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About Digital Art / Professional Ben McSweeneyMale/Canada Group :icon17thshard: 17thShard
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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.
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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tyrranticus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003   Filmographer
Welcome to DA!XD love yer stuff!=3 I shall dev watch you~!

champion-of-idiots Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003   Writer
i loved Minotaur so i think ill love the rest
addictiveart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003
Welcome to!
You've got some great stuff here, can't wait to see more!
+deviwatch on you! :3

:blahblah: - Magen
xfirejr Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003
Oh, by the way, any relation to Timothy McSweeney, the journalist? (I guess that's what he is... I've yet to buy a copy of his book thing)
xfirejr Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003
Wow, welcome to DA. I can't wait to browse yer stuff.
Linggoddess Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003
hehe welcome to DeviantART hehe your stuff if absolutely awesome hehe ^_^ I'm in envy lol hehe and the fighting stuff you have is really awesome hehe.... I can't wait to see what other kewl stuff you might have next hehe lol
DrunkenFairy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003
:hug: Welcome to DeviantArt, I love your stuff! The inking is fantastic!
wtFOOK Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003
you have nice stuff. will be waiting to see more. the inking is VERY good. i can't do details like that.
erinniko-na Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003
Hey nice stuff, welcome to DA ^^
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