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Ben Carswell @Twisted4000

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Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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Posted by Twisted4000 - April 30th, 2015

Right then, so basically I've been doing what I've always been doing: working. Working and working. On what? Well, the game. Huh, what game? Well, in case you don't know, it's a 2-player fighter. Progress is going pretty well, the graphics are still rough, however nearly 6 characters are completed, and I got online multiplayer connection working in it. So not only can you play against players on the same computer, but also over your LAN AND anywhere over the internet (as long as you have a tunneling system such as Hamachi). And if you're sad and lonely, that's okay, you can also play against the AI. Gonna try to get it greenlit on Steam when it's finally completed. Could be wishful thinking, but who knows, it could also pass with flying colors.

As for animations, yes, there are some in the works. Three to be exact. It's gonna be a three-parter. Woopdeedoo. Oh and I've been doing a bunch of commissions for people as well, so though it does slow down progress on my own personal projects, the money's good to have considering I've had quite a droop with my patrons. It started out amazingly, but over the months people have gradually dropped off. I'm hoping it's simply because they feel like they've payed enough, rather than because they think I'm not working at all because nothing has really been uploaded lately. To anyone thinking that, no, I HAVE been working VERY hard day-and-night on this stuff. I'm just hoping it's all gonna be worth it in the end.

If you'd like to assist, my Patreon's right here. Every dollar really does help, and to those who have and/or still are donating, I give you a giant thanks.

So that's that, I hope to have a preview for the game out soon, but it's gonna be a bit 'till I finally work on the character's actual line-work and coloring.



Posted by Twisted4000 - December 28th, 2014

As the end of 2014 draws near, let me take a quick recap on what happened this year...

I put together my annual year in review video, Twisted2014 Year in Review, but if you don't feel like watching it, you can just read all this:

It began with the release of A-Hole in Time, a project written and voiced by RicePirate, while animated by me. A few months before then, I wrote the script for Magic Wand Infomercial, which finally saw the light of day about a month after the release of A-Hole in Time.

Afterwhich, we got Why Cops Give Tickets, which like Magic Wand Infomercial, was written a long time before its actual release. Later I wrote the script for An Animal Crossing Tale, which was released after 10 Amazing Life Hacks You've Never Seen!, a dumb live-action filler thing, in September.

A few weeks after the publication of An Animal Crossing Tale, I started a Patreon, and to my surprise, it's actually working out so far. I'm really thankful for all my amazing patrons, because thanks to them I no longer really have to do much commission work at all and I can focus my efforts on my own personal projects for my audience. Thank you, patrons!

After all that, no real animation projects have been in much production, however, Saminat came on over early December, and we put together Civil Unrest, probably my last ever live-action film. Maybe. We'll see. But most certainly yeah.

Since January 2014, I've been working on a game, which I've mentioned a couple times before. Progress is good, but there's a lot of stuff that needs to be done with it. Hopefully we'll see that released in less than a year from now. If you're interested in testing it or whatever, let me know, we'll see what happens from there. There's a breif clip of it in the year in review video, as well.

Oh, and just throwing it out there, this is my website, my YouTube channel, and my Tumblr. Yeah. More links for you.

So that's basically it for the year... what do I think of it, as a whole? Honestly, it was certainly a step up from that 2013 trainwreck, but I didn't find it amazing, either. Still though, if this trend continues... I am very excited for 2015! I'm curious to see what it will bring.

Also, a super duper thanks to Tom Fulp, for allowing us to all get our work out there on this awesome site. We all take our hat off to you, good sir.

Hope you all had a good year, and here's hoping for a magnificient 2015!

Posted by Twisted4000 - October 31st, 2014

Well, hey there. It's me. Listen, just thought I'd utilize this holiday to tell those of you who follow me or care at all what's been going on recently, as well as some things I've had up that you may not have been aware of. But first, let me just start you all off with a throwback video, just for this spooky occasion: A Word On Halloween. Yeah, it's old and outdated now, but it's the only Halloween video I ever made, so there you go, deal with it.


