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About Digital Art / Professional Ben McSweeneyMale/Canada Group :icon17thshard: 17thShard
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Planet Mercenary RPG - The Queltro by Inkthinker Planet Mercenary RPG - The Queltro :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 108 9 WiP180211 by Inkthinker WiP180211 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 192 20 Death Is Not Cruel, Merely Terribly Effective by Inkthinker Death Is Not Cruel, Merely Terribly Effective :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 845 47 Stormlight - Chasmfriend by Inkthinker Stormlight - Chasmfriend :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 137 26 Bartkira test 02 by Inkthinker Bartkira test 02 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 459 63 Bartkira test 03 by Inkthinker Bartkira test 03 :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 425 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 321 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 109 12 Stormlight - Chasmfiend by Inkthinker Stormlight - Chasmfiend :iconinkthinker:Inkthinker 185 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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Tibetan River Canyon by calebcleveland Tibetan River Canyon :iconcalebcleveland:calebcleveland 54 7 Justice Mag - Supergirl by Artgerm Justice Mag - Supergirl :iconartgerm:Artgerm 31,891 1,521 Phase by Quirkilicious Phase :iconquirkilicious:Quirkilicious 9,416 312 Bioshock Infinite - Young Liz costume development by shoomlah Bioshock Infinite - Young Liz costume development :iconshoomlah:shoomlah 5,886 133 Lackadaisy Moonshine by tracyjb Lackadaisy Moonshine :icontracyjb:tracyjb 10,691 430 tWoK - Shallan vs Jasnah by BotanicaXu tWoK - Shallan vs Jasnah :iconbotanicaxu:BotanicaXu 87 5 Procession_Steps by AlexRuizArt Procession_Steps :iconalexruizart:AlexRuizArt 363 8 Novakid by JohnSu Novakid :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 6,976 412 air toys by bordon air toys :iconbordon:bordon 43 0 thunderchief by bordon thunderchief :iconbordon:bordon 35 0 Werewolf by sandara Werewolf :iconsandara:sandara 7,552 365 PRJ TRADE extra 2 by seangordonmurphy PRJ TRADE extra 2 :iconseangordonmurphy:seangordonmurphy 331 32 PRJ TRADE extra 3 by seangordonmurphy PRJ TRADE extra 3 :iconseangordonmurphy:seangordonmurphy 999 66 Steampunk Abe by AxelMedellin Steampunk Abe :iconaxelmedellin:AxelMedellin 171 10 Ghost Mechanic by elsevilla Ghost Mechanic :iconelsevilla:elsevilla 1,465 29 ethnotech by chesterocampo ethnotech :iconchesterocampo:chesterocampo 3,334 132
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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bunnimation Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional Filmographer
haha I understand. It's good to find you though! Hope you're well!
Delta406 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't realize you had a DA Account. Thank you for the artwork you've crafted for Brandon Sanderson's novels. 
spitesyre Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
You have a gorgeous art gallery.
kaseylsnow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love the work you've done for Mr. Sanderson, how cool to be a part of something that will be enjoyed for generations! It sounds like you get to work on a lot of fun projects based on your info, can't wait to see more. And thanks for sharing it with us here! :D
8one6 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Just want to say that I love the work you did for Fantasy Craft. I recently picked up the book and the illustrations are awesome!
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

That job was a milestone for me, and I still work with Crafty Games seven years later. They've been great. :D
Fepuno Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
your work is amazing! I stumbled upon your gallery due to a recent search of the mistborn titles (amazing books i'm currently reading) and i must say you have a great style! Inspiring stuff for a rookie like me! Cheers
MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Delighted to have stumbled upon your work here. I shall greatly look forward to seeing further additions to your gallery.
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
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