See digital artist Ben Pruess at the next RAW showcase on Thursday, August 12th at Elevate Lounge in Los Angeles!

 

Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in England, and moved to California two years ago.

How did you first get started making art?
I started drawing and making games on my dad's Macintosh SE at around age 9.

How would you describe your aesthetic?
Psychedelic, spiritual, vibrant

From where do you draw inspiration for your work?
Partly science fiction, but mostly nature.

What do you love most about what you do?
Finishing a piece is uniquely fulfilling, and healing for me, in a way.

Do you engage in, or draw inspiration from, any other forms of art?
I play drums in a band, and piano. Music definitely affects me a lot, so it probably has some influence on the art I produce.

From start to finish, explain your process; what does a typical art-making day look like for you?
Sometimes pieces evolve slowly over months. Other times, I will start, and work non-stop for hours until they're finished. Some pieces arise from clear vision of the finished product, while others are more accidental. 

Medium of choice?
Digital