First off, my number one personal project for a while has been a game. It's a 2-player fighter, which I would say is going pretty neat; so far there are three game modes:

  • Offline 2-player, which is the old-fashioned "two-people-on-one-keyboard" thing.
  • Single player, which has a fully-functioning AI for the player to fight.
  • LAN multiplayer, where you can actually fight someone on a different computer entirely.

I only got a couple of characters and special moves down so far, and I have quite a few more I have to implement, but so far I think it's going pretty good. Kinda iffy about what I'm going to do with it when it's done, I mean what I WANT to do is get it greenlit on Steam, but who doesn't? We get there when we get there, I guess. At some point when it's in its beta stages I will probably release something showing it, but so far I've basically just been showing my patrons what I have done so far. My patrons? Who are they? Well, that brings me to my next point...

I've recently started a Patreon, which, to my pleasant surprise, has so far actually been going pretty nicely for my standards, I think. Already it's been so helpful for me, I've been working extra hard on my projects (some of them are not my own and eat up quite some time), and soon I'll be able to merely work on my own personal stuff... FULL-THROTTLE. If you'd like to contribute, feel free to! There's a couple of little perks in it for you, as well. Thanks to all who donated so far either way, it means so much to me, you don't even know.

What else? ...Uh. I also have a website, Twisted4kStudios.weebly.com. Actually, I've had it for a long time, going under different names over the years (like no joke, I started it when I was in elementary school, lolololol). What's the point of the site? It's basically a spot where I dump all my stuff I make, and also I post a pretty decent amount of blogs, WIP screenshots, and more there. I need a domain name for it though, I just don't feel like paying for it. So you get the "Weebly" garbage thing at the end, oh well. Check it out if you'd like. Whatever.

So, that's been most of what's going on. There's been a series bumbling around in my head for the longest time, I have most of the actors all ready to voice, but I still haven't finished any of its scripts and haven't really gotten around to it as a whole. The game has mostly been what has been in the way, though. I'd like to finish that stupid thing as soon as possible...

Happy Halloween, assholes


Posted by Twisted4000 - October 1st, 2014


So this seems to be getting some pretty positive results to everyone trying it out, so I thought I'd give it a shot as well. If you like what you see on my channel here and you'd like to see more, but at even better quality and at a higher rate of uploads, this here would do the trick!

I don't expect anyone to donate anything, just subscribing or even watching my stuff alone means a lot and is very helpful. But if you choose to do so, that would be even MORE helpful and extremely appreciated. And no, in response to people's comments on other people's Patreon videos, this isn't "e-begging", it's more of a, "hey, if you want to support this animator and get more content out to you, here's something you can use if you'd like" thing. We'll see how this goes...

And by the way in case you're wondering, everything I'm saying in the video is true, it's just that some of the little sketches I draw in it are just over-exaggerated. lol. And I don't have like a billion little commissions allover the place, but I do have animation/storyboard work I need to do for people. With Patreon though, I'd be able to focus my efforts on my own content for you. UNLESS it's a video for RicePirate.

And BY THE WAY I was just kidding about the MLP Homestuck thing, I love you guys, too.

Posted by Twisted4000 - September 23rd, 2014


Also you can click here to watch it on YouTube.


Posted by Twisted4000 - June 24th, 2014

Heyo everyone, you know those videos that all just copy each other and they show you little convenient tricks you can use throughout your day to make it a bit easier and they give it a really retarded name? Life Hacks, are they called? Well I made one of those! Well, a fake one. You'd have to be an idiot to think that it's real. But, then again, the majority of the population is pretty idiotic.

I basically just got new camera equipment and wanted to do something with it, and this is what we got. Also, I finally moved to Pennsylvania. I used to live in this general area years and years ago, and now that I just completed high school, I'm back. About a week or so ago I got a chance to visit the Newgrounds office and got to meet the great TomFulp and JohnnyUtah. They're pretty swell people. I plan on dropping by more often in the future.

Anyway, yes, I'm still doing animation stuff, I'm ALWAYS doing animation stuff. Hopefully soonish I should be uploading a cartoon here, but it may be a while, there's a couple that I need to get done.

