Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Christmas Shopping Message from the Purchasing Dept.

Hi everybody!

First of all, we'd like to thank you all for your patronage of our site, our blog, and our store this past year!

In 2013, we launched our animated comic book app, "Niko and the Sword of Light", for iPad and Android, as well as a dozen new print images from our show at Gallerie Arludik, all of which were enthusiastically received by you. We are truly humbled and grateful for everyone's support!

As you know, the holiday season is fast approaching and always, if you choose to visit our online store for your gift-giving ideas, we will always ship your purchases for FREE worldwide via Canada Post regular airmail.

As advised by Canada Post, due to the increased postal volume during this time of year, to ensure that your purchase will arrive to you before Dec. 24, please kindly complete your order by the following dates:

Nov. 21, 2013 to Asia, Middle East, Central America, South America, Africa
Nov. 29, 2013 to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Caribbean, Mexico
Dec. 6, 2013 to Canada, USA

If you have any questions regarding holiday shipping, please do not hesitate to email us at purchasing@imaginismstudios.com!

Happy Holidays!

Purchasing Dept.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Peter Chan's Downtown Markham Mural

About a month ago, I worked on a Mural in Downtown Markham here in Toronto, Canada.

There are only two days left to vote for my mural at Downtown Markham! Please cast your votes in these two days as every vote counts!!


Thank you for everyone who has shared, voted, supported me throughout this month of the competition.

Vote Peter Chan 's 'Together, We Explore A Future' at http://www.downtownmarkham.ca/publicart

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Niko and the Sword of Light now on ANDROID

Our animated comicbook NIKO AND THE SWORD OF LIGHT is now on ANDROID! "Niko and the Sword of Light" has been kicking so much butt!!!! #1 on iPad in 21 countries including USA, UK, China, India & Brazil in the "Kids ages 9-11" catergory! Thank you all for believing in our project!!!!!!!

  

 Every panel is animated. 55 pages in total. Here's a few stills from the app.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's HERE! Niko and the Sword of Light - Fully Animated Comicbook

After almost 2 years..."Niko and the Sword of Light" is HERE!! Our FULLY ANIMATED comicbook app is now available on iPad! 
Download it now and GET THE FIRST 3 CHAPTERS FOR FREE. If you'd like to support us, please remember to rate our app and/or share this post. Thank you so so much for all the love and support everyone has given us to help make this a reality. 


Every panel is animated. 55 pages in total. Here's a few stills from the app.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Through the desert


I've been quite busy working on an awesome film that I can't talk about and making art that I can't show for a few years... so here's a quick sketch I did for fun to tie you over :)

Bobby

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Top 100 favorite artists by ImagineFX

I'm honored to be named 1 of the top 100 favorite artists by ImagineFX. Thank you for the votes and congrats to ImagineFX for their 100th issue this month!

Toronto Fan Expo this weekend. Table A428

Hi All,
We'll be at the Toronto Fan Expo this weekend. Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Niko and the Sword of Light on Space channel!

Our animated comicbook, 'Niko and the Sword of Light' is coming out if a few more weeks!
Here's a clip from "Inner Space" about Imaginism Studios and 'Niko and the Sword of Light'

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Soliloquy: Time Lapse Painting of Intoxicated by Peter Chan


Here is a time lapse video of one of the many paintings 'Intoxicated' for my upcoming show 'Soliloquy' at Copro Gallery on June 22nd, 2013.






Intoxicated
30'' x 42''
Oils on Canvas

Soliloquy:
Am I who I thought I'd be?

Top 40 blares out the radio unheard, you're stuck in traffic on the 405 but it doesn't matter. Luke-warm water pelts your face, suds wash out of your eyes. It stings a bit. Earbuds dangle as you breathe in overgrown grass on your morning jog. Everything tunes out like TV static and you think. You're experiencing a freeze frame moment, an involuntary clarity of thought.

This happens for me when I'm alone in the studio. The clock tells me it's midnight again. My work is spread out around me as if I were playing a giant hand of poker against myself, the painted cabbages their own suit of cards. My mind ticks along with slower beats from the Beach Boys, a new addition to the playlist rotation. I loosely bleed cobalt violet onto my painting with a pallet knife -- I've never done this before. Time stops. A wave of realization hits me. The toxic emotions I began my painting with are gone, replaced with the excitement of the ending chapter. I open the window to air out the oily fumes.

We've all experienced broken fragments of time where we reach inside ourselves and find a little cabbage -- perhaps two, or even three sometimes. They're incredibly dense, filled with dark matter found between the stars, seemingly insurmountable. As long as we take it layer by layer, we can handle it. Before time resumes, we're patched to v2.0.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Kanye West for Rolling Stone!

Kanye West for Rolling Stone. Look for it this week! I gotta say that I really enjoyed working on this one! I wanted to keep things loose and painterly and more expressive. Thank you Mark at RS for letting me explore!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Upcoming Solo Exhibition in Los Angeles by Peter Chan



Hi everyone!

