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Hey I thought it would be fun to stream some work today so I just blasted through the setup. I've never attempted this before but I think this is what you need if you wanna see what I'm doing for a little while today-

www.picarto.tv/live/channel.ph…

I'm gonna be working super hard to knock out as much stuff as I can so hopefully I'll be moving right along. I probably wont be doing much chatting but join me on this adventure!

If you dare...
  • Listening to: Piero Picconi
  • Reading: Battle Angel Alita Vol 2
  • Watching: Skeleton Warriors
  • Playing: Duel Monsters
  • Eating: Nature Box
  • Drinking: coffee non-stop!
IDW's Mutanimals #3 variant by BenBates
IDW's Mutanimals #3 variant
In my mind Slash is not aware that Mondo Gecko is on his back. 
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IDW's Mutanimals #2 variant by BenBates
IDW's Mutanimals #2 variant
Lots of fun imaging what Pigeon Pete's sense of style would be. That's a Popeye pez dispenser falling out of his fanny pack. I should have made it explicit but I was afraid it wouldn't get approved. The "dont pigeon hole me" button is actually a suggestion by 'Infinity Gauntlet' writer/artist Dustin Weaver. Guy has the goods and is bringing that same level of ingenuity to his work with Marvel. 
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IDW's Mutanimals #1 variant by BenBates
IDW's Mutanimals #1 variant
I'm pretty sure this issues just came out today! 
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Hey I thought it would be fun to stream some work today so I just blasted through the setup. I've never attempted this before but I think this is what you need if you wanna see what I'm doing for a little while today-

www.picarto.tv/live/channel.ph…

I'm gonna be working super hard to knock out as much stuff as I can so hopefully I'll be moving right along. I probably wont be doing much chatting but join me on this adventure!

If you dare...
  • Listening to: Piero Picconi
  • Reading: Battle Angel Alita Vol 2
  • Watching: Skeleton Warriors
  • Playing: Duel Monsters
  • Eating: Nature Box
  • Drinking: coffee non-stop!

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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-

Archie-
Sonic the Hedgehog
Mega Man
New Crusaders

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

IDW-
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 www.periscopestudio.com.

Current Residence: PortLand, OR
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megasonic69 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
In your Worlds Unite mural, Sticks mouth is WAY miscolored.
I REALLY want to see that fixed.
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dreamcastzx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Mr.Bates could you give me your thoughts on this short comic dreamcastzx.deviantart.com/art…
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RGXSuperSonic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Loving your variant covers to World's Unite so far. I just wanna know so much about it, like how long it took you. All the detail and characters look absolutely awesome!
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NahXIII Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
BEEEEEN!!! YOU WORK WITH IDW OMG YESSSSS
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gamma102 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
You still alive there?
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BenBates Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional
Yep still alive. Working three jobs. I keep telling myself not to do more work but I just wont listen.
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flamethehedgehog2345 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you take requests?
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TheAmazingGMan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hi :3 I'm a huge fan of your work.
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ShadowtailsDerol Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, I'm trying to develope a new style, would you like if I draw one of your characters again?
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dreamcastzx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Mr. Ben Bates I am a huge fan of your artwork on sonic, megaman, and tmnt if it's not too much trouble could you please check out my drawings and tell me what you think of it.
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