Monday, June 9, 2014

Website Down

So I had to cancel my web hosting, as I am now poor. As a result, I do not have my fancy website. Rest assured, I do have one. Just pretend you see a striking visual design with an easy flow and lots of pertinent information.

Soon, I will improve this blog so as to serve as an acceptable replacement. In the mean time, forgive me. I know you will. You always have.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cat drawing, dog drawing, Hemingway drawing

Well, I've been doing pretty much nothing but programming, but I've managed to do a little animation and drawing. I've also finally purchased web hosting and have a real-for-sure website up: www.benjaminsloan.com.

I've been doing a little pixel art:

Cambria

Here are some doodles I did the other day. Sometimes, when I want to relax, I listen to music and draw random photos I happen to have on my computer. This time I was trying to make myself draw faster, so I paid less attention to accuracy and pretty much ignored the subject matter and just started drawing shadows until they cohered into an image. It shows, I think, in a non-positive way, but meh! It was fun. I'll have to do a real drawing of Hemingway soon.

Random angry cat from the internet.

My mom's dog smoking.

Hemingway

As for animation, I haven't done a whole lot lately, but I put together this compilation of the bits of 3D animation I've got lying around. I hope to finally finish a full animated short soon. Until then, enjoy this:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hippo-drawn Wagon


Behold the glory of the hippo-drawn wagon. Based on a random photograph I came across online.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bukowski and Wood


In continuance of my "Poor Drawings of Great Artists" collection, I present Charles Bukowski and Liz Wood. Bukowski is, of course, the famous poet, and Liz Wood is a fantastic singer/songwriter/ukulele player whose blog can be found here. Click the images for larger versions.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pennywise

Pennywise The Dancing Clown, in honor of the month of October. Done with graphite and gel pens while listening to Liz Wood, The Growlers, and Kings of Convenience.

I still have a tough time scanning graphite drawings in a way that doesn't murder the shading.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Walt Whitman Painting


Walt Whitman painting I did on a piece of cardboard. For most of my previous paintings, I used a kind of line-based drawing-in-paint method, but for this I actually tried to "paint all at once" and start with an amorphous white blob which I gradually sharpened into Mr. Whitman.

If you're ever in the mopes, pick up a copy of Leaves of Grass. His love for life is terrifically contagious, and I'm not sure it's possible to read him in any depth without being fundamentally altered for the better.

I will sing the song of companionship,
I will show what alone must finally compact these,
I believe these are to found their own ideal of manly love, indicating in me,
I will therefore let flame from me the burning fires that were threatening to consume me,
I will lift what has too long kept down those smouldering fires,
I will give them complete abandonment,
I will write the evangel-poem of comrades and of love,
For who but I should understand love with all its sorrow and joy? And who but I should be the poet of comrades?