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IDW TMNT Limited color sketch 13 by BenBates
IDW TMNT Limited color sketch 13
With the Turtles defeated, it comes to the classic confrontation of the two masters.
IDW TMNT Limited color sketch 11 by BenBates
IDW TMNT Limited color sketch 11
Shredder turns out to be really tough. Things are looking dire.
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Ben Bates
Artist | Professional
United States
My name is Ben Bates and I'm lucky enough to be a freelance illustrator primarily working in comics. I've had all kinds of fun in my career, working on many dream projects-

Sonic the Hedgehog
Mega Man
New Crusaders

S.H.O.O.T. First
Star Wars- Defenders of the Lost Temple digest

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
My Little Pony

I'm also a member of Periscope Studio. A studio with over twenty comic creators, go and check out the list of credits at

Current Residence: PortLand, OR

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Sonic808 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

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2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
Cyriani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I found you from the Mega Man Archie Comics! A big fan of your art, to be sure.
K-Chan4u Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
How much are your commissions? I would like to order some line art but I'm not sure what your prices are.
dubXsonic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sup ben

i have been trying to get some sonic art for my fan character in Archie's style, but i cant find anybody who can do it for free or in a request, at a professional level

idk if you would do one for me but GOD, your art is my favorite comic art i have seen, i would really love art form you.

and there are alot of people i would love there art from, but the problem is they pay way too much for great art for me, plus i cant get any point for it
darkshadows013 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please don't disrespect someone's time and energy and training by asking for free art. Ben Bates worked hard to get to the point where he could make this his profession. That means he does it for pay so he can put food on the table and keep the lights on. When you ask for free art, you say that his time doesn't matter as much as yours. Let's engender a community of respect and self-worth. :)
dubXsonic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i did not mean it that way

i respect his work its just i dont have enough money or the skill to really do much art like his

and i cant afford anything as of yet

that's why i am requesting due to lack of points and people and money to commission anybody's art.
nightthefox13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude I want you to check out my art and tell me Wat you think
JoeyB1001 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, Ben!
pinkfloyd1234 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there Ben! Could i get an opinion on something?
On youtube i turn the comics you guys work on into Audio Dramas, I put voice acting, sound effects and music to make it come to life!
scourgemightyfan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, Ben! I gotta say, Im a HUGE fan of your sonic comic art!
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