Those posts are supposed to be from the Ulenite cloudship, now gone. Kinda forgot to include the establishing shot of the Ulenite sailors tying the lines down, so…yeah.

One of my goals while drawing The Water Phoenix King is of course to use my art to tell the story, instead of just dialogue and those handy-dandy text boxes. Expressions are really important to that. Trying to emphasize Anthem’s personality with her gestures and expressions is something I’ve been working on, so I’m pretty happy with her pouty, arms-crossed expression in panel 2, and Ismene (whose personality is very close to the opposite of Anthem’s) peaking around the corner in panel 3. However, neither Gilgam in panel 4 nor the first panel’s architecture are perfect. I really need to work on my vanishing points.