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And, here's the second half of the market place spread. To see the full version, click here. I've a few more pages of market to draw up and explore.

 
Fairportfan
2013-11-11 00:19:28 
Okay; the female figure with the tambourine finally keyed it for me - whether or not it's your intent, or whether or not it's just me, i see strong similarities to Reed Waller's "Omaha" in the atr. NOT in the story...
Darc
2013-11-12 09:50:14 
Really? *squeee*
Fairportfan
2013-11-13 02:58:20 
Yeah; it's been nagging at the back of my mind - possibly since "The Streak" - but the dancer was what really cued it. Glad the comparison pleases you.
Tiiu
2013-11-12 18:16:09 
And I thought that I was the only one to see the similarity, too! Lovely and definitely evocative of "Omaha"!
Scia
2013-11-11 01:04:13 
And yet, all he'd have to do to find her is look to his left at that moment. Assuming he recognizes her in that outfit, at least.
Blu3wolf
2013-11-11 06:32:58 
Yeah, a familiar figure at 8 oclock...
Darc
2013-11-12 09:55:26 
Roderick: "But... pretty dancing girl..."
Josh.C
2013-11-11 01:45:20 
Interesting, all of this taken in is showing that things shouldn't be taken at face value. Looks like a kid has a slave on a leash. Not to mention Helena is looking rather shady standing against that stall.
Darc
2013-11-12 09:55:51 
All kinds of crazy things going down in the Market.
Alan
2013-11-12 23:59:28 
Yep. Like a twisted Renaissance Faire on steroids.
Tailmon
2013-11-11 03:34:40 
Nice work! Your art always astounds me. Drawing so many people in one place is impressive! Yep the things you see in the background has to make him very wary of what is going on and it didn't take me long to find helena or the slaves.
Darc
2013-11-12 09:51:29 
Thanks! I wanted to add more people, but time got in the way.
LionkingCMSL
2013-11-11 06:55:15 
I see a garden gnome at 6:30. :=3 I wonder if his name Gnorman G. :=3
Darc
2013-11-12 09:52:02 
Gnorman's out walkin' his walk. He's fat and sassy and he knows it. :D
Sulnim
2013-11-11 12:17:46 
I see little fae in cages, a normal cat running thru the midst, the rear end of a horse (presuming it's not something more exotic like a hippogrif or unicorn), and it seems Helena is not alone in trying to disguise herself with something over her head.
Sulnim
2013-11-11 12:21:16 
And is that DeBart or DeHart? DeBarr? (there's a DeBarr trucking in Pittsburg)
Darc
2013-11-12 09:54:51 
That's DeHarrods, a group of goblins who have a reputation for getting anything at anytime for the right price. It's the closest the Market has to a department store. There's more on it here.
Darls Chickens
2013-11-12 12:11:18 
Do modern technological gadgets implode in this realm as well?
Darls Chickens
2013-11-12 12:21:32 
...and how modern is too modern? If Spooky brought a truck or wireless or electric torch from his era, is that primitive enough? (Assuming answer 1 is "yes".)
Darc
2013-11-13 17:09:42 
Only if too much magic is routed through them at once. But, it's important to remember that there are no power plugs or electricity in Fey, so bringing electronics through is pointless for mortals. Unless they want to trade them in the Market. The Fey have learned how to route just the right amount of magic through objects to make them work. This has to be done constantly while the device is being used. Mortals who aren't magical don't have this ability. There are no TV or radio stations in Fey, but they do like records, tapes, and CDs.
Darc
2013-11-13 17:24:02 
Automobiles can be brought through - as can battery-powered items - but once the gas or batteries run out, the mortal will be unable to use it. And, by that time, they're often stuck in Fey. Fey also see any items with high iron content as a threat and will react aggressively towards mortals who bring them through. Iron not only burns the Fey, it destroys the land, leaving it barren. So, unless you're looking for a fight, it's usually best to leave such modern conveniences behind.