Bobby Chiu's Subway Sketch Groups!


#1

ORIGINAL IDEA FROM the one and only:

Bobby Chiu’s Toronto Subway Sketch Group

The idea started with a great artists called Bobby Chiu’s
who started a sketching club in the Toronto subways.
So with his permission I am expanding his idea to the whole plantet.

Check out his original thread to see some amazing art.

-Roberto


Ok I am trying an experiment for a few months…Let do these subway sketch groups worldwide.

ACTIVE GROUPS!
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[li]NORTH AMERICA:[/li]USA:
Bobby Chiu’s Washington, DC Subway Sketch Group
Bobby Chiu’s CHICAGO Subway Sketch Group
Bobby Chiu’s Detroit Subway Sketch Group 2005Bobby Chiu’s SAN FRANCISCO Subway Sketch Group
Bobby Chiu’s Noo Yawk City Subway Sketch Group

CANADA:
Bobby Chiu’s Toronto Subway Sketch Group
Bobby Chiu’s Vancouver Skytrain Sketch Group
Bobby Chius EDMONTON Subway Sketch Group
Bobby Chiu’s Ottawa Subway Sketch Group 2005
[li]EUROPE[/li]Bobby Chiu’s LONDON Subway Sketch Group 2005
Bobby Chiu’s PARIS Subway Sketch Group 2005
Bobby Chiu’s HELSINKI Subway Sketch Group 2005
Bobby Chiu’s Lund Subway Sketch Group 2005
Bobby Chiu’s ISTANBUL Subway Sketch Group
[li]AFRICA[/li]Bobby Chiu’s South Africa, Pretoria Subway Sketch Group 2005
[li]ISRAEL:[/li]Bobby Chiu’s Israel Subway Sketchgroup
[li]ASIA[/li]Bobby Chiu’s New Delhi Subway Sketch Group
MALAYSIA:
Bobby Chiu’s Kuala Lumpur Subway Sketch Group
[li]PACIFIC[/li]AUSTRALIA:
[li]Bobby Chiu’s Melbourne Subway Sketchgroup [/li]
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Do you want to create your OWN group in your city?
[/ul]Read the rules…
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[li]This thread is he CORE thread , it is used to ask questions, post links to individual city chapters and post the work done the chapters. [/li]POST HERE YOUR BEST WORK FROM YOUR LOCAL GROUP.
[li]Every individual city group needs a core thread. If you want to be the leader of a group you should post a thread with the following naming convention:[/li]
Bobby Chiu’s CITYNAME Subway Sketch Group YEAR

[li]Every month you just need UPDATE the front page of your city thread so people know where to find you.[/li][li]On the first page thread you should post:[/li]
MEETING LOCATION:
MEETING DAY:
CONTACT PERSON:
MEETING NOTES:
[li]And this disclaimer to cover everyone’s ass.[/li]
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.
[li]On this thread post a LINK! to your local group thread here so I can update the CORE list of groups![/li][li]And of course after a meeting the members should post drawings on the thread for your city. GROUP LEADERS PLEASE KEEP THE FIRST PAGE UPDATED WITH THE DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING.[/li][li]Post in this thread the best drawings done by your group to show your "crew’s work to the world…[/li][/ul]Here is an imaginary 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.

-R


#2

very cool idea - Chiu’s stuff along with the others in his sketch group have made some awe inspiring pieces.

I would love to form a group but I have a couple of problems…
I have no one that I know of that even looks at this site in my area (dont ask me why!)
I have no subway :shrug:

Any other ideas or a way to post art. I know not everyone (including myself) checks out every forum on here, but I would love to do this more as a whole than by myself.

Anyone else from Tampa with an idea?


#3

All forms of public transportation work just fine…but if push comes to shove, a park will do just fine.

-R


#4

I’m down! is there a group in San Francisco doing the same thing yet?


#5

if theres any in London, then I’m in


#6

I’ve been folowin’ Chiu’s sketch group thing quite some time now, some awesome skechin he does there in toronto, I was thinkin about doin the same stuff here in Stockholm…


#7

Hey thanks Roberto and CGTalk for doing this.

My sketchgroup in Toronto has been together now for a little over half a year now and I can really start to see improvements in many of the member’s drawings. It’s a great habit to have and it’s been a pleasure teaching a bit about how I draw and think. I really hope this takes off because subway sketching is really a lot of fun and is a great way to meet others in the art industry!

