Omni and the Tree King, one of the last guardians awaits her. Will he spare her life? What can she possibly exchange to gain access to a hidden power lurking just within her reach... #sketch #conceptart #ilustration #gameart #omnithegame

To all the aspiring artists, DON'T GET TOO COMFORTABLE!! Having been in the creative industry for a few years now (going on 10 but who's counting!) I wanted to give some advice.

I recently started a new job and with all new jobs it is exciting, daunting, and it feels we have really hit the top, this is the one! it's now 7 weeks in and you start to realise, what if this isn't the one, am I going to have enough skills to hit the jobs market again, what's going to be next? You only find yourself at this stage because quite frankly, you have let things slip.

These past few weeks have been the very best of my career so far, digitally painting all day, researching Disney artwork... I would come home and have the mind set, ahh, I have done enough hard slogging work these past 8 years I need a break. NO!! Don't listen to that voice don't ever settle, and definitely never think you have learned enough from life because it can creep up behind you and give you an almighty wallop!

So my plan is to finish a few things by Christmas, enjoy the break then get stuck right into my game Omni. This will mean extra hours at the computer, this will mean turning down invitations and this will mean getting my head back into some online courses. Art needs to evolve, so learn from my past mistakes and make sure you are always ready to battle whatever gets thrown at you.

And if you are wondering about courses please check out SCHOOLISM.
So I have been really busy this summer! I suddenly had quite a few interviews and some job offers, I have accepted one near to where I live so no more London goodbye tube rants and angry pushy people I will not miss you or the smell of exhaust fumes!

I have been working on my game in my spare time but have paused to pick up some freelance work, here is a test I did for a games company in Scotland. Looking to finish texturing this soon.

Found in the depths of the tree temple this blade was forged from root and earth. The first guardian of Persethius awards Omni with a Moon Stone for helping him, her blade is blessed and only used in great times of danger, the blue glow emanates the power of the Moon and tide.

This is the protaginist's first weapon, she encounters it in a temple when the 1st guardian of Persethius is saved and in doing so rewards her with the 'MoonStone'. This is then placed inside the blade to give it a firey light in the darkness, her elements are light & water. All of Omni's weapons and clothing are themed by the sun, moon, and stars.

This is just a wip shot, hoping to have it textured by the end of the week, it will be the first of many hand painted weapons :) stay tunned!

This is a little article that I was recently featured in, great to have something out there and if you would like to read it please follow this link :)

This is my competition piece for the Artstation challenge 'The Journey' mine is based on a story/ game I am making. This is the portal in which Omni finds herself traveling through to leave the darkness of the Elven Realm behind her, she then embarks on a perilous adventure to find help to save her village, family, friends, and maybe the very future of Persethius. ‪#‎artstation‬ ‪#‎environment‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎artist‬ ‪#‎character‬ ‪#‎gameart‬ ‪#‎schoolism‬

I did this piece in a day for an art test

So this weekend I attended the #schoolism workshop, it's my 3rd one now and gets better with each year. This time we got to see Wesley Burt, Karla Ortiz, and Jeff Turley do live demos. These guys have worked on the biggest games, animated films such as Ubisoft, Disney, etc.... But the highlight for me was meeting my artist hero, Nathan Fowkes, I chatted away to him for some time at the after party until the lights went up. I trained with him on 2 full courses and he even remembered my work! Here are some photos from the event, including my signed sketch book. The best weekend ever! Thanks #schoolism #bobbychiu #nathanfowkesart

This is a sketch of my main character for my game, her name is Omni and is a threat to the evil creeping across the land of Persethius.

Finished! After thinking this would be a quick way to refresh my 3D modelling skills, it actually took a little longer than I thought it would. However, I am happy with it and can now move onto other props for my game :)

I had a great weekend playing around with some styles, I added a splash of colour for now but when I have some time I would like to complete them.

I started making some props for my game, more to come!

Personal piece for my game, this character isn't what she seems... Using her siren like magic to beckon beings and creatures to her silent call she uses potions and magic to defeat her foes. Wouldn't you rather have this deadly beauty as an ally?

Goya is a new character I have been working on for my game, he has a tiger spirit who he summons when in battle to help him destroy enemies.

Quick 2 hour study of the late David Bowie after hearing the sad news yesterday...

Happy New Year! And welcome to my blog, I have been attending some life drawing classes in the evenings after my day job as a games artist. This year I want to create 4 different human characters to give a bit of diversity to my portfolio. After that I am going to include them in my own game, so lots going on here and let's all keep drawing, 2016 is going to be great for art!