All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘artwork’

Portrait of a friend

Jarvis Hero1

On April 3 2014, my friend Kirk Jarvis was killed while driving home on his motorcycle.  I did this portrait for his family on the 1 year anniversary of his last day.

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Loft Bed Plans

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I designed this set of plans for my older daughter who is about to move into her teenage years.  The carbed that I built for her 3rd birthday has become a bit childish for her now. She has a rather small bedroom and currently doesn’t have the space for a desk or reading chair.  The plan is to utilize a …

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Bunkbed Plans

Bunkbed Hero1

Here is a basic plan in its first draft for the bed I want to build for the twins when they are about 3(ish).  The bedroom is too small for two twin mattresses and a play area, so I want to do bunks.  But if I’m going to build bunks,  I want to build nice ones.  This design incorporates a …

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Portrait – Just for fun

Evagreen Featured

This is a step by step tutorial of how I painted Eva Green.  This woman has a captivating stare and I saw two photos of her from a photo shoot she did for a James Bond movie and this is my drawing of one of them. Done on a Wacom Cintiq 24HD in Photoshop.  Reference photograph used but not traced, about …

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Platinum Marcom Award for 2013! Highest Honor!

Ben Drolet Marcom Award Winner

I just received word that I have won my 6th  Marketing and Communications Award (Marcom) for 2013.  This is the fourth 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 this award.  Thanks to FFF Enterprises for having me handle their artwork …

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Advertisement concepts for No Bush

Nbads Featured

Here are a series of ad concepts that I created for No Bush.  These paintings were meant to be concepts and ideas for what some of their photo shoots should be set up for.  The final audience will be GQ, Maxim and Mens Health.    

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Ring Designs

Ring Features

UPDATE:  I just received these two photos of the first ring design completed off the line – I don’t have any of these rings in my possession yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing them in person: A client contacted me with an unusual project – jewelry design (unusual for me anyways).  They secured a contract for a line of …

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A painting of my daughter

Cara2 Featured

This is a step by step tutorial process that I saved out in stages. I start with a loose blueline sketch, then a much tighter line drawing where I focus on defining the shapes and outlining the highlights/shadows. Then I usually fill the whole area with a middle value. Once I have that done, its just about creating multiple layers …

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Gorilla Man Illustration – Step by step

Nobush Featured

Here is a step by step breakdown of a conceptual illustration I did for a client.  The product is called No Bush and it’s a lotion that removes hair.  The client wanted a very specific look for their mascot/spokesperson.  A sexy male in excellent shape who had the head of an ape or gorilla with the hairless body of a …

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Painting of my Daughter

Lucyscowl Featured

This is a painting study attempting to capture a bit of my 2 year old daughters personality.  Recently, when told ‘no’ or scolded, she shoots back this disapproving scowl with a furled brow that will take you off guard if you aren’t expecting it.  If you return the same look back at her, she will begin to crack a smile …

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Another gift for a friends wedding

Sarasteve Featured

This is a painting that I did from a photo reference as a wedding gift. I did the painting as an 20″ x 26″ to be gallery wrapped.      This was the photo reference

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Technical Illustration of A Bike

Bike Featured

This project was done for a small start-up company in phoenix who is taking Felt Cruisers and turning them into motorbikes.  The client was adamant that they be able to modify the color schemes of the bike with a minimal of fuss so they could create all the colors, patterns and textures they had available  on their own without having …

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Drexyl logo

Drexyl Featured

Can’t give too much information on this one, its still in development, but this is a logo design that I am currently working on as a partner in a venture.

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Aged Woman Cover Illustration

Agedwoman Featured

UPDATE: This magazine cover won a Platinum Marcom Award in 2013! Thanks to FFF Enterprises for submitting it to the gallery! This is a magazine cover illustration that I painted to represent the scientific side of anti-aging research.  The editor opted for a split face illustration to get this point across.  This idea has been done many times before, but …

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Butcher block kitchen island

Island Featured

Our kitchen.  This space in the house was one of the few spaces that we have done nothing with since we moved into our house.  The previous owners did all new cabinets and carved out a decent pantry space plus put in a new oven, but they left the old blue/brown laminate counter tops there for us. The edges of …

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