Its been a while since I've posted.
In the last few months, I have been working on both conceptualizing and drawing/painting a new body of work.

On June 22, Copro Gallery and I will present a new body of work titled 'Soliloquy'. This will mark my first solo exhibition in the United States. It's going to be a fun reception, hope you can make it out if you are in the Los Angeles area!

Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave
Unit T5, Santa Monica, CA

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 22, 8:00 - 11:30 pm


http://www.facebook.com/events/550335995005863/

Show on view to Saturday July 13th

Web preview & Press Release:
Coming Soon

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Walk This Way

Here's my finished painting "Walk This Way" for the 'Zombie' show curated by my pal Travis Louie @ Last Rites Gallery www.LastRitesGallery.com in NYC on May 25th. 
Artist: Bobby Chiu
Medium: Acrylic.
14 1/8" x 20"

Hope you like it!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Micro Mammoth



Thought to be extinct, the Mammoth actually evolved into a tiny size "Micro Mammoth" and now live under the snow in the arctic in a constant search for the rare arctic peanut.

This acrylic painting is for our (Kei & Bobby) Arludik gallery show June 27 in Paris.

medium: acrylic
artist: Bobby Chiu

Monday, May 06, 2013

Mother can you spare a room?

My latest illustration for the Wall Street Journal accompanies an article about 30 year old's who have to live with their parents because of the current state of the economy. On another note, my next class at Schoolism starts Wednesday, May 8th! There are still a couple slots available, sign up today!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Designing with Color & Light with Nathan Fowkes now available as a Self-Taught Class.


The Spring Sale is still on and we're now happy to announce that Designing with Color & Light with Nathan Fowkes is now available as part of the sale!  This course is addition to many other Self-Taught Classes are $100 off through to April 26th, 2013 @ 3:00am.  Don't miss out!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Schoolism LIVE Toronto May 11-12, 2013.



Schoolism LIVE is coming to Toronto May 11-12, 2013 sponsored by Autodesk Sketchbook Pro in conjuction with Seneca College and Mindzai.  This workshop features two amazing finest instructors in the Entertainment Industry and Design fields.

Scott Robertson (Master Concept Artist, Designer, Independent Publisher) teaching ‘Concept Drawing’
Nathan Fowkes (Veteran Entertainment Industry Artist) teaching ‘Designing with Color and Light.’

Each of these 4-hour workshops are packed with information essential to artists of all levels and is an opportunity not to be missed. Tickets are selling quickly.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Monday, March 18, 2013

Limited edition iPad cases by 3RDi Galleries



3RDi Galleries is producing 8 super limited edition iPad cases for Niko and the Sword of Light! Scroll down and look for THE KINGDOM OF LUMEN PACKAGE on Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1105575464/niko-and-the-sword-of-light

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Paddy's Day from Schoolism!



Have a safe and happy St. Paddy's Day from all of us at Schoolism!  We also have a new session for Painting in Painter with Ryan Wood starting April 1st!  You can sign up now on Schoolism.com.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Spring Sale is here! $100 off Schoolism Self-Taught Classes.


We love Spring!  It is a time of rejuvenation and rebirth, warmer weather, more daylight and colors... a perfect time for learning new skills to stay at your best (it doesn't hurt that you'll save money too!).  Starting March 11th, 2013 @ 11:00am we are having $100 off all Schoolism Self-Taught Classes through to April 26th, 2013 @ 3:00am.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Interview with World-Class Creature Designer and Artist, Terryl Whitlatch.



Check out the free interview with World-Class Creature Designer, Terryl Whitlatch on Schoolism.com.  Her credits include projects such as Brave, Jumanji, Beowulf, Brother Bear, Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace and many more!  She also has artwork featured in Katurran Odyssey Book Among Others.  She also has a Creature Design Master Class at the website, Tales of Amalthea.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Look good and stand out! New Imaginism iPhone and iPad cases from 3RDi Galleries.



Look what's new from Imaginism Studios!  Protect your gear in style with our customized cases from 3RDi Galleries.  There are many colours available and cases are available for the iPhone 4/4s/5 and iPad 2/3/4.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Thank you video!



Thank you to the overwhelming love and support for "Niko and the Sword of Light" our fully animated comic book. Check out the kickstarter project if you haven't already http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1105575464/niko-and-the-sword-of-light

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Schoolism Welcomes Guest Instructor, Pixar's Daniel Arriaga. Character Design I with Stephen Silver and Daniel Arriaga - April 30, 2013.



Schoolism would like to welcome's special guest instructor, Pixar™ Character Designer Daniel Arriaga!  Daniel Arriaga is known for his amazing designs on Toy Story 3© and Wreck it Ralph©.  For a limited time, take Character Design I with Stephen Silver and Daniel Arriaga on Schoolism.com.  The first session begins on April 30, 2013.  Seats are very limited so act quickly!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Art of Niko


Artist: Charles Santoso

Check out the ANIMATED TRAILER for the NIKO project on kickstarter



If you buy the Art of Niko book from Kickstarter, it will probably be the only way to get it signed by the team (Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera, Jim Bryson and Adam Jeffcoat).

