I don’t know why Masha bothered to hide the hole in the store-room floor…Bzik doesn’t seem to be very observant.
So, anyway, in this one, I tried to better merge the use of pencils with the digital aspects of the artwork. So, the figures are all inked digitally, to make sure they stand out in front of the backgrounds, while the backgrounds are entirely in pencil.
For an extra challenge, I set this one mainly in the hoosegow, which involved using a lot of layers and masks. Also, I had a lot of fun laying out the last panel.
Bonus points if you can spot the two Escher-esque perspective mistakes I made. Whoops!
Also–yeah: Malutki’s real name, turns out, is Ilya. Ilya Jaromirovich Mednik, to be precise. And if you’re interested, Masha’s full name is Maria Mikhailovna Vereshchatnikova.