And yes, the hat I'm wearing in that picture down there makes me look like I'm kinda drunk or something, but whelp what are ya gonna do


Posted by Twisted4000 - May 30th, 2014

And it's done forever. Forever. I finished it. It's a weird feeling. Like, I don't feel super happy and relieved, I just feel like it's a little vacation and I'll have to go back to it in a few weeks... even though I know that's not the case, but hm.

But anyway, I'm moving back to my original location, Pennsylvania, this June 6th. That should be nice. I hope.

But that's that for now, still working on a game and like three videos.

Posted by Twisted4000 - May 10th, 2014

So school for me ends this week... well technically next next Monday, but basically that's one week. I just have to pass my stupid math class and I'm home-free. It's been a little stressful, but we'll see how it goes. I'm working on a video still, the storyboard has finally been finished (the video is like 5-6 minutes long) and now I'm on the line-work. I want to finish it before I move, but uh... that's probably not gonna happen, lol. Hopefully though. Hopefully. And the game I've been working on is still going. I can't wait to add in the characters in such... but I'll get more into detail on that later, at least, if it hopefully ever gets to that point. Also I got a couple of commission animations coming up soon... I gotta hurry! Why am I wasting my time making these posts? BACK TO WORK!

Posted by Twisted4000 - May 1st, 2014

So, I decided to publicly announce on this site that I do commissions. Yep. Here's a list of what my prices are generally, though they're not entirely fixed, it will depend on what you want. But here you go.


Sketch - $9.99



Colored Sketch - ~$14.99



Finished Character Drawing - ~$19.99

Example 1, Example 2, Example 3


Painting Style Picture - ~$29.99



Animated GIF - ~$39.99

Example 1, Example 2 (Unfinished)


At this time I am not accepting anymore commissions for animations, I have enough of those on me right now. Unless it's like under 30 seconds or something, we might be able to discuss it.

Again, prices will vary depending on what you want and how specific you are. I will also make static or animated icons for you if you wish. For the right price, of course. Though that price probably won't be very much. Who knows.

Lemme know what you think of these prices, too expensive, too cheap, whatever. I haven't really made a post like this before, generally when I do commissions people come to me or I offer it to them personally and these are generally the prices that we agree with. They're happy with it, maybe you will be.

And remember, I'm still practicing. When you commissions me, more than likely, it will end up looking better than the examples I have shown up there. Some of them are kinda old.

If you're interested at all, feel free to message me either here on Newgrounds, Tumblr, deviantART, or YouTube. Or email me at Twisted4000@yahoo.com. Thanks.


Posted by Twisted4000 - April 24th, 2014

I hate making an FP post when I didn't actually upload anything, but some may be wondering about this. Or maybe no one is. But either way, here you go.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, for some people) I won't be making it to Pico Day this year. This was a pretty big disappointment to me, as I really wanted to meet Tom and a couple others. I was GOING to, but a couple of things came up, for one thing, I can't miss like 1-2 more days of school this quarter (AVP, which is basically this thing where you go to college part-time of your high school day and get both college and high school credits for it) or else I'll get kicked out, and I can't afford to take any extra classes to get those last credits I need to graduate. Not only that, but money has been an issue.

But the good news is, I'm moving to PA this Summer! Late May or early June. Ambler, PA, to be precise, which is like a few minutes away from the NG office, so during that time I'll be able to meet the guys over there, so that's pretty nice. I'm really excited to see my days of school come to an end and finally start adulthood, with my new life over in Pennsylvania. Can't wait.

Other than that, there is a video I'm working on, OF COURSE there is, there always is, as well as commission work I've been doing. Oh and that game I mentioned a while back. Mhm.

If any of you are interested though, I upload artwork I'm practicing on over in the portal every-so-often, so you may want to take a look at it. Hopefully I'll get somewhere with it. I also have a Tumblr. Well I had one for a few years, but there's the news again. If you actually want a link to it instead of just reading the fact that I have a Tumblr, you can go ahead and look at it on my page here on NG.

Oh and I'll be accepting art commissions at this time, if you want a character of yours drawn or whatever lemme know and we'll discuss it. Thanks. The end.