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Yvonne
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Yvonne
« I went to a weekly drawing class run by Ben for over a year. He was a great tutor. Friendly, reliable and encouraging, he was always enthusiastic and full of good ideas to help improve my drawing skills. »
£10/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Ben
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Cartooning
  • Comic strips
  • Caricature
  • Manga
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional illustrator offering teaching in illustration, realistic drawing, comics, manga and more.

Methodology

I am 26 and offer lessons to people of all abilities, whether it be a child of 4 or an adult of 94. I have many topics pre-planned with steps lined out, but I can plan new lessons based on the desires of the student(s). I have tutorial sheets I have made that can be used as well for further reference.

Background

I am a professional illustrator and drawing tutor. For the past four years, I have been working in freelance illustration as well as teach drawing skills in after school clubs and classes for all ages. I graduated from an Animation degree with a First.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for online lessons : £10/h

Details

I do not drive (yet) so the travelling rates will vary depending on how much the public transport is and if it takes me a long time to get to where you are. The price stated is subject to change depending on whether it's an individual or group. Thank you.

Lessons offered by Ben
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Cartooning
  • Comic strips
  • Caricature
  • Manga
Levels
  • All Levels

Ben's CV

Tutoring
- Drawing Club/Making Comics Club: after school clubs at primary schools in Chester - Jan 2016 – present
- English In Chester language school drawing classes: teaching drawing skills to students learning English
July 2016, June, July 2017, February – August 2018
- Funky Aardvark Drawing Class: teaching drawing skills to adults of all of ages - Nov 2015 – May 2017
- Self-employed Photoshop tutoring: Sept – Oct 2014

Freelance Design
- Cartoon style Christ Church, Chester flyer - August 2018
- Comic wedding invitation - April 2018
- Commissioned pencil drawing of Wonder Woman - August 2016
- Commissioned pencil drawing of client’s parents - September 2016
- Cartoons for ActivePPP, a business training company - March 2015 – May 2016
- Flyer designs for the children’s groups of Wesley Church, Chester - July 2015
- Poster for renewing of rural areas – Sustrans - Sept 2014
- Posters of the history of St. Paul’s Church, Chester - Aug 2014

Animation
- Animated short film director: Jiangnan University, China - March 2013
- Animated commercial director/writer/story artist: Preston City Council - Jan-April 2013
- Animated commercial writer/story artist/animator: Chog Zoo Animation - Sept-Dec 2012

Web Design
- Assisting a web developer in generating an artistic look for a website: QS Services - July 2015

Photography
- Photographing a community renewing rural areas: Sustrans - Oct 2014, Dec 2015 – Feb 2016

Self-published comics
- Ben Bernard-Smith Presents... - 2017
- Denna's Day Out: Morning's Missive - 2018

Education
University of Central Lancashire: Animation Degree – First Class

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Yvonne

I went to a weekly drawing class run by Ben for over a year. He was a great tutor. Friendly, reliable and encouraging, he was always enthusiastic and full of good ideas to help improve my drawing skills.

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