Portfolio

The illustrated downtown Washington D.C. Map, Digital, 2021
“The secret maskless restaurants open for the Parisian elites”, 2021, Digital, 11×17″
Mockup of limited run of Collective Arts Toronto Beer “Outside Orbit”, 2021, Digital
Mars Ingenuity, 2021, Digital
Election, 2020, Digital, 17×11″
Post-Pandemic, 2021, Digital
Wildfires, 2020, Digital, 12.5×22″
“Can Sharks sense the Earth’s Magnetic Field?”, 2021, Digital
“Restart” Poster for the Montreux Jazz Festival, Digital, 2021
Monkey City, Digital, 11×17″, 2020
US Open 2020 Poster, 2019, Digital, 18x 24″
Tokyoiter Cover, 2020, Digital
“Catching The Surrey Tree Chopper”, 2021, Digital
The Secret Death Toll, Digital, 2019
Ed Holding Holden, 2021, Digital

About

Self-Portrait

Benjamin Butler is a professional freelance illustrator and designer working from Williamsburg, Virginia and Savannah, Georgia.  He has experience as a graphic design and illustration intern at SES Networks. He specializes in traditional painting, urban sketching, fashion illustration and editorial illustration.

Exhibitions

Upcoming/Ongoing

  • SCAD, SketchX Sketchbook Exhibition, Spring 2021 (Won Best Representation of Physical Environment Award)

Past

SOLO

  • La Plata Town Hall, with Shop 53 Gallery, 2017

GROUP

  • Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, 2020 Virtual Members Show, 7/10/20
  • SCAD, SketchX Online Sketchbook Exhibition, Spring 2020 (Won Best in Show, Best Representation of Physical Environment Award )
  • Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, Winter Small Works Show, 11/19/19-12/20/19 (Group)
  • SCAD Open Studio Night, Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA, 11/1/19-11/2/19
  • Stryker Center, Williamsburg, VA 9/6/19 – 11/22/19
  • Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, Regional Juried Show, 10/8/19-11/15/19
  • Foundations Honors Show, SCAD Wallin Hall, 2018
  • 7 up High School Competition,  Mattawoman Creek Art Gallery, 2017 (Won Best in Show)
  • 7 up High School Competition,  Mattawoman Creek Art Gallery, 2016 (Honorable Mention)
  • Fall Art Show, Waldorf West Library, Charles County Arts Alliance, 2016

Process

Character Design Process

Ideation This project was for ILLU 351 Contextual Character Design. I began by drawing 30 characters, 10 men, 10 women and 10 children. I then choose and refined the ones which I thought had the most potential. Refinement Following feedback, I developed my 3 chosen characters into these black and white comps in which their …

Editorial Illustration with Animated .gif

This digital illustration was for an assignment for Illu 321 (Animated Illustration). It is an editorial illustration for an article about the changing landscape of digital content. This illustration was always intended to be animated so planning for the animation was critical to the developmental process. The first step was to select a storyboard for …