ummm, I can't beleive I did this. I've been fustrated with this scene for a long time because of how predicatable it is. I couldn't change the scene without eliminating a major character, so I got the idea of doing this page just to shake you guys up or somthing. I hope someone found this funny, if not you should blame Cerise for not stopping me.
Drake was not hurt (although he would have deserved it for being so arrogant), I got him a stunt double. He is currently napping on the couch.
I also took this opportunity to expirement with backgrounds and speed lines. I'll probably remove this page in a bit, so I felt free to try things without worrying about how they would come out. I know the page is a bit cluttered, and I cut corners when drawing the knight and drake, but I'd appreciate feedback on the backgrounds and mothion effects (what was your favorite, what worked, what didn't, etc).
And his eyes went all dull when he died. Darn you, Daidai, this depresses me!
What doesn't work is the blood spewing out of this mouth in the middle panel of the last 2nd to last row of panels. It's square.
What does work is the two last panels. The penultimate panel looks impactful, like he hit the ground hard, and it makes me want to hug him. The second one is just tragic, and the soft grey-square thingies give it a nice hallelujah-chorus feel.
Alright, I laughed. XD Who's with me!! Bad and wrong, okay.
ANYWAY. I really liked the effect you created with the graytones and the shattered glass effect in panel three, very dramatic, and Drake's facial expression is terrific. I also found it really awesome when Drake's eyes turned that funny muddy colour in the last panel, talk about ominous. :O The blurry gray effect on the second last panel, I'm not so partial to. Mainly because you also chose to utilize the heavy pen lines, and it gives it a messier look.
It's clear that a lot of thought was put into this. I'm glad we got to see this experiment, it's very insightful.
(I agree with dirtsa. Something probably ought to happen to Drake, just not now and probably not this way. XD Maybe just something slightly humiliating to take him down from his pedestal. Like a pie in the face. I can wish. ;D)
You scared me there for a second! Hehe... Seems like a good page, I didn't see anything badly obvious. The knight's weapon should be going more up and down instead of off to the side in the stabbed panels. But that doesn't really matter, I didn't notice it until I was looking for errors.
Yeah, X is right, the weapon looks like its from Paper Mario or something. However the experiments in the Background colors are cool. Dunno, don't have much to say except this came up later then i expected.
Past my bedtime
It made me chuckle! The look on his face when his sword broke is funny, because...well, he was being too arrogant! Looking on the bright side, at least he died quickly and didn't have to suffer...too much. Bye bye Drake!
Maybe I would have been shocked instead if I hadn't read your comment first! Shocked and impressed at the bold move you made in killing off a main character.
I'm glad that it's just a joke though. Joan would be lost in the middle of nowhere and, of course, all of their delightful bickering would abruptly end. That would be tragic! ;D