— disastrous strokes

manga studio

“Amélie a soudain le sentiment étrange d’être en harmonie totale avec elle-même. Tout est parfait en cet instant. La douceur de la lumième, ce petit parfum dans l’air, la rumeur tranquille de la ville. Elle inspire profondément et la vie lui paraît alors si simple et si limpide qu’un élan d’amour comme un désir d’aider l’humanité entière la submerge tout à coup.”

One of my favorite scenes from Amelie is right after she’s changed a man’s life by returning several precious items from his childhood (though I guess the entire movie is a “favorite part” for me). Inks/sketching in Manga Studio, colors in Photoshop. As close to done as it’ll probably ever get. Done in about an hour.

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My thesis novel writing starts tomorrow, to kick off NaNoWriMo. These are 3 out of 4 of my main characters.


A worldly heir of nobility/fortune with secrets to keep & graces to maintain.


A young lady, tempted by power, who must choose between practicality and risk.

serious face

A student, full of potential, who tries to find the proper outlet for his intensities.

Not included – A displaced (& disgraced) courtier sent away to re-establish himself and learn a bit of humility. [He is not pictured because I’m combining two previously pictured character designs to make him – am getting rid of the knight from a few posts down below]

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