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Being an artist is a challenging thing and it's important to avoid bad art habits to have the best chance at an awesome career. In this video we cover 6 bad artist habits that everyone should avoid.
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Often the problem isn’t having the potential to become a great artist, but instead it’s procrastination. I give my answer in this short video. Share it with the artists in your life.
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Have you ever wondered if your favourite artists have similar fears while working in the industry? In this video I (Bobby) share with you truthful confessions from my own experiences.

As we grow and become more successful as artists, we shed some problems but attract new ones. Here’s a video about the 6 main dangers of success that I’ve experienced throughout the years and how you can avoid or overcome them as you become increasingly successful.

Sending positive vibes to everyone!

Ink drawing video with Schoolism instructor Thomas Fluharty 

Over the last 10 years I've been saddened at how many thousands of dollars artists have paid for good art education. How many of us are still paying off student loans in the 10s of thousands and how many of us can't even afford good education. It shouldn't be about how much money we have or what our parents do for a living that determines what kind of education one deserves.
Imagine learning from the top industry pros...
...and all you had to do is buy them dinner once a month.

In exchange, you get his or her knowledge for a month. If that sounds pretty good, I hope you'll like this...
When we introduced our annual subscriptions, it helped the art
community in a huge way, but we wanted to do even more—we
wanted to make it an absolute ‘no brainer’ for artists.
Today we did.

Now you can subscribe to Schoolism monthly instead of yearly for what amounts to the cost of dinner: Schoolism Subscriptions for only $15 per month.
And if you’re still on the fence, did I mention we will give you your first 7 days free? You can sign up now at
I always say do what makes sense to you, so hopefully this makes your decision even easier.
Just make sure you sign up soon to get the first 7 days free. Offer ends September 30, 2016. Find out more about signing up to Schoolism Monthly Subscriptions at
*For all current subscribers of Schoolism, it gets even better! Set
your account up with monthly payments before September 30, 2016
and receive ONE FREE MONTH. Find out more.

Sending positive vibes to everyone!
Bobby Chiu

PS. If you'd like to help me on my quest to make high level education affordable, I ask you to consider sharing this on your page and telling your fellow artists. There's power in numbers and together I really feel Schoolism can accomplish a lot to make education better for all. Thank you.
PPS. Big shouts out to the many instructors that have been teaching online and at our many Schoolism workshops! Your participation has helped so many in such a positive way over these years. Thank you to Alex Woo, Andrew Hou, Craig Mullins, Daniel Arriaga, Dice Tsutsumi, Iain McCaig, Jason Seiler, Jonathan Hardesty, Justin Goby Fields, Kris Pearn, Louis Gonzales, Nathan Fowkes, Robert Kondo, Sam Nielson, Stephen Silver, Terryl Whitlatch, Thierry Lafontaine, Tom Fluharty, Claire Wendling, JScott J Scott Campbell, Brenda Chapman, Kevin Lima, Helen Mingjue Chen, Ryan Wood, Ryan Lang, Stanley Artgerm Lau, Andrea Blasich, Chris Sasaki, Christophe Lautrette, David Levy, Eric Canete, Jesper Ejsing, Even Mehl Amundsen, Jeff Turley, John Nevarez, Karla Ortiz, Karl Kopinski, Wouter Tulp, Kristen Lester, Lorne Lanning, Luc Desmarchelier, Marcelo Vignali, Michael Knapp, Peter de Sève, Michael Daley, Mike Yamada, Noah Klocek, Paul Lasaine, Shelly Wan, Shiyoon K, Stephan Martiniere, Victoria Ying, Wesley Burt,

Watch this video to learn my (Bobby Chiu) personal tips on how I begin digital painting. Starting from my organization and workflow, I show you how I manage to work on the intricate details of a piece, and simultaneously see the big picture. I’ll also show you my way of organizing reference material so it is always readily available to help in the creation of your work, without having to constantly flip through different windows on your desktop. Make painting digitally easier for yourself by watching this video and let me know what you think!

