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Comic 70 - Page 69
31st Mar 2015, 9:48 AM
Page 69
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Author Notes:
Skweeee edit delete
This page is late, due to the fact that I've spent the last couple of days movie binge watching.

Plus!!!! My Achilles tendon is pretty much healed, so I'm running again!!! (It's been like 3 months)
User comments:
Ninabird edit delete reply
I love the dappled sunlight. Also, I expected Lili to be a lot gruffer of a teacher, but then that would be kind of a cliche! So kudos on avoiding one.
Amalockh1 edit delete reply
I agree! Lili seems to be a very good teacher, even when it seems that Piper is not meeting her expectations!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks Amalockh1!

I've always been fond of the nicer teachers I had had as a student.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Ninabird!!
Thank you!

With Lili, I'm probably projecting my thoughts on what a teacher and mentor should be.
Sleeper edit delete reply
I'm reminded of Yoda. "She's too old. Too old to begin the training!"

Awesome page. can't wait to see what's coming up next
Skweeee edit delete reply
There is probably a lot of Yoda influence in Lili, now that you mention it.
Stever edit delete reply
Nice to hear you can run again. There's nothing worse than trying to stay in shape and being side-tracked by an injury.

Great lighting on this page. Looks like things are going to be getting exciting pretty soon.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks Stever! I only have another 10 half decent years of life left before I seriously start to fall apart. So being fit for them is a goal.
I'm glad you like the page!
Seabiscuit edit delete reply
Oh man the shadows from the leaves look SO amazing here!
Ahh, so Lili will stay behind? Oh no. Lili pls. Have mercy on Bebber!

Wow, Piper seems like she's doing so well, and yet...Not good enough? Harsh!

Glad to hear you're all healed up!:D
TheD-Wrek edit delete reply
SB is right, those leaf shadows... wow. I can't even word right now. *takes notes* X)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey D!!!

Thanks man. This was a first attempt for me to do this kind of shady stuff. I like how it turned out!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Seabiscuit!!!!

Thanks. I'm happy with how the light and shade turned out on this page. The leafy shadows was a first for me.

If Lili even gets a chance to meet Bebber at all???? Hmmmmmm....
quetzlsacatanango edit delete reply
I like the thought bubble.
Seems like no one ever uses them anymore.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Me too. I wonder why they aren't used as much anymore. So long as the writer doesn't rely on them too heavily, they can be a great tool in building tension between character.
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
I really feel for Lili here. I can't shake the "drastic measures" feeling.

Also, great lighting here. And backgrounds... Framing... Really, well done on the whole dang page! :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hello Prof!!!!

Thank you man! I'm glad that you like it.
iggycrypt edit delete reply
I love the lighting under the tree!!!

Glad to hear you're all healed up.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Iggy!!!

Thanks man. That was my first attempt with that kind of colouring of light and shade.
moizmad edit delete reply
I think she's pretty good, I can only make a small hill of water in the bathtub and most just ends up on the floor.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Mo!!

As a kid I remember doing this with my baths.
Miaubol edit delete reply
Ha, changing the topic worked. ;)

But the last panel is pretty unsettling.. D:
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Miaubol!!!!!

Yep, when you don't want to talk about something.. talk about something else!
Matt Knab edit delete reply
Matt Knab
One word. Dappled. We need more dappled in comics. XD

Also, Piper seems to be making excellent progress, Lili!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey Matt!!

Thanks! Piper''s progress is remarkable, I suspect it's not her rate of improvement that Lili finds worrisome.
shinka edit delete reply
nice work again.
I really like the coloring of your work.
The pov of each panels are also well done.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hello Shinka!!!!

Thank you very much! To select the POV for each panel, I imagine the story being played out as a live action movie.
CiciEnixa edit delete reply
I think a few have already mentioned the tree, but I'll say it anyway. I love how you did the shade over Piper.

Also, Lili knows... Hold on, did Piper's hair also fritz out when she did the water thing before? Because if it did, that is a cute after-effect XD
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Cici! Thanks very much. That leafy shading on Piper was a first attempt for me.

Yep. Piper's hair responds to the energies she uses her powers.
zartala edit delete reply
This is a stunningly gorgeous page. :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hello Zartala!!!!

Thank you very much! I'm happy that you like it!
L. Cardenas edit delete reply
This may be an oddly specific thing to comment on, but you have very good use of the color green, Especially in outdoors scenes like this. Can't say I can put my finger on why, but I really like it :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thank you very much L!!!

I struggle so much when it comes to selecting the right colours for things. I probably waste half of my time colouring, just selecting the one colour that's juusssst right. I try very hard to colour things as the look, rather than colour them as what I think they are.
chris-tar edit delete reply
Both my Achilles tendons are fine and I never run. Lol
Skweeee edit delete reply
I hurt mine as a result of running too far, too often. I can get addicted to running. Especially during the summer months.
Lt. Dom edit delete reply
Lt. Dom
Awesome color work on this page! Awesome page overall really. Lili explaining in her mind how Piper is nowhere near ready for what she's about to go through really builds up the tension. Can't wait to see what goes down!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey Dom!!

Thanks man! It's funny how I'm dragging out the story as I go along, because I want aspects of the story to be read in a very specific way. I want things to be absorbed in a specific way because I want the reader to experience the story's unfolding in a very precise way.
QuietClayton edit delete reply
Those ARE awesome leaf shadows...
I love the reflections in the stream too.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Helloooo Clayton!!!!

Thanks very much man!!!! I tried a few things for the first time on this page, so I'm very pleased that you like it!
jolle edit delete reply
I don't feel like repeating what everybody has already said about this page, so... What movies did you watch?
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Jolle!

Since the last Hobbit Movie has just come out, my wife and I decided to watch the whole series. Then we moved on to watching the LOTR trilogy too. Plus playing some Civilization V took much of my time as well.
DizzasterJuice edit delete reply
Is her hair standing up when she's water bending?
I thought I was water bending in the bath tub once, but it turned out it was just gas.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Dizz! Yup. Piper's hair reacts that way when she uses her new powers.

I use your water bending technique all the time... with or without water. '0'
Clanjack Farlo edit delete reply
Clanjack Farlo
Congrats on the healing, running is pretty darn great!

I love the lighting under the tree, and the backgrounds are stunning, as per usual. :)

Uh, oh, better step up your game, Piper! That last sentence sounds pretty ominous!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi there Clanjack!!!

Thanks man. It's certainly good to be running again. I take my German Shepherd with me. She loves it.

Thanks. I'm glad that the light and shade was well received on this page.

Potential spoiler. Stuff is going to happen where Piper is going to be in a lot of Danger. D:
Centcomm edit delete reply
Really sharp work here love the sunlight .. :D and as always love the details you add in :D
Skweeee edit delete reply
Ah! Thanks so much Centcomm!!!

And I always love your positive posts. It always makes my day.
Spelledeg edit delete reply
Ooo this is such a lovely page, Skweeee! I really like how you're showing Lili's body language in the fourth panel, too! The dappling effect is realllly well done. :D Hmmm I find it interesting that Piper's abilities manifest the way they do, if it isn't spoilery - is it an energy-field or some sort of charged air that surrounds Piper when her abilities are active? (With the hair floaty thing) That mighttt imply that other elements