Ben McDermott 

Artist Statement

I like to draw famous cartoon characters, cartoon animals, superheroes, mythical creatures, puppets, monsters, robots, and much more! My art is made from pencils, colored pencils, markers, and sharpies. I have many influences, and most come from cartoons and famous cartoonists both old and new. They include: Anime, videogames, Disney and Warner Bros. cartoons, Jay Ward, Jim Henson, Sid and Marty Krofft, Pixar, Dreamworks, Dr. Seuss, Richard Scarry, Dav Pickey, Charles Schultz, Bill Watterson, Jim Davis, Ub Iwerks, Max Fleischer, Alfred Harvey, George Herriman, Hayao Miyazaki, Craig McCracken, Total Television Productions, UPA cartoons, Don Martin, and Osamu Tezuka. My goals are to create more advanced drawings, create a character sheet, and learn to make three-dimensional characters.

Group Exhibitions

2019 Recent Works by the Artists at Fine Line Studios, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis MO

2018 Dog Days, Pieces Board Game Bar And Restaurant, St. Louis MO

Everything Blue II, Soulard Art Gallery, St. Louis MO

         Ceramics Exhibit, Lewis and Clark Branch Library, St. Louis MO

         Director’s Creativity Showcase, Missouri Mental Health Foundation, Jefferson City MO

Ben’s Selected Portfolio