Personal blog of Amanda Lafrenais.
I feel bad for all the WORDS spammed today so I slapped colors on sketches of Starry Knight’s head honcho baddie, Abele. I adore her.
My favorite thing about this friggin comic is giving everyone a different spin on the same costume template. It’s so fun. I love drawing clothes/costumes and brainstorming them so much.
More color practice as a warm-up/break/practice. This is the best drawing of Chablis I’ve ever done. I think I finally figured out exactly how I wanna draw her hair.
Buncha attempts at some gestural messy action poses for the Starry Knight crew. Taking a break from Hella Precise Inking on comic pages. COMIC PAGES SURE ARE PRETTY, THOUGH.
Just quick warmup doodles of Brooklynn/Crystal Knight and Ramida/Poppy Knight.
Ramida was made specifically to compliment Brooklynn being added to the team and unbalancing it, in terms of personality/appearance/powers/etc. So it makes sense they’d be bros and form their own team within the larger team. Which is how I’ve been writing it.
In fact it becomes a slight detriment to the team, because Ramida supports Brooklynn in every decision she makes, and with Brooklynn being a gung-ho bruiser her decisions tend to be “punch the things til they stop moving,” and Ramida’s the healer so she’ll toddle right after Brooklynn healing her, instead of supporting the entire team as would be wiser. Sometimes the two of them just up and disappear chasing one of Brooklynn’s “smart ideas.” Which usually aren’t that smart, but end up being successful anyway just because with Ramida’s help she can just power through obstacles by breaking them instead of outsmarting them.
anyway… uh… yeah. I’m sure it’s obvious by now my comic is inspired by Power Ranger/sentai team stuff just as much as it is Magical Girl stuff. Because “punching”
hahaha I forgot about this doodle I did of Chablis and Waverly. Dumb babies.
Warm up doodle for today. Thought it be fun to try to sum up Chablis personality in one simple doodle, and a drawing of her in her halloween costume as a kid did that well
she was Magic Morphin Fairy Cowboy Superman
the closest Starry Knight has to a Tuxedo Mask. Doodled when explaining the character to friend, Kel, and was laughing so hard I had to slap something together real fast
he’s competent he just doesn’t know how to NOT look like a constantly disappointed child
haha I didn’t realize these were an invisible layer in the last image I posted when I cropped it. More Chablis/Starry Knight-specific powers. Frrrttt.
Some sketches I did while printing SO MANY SHIPPING LABELS and then thought up names
photoset and cropped weird cuz TUMBLR I’M TIRED A YER CRAP
so yeah I’m gonna retag all my magical girl stuff with “Starry Knight” later cuz THAT’S THE MAIN CHARACTER’S HERO/MAGICAL GIRL NAME
finally a short simple tag
edit: click here for not crappy resized version (dang it tumblr) http://24.media.tumblr.com/d9ff2a27ba9808f6101319c723c9dab2/tumblr_msg0z7B6PC1qc5bvxo1_r3_1280.jpg
This stupid drawing has been my Zen activity. I’ve had a stressful week. It’d be fun to color this properly eventually and draw a Chablis companion drawing showing off her stuff. I just have never drawn polished work of the supporting girls, but have drawn plenty of Chablis, so I found this a fun activity.
Just trying to show off their powers, weee
shipping/emails are not fun, but magical girls are, so a doodle break happened
Just Chablis’s support team (she’s the leader). Maybe on my next break I’ll ink this a little. That’d be fun.
realized I can sum up the magical girls’ personalities succinctly like so:
Chablis: “We have powers! We’re heroes now!”
Brooklynn: “We have powers! We are a video game now!”
George: “We have powers! Please don’t tell my mom.”
Waverly: “We have powers. Use them correctly.”
New girl: “We have powers! Let’s try not to get hurt.”
pretty much every time I take a break from work, I end up doodling magical girl crap hahahaha can’t stop won’t stop
first proper sketchy-doodle of new girl. Also trying different idea for shoes/leggins. I like how Swirly finally got a name and then I immediately brainstorm another character in need of naming eventually.
A warm up brainstormy doodle from last week I slapped sloppy inks and colors on.
Magical girl team has a 5th because 4 seemed like a weird number. I’ve grown up on anime/manga and it just don’t feel right. 3 or 5 seem like good numbers to follow tradition hahaha.
Middle nameless girl has like very little about her set in stone. All I’ve got down is her appearance and general role on team.
Doodle of Chablis’s mom