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A collection of animation and illustrations created for clients both commercial and private, from my most recent works to as far back as 2003 and beyond. For more information on the clients or process behind each composition, check out the Artist's Comments section, and please feel free to leave comments or questions of your own.

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A collection of my favourite works, created by other members of the DeviantArt Community who draw better than me.
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Ben McSweeney
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
A production artist specializing in the development of animation, sequential art, concept art, narrative and character illustration since 1995. Lately serving as a Key Animator at Bento Box Atlanta, helping to build the second season of their hit series The Awesomes, streaming now on Hulu. Most recently published as an illustrator in Words of Radiance, the NYT #1 bestseller by Brandon Sanderson.
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Examples of animated content produced from 2005-2014. Mostly new footage, but there's a few old bits I just can't give up. :D

In all of the traditionally-animated sequences collected here I served as Key Animator, if not full Animator. Often that's included the choreography and layout of the action as well a drawing the frames. Scenes for The Awesomes were produced in Toonboom Harmony, all other sequences animated with Photoshop and composed in AfterEffects (sequences prior to 2007 produced with finely-ground rocks and wood shavings).

For Darksiders II I acted as the Cinematics Director, coordinating and guiding the production of animated story sequences. Sequences were animated by teams both internal as well as outsourced, domestic and international. Animation for these sequences were produced either by the dedicated crew at Plastic Wax Australia or the talented team at Vigil Games (circa 2012, now scattered).

Sequences were animated by keys (no mocap) in 3DS Max and imported to the engine, actively integrating live assets within the game to allow for custom appearances and seamless transitions from cinematic to gameplay. It's tricky stuff, man, buy me a drink sometime and I'll tell you all about it.


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Life continues to be interesting, and eventful. 2015 marks the start of many new adventures.

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Arlowa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Just acquired the new Mistborn rule books and I must say...
Your illustrations are once again amazing. I'm so very impressed. So happy to own these books! <3
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I always have a good time working on that content. Even when it's tough, it's still awesome fun to do.
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narcoticdream Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Nice to see new stuff, missed your work man :)
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PakdeMatt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Like your lines and character design, Watch!
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RoninKai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incoming fave spam! making my way through your gallery :) surprised it took me this long to come across your work
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ccs1989 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Found out about you from your work on Stormlight. I'm reading the second book now. Nice illustrations and animation! I like the designs for the Shardplate.
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The Plate designs were tough, and it's always gratifying to hear when they're liked.

I expect I'll illustrate them a lot more before this is all over and done with. :D
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birleone Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Really ur good. pardon for asking but are u Japanese 
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No, I'm from the States. Florida, actually.
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PactMaker Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsparkelsplz::iconslashshine::iconsparkelsplz:


ASDFASDGH

Your work is so awesome! :iconmahfeelzplz:

I can't believe that I just now found out about you.

I don't know how that's even possible,
but I'm sure I'll be able to forgive myself later. :iconohoho-plz:


And your animations...
                                   They're just so~ :iconhhhhplz:


Anyway, keep up the great work! :iconsmile-luplz:
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