Broke both my deadlines, but determined to get a page out this week. Now to go nurse my unhappy sinuses. I forgot about the "bring home every virus" part of back-to-school. :P
You've outdone yourself again!
(Also, correct archery form yessss.)
Ha, well, I got nailed once on a cosplay for posing for an archery shot that revealed my total lack of knowledge about it. Not making that mistake twice. Thank God the internet is full of references!
YOU COULD DO THIS THE WHOLE TIME!?
This is a VERY pretty page. You've got a real sense for values. Top panel's just all kind of pretty with the light juuuust shining a little through hair.
Also I can commiserate with the school sickies. When I was a substitute teacher I got ALL of the sickness. All of it. I don't think I've been really sick since I quit, though, so it must have been a decent boot camp for my immune system.
Um, well, I didn't actually get sick until I was like 3/4 of the way through. But that last 1/4 was a killer. And right now I just want to crawl in a hole and sleep for a week. :P
I should, however, express my gratitude that it's just a cold. Give me ten thousand colds over stomach viruses any day. ANY day.
Fine art. rating this a five, not good enough, just too faint a praise.
Thanks, man! Much appreciated. :)
This chapter just keeps getting better. You were raising the bar for yourself with the first page; at this point you're raising the bar for the entire medium of sequential artwork in the fantasy genre. I love the font and visual effect you used for the spell, the glow in Eilonwy's eyes as she casts it, and the arrowhead POV in the last panel as it starts to take effect. The translucency effect with Eilonwy's hair and dress in the first panel are really cool, too, and the purple and gold color motif is still gorgeous.
If I was going to hide an easter egg in the spell, instead of just using random strings of letters, I would make the words the full scientific name, in the format "Genus species Author* (Order: Family)," of Darwin's bark spider, a large orb weaver from Madagascar that spins the strongest silk of any known species of spider. That would be Caerostris darwini Kuntner & Agnarsson (Araneae: Araneidae), in an unreadable runic font. But that's just my peculiar interests showing. ;-)
* Author, in this context, means the biologist(s) who published the initial description of the species and bestowed its scientific name.
I'll take that idea into account! :) (It would be so typical for me to not finish a page for days just because I couldn't decide on an easter egg punchline, geez.)
I know exactly what you mean; I've wasted unreasonable amounts of time when I was writing on exactly those sorts of minutiae that nobody other than me was ever likely to even notice.
Wow, it is magic...
...and Eilonwy is sooo beautiful there... <3
*lol* get well soon - and leave/keep them viruses at school ;)
Yeah, finally seeing some magic! Love getting to use all my fx brushes. :)
I can just imagine you in a Alpine dress, singing in a meadow, "Bring Home Every, Virus!" ...
Lovely, lovely work, as always. Maybe the light effects reminded me of Dame Julie Andrews in her most famous role as a commoner.
Ah, ye gods, if we could all age like Julie Andrews. I want to be her when I grow up. Her, and Maggie Smith....though the world might implode under the impact of that much awesome in one being.
Taran's shin recovered quickly from that kick. Or is it the adrenaline? :-)