If like me you find yourself struggling in these trying times, know that youโ€˜ll always have a room in my magnificent Elven Castle, waiting for you to get some rest. โœจโ€‹

Currently drawing another -style chapter.

I actually cheated and skipped a more complicated chapter for this easier one - lots of stress and people to take care of these days, and I worried the pages would otherwise peter out entirelyโ€ฆ

Aaand the final incarnation of my mountains:

removed all paper and rubber cement and used fine brushes for outlines, rocks and structures. White ink for rivers in the valley.

Usually, this stage ruins everything, so although it doesn't capture the essence of this place, it's no disaster, either.

(I think I will add some digital structures later on in the computer phase, to make it a bit more iridescent...)

But for the moment, that's it!
Whew!

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Phase 4 of my mountain range:

Peeled off the rubber cement here and there, applied it in other places in hope of getting more shades and nuances.

Then sprayed ink again - it's so important to know when to stop.

(I can always make it darker in the ink stage, but making it lighter needs white ink and destroys the sprayed base.)

I must say I like it so far! Surprised I didn't ruin it yet.

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On to Phase 3

Applying the โ€œpoor people's air brushโ€œ, my trusty tooth brush, to create mineral-looking lighter and darker areas.

Not too much, as I will go over it a second time.

(White areas have been covered with rubber cement.)

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Phase 2:
Still blue pencil, but filling in structures, currents, and a little light and dark.

So far, so good...

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Current work in progress: This double-spread landscape.

I have to try to do it justice, it's just too close to my heart to fuck it up.

Well, let's find our... ๐Ÿ˜…โ€‹

Phase 1: Outlines with blue pencil.

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I bet yโ€™all think that as a comics artist, Iโ€™m constantly locked up in this tiny chamber, huddled behind a tilted desk, but watch me SOAR high above the magnificient planes of the |ic highlands around lake ร€lftavatn!

In light of U.S. Vice president Mike Penceโ€™s recent visit to to re-establish a military presence there, let me share with you the rusted remains of the WWII naval base in the Hvalfjรถrรฐur fjord, destroyed by in 1944 for basically interdimensional imperialism and trespassing.

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