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South of the Clouds: WIP (detail) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 19 3 Albatross :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 158 37 Albatross: WiP Colored Pencil (90% Complete ) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 156 21 Albatross: WiP Colored Pencil (detail) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 108 29 Albatross: WIP Finished Underpainting :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 137 24 Albastross: WIP Blue Mid Painting :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 124 15 Albatross: WIP Purple Under Painting :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 15 14 Albatross: Finished Inks :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 131 26 Albastross WIP: Ink2 (detail) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 34 7 Albastross WIP: Ink1 (detail) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 19 6 Albatross WIP: Finished Pencil :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 159 34 3 Sisters :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 75 19 On the Road to Find Out :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 110 9 Hill Song :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 119 34 Hu Zhua Shan (Tiger Claw Mt.) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 125 27 Blue Sky :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 83 23


Cover: Insight Into The Dragon's Mind :iconwoutart:woutart 148 12 Amaterasu o Mikami - Goddess fo Sun :iconthe-last-phantom:The-Last-Phantom 1,205 1,615 Dwarven Sniper Sketch :iconanghorkheng:anghorkheng 85 40 Just Visiting :icon3-hares:3-hares 301 23 Moving the Army :iconwoutart:woutart 87 6 Zenyatta Ra - Overwatch :iconclockwork7:Clockwork7 487 34 CarnageINKS :iconvandal1z:Vandal1z 40 11 Comm: Dance of bones :iconjyongyi:jyongyi 551 98 Beneath the Shattered Plains :iconwoutart:woutart 292 40 The Decision, (The Water Came series #5/10) :iconthevisualilliterate:thevisualilliterate 17 2 Blondel :icondripoint:DriPoint 104 137 2 of Water, Love :iconellygator:Ellygator 139 20 Scan Page 1 :iconvarakienen:VARAKIENEN 59 9 The Regaining :iconellieokamoto:EllieOkamoto 264 32 Anna Karenina :iconbohomaz13:bohomaz13 930 91 Sun-moon :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 112 15





bob giadrosich
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
    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.

Between 2010-2013, I lived in Changsha, China, studying traditional Chinese ink painting, book and product design.


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!"
   Today, I was organizing some files (mostly to do with art and sketches), and came across Rebekah (left), which was done in 1997 (for Imagine Role Playing's Character Handbook). Having the file for my latest "portrait" piece, Back in Town (right), close by, I compared the two. BiT was my first ink piece for 2016. With almost 20 years between the two images, there are many similarities in regards to portraying the character, however, there are major differences in how the characters are being portrayed.

Rebekah by giadrosichBack in Town by giadrosich

  Much thanks to all who visit my galleries, who watch (and wait for new work), and for those who decide to add my images to their collections by faving a piece. And especially to those who leave a comment or word. I must admit that I am not always timely in my response, but I do try to answer each one. However, that being said, I don't think I can keep up with doing the same with the faves, lol. There are always way too many coming in, but each one is greatly appreciated.

   In the future, I want to make sure to continue exploring technique and allowing the medium to express itself in unexpected ways. My latest two pieces are a nod in that general direction. The third piece in the "series," On the Road to Find Out, is finished, and just waits to be released here on DA (first), then on IBA (Infected by Art) and Facebook. It is quite unlike Hu Zhua Shan or Hill Song. The work is changing. Slowly, but I can feel it.

Hu Zhua Shan (Tiger Claw Mt.) by giadrosich  Hill Song by giadrosich

As always, thanks for looking!

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Featured by F-M-A by Alis86 TOP Artists on DeviantART by TOP-ArtistsDirectory I PLAY GUILD WARS by Cukismo

Calvin And Hobbes by AquaFugit Mugiwara Stamp by MrPants3000

Wallace and Gromit Stamp 2 by Toonfreak Lazy Town Stamp by giadrosich GTCMS Stamp by giadrosich




The images in this DeviantART gallery are © by Bob Giadrosich/Xiangbala Studio respectively. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited, and may not be featured outside of DeviantART without written permission from the artist.


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CollisionKitty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student Artist
Very amazing line work. :D
pricedprince Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist 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! ;)
DriPoint Featured By Owner May 26, 2016   Digital Artist
Bit of a while back but...
:+fav: Many Thanks - much appreciated.
DriPoint Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Fantastic gallery
seika Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015   Artist
thanks for the llama!

Gustave-Domine Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem Bob!
Orphydian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist…



I would love to feature the above work in my freshly opened group. Its specialised on high detailed military illustrations and it will host only the finest deviations and will gather some of the most talented artists.

I sent the request. You have to confirm it.

You are also warmly invited to join.

Uranus666 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
you are welcome, inspiring stuff
sunsdragonfly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
your work is exceptional!
SugarLandBabyGirl Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Thanks so much for the llama! :)
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