Personal blog of Amanda Lafrenais.
let’s forget all my WORDS and here have a thing I done doodled as a warm up recently
Sketches of poor still-needs-a-proper-name Swirly for my magical girl comic idea, wearing the outfit she has when she first shows up and the only thing you see her wear for a short period
Cut for story details cuz some people ain’t like spoilers cuz they babies (even though this comic ain’t gonna get drawn til well into next year)
shojo life is the hard life
Three consecutive pages from my sketchbook, this is what it’s like flipping through it. I’ll save the rest for that sketch collection…
… and someone asked once but the only reason I don’t sell sketchbooks themselves is they got a lotta Love Me Nice notes and comic thumbnails in them. I need those. And also spoilers, I guess.
Wow there are TONS of sketches in my sketchbook I completely forgot about now that I’m flipping through it. I plan on doing a huge scan party of most the better sketches from this year and put them together in a sketch collection mini, like I did for my last few conventions. People seemed to really like those.
Sketches I did in the bath last night of a Love Me Nice character. I rewrote some later stories and he’s gonna end up being introduced sooner and have a slightly different role so I thought doodling him was a good idea.
In profile he kinda looks like Oven’s Kurt. I’ve been thinking over how he looks for way too long. I think I wanna make him more pug-dog like. Maybe even with ears like that, I dunno. It’d be fun since this is Claire’s grandad and Betty Boop was originally a dog, so it’d be neat to reference that a tiny bit.
I like sketching with markers. I should do it more often.
Another ballpoint pen doodle I slapped some marker on. I’m in a really funky mood and don’t know what to do about it so I’m doodling aimlessly. Also wish I could replace/refill all my markers. Or break out the watercolors again.
Just a ballpoint pen doodle I did just now while listening to a podcast. I’unno.
NSFW, finished commission of one of my characters, Bouillon*. I’ve never put him in color before so it was neat actually doing that. He sure is hella pink. I imagine his dragon form (which I’ve never drawn) is quite small and pink and a fat. I should draw that sometime.
I thought about censoring this, I don’t know why I’m so blushy about THIS when I’ve posted comic pages with handjobs before :T I’m a silly baby.
*all the characters in the dragon-lady comics are named after food-stuffs. Humans are named after fruit, dragons soup and bread. I DON’T KNOW WHY it just seemed cute and that’s the only reason I need.
Commissioner has an amazing beard and I was obsessing over it. I coulda made it cartoony and spared myself but I loooove hair and his beard is way more amazing than I drew it and that haunted me.
Finished commission of two of my characters flustering Oven’s Balst. I’d like to imagine that before the events of the comic the sisters would be amicable enough to goof around like this. They only conflict now because of their jobs.
NSFW like I said I’m almost done touchin up the colors but I do like the inks a lot so here have a naughty crop :3
While I’m scanning stuff, I’m already brainstorming for 24-hour comic day and trying not to think or do any design work ahead of time but I can’t help thinking up characters, but I ended up sketching a character I wanna use for it and figuring out how I wanna render her (more cartoony or less, etc) and draw it. I think I wanna draw it in ballpoint pen.
I love both drawings of her but I don’t wanna find a middle ground, I wanna go in one extreme or the other, style-wise. WE’LL SEE it’s a 24hour comic after all and you only got 1 hour per page so… things may change when sitting at the drafting table.
Her name’s Rider, in my head right now.
EDIT: and before anyone asks, I didn’t finish shading/toning this sketch — I only did her face. Which is why her hands are lighter than her face. I’ve seen people jumped on for less so I figure I’d preempt that :T
Another one of the $5 request sketches from tonight’s stream, but cuz they’re my characters and MY cute couple babies they get their own post #UvU#
$5 requests from tonight’s stream! I think the next one will be Monday, I’ll announce it beforehand!
All of my commissions but one I’ve been having trouble with (commissioner already knows) are inked and being colored, but I wanted to snap a preview photo of one of the inks. In fact I might post the inks by themselves after I fill in the black areas. I like this.
Also it’s fun to get commissions of my own characters :3