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Don't you hate it when strange women just poof themselves into your conversations? Poor Isaac Benison (the beagle guy). He's an archivist. He didn't sign up for all this prowling around in the dark and weird women popping out of thin air.

This is a two page spread. I'll load a link to the complete spread with next week's page.

 
Kurtis
2013-07-29 02:33:29 
This does not bode well for Spooky.
Parou
2013-07-29 04:26:31 
Lack of Respect of a lack of Fear? I believe this has been discussed before... At least Roderick has the right response.... No dumbfounded gaping, straight for his weapon.
Parou
2013-07-29 04:28:49 
*or*... dang typos! (just like my life, posting systems need an 'undo' button!) ;-)
RWS
2013-07-29 10:06:42 
I know what you mean. A surprising number of people will sail right past the "of" and see "or" instead. This makes competent proofreaders valuable assets. There was a Bible - 1,000 of them - in the 1700's that accidentally left the "not" out of "Thou shall not commit adultery" commandment. No one noticed. And books were a lot more valuable back than, even thou they had the printing press by than. Search for "Wicked Bible" (I assume - it was on TV last night).
Parou
2013-07-30 06:12:58 
Yes, when I leave typos like that, it does sort of bug me.... especially as I am seen by my colleagues as our technical proofreader! ;-)
Evilbob
2013-07-29 10:28:51 
Someone remind me; they tended to seal up portals with iron, correct?
John Walker II
2013-07-29 13:00:00 
Nothing says 'go away' better then a face full of iron...
Parou
2013-07-30 06:07:57 
Yup, iron burns the Fey, so if you fill the 'doorway' with iron they cannot enter without being set fire to. I imagine a cloud of iron filings would be like throwing napalm.
Kenku
2013-07-31 00:11:26 
Thoes ears look rather familiar...
Parou
2013-07-31 08:18:14 
Heh, I thought the same thing.... Maybe Smiley has followed a family tradition like Ruby?
powerlessly empowered
2013-08-01 00:38:03 
Fey, Fey, go away, don't come back another day! (To the tune of Rain, rain, go away)
Kalyx
2013-08-01 01:39:16 
The Fey women, particularly the royalty, seem to have really small heads compared to their bodies. I see it with this imposing figure and looking back, notived it with the Queens during Treaty Night. Is that stylization or because the size difference to mortals?
Darc
2013-08-01 07:54:53 
Her head's actually a little closer to correct human proportions in this shot. I'm trying to improve my anatomy and sometimes actual human anatomy sneaks in. She's also standing with her hip area slightly forward and shoulders area back, which is causing some slight distortion. As for the fey Winter and Summer queens... those pages were drawn over two years ago. My anatomy was a lot more wonky back then. It's still wonky now at times, but I'm getting slightly better. Art is a lifelong learning process, especially for those of us who can't afford art school. ;P
Kalyx
2013-08-01 13:26:18 
Oh! I wasn't trying to split hairs, my bad, it reminded me of the forced perspective in medieval tapestries and made me wonder about the style. I think that the head to body ratio makes them appear more other-worldly compared to mortals as it is.
Darc
2013-08-01 14:27:57 
Nah, no worries. Head size consistency is something I'm trying to work on, so it helps me to know when something's a little off.
rws
2013-08-02 12:22:43 
It looks like they might have artificially enhanced their height with magic. To simplify matters, they would likely do this by lengthening their lower torso rather than the entire body. This is a recipe for disaster without magic, but could work with it. Either that or they are wearing stilts.
SGT Lewis
2013-08-02 21:56:43 
The Fey do like to alter their forms, so don't worry too much about appearance.
Darc
2013-08-03 07:47:51 
Very true, thank you! :D