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Ben-G-Geldenhuys
Ben Geldenhuys
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
South Africa
I Know You Exist... by Mianguine Adobe Photoshop CS3 Stamp by angelslain Adobe Illustrator CS3 Stamp by angelslain Adobe Flash CS3 Stamp by angelslain In Design CS3 Stamp by angelslain Stamp-WacomCintiqUser by PVprojectResources Blood type O by HornedStorm animal artist, not furry by ohhperttylights

Psuedo artist, wannabe musician and overall dumbass. Hi I'm Ben and I draw, animate and design things.

I was born in Umtata, hand reared in Johannesburg and currently residing in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm a walking contradiction.

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Follow me on:

:icontumblrplz: - the-beardly-ben.tumblr.com/
:icontwitterplz: - twitter.com/benGgeldenhuys
:iconinstagramplz: - instagram.com/benny_behemoth/
Interests
  • Listening to: Author & Punisher
  • Reading: Guards! Guards!
  • Watching: Good Mythical Morning
  • Playing: The Binding of Issac & BROFORCE
  • Eating: home-made spaghetti and mince
  • Drinking: ... more like on a caffeiene drip.
[since no-one reads, TLDR version below.  You won't be able to miss it]

Hey internet. :wave:


As you may (more likely not) have noticed, I'm not very active on DA lately.  This is only partly due to work commitments and mainly due to not really seeing the point of this site anymore.

For those who were born yesterday, this site has been on a steady decline for a while now.  I can hardly call this a professional looking portfolio that I can send to clients for review, there are FAR better platforms to serve that purpose.  The final nail in the coffin for me to type this up is when I submitted my last 2 or 3 pieces during the course of this month and it gained very little traction, especially after one of them garnered close to 800 notes on tumblr (I don't get those kind of numbers that often, but more often than on DA).  

Now this leads me to think of 2 reasons why this is happening:

1 - I don't draw NEARLY enough porn if at all.
2- People have moved on from using DA on a day-to-day basis as a part of their daily routine.

In reality, other social media sites have taken over and the need for a DA profile as an artist is a thing of the past.  Hell, it's as simple as snapping a picture with your phone and sharing it on twitter or instagram and it's out there for the world to see.  Rather than spending 30 minutes to an hour uploading, categorising, tagging and adding to a gazillion groups in hopes of getting at least 1 view or a favourite and perhaps, when you're lucky, a comment.

Now, DESPITE saying all of this, I'm not going to leave DA.  There are still some decent people here and I've got a tiny bit of a following.  Though I am going to treat DA as just an obligation, the last place to update once I do my rounds on my portfolio and social media.  

If you'd like to stay in touch, you can follow me on  Tumblr (the-beardly-ben.tumblr.com/), Twitter ( twitter.com/benGgeldenhuys), Instagram (instagram.com/benny_behemoth/) and Behance (www.behance.net/bengeldenhuys)

Cool, so yeah.  See you on the interwebs I guess.

Peace


~ Beardly Ben - out.

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- Being on DA is pointless 
- Though I'm not leaving
- But I'm obligated to use it as a part of my online presence

AND

Follow me on:


:icontumblrplz:  the-beardly-ben.tumblr.com/
:icontwitterplz:   twitter.com/benGgeldenhuys
:iconinstagramplz:  instagram.com/benny_behemoth/


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RabbitRunes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019  Professional General Artist
What up dude! fellow Viking South African artist here. 

Awesome page and awesome art, sorry to hear you are just as annoyed with DA as me... its kinda lost the plot... its also hard to find good artists in DA. 

But keep it up buddy, art has got to have some bullshit suffering or grievance... or else it's not art. HA!

I'm an artist based in Joburg, It's a meh City.

Check out my crap page sometime and share and make more of your art, that's how we keep DA alive.
LychWitch, RabbitRunes by RabbitRunes  
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Ben-G-Geldenhuys Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Heyo! Good to see another SA boi out there in the interweb :D

Yeah, if you're referring to that journal entry of 2015, I was in a pretty pessimistic space. Things have calmed down slightly since then and I grew up a little more I guess ;p though I still don't really treat this site as a portfolio. It's more of a show-and-tell kind of deal now? IDK, still kind of a weird site nowadays that's been through so many iterations.

Which part of Joburg? I grew up in Midrand and lived there for 20 years before moving to CT in 2010. I still have a lot of friends and family there that still makes it feel like coming home whenever I visit.
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019
...a very happy birthday to you...hope all is well for you and yours..=3
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Ben-G-Geldenhuys Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Feihime Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019   General Artist
Spideypool - Happy Birthday 1Spideypool - Happy Birthday 2 
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Ben-G-Geldenhuys Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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WickusE Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday man!
I hope it turns out to be an awesome year for you :D
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Ben-G-Geldenhuys Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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KRMi-e Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :-)
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Ben-G-Geldenhuys Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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