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01 January 2006, 03:00 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'd like to join your wonderful life drawing section by starting a thread of my own life drawings. Hope its ok.

This first one is an oldie from about 4 or 5 years ago. I'll post some more recent ones real soon

01 January 2006, 03:01 PM
here's some quick digital gestures I did about a week or two ago

01 January 2006, 03:02 PM
some more short poses... probably 30 sec to 2 minute gestures... i forget

01 January 2006, 03:04 PM
and some more

01 January 2006, 03:06 PM
here's a few more done recently

01 January 2006, 03:08 PM
and some more

01 January 2006, 03:21 PM
Look who's arrived! :D

Welcome aboard, Mr. Chiu! Great to see you here. :) I have a request, which I ask of everyone the interest of standardization, might I change the name of your thread to "Anatomy Thread of Bobby Chiu *or* digital_bobert?" This way I can keep things better organized, and people can easily run a search for all of the Anatomy Threads. :)

Great to see these digital Gesture Drawings! It's funny, because I remember a cartoon from back in the day by Wiley showing artists gathered around a model, taking pencil measurements of the artsy fartsy kind behind their monitors ~ the unstated punchline of the cartoon being, "as if that would ever happen!" Lol...:)

At any rate, good to have you aboard, and looking forward to your next posts! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 03:30 PM
Thanks for the welcome Rebecca! Sure, please change my subject title. Thanks!

01 January 2006, 03:36 PM

No problem! Done! BTW, what is your preferred moniker? Bob? Bobby? Just checkin'. :)

Okay, you've been added to the official list: :)

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01 January 2006, 03:41 PM
"Bobby" would be just fine


01 January 2006, 03:44 PM
K, no problem! :)

So...*thrums fingers*...interested in doing a lil' tutorial ( on the Anatomy Forum? :D

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 04:07 PM

Just found your new thread.....GREAT !!...
Any more like that first one...would really like to see more of that superb style...:bounce:


01 January 2006, 09:22 AM
awesome work! definitely gonna keep an eye on this thread! :bowdown:

04 April 2006, 05:37 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone!

Rebeccak - Hey sorry for taking so long to reply but yes I'd definitely do a tutorial! I'll start thinking of what to talk about.

here's a couple I did today

04 April 2006, 04:00 PM
No worries, Bobby :) ~ Ooh, nice drawings! No surprise there. ;) Looking forward to what you come up with for a tutorial ~ that would be a great treat! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


06 June 2006, 03:56 PM
plz post more!

11 November 2006, 11:09 PM
it's been a while since I posted on this thread but better late than never.

I've recently accepted the challenge of teaching lifedrawing to the 3rd year animators at Sheridan College and it's been a fantastic ride.

I wish I could teach them for the whole school year but unfortunately I'll only have them for 4 1/2 weeks. Next semester they will be taught by one of my former teachers Gerry Zeldin. It's ok though because I know they'll be in good hands and also 2007 I'll be doing a lot of travelling around North America (Calgary, LA, SF, SD, Chicago, Detroit, Philly) so I wouldn't have time anyways.

Still though... I wish I could have had these students from the beginning of the semester because there's just so much I want to tell them and so little time. Not just about teaching them to draw but how to present themselves as artists.

I feel it's going good though. I feel like I'm really starting to reach a lot of them and I can already start to see improvements in their work. It's weird though because that's just not enough for me. I want to see everybody noticably improve, not just the majority of the students. It's tough because I can see the potential in everyone of these students but many of them don't. I wish I could just take them back into the past when I was a student and show them that all it takes is some passion for learning and some hard work. I still have a few weeks left with them so I still have time. It's been a blast so far! Can't wait to see all their portfolios in two weeks.

Here's some demos I did in class yesterday. I added a bit of tone in photoshop.

11 November 2006, 06:16 PM
Hi...Bobby...:thumbsup: :)

Always a real pleasure seeing your work.....VERY INSPIRERING ...:thumbsup:
Hope to see more SOON..:)

11 November 2006, 06:33 PM
Oh, nice, you are making me want my new computer more than ever! (will be getting on in a few weeks...) Great stuff, cannot wait to start workin in CG instead of traditional.

Nice mono colours too!

11 November 2006, 07:16 PM
I agree with Glenn :D
Thanks for sharing

love the first one...
Oh... I'm gonna recommend your video sketchbook to my classmates... can you believe hardly any of them actually draws outside class hours? I think your vids might help them a lot...

Thanks and take care


11 November 2006, 08:05 PM
Can you be my teacher? I would love to have demos like these. All we get are those Photoshop demos for the less gifted among our class. I really weally work hard :twisted:

11 November 2006, 09:33 PM
Bobby - Clean beautiful and to the point - great job!


11 November 2006, 10:31 PM
I first came across your work when I perchanced upon a copy of the magazine ImagineFX in my local supermarket last month - and I was blown away by your piece of a bunny eating monster (it made me buy the magazine!). Now it seems like I've chanced upon a real treasure trove of great stuff by you here!

I'm really loving your work, nice to see you sharing your talent by giving lessons too. Those sketches are gorgeous.

11 November 2006, 02:35 AM
More more more! I hope to reach this level someday. Your avatar girl is kind of creapy though. Very interesting.

11 November 2006, 04:30 AM
Awesome sketches, Bobby!!:applause: Your strokes display great confidence... love that blue one(girl with the covered face)


11 November 2006, 08:05 AM
I just watched the Samuria Head Pt1. How did you paint in that small canvas, and what you drew, transfered to the other? It seems like a great technique when painting something quick.

Great movies, thanks for sharing!

Edit: I have just been looking at your website and been pondering whether to buy some of your books. It mentions tutorials. Will these be indepth tutorials (explaining certain techniques ets)? I'm also confused whether these are magazines or hardback books. Also it says shipping worldwide is free, so as a UK resident, I don't pay for any postage?

11 November 2006, 10:09 AM
hey bobby!

-really looking forward to see how this sketch-book will progress.
your "subway" sketches have been a great inspiration and motivator for me.


11 November 2006, 02:08 PM
Hey thanks very much all!

Fl3wk - Each book has at least one or more articles on different aspects of art. Anything from step by step tutorials to articles on art exercises to improve your structure.

The latest book "Ancient Japan Sketches" has 3 articles in it. Step by Step tutorial, Tutorial on fog, how to make custom brushes.

And yes it's free shipping world wide. That includes anywhere in Europe as well.


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