Bobby is the founder and creator of Imaginism Studios in Toronto, Canada. He presently does multimedia concept design, having created characters, creatures, and beasts for such blockbuster motion pictures as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Men in Black 3. In addition, he is an avid supporter of his fellow artists, having lectured at various schools and studios around the world on how to stay creative, and successful as an artist.
In this episode, Bobby discusses:
-How he started his YouTube channel and why he has kept it going.
-His advice for people who feel that they aren’t ready to take on a certain endeavor, that they would be far better off just starting.
-Some of his favorite videos, including his interview with Iain McCaig and his “Morning Motivation.”
-How Schoolism came to be and what it can offer to potential students.
-How Stephen Silver and Norman Rockwell’s “Famous Artist Course” helped to inspire Schoolism.
-The story of his artistic journey and all of the “no’s” along the way.
-How attempting to make Schoolism the best it can be actually ends up holding him back a bit with his personal work.
-How it is an honor to be a part of the collective communication of art throughout history.
-How great things take time, but to be patient so that they are allowed to grow to their full potential.
Bobby’s Final Push will inspire you to believe in yourself and dream big!
“If you start when you feel you’re absolutely ready, it’s already too late.”
“When I got out of school, I didn’t really feel like I was ready, and the world told me I wasn’t ready because I couldn’t get a job.”
“When the top artists are not given the knowledge that they are searching for, they don’t just complain about it and do nothing. They keep going and they keep searching for that great knowledge out there.”
“Before I could speak, I loved drawing.”
“Art is the most magical, most amazing conversation that we’ve been having amongst human beings for millennia.”
“If you have something to contribute, I urge you to contribute it. Because what a shame if it isn’t passed on. It’s almost like you were never here.”
“Great things take time. Great things will make you feel like you’re getting held back as you see all these weeds grow quickly and you’re this little acorn trying to grow. Twenty-five years from now, the weeds and the weeds children will all be dead and you’re going to be this beautiful, giant tree.”
“Life is not a one-man show. You need others to really get to your dream.”