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Medical Magazine Cover Painting

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This issue of BSTQ was a bit of a rush job, so we stepped outside of our usual process and moved quickly.  The idea was to show the chain of service of medication from the creation of the product at the pharmaceutical corporation, to the doctor writing a prescription, to the pharmacist delivering it, to the end user who takes …

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Figure Drawing – Just for fun

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As an artist and a designer, I have to split my time between creative, fun stuff and projects that I am working on for a client.  From time to time, it seems like the client stuff takes over and sucks all the fun out of being an artist.  My first love as an illustrator has always been figure drawing – …

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Bad Ass Honda Ridgeline Rendering!

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Here is a rendering of the final build stage of a Honda Ridgeline pickup truck.  The parts installed are: – Custom roof rack – LED lighting on roof rack – Custom bull bar – LED lighting on bull bar – 2″ lift kit – Flat black KMC wheels – Custom painted bug shield – Custom flat black grillecraft grille – …

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Just For Fun Drawing

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I was working late on an illustration project and I sent it off for feedback, but I wasn’t tired yet.  I decided to do a little sketch of my oldest daughter in her all stars soccer goalie uniform just for fun.  After a few minutes, I decided she needed her fan club, so I put Lucy and Cara – our …

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Spot Illustration

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This spot illustration is supposed to show the subject choosing to stop paying attention to the bad news on her laptop and start focusing on the things she likes, like lip gloss.

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Woodworking Plans – Flip Up Table

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I’ve been spending a lot of time in my workshop building my kitchen table over the past few weeks.  One thing that I am noticing is that I need more table space for working on long pieces.  Also, I have two folding tables that I use for projects and they are not nearly as sturdy as I would like for …

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How To Build A Rustic Wood Table

How To Build A Rustic Wood Table

Over the past 6 weeks, I’ve been working on a new kitchen table for my home.  We routinely have large groups (10+ people) over for dinner and our current 6 1/2 foot by 40″ table wasn’t working anymore.  Adding a folding table to the end of your dinner table with cold metal chairs from the garage was getting old. A …

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Lego Milennium Falcon

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My daughter and wife bought me the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego kit for Christmas.  The kit (7965) has 1,254 pieces and when assembled is over 18.5″ from bow to stern. My daughter and I spent about 10 30 minute sessions building the kit that had 2, 80 page instruction booklets for assembly.  It came with 6 figures and only …

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Magazine Cover Painting

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Here is the latest magazine cover that I just finished.  The editor asked for an image of a hand putting the last piece in a puzzle that has an antibody or antibodies as the subject.  The goal is to show how science is decoding the nature of antibodies and how they effect the human condition. Here is the initial sketch …

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Lego Xwing Fighter – Christmas Present

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My daughter bought me the LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 9493 for Christmas this year – we built it together over the course of two evenings in a total of about 4 hours.  It was fun to build with her, she is competitive so we raced when there were identical pieces that needed to be made – lots of fun! Overall …

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Truckin’ Magazine Article on Me!

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Well, the guys over at Truckin’ magazine decided to do an article on me and my vehicle renderings in the December 2012 issue of Truckin’ Magazine! For those of you who don’t know, Truckin’ is the longest running off road publication dating back to the 1970’s. It is also the most read truck magazine on the market – sort of …

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My next woodworking project – kitchen table

How To Build A Rustic Wood Table

Here is the first design for a kitchen table that I want to build.  I recently picked up a bunch of 2″x8″x8′ oak boards that were the base of a waterbed.  The boards are a little older and beat up with lots of character.  This is my initial idea for a table design using these boards as a top.  The …

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My first model kit

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I am painting, gluing and assembling my first model kit ever.  I find it hard to believe that I have waited this long to build a model car. I received a Lamborghini Miura when I was a kid, but it was an unpainted red plastic kit, so I just built it that way.  It looked crappy and wasn’t much fun …

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Drawing Step by Step

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This is a drawing that I started about a year and a half ago when we were working on a steampunk vs. cyberpunk style game at DM. This was a warmup sketch that I did when I was working on some character designs for the game. This particular sketch was of Aegis – and anime character who has mechanized legs …

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AWARD WINNER! Platinum & Gold Awards

Ben Drolet MarCom Platinum

I just received word that I have won my 4th and 5th Marketing and Communications Award (Marcom) for 2012.  This is the third year running that my work has been awarded, and with more than 6,000 entrants in the US & Canada this year, it is an honor to accept these awards.  Thanks to FFF Enterprises for having me handle …

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