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About Traditional Art / Professional Ben YockelMale/United States Groups :icontrees-with-character: Trees-With-character
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Shock Factor by CinderBlockStudios Shock Factor :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 4 0 Floating Oasis by CinderBlockStudios Floating Oasis :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 6 0 Exploring Pierpont Canyon by CinderBlockStudios Exploring Pierpont Canyon :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 10 2 Big Sister by CinderBlockStudios Big Sister :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 9 0 Tower of the Sun by CinderBlockStudios Tower of the Sun :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 6 0 That Which Buries, Also Call Forth by CinderBlockStudios That Which Buries, Also Call Forth :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 6 1 The Core and The Factory by CinderBlockStudios The Core and The Factory :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 7 1 Microworld Enclave by CinderBlockStudios Microworld Enclave :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 4 0 Arise and Fall by CinderBlockStudios Arise and Fall :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 8 2 Exploring the Amethyst Caverns by CinderBlockStudios Exploring the Amethyst Caverns :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 6 0 Luminescent Histories by CinderBlockStudios Luminescent Histories :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 3 0 Shaped By The Gale by CinderBlockStudios Shaped By The Gale :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 5 0 Amber Cascades by CinderBlockStudios Amber Cascades :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 5 0 Path of Fallen Heroes by CinderBlockStudios Path of Fallen Heroes :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 6 1 The Beacon by CinderBlockStudios The Beacon :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 6 1 Birth of the Ocean by CinderBlockStudios Birth of the Ocean :iconcinderblockstudios:CinderBlockStudios 9 0
Most recent Works...tell me what you think.


Dead morning by vimark Dead morning :iconvimark:vimark 725 34 Bear Bus (Totoro Cat Bus Inspired) by sebreg Bear Bus (Totoro Cat Bus Inspired) :iconsebreg:sebreg 133 16 Free Puerto Rico reference pictures by noahbradley Free Puerto Rico reference pictures :iconnoahbradley:noahbradley 54 5 repose by Verlidaine repose :iconverlidaine:Verlidaine 927 21 Enchanted Lake by JJcanvas Enchanted Lake :iconjjcanvas:JJcanvas 1,595 39 Underneath The Rusty Factory by TomTC Underneath The Rusty Factory :icontomtc:TomTC 2,541 145 Commission: Arabic Street by ExitMothership Commission: Arabic Street :iconexitmothership:ExitMothership 158 20 Frost Valley by JJcanvas Frost Valley :iconjjcanvas:JJcanvas 1,276 20 WizardsTower01 by andreasrocha WizardsTower01 :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,932 18 hidden view by umbatman hidden view :iconumbatman:umbatman 685 39 Black-and-orange flycatcher by V354Cephei Black-and-orange flycatcher :iconv354cephei:V354Cephei 172 38 Spearfishing by cobaltplasma Spearfishing :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 1,532 64 Lone Survivor by cobaltplasma Lone Survivor :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 604 41 Forgotten landsI by JJcanvas Forgotten landsI :iconjjcanvas:JJcanvas 1,196 11 Ancient Aliens by JJcanvas Ancient Aliens :iconjjcanvas:JJcanvas 731 18 Apocalypse by ThemeFinland Apocalypse :iconthemefinland:ThemeFinland 900 15
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I have to say among the other critique items here on dA this piece really caught my attention! Aside from being a sucker for acrylics I...

I can see that you are a beginner so I will go easy on you here. The concept is here, the execution is only in your lack of experience....

After browsing through items to critique this one caught my attention. The piece has a very unique mood to it while embodying both old ...

This piece has a lot going for it! The colors work together nicely and the composition is very well balanced. the textural relationship...


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Ben Yockel
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Born, raised, and currently living just north of Pittsburgh, PA, Ben Yockel’s work is influenced by 19th century realism and inspired by his fellow contemporaries in the movie and video game industries (ie. Concept Art). Entering the public art market in 2012 Yockel is primarily self taught, finding most of his growth while attending college for Theology and Philosophy. With the use of bright vibrant colors, contrasting values, and adventurous imagery, Yockel finds that each piece should tell a unique story allowing the viewer to be transported to a new world. He believes that everyone will see something different in a piece of art, and feels his work is not different in this respect. However, creating work that inspires others is the challenge he sees in making something new. He also takes great pride in teaching art to aspiring artists via. Youtube.

Yockel is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists Guild, the Red Fish Bowl (A collection of Pittsburgh area artists), and his work can be seen around the city of Pittsburgh as well as online.

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So I've finally caved and joined instagram. I've avoided it for years but I figure I don't have anything to lose by trying to expand my reach a little in the new year. I've kept away from it mostly due to the insane volume of artists who's work gets ripped off of that site (also the only "mobile" device I have is the tablet which limits my ability to upload at all). So to ensure my art isn't being stolen I won't post any completed pieces there, just WIPs and sketches. Plus photos I've taken that don't really have a place anywhere else.

If you guys are interested in following me over there it's just "cinderblockstudios" like everywhere else.

Happy New Year!
  • Listening to: Sister Hazel
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Drinking: Orange Juice

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ArtJournal77 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:Lotus: - NaNoEmo moonflower F2U Peachy Rose
oldstreetblues Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Have read your comment on Xrisoka's feedback. I'm already wondering where your moral right comes from. And where do you think to judge the people, which you do not know in the end. Maybe you should look at yourself in the Spigel and ask yourself the question, I can between fictitious story
or reality, or not.
I think you have to learn a lot in your life.
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
...what post are you referring to? I lose track of stuff easily.
oldstreetblues Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, do not be angry with me, but if after a few days you no longer know who you have written comments, we leave it. I have my point on the subject of whether Xrisoka is on the wrong side or not written, so it is done for me. I still wish you a nice day, it should only make you think - nothing else ....sorry for my english.

Hope84Point5 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday (again!) :)
ArtJournal77 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
:BlackEyedSusan: - NaNoEmo 09 :LilyoftheValley: 
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
thunderox Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I have to thank you here for creating such a good eBook for beginners.
It really helped me :) 
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! I haven't gotten a ton of feedback from people that have used it so I'm really glad you found if of use!
thunderox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem dude!
I'm here if you need something :D
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