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Wise as a Serpent WiP (Water-Colors) by giadrosich Wise as a Serpent WiP (Water-Colors) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 20 0 Wise as a Serpent: WiP Under-painting by giadrosich Wise as a Serpent: WiP Under-painting :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 76 5 This World is not My Home: WiP (Water-colors) by giadrosich This World is not My Home: WiP (Water-colors) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 99 8 This World is not My Home: WiP Under-painting by giadrosich This World is not My Home: WiP Under-painting :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 167 6 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: WIP (Water-colors) by giadrosich Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: WIP (Water-colors) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 49 9 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: WiP Under-painting by giadrosich Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: WiP Under-painting :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 295 22 In the Twinkling of an Eye: WiP Ink by giadrosich In the Twinkling of an Eye: WiP Ink :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 120 4 Wise as a Serpent: WiP Ink by giadrosich Wise as a Serpent: WiP Ink :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 93 10 This World is not My Home: WiP Inked by giadrosich This World is not My Home: WiP Inked :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 156 17 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: WiP Ink by giadrosich Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: WiP Ink :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 299 19 In the Twinkling of an Eye: WiP Finished Pencil by giadrosich In the Twinkling of an Eye: WiP Finished Pencil :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 21 2 Wise as a Serpent: WiP Finished Pencil by giadrosich Wise as a Serpent: WiP Finished Pencil :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 55 4 This World is Not My Home: WiP Finished Pencil by giadrosich This World is Not My Home: WiP Finished Pencil :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 102 5 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Finished Pencil by giadrosich Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Finished Pencil :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 100 12 Xiangbala Studio Promo 2 by giadrosich Xiangbala Studio Promo 2 :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 12 0 Keeper of the Leaves: Pencil (detail) by giadrosich Keeper of the Leaves: Pencil (detail) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 30 5

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giadrosich
bob giadrosich
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I employ a variety of subjects, mediums, and techniques to represent that which, previously, had remained unseen.  

Currently operating under the banner of Xiangbala Studio, I've been illustrating since the late '80's, and have been published in books, games, and magazines, as well as on billboards, CD's, murals and textiles.

Once upon a time (and "back East"), I worked as Sharayah Press, doing Renn Fests, Celtic and Scottish Games, and hundreds of SF/Fantasy conventions.
Between 2010-2013, I lived in Changsha, China, studying traditional Chinese ink painting, book and product design.
I'm much more into character development and conceptual art now days, exploring how the applications of different mediums react to each other in ways to deepen the work. Also, I'm currently working on a fourth book (long over-due)!

Books:

2014: "One Year After: A Sketchbook." 183 sketches with annotations
2007: "A Life of Ravens" by Alex Ness, with illustrations by Mike Grell, Alex Shiekman, Josh Howard, myself, and 23 other artists and photographers.
2006: "Ink: Images and Essays from Bob Giadrosich." 18 years of gaming, book and magazine illustration.

As always, thanks for looking! :D

Favorite Characters: Calvin & Hobbes
Personal Quote: "Practice, practice, practice!"
Interests
   As we work our way firmly into 2017, I wanted to say "thanks" to everyone who has strolled in and viewed the gallery, faving a piece or making a comment. A special thanks to those who decided to watch the gallery, as it is the best way to keep up with new images. It is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, time constraints and sheer numbers prohibit me from thanking you individually, as I would want to do.  

   A few new pieces have been planned out in various stages, and will make their appearances periodically, Also, a project has began to take shape, at least in arraignment. Design hasn't entered in yet, as I'll be gathering all the information (and writing a good bit of it!) in the months ahead.

   The project, of course, is another book, to be published under the Xiangbala Studio imprint and released in late 2018/early2019. This will be my forth, and I think a hard back is in order (with dust jacket). Something in a 9x12 neighborhood.

   It will be a ton of work to assemble (which I actually started a few weeks ago), because I want to cover the thirty years I've been making images. From my first professional illustration for TSR (Dungeons and Dragons) in 1988, to the original conceptual work of 2018. On the initial count, there were over 600 images selected, but that will change as some don't "make the cut." I'll be including some of the tutorials found here: giadrosich.deviantart.com/gall…

   The images will be arraigned chronologically, which will be the first time I've featured the work this way. For my first book, Ink: Images and Essays by Bob Giadrosich, the images were grouped thematically, and only included illustrations.
 
   Also, I'll be including writings from the column I did for two years over at Popthought.com. I reviewed books and movies, wrote about current events (2004-2006), and speculated on art, music, politics, religion, society, culture and llamas. In short, I made a lot of folks question my sanity, but it was fun. Made a lot of folks mad, too, and that was funner. jk In addition, I'd like to include local stories, strange situations, and cool times during my three years living and teaching in China (2010-2013)! There will be quite a few fiction short-stories peppered throughout, as well as some Silversteen-esqe poetry. Yikes!

And an Appendix. Gotta have an Appendix of Images in the back of the book which gives the stats on each piece, medium, where it appeared, etc.

What I hope is that this book be fun! A little crazy, a lot of inspection, and an examination of the life and experiences it took to produce the art. More as things develop. As always, thanks for looking at the work.

C'ya


Traditional Black Ink Group

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MelissaKuri Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
nice gallery!
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thehorrorzine Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Hi Bob. I cruised your gallery and am impressed. Your work is amazing and has lots of detail.

My name is Jeani Rector, and I am Editor of the established, award-winning ezine and print magazine titled The Horror Zine. We are not just about horror; we are mystery, fantasy, surreal, "Twilight Zone," and sci-fi. Please check us out for yourself at thehorrorzine.com

I would like to publish some of your art in a future issue. There is no charge and you would receive complete credit. If you are interested, please email me at thehorrorzine@gmail.com and I thank you.

Sincerely,
Jeani Rector, Editor
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awinsten Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
I can learn so much by just watching your art. Thank you.
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awinsten Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
I just love your work <3
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shiMusa Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thank you for the llama!!! <3

Since you invited me: check out some of my art-works :3

daily ink #7 by shiMusa Portrait WIP by shiMusa  daily ink #9 by shiMusa

Pub in Ireland by shiMusa  daily ink #10 by shiMusa
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ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthanksllamaplz: :hug:
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work here Bob! Have a great finish to your weekend..
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CrimsonSkiesHJD Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
Your artwork inspired me! I'll be looking forward for your next work! :D
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CollisionKitty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student Artist
Very amazing line work. :D
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pricedprince Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Love the Chinese influence in your pieces! China is a beautiful place and deserves to be expressed by all! Your technique is astonishing, it takes a lifetime for one to perfect! I suggest you paint more traditional landscapes with flowing brush strokes. I will definitely be looking for some of those in the future! ;)
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