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Planet Mercenary RPG - The Queltro by Inkthinker Planet Mercenary RPG - The Queltro :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 105 9 WiP180211 by Inkthinker WiP180211 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 190 20 Death Is Not Cruel, Merely Terribly Effective by Inkthinker Death Is Not Cruel, Merely Terribly Effective :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 841 46 Stormlight - Chasmfriend by Inkthinker Stormlight - Chasmfriend :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 133 26 Bartkira test 02 by Inkthinker Bartkira test 02 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 461 63 Bartkira test 03 by Inkthinker Bartkira test 03 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 426 37 BARTKIRA test 01 by Inkthinker BARTKIRA test 01 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 88 11 Mistborn RPG - Burning Pewter by Inkthinker Mistborn RPG - Burning Pewter :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 248 12 SCHLOOPS 06 by Inkthinker SCHLOOPS 06 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 21 1 SCHLOOPS 05 by Inkthinker SCHLOOPS 05 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 18 2 SCHLOOPS 04 by Inkthinker SCHLOOPS 04 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 17 0 Mistborn RPG - Alloy Heroic Archetypes by Inkthinker Mistborn RPG - Alloy Heroic Archetypes :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 319 18 Mistborn RPG - Alloy of Law Cover by Inkthinker Mistborn RPG - Alloy of Law Cover :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 147 18 Darksiders II - Skeleton Kill by Inkthinker Darksiders II - Skeleton Kill :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 106 12 Stormlight - Chasmfiend by Inkthinker Stormlight - Chasmfiend :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 182 4 Mistborn - Flight by Inkthinker Mistborn - Flight :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 175 5
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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oO Panda kid Oo by pacman23 oO Panda kid Oo :iconpacman23:pacman23 1,331 154 Wandering by osiris-xero Wandering :iconosiris-xero:osiris-xero 253 37 OkiiJijinMaquetteFinal by MumboJumbo OkiiJijinMaquetteFinal :iconmumbojumbo:MumboJumbo 2,579 772 Howdy Miss Peony by mr-mister Howdy Miss Peony :iconmr-mister:mr-mister 1,071 381 High Noon Hijinks by MonkeySeed High Noon Hijinks :iconmonkeyseed:MonkeySeed 877 119 Nin-frog-jitisu by Lysol-Jones Nin-frog-jitisu :iconlysol-jones:Lysol-Jones 181 17 NOMAD by elspike-o NOMAD :iconelspike-o:elspike-o 332 60 Emma Frost- The White Queen by diablo2003 Emma Frost- The White Queen :icondiablo2003:diablo2003 6,413 797 Ultimate Combat by MathieuBeaulieu Ultimate Combat :iconmathieubeaulieu:MathieuBeaulieu 1,059 154 cover sketch by ChristianNauck cover sketch :iconchristiannauck:ChristianNauck 20 36 Fridgid by Lysol-Jones Fridgid :iconlysol-jones:Lysol-Jones 235 28 Turry the terrapin by Lysol-Jones Turry the terrapin :iconlysol-jones:Lysol-Jones 188 27 snow white by loish snow white :iconloish:loish 6,154 653 Light in the Shadows by theCHAMBA Light in the Shadows :iconthechamba:theCHAMBA 450 144 + Koronei + by korone + Koronei + :iconkorone:korone 637 115 Opencanvas 1.1 -- Coloring by KaRzA-76 Opencanvas 1.1 -- Coloring :iconkarza-76:KaRzA-76 110 20
A collection of my favourite works, created by other members of the DeviantArt Community who draw better than me.
This is my personal jealousy box. Check 'em out.


Ben McSweeney
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
A production artist specializing in the development of animation, sequential art, concept art, narrative and character illustration since 1995.

Currently serving as a Storyboard Artist with Bardel Entertainment in Kelowna, BC. Previously a Lead Animator on Season 3 of Rick & Morty, and a Storyboard Artist and Animator with Bento Box, Floyd County and Awesome Incorporated. Most recently published as an illustrator in Oathbringer, third in the epic "Stormlight Archive" series of novels by Brandon Sanderson.
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 minerals pressed into pulped and pressed 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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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
Hey there! Hope your birthday was a good one! I would've replied sooner, but I was busy at the time. :/
blacksad87 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
+1 fan ? yes sir !
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Happy birthday! :D
birthdays Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018

:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's March 5th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:


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JJJMadness Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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genocidecutter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Like what i see
Cosmic-Demigod Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time, your artwork is in my eye’s, the best in the whole world!, you rock 👍
ArturoJCB1996 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got a question:
I'm currently writing a book about a zombie apocalypse with my own twist to it and I was wondering I could commission some artwork with you?
I really love the artwork you have here <3 :D
Knightfall1972 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Ben,

I was looking for any of the artists who did the interior work on MEG's Bluffside books including the Dry Land sourcebook. I noticed you have two images in your Old Work gallery that were for the Bluffside book. Do you have any of the images from Dry Land that you could put up?

I'm running an online Bluffside pbp game, and one of my players is curious to know what the Dragori look like.

Any help would be appreciated.
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhhhh, man! I did have some Dragori images, but that's going sooooo far back!!

I'm not sure if I have anything in my old files, but I'll do a quick dig around. If I can't find anything, they mostly looked like your usual dragonkin. Scaly, long tails, no wings, reverse articulated legs, humanoid faces and wing-like structures over the ears.

At least, that's best as I can recall. Man, that's some of my very first RPG work ever. Wow!
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