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Ben's Red Pencil Girls

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Ben Prenevost

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An art book of female figure drawings and portrait sketches illustrated in red pencil by Ben Prenevost.
Backers: 128
Average Pledge Per Backer: $37

Funded: $4,783 of $8,000
Dates: Oct 23rd -> Nov 28th (36 days)
Project By: Ben Prenevost
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Keep in touch!

November 27th - via:
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Thank you backers!

November 26th - via:
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New Black Friday Special

November 22nd - via:
A quick update to let you all know I’ve posted a new reward tier today for the last 5 days of the campaign. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! ☺️  (Read More)

A lot goes into a red pencil drawing

November 20th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Hi everyone!  Just want to share a little more of my drawing process and some thoughts that came about while watching this video... Some... (Read More)

Saying Hello (video from my Instagram)

November 19th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Hi everybody!  Just wanted to introduce myself on camera even though it is really difficult for me to talk on camera.  I made this little... (Read More)

Adriana Lima

November 17th - via:
I started a drawing of vs angel, Adrian Lima tonight. Not a bad likeness for a small drawing. This should be pretty cool looking when I’m done. It’ll be a half body illustration. Best! Benny P  (Read More)


November 15th - via:
In collaboration with 35mmMagazine I have created this new red pencil illustration based on a photo of @angelin_a_michelle shot by @NickSabatalo.  This was a tricky pose to recreate and I drew the entire piece upside down to help force my eye to... (Read More)

Otto Schmidt Print, Supermodels and VS Angels!

November 14th - via:
I have now created 3 stretch goals we can unlock if we make the initial funding goal!   Otto Schmidt Art: I was going to make Otto's print an add-on, but it would be confusing so at only $72 over the funding goal his print will unlock to all... (Read More)

The 90's Supermodels

November 12th - via:
If we can make it to the funding goal we can unlock Stretch Goals!  At $8090 the 90's Supermodels return and will be drawn in red and included in the book!  Which 90's supermodels do you want to see me draw?  (Read More)

Guest artist print coming soon!

November 8th - via:
Coming soon to my project is a wonderful red pencil girl print illustrated by the incomparable and extremely skilled artist, Otto Schmidt!!!🙌❤️!!! Follow his work on  (Read More)

Oops I did it again

November 4th - via:
If nothing else, all these updates and revisions show I really care about this project and want it to be it’s best. I need your input! As a backer, would you be happy with a glossy softcover instead of the sketchbook wire binding? Please look at... (Read More)

Revised cover look!

November 4th - via:
I think this is much better, fashion-focused fit for my Red Pencil Girls sketchbook cover.  I really hope you all like it!  After the cover design update the red wire-o binding was looking out of place so I went with black. I am wondering if I may... (Read More)

new cover idea

November 3rd - via:
I decided, with the help of some followers, to update the design of my book cover. I started working on it today. It’s much more fashion-focused and I think fits 90% of the red pencil art inside the book better than my original idea which was... (Read More)

New art!

October 29th - via:
New fashion sketches. Polish model, Kamila and Viktoria from Russia.  (Read More)

New drawing tutorial in the book!

October 26th - via:
I've decided to create a drawing tutorial to print in the book.  I have some helpful tips to share that should help you on your drawing journey.  It is going to take some time to create the tutorial but I should have it done by the end of the... (Read More)

Making of a red drawing: UFC champ, Rose Namajunas

October 26th - via:
 I'll be honest, this one started out pretty badly, but I worked through it and finished with something I am pretty happy with.  This drawing features rough sketching and careful line hatching and I finished off the electricity with a little white... (Read More)

Day 1 recap

October 24th - via:
Thanks to all who visited my campaign and backed my project! We passed $800! :)  It was really great to see the early response for my project! Please also consider sharing my Kickstarter on your social media and in instagram or facebook stories and... (Read More)

Thank you day 1 early backers!

October 23rd - via:
Thank you so much for pledging right away!  It really means a lot to me.  Here is a new sketch I finished last night that will be included in the book and I will be drawing more throughout the campaign!  (Read More)

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