Finally got back to the studio after over a month of being away (for which I blame Mark! and Hard Traveling Hero). And boy, was I moving slowly. Luckily, the last time I was here, I did manage to (very roughly) sketch out several pages, so I wasn’t starting cold. It always helps not to have to stare at a blank page.
You may remember this sketch from last month (done in pencil on scratch paper, but full size):
I almost stopped at this stage. This page is meant to be a bit of a comic relief/character moment, so I thought that a lighter touch might be called for. But ultimately, I can’t help myself, and I finished it up with brushwork: