Hello everyone, my name is Ben Pannell and I’m an illustrator living outside Philadelphia with my wife Adrienne (featured below) and two cats.

I painted these images in February as a birthday present for her. I wanted to give myself a monthly challenge, something I’d never done before. I used three programs: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 and Clip Studio Paint. I’d create the sketch in Clip Studio (for the smooth, buttery lines) and do the actual painting in Photoshop. Illustrator came in whenever there was any text or patterns.

The theme changed every day. There was no list to follow except for a bunch of random ideas in my head. Adrienne said I could do anything as long as her mom would be able to see it. She only ever requested one theme, and that was English Garden. I’d wake up in the early morning and get to work. Every day for a month. Some took only a couple hours but more than a few took all day; sometimes 9 - 10 hours.

I had a lot of fun painting my wife every day. I became a faster and more competent illustrator because of these. Adrienne seemed to like it too.

More info: benpannell.com

#1 Crazy Cat Lady

Crazy Cat Lady


C M 1 year ago

Story of my life, every day...

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#2 Miniature Morning

Miniature Morning


Galeanthropy2017 1 year ago

This one is sweet. :)

#3 Chocolate Vampire

Chocolate Vampire


Marzo Florida 1 year ago

Me on so many levels

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#4 Fancy Dancer

Fancy Dancer


#5 Soon To Be Horror Movie Victim

Soon To Be Horror Movie Victim


#6 Absolutely Bad-Ass (Her Birthday)

Absolutely Bad-Ass (Her Birthday)


Maddie Myers 1 year ago

Omg I love this!

#7 Super Secret Spy

Super Secret Spy


Steve Bowman 1 year ago

Wow, retro spy with floppy disk.

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#8 Superhero (Garden Gal)

Superhero (Garden Gal)


ChubbySquid 1 year ago

That must be an itchy cape .-.

#9 World Country Stereotype

World Country Stereotype


#10 Wild West Woman Concerned For The Fate Of Her Gunslinger

Wild West Woman Concerned For The Fate Of Her Gunslinger


#11 White-Belt Moves

White-Belt Moves


Caz Craske 1 year ago

Love the style of this one.

#12 English Garden

English Garden


Amir Ally 1 year ago


#13 Biggest Fear

Biggest Fear


DaisyAppreciation 1 year ago

"Sneaky snek pit" 😖 I love it so much

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#14 Pirate Booty

Pirate Booty


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#15 St. Valentine's Monster

St. Valentine's Monster


#16 Dragon Slayer

Dragon Slayer


Georgia 1 year ago

She Booped the Snoop!

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