Sunday, September 8, 2013


Another coloring adventure... I used a sketch of my own this time! whodathunkit

I spent a lot of time creepily staring at people at the pool to figure out how that light would work, haha. hope it paid off.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Dumbo color test

My mad coloring spree continues!

I saw this drawing by Bill Peet on Andreas Deja's blog:

And I thought, oh! that... could be fun.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Color Keys

Some of my color keys for Dia de los Muertos

Friday, August 9, 2013

Dia de los Muertos

My thesis film that I made along with Kate Reynolds and Ashley Graham is online!! Please give it a watch!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Coffee cups

Heh, I almost forgot about these. Might as well share!

I'm a photographer now. What do you think of my pics? be honest.


Ok, so they're not art. But they were good practice. I did these as a 3D lighting exercise during my final month at Ringling. There's a fake cup in both of them, in case you couldn't tell (hopefully). Here are the original photos:

Step-by-step, for the curious (used Maya, Renderman, Nuke):


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Quick Hack for Epipheo

So I spent the last week hanging out in Ohio with the cool people of Epipheo. I worked on this short project-- a "quick hack," a short animatic that offers a friendly suggestion for making life a little bit easier or more fun. They provided the script, I drew it. I also explored what it might look like as a finished piece.

It was a great experience, and I look forward to doing more projects with them.

Carpe viam!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Little Red Monster (color)

Yep... I did it again.

Such a fangirl!

Drawing by Sandro Cleuzo, color by me. No color thumbnails this time, because I wanted to do it quickly and I knew from the get-go that I wanted him to be red (the blue lips came later, though)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"Nina"- Emperor's New Groove Color Practice

Back again with another color test!

It's another Sandro Cleuzo drawing, this time of an unused character from The Emperor's New Groove, named Nina.

She was hard. Girls are hard. Metal is hard. I could probably keep fiddling with it, but it's time to move on.

Part of the reason I find girls harder to paint is that people tend to use so few lines to define their features-- because, draw too many lines and they look aged, unhealthy, or just unappealing. But what that means is that the three-dimensionality of many forms is largely left up to the imagination...

For example, here's a little behind-the-scenes view of one of the early ways I interpreted her face (on the right). It wasn't working for me, and I'm glad I pushed forward.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Home on the Range... Color practice!

I wanted to do some coloring practice... I've never seen Disney's Home on the Range, but as I was browsing the Living Lines Library, this design caught my eye, and I thought it would be fun to render!

The original drawing is by Sandro Cleuzo, whose work is insanely appealing and makes me want to do more of these.


Thursday, May 30, 2013


If you have ever looked at one of my real life sketchbooks, you might notice that I draw a lot of giraffes.

Why? They're pretty. They have long necks. They make exceptionally charming doodles. And who needs reference? Just put a long neck and some lollipop horns on it, it's a giraffe.

But I thought about it today and realized it was probably about time I learned how to draw this much-beloved creature for real. So here are some sketches. The first two are from reference, the last is some attempts to apply what I learned.

So hopefully from now on my spacefilling doodles will be even more beautiful.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sophie's Masterpiece

This past semester I took a children's book illustration course... I worked with a manuscript called Sophie's Masterpiece, by Eileen Spinelli. It's a bittersweet story about a kindly house spider who tries to use her weaving to help people. I originally planned on working purely digital, but after some persuading from my teacher I decided to use pencil for the first time in a few years... It was a challenge, but I really enjoyed it.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013


So, the last month has brought some great, exciting developments.

Firstly, I've graduated from Ringling! I'm done! Yay! Goodbye, dark and somber animation labs. Goodbye, gorgeous Florida weather. Goodbye, Thesis! I will miss all my classmates so much. But I know I will see them around!

 Secondly... Our thesis film was nominated for a student academy award! We're totally thrilled. We will learn in the next week or two whether we've actually won... Go here to read more:

On that note, I want to give a massive shoutout to Kate Reynolds. Due to an unfortunate Academy rule that only two directors can be credited, Kate's name was randomly left off the entry form (we drew straws). But she had just as much to do with the film as Ashley or I did! Go give her website some love:

Thirdly, stay tuned for Art. I've got a bit of last semester classwork I will share over the next week or so... my last classwork EVER! Some Children's book illustration work and some lighting tests that I'm kind of excited about.

Fourthly, I am now looking for a job. Please hire me.

Hahaha no really.

Love, Lindsey 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kickstarter for our film!

Hello everyone!

As some of you may know, I'm currently working on my senior thesis: a 3-minute long animated film with my two partners, Ashley and Kate. Our film takes place on the holiday Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) and follows the fantastical adventures of one mournful little girl who discovers the true meaning of the holiday. It's a sweet story, a lot of fun, and we're really excited about it

We made a kickstarter to raise money to pay for a professional soundtrack/sound effects for our film.
I hope you'll take a look and consider donating, or helping us to spread the word! Please visit our kickstarter page to learn more.


Saturday, February 9, 2013