I don’t draw a lot of buildings and I know I have actual settings to flesh out before, so I did some of that today. Starting with Claire’s home. Sloppy and for my own reference.
Claire lives within the Toon Quarter, a place I also gotta flesh out. Because LMN’s tone is less “zany” I wanted its equivalent of “toon town,” or at least a more residential part of it, to look kinda uncanny valley. Like, for everything to look like normal homes, but to have something slightly off about them you wouldn’t normally see. Like the house to her right is a rapidly expanding family and their solution is just addittions they don’t even bother to blend into the rest of the house. and to her left is an incredibly thin and tall row house with a different family living on each level. And the space next to that is more trees and garden than home, packed into tiny square footage.
I dunno if I got close to what I wanted… but I’m tryin.
Warmup mornin’ doodle. Sometimes you get something cute stuck in your head and you have to sit down and doodle it. And then share it.
mac is a tiny man he looks ridiculous with small person strapped to him
whether it reflects how this plays out in the comic or not… SHRUUGGGGGG
I’m so in love with this comic that waiting for it makes me way too sad.
Claire and Mac from love me nice
Fan art ~By Takal
oh bless you, I’m working on it ;-;
Some Skipper expressions.
I don’t like it when my tumblr doesn’t have enough art relative to word posts, and I’m still workin on a stuff. So I doodled some Skipper, since people really seemed to like her.
Fleshing out Skipper, a character I’ve drawn before ( link ) and is now being bumped up to replace a character that’s being written out of the role she’s taking over. I was trying REAL HARD to squeeze another prexisting character into the role/job but it just wasn’t working, and she fits the bill just fine. She’s a chapter 10 character.
In the original doodles she was less giraffe-like but I liked her tail and rolled with it. I think its cute.
I had a fun idea for Chapter 9 (first chapter of planned 2nd book) of Love Me Nice, and did quick writing and sketching tonight. The chapter was already written but it was very… dry. Very practical and efficient. But this new idea keeps the same info and beats but makes it fun to draw and, hopefully, read.
excited about my dumb comic
I find drawing clothes super relaxing so I’ve been planning everyone’s outfits several chapters in advance. Here’s Round Claire. I’ll post more tomorrow
mac’s the hardest to plan interesting clothes for because he doesn’t wear pants, it’s surprisingly hard to vary clothes that are cut in half. Claire and Kelly are the easiest because… well Claire wears dresses ans skirts and bless Kelly’s pants-wearing soul.
My warmup for the day was drawing relatives of LMN characters. They may only ever be background color (Tambourine appearing at all hinges on whether a chapter or two I have planned end up being necessary or too much clutter), but its fun to flesh them out. Though George has way more involvement in the story than anyone else here.
yes tambourine and bongo’s parents actually named them that. Those aren’t nicknames.
Love Me Nice updated with 2 pages! 2 more before this chapter ends.
The people who know are: Bongo (and his GF), Claire, Roger, Mac, Fran, Praline, and her mother. They’re the only ones.