Act Three, Chapter Three: 14

29th Aug 12:00 AM, 2017 in Act Three: Chapter Three
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Act Three, Chapter Three: 14
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MsMegan 29th Aug 12:00 AM, 2017 edit delete
MsMegan
Ok, but YOU try drawing dusk in black and white and see how far you get.

edit: Whoops! sorry for the file mixup! we're all good now! Carry on!
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Kukki 29th Aug 12:32 AM, 2017 edit delete reply
Oops, same image as the last page. Looking forward to seeing the new one when you're able to correct it. :)
the selkie wife 29th Aug 11:16 AM, 2017 edit delete reply
she's not going to find the castle the same way as last time, is she.

FIND HIM, BEAUTY! WE'RE ROOTING FOR YOU!
metaceryn 29th Aug 12:56 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
metaceryn
<stale Apple Maps joke>

But oooh, this is a delicious complication I hadn't considered...since she knows where she's going, if not where it is...
Sarah 29th Aug 1:16 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
Maybe next time Beauty you should bring a horse to ride on.
Mar-ee 29th Aug 3:25 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
Don't feel bad Beauty stuff happens. Butt just hope nothing bad is about to happen 8B;
Mar-ee 29th Aug 3:25 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
Don't feel bad Beauty stuff happens. Butt just hope nothing bad is about to happen 8B;
Mar-ee 29th Aug 3:25 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
Don't feel bad Beauty stuff happens. Butt just hope nothing bad is about to happen 8B;
Mar-ee 29th Aug 3:25 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
Don't feel bad Beauty stuff happens. Butt just hope nothing bad is about to happen 8B;
Mar-ee 29th Aug 3:25 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
Don't feel bad Beauty stuff happens. Butt just hope nothing bad is about to happen 8B;
Mar-ee 29th Aug 3:25 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
Don't feel bad Beauty stuff happens. Butt just hope nothing bad is about to happen 8B;
Cat 29th Aug 3:58 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
All you 'need' to really show the difference between sunrise and sunset is, usually, clouds.
Kirala 29th Aug 7:05 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
Excuse me, the stark blacks and long shadows are *very* suggestive of dusk, how dare you imply that the end result shows any of the effort it takes to convey it. Poor Beauty; messed-up magic is frustrating.
Rose Mrdj 29th Aug 11:37 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
I got so excited about the current plot here that I had to go rent the recent 2017 BatB and reread Robin McKinley's Beauty to quench my BatB feelings.
Keep going, Beauty! I believe in you!!
Awlwren 30th Aug 2:01 AM, 2017 edit delete reply
I stumbled across your comic yesterday (Monday) and am finally caught up. Thank you for this beautiful comic and wonderful story.

It is amazing how you have made such a clean, elegant, yet detailed comic with literally black and white. You might complain about going off model, but I have never been confused about who was who, nor been thrown out by wonky proportions. Your flowers, stylized and otherwise are amazing, and your motifs well-thought out, well-used, and a joy to encounter.

If I had to complain about anything art-wise, it would be that the linked speech bubbles that rise on the second bubble are sometimes confusing, because some comics stress the top-down order over the left-to-right, so I don't instinctively know how to read it. However, within the comic you have been consistent, so it's really more a personal issue.

Now to the story! I love all of your main characters. Beauty and Argus are believable and consistent in characterization, while still being given room to grow or have moods. It is a very impressive accomplishment. You've also done a fantastic job building their complementary natures and rolling them out for us. Virtue and Temperence are a wonderful change of pace from typical fantasy sisters, and while in other stories might be merely stock figures with one identifying characteristic, here feel three-dimensional - growing up and showing other sides while retaining enough framework to help the readers remember them clearly.

The mothers are very well done, as well. The ongoing mystery of Swan Mother - how much she cared, what was her contract, etc, - as we slowly get to know her and the slow reveal of the ever-deepening horror of the ever-a-mistress-never-a-queen have been paced well. I always enjoy learning about the previous generation, and this has been ample repayment of that interest. Sins of the mothers (and fathers) and the webs that bind all of us humans...

Sorry for the midnight gushing; I just have enjoyed this comic immensely, and wanted to show at least a bit of that joy. Thank you, and I look forward to reading it on a regular basis!