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benwhoski

Jessi Bencloski
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My Bio
Amateur nerd. Professional dork.

I don't update here as much as I used to, and only really do so with what I consider my best finished pieces. If you want to see more artwork from me including sketches and work in progress, I update more regularly at my Facebook page linked below.

I also post regularly as benwhoski on Instagram, but there the artwork posts share the profile with pictures of my cats and other miscellaneous nonsense.

Favourite TV Shows
Steven Universe, MASH, Father Brown, MST3K
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Barenaked Ladies, The Monkees
Favourite Writers
Peter S. Beagle, Diana Wynne Jones, Neil Gaiman
Favourite Games
Pokemon, Okami, Minecraft, Splatoon, Tetris99, Undertale
Favourite Gaming Platform
Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, PC
Tools of the Trade
Ink, Markers, Colored Pencil, Pyrography, and whatever else I can get my hands on
Other Interests
Art, Photography, Animation, Video Games, Comics

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Thank you for the critique!

Regarding the wings, they are not suppsoed to be black, but I can see why they look that way. When working with scratchboard, the black background is being scraped away to expose the white. So, essentially, I didn't do enough scratching. It's a challenge to scrape away enough without removing all of the detail. It's certainly something I'm still working on. :)
Celestial Sparkles
Thank you for the thoughtful critique. 

Actually, in this case, rather than it being an issue of a large image, I'm working on trading-card sized pieces, which I admit I've been having trouble setting up in terms of composition. Working at a small size definitely comes with some challenges I wasn't expecting.

More than anything, I'm glad someone other than me thought it was funny :)
ACEO Hunt of the Velociraptcorn
Thank you so much for the critique!

It wasn't exactly my first time drawing a sword, though I don't draw them very often.

I agree that the blade kind of gets lost in the background. I was having some trouble with the color scheme. I wanted it to be light and "airy" but this made it difficult to separate the blade from the rest. If I ever manage to finish the whole deck, I might go back and made some changes to the earlier cards before printing them, so your comments are very helpful!
Ace of Swords
Thank you so much for the critique! I do see what you mean about the beak. I realize looking at it now that the original does have a little more detail than the scan shows, but the issue is still there.
Ace of Wands
Thank you so much for the critique and your wonderfully kind words! *huge hugs*
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