Surprise update this week! May or may not replace the Thursday page...if I can get to it I will. I loved this page too much to wait to post it.
Thanks! One of my favorites for sure.
Taran is such a little hero. As in stereotypical in a very good way.
You're doing a great job with the low saturation palette, by the way. There's a lot of really great detail (like in the last panel). It looks really good!
You're hitting the nail squarely, actually. The whole story revolves around the question of what heroism really is; in a culture that values prowess on the battlefield, a warrior's death, might makes right, etc - along with feudalistic attitudes about noble vs. base birth and the value of those respective lives - Taran is the Everyman struggling to figure out where compassion, wisdom, selflessness, and humility fit in to all this. He's got a long way to go, but there are glimmers of his potential even in the first book, and I'm loving bringing them out.
I really like working in this monochromatic range. Besides being so much faster, it really does add a certain dramatic nuance. I will be sorry when the sun rises.
Hero points increased by 50%! Aaaaaaaaaaaaw.
Someone already said this, but gorgeous page! I really think this is your most beautiful update yet. The first panel is really atmospheric and moving. Also, Eilonwy is so pretty in the last panel! Who knew you could survive a castle coming down around you and still look perfect? ;)
LOL I think her perfection is just his perception. Like those fuzzy filters on the lenses for the romance scenes in old classic movies, hahaha.
Wow, look at her - all serious and flustered <3
...and so pretty <3 - I love how her eyes look... <3
:) Yep. hehehe