It’s one thing to draw on the transit on your half an hour ride to work but it’s totally different drawing people for a couple hours in a row. I find it to be much more effective.

I’ve met many new friends over the months and am looking forward to meeting even more down the road.

Cheers,
Bobby


#8

I’m willing to front a sketch group in san fran…I’ll try to get a post started by next week…


#9

I’d be more than happy to start a Melbourne one, there are so many trains to choose! :smiley:


#10

Anyone out there interested in one for Edmonton, Alberta? We don’t have much of a subway but could go back and forth from the UofA to… well, wherever it ends (Capilano?). Feel free to send me an email or post a reply, because who knows when the best time to meet would be? Thanks!

PS: Yup, I’d be willing to be the group leader unless someone else feels they’d really love to!

Lovin the idea and a few of the guys from work thought it was a cool idea too.


#11

OK, so I decided to start one up… I’ve been checking out Bobbys drawings for sometime too and wondering if there were sketch clubs in my area. Please, Robert, could you email me or post here if I set my group up wrong? I’m new to all of this. Thank-you.

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?p=2363287#post2363287]Bobby Chius EDMONTON Subway Sketch Group 2005

MEETING LOCATION: University of Alberta LRT Station, downstairs by the trains.
MEETING DAY: Saturday, June 18 @12:00-12:15pm (TRIAL only for now…)
CONTACT PERSON: Crystal Schwengler: cschwengler@yahoo.com
MEETING NOTES: I will be wearing a dark green canvas messenger bag and holding a nice fat sketchbook of course!

I hope everyone who is afraid that their skills aren’t “up to snuff” isn’t discouraged and doesn’t show up. Please bring friends, anyone interested, and if the weather is nice and there aren’t many people in the LRT, we’ll go up to the Parliament Grounds by the pool. Afterwards we can go out for drinks (if there are minors with us that’s ok we’ll eat somewhere instead!)

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.


#12

i’m in the SF area…we could do a BART sketch group :stuck_out_tongue:


#13

ok, here goes one for Malaysia.

Bobby Chiu’s [color=red]Kuala Lumpur Subway Sketch Group JUNE 2005

MEETING LOCATION: KL Sentral Station, Near McD
MEETING DAY: Sundays, 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
CONTACT PERSON:: Avi, cdtavijit ‘at’ yahoo.com.sg, 016 3 572 576
MEETING NOTES: This is just the starting, lets circulate this around and start the meeting from next week, June 19th onwards. I will come with a redish t shirt written “aiyah” :thumbsup:
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Other information: for the sketch group i am buying a web space of 2 GB next week and i would like to ask you all to suggest a domain name for it. I will also see if i can develop an application by the time we meet so that we can upload the art work from our comp. If can not, then c how.

Although we dont have subway, but we have LRTs, and i think KL sentral would be nice place since you can come here by putra, ktm or mono rail. Sorry for those who are taking STAR, just change in Masjid Jamek ya.

Dont worry if your drawing isnt great, I cant really draw (seriously), but lets just get together so that we can improve.

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.


#14

Oh! This is a fantastic idea - credit to Bobby:arteest: (great sketches by the way)

Well as you can tell i completly support this. I won’t start a thread at this time, but if anyone from Melbourne Australia is interested in this PM me and ill start a thread as well as editing this with the thread details.


#15

I am in Ottawa, Canada - are there any other people from Ottawa?

Gord


#16

Anyone from Chicago out there interested in this. This sounds really cool.


#17

Hey Bobby, just wanted to ask which tablet PC you’ve got?

Cheers :slight_smile:


#18

Ugh! would be lots of fun to have something like that here in Holland! Meeting others and hopefully brush up my sketching skills big time along the way.

~ R


#19

me too, although the tube lately has been so warm and I hear it gets worst during the summer.


#20

Hey Crazy3dman!

Not to seem like I’m stalking you :surprised … but this sounds really great.

I hadn’t realized just how much I miss being able to take the train to work… I used to go through a sketchbook every 6-8 weeks, and now it takes me about a year!

There’s something that happens with art when you’ve got absolutely nothing to do!

Bobby, this is a really great idea.