Toni-Lyn Smith

Illustrator • 2D animator • character design artist

A postgraduate with an MA in animation and a freelance illustrator of several years, I dedicate my time to creating colourful characters and compelling story driven animations. I have worked with various clients and enjoy collaborative projects, I also boast a strong online presence through the username Corvidkatana, featuring a Youtube channel with 60,000+ subscribers.

Here you will find a collection of my various works.


2020 Animation Reel

"Moon Call" MA Final Film

"Movement" Traditional Animation Study

"Rose" Active Newcastle


"Moon Call" Storyboard

A personal storyboard for my final university solo project.

Active Newcastle "Rose" Storyboard

Storyboard created for an advertising project for active Newcastle
I was given a script and the role of story boarding and animating for the project.

"Dog and Tiger" Storyboard

character design

This character design was commissioned by a client. an undead cat character.

Commissioned monster design for a client.

Tiercel, a seagull character designed for my own personal projects.

These character designs were created for an active Newcastle promotional video which I also story boarded and animated.


Dog and Tiger Animatic

"Moon Call" Shot Tests and Animatic

Active Newcastle "Rose" Animatic


Clicking on illustrations will enlarge them


EMAIL: [email protected]
MOBILE: : +44 7905 676523

2D Rigging

First character Rig using the program Spine
Both character and the rig were created and designed by me