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Planet Mercenary RPG - The Queltro by Inkthinker Planet Mercenary RPG - The Queltro :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 115 10 WiP180211 by Inkthinker WiP180211 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 198 20 Death Is Not Cruel, Merely Terribly Effective by Inkthinker Death Is Not Cruel, Merely Terribly Effective :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 842 47 Stormlight - Chasmfriend by Inkthinker Stormlight - Chasmfriend :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 139 26 Bartkira test 02 by Inkthinker Bartkira test 02 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 462 63 Bartkira test 03 by Inkthinker Bartkira test 03 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 427 37 BARTKIRA test 01 by Inkthinker BARTKIRA test 01 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 89 11 Mistborn RPG - Burning Pewter by Inkthinker Mistborn RPG - Burning Pewter :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 250 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 323 18 Mistborn RPG - Alloy of Law Cover by Inkthinker Mistborn RPG - Alloy of Law Cover :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 149 18 Darksiders II - Skeleton Kill by Inkthinker Darksiders II - Skeleton Kill :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 110 12 Stormlight - Chasmfiend by Inkthinker Stormlight - Chasmfiend :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 188 4 Mistborn - Flight by Inkthinker Mistborn - Flight :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 174 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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Ree Reference Sheet. by Endling Ree Reference Sheet. :iconendling:Endling 16,933 1,517 Mountain Tech Base by Hideyoshi Mountain Tech Base :iconhideyoshi:Hideyoshi 944 156 Everafter 25 - 27. by Endling Everafter 25 - 27. :iconendling:Endling 616 81 Schizo_99_Character_design by Wardyworks Schizo_99_Character_design :iconwardyworks:Wardyworks 7 9 Japanese_Gardens - Location by Wardyworks Japanese_Gardens - Location :iconwardyworks:Wardyworks 14 8 Ahjuutal Rising by RalphHorsley Ahjuutal Rising :iconralphhorsley:RalphHorsley 1,787 285 KINKIN  RECOLOURED by FLOWERZZXU KINKIN RECOLOURED :iconflowerzzxu:FLOWERZZXU 237 27 Pepper Robot II by Artgerm Pepper Robot II :iconartgerm:Artgerm 37,598 3,950 Leviticus Cross by -seed- Leviticus Cross :icon-seed-:-seed- 642 76 Marvel's VALKYRIE, rough by AdamWarren Marvel's VALKYRIE, rough :iconadamwarren:AdamWarren 227 33 Secret CAPCOM Pinup - Dante by nJoo Secret CAPCOM Pinup - Dante :iconnjoo:nJoo 8,230 697 One Piece Guitars by arnistotle One Piece Guitars :iconarnistotle:arnistotle 1,090 134 Coilgun Love by deadbear Coilgun Love :icondeadbear:deadbear 819 121 steam hunter page 4080 by bordon steam hunter page 4080 :iconbordon:bordon 91 13 spell 99 by bordon spell 99 :iconbordon:bordon 148 21 biker by mistake by bordon biker by mistake :iconbordon:bordon 174 23
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.

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Ben McSweeney
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Canada
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.
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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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Knightfall1972 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's the Bluffside game on The Piazza: www.thepiazza.org.uk/bb/viewto…
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Happy birthday! :D
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birthdays Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
: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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This birthday greeting was brought to you by: Ashofta :squee:
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JTGrimm Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! Just dropping you a quick note to let you know that you're missed here (in case you wondered). I hope the absence has been because you've just been dripping with work that has kept your pen moving and your bank account healthy. Cheers!
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birthdays Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
: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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This birthday greeting was brought to you by: Zinhanu :squee:
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy early Birthday! :happy birthday: by iDJPanda
:iconflyingheartsplz: birthday cake by Chibivillecute :iconflyingheartsplz:
Have a wonderful day! Best wishes,
Cristina. :happybounce:
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bunnimation Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Jeebys Ben, That Reel is incredible. I had no idea you had a DA page.
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yah, I been on here foreeeeevvveeeerrrrrrr... or like, 12 years, which is nearly as bad.

I neglect the shit out of it now because of a combination of time (lack thereof) and a dearth of personal content to post. I don't know why I don't post more client content, I just... haven't been.
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maxetormer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
First, thanks to your post I now know what the word "dearth" means, (english not being my native language) I sort of thought you miss wrote death which made no sense, I know better now, second I'm always looking around your artwork, inks and animation when I'm low on inspiration, as I'm trying to do animation my self, right now actually trying to get my first 20 seconds of hand drawn moving pictures, dam hard work, you make it look so very easy, so in short wouldn't mind seeing more of your work, even if its client work, so if you can, do post more, I'm also glad your still kicking around, take care! :)
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