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Artist, animator, game dev, & Flashgitz crewmember. I love funbags, heavy metal, fighting games and things that go POW-POW KA-BOOM, M0TH3RFKR!!!

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Posted by Twisted4000 - February 11th, 2024


Heyo! I've been doing a lot of art and animation nonsense lately, and I'd love to allocate more time doing so. So I opened a Patreon, and with your help, this little dream can become a reality!


Currently I'm offering credit to all patrons in the cartoons I publish, but you'll get access to more WIP's, behind-the-scenes content and sketch dumps if you join the upper tier! However, all support is appreciated, and the more that's cultivated, the more I can continue to create for you all (more uploads and at higher quality). Either way, hope you enjoy the experiences I present you!


I also do art & animation streams currently on Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 11PM MST. You're invited!


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Stay beautiful, my friends!


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Posted by Twisted4000 - December 30th, 2023


What a great year! A tough one, but the seeds of work can and often do blossom into progress and results! 2023 was a prime example of such. Let's get right down into the dark portal!


​Just like last year, I have been animating for Flashgitz, though a lot more so this time around! This year's contributions have been Detective Pikachu Busts Andrew TateZoomer the HedgehogWhy Animes Never EndHollywood Eats MarioThe Fate of All WeebsMickey's Diversity GamesBison Defeats RyuHistorically Accurate Little MermaidAll Weebs Go to Anime HeavenTech YouTube is Getting WeirdConsole Wars - Don't Join PC Master RaceHistorically Accurate Mulan, and POV: Detective Pikachu Turns off His Body Cam. Always a pleasure to work with such a talented crew! And guess what? For the first time ever, we're working on an original series! PRAISE BE TO SPACE KING!!


Late October, right before my voyage to Japan, I finally finished Juri Needs to Cross, a Street Fighter 6 cartoon! Once I unleashed that baby to the physical world, I vowed never to spend that much time on an animation for the rest of my life. Which means my videos, from now on, are going to be shorter and leaner, kinda like this one.


During November, the talented BrokenMOJO released his slick and classy horror animation, ThereAreDemonsInYourHouse, which I had the pleasure of lending a voice to! Was so psyched to be a part of the cartoon, and it was a hot minute since I did any voice overs. If you need a hand (or "vocal cords", more specifically), give me a holler and maybe I can help!


I try to stream on Twitch at least once a week, the schedule changes at times but you're free to check out my community posts on YouTube to see what's up with it! Currently it's every Friday night @ 10:30PM MST (9:30PM PST, 11:30PM CST, and 12:30AM EST). Come on over and let's talk about whatever's on our collective mind that night!


I spent a lot of time practicing my drawing skills this year, and you're always free to check out the progress in my gallery. I imagine I'll still be moving forward with art in 2024. Excited to see where it all goes! On top of the whole art and animation thing, I've been brushing up on audio/music mixing as well as game developing. Got plans with that knowledge that may just come to fruition, soon!


Follow me on X (Twitter), subscribe to my YouTube channel, and check out my portfolio! If you wish, of course. 2023 was great, but I'm even more excited for 2024. 



See you soon!


​-T4k


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Posted by Twisted4000 - October 25th, 2023


Recently I published a Street Fighter cartoon starring Juri and Chun-Li. Give it a watch at your convenience, far too much time passed during its creation and I'm so relieved that it's finally over with (the skill creep in it is intense). I once again had the pleasure to work with Hyenaedon and he cooked up a fire audio track for the video; its beauty still makes me want to shed many tears.


From here-on-out, I'm just going to be releasing shorts; there's no way in hell I'm dumping all that time into a single cartoon again, at least not for the next several hundred years. But I'm happy with how it turned out overall, and I learned so much during its production.


In other news, I'm visiting Japan at the moment and will be staying here with a fellow artist cousin buddy of mine for the next few weeks. Already I'm absolutely in love with the country; the sights, the shops, the convenience, the cleanliness, the big, bouncy anime tits just out in the open... goddamn I wish I could move here permanently! But for the time being, during my stay, I'm luckily still able to provide work for Flashgitz, and I'm excited to say we got something big we've never done before in progress! STAY TUNED!!


