A New Creative…


Hello all you Panic-lovers out there.

Well… a few you have wondered what is the go with all the Jesus inspired Panics of late so now is the time to let you know the deal! 🙂

Around six months ago I began to question my long-held beliefs of “non-belief”. I had come to a dead-end in my atheistic, reductionist way of thinking and found something I had always been looking for in Christ. Believe me, it was a very confronting and uneasy time for me seeing I had all but discounted religion (and especially Christianity) as being a bunch of non-sense! But though many days and nights of reflection, study, YouTubing, Interwebbing and the like, what I had always been looking for was to be found (for me) in the Gospels.

For those who know me, I am not one to accept anything on word alone but in Christ I have found Truth… and now to introduce the new chapter in my illustrative life… A Creative Ministry. A place where I minister to the world through illustration and word. If you have any interest in the Good News or just like some sweet illustrative goodness, I would love for you to follow.

This doesn’t mean the end of the Creative Panic… I will still be posting illustrative goodness to this blog, but of a secular variety and all my “Jesus stuff” will be heading to http://www.acreativeministry.com

Thank you to all of you who continue to follow thecreativepanic.com!

Much love and God bless!


The End (#365/365)

Well, there you go… 365 illustrations in 365 days. It’s been a pretty crazy year and I am pretty happy to be finished! The project has definitely done what I wanted it to do, in that I have improved my illustrative technique. I wouldn’t say I’ve got heaps better but I definitely have become a lot quicker and more efficient in getting my ideas down.

As of today the site has had 173,700 views and 1,261 followers which is just awesome. I didn’t expect to have my work seen by that many people and I’d like to thank everyone who commented or just popped by to have a look! I’ve also done some pretty crazy series in the past year with Skeleton Headwear being the most prevalent but I’d say my favourite would be the Alien’s are Real series and the Versus series. My favourite all-time illustration would probably be Ferdinand the Bull although I have a tonne more that I really love.

As with everything creative, I also drew some pretty crap illustrations over the past year but I wont mention them here 🙂

What’s next for the Creative Panic you ask? Well, I am going to continue to draw and this blog will become the showcase for some much more detailed and polished illustrations as well as promoting my skills to land some sweet illustration jobs!

Once again, thanks to everyone who visited and commented on the blog and make sure you pop over to The Developed, my new project for 2012.

Ben Hood

The Bayou Bunch (#359/365)

Introducing the Bayou Bunch… that’s all I have to say about that!

Six Panic’s to go… but seeing I’m not very bright I have already begun another year-long project… thedeveloped.com :: 52 weeks / 52 photographs… check it out and subscribe if you want to receive it in your inbox every week for 52 whole… um, yeah… weeks.