Pg 30: The long and the short of it

This week in Epic Fail: Yoru becomes impatient.  Tinuvielle explains her decision to leave him in the temple’s care.

Creator’s Commentary: Aww, wasn’t Yoru a cute baby?

In the original, pre-photoshop version of this page the final frame was the smallest.  It clearly needed more prominence so I made it bigger, but in doing so lost the space in the ‘flashback’ frames I had left for text.  This resulted in the cleric’s face in frame 7 becoming obscured.  Though not intentional, I actually quite like this – Tinuvielle handing her child over to some unknown, faceless priestess kinda adds something.

There’s a fair bit of dialogue in this scene so I tried putting some of the speach bubbles behind the characters since I didn’t want it covering all my pretty artwork.

Pg 24: Growing Up Fast

This week in Epic Fail: Tinuvielle speaks with the Matriarch at the Temple of Guan Yin. They discuss how Yoru is maturing.

Creator’s Commentary: And we’re back!
I think this page has the most frames and the longest dialogue of any so far! I had difficulty fitting all those speach-bubbles in.
Chi Ho Sung is a character who used to adventure with our heroes. In case you couldn’t work it out she is a cleric of Guan Yin; it was she who advised Tinuvielle to place Yoru in their care. I thought it prudent to mention her. She may turn up sometime.

EDIT: Uploaded new, fully shaded version of this page.

Pg 23: Taking in the Scenery

This week in Epic Fail: The Cleric of Guan Yin leads Tinuvielle to the Matriarch.  Exciting, huh?

Creator’s Commentary:This page is pretty indulgent.  I just wanted to show off the pretty Temple.  This seems like an opportune moment to thank purenightshade of Children of the Tiger for all the reference photos she provided me with.  Cheers!

A great deal of incense in burnt in these temples, hence all the smoke. Note that the Matriarch is relating the tale of the Thousand-Hand Guan Yin, the subject of my Art Interlude.

EDIT: Uploaded new, fully shaded version of this page.

Pg 22: Most Unusual

This week in Epic Fail: Clerics of Guan Yin stream out of the temple to heal the injured in the aftermath of the explosion.  One heals Tinuvielle of her burns who explains she has come to see her son, Yoru.  The cleric reacts to the name with some alarm, worrying Tinuvielle who demands to know what is wrong.  The young Cleric says she will take her to the Matriarch, and we learn that Yoru is not a normal baby.
Creators Commentary: Where the Clerics hand is supposed to be doing a blessing it is actually doing ‘The Shocker.’  This is completely unintentional but may it give joy to all of you with dirty minds!