American Dad

Francine Smith Character Ask 1

The Seth MacFarlane shows are among the many that I’ve tended to not dabble with too much, just due to a concern that my own art style and the canon one won’t blend well. However, I’m planning to incorporate Hayley Smith into the food court update of my game, and so I figured I might as well use this Ask to experiment a little more with creating a blending of styles I’m happy with. Francine’s answer here was an easy one. Pretty much every adult animated sitcom mom has had a bit of lesbian experimenting at some point or another, and she’s had a few, so there’s no reason why she wouldn’t have lots of fun with other ladies in the Studio (especially without her husband around). As for her partner, I went with a common one in Lois Griffin, just because I’ve never drawn these two together and I thought it’d be fun.

For anyone interested, here is the Q&A video I did for June:

MomSwap – Hayley and Francine Smith

I have a few regrets about this one, namely that I didn’t take into account the fetishes exhibited by these characters in canon when drawing it. It wasn’t until I added the bio info for the app (at which point this was drawn, inked, and about halfway colored) that it occurred to me Hayley should have Francine tied up in some fashion and spanking her… Oh well.

That aside, I’m surprisingly pretty happy with this. I struggled a lot finding a middle-ground between the show’s style and my own, but it was important to me that the characters be able to fit in to some degree with the others from this series (in case I end up drawing them “swapping” with another mother/daughter couple). I wasn’t really happy with how this looked until I got it colored, though, which is when it seemed to come together a bit better. Hopefully y’all can enjoy it. 🙂