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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.

In 2006, I published a retrospect of over 18 years of art called "Ink: Images and Essays from Bob Giadrosich." The following year, Sharayah Press introduced "A Life of Ravens" by Alex Ness, with illustrations by Mike Grell, Alex Shiekman, Josh Howard, myself, and 23 other artists and photographers.

    Between 2010-2013, I lived in Changsha, China, studying traditional Chinese ink painting, book and product design. After my return to the U.S., in 2014, I published a years worth of ink sketches (183) in "One Year After: A Sketchbook," released under the Xiangbala Studio imprint.

As always, thanks for looking! :D

Favorite Characters: Calvin & Hobbes
Personal Quote: "Practice, practice, practice!"
I haven’t been active for a while, mainly because it's been busy, busy, busy! The last nine months have been spent producing and mailing out my sketch book, One Year After, finishing up the customized sketches as part of the fulfillment promise for the Kickstarter campaign, and doing a lot of ink experimentation. In addition, my wife and step-son finally got their permanent resident cards and have immigrated from China, so since August, I’ve been getting them acclimated to life in the U.S.

I have, however, been stalking behind the scenes, looking at new work posted, reading journals, and keeping plugged into the community (albeit rather quietly). When I logged onto DA this morning, I was surprised and thrilled to see that Stars had garnered a Daily Deviation! Thanks go out to everyone who have stopped by to view, comment and fave the image, and especially to Sylwia Telari for picking the piece. Take a moment and check out her outstanding work! 

October is always a strange time of transition for me; as the landscape and weather changes. I’ve been working on some large pieces lately, and must take them down to get photographed properly so that I can share them. Also, a new book is in the planning (much more on that later).

Thanks so much for your patience, and once again, to all who have stopped by to view my gallery!


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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! :)
Senecal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks amigo. Always good to see ya. Hope all is well.
HeidiK1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Hello, thank you for the :iconllama3dplz:   :) (Smile)
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Hi Bob. thanks for the fave, have a splendid weekend.  :)

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