This is the first page I drew after coming off a brief vacation occasioned by my girlfriend having a full week off and wanting me to do nothing but play Dragon Age: Origins with her in that time. I’m not happy with any part of the page. The fighting is lusterless, the stances without energy, and the dialogue has that undefinable aura of clunk that I don’t quite know how to fix. Worse: I’ve lost my previously cushy buffer, so I’m working with more of a schedule than I have been. Time to build that buffer back up.