5 Ways to Create Opportunities with Bobby Chiu5 Ways to Create Opportunities with Bobby Chiuimaginism
by Bobby Chiu & Flynn Ringrose
1 - "No" really means "Not right now."
One of the most important things I’ve learned about opportunities is that the people that receive the most, and I’m counted in this, are the people that don't take no as final. We’re okay with getting a harsh no, or a few of them. When rejection happens, learn to put a smile on your face, go back, reassess, and come back with a new approach or completely new portfolio. If you know in your heart that you are willing to take ten harsh rejections without giving up, then most likely you won't have to.
2 - Don’t sit waiting for your ship to come in.
One thing I see all the time that I think is unfortunate is that many artists wait and wait for the perfect job. Here’s my advice for that, just go and do it! Just go pretend. One of the things that helped me starting out before we did Alice in Wonderland, was pretending that
Five Key Elements of a Great RoutineInterview by Flynn Ringroseimaginism
is to wake up hours before your day job begins and spend that time doing your own stuff. This is very effective, but it’s difficult to keep up with because it often means you have to get up at 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning and that’s especially difficult in the Winter when the Sun isn’t even up at those times!
This is great because, one, you’re beginning the day doing a hard thing which makes you feel good because you started off with something challenging. Two, when you get up hours before work and do your own art, you’ll see results, that you created something, and that makes you feel even more productive. Why give your best hours, and this is weird to say, but why give your best hours to your job? Why not give it to yourself which will in turn, benefit your job?
don’t do emails until the afternoon. If you email them in the morning, then they might respond to you in
How Your Environment Affects Your ArtA Discussion with Bobby Chiu by Flynn Ringroseimaginism
A lot of people who email in live in circumstances or with people that don’t support their art. What do you think about that?
The first thing is families. Some people don’t have supportive families, and some are too supportive. I’m sure we all have our stories. So you want to look out for yourself and ask, “Is my environment healthy for my growth?” You want to make sure that you’re surrounding yourself with other hungry artists.
For me, in the very, very, very beginning, it was just my brother, Ben and I in our parent’s basement. That was not a good environment because I was living with my parents. Which isn’t necessarily bad, except your parents might think, “Bobby’s home, maybe he would like to take out the trash, or mow the lawn, or whatever.”
When we all start
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Boarding Now: Catbuses to Spirit Worlds
This is the movie that really started it all for Japanese anime as a worldwide phenomenon: Tonari no Totoro (“My Neighbor Totoro”). Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and released in April 1988, it became the flagship of Studio Ghibli and can be found on lists of the most popular, the most iconic
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the Sword of Light
DeviantArt is excited to share the recent release of the pilot for Niko and the Sword of Light, a new fully animated piece from Titmouse Animation Studio currently available to watch for free on Amazon’s website. It’s based on the motion graphic comic created by Imaginism Studios that was showcased in an earlier article upon its r
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The story unfolds one thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire, the event that brought about the ultimate destruction of industrial society, and the few remaining human tribes struggle to survive, clinging to the slowly shrinking areas that are still suitable to live in.
“Kaze no Tani no Naushika” was theatrically released before Studio
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WEARING PICASSO by WhileyDunsmoreArt
His life was one continuous revolution of artistic experimentation and expression.
Having developed one art form to the point of germinating a school of its own artists, he would move on to discover another direction for his artistic genius. His art encompass
My plan is to make at least one or two drawings (a bit more refined than what you see above) every month this year, each one based on a different idea, and submit them to my Tumblr blog. At the same time, I’m also (slowly) working on a big, detailed Illustrator drawing, of which I’ll occasionally post work-in-progress shots exclusive to said Tumblr blog. This illustration may also be accompanied by two other special illustrations, one of which would commemorate the Arancia Project’s 5th anniversary. Finally, once I’m done with all my Arancia drawings over on Tumblr, I’ll compile them all (or at least the more popular ones) into one big submission both here and on pixiv.
Well, I think I’ve done enough talking about this for now, so on to my first proper Arancia doodle…