And the chapter is over. Watch out for the next one, The Nine Eyes, on Saturday.
Great work on this one here from, particularly on the underground part. Very well done and as usual I owe him for it. As for who this woman is, it might be awhile before you get some follow up but keep an eye out.
When it comes to backgrounds I try my best to try new things when I can. The last panel is my attempt to work with shading (one of the techniques that I've read about, but knew very little about, much like the rule about using heads to measure the size and perspective of your characters in a panel). Anyway, the whole light in the background of the cave was suppose to be like some fate opening where is strongly intensified in this supremely dark setting. And that's not fire on those pedestals, because you may notice these is no light coming from them, that was intentional because it's more like a rising dark vapor. The whole underground city is like part Adobe Mud hut, part Aztec Temple, and a little bit of Anasazi who made their homes on the cliffs. The symbol at the center has no real meaning, but it's a wheel is supposed to be symbolic for so many things so I figure just go with it.
And close up, we see our mystery woman sharping her knife. Wish the hand came out better, but the sparks are a dead giveaway. Although green fire should give out a green light, just take a look at Poltergeist 2 (it turned blue but the light is white). Anyway, that mystical fire is suppose to be a crystal ball of sorts. You can see the distinct figures are the people above walking back from the desert, why we don't really know now but maybe later.
As for the
i think its the angle she is holding the knife that is makeing the hand look weird. most peopel hold a knife with the blade on the thumb side but her palm is down and that makes her look like she is holding it backwards. the little bit of skin by the end of the blade on the left also looks like her thumb and while subtle does make it look a bit off. it took me a while of looking to notice what was off so its not glaring just give a bit of an odd vibe.
The critique is appreciated, thank you and I hope you keep reading.
no problem i know how much it bugs me when something is off with my drawing and i don't know what. as opposed to jut a bad drawing (that i am use to).