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March 5th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Average Rating: 5.00
This room can't decide what color it is.
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Author's Comments:

Reply melaredblu, February 13th, 2014, 2:04 am

The guards in this castle are incurable eavesdroppers. It comes with the job.

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User's Comments:

Reply GroovyKinda, March 5th, 2014, 3:21 pm

@melaredblu: Not...the Fickle Feather of Fate!

Reply NitztheBloody, March 5th, 2014, 3:23 pm

"I'm not missing this"?! Wow, that's a Hunger Games level of callousness towards the institutional execution of a child.

Reply Charil, March 5th, 2014, 3:43 pm

That lighting in the final two panels is extraordinary. It really clashes with the vibrancy of the rest of the page, in a good way.

Reply GroovyKinda, March 5th, 2014, 6:22 pm

@Charil: Especially panel 5. That's one of your best panels ever.

Reply Delta-v, March 5th, 2014, 10:56 pm

Nice ear action on the Princess in panels 2 and 6. I see what you mean about others with expressive ears. And I really like Princess Chroma's expression in panel 4 when she reacts to Leopold butting in and answering for her. If King Brunswick weren't such a sterling fellow, Leopold might have lost his head for losing his head like that.

And I finally noticed that Leopold doesn't have the National Eyebrows. Is he of a different race, or did he have an unfortunate incident with a blowtorch and a pipe joint?

Reply melaredblu, March 6th, 2014, 12:05 am

@NitztheBloody: I was really going more for them being just a couple of nosy listen-ins, but I guess this interpretation works too.

Reply melaredblu, March 6th, 2014, 12:05 am

@Charil: Thanks! I'm trying some different techniques to see what works best.

Reply melaredblu, March 6th, 2014, 12:06 am

@GroovyKinda: The coloring style looks totally different than the other panels, though. Mostly because I used some different techniques on that one. I might try playing with that style more.

Reply melaredblu, March 6th, 2014, 12:15 am

@Delta-v: Sterling fellow? I really thought after the last couple pages that people would start to distrust him. He must be more charismatic than I expected.

Good question! The answer is sort of yes and no. Yes, Leopold is of a different race, but rather than eyebrows, his most prominent "racial marker" is his wings. Leopold is one of the Winged Folk, a nomadic race known for their immortality and powerful magic. Most everyone else is lumped into the Mortal Folk regardless of their appearance or nationality (Elysium is the unofficial world capitol, but it isn't the only kingdom around). As for the eyebrows, like green hair, thick brows is simply a family trait.

Reply GroovyKinda, March 6th, 2014, 12:28 am

@melaredblu: It's more than just the really nice coloring. There's a nice painterly quality to that. It's also your drawing. King Brunswick really turned out nicely there.
And he's trying to keep it a secret? Good luck with those guards. They could spell trouble.

Reply melaredblu, March 6th, 2014, 11:11 pm

@GroovyKinda: The issue with the guards will be addressed. Not this week, mind you, but it will be alluded to.

Reply Delta-v, March 7th, 2014, 12:58 am

@melaredblu: Thanks for the extra background. It really helped. As far as Brunswick's sterling-fellowness, It's a sad fact of Royalty that finding one who ISN'T an arrogant jerk is rather remarkable. Add to this that he's having to deal with the mess caused by his nincompoop sister who didn't read or simply ignored the most important instructions, and just not clobbering them both becomes admirable.

Everyone else I've seen in Elysium looks rather Elfy, except for the cameos, and I wasn't quite sure how the wings fit in. Queen Juno, who sent Leopold to Earth in the first place, and who should be one of Brunswick's descendants, had thin brows, but that could have been the result of a personal maid with strong hands and good tweezer skills, so your explanation was most helpful.

Reply melaredblu, March 7th, 2014, 3:52 pm

@Delta-v: It's not everyday I get to share these kinds of interesting-but-plot-irrelevant details, so I'm glad to share. I may release a world map and royal family tree at some point for curious readers to peruse, but very little of it will come through in the story.

Juno's design comes from a dark time in my life when I drew all my female characters with the same nose, mouth, face shape, body type, and brows. The shame still burns deep.

Reply Delta-v, March 8th, 2014, 7:42 pm

@melaredblu: Oooh, "curious reader", that's me! Please don't feel obligated, but if you write it, I'll read it. I love that sort of thing.

Reply GroovyKinda, March 9th, 2014, 12:25 pm

@melaredblu: I would love to see an illustrated family tree.

Reply Hjels, March 9th, 2014, 6:48 pm

Yeah, the last two panels are really dagn good. Your colours are also getting stronger each time they show up.

Reply melaredblu, March 9th, 2014, 11:48 pm

@Hjels: I'm glad the color worked out so well. I actually kind of like it too. I'll probably try using that style more often.

Reply melaredblu, March 9th, 2014, 11:50 pm

Well, gosh! I wasn't even sure people would want to see a family tree, but if some of you are interested, I'll just have to make time to do it! It'll be a while yet, though. So much to do, so little time.

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