Angel’s art – by Ben Angel

Ben’s back for his third feature! If you missed the previous two, they can be found here (outfit shoot 1) and here (biker outfit). This is just a post to introduce you to his art (I am a fan) and to help him get his art into the world. I hope you’d like to take the time to read this article.
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Angel’s art

This time it’s a little different. As well as being in front of the camera, he also produces some pretty cool art.
I caught up with Ben to hear a little more behind his latest project.
Ben: “I’ve been into art for as long as I can remember, from my early school years to studying art into my college years. Over the last 2 years any chance I got I would draw up some portraits of various celebrities but didn’t feel like I was pushing myself enough, but at the same time having no idea what I could do to push myself!
This current project involving Zentangle and Mandala art on canvas started early this year at a time I was at my worst.”
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Anxiety and depression

Ben: “Anxiety and depression are quite honestly the only reasons this project started. I needed something to take my mind away from reality. It relaxes me, settles me, keeps my brain happy and gives me something to work towards with reward. In some ways I thank the anxiety for bringing this talent out of me, I have to think about the positives from the negative and that keeps me going!”

“I would urge anyone struggling with the same problems to think about picking up a pencil or paint brush, you’d be amazed by what it can do for you! For me it only started as a distraction from myself but now i can say the dream is to one day eventually have enough pieces produced to have my own exhibition”

Zentangle and Mandala art

For anyone that doesn’t know or even heard what Zentangle art is; Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. While Zentangle is traditionally drawn on square paper in black and white, Zentagle Inspired Art or ZIA refers to the use of Zentangle patterns to create artwork in colour, on alternative surfaces, and more.

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You can follow Ben’s journey here on instagram – @angels_._art
or stay up to date on his travels and modelling here – @ben_angel

Go to his Facebook page BenAngelsArt here

Check for updates on his website (click) where you can even purchase items.
At least have a look you guys, it’s worth it! Show some support to my friend Ben.

I hope this inspired you as much as it did me! I’ve met Ben several years ago and it’s great to see him developing into the man he is today. A person who I respect a lot. Let me know your thoughts about Angel’s art!



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  • Reply
    15 November 2017 at 11:07

    That’s beautful! Nice how being creative can heal your soul also, besides having something else to focus on.

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    Anja Laemers
    15 November 2017 at 13:57

    Wow…. Very creative. I don’t know if I would find the patience to draw all the lines and little details.

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    nicole orriens
    15 November 2017 at 15:21

    Wow, that is beautiful! I would never be able to draw that beautifully! I’m impressed.

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    15 November 2017 at 15:44

    This is soooo beautiful, I love the details en the monochrome colours. This could be something I would hang at home.

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    Laura Martens
    15 November 2017 at 16:04

    Looks really good! Also very beautiful photo’s!!

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    15 November 2017 at 16:14

    Wow it’s beautiful! Love his artwork, wish I could draw this good

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    Natalie Vanheers
    15 November 2017 at 17:28

    Not really a big fan of mandela shapes; but I do love the way he draws so precisely!

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    15 November 2017 at 18:05

    Wow, just wow! I love his artwork, it’s so beautiful and inspiring! The mandela are so precisely!

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    15 November 2017 at 20:37

    Wauw, that is so beautiful. I really love this kind of artwork! ?

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    15 November 2017 at 21:40

    Dear Sabine, thanks for sharing this. The art is so beautiful and original and the story behind it is inspiring. Overcoming depression with art, wauw! Keep it up Ben! X

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    15 November 2017 at 22:06

    Wauw, Such great work and looks like a lot of work. Amazing!!!!

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    Leny van der Knaap
    15 November 2017 at 23:21

    Amazing, i love this kind of pictures, verry Nice ?

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    16 November 2017 at 10:04

    Wow that is just gorgeous. Went to visit his website and what beautiful portraits does he also do.

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    16 November 2017 at 10:10

    Very inspiring story behind these awesome pieces of art! Well Ben, you’re a very talented guy, good it helps you feel better also. And Sabine thanks for sharing x

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    17 November 2017 at 10:25

    This looks amazing. From afar it looks simple, but then upclose you see all those little details. Beautifull!

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    17 November 2017 at 10:39

    It’s really my style but it looks very nice! Great work

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    Esther Perfors
    17 November 2017 at 10:55

    Beautiful and impressive work! Real art, love it!

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    17 November 2017 at 18:47

    His art is so beautiful! It’s a beautiful way of expressing your emotions and I’m glad to read drawing helped him during his period of depression and an anxiety.

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    18 November 2017 at 19:50

    Wauw, da’s echt wel heel cool!

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    19 November 2017 at 21:57

    Very nice! Would like to have a black & white version on my white wall.

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      Ben Angel
      20 November 2017 at 10:11

      Hi Susan

      Get in touch if you’d like something especially made for you ?

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    23 November 2017 at 13:46

    I love it!

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    8 December 2017 at 12:12

    Wauw! Ik wou dat ik ook zo een mooie mandala’s kon tekenen! Ze zijn echt prachtig!

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