For artists that draw in black & white, I've put this video together of 10 helpful tips from drawing with pencils, markers or ballpoint pen... there's something here for everyone. If you like my video, all I ask is that you share it with other artists. Sending positive vibes to you all!

Check my new VLOG... Chiu's my own adventure at San Diego for ComicCon 2016, and see what so many fans go crazy over year after year! Beat the lines as you get a glimpse of the convention centre before the crowds rush in to enjoy what SDCC has in store. See priceless original artwork of such legends as J.C. Leyendecker, Eyvind Earle, and the legendary Frank Frazetta. Get a good look at some of the one-of-a-kind movie props and costumes on display, the intricate figures, and of course the cos players showcasing their talents. Go to where it all started for Imaginism Studios, by watching this vlog and experiencing San Diego Comic Con for yourself!

How to draw horses? As a creature and animal artist, this is a common question I'm asked. In this video, I've broken down the top 10 tips when drawing horses. Enjoy! I hope it'll be helpful. 
If you find my videos helpful, share them and hashtag it ‪#‎schoolismtips‬. If I find it, I'll retweet/repost it! For more art education, check out It's professional art education for the masses.
New Video by Schoolism's Kris Pearn. Making the audience feel: Creating tone with your storyboards. I loved it! #schoolismtips

Do you ever feel like you’re too old to get into an artistic career? Like you have no time because of life’s ever gathering responsibilities? It’s never too late to get into art, but there are certain steps and changes to make in life that will help you on your journey. In this video, I talk about how we can make the effort to continue learning about, practicing, and perfecting our artistic craft in order to achieve a level that we’ve always wanted. Take the time to rise a bit earlier every day, never lower our goals, and start now by watching this motivational call to action!
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In this video I'll show you how to build my favorite custom brush in photoshop. *ALSO, Schoolism ( ) Summer Sale ends on July 19th. Save $60 on annual subscriptions for $120 (reg. $180)

New Chiu`s my own Adventure Vlog uploaded to my Youtube.

As a young artist, I used to just sit there thinking "if only someone could tell me what steps I need to do to be a successful artist, I do it." 
In this video I talk about what are the 7 most important things that have contributed to a great art career for me... so far

*SHARE this video on Twitter, FB or Instagram with hashtag ‪#‎SCHOOLISMTIPS‬ and you could be chosen randomly to win a 1 year subscription on Winner to be contacted directly and announced in the description of this video by June 30, 2016

It's all about the VALUES! Watch as Tonko House artist and co-founder Robert Kondo (The Dam Keeper, Ratatouille, Monsters University) offers critique on student work in a Schoolism feedback video, and demonstrates his process and reasoning with a paintover. Robert focuses on adjusting value in terms of grouping the light and shadow, and looking at exposure.
Schoolism instructor Alex Woo walks you through how to draw and interpret an image from the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 7. Alex Woo has storyboarded on such films as Ratatouille, Wall-E, Finding Dory and more. He is only a handful of people that have taught Gesture Drawing at Pixar Animation Studios. Check out more on Alex Woo's full class at…

Imagine everyday you can wake up feeling the most motivated and productive you ever have. In this video, I (Bobby) talk about what keeps me going at a high level of motivation for over the past decade.

How to Learn to Draw. Some learn faster than others but why? I (Bobby) go through 5 important tips about how I learned to draw.

April 2016 Chiu's My Own Adventures takes us to Paris. Kei (Acedera) and I (Bobby Chiu) will be staying in Paris until end of May to create our paintings for Alice Through the Looking Glass gallery show at the famous Arludik Gallery. Both Kei and I are character designers for Disney's Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

This is a VLOG of my adventures through art and education. If you like it, let me know! I'll try to do more in the future. ----------- Me and my favorite artists teach on

Special Thanks to:
Bruno Gore aka NOXIZMAD
Kei Acedera