Monday, 31 December 2012

Friday, 30 November 2012

Updated showreel

My revised showreel as suggested by the people at Walt Disney Animation Studios (Thanks Ronaldo you were really helpful). More of my work can be seen on my website
1. Test for Micazook using animation from "One More Beer!" as reference
2. Red Bull Canimation entry
3. John Cleese Flash symbols animation test
4. 11 second club test

Thursday, 29 November 2012


At disneys suggestion (thanks Ronaldo) i have updated my portfolio and showreel on my website

Portfolio review with Walt Disney Animation

Just met with disney. They said i had potential and to keep maturing as an artist and animator. They also said to keep in touch.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Daryl Rhys Taylor showreel 25th November 2012

My latest showreel. More of my work can be seen on my website
1. Test for Micazook using animation from "One More Beer!" as reference
2. 11 second club test
3. John Cleese Flash symbols animation test
4. 11 second club test
5. Red Bull Canimation entry
6. Personal Pencil animation
7. Another Flash symbols test
8. Sneak walkcycle in Maya
9. Hand drawn in Flash 11 second club test

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Daryl Rhys Taylor Micazook Test One More Beer Final

This is a test I was asked to do for Micazook as part of an application for a 3D animator position.
I had to examine this animation called "One More Beer!" ( and I had to duplicate the posing and timing as best as I can. Here's my best try.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Future plans

Just a little note, beginning January I'll be starting the ACCA accounting exams.

Art trade with tellywebtoons on deviantart

Thursday, 8 November 2012

10 piece portfolio submission for Chris Oately's review

Here are my 10 pieces that I am submitting for Chris Oately's Portfolio review this Saturday.

Go to his website Chris Oately and sign up.

Hamster character design I did for a Tom Bancroft Challenge

Hanna-Barabera styled character designs I did for Droomwevers Charitable Euro ABCD project.

Kappa designs I did for a friends indie video game

Little girl Gorilla pose designs I did for a London Zoo project at college

Designs I did for a book I illustrated for "The Koncept factory" called "The Booger Monster"

Character designs for my own children's book "Diggory Sparrow".

Designs for an internet ad for "Oxford media Solutions"

Designs for a pitch to Too Cool Cartoons.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm

I'm actually not that surprised by this news. George Lucas has talked about retiring for a while and Disney and Lucasfilm have a partnership going back decades. Both Star War and Indiana Jones feel so much part of Disneyland that in one respect it feels like they have finally come home.

As for the news of a sevenh movie I say don't be naive people. I've heard rumours about Episode 7, 8 and 9 for years now. I mean get real, Star Wars is a globally recognised brand that will never go away. And how to you keep a brand fresh, by suppling it with new content. Besides I think Star Wars actually needs some new content, how many times can the go over the first six movies. It was inevitable.

My half of an art trade with :iconsatalite5:

She wanted her oc amelia hanging out with the cast of Edds World in a Total Drama Island style.

My apologises to :iconeddsworld:

Articles about this.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Halloween - I don't get it?

Would someone out there please tell me why residents of the USA make such a big deal about Halloween. No one else in the world makes such a big deal out of it. It's not like Christmas which is about family, and being nice, and at least you get the day off and a present. Halloween you don't get the day off. There's a buch of horror films on the TV, but horror films are stupid (why would I want to watch a film where all I would be is scared, it's like voluntarily getting major surgery). Trick or treating is just irritating  door bell ringing all night, and the fact that people use Halloween to scare people isn't funny it's just annoying. Halloween is like putting a poo on the end of a stick - a bit pointless.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

What to do?

Daryl-Rhys Taylor has to start working on another career for his future, even if it means more education.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Deja View: Just for Fun

Deja View: Just for Fun:                                                                 Lilo & Stitch ©Disney I don't think you are ever "done" with the ch...

Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Fairest One Of All: the Story Behind the Book PLus note about Tax Broker interview

I heard back from that Tax Broker company that I had I interview with on Tuesday. They said no. Oh well, I found out it was mostly telesales anyway.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Back from interview

Back from my interview. It went ok I think. Self employed vacancy.I have to call on Friday to see if I progressed onto the next stage.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Tax Broker Interview

Back Cover concept for Children's Book "Diggory Sparrow"

Alternate colours

So I have an interview next Tuesday to be a graduate Tax Broker. Gotta earn the money.

Looking forward to this Frankenweenie exhibit

Flooby Nooby: Line of Action - Mickey's Christmas Carol

Flooby Nooby: Line of Action - Mickey's Christmas Carol: In animation, the term staging refers to the purpose of directing the audience's attention, and make it clear what is of greatest importan...

Monday, 1 October 2012

The Ballad of Stitchbag Johnson

Concept Sketch for an idea for a British Folktale with a scarecrow I'm thinking off called "The Ballad of Stitchbag Johnson"

Doodleboy and The T-Squad Badguys

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Deja View: Fox and Rabbit

Deja View: Fox and Rabbit: I love enlarging sketches. The vitality and power of a good rough sketch becomes magnified when the art is blown up in size. That's ce...

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Diggory Sparrow Rejected Front and Back covers

Rejected Front and Back cover ideas for my work in progress children's book.

Ps is this not the coolest job in the world

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Only fools and Horses Mike talks about Walt Disney Comics & Stories

Some of the best comics ever. If you think you know Donald Duck, you really don't.

The funniest thing ever put to television. I would urge every resident of the United States of America to find and watch Only Fools and Horses.

For Deviantart

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Colouring Practice plus images from the Internet

Well, I'm in full swing on working on my children's book idea. I have a story that works, page descriptions and character names so to practice colouring in I drew this up. It represents my four ideas

Tag the bunny from "Animation Station" - a series of short cartoons about a bunch of odd characters putting together an internet show (Heh if people can do it, why can't cartoon characters)

Doodleboy from "Doodleboy and The T-Squad" - an all ages superhero comic about a living child's doodle and a bunch of cartoon powered brothers who fight against the strangest things from imagination.

Stitchbag from "Grim Soldiers" - A side scrolling beat-em up game about a scarecrow, brought to life by the grim reaper, to stop the god of chaos from destroying all reality


Diggory Sparrow from Diggory Sparrow and the Isle of Quakamakapooka - My children's book idea set in 1936 about mysterious islands and houses that turn into planes.

An image for tellywebtoons British Art collaboration on deviant-art. These two I last drew when I was in college.

I was told by Disney that my drawings were too Nickelodeon/ Cartoon Network, not feature designs so to practice I drew up this quick Glen Keane-esque bad girl.

A new character Timothy the Tyrannosaurus Rex

I don't usually do this but I couldn't resist posting up this images. It's so true.

"It's kinda of fun to do the impossible" - Walt Disney

Monday, 3 September 2012

Just working on an idea for a children's book + some redesigns

Just working on an idea for a children's book

Redesign of my superhero team the Toons. I need to think off a better name.

Redesign of the girls.

Monday, 20 August 2012

2nd Pitch for Too Cool! Cartoons

A second pitch for Too Cool! Cartoons for Cartoon Hangover. "Beefeater Pigeons" was deemed too kid friendly for 15 year olds. (Note: This one didn't cut the muster either)

Random work for myself.
Some concept drawings for Ace Sparrow

Part of a DAC deviantart challenge

Mickey Mouse as a Green Lantern