Anyway, now that these fighting ladies' asses are out of my hands, I now have time to officially get started on a project that I've been planning for about a year (it's not a video, that is all I will say for now). I can't even begin to describe how elated I am for it. If it goes according to plan, WIP's will gradually be displayed.


Feel free to follow me on X (Twitter), YouTube, Tumblr, DeviantArt and/or check out my website if you'd like to stay posted. I also have been streaming quite a bit on Twitch lately, although I won't be starting them back up for at least another month due to my current locational circumstances. But feel free to follow me there for future streams, I have so much fun talking with you dudes as I work! Big thanks to everyone who attends!


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That is all for now, see you soon, you gorgeous creatures!!


-Ben


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Posted by Twisted4000 - September 30th, 2023


HEEEELLLOOOOOOO!! :) OH MY GAWD IT'S BEEN SO BUSY OVER HERE but I'm not complaining, I enjoy it. There's a cartoon I've been working at on-and-off for over a year and it's almost done, why not catch a few snippets of its last segments of creation on my Twitch? I'll be streaming twice a week until further notice:


Sundays & Thursdays @ 9:00PM MST (8PM PST / 10PM CST / 11PM EST)


Figured I'd just make use of the streaming thing while also getting work done. Been practicing art as always, maybe we'll throw in some sketches!


Speaking of sketches, some friends and I will be doing some sketch trades and I'll be showcasing them on my YouTube channel soon. Why not drop a sub and witness what horrendous amalgams we conjure up? ;)


This should all stay very consistent up until later this October; I'm going on a trip to a mysterious foreign country and won't be back until right before Thanksgiving. Will drop updates as they roll in! Follow me on X, at your convenience! That's the cool place to observe all our social media nonsense now, right?


Lastly, I just wanted to say, looking back, you just never know how life's going to unfold; the whole art and animation thing started for me here on this incredible site, Newgrounds, and if you asked me then, I never would've guessed that I'd one day be working full-time doing what I love to. But hey, here we are! Overall, this has been one of the best years of my life: the career, the improvement and results, the incredible team I work with, the amazing friendships... I'm not only grateful for what is occurring, but excited for what's on the horizon. Got so many plans... I just gotta get my ass outta bed earlier so I can get more shit done, LMAO


SEE YOU BEAUTIFUL CREATURES SOON!

-T4k

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Posted by Twisted4000 - February 15th, 2023


HELLO, NEWGROUNDS!


I've been streaming on Twitch just about every week. You're always welcome to join! We chit-chat and BS while I animate cartoons and draw pictures, and--soon--game develop! Come on down, we have fun.


Fridays @ 11:00PM MST (10PM PST / 12AM CST / 1AM EST)


Speaking of drawing, I've been doing a lot of that lately. Check out my gallery if you wish, and follow me wherever else is convenient for you! Linktree here. Will be opening commissions soon!


Thanks, and stay nice and cheesy!


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Posted by Twisted4000 - December 29th, 2022


Can you believe this is the TENTH YEAR I've done one of these!? A whole decade! Holy big, bouncy bizongers, that's a long time! Well, why don't we just dive right into this, then!? And if you don't feel like reading, WATCH THIS INSTEAD!


It all began during late May with the publication of Palutena Comes Home--a video I started in the Autumn of 2021, and with some assistance from Crashgen--which was also my first animation NOT entirely made with Adobe Flash, but rather Toon Boom Harmony. There was a big learning curve involved, but it was worth it. That goddess really initiated an odyssey as the following month brought us JENNY, a Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl toon.


Later that Summer, Kalabor106Rambojoe and I trudged into the local forest and searched for sasquatch. It was an incredible experience, and it led to us documenting evidence beyond what we ever imagined we'd find.


