Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cruisin' for a Boozin' tour poster


A recent commission. I created a tour poster for a friend's band.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gortrait


I've coloured a thumbnail image of the belligerent old toad prince for an avatar. I've been using just the black and white for too long.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Necromancers




Acrylic Paintings of 4 evil necromancers. On 6x6 inch canvas

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cupcake Knight

Cupcake Knight, fresh out of the oven on a quest for justice.
Commisioned painting, acrylics. When a client tells me to make whatever I want, this is what happens.

-Ben

Webhead 2.0


Oh hi there. This is my entry for Project Rooftop's Webhead 2.0 contest. Since TJ is always drawing spidermen I finally cracked and decided to make one. Wish us luck in the contest!
-Ben

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Curse of the Lizardmen

video

Well it took friggin' forever but here we are. Originally I had made this for Teletoon at Night's pilot project, but things didn't work out right with the contest rules so it stands as a non- contest entry. Nevertheless it makes another piece of work to add to my ongoing blog. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Apple Swordsman


New painting. enjoy!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Acrylic Mayhem


Brand new flavored fruit drink? Actually, it's a character from my last attempt at the 24 hour comic challenge. I managed to get 24 pages done in pencil during the 24 hour time limit. I later inked it for kicks. Maybe I'll post it at some point.
Enjoy!

-Ben

Monday, March 7, 2011

;U


I'm finally updating the ol' blogger!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Demon's Blood



Scan from a fantasy painting I felt like doing. I've been practicing a lot with acrylics lately to make myself more employable. Hope I don't go homeless.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fire Wizard


Sketching a character for a story I'm working on.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gor Sorgoth's Domain



Deep in the great and terrifying Magni Marsh lies the foreboding Lair of Gor'Sorgoth, the Magni-Toad Prince. Concept by my brother Dan. Expect more Gor in store. for sure.

-Ben

Friday, February 12, 2010

RaadSk8in'

From the dark recesses of my mind... I give you this!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Piracy


YARRRH!!

Funny thing is, I don't really like pirates all that much. I was listening to a lot of 3 Inches of Blood and making fun of the Johhny Depp movies and decided I wanted to do this.

Also I recently have decided that I'm a terrible person to have working at a music store, because I tell people to pirate their albums and just send money to the band. Apparently bands only make like a buck when someone buys their album at a place like, oh I dunno, HMV or something. now THATS piracy.

RYAARGH!

-Ben

Monday, February 8, 2010

Catalogue Comic

Issue #2

http://cataloguecomic.blogspot.com/2010/02/youre-on-menu.html

my pages: 1, 4, 15

can't wait to start the next one!

Friday, February 5, 2010

http://bentopple2.blogspot.com/

Just a quick post in between my usual work, I'd like to point out that I have moved several pieces from my main blog to a secondary blog I have created. I've been trimming the blog lately, mainly in an effort to keep things tidy.

The location is:

http://bentopple2.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

More Practice



Done with the inspiration of Chrono Trigger in mind.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Swamp


Because I really like working with the wider format, I decided to have some more fun with rough sketching in photoshop and amping it up a bit. I was thinking a lot about Castlevania.

-Ben

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Practice Round




Recently, I've been quite inspired by my college pals and their work, so I've been sketchin' in Photoshop a lot. here's a quick round of sketches!

-Ben

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Beastie


A couple sketches based off of the beast of black flames. Perhaps minion of his.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Vile Beast 2


Here's the happy little fella, painted in Photoshop.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Vile Beast

Hi. It's been a long time since I've managed to post anything at all. work sucks :( Thank goodness for cool girlfriends.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Invite #1



Hi. Ever design a wedding invitation for your sister and get totally carried away? ...oh. well I have! take a look! I'm learning painter and discovering what it can do, and really liking it. And yeah, a couple weeks ago I was at my friend's house, and he showed me a colored pencil drawing I'd done in first year of college. It had the sea and clouds, and ridiculous cartoon characters having a battle. A Banana Pirate vs a Chicken Snack Wrap holding a shank to be exact, but that's beside the point. Point is, the sky blew my mind, and it was thanks to the teachings of the wizard of painting himself, Ed Huner. I did my best to remember everything he'd taught me when I made this. So for me, it's kind of a step back through the dark haze in my mind to find forgotten gemstones of memory. delicious ones. I mean hey! the snack wrap was a goddamned force to be reckoned with! So here's to Ed, who's teachings inspired me, and all my college pals to kick some ass.

-Benjamin

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ride


It's fun to imagine. enough said.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fruity Radness


^_^ Here we go again! lately I haven't been posting too furiously because all I seem to do is work and sleep these days... but this time I have just a fun little doodle I made for my friend TJ Bragg. Inspiring artist, hard workin' man, and fellow shasta beast, I recommend you check out his stuff, at http://wakemusicalarm.blogspot.com/ . ... so yeah just have some fun. enjoy.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I like charcoal


Here's a festive little diddy I cooked up this mornin'. Inspired by the fabulous land cards of magic the gathering and I want to be like Jack Hamm now. I know, I'm going to eat ham sandwiches until I become him. A man's got to do what a man's got to do. maybe I should get some breakfast.

I'm just having fun!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Portfolio


This is a collection of my portfolio pages I made while in school up at NBCC. I decided it would only be right to post them here, especially since my website won't work properly.(cursed server) So yeah, these pages to me are just the beginning of what I can do, as I continue practicing, and hopefully finding some work to boost up my skillz.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Me Make Blog


School is almost over, so I'm starting a blog. Starting with a picture I made(above) and this text here. I'm not sure what people put on blogs, but I'll update some more images and some animations and stuff later. So... this is it, going to get my website up tonight too.
...
HRUAAAHHH!
-Ben