Kristyn Stallings

About Me

In the words of the amazing Cree Summer, A.K.A, the woman who plays basically any token Black girl in every cartoon, "People think Black girls don't watch cartoons; people think Black people can't be nerds," Well, honey, I'm here to tell y'all that we can be.
My name is Kristyn Stallings and I'm a Freshman animation major from Chicago, Illinois. I'd love to work for Disney or Cartoon Network in the future, and eventually, create my own shows, but for now, I'm cool with making great art on my own and for projects. Hey, we all have to start somewhere right?
Outside of art, I love to dance (though I'm not very good at it), write (I'd say I'm pretty good at it) and play video games (my talent depends on the game). I also love to watch cartoons but I think you could figure that out on your own. My goal is to improve my art and storytelling skills so that I can tell my own stories in the future as an animator.

Featured Projects


Contrast

Contrast

As the name suggests, it was a play on the contrast between warm and cool colors, sticking primarily with analogous red tones. As for the woman depicted, I don't really know who she is, but I wanted her to have a 1920's jazz feel.

Alien Desert

Alien Desert

Here, I was practicing with environmental art as it's something I'm not very familiar with. As it was just practice, there wasn't much inspiration behind it besides the desire to draw sand dunes, but I was drawn to an orange and pink palette for it.

If the Sky was Pink and White, if the Ground was Black and Yellow

If the Sky was Pink and White, if the Ground was Black and Yellow

This project was inspired by the song "Pink + White" by Frank Ocean. The song references a road at dusk, thus the title of the piece. I'm not entirely proud of my work on the clouds, but the work makes me think of home, so I love it.

Space Slam is a multiplayer game played on an arcade table using trackballs to control the players. Players can choose their character and get ready to slam - into each other! Players collect powerups, bounce off walls and knock others into deadly lasers. When a player kills another, the player gains a point but if the player dies, they will lose a point. The player with the most points wins and becomes the Space Slam champion!