I had the pleasure of participating in this year's Madness Day, as I like to do when I get the chance. My contribution this time was Boys' Night out in Nevada, a Madness animation done with frame-by-frame rather than the traditional Madnessy goodness we're used to. And finally, during the holidays, I managed to get out Princess Peach's Pumpkin Pie, a silly and delightful little romp starring some princesses. Had fun making all of these shenanigans, and I learned many things during each one.


A little shoutout to Hyenaedon, a fine chap that provided audio tracks for every single one of the cartoons I made this year! A very talented and hardworking dude, check out his music!


But let's back up a bit; during the middle of the year, I was anointed by Flashgitz to work on some of their platinum-tier videos, Mr. Beast Exterminates HumanityThe Problem with Anime GirlsDoom Guy Vs TikTokDetective Pikachu Cleans up the HoodFear the Furry, and Kratos vs Simping. More to come, and it's always an honor being a part of the crew!


I streamed some animation on Twitch a handful of times during the later months of the year, and you're always free to follow me there! Will be doing them more regularly from here on out, as it's been a lot of fun chilling with you guys. As always, you're free to follow me on my other pages, including my YouTube channelTwitterTumblr, and Instagram.


This year was fantastic, got a crapload of work done and had a hell of a great time doing it! I've been practicing art and animation techniques I haven't tried in a long time, and I can't wait for how 2023 unfolds as I continue to improve. Thanks for checking it all out!



​-T4k


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Posted by Twisted4000 - October 26th, 2022


This Summer, Rambojoe, Kalabor106 and I trudged deep into the woods to locate the infamous creature, and what we found was absolutely astonishing.



Happy Halloween!


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Posted by Twisted4000 - October 10th, 2022


As it was every year, this Madness Day was a good time! It's always fun sifting through the talented participants' work, and hot dang, I'm really impressed at all of the effort and time dumped into their projects! And, of course, it's always nice when I can participate! This year I went with something closer to my typical animation style rather than using sprites. But if you miss the classic Madness look, never fear, because I submitted three entries over the years that have that: for 2020 I entered Madness Magnification, the year before was a game, Madness Gemini, and I debuted in 2018 with Madness Frankfurterfication. It's always cool to be a part of this amazing internet series, and it just never gets old!


Moving on, during Summer I landed an animator position with the fine folks at Flashgitz! I was anointed with the pleasure of helping with Mr. Beast Exterminates HumanityThe Problem with Anime Girls (a Genshin Impact cartoon), Doom Guy Vs TikTok, and--just published today--Detective Pikachu Cleans up the Hood! Got more coming, and I've been having such a fantastic time working with this skilled crew! I can't wait to see how the future unfolds with them all.


As for my own shtuff, I got a couple of animations in the works (as always), and I'm pretty much spending all of my free time (outside of gaming) drawing. I've been practicing and experimenting a lot, and doing things I haven't tried in years. Occasionally I like to publish finished pieces when I can, but at the moment I'm more focused on getting better. I'll start uploading more consistently and perhaps doing art commissions when I feel I'm at an apt level, and that may be very soon!


Lastly, Kalabor106, Rambojoe and I will have a little film out for Halloween. Stay tuned!


Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow me on TwitterTumblrInstagram, Twitch (haven't streamed on there in a while but that will change), and check out my website if you want to come along for this journey! Thanks for reading, I'm genuinely very excited and happy with the direction everything in life has been going. See ya next time!




-T4k


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Posted by Twisted4000 - June 6th, 2022


Last May, I published Palutena Comes Home, a Super Smash Bros. toon. It took a long time, and that was partially due to the new animation software I was learning as I simultaneously worked at it. It was the first big video I released in some time, and the whole process and result really brought me back to my older days here on this great site! I got quite the nostalgia trip from it.


Now last night (or earlier today), I released JENNY, a Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl video that did not take quite as long to finish! I'm glad I got it out quickly with the time I had on top of my full-time job, and I'd like to publish cartoons like it at this frequency/pace, but I can't make any promises; I'm trying to allocate more time to practicing and getting more art out there. But it's all influenced on what you want!


