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bob giadrosich
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Season to Season

Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
Super Albino: Llamas are awesome! (321)
My Bio
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)!


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!"

Favourite Visual Artist
Barry Windsor-Smith, Franklin Booth, Roy G. Krenkel
Favourite Movies
2nd Hand Lions, 3 Amigos, The Forbidden Kingdom, Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Loreena McKinnett, Rich Mullins, Sa Ding Ding
Favourite Writers
JRR Tolkien, John Crowley, Garth Nix
Favourite Games
Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2
Tools of the Trade
Brush, quill, ink, watercolor, oils, graphite, Photoshop, InDesign
Other Interests
Just about everything.

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Hey Bob. You allright? Still waiting for your new stuff here. ;)
artikidProfessional Traditional Artist
I think I saw your work in a Cyberpunk 2020 supplement (When Gravity Fails). It's incredible how your style has evolved yet kept its roots over all these years. Love the color pieces.
MelissaKuriProfessional General Artist
nice gallery!
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

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 and I thank you.

Jeani Rector, Editor
I can learn so much by just watching your art. Thank you.
I just love your work <3
shiMusaHobbyist 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