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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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Commissh - Helena, Mei, Kat by kasai Commissh - Helena, Mei, Kat :iconkasai:kasai 2,937 46 FOREIGN EXCHANGE: SKETCH DUMP WARM-UPS by LeSeanThomas FOREIGN EXCHANGE: SKETCH DUMP WARM-UPS :iconleseanthomas:LeSeanThomas 1,383 46 Lackadaisy Sangfroid by tracyjb Lackadaisy Sangfroid :icontracyjb:tracyjb 9,929 916 No Response From Deepmar by RalphHorsley No Response From Deepmar :iconralphhorsley:RalphHorsley 861 103 Gladiator by Hamsterfly Gladiator :iconhamsterfly:Hamsterfly 2,344 100 rough11 - reformation by Endling rough11 - reformation :iconendling:Endling 6,215 274 dance with dragons by GRR MARTIN by MarcSimonetti dance with dragons by GRR MARTIN :iconmarcsimonetti:MarcSimonetti 8,803 360 MtG: Restoration Angel by algenpfleger MtG: Restoration Angel :iconalgenpfleger:algenpfleger 17,901 927 Gohans Pride by elsevilla Gohans Pride :iconelsevilla:elsevilla 6,087 422 Lackadaisy Bushwhack by tracyjb Lackadaisy Bushwhack :icontracyjb:tracyjb 2,512 301 Godzilla Legends 4 Page 2 by PriscillaTR Godzilla Legends 4 Page 2 :iconpriscillatr:PriscillaTR 316 34 Mechagodzilla! by EJ-Su Mechagodzilla! :iconej-su:EJ-Su 182 47 O'Shaughnessy's Parade by RobbVision O'Shaughnessy's Parade :iconrobbvision:RobbVision 940 84 EMPOWERED vol. 7 cover rough by AdamWarren EMPOWERED vol. 7 cover rough :iconadamwarren:AdamWarren 321 37 EMPOWERED vol. 7 cover, inked by AdamWarren EMPOWERED vol. 7 cover, inked :iconadamwarren:AdamWarren 458 39 EMPOWERED vol. 7's cover, in luxurious color by AdamWarren EMPOWERED vol. 7's cover, in luxurious color :iconadamwarren:AdamWarren 806 81
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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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:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Jeebys Ben, That Reel is incredible. I had no idea you had a DA page.
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.
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! :)
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
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