The Comic: Page 11

I think this may be my best page yet. It's very complex, and I'm dealing with things that are typically hard for me to draw: nature, architecture and other people. At the last minute I decided to put in the "gradient" — the hatching in the background that suggests the light of sunset. I like the metaphorical value of it, but it also serves to unify a very fragmented page and further lead the eye to the last pane. This is why I like inking; because this is where the finishing touches really make all the difference. And I love that.

Here's the sketch.