TUTORIALS - Digital Painting Video Sketchbook - by Bobby Chiu

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  10 October 2006
Question Great videos !

Thank you very much for the videos, they were great motivators.

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask questions but here goes...
1) in the video you start blocking straight away, do you ever sketch a piece of work then scan it in ? If you do sketch, after scanning do you block in the major colours first, or do you block in the masses in greyscale first? Which approach do you take?
2) As hellsgfx mentioned, it will be great to know your brush settings to understand more about how you paint.
3) I am considering purchasing your book on "FAIRY SKETCHES", it is stated that there are tutorials inside. Is it possible to have a glimpse at how detailed the tutorials are? And how many are there?

I am sure I have many more questions, just that I can't remember them at the moment.

Thanks again for sharing !
  10 October 2006
True stuff, NR The videos are a great motivation, and not a fake one. I like the speaks on the videos. Funny, I read thoughts of another artist (one from my country) who said that how good you are at painting or drawing is only 10% talent, just as you did in the video. It has really become clear that everyone can draw. So I'll just go now and draw or paint something

Thanks for your time, Bobby.
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  10 October 2006
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  10 October 2006
awesome vids! Loved hearing about what you had to say! Really helpful to hear this from an artist! sometimes i do wonder...am i the only who struggles so hard...lol. well Any chance of maybe providing a download of the recent ones you have made so I might archive them for times when I need an inspirational jump! And thanks for providing these to us!
  10 October 2006
Excellent thread! Extremely useful and inspiring for the CGTalk community and beyond, the techniques and words of advice are much appreciated

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  10 October 2006
here's how the speed painting turned out on the third attempt.

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  10 October 2006
thank you very very much bobby... love the tutorials...
If you fail the first time... So much for skydiving...

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  10 October 2006
Thank you Bobby, for the invaluable words.
  10 October 2006
im watching right now and i realy stunned. thank you very much for this great artistic gunpowder. its like a therapy.
thanks dr. Bobby

btw. that email at 2nd part was nice, answer as well.
  10 October 2006
I had all your videos playing the background while working, checking in every now and then to see how it progressed It doesn't matter if painting is not my main art, your inspiring words spanned across all sorts of creative tasks. I enjoyed listening to your stories and advice
  10 October 2006
Pure inspiration. Thank you bobby!
  10 October 2006
Thanks a bunch bobby, you are great!! Your work is truely inspiring...
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  10 October 2006
These videos are very inspiring, many thanks.

I'm always interested in what sorts of brush settings people use. It looks like you've got a fairly transparent brush there. What sort of setup do you generally use?

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  10 October 2006
thanks for a great material Bobby

now I feel the power inside
  10 October 2006
Thank you

wow. That hit to me and hard.
I really got inspired what you talk about makeing art, learning and shearing.

I have always thinked shearing your knowlens is in the end give more to you than you give to others. And it's so nice to hear someone else talking about same thing straight from his hard.

I have to admit this was most emotionaly touching cg/art talk I have ever hear. This should be in mp3 in the peoples playlist when thay do art.
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