Friday, December 17, 2010


Hey guys!

So the semester's over. And wow, what a semester it's been.

I can't even think of anything to say about it, that's how mindblowing it was.

Here are a few animations from the end of the year

Firstly, the lip sync with that cat character I posted a while back. I animated this quite a few weeks ago, I just never got around to putting it here. The line comes for "A Bug's Life."

This is one of those animations where, looking back now, I feel like I could have made it so much better! If nothing else, it makes me excited to move on to the next semester, when I get to continue to explore in animation. YEAH!

Moving on,

Final project in Traditional Animation (ever! I'll miss you, TA :( <3 ) was the collaborative dance project. The whole class chooses a song, and everyone animates a character dancing to it for 5-10 seconds. My class chose a circus theme, so I decided to do a tightrope walker character.

We had to design our dances so that they could be put into sequence and would smoothly become one long animation (hence, 'collaboration'). Our class's final dance hasn't been compiled yet, but once it is I'll post it here, too.

Now, Computer Animation:

Our final project for CA1 was to design a simple, two-legged character (I made a lion! Whee!), model it, and make it walk, jump, and then do a turn. Yeah, it doesn't sound like much, but it was actually a really great exercise.

I think the most exciting thing in animation for me right now is that, even though I may not be brilliant yet, I feel like I learn so much with every single project. I can't wait to get to do more and become better both in my understanding of movement and in character acting.

Ok, that's all for now. :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

DPSC Fall '10

Some miscellaneous drawings from Digital Painting Sketch Club this year. Every week we have one hour to draw a surprise topic.

This year I'm helping out with running Dipsy and am not allowed to compete in the contests, so I'll just be honest and say I haven't been as interested in making beautiful pictures. But I've still had fun!

I like how they're all so stylistically different xD

"Bird Girl"

"DPSC T-Shirt"

...this topic kind of has a backstory, but I'll just say "ninja caveman"

"Halloween Coloring Sheet"

"Shadow Creature"

"Alien Farm"


Ok, that last one was actually for the Chiustream.... but I figured I might as well include it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Primitive Theater

Fat Cat

My extremely disgruntled TA Lip Sync Character!

The roommates helped name him. Thanks, guys.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Weaving Contest Animatic

Heh... I couldn't decide whether to upload this or not, but I figure I might as well go ahead.

This was an assignment for Concept Design. We had to take a portion of the story of Arachne from Greek Mythology (Arachne and Athena have a weaving contest; Arachne's is better; Athena gets really mad and turns Arachne into a spider) and turn it into an animatic. We were given the dialogue and a description of the action, and we had a 30 second time limit to make it work.

Fitting all that mess into 30 seconds was -tough-. The dialogue itself, without pauses, was 35 seconds, so I had to chop it up in places and take out some phrases entirely to make it fit. Then the action-- well, it's a pretty dramatic scene for such a short amount of time. Very challenging.

Anyway, here's what I came up with. The ending still feels weird to me, but for the most part I'm pretty proud of it.

Animatic: "The Weaving Contest" from Lindsey St. Pierre on Vimeo.


Hey y'all,

here's the pantomime I made for Traditional Animation. A little girl plays with her doll a bit too roughly, and its head falls off...

Traditional Animation- Pantomime from Lindsey St. Pierre on Vimeo.

and Harriet's character sheet

It's been such a busy semester! Gaaaaah I need to start finding time to go to FEWS!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


These were both made during the summer. I like sculpting things. It's something I'd like to do more of.


Wheeee back at Ringling

Character turnarounds from Concept class

more Concept work

And here's my "exaggerated quadruped" walk cycle. Super fun!

TA2- Dachshund from Lindsey St. Pierre on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summer done! (and some pictures)

What the heck guys!

Tomorrow I leave to go back to Ringling! So exciteddddddddd

here's some miscellaneous drawings from throughout the summer. They were all done for contests on

See you Saturday, fellow students ;D

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Spring '10-- FEWS dump

Figure drawings from last semester. This is by no means all of them, and a few of them are from figure class fall semester (and I just didn't upload them,) but here ya go!

I apologize for the image quality. They're pretty much all done on newsprint (except for one, which is in fact a painting), and newsprint just doesn't photograph well.

Spring '10- Beginning Painting

more classwork! These are from my elective, Beginning Painting. Some are in-class still lifes, some are homework assignments... I think the best thing about this class was that it gave me extra acrylic practice that kind of gave me a leg up in Color. I also liked that there was more stylistic freedom and creativity involved than in Color...

...but, I find that most of my paintings end up rather tight and overworked. The problem is I tend to paint really fast. So if I'm working on a painting for a few class periods, I'll usually get it to a pretty nice level on the first day, and spend the rest of the time tightening it up. Sometimes it improves it, but sometimes it loses its life...I had the same problem in Obeservational color. I definitely need to use acrylics more often so I can find the right balance between looseness and realism.

anyway. Paintings. These are more or less in chronological order.

my first painting in class... ah, the memories!

I think our second in-class assignment... personally I really like this skull, but few seem to feel the same.

One of my early homework assignments.

a homework assignment in which we had to mimic the style of another artist. mine was characterized by very saturated colors, bright whites, quaint tea party-like subject matter, high angles, and tight cropping... whee

shiny in-class still life. Camera skewed it a bit.

Probably my favorite... coincidentally, the only one not done on a canvas panel. This was my "personal" still life.

Spring '10-- Observational Color

I've been meaning since the end of last semester to upload some of my class work... but I just never got around to it until now.

Regardless, here are some of my paintings from Observational Color. They didn't photograph well so they're kind of dark, but you get the idea. I liked Color. With so much craziness and random assignments in other classes, I appreciated the predictability and relaxing nature of it. Plus it gave me lots of practice with acrylics.

These are in no particular order.