Ben Halstead

E-mail: halsteadart@gmail.com

Hello, and thanks for visiting my site! I am a professional character animator currently based in the LA area. I am familiar with some of the leading 2D and 3D animation software, although I specialize in Toon Boom Harmony, and I am practiced in web design and other forms of art as well. I earned my BFA in Character Animation from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit in 2011, and have been living in the San Fernando Valley with my wife since then.

Copyright 2014 Ben Halstead


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Among Us is a Mood
September 23, 2020
Thanks for the Follows!
September 21, 2020
I made a new Wrack & Blight animation to thank my 300 Twitter followers! Also planning to use it for my Twitch stream.
Who Is Watching The Owl House?
August 31, 2020
Have you seen the season finale for The Owl House? I really liked this mysterious character. I wonder who they are?
Blight Emotes
August 29, 2020
Wrack & Blight are my black and white dragon characters. Blight is the mascot for most of my social media, so here's a preview of her emotes I've been making for my Twitch stream: https://twitch.tv/jucostream These will eventually be available for my subscribers to use in any Twitch chat... that is, if I get enough subscribers to unlock them! ;P
Stream Sketches
August 28, 2020
I took some sketch requests during my most recent stream, at https://twitch.tv/jucostream!
1) Gabiru, That Time I Reincarnated as a Slime - Arkrados
2) Meicoomon, Digimon Adventure TRI & Zeoka - ZeokaWolfHusky
Marcy Has Arrived
August 15, 2020
She's finally here! I finished this piece of Amphibia art during today's Twitch stream at http://twitch.tv/jucostream
Returning to streaming, on Twitch
August 13, 2020
I'm revamping my old Twitch account and starting a new streaming schedule! Still working out the kinks and final designs, but come and see at https://www.twitch.tv/jucostream! Here are some sketches from last night's practice stream:
Sailor Moon Redraw
May 24, 2020
My shot at the #sailormoonredraw. This was fun
Inktober Day 31: Ripe
November 1, 2019
A bit late, but I did it! This is the first time I've completed a daily drawing month, and I had a lot of fun exploring some of my "Dragons' Egg" ideas. Thanks to everyone who followed along! Did you piece together some of the underlying story? Do you have a favorite? Let me know!
Inktober Day 30: Catch
October 31, 2019
Inktober Day 29: Injured
October 31, 2019
He really should not have done that...  
Inktober Day 28: Ride
October 29, 2019
Inktober Day 27: Coat
October 28, 2019
I wish I had more time to shade this and add a background. I'll probably revisit this whole series soon.
Inktober Day 26: Dark
October 27, 2019
Inktober Day 25: Tasty
October 26, 2019
Inktober Day 24: Dizzy
October 25, 2019
Inktober Day 23: Ancient
October 23, 2019
More Overgrown Dragons!
October 23, 2019
People seemed to like my grown up dragons from Inktober Day 14, so I ran a short Instagram promotion with them. It went really well!
Inktober Day 22: Ghost
October 22, 2019
The Wind in the Leaves
Inktober Day 21: Treasure
October 22, 2019
This website and all art displayed here is Copyright 2014 Ben Halstead unless otherwise specified. Please do not distribute without permission.
Social network icons were designed by Martin Knize.
This site was designed and coded by Ben Halstead, except for some WordPress tech behind the scenes, and the Raphael Javascript library for those fancy bubble thingamajigs.

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