If you'd like updates, follow me on Twitter, and you're always free to browse through my pages and main blog posts on my website, Twisted4kStudios.com. If you'd like to see art and animation streams, feel free to hop on my Twitch! And finally, if you're on YouTube still, I have a channel there as well, Twisted4kStudios! Give us a sub if you want to help scoop out some water of the sinking ship that is that site!


Let me just say, of all the social media and art sites that exist out there right now, I'm glad to see Newgrounds is still alive and solely relies on the moderation of human beings rather than AI algorithms. Keep it up, everyone!


-T4k


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Posted by Twisted4000 - December 31st, 2021


It's been almost a DECADE of Twisted year in reviews, WOWZAH! Here's to the ninth one: Twisted2021.


Although only one fully-finished cartoon was published this year, a lot has been in progress aside from it; 2021 began with me working on an alternative rock/metal (I'll let the listeners determine the genre when it's out) album. I have lyrics for a dozen songs finished and about half of them have been recorded and mixed, while the rest are still in the works! I spent months and months, on-and-off learning about pass filtering and equalization for each instrument as well as vocals (and have been learning more how to sing)! I've tinkered with audio editing for many years, but 2021 was the one where I really went all out with it. I still have much to learn, but overall I'm happy with how it's all coming out! The album should be released for free whenever I finish it, probably next year!


Also during the beginning of 2021, I started on my very first webcomic, Interromantica! My goal was to publish one chapter per month, but even the first chapter took me a lot longer than I thought it would. So I just left it as-is with one chapter. Had lots of fun making it and I liked the way it came out, and though I do have plenty of ideas for the consecutive chapters, for now it will be left to sit on its own. It just took up valuable animation time!


Speaking of animation, I started on a big battle sequence soon after the release of the first chapter; I hinted at it a handful of times this year as well as showed a preview of it late Summer, but it's still undergoing production. It got left on the backburner here-and-there as other projects and life stuff just kept coming up. But it's still going strong, and I can't wait to finish it! Having so much fun animating it.


One of the projects that interrupted it was one I did entirely from my free will, And the Final Smash Character Is..., which turned out to be the one and only cartoon uploaded for 2021. Knowing the final DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was about to be released, I hustled and got it out just a couple of days before Sora was announced.


JUST BEFORE THAT, however, since Madness Day 2021 was approaching and I knew I didn't have time to do a full Madness cartoon, I quietly released the first patch update to Madness Gemini, the game I made for Madness Day 2019. Added some effects, fixed some bugs, threw in a few extra music tracks, and updated the menu with a weapons and enemies database. Just made it a bit more playable and fun (I think, anyway), overall.


Afterward, I wanted to end the year with another cartoon, which... wound up not happening, sadly, because yet another roadblock approached: Adobe Flash Pro CS6, the program I've been using to animate for many years, finally took a dump on me; no matter what I tried, no matter what drivers I used, what settings I tinkered with, what I screwed around with with my drawing tablet... it was just too laggy. It seemingly started doing this out of nowhere. So, much to my initial dismay, I transferred my main animation software to Toon Boom Harmony 21. At first I was reluctant to doing this, as there were so many things I liked about Flash and I was just plain used to it. But, after just a couple months with my good friend Crashgen teaching me on how to use it, I got the hang of it and now I can't believe I haven't started using Toon Boom earlier! I really love it, progress has been so much faster with it! That being said, the learning curve slowed down production of the cartoon, so it won't be done until early next year. Following that? I'll get back to the battle animation.


Throughout all of this, I've been drawing! Feel free to check out my gallery to see what I released. I'm always trying to improve, and this year I like how a handful of some stuff I tried came out, overall. Still got plenty more to practice on, so get ready for 2022! Follow me here or any of my other social media pages that best suit you if you're interested! I may start doing commissions again down the line.


2021 was a good year. Strange and unexpected in many ways, but very great in others. I can't wait for what 2022 will bring, I AM SO EXCITED!! Get ready FOR VIDEOS AND SOME OTHER THINGS!! See you then!


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-T4k


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