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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 Storyboard Artist at Bento Box Atlanta, helping to build the third season of their hit series The Awesomes, streaming now on Hulu. Most recently published as an illustrator in Longshoreman of the Apocalypse, volume 10 of the Schlock Mercenary series by Howard Tayler.
Look, it's a new animation reel!

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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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
Wreck-ItRalph Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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c4rlos87 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 18, 2015  New member
Really want to buy some artwork from the way of kings, any suggestions where?
wahay Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Going through my old dA friends to see what's up. Seems you've been busy creating amazing work, as always! :D
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

Yeah, getting along day by day. Work here, work there, raise the kid, pay the bills. Life ain't too bad. :D
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
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.
narcoticdream Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Nice to see new stuff, missed your work man :)
PakdeMatt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Like your lines and character design, Watch!
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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