Animator & Illustrator, (Specialising in 2D work) English/American.
A 20 year old second year Animation student at Falmouth University (UK). My goal is to work in the TV Cartoon industry. I've got plenty of energy to spare, so if you like my work and want me on your project feel free to contact me:
I'm a big a fan of narrative, cartoons and cartooning. Check out my art!
I really needed some ‘me’ time today. I’ve got a lot of projects going at once and it’s been quite the handful, but I’m glad I put time aside today to do something for myself. Here’s Ruben, being his usual ghoulish/direful/shuddersome self. I couldn’t decide on adjectives so I used them all.
Sun 19 Oct 2014 Not finished yet. I’ve been developing Ruben’s story a lot lately after this cool dream I had. His backstory is starting to fester, fingers crossed in a good way. I needed to draw him to give myself time to work out the narrative out a bit more in my head. This drawing’s not finished yet but here we go. I like the changes I’m making to his design. A little closer each time. I was motivated to get to work on this by [This image]
Hopefully the last update for this animatic. I’ve made key changes to it, and after the script changed it has a different ending. I think the new one works a lot better, though I’d be interested to hear what you guys think of it. It’s for out ‘Funny In 15’ project. Make something funny that takes place in the time frame of 15 seconds.
(I’m uploading my scheduling attempts here because my blog will be getting graded later down the line for this sort of thing. I now have a Day Planner which will help me stay on top of projects and deadlines. I won’t be making many of these sorts of uploads)
1) Funny in 15 project
- change ending of animatic
- start animating asap
2) Animatic Project (Cob and the Monkeys)
- Rough storyboard of script
- Rough Storyboard needs to be turned into animatic by Tuesday.
3) ‘Headless’ Concept Design
- Go to Falmouth and take photos for inspiration of the buildings.
- 4-5 rough layout sketches of the environment for the short. Colour if possible. Hand in Friday
4) ‘Bottle’ animation/design
- Get used to drWing the characters in Jordan’s style.
- Try and simplify the style. Present for Monday
- Reply to Carl about animation for ‘A Long Way Down’. Work for him starts early November.
- Continue to talk to/email those it concerns to make an exchange possible.
Wed Oct 7 2014 My 2D animation showreel, updated. Spent all night doing this and I’m actually so proud of the end result. I’ll be showing it to the third years later this morning, and what they think of it will determine what projects I end up working on. Exciting! I learnt a whole lot about Premiere Pro through the editing process. Anyway here’s my work, let me know what you think!
Trying to do some character sketches to see how these monkey character designs may turn out. It’s hard work man. This is for my moc-pitch/character bible for an animated TV series for class. Work in title ‘Cob and the Monkeys’
Crocodile Tears by Darren Smith (Falmouth University) 2014
I never did post the final film did I? This is Crocodile tears! which is a film I did a lot of Inbetween animation for (12 shots if I’m not mistaken). You can see the shots I worked on on my blog [link]. I also got to voice the female crocodile, who by sheer coincidence is called Kathryn. It was an honour for this to be the first short film I’ve animated on. Thanks for the opportunity Darren! It’s the work I’m proudest of from my first year studying animation.
Mon 29 Sep 2014 Progress on the animatic for our class project ‘Funny in 15 in 5’. We have to make a 15 second long funny animation in 5 weeks. this is just part of the animatic for it, but I’m making progress, and learning how to storyboard/animate in Photoshop. I still have another short shot to add to this, but I’d say this is good progress for one night.