Thanks to everyone that came to check out our FULLY ANIMATED COMICBOOK project "Niko and the Sword of Light" last week! It was an overwhelming response and we are quite touched.
As many of you know we are developing an 'Art of Niko' book with some amazing guest artists. Here's one of them!

If you like this project please let others know! It would make a real difference

Saturday, February 23, 2013

‘Wise Dolphin’ by Kei Acedera - Niko and the Sword of Light



Here is concept art of the "Wise Dolphin" by Kei Acedera.

Please click on our Kickstarter link to view more images! We just added 6 original concept art drawings to our rewards!

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Chiustream on Tuesday Feb 26th, 2013


Hey everyone!  We've got a new session of Chiustream coming!
Tune into Schoolism.com by clicking on the newsletter image to go to the Chiustream link at 2pm ET on Tuesday Feb 26th, 2013.  Let's all get together and punch laziness in the face!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Schoolism LIVE San Francisco April 27-28, 2013



Schoolism LIVE is coming to San Francisco April 27-28, 2013 sponsored by Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.  This workshop features three of some of our finest instructors in the Gaming and Feature Animation industries.

Alex Woo (Pixar Story Artist) teaching ‘Gesture Drawing’
Anthony Jones (Concept Artist) teaching ‘Realistic Character and Creature Design’
Nathan Fowkes (Veteran Entertainment Industry Artist) teaching ‘Designing with Color and Light.’

Each of these 4-hour workshops are packed with information essential to artists of all levels and is an opportunity not to be missed. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"The Art of Niko" published by Xupuy

 
 The first day and we are almost 50% funded on our kickstarter project! To keep things going, we'd like to share some images from "The Art of Niko" book that is being offered for your pledges.

72 pages full color
8.5 x 10.75 inches
Guest artist contributions by
 Dice Tsutsumi
Pascal Campion
Louie del Carmen
Stephen Silver
Tim Sale
Francisco Herrera
Charles Santoso
Lar Desouza
Shaz Lym
Ryan Wood
Darren Rawlings

Here are some sample pages from the book...

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera present Imaginism Studios newest project, Niko and the Sword of Light on Kickstarter


After months of development, we are all really excited to unveil the trailer to our newest project in collaboration with the crew at Studio NX, Niko and the Sword of Light on Kickstarter.com.

Take the time to click on the image to view our trailer and see all of the amazing rewards we have available in exchange for your support.  Thanks in advance!

A very special shout out to our amazing core team of Jim Bryson, Adam Jeffcoat and Shaz Lym!

Monday, February 18, 2013



It's almost here! The details of our new project "Niko and the Sword of Light" will be revealed tomorrow, Tuesday 19, 2013 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET.

painting by Kei Acedera

LIKE the FB fan page to stay updated when its revealed tomorrow.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Interview with married Visual Development Artist couple, Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying.



Check out the free interview with married Visual Development Artist couple, Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying on Schoolism.com.  Mike Yamada is a Visual Development Artist at Dreamworks Animation and Victoria Ying is a Visual Development Artist at Walt Disney Animation.  Together, they have an impressive list of credits including: How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda 2, Wreck-It-Ralph, Tangled, Clash of the Titans, and Paperman.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Niko and the Sword of Light will be revealed Feb 19

Details of Imaginism Studios' newest project with Studio NX will be revealed Tuesday Feb 19, 2013.
Click LIKE on our Facebook fanpage to see more images and get the info in your newsfeed.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Character Design II with Stephen Silver begins April 22, 2013.



If you feel you have a good grasp of Character Design fundamentals, this brand new class will help bring you to the next level and keep you at the top of your game!  Character Design II with Stephen Silver is now available on Schoolism.com.  Seats are very limited so act quickly!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Interview with Veteran Entertainment Industry Concept Designer, Nathan Fowkes on Schoolism.com



Check out the free interview with Veteran Entertainment Industry Concept Designer, Nathan Fowkes on Schoolism.com.  His credits include projects such as The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Spirit, Shrek Forever After, How to Train Your Dragon, The Legend of Puss in Boots and many more!  He has worked for studios such as Blue Sky, Digital Domain, Disney and others.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Look who's coming to la Bande Dessinee Angouleme 2013!



It's that time of year once again!  Bobby and Kei are super-excited to join the fun in Angouleme, France, for la Bande Dessinee.  They look forward to seeing old friends and to meet new ones!  If you want to drop by and say ‘Hello’ they'll be at Table H-27 at the PARA BD tent.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Interview with Animator and Character Designer, Tom Bancroft on Schoolism.com.



Check out the free interview with Legendary Disney Animator and Character Designer, Tom Bancroft on Schoolism.com.  His credits include projects such as Disney's Beauty & the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan and many more!  He also worked as a character designer and director for Big Idea Productions and is the author of his own instructional design book series.  ‘Creating Characters with Personality’ and ‘Character Mentor‘ which is available from his website http://www.charactermentorstudio.com/.