RIP #jayadams

RIP #jayadams

Louis CK, Steve Martin, Mindy Kaling, Stephen Colbert and Ellen Degeneres.

A recent series of comedian portraits for Delta Airlines inflight magazine.

Louis was my favourite to draw.

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention on here, I have a new portfolio site! Clean, fresh and very functional over at www.cargocollective/joelbenjamin.

Check it out and get in touch to talk business :)

Weekly Portrait No.2 - Bill Evans

Weekly Portrait No.2 - Bill Evans

I’ve decided to start a weekly portrait practice, just one a week with minimal colouring and photoshop work. Here’s Ian Curtis to kick things off.
My girlfriend and I watched 'Control' the other day and both agreed that although Sam Riley does a very good job of capturing Ian’s mannerisms and dancing etc, he comes nowhere close to the look of despair ever present in Mr Curtis’ deep eyes.

I’ve decided to start a weekly portrait practice, just one a week with minimal colouring and photoshop work. Here’s Ian Curtis to kick things off.

My girlfriend and I watched 'Control' the other day and both agreed that although Sam Riley does a very good job of capturing Ian’s mannerisms and dancing etc, he comes nowhere close to the look of despair ever present in Mr Curtis’ deep eyes.

Portrait of an Ex Guerrilla Soldier. Private commission.
The thick bold line at the back of his neck is a low down Mohawk, the likes of which I have never seen before.

Portrait of an Ex Guerrilla Soldier. Private commission.

The thick bold line at the back of his neck is a low down Mohawk, the likes of which I have never seen before.

Old T-Shirt design from 2011 re-jigged as a board graphic idea.

Old T-Shirt design from 2011 re-jigged as a board graphic idea.

radulthoodzine:

Rodney Clarke by Joel Benjamin
Last few hours to get your hands on the zine and tee deal in the Radulthood store!

radulthoodzine:

Rodney Clarke by Joel Benjamin

Last few hours to get your hands on the zine and tee deal in the Radulthood store!

radulthoodzine:

Here’s a cheeky peek at some of the Radulthood spreads. Treat yourself to a copy here.

http://radulthood.bigcartel.com/

Second pic down is my portrait of Rodney Clarke!

BILLY GERRL.

Another comic short, this time 2 pages!

Adrian Tomine’s early ‘Optic Nerve’ comics largely guided the way for me with this and it’s approach. I tip my hat to him.

All feedback welcome, I’d love to know how this registers with people.

And now for something completely different. Here’s a T-Shirt logo for Skateboard store SMASH SKATES, east coast UK. If you don’t know the original graphic that this is based on, we might not be able to be friends any more.
Get in touch with Ash at Smash to get your hands on one.

And now for something completely different. Here’s a T-Shirt logo for Skateboard store SMASH SKATES, east coast UK. If you don’t know the original graphic that this is based on, we might not be able to be friends any more.

Get in touch with Ash at Smash to get your hands on one.