Packing, finishing up an interview, doing some last minute blogging, and I just posted the next set for Saltwater Witch, six pages, enough to keep you busy for the rest of this week and into the next. See you in San Jose.
I think I say that every week, but this time I really mean it! Finished painting, laying out, dialogue changes, and everything else fifteen minutes ago. This set of six pages goes up Wednesday, just before I leave for World Fantasy--and this is it until I get back to the east coast. I think I love everything about his set, richer colors, expressions, magic, characters--love the naiads, and Kassandra shows a tiny bit of her powers, and she has no idea what happened.
I just finished the art and pages layouts for the next Saltwater Witch set--pages 148 through 151. I'm really happy with this whole set, a few problems I had to sort out going from print to visual. Kassandra has a scary side she feels, but she really has no idea what she looks like from the outside. She exercises a bit of that power in this set.
I've never drawn someone throwing up before. I just posted pages 142, 143, 144, the first three pages of Saltwater Witch chapter 7, and you're in for a real treat. I'll say no more... well, except to say that this is my favorite set of panels so far. I posted an older version of page 142 a few days back, and it's in this set with a few mods. It may be that I just had more time to complete this set. I've been so rushed in getting the always-looming next set of pages done, I take every short cut and I've lowered the good-enough bar to the point where I post them without looking back--and I really hate some of the panels.
Okay, enough whining...
I'm already done with all the art and layout of the next set, and I'll be posting that next Wednesday before leaving for World Fantasy in sunny San Jose.
I finished up page 147 of Saltwater Witch last night, ending with four Naiads (three of them here) ready for a showdown in a motel room in Nebraska. (That's where I do most of my brawling--Nebraskan motels). In my books, Naiads are river witches, freshwater witches, not always--but most of the time--at odds with anyone from the sea.
This is Helodes (left) Parresia (center) and Limnoria (right). Parresia sort of leads the group, but Limnoria's the most powerful of her sisters, which is also why she's the least worried when Kassandra shows up--and, if you've read Saltwater Witch (or Seaborn) so far, you know Kassandra's not just anyone from the sea. Perfectly capable of making mayhem. I did go a little bit out of my way to make Limnoria look like Holly Black--that's just how I've always pictured Limnoria.