AM
Bigger is better!! As many of the Toronto subway sketchers know, I've been using a tiny little sketchbook (about 5 x 7in) with pen for a good while now. Well today I decided to use letter size paper with a good ol' pencil and I have to say that I was loving it! It felt like I was freed from a tiny little confined cell and into an open playground of endless space to draw.

Here they are... hope you like em.
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/subwaysketches032606-02.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/subwaysketches032606.jpg

winchester
03-27-2006, 04:41 PM
Wow man!

YOu dont ever slow down do you? On the most recent page, the charicture of the old woman with bags under her eyes....I swear that could pass as an ol' Frank Thomas or Ollie Johnston sketch.

J

LoTekK
03-27-2006, 05:07 PM
Your sketches never cease to awe me. Love how you manage to bring out a couple of key qualities in each and every person you sketch. :thumbsup:

This one:
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/Untitled-3.jpg
"Where's my stapler?" :scream:

digital-bobert
04-12-2006, 05:42 AM
Hey thanks guys!! here's some more

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches040206-2.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches040906.jpg

digital-bobert
05-25-2006, 04:01 AM
Been getting into sharpie sketches lately...
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches052106.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches052106-02.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches052106-03.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/sketchgroup/subwaysketches052106-04.jpg

digital-bobert
06-06-2006, 04:50 PM
A few weeks ago the Toronto Subway Sketchgroup was in the Globe and Mail (one of Canada's national newspapers). Here's a LINK (http://globecareers.workopolis.com/servlet/Content/fasttrack/20060527/LIFEDRAWING27?section=Education)

new sketch with a splash of color this time
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/820/1636/1600/subwaysketches060406.jpg

WMBrown
07-04-2006, 05:28 PM
oh hey! Groovy! are these groups still going on? if so, when is the next one?

erk, NM, found the link :P

digital-bobert
07-10-2006, 06:24 PM
WMBrown - yep still going on and youre welcome to join us

Been a little busy recently so I haven't had a chance to update. I'm getting ready for the San Diego Comicon. It'll be the first time Imaginism Studios will be there. Here's some more sketches from the past little while from the Toronto subway sketchgroup!
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/journalism/uploaded_images/subwaysketches060708gjpg-740188.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/journalism/uploaded_images/subwaysketches060708a-741576.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/journalism/uploaded_images/subwaysketches060708f-727056.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/journalism/uploaded_images/subwaysketches060709a-756329.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/journalism/uploaded_images/subwaysketches060709c-772111.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/journalism/uploaded_images/subwaysketches060709b-765333.jpg

air tiger
07-11-2006, 11:54 AM
these latest ones are absolutely fantastic. I love the life you put into your characters

digital-bobert
08-01-2006, 07:32 PM
Hey guys, Imaginism Studios is going to be in Chicago this coming weekend for the Wizard Comicon. I will be accompanied by Kei Acedera, Thierry LaFontaine and Ben. If you're going to the Wizard con please come by and say hi! We'll be signing books all weekend.

Here's some sketches from last Sunday. This coming Sunday's Toronto subway sketchgroup will be headed up by my senior artist Gavin Ball. I'll be back the weekend after.
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch060730.jpg

jduren
08-25-2006, 01:35 AM
Dude, the guy in the santa hat is Zanta. He's like a permanent fixture of Toronto life. Actually I thought he was banned from being in the downtown core. He was a contractor and he fell 20ft one day and he did some cranial damage. His wife left him and took the kids, so he "started the Zanta character to get famous so that his kids would be proud of him" Theres a web site dedicated to him and a mini documentary made by some Seneca students.
If anyone doesn't know who i'm talking about, he's basically this guy that wanders around the city in work boots, board shorts with flames going up them and a poofy santa hat. He yells and does push-ups and does some weird "yesyesyes" thing where he flexes. He's completely and utterly harmless, he's never hurt anyone. Hes funny. I've seen him maybe ten times. Once doing push-ups on those triple trash can recycle, paper trash bins. He's awesome. Google him, he has a site and everything.

Stop and talk to him next time you see him, he's actualy a pretty cool guy. He doesn't ask for money or anything, I don't think he's even really homeless. He has a house in Etobicoke er something.

Anyways, I'd like to join you guys ont he subway sketch someday but my sundays are sacred to me lately. If you guys are still going in a while i'm totally going to come join you. It'll be fun to interact with some other artists. I tend to hole up in my house and refrain from any socail activies for long periods of time.

Cheers.

digital-bobert
10-13-2006, 06:02 PM
Subway sketching is cancelled this weekend because I'll be in Michigan at the Motor City Comicon. Hope to see you there. Subway sketching will resume as usual the following weeks.

Hey Jeffery, Yes Zanta is great! Always cracks me up. You're very welcome to come and join me if you'd like. Sunday the 15th I'll be in Detroit but I'll be back to resume the subway sketching the weeks after.

Bobby
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch061008.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch061008b.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch061008c.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch061008d.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch061008e.jpg

Nazirull
10-13-2006, 06:47 PM
Wow man!

YOu dont ever slow down do you? On the most recent page, the charicture of the old woman with bags under her eyes....I swear that could pass as an ol' Frank Thomas or Ollie Johnston sketch.

J

Lifes not fair.............great job man....i love your sketches

digital-bobert
10-24-2006, 01:26 PM
hey thanks for the comment. here's some more from two days ago.
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch061022b.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch061022a.jpg

digital-bobert
10-30-2006, 02:54 PM
Subway sketching will be cancelled on November 5th. I have to conduct a workshop at Sheridan college that weekend.

Here's some sketches from yesterday
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch061029a.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch061029b.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch061029c.jpg

sharkcellar
02-05-2007, 02:04 PM
I've been simply watching this site for months now, a bit in awe of the talent on it. Bobby Chiu's sketches are simply beautiful. I see that there hasn't been a post since October 2006, so I hope everything is ok and that there will be more to come. Forgive me if this has been mentioned already I didn't read every single post in this 14 page thread.

chromalgamation
06-07-2007, 05:01 AM
A bit late on a reply I am, but seeing as there have not been any posts to any of ther other sketchgroups pages I have to ask a question (if you dont mind).


Are there any groups in USA currently doing this on a regular basis still?


I would love to start one\attend one but i question the turnout, seeing as there have not been any posts recently to the USA groups.

digital-bobert
06-11-2007, 01:34 PM
Hi guys,

Thanks for the comments. I haven't posted any subway sketches lately because I've been working on a Subway Sketches book with all of my best sketches in there. Comes out end of this month June

Not sure which sketchgroups are still active but the Toronto group is still going on strong.

retsbabe
08-28-2007, 02:45 AM
I had no idea this existed at all, you are truly a pioneer bobby chiu! awesome :D

digital-bobert
10-03-2007, 12:41 PM
Thanks Retsbabe. Here's a quick update. Subway sketching is meeting up this Sunday again!
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch070930.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch070909.jpg

digital-bobert
10-14-2007, 11:13 PM
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch071014.jpg
http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch071014b.jpg

Here's a few from the last week

digital-bobert
02-11-2008, 04:55 PM
Here's a few more sketches from subway sketching.

Some people ask me why the yellow paper...
No reason. I found a stack of old yellow paper in a drawer and didn't want it to go to waste.

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch080210b.jpg

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch080210a.jpg

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch080210c.jpg

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch080210d.jpg

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch080210e.jpg

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch080210f.jpg

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/subwaysketch080210g.jpg

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