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Hey,I'm Ben 👋

I'm an 🎨 illustrator, 👨‍💻 developer, 🎤 podcast host , ⚡️ chaser of 'aha' moments and I love sharing my process and findings online.

Welcome to the home of my notes, resources, experiments, findingings and tutorials as I navigate art ,learning and building a following & business online

Painting and drawing

✍️ Digital art and art concepts

A collection of notes, thoughts and ideas on painting and drawing

    Drawing and Painting
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    Notes on Stylized Character Design

    Character design comes in many different shapes, sizes and styles. here are some notes on what I've learnt so far.

    Drawing and Painting
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    Why should you learn 3D as a 2D artist?

    Why you should be excited to learn about 3D as a 2D artist

    Drawing and Painting
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    Frustration as an Artist, and what to do about it

    I often get frustrated when I'm trying to get better at things, this is true with art as well. These are my thoughts on how I would have (and try to) tackle frustration as I'm building my art skills


Learning how to learn

🧠 The quest to build skills and understanding

I'm always chasing that 'aha' moments, and learning new things and these are my thoughts and learnings on...well...learning

    Learning
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    The Art of Learning How To Learn

    Understanding and testing the best ways to learn new skills quickly and efficiently

    Learning
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    Tricky challenge? Sandbox it

    The power of the scratch pad when tackling tricky problems

    Habits, when you fall off the wagon

    It is going to happen, so I'm planning for it.

    Still in the oven

    A little reminder to myself to finish this


The business of creative

📈 Building a following and business online

Taking you along for the ride as I navigate building a brand, following and business online

Live Content Calendar

Live from my Notion content calendar of both ideas and content I'm working on.

NameContent TypeStatusLast Edited
Plane JaneYoutube
Idea 💡
12 days ago
Drawing the skull under characters headsYoutube
Idea 💡
13 days ago
Newsletter just in time learningYoutube
Idea 💡
14 days ago
Assess the Hellboy gouache
Idea 💡
16 days ago
THE GAMBLE OF AN ART DAYYoutube
Idea 💡
19 days ago
Using Reference for Stylized CharactersYoutube
Idea 💡
21 days ago
Digital artist tries traditional oil, what I’ve learnt so far
Idea 💡
21 days ago
Studying Jane (lighting study)
Idea 💡
21 days ago
Making the cover of CDQ
Idea 💡
21 days ago
Reel - Using the pen tool for cleaner shapes up front (space dude)short form video
Working on it
9 months ago
    Business
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    Learning Youtube

    My ever growing list of youtube insights as I try to grow my channel

    Business
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    IG Reels can sometimes be a slow burn

    A little content experiement using IG reels with surprising results

    Business
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    Short form vertical content and changing media formats

    Short form content is an interesting beast, and here's my notes on it

    Business
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    Making $25k in a month and a half with my first info product

    Documenting the creation, launch, marketing, sales and everything in between of my first info product.

    The Youtube Journey

    Documenting my journey on building a Youtube Channel

    Still in the oven

    A little reminder to myself to finish this

    Live Streams, my experience so far

    Sharing how live streaming has been going on Youtube from the business and creative side

    Still in the oven

    A little reminder to myself to finish this

    Systematising Content Creation

    Producing more content, without burning out and going nuts in the process

    Still in the oven

    A little reminder to myself to finish this


Make Now Think Later Podcast

🎙 Peek behind the scenes of content creation

I'm co-host of a podcast Make Now Think Later where we talk about our journeys of creating content, building audiences and making a living from it

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Learn my process for stylized digital art

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This is a 7+ hour real-time walk-through filled with actionable, in-context explanations of my thoughts and techniques.