Act Three, Chapter One: 001

19th Aug 12:00 AM, 2016 in Act Three: Chapter One
Act Three, Chapter One: 001
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MsMegan 19th Aug 12:00 AM, 2016
Artemesia, Yew, Marigold


Fluffy 19th Aug 12:02 AM, 2016
Aw snap. Here we go!
Mar-ee27 19th Aug 12:03 AM, 2016
Ohhh lovely, wonder what these represent
metaceryn 19th Aug 3:33 AM, 2016
Feels, feels, and feels
a Drop of Beauty 21st Aug 4:49 AM, 2016
a Drop of Beauty
Pretty muchly.
lunnascribbles 19th Aug 12:09 AM, 2016
in order:

aren't we in for a happy chapter
Michael 25th Apr 8:09 PM, 2017
o joy.
Exasperated Dwarf 19th Aug 12:11 AM, 2016
*bangs head against the wall*
lalechuga 19th Aug 12:11 AM, 2016
dear lord. This does not bode well.
metaceryn 19th Aug 3:16 AM, 2016
I wanted to say that some really important real-world drugs were originally found in these plants (genus probably, not species), which indirectly fits Argus's medical-botanical interests. Well, two out of three isn't bad (freaking marigolds just have to ruin my theme).
Kirala 19th Aug 10:03 AM, 2016
Sorry, were you saying that marigolds DON'T have medical use?

I grant you that that's not groundbreaking powerful drugs, but everyday healing is important, too...
prime_pm 19th Aug 8:41 AM, 2016
So will this be a Three-Act structure or a Five-Act structure?
Kirala 19th Aug 10:05 AM, 2016
I feel like the traditional B&tB tale will fit three acts. However, there's a LOT of room to play with backstory & consequences - Villeneuve alone could pad out two more acts - so I feel like telling exactly how many acts there are would be a spoiler...
Guest 19th Aug 12:05 PM, 2016
i think the author did state a while ago that there will be three acts
NanamiG 19th Aug 10:30 PM, 2016
I was struck by something just now: Ms. Megan, your flower drawings for these cover pages are really beautiful. They look exactly like the plants they are meant to be (duh!) and clearly convey the flower without needing color to provide that extra clue as to which plant it is. How do you do the research for these/draw them?
MsMegan 20th Aug 7:54 PM, 2016
I usually google close-up shots of the actual plants, or check out old botanical plates that show how botanists have simplified them. I leave those open on a side screen for reference. Then I knock in the the general stem form and add the "big" shapes, like leaves and petals, before doing a final pass at higher magnification with a small brush for the detailing (seeds and petals and folds and shading). I usually do each plant on its own layer so I can flip them around and change their arrangement without too much trouble. Then, when they're arranged and detailed enough to feel different from the main story artwork, I spatter 'em with an ink stain stamp and call it a day!

Uh... I mean.... do you see my signature anywhere on these? Must be this Argus guy. Better ask him.
NanamiG 21st Aug 4:05 PM, 2016
Lol! Well they are beautiful and they look like actual botanist drawings. Lovely work!
AbigailBrooks 22nd Jan 12:47 PM, 2017
So absence, sorrow, and despair/grief are the flower meanings for this chapter. Clearly we are in for an angsty one! That's only fitting, though, considering how the last one ended.