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Ben Bensen
Works at Ben Bensen III/Illustration
Attends University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Art Center College of Design
Lives in Folsom, LA
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"Poolside Thoughts"...
Sitting at a restaurant overlooking the hotel pool, I noticed a middle aged woman well passed her "body building years" seated in the shade of umbrellaed table watching her ten or twelve year old son, I assume, splashing alone in the pool. Thoughts raced in...
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Thanks for the read, Brenda... hope all your firecrackers go off, metaphorically speaking!
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"Happy Fourth of July... Now, Pull Out Your Flag!"
A drawing entitled, "Blue Macaw, by artist Sam D, graces the restroom wall at Birdman Cafe in St. Francisville, LA. Was up till four drawing frames and spent an hour doing one from my sketch instead of the director's stick interpretation of the human form. ...
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"A Sketch, "Hook, Line And... Worm?"
Getting the worm...  "It is said that the early bird catches the worm. This thumbnail sketch was done rather late the other night, so it was really late at night or super early in the morning where no birds are to be found. Regardless of the time of night, ...
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"A Twofer Tuesday Sketch..."
A thumbnail and the final sketch... Here's two sketches for the storyboard of a script I'm working on, on location in St. Francisville, LA. Unlike the previous post, this sketch was not first created in front of the director in thirty seconds, but it was dr...
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"Just A Thirty Second Sketch"...
Making a quickie work... I've been working on a job for over two months and slowly the deadline appears. But, as I get briefed on the upcoming scenes, the quick sketches, like the first one on top, need to be created with just enough information about the l...
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"Wouldn't It Be Nice?... It Is!"
From the stump of an old oak tree... I found this a few weeks ago in the town square in Zachary, LA by artist, Burt Fleming. Apparently, the citizens funded the project to honor all veterans. The eagle is carved out of the trunk of a large oak tree. I decid...
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Yeh, it is about twelve or fourteen feet high... pretty awesome!
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"Happy Fourth of July... Now, Pull Out Your Flag!"
A drawing entitled, "Blue Macaw, by artist Sam D, graces the restroom wall at Birdman Cafe in St. Francisville, LA. Was up till four drawing frames and spent an hour doing one from my sketch instead of the director's stick interpretation of the human form. ...
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Sketches, artwork and comments are basically from my two blogspots. One is called: http://sketchiethoughts.blogspot.com/ and the other is at: http://graphicgumbo3.blogspot.com/
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Designer/Illustrator/storyboard artist
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  • Ben Bensen III/Illustration
    Designer/Illustrator/storyboard artist, present
  • General Dynamics
  • Greyhound, Inc.
  • McCann/Erickson
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Storyboards, Inc.
  • Jacobs and Gerber, Advertising
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Folsom, LA
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New Orleans, LA - Lafayette, LA - Hollywood, CA - South Pasadena, CA
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GraphicGumbo...Daily: An Often Heard Cliche... "We've Decided To Go In A...
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More elaborate than my last blog post, where the scarcity of line still defines the shape, this thumbnail has perspective, lines and tone to

GraphicGumbo...Daily: " A Squiggle Here, A Squiggle There..."
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It is amazing how thumbnails work. Sometimes, it doesn't take too many lines to define a shape. It is almost magical. These two thumbnails a

GraphicGumbo...Daily: Mister, Can You Help Me Turn This On?
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There were only two computers at this hotel and I had hogged one for about one hour until a guy complained to his cohort over the cell phone

GraphicGumbo...Daily: "How Come You Never Draw Me?"
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About two weeks ago, a burly, scruffy faced senior, asked me why I never found his face pretty enough to sketch. I hadn't been at the senior

I Keep My Feathers Numbered Sound Clip and Quote
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"Fortunately, I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency.": Foghorn numbers his feathers

GraphicGumbo3
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Well, I really don't know why I was worried. For years, my wife has been trying to downsize our Christmas. It has always been her way to not

GraphicGumbo...Daily: "South of the Border, Down Mexico Way"...
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Well, I'm surprised that they didn't leave earlier. Maybe the regulars did and these that are visiting are traveling through from the north.

GraphicGumbo...Daily: Score Keeping Might Have Been Easier...
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Now that I look at it again, it ain't so bad. I sat behind the plate at Mandeville High earlier this year to sketch my nephew, who plays sho

GraphicGumbo...Daily: Farmer's Market...Creole Tomatoes!
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One of many sketches I did at the Farmer's Market in downtown Covington, LA. The market is open to the public just about every Saturday acro

GraphicGumbo...Daily: Neil Young: The Best of Three Sketches...
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I did a bunch of sketches with a razor point pen that had it's nib cut diagonally with an x-acto knife to get a variety of line thickness. I

GraphicGumbo...Daily: Breakfast cleanup...
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Six ten in the am, and Therese has gone to work. We try to have a decent breakfast and some conversation in the blue and gray of the the mor

GraphicGumbo...Daily: "A New Kind of Mexican Hat Dance...Feliz Navidad?"
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Well, I was sitting in the dentist chair when I received the good news. All systems go, that is, no cracked fillings, no receding gums, no c

Ben Bensen III sold a 40.00" x 26.25" print on FineArtAmerica.com!
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GraphicGumbo...Daily: "She Just Goes As Rita"...
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She just goes as Rita. And she goes and goes and goes. It has been about six or seven months since I took my mother's complaints seriously a

GraphicGumbo...Daily: "I Never Actually Saw Him Smell The Glove"...
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Baseball gloves... I love 'em. Next to guitars and model airplanes, they're the best. I used to go to La Canada's Sport Chalet every spring

Mendowoods
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mendowoods 2013 Digital drawing on a panoramic photo in Little Valley, West Mendocino County, California. Posted 5 days ago by Steve Harlow.

GraphicGumbo...Daily: "Long As I Can See The Light"...
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This is a twenty-two minute sketch I did in ball point pen while having breakfast at a restaurant on a very gray, wet Thursday morning. I'm

GraphicGumbo...Daily: Third Times' A Charm...
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Daily sketches from a sketchbook...Some better, some worse. It's what I call my, "Sketchie Thoughts." Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Third Times' A

GraphicGumbo...Daily: "The Visual Ramblings of an Inebriated Artist"...T...
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My wife asked me to take mom out of the house so she could have some privacy and get some work done without interruptions, so I took mom to