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Hey guys, I'm an artist. Here's some of my drawings. Most were done in the last eight months. Two or three were done two or three years ago. Thanks for visiting!
Last edited by Mini Super Ben; June 16th, 2014 at 08:42 PM.
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Drawing in class yesterday and another when I came home. Practicing perspective.
Last edited by Mini Super Ben; February 21st, 2014 at 08:30 PM.
Some drawings from the last couple months. All the initial ideas were done on the bus, some of them I worked on at home after the bus.
Last edited by Mini Super Ben; February 21st, 2014 at 08:32 PM.
Two comics I worked on at the beginning of the year. My roommate and I would like to start producing a web comic.
A rando from yesterday.
Today and yesterday. Working on perspective. I've started reading Curvilinear Perspective by Alber Flocon and Andre Barre. Very good read which I recommend to every artist.
Class doodles and then worked on at home. I don't really have much time to do art. I'm taking art classes next term. So that will be fun. I also have to write two papers and then I pretty much have a four week spring break, so I'll definitely work on something fun.
Well everyone, I didn't get into the art classes that I wanted. So that sucks. But I drew these drawings and the break is going well. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.
Last edited by Mini Super Ben; March 12th, 2014 at 12:33 PM.
Today and yesterday's dude-ules
Working on some surroundings.
This thread is like one big acid trip. Pretty cool.
Some mini environments.
GREAT NEWS EVERYONE. I attend the Evergreen State College (N E GREENERS OUT THER?). At this college we can create our own classes. And a professor just approved my application for a class that I created. I'm going to be studying American comics. Part of the class is to make comics. I'll be producing one comic each week. Starting the beginning of April. So STAY TUNED.
This is my first value study. I'd like to start digitally painting.
Another value study, from a photo. These make my brain hurt, and they take a long time. BUT I'LL ENDURE. This one only took around an hour and a half.
CRITS GUYS. WHAT CAN I WORK ON? WHAT'S THE PROBLEMS
Last edited by Mini Super Ben; March 21st, 2014 at 11:46 AM.
3ish hours. Inside, from REAL LIFE.
This took too long. From life. I'm on vacation with my family for spring break.
Fairly quick one of my family. Looks like shit in my opinion.
A real quick face painting (~15 minutes) and a 30 minute copy of Approaching Storm by Eugène Boudin. Yea the copy skews the real thing. SUE ME.
Painting is really FUCKING frustrating. It feels like when I spend a long time on things, everything gets more defined and detailed, but it still looks like shit. Here's what I think about such things: As for the one of my family, there was no real construction, I just went for it. Same for these last two. For all the paintings, I did no preliminary drawing and what not, I think that might be helpful. Other things I think about is that I've just started cyber painting, so I'm sure it takes some practice to adapt. Sometimes it just feels like I'm banging my head against a wall, hoping gold will come out. </vent>
Waterslides from life and a valley from my imagination. I don't think I'm capable of drawing environments that are worth anything from imagination. So I'm going to stick to photos, life, and other pieces for now.
I thought I'd say a little about myself:
I've been drawing my whole life. Very very sporadically. I drew very little but it was something I enjoyed and my peers and I have thought I excelled at it. Took 3 or 4 drawing and painting classes in high school. At the end of high school I decided to be an art major and started attending Seattle Pacific University at the end of 2010.
I spent the first two years of college getting blazed 24/7, alienating myself from my peers, and drawing very little. Just a few drawings here and there. Some of the pieces in the first post are from that time. I gave minimal effort to practice. I thought art wasn't something you could study and learn, that you had to connect with something ethereal inside of yourself to improve at it. I'm pretty sure what idea was due to the massive cannabis consumption. I didn't really want to go to college, I went because my parents were paying for all of it and it sounded better than a job. They forced me to go to a christian school. I didn't want to go to one, so I resented it and them the whole time.
Got C's and D's in 2-d design, 3-d design, and a life drawing class. Got an A in perspective class and a B in color theory. Those were all the art classes I took. Applied for the major, didn't get in due to low GPA. Came home for the summer and didn't smoke any cannabis but also didn't make any art.
The following fall term I tried to be a nutrition major. Started getting blazed every day again. Finished that term with a 2.0 GPA or something. Came home, told my parents that school was going nowhere; I couldn't graduate with such a GPA. I told them I wanted to be homeless. I went to live with my sister in Africa for six months. Made quite a few decent drawings while I was there. In the last week I was there I painted a nursery. Including the fucking magnificent walia ibex you see in the first post. It's fucking six feet tall. I painted other animals also. I spent 8-10 hours each day for a week working on the nursery and felt real proud of myself. That six months was also the longest I went without smoking cannabis since I had started the habit 2.5 years prior. That's when I seriously considered pursuing art as a career again; based on the fact that I could very happily work 40+ hours a week on art.
Before I went to Africa I applied to the Evergreen State College. I came home from Africa early August of 2013. Started attending TESC fall term 2013. I took a class on capitalism and consumerism. Signed up for a class on imperialism (history/political science) for winter term.
I transferred to TESC with my best friend from high school. He felt like my only real friend, and currently still feels like the only person I really like and enjoy spending time with. We talked a lot about being creative and revamping our lives. We both weren't liking our then-current school situations so we both decided to transfer to Evergreen and live together. We talked a lot about making a web comic and also a video game (I do the art, he does the programming). It seemed like our lives were finally coming together. When we got there, nothing went according to plan. We were just as lazy and didn't work on anything we planned on working on.
When I came home for winter break, I analyzed my life. I looked at what I was good at and what I enjoyed. I don't know what changed but something seriously clicked. I read Loomis and Bridgman. I practiced drawing every day over the break. Studying pictures instead of just dicking around. All the half decent drawings in the first post come from the last three months.
Over this last term I realized that succeeding in school, something I haven't done before in college and never had the drive to do, actually took a whole bunch of time and energy. I drew some, but not as much as I had hoped. I realized that if I wanted to seriously pursue art I needed to not waste my time with other things, such as the classes that I had signed up for. I really beat myself up for not taking art classes.
This next term I'm taking a poetry class and a class on comics that I CREATED! So I'll be spending next term reading and writing poetry, doing self guided study on the history and nature of comics and DRAWING FUCKING COMICS FOR CREDIT! FUCK YEA!
I'd like to be an illustrator of some kind. I'd really like to make a living off of my own web comic and possibly illustrate and write or co-write longer graphic novels. That's another thing I really like is writing stories and words. My room mate and I are also interested in making films and sketch comedies.
STAY TUNED MOTHERFUCKERS, MINI SUPER BEN IS ON THE PROWL
Last edited by Mini Super Ben; March 28th, 2014 at 11:39 PM.
First week of class. First comic due tomorrow. Sketches for said comic.
Hey guys, the comic took a lot longer to complete than I had expected. SO LONG SO MUCH WORK.
This week's comic and some doge. I was overly ambitious during the planning phase of this comic. Anyways, more knowledge for this week!
2 hours, Childe Hassam, Une Averse - rue Bonaparte
Thank you jesus thank you art you are amazing
Last edited by Mini Super Ben; April 25th, 2014 at 04:38 PM.
I adjusted the levels on these ones. It made them look a lot better. They look more like they do in real life. I've been using a Sony point and shoot to capture all my images. I'm going to go back and adjust the levels on some other drawings.
I really like that Olde Tyme Internet comic. I'd love to see you start a webcomic. All I can suggest for that is too clean up your cartoons so they have more punch, more finish. Do you like the Perry bible Fellowship? The dirty-style cartoons remind of this guy from Entervoid (NSFW): http://entervoid.com/view.php?id=2053&side=2&iid=1