Tuesday, 25 May 2010


I needed a break from something else I was working on today, so I painted another quick portrait, this time it's the writer Malcolm Gladwell. A bit wonky, but never mind.

Monday, 24 May 2010


I went to the British Museum for a wander and a sketch today. Two Indian sculptures from Tamil Nadu, and a couple of classical sculptures from somewhere I've forgotten.

Monday, 17 May 2010

A digi-coloured version.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Exeter Sketch

Some location sketches in Exeter from the past couple of days. I'd hoped to do a lot more, but kept getting thwarted by the rain. Something I haven't been doing nearly enough of recently. Need to take the paints out with me. The foreground building in the bottom image was a bit of a mess, so I erased the detail on good ol' PS.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


My old Clio has been replaced, so I thought I'd better sit out and draw the old thing before passing her on to some little scamp. 5 and a half years of (sometimes) reliable service. I've got to say, drawing close-up foreshortened cars is hard. She even passed the MOT this morning. I couldn't believe it. So, if anyone's looking for a nice little run-around motor, let me know...

Friday, 7 May 2010

I've finally managed to sort out my long-troublesome website email, so I now have a new email address, it being: ben@benjamintmills.co.uk. Give it a try!


A couple more portraits, again just from photo reference. I'm really trying to get into painting portraits again, as it's something I've neglected for a long while. Just playing around with the technique and trying to get the tones and features right. I added a still life alien toy to the top one.

More on the way.