Personal blog of Amanda Lafrenais.
Panels from Page 100 - 2011 March
Aaaaand this is about when I joined Tumblr and started posting work-in-progress stuff, which you can find throughout this blog. I’m still browsing for any interesting tidbits to share. I’ve accumulated so much stuff.
Panel from Page 90 - December 2010
Oh my god. The shading I used to do, all the shading that no one would ever see. My nerves were so shot by the time I stopped shading.
Panel from Page 82 - October 2010
And yeah, I forgot about the Love Me Nice tumblr. I’ll put everything there later under a special post. Whoops.
Page 72 - September 2010
I’m trying not to gag at some of the sloppy drawing here… but this page is a good example of the grayscale shading that is under the majority of screentones from chapters 3-4 and parts of 5.
This is also a good example of why I don’t do it anymore — I would spend AGES shading pages only for all of the detail to dissapear when converting everything to screentones/halftones/dots. So now I have all these layers with details that no one has ever seen. Bluh!
Panel from Page 61 - June 2010
For chapters 3-4 and parts of 5, I was doing this thing where I’d have textured gray flats underneath the screentone/halftone/dots layer and would adjust the transparencies. I ended abandoning this because it looked “dirty” and it bogged down my thick lines — but pretty much all of these pages have a shaded grayscale layer.
Panel from Page 38 - February 2010
Damn lil’ Claire, you had a big head…
… damn, Debbie, your eyes are fuckin’ scary in retrospect.
Panel from Page 16 - November 2009
Converted the tones to flat grays for this one.
Page 11 - Oct 2009
It occured to me that I started drawing Love Me Nice when I was still a hermit, so I never really shared a lot of details of the early pages. I’ve come a long way since Oct 2009, but there’s still a lot of little things I’m proud of, so I thought I’d share them.
Penciling a panel - sped up x4
I never live stream while I’m penciling because I ink in light blue and with the usual setup, the camera can’t pick the lines up. But enough people have had an interest and asked about penciling that I set the camera up on a single panel and, well, held it still with one hand while I drew with the other so it could be close enough to pick up detail — something that would be a pain to do with the whole page.
Don’t know if you can make it out, but I was drawing over a really faint placeholder stick-figure.
I’ve been pretty stagnant with updates for reasons that can only be described as “the mopes.” Yesterday was my last mopey day though so look forward to putting up with me every day again! Brought back to the dead coloring another awesome picture by Amanda Lafrenais.
Working on getting Slipshine pages ready to upload, scanned this while I was at it. Doodles of Rupert, Praline’s really neurotic boyfriend.
That’s one of the as-yet unseen characters checked off the list. Gonna draw more this week.
HAHAHA UP YOURS, SUN
I BEAT YOU
edit: oh good lord, I put this in the wrong tumblr again GOOD JOB good job
at leas it is just a crappy phone pic