Thursday, November 27, 2008


I've always had trouble painting colour... value I have no problemo with but colour?? oh man. Spent the week practising and though I post the progress:

Man I am enjoying this class!

It is getting pretty close to the end of classes so i figured it about time to post some of my assignments.
I am very jealous of some of your talents, you are all amazing.

Man I am enjoying this class!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hello everyone again,
Here are my assignments for lesson 6.I turned in so late this week because I was working so hard on a project:( I guess this is my first time ever delay an assignment.It feels so bad.
and finally, I got them finished!! welcome any comments:)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Assignment 6

Hey Everyone,
Here was my assignment, I cant really draw hair at all, i need alot of practise in learning to define clumps of hair - i find it really difficult as a beginner. I also gave her some little elf ears, i wanted to make her a bit cute and young looking, also i tried to pick a hairstyle that an young elf princess might wear and tried to tie in the hairstyle with the lovely expression that Bobby gave us as a starting point.
Arghhhhhh so difficult for me, im learning alot here!

project used the technique of lesson 1&2

Hi everyone,
this is the project I've working on right now, I'm trying to use the technique I learn from this class, but for the coloring part, I really have trouble for picking the color.
for the coloring layer, I only use the "color"mode because I'm so confuse how to choose the exact color before click the action button. so I'm basicly color directly on the "color mode" I can see exactly how the color turn out right away.
here are my question...
1. I'm not quite sure why Bobby use both "color" and "overlay" mode when coloring.
I find it really hard to get the color I want.
2.this painting took me forever to finish the b/w, and the color. does any other faster way to do it when the sketch is too complex?
3.when I choose the color, I'm basicly "guessing" the color before I pick it, I can't get the exactly color I wish for, is that correct?

I put the larger size of these two image in the below link,

please please give me some advise. eventhough I'm finish this painting, I still feel so confuse.><.
thank you guys!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

tribute to Bobby's style:) practice assignment

Hello again peepz! I've tried out a painting of a creature, using Bobby Chiu's style, and allready excisting features of some of his creatures, so im not taking any credit:) (hope it is ok:) ).

I have become better at freehand paintings, but im still struggling a bit with the realistic parts. on this creature for instance, im having a hard time with the shadows is the face.
Can anyone of you fellow students help, or give me a hint? =) Thanks

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

hi everyone

here's my assignment6

My assignment 6.

Hello fellow classmates:) This is my first post here, a little late, but better late then never, right?! :)

The hair tutorial was great fun for me and it is a method which I will for sure use in the future.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Assignment 6 - The Surprised Bride

Hi again, everyone!
Here's my Assignment 6.

Althea!! I wanted to post my Assignment 6 earlier for you to see but when I was about done, I went to work on another image on Photoshop and after that I CLOSED PHOTOSHOP WITHOUT SAVING MY ASSIGNMENT! It wasn't a program error or anything; I closed it on my own! T_______T Argh. I was sleepy and I didn't even realize that I didn't save my work until when I went back to add some finishing touches the next day.

I was like, "OMG. OK. Ciaee. Breathe. Think of this as a chance to make the 2nd try better looking than the 1st." I hope I succeeded. =\ There goes my plans for handing in an extra piece though.

Painting process. (might take a while to load)

I love drawing/painting hair but getting the custom hair brushes to produce natural-looking locks was a PAIN. I created 8 hair brushes and used 5 for this painting alone. O_O Is that even practical?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Little Monster

This is some of my latest work, which fortuitously coincides with Bobby working on his Weird Little Creatures book. Hope you guys like it. By the way, it been well over a year since I took Bobby's Digital Painting Class; hence why I'm not posting assignments.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

hi everyone !

here are my assignments so far, this class is really cool, especially because this is the first time I'm doing some digital paintings,hope u're enjoying the class too!


Althea's week 5 and week 3

Hi Everyone,

I thought I'd stop being slack and post something up here... ^^; Ok, so I do have an ulterior motive - I'd really love some critiques, particularly for the week 5 assignment since I don't feel it's complete yet and I do actually want to go back in and fix it up. (although I'm a bit flakey about this so I might not end up doing so anyway...)

This one's my week 3 assignment. I'm really posting it here just to make this post look a little bit better. XD I do have to say this was my third attempt... back when I had so much more time. >__<;

I'm a bit of a bum though, I haven't done any painting of my own. I was going to wait until I did one before I posted here but alas, I've concluded that I'm already neck deep in work. DX So I don't think that's going to happen any time soon. I've gotta concentrate on learning to draw better for a new job starting in December.

Anyways, take care fellow comrades!

Mariann, why did you delete your posts? D8

Hey Everyone,
Heres my old man painting from Assignment 5.

This was extremely frustrating for me - but I pushed through and again Ciaee was there to pick me up when I was at my very very worse time of FRUSTRATION. So huge huge huge thanks yous for Ciaee your the best!

Even though the submission was a tad late - Sorry Bobby! Can you guys give me critiques please so I can improove as much as possible ?

I found the hair to be really really difficult for me, and ive only just come to terms with wrinkles and values, I need to practise so much more.

I used Vivi's entry and Ciaee's entry for inspiration of my entry - i also thought he would look cool with some bling bling, so i gave him some Dolce & Gabanna's sitting there on the end of his nose.
Respect old man,..... Respect.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Assignment 5 + Extra

Here's my assignment for Lesson 5. I used the techniques taught in the video tutorial but did not strictly follow the order of the steps as demonstrated by Bobby. Painting this was a little frustrating but I found the smudge tool to be really really nice to use for smoothing out hair. Ummm, ignore the halo around him! >< The textures of his clothing were added with the technique taught in Lesson 4.

This is something I did extra. (A photo-reference was used.) Here, I didn't use the smudge tool to paint. The painting was mostly done using a basic hard edged brush in Photoshop. I then imported it into Painter and used the "Dry Palette Knife" to smudge the "paint" around, just to create that painterly effect. The brush works almost the same way as Photoshop's smudge tool, but resembles traditional paint a little more.

Where are all my classmates?! D: (Mariann! You removed all your posts! D:)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Emotion No.26: CURIOSITY

How are my fellow classmates doing?
I did another painting using the techniques taught in our class so far, as an extra assignment for Lesson 4 and also as an entry for the Liquid City Giveaway Draw-A-Robot Contest.

Emotion No.26: CURIOSITY

Very experimental. This is the first painting I did without starting off with lines. I blocked in a dark value pretty roughly, and then started to visualize and build on top of that. Slapped on some random textures + filters on some areas when I ran out of motifs and worked from there. Liquify is my new favourite Photoshop tool.

Random fact: Painting a bowl is harder than painting a cat.
Random tip: When in doubt, slap on some textures. (Doesn't work all the time.)

Fish-cyborg painting progress.
(A grossly simplified portrayal of my grueling 20+ hours on the fish)

I hope the animation isn't too fast. There were some steps missing because everything was kinda random at the beginning and I only started saving more often when something that looked pretty solid was emerging. The fish itself took maybe 20 hours or more to paint.

P/S: Bobby! Where are the critiques? D:

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hey Everyone,

Heres my kangamole final submission!

I worked all weekend - probably about 20 hours in total, and i had to submit as ive run out of time! I need to goto work in the morning!!!!

I really enjoyed myself on this, there was some frustrating times, but with some help from Ciaee I was able to push through and get the kangamole to its current state and submitted.

Thanks to all for the critiques and comments! Im learning so much from you guys - Its great to be a beginner in a class full of great painters, ive got nothing to loose!!!!