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75 deviants said I have my moments.
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59 deviants said Hell yeah!
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41 deviants said Nah, I'm just regular awesome.
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25 deviants said Not at all.

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Ben-Keen

Artist | Digital Art
Hi, I'm Ben.
I draw comics and storyboards for a living.
I like sketching, coffee, old movies, action-adventure video games and popping bubble wrap.
Feel free to ask me anything (except the secrets of the universe).
I'm available for freelance/commission work. Just send me a note if interested.
Cheers!

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selom13 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Student General Artist
Do you have a tumblr?
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TheShinyGuy Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible art style! I love your gallery!
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moviedragon009v2 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Your style is awesome, and the fact that you're a fellow Manga Studio 5 user is awesome as well. You've got a watcher!
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Ben-Keen Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
Yeah, MS5 rocks!
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Smolb Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015   General Artist
Thanks man! :D
I really appreciate for comment and the watch :)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
Not much in your gallery, Ben, but what there is is nice to look at.  It's also nice that you bother to mention the tools.  I'm guessing you prefer Manga Studio 5 to Sketchbook Pro with Photoshop?  

What's the best for drawing with a tablet?  I'm having a heck of a time just drawing digitally. 
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Ben-Keen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
It all boils down to preference. Some swear by Photoshop, some by Sketchbook Pro. I like Manga Studio because the brushes feel 'smoother' and easier to control. I think the best thing would be to get trial versions of all the drawing apps and pick the one that feels right...
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015   Traditional Artist
PS is poor for drawing by any standard.  Has no line stability. It's like using Etch-a-Sketch. I don't see how anyone could swear by it, unless they never learned to draw. lol.
Started collecting and find I can do real drawing in Mischief, which has an infinite canvas and ergonomic, simple interface. Neat little program.  I like it a lot. Sketchbook Pro I tried - found the interface so cumbersome that I can't even remember how the drawing turned out.  I'm hoping Manga Studio will do it for me.  I'll check to see what kind of trial/demo they offer. If it's a bust, then Mischief will be the one.  Unfortunately the demo doesn't have layers, so it's not something I can use as is.  (But that's the whole point of a demo, isn't it?)
 
Have you tried Corel Draw?  Does that still exist?  If so, does it compare to Manga Studio?

BTW - I see that you are all digital, so you do your drawing digitally with a tablet? or with a Cintiq?  

Anyway, thanks for the reply.  I appreciate the info. :) 
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Ben-Keen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Mischief is good. Gave it a spin a couple of months back and really liked the infinite canvas concept.
I've tried Corel Draw. It's not bad, but I feel Manga Studio has a better brush engine, especially for inking.
Yeah, I'm all digital these days (nature of the job). I use a number of tablets: Cintiq at the office, Kingtee at home and an Intuos Pro on the road.
What kind of tablet are you currently using?
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