Friday, December 25, 2009

Xmas Cactus


It's not a Xmas tree but since the temperatures were higher today I think the cactus is
more suitable :)


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Xmas Everybody!

Hi everybody!

In case we don't catch any time soon, merry Xmas to all the Schoolism student, teacher, janitors (now that I think about it...Does Schoolism have janitors?!?).

Well, who cares!

Have fun, be good, no fingers in the nose and stuff like that, you know!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

assignment 6!

hey guys! here's my assignment six:

not quite as creative as yours, rik! hehe!
but it was a really fun assignment!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

...formerly known as a bald women

Here's the assignment number six. I think I'll post more soon 'cause it's a real fun painting different hairstyles.



Hi there!

This is my assignment for lesson...Mmh, I don't remember the number.

Whatever, for hairy lesson.

And this...Well, let's say I couldn't help it...

Friday, December 11, 2009


Here's what I've learned so far... Used one of my drawings and painted it using the techniques from the first three lessons. Hope you like it.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


hello! this is my first post, so here are my assignments so far...

and this is the current assignment. i gave her angry eyes for fun:

i'm still not totally happy with it... i'm having such a hard time with the rocks! it seems like they need to be defined but when i try to define them i paint over the texture and they look flat and blurry. anyone have any rock painting tips?

Assignment 4

That's my Kangamole Bunny.

I'm not happy at all with this assignment. The rock wall on the left is poor, the image isn't complete, doesn't feel like a composite piece.

That being said, Bobby really needs to stop doing weird genetic experiment with different animals.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Hi guys,
Here's my kangamolebunny...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Caterfroggysluggypillar or whatever

Lesson three was definitely a lot of fun. Loved the technique!

Assignments no. 2 & 3

Hi everyone,
Here's what I've been doing lately.
I've been painting the bodybuilder again but it's not finished yet.
I had no problems with the second assignment. I don't know If the final result is good but I'm happy with it. The third assignment was a lot of fun but it took me hours to finish it.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Assigment 2, aka Pain in the @$%$

Hi everybody!
After hours and hours, here's my assignment for lesson two.
Don't know you guys, but it took me a lifetime to get into the color/overlay thing, in terms of saturation and stuff.
In the end I was messing with final hue/levels adjustments, so I decided it was time to upload.


Oh, yeah. I put some yellow glows on those zombies, as if they had some fire. I thought "Ok, what's better than zombie natives? Fiery zombie natives".

Monday, November 9, 2009

First Lesson

Hi guys,

Here's my first homework. I had the same problems with the Flow and Opacity as everyone else but I think I'm getting better at it. Feel free to comment.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Flex them muscles

Hay hay, here's my submission for the assignment :D

Learned a lot, and I must say, I have a better understanding on how to paint!! Now I hope I can apply it to my own drawings properly haha.

Took me around 2-3hrs? I can't remember, but it was a lot faster than how I would paint before!!

I think I should darken some of the lines that separates each muscle. At first it was too it's too light :( Gonna have to mess around with it some more...and add veins!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Whoa, I'm so excited!

Hello ladies and guys! I'm Riccardo from Italy, one of the new students of Bobby's course!

Yesterday I took my first class, and painted until half past midnight, local time! I ended up exausted, but during the week I don't have much time for extra-work painting, so I took my chance on Sunday, and the muscled dude up here is what I managed to do for my assignment!

Lot to improve, so please don't be shy, critiques and comments are welcome!

P. s.: well, if you really want to be shy, then be it.

P. p. s.: this evening I'm having a lot of troubles with uploading images on Blogger... Maybe I won't be able to post my work!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Earthquake Dragon

My latest. Hope you like it!

Monday, July 27, 2009

a snail

Hi there! This is a little snail i painted for a flyerdesign of a beneficial house party to save an old house, that needs to be rebuild. The spaces on the top and bottom were filled with text.
have fun!

(... and 'yes', the door opens inwards!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monster Mahem ^_^

Since doing the course I entered a competition to design animals based on a description in the brief
the prize was 10 000 and a chance to design all 70 monsters for the "monster manual" I didn't win
but I think I was in with a chance thanks to Bobby ^_^

I'd love to know what you guys think of my final designs

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 far

Hi guys,

this is what I've done so far...
C&C are welcome!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Schoolism Assignment #4

Hi there!
This is my first Blog ever and i hope i'm allowed to post this pic.
This is my result from schoolism's Lesson No. 4! I think this turned out pretty good. Got no critique for it just yet.
But i'm really happy. Thanks to Bobby Chiu for the wonderful template.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Zombie Demon Dinosaur

This is a piece I did for the ArtOrder Blog Challenge (blog is found here). The topic was a zombie demon dinosaur. Nerdom at its best.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


This is my Walnocerus! I don't know if it's appropriate or not to post work now that I'm finished with the class, but this is one of the first things I've done since Bobby Chiu's class wrapped up, and I just wanted to share it here. I'm pretty happy with the final product.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Hi everyone,
I just wanted to stop in and introduce myself. I'm Ian Ruff and I started Bobby's class last Monday (4/6). I hope to see some of my classmates here and get some dialog going.

How's everyone doing with flex so far? I'm struggling a little but hope to pull it together soon.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Assignment 8/9

Click to enlarge. This final assignment exceeded my expectations, both for what I learned and the quality of my final image. I have to say, I'm sad to see the class end!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Assignment 7 - Vectors

This one was a lot of fun. :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Assignment 6

I learned SO much on this lesson. GREAT stuff.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Assignment 5

Thanks for keeping the blog alive, Matt... Other classmates, where are ya?

Here's my take on the Old Man... didn't venture too far from the lesson, just tried to make him a little more scraggly and changed some minor age lines.

Assignment 5

The before and after, from Bobby's line art to my final painting using the smudge technique and a little bit of the brush tool.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Intro / Assignments 1-4

Hey Everyone,
Matt did us the favor of breaking the ice, so let's back him up with some intros!

My name's Ian, and I'm a 3D Character Modeler in Oakland, CA. Learning to paint to build on drawing and storytelling, as well as to develop a better eye for light. Bobby's very cool piece got my attention in the Totoro Forest Project (heyyyy... after Textures 1 we sort of know how he did that!), so it's great to be a part of his class.

Would love to see this site turn into a critique area for In-Progress work leading up to each deadline; we could all learn a lot adding that experience.

Bobby reviewed my take on Flex and offered a very helpful critique: I got caught up with brushes and transitions and lost track of the bigger forms. Also pushed the contrast a bit too far, but hey, lesson learned.

...and this is what I've done since the Sun last saw me:

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Assignment 4 - Before and After

Click to enlarge. Bobby Chiu's original base-coat for his piece "Kangamolebunny" is on the right, the left my work for the assignment. I'm completely exhausted now, thank you and good night. Oh, but wait, tomorrow is lesson 5. I'm loving this, don't take this as complaining. But good lord, its intense.

PS: Where's some other folks' work!? :)

Assignment 3

I really look forward to seeing some more of these! This was really really hard and really fun.