Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year and Cheeks Contest

Hiya Folks. Happy New Year. Just to tell you whats going on. I entered a Bastion 7 contest hosted by Sean "Cheeks" Galloway. I didn't win. Oh well, I hope he had a good laugh anyway. Still working on my show reel.
I was in the Christmas mood so I drew a lot of Christmas themed pictures. I decided to post them up before New Years.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Have a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years.

Daryl T

Comparison Charts

I have been working on these comparison charts in my spare time for each of my ideas.

A comparison chart for my Animation Station Idea. A large group of fired cartoon characters from across the world set up their own live nightly internet show. The idea cronicles the adventures of making the show.
Unknown to each other, two groups of superheroes live in the same building in London. One is a childs drawing brought to live as the ultimate superhero, the other four brothers who recieve awesome cartoon like powers. The comic follows both of their adventures fighting animated crime.

Ancient Greek Amulets and a lake of toxic waste give three very different girls super powers but only when they merge into a single warrior. They must overcome their differences and work together.

Many years ago the King of the Grim reapers and his loyal rag tag group of soldiers fended off a renegade dinosaur army that was trying to obtain the book of the dead. Said book was then buried by the king in an unknown location. Many yeays later the king is kidnapped by a race of alien chickens wanting to know the location of the book. Only his trusted soldiers can come out of retirement and stop them.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Sony Boy for Softmart

A little while ago I was contacted by a company called Softmart in America. They saw my previous Sony Boy project I did a college and wanted me to draw Sony Boy for a promotional calender. I was quite excited. Unfortunately, Softmart's clients decided to go to in a different direction and hence my work is not needed. So I have put the drawings up on here. Oh well, I hope everyone likes them.

Girl Doodles

Here are some girl doodles and an alien chicken.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

New Doodles

Here are some drawings I have been doing to pass the time whilst working on my new show reel and looking for jobs.

The first are some supporting characters based on Darwin Cooke's New Frontier and The Gilmore Girls.

I wanted to give the Toons and Doodleboy the air of the fifties, a time of optimism, which I love in Darwin Cooke's The New Frontier, so I redesigned them. I then saw this image in the back of the Up art book and decided to create this picture.

Chris Sanders had produced a tutorial on deviantart which was very helpful of him. It is important for animators to be able to draw in different styles so I used it to practice Chris Sander's style. The three witches in the middle are a copy, the two on the outside are me designing in his style.

Pocahontas and Cornelius

Just some random doodles.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

New Showreel

Well, here is an update to my showreel. I'm going to the Eurogamers fair this friday and I just has to make this reel quickly. I have tried to take some of the helpful criticism from Will Finn, Dave Pruiskma and man others.that I received from my earlier reel to work into the new animations. I've tried not to move the characters around so much and let the characters truly feel alive. If I accomplished this I don't know. I'm working on a lot more animation so expect more updates to the reel.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Job hunting and Comic reviews

Just an update on what's happening in my life so far. The job search has turned up nothing, either I'm not good enough or they are not hiring at the moment. Oh and my siblings Lewis and Nerissa are going back to college. This makes me feel sad. I have some drawings here. I've cleaned some of them up.
I've been reading some comics.
Finished New Frontier, it's amazing. Darwin Cooke's book is brilliant, and the artwork's incredible.
I read Spider-man, Brand New Day. It's actually some of the best Spider-man I've read in ages. Story's good and Spidey's actually funny.
Finally I read Ameile Rules. It's quite funny. I enjoyed it.
Hoping to have better luck. See ya.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Animation Station Comic

This is something a bit different I tried. It's a comic I turned into a video. It's about a group of retired cartoon characters running their own digital television network. They get into a variety of mishaps and scraps as they put on a live nightly two hour show. I did this purely to get it out of my system. If you want to read it please visit

Thursday, 3 September 2009

New Showreel

Well, since my last showreel didn't get me any luck with finding a job I decided that maybe it was time to change it around a bit. Very kindly David Fortier from Pip Animation and master animator Will Finn gave a look over my reel. They both felt the old one was too scattered, and I could do a lot more with less. Listening to their suggestions, I need a lot of new stuff to add to the reel, for example more artwork and a more emotion filled piece of animation, something more akinned to what you see in features. But those will both take time, so I made up this reel using the stuff I have now. In case your wondering the Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh drawings I did for a Disney Consumer Products Contest here in the U.K. Better start on the new work. Oh, the music is copyright Rare.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Final bit of drawings leftover from college

OK, here is the last batch of drawings that was leftover from my time at college. I hope you enjoy them. In other news, my film got rejected from the Spike and Mike Animation Festival, but I had a great birthday anyways. Right now, just trying to find a way to occupy my free time. See ya.

Expression Sheet of Mickey, Kim and Spongebob.

Scottie Young's OZ. He's artwork is amazing, it fills me with a sense of adulation because I love his artwork and depression because I will never be that good. Find his artwork at
My characters drawn in Scottie Young's Style.
I found on the Internet that there are different kinds of centaurs. Regular ones, flying ones called pterocentaurs and swimming ones called ichthyocentaurs.

Girl Faces
Darkwing Duck. That show was awesome.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Happy 10th Birthday Spongebob and other Doodles

Happy 10Th Birthday Spongebob Squarepants
Bone and other Doodles

My take on Total Drama Island.


Girls based on drawings by Bill Presing. man he's good. Find his work at
Oh and I got my first job rejection today. Happy Birthday to me indeed.