Creating art or a design can start from many different places—your own desire to paint, an urge to explore new techniques, a school project, or a client brief—just to name a few! When creating work for a client, there are often careful considerations and strategic decisions to be made.
In this video, Bobby Chiu takes us through his work process as he is tasked with designing a cover for Character Design Quarterly (CDQ). He provides insight into what considerations he keeps in mind, his approach to constructing an interesting and appropriate piece, and tips on painting techniques in SketchBook.
Bobby’s art career started at the age of seventeen, designing Disney, Warner Bros., and Star Wars toys at Thinkway Toys in Toronto, Canada. Bobby has since won a number of awards for his independent work and is featured perennially in various juried art annuals and magazines.
Bobby is the co-founder of Imaginism Studios, Schoolism and LightBox Expo. He presently does a lot of various things, having created characters, creatures, and beasts for such blockbuster motion pictures as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Men in Black 3. In addition, he is an avid supporter of his fellow artists, having lectured at various schools and studios around the world on how to stay creative, and successful as an artist.
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