Meet the Artist – Jerry Bennett
When did you start drawing?
Since I was a very young child, drawing Star Wars ships back in 2nd grade!
What are your favorite things to draw?
I think I most enjoy drawing people, because I really enjoy creating all kinds of facial expressions, looks, different hair styles, and poses to place them in to make them relate to the world around them. But, I also love creating original creatures and robots, too.
Who are some of your artistic inspirations?
Much of my influence derives from comic artists like Arthur Adams and Michael Golden, and recently Stuart Immonen and Olivier Coipel. I’ve also been very inspired by the movie poster art of Drew Struzan.
Any projects you’re working on or looking forward to?
I’ve really been blessed to get some really fun work, drawing storyboards and character concept work for independent clients. I’m also enjoying all the licensed sketchcards I’ve been doing for Star Wars and MST3K trading cards, with sketchcards for a Marvel X-Men trading card set coming soon.
What’s a good way for fans to check out your work?