Trust

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Rudek’s PTSD won’t simply go away… But at least Skorzany understands and sees a path forward for his old comrade in arms. Pretty happy with the colors in this one, which are based around a complementary pair I rarely use: … Continued

Panna Masza, Our Hero

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Masza has just donated a chunk of her smuggler’s cache to the needy children of Stołpce…she’s finally made up for, well, contributing to their penury in the first place. She should feel good. So, why does she feel so distracted, … Continued

Masha’s Best Deal Yet?

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Tried something different with the layout, which required some real problem-solving in Clip Studio. I wanted desperately to maintain my pace of an update per week, so I chose to revert to digital painting on the backgrounds, and kept them … Continued

Red Handed

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This was one of those comics where I kept fussing with it after it was probably done. The problem was I liked the look of the characters in flat colors, but with the complexity of the background, the eye-path wasn’t … Continued

Smoke

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No one noticed Masha quietly approaching… 😲 What does she have in mind, I wonder… Not thrilled with how the background came out, but mastering gouache will take time. And I’m torn on the cell shading…I might still prefer straight … Continued

“The Riven World,” Part 6

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Two foxes have made two very different choices about what their uniforms mean, what their role is among the Galician jews… This concludes the flashback sequence. Any questions you have about the fate of Zeftel or Sierżant Wiater, well… all … Continued

“The Riven World,” Part 5

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Rudek’s flashback to the campaign in Galicja continues. By the time he arrives at the shtetl, the violence has already occurred…but one desperate survivor needs Rudek’s help… I went out on a limb and watercolored this one, background and characters. … Continued

A Sobering Moment

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While I was working on this one, I was just so happy to draw Masha doing everything that makes her who she is. A tough little bear, focused on her goals, knowing an opportunity when she sees it!   The … Continued

“The Riven World,” Part 4

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The flashback continues… The number of characters and complexity of the staging was a fun challenge…but took way too long to complete. Thanks for hanging in there despite my erratic update schedule.

Disarmed

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I’m still not sure about the decision to draw Malutki’s eyes all white, like he’s in the Avatar State or something. I wanted him to look fearsome… But is this the right visual cue? Not sure.

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