Personal blog of Amanda Lafrenais.
Carolina from littlefroggies’s comic Love Me Nice. :D she was tough to draw.
someone go back in time and show this to high school me, tell her her favorite artist will draw her fanart someday when she’s an adult
… wait don’t do that i want to live I have so much t—
<:3 thank you it’s SSOOO CCUUUTTEEEEEEEEEE
Love Me Nice updated! It’s a 4 page update and it starts » HERE «
As you may be able to tell, the site has been redesigned and I’m updating, though a little differently! From here on out I’m doing 2-3 multiple-page updates a month, which is part of the reason the site got redesigned. Clicking the thumbnail image above will take you to the first of the new set of pages — for example, 4 pages were uploaded today: 142,143, 144 and 145. The preview image will take you to 142, so you can read them in order. I’ll have more updates soon, and the site still needs some work, but I’m happy to be posting updates!
Chuggin along on comic pages
Just previews of the inks for 142 that I live streamed. It’ll be part of a 5 page update I wanna post next week.
Drawings of Kelly I did on 2011 Christmas cards that I’m not sure I ever posted, but I saw them while organizing files.
Today I was feeling better so I went out to get a burger and sketched Jackson while I was waiting.
Thanks for watchin me live stream, I got work to do now I can’t stream BUT I’ll start it up again later if/when I switch tasks
I really like sketching this page because Claire isn’t really prone to getting emotional so when she does it’s really confusing and she doesn’t really know what to do. DRAWING SAD/UPSET PEOPLE IS FUN.
I shouldn’t be working on love me nice pages, but i am, it makes me feel better
There’s a chapter in volume 2 that involves a fancy dress up even and I sketched their clothes up before and they were CRAP so I gave it another whack and like these better
I’ll doodle up the other characters too later cuz…… I like… drawing… clothes
any reason to draw cute clothes
More little monkeys to make me feel better. It’s workin.
Mac and Kelly have enough of a minor age gap for there to have been a point where Kelly was in charge. They went to an expensive private school — Mac had to wear pants til he graduated. At least on campus.
Both of them are terminally fluffy if they don’t take care of their hair.
doodlin little monkeys makes everything feel better
sometimes when I think of dialogue or an exchange i’d rather doodle it than write it down in one of my overwhelmingly populous TXT files
also i hope that bongo’s little swish motion throwin the envelope at mac looks right
i hope i do that right
(these are for the next “volume” — first volume ends with the chapter after current one)
quick-ass Bongo sketch to start day, I’m so eager to be working on the next chapter. 60% of it is just Bongo and Mac and Roger being disagreeable shits to each other. Eeeeeeeeeeeee.
» (sshh!) little froggies!: Love Me Nice: Toons and Humans
At the end of the day, Toons are Humans, and Humans are Toons in this universe.
It’s like how there are animated shows with realistically proportioned characters who don’t act “toony” — those are the humans of this world. They’re still ALL “toons” there is just a spectrum and “humanoid” is the…
This makes me think of an interesting facet that could exist in LMN… you probably don’t want to touch this with a ten-foot pole, BUT if human racism exists in the same way in LMN as it does in the real world, and toons exist as rough parallels to real cartoon tropes, than surely there are some Toons who resemble racist caricatures such as the Dumbo crows or those Fantasia mushrooms, or even just an exaggerated “mammy” cartoon, etc etc. It might be interesting to see a character who, through no fault of their own, has that appearance and just wanst to have a normal life, and doesn’t know how they fit in to that whole history…. Man! There’s so many cool/interesting things you could do with a world like that….
That would be interesting, but you’re right I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. I’m sure there are people who could write a way better story about toons than me, and they can have at it. I’m not a good enough writer, and I’m sure I’m not utilizing my setting/world to it’s full advantage, but maybe other people will do better with this sort of world.