Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2012’

Mark Newman – My New Favorite Artist

Kratos Sculpture By MarkNewman

I just have to post some of his stuff here – this guy is incredible. As an artist, I am always looking for inspiration from all sorts of places – I am no sculptor, in fact I’ve never really even attempted sculpture, but Mark Newman is what I would aspire to if I was in this field.  His understanding of …

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RX-8 Rendering and Sketch

RX8 Rendering3

Here is a rendering and sketch that I did of my car.  There was no specific reason, I just hadn’t done a good drawing of this car yet and figured it was overdue.  I had a 24″ x 36″ of this printed and it’s hanging on my garage wall next to Don’s Mustang.

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Office Desk – Finished!

Gallery Final1

So, after years of sketching out ideas and mockups, I finally got around to finishing my computer desk.  You can see some of my sketches from the original post here.  The main section of the desk is finally done. I built it using four sheets of 3/4″ plywood, alternated and laminated together with a 1/2″ thick solid wood flooring material …

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Carbed for Zoe


I was looking through some old pics and found this project.  This was one of the first big carpentry projects that I took on.  Our daughter was in need of her first real bed and I’d be damned if we’d buy a cheap ikea base for her to sleep in, no, she was going to have a carbed damnit! It …

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Old School 1997 – Jimi Hendrix

ben drolet illustration of jimi hendrix series 1

Here is another series that I did for coursework at RIT.  I don’t remember the specifics of the assignment, but I do remember that I reused this drawing for several projects in different classes and passed them off as a series.  I think I actually used the stamp version as a last minute project for a class about a year …

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Don’s Mach 1 Mustang Rendering

Dons Mach1 Sketch

This is a rendering that I did for my uncle Don.  He has a few cherry late 60’s mustangs in the stables and I thought he could use a poster for his new garage.  This is by far one of the most beautifully designed classic cars ever in my opinion.  I went through a couple of tire angles on this …

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Jesikas Office Storage


This was one of the first big carpentry projects that I did when once we bought our house.  My wife and I are not much for formal rooms, we feel they are pretty silly.  We decided to take the formal dining room and living room and turn them into an office space for Jes and a play area for our …

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Old School 1998 – The Crab and the Hare

Final P 3 4

Found these photos the other day – kind of a blast from the past.  This was a college assignment for a childrens’ book illustration class taught by Bill Finewood at RIT.  He is a dimensional illustrator so this project involved a popup book. I was taking a class on the history of the Mayans and Aztecs at the time, and …

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Speed Painting

Speedpainting   Just For Fun By Jammiman D4uy6q8

Every once in a while I see a photo that I really like and I’ll do a speed painting of it.  This one took me 10 – 15 minutes from what I remember.  I just put the photo next to my drawing in Photoshop, select a color from an area of the photo, then put a blotch of that color …

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