I'm Dave Ashby, freelance digital designer and 3D artist in Bristol. I design and build projects of all shapes and sizes for all types of clients such as design agencies and small businesses. I offer freelance services such as creative direction, graphic design, responsive website design, HTML Email design, 3D modelling & animation, print design and I also wireframe and design mobile and tablet apps. With over 15 years experience in various areas of design including art direction, creative direction, web design, illustration, graphic design, print, app design, 3D Modelling ( Cinema4D ), Octane, AR (Augmented Reality), TurblenceFD, Realflow, X-Particles, VFX, animation and video editing.
A long time ago you may have seen my 3 minute short film I made featuring Lynks (the green one), getting slapped around in classic ‘Wile E Coyote’ style animation. The plan back then was to do more animated shorts to bring to life my comic book characters/universe I’ve had planned for over a decade.
However that length of animation just takes way too much time to create and for very little pay off. So Lynks was paused for a while. Until recently (thanks to a friend), I decided to start creating 10-30sec animations of Lynks and his crazy antics, and post them to Instagram, creating a feed of mini stories.
The plan was to find a more manageable way bring my comic book characters to life and the feedback from my followers has been incredible, which makes me finally believe I’ve found the right outlet for this! Just by putting little Lynks into various scenarios, you start to get a sense of his personality and over time it naturally builds the bigger picture of his world as I add new characters and scenarios.
So far I’ve managed to post a new short about once a week and now have over 25 3D animations in the bag as well as a brand new character (Razor in blue). Razor, who shares the name of my old pet bearded dragon who was named after this guy not the other way around!
I plan to keep creating these 3D animations and post them exclusively on my Instagram, so please follow me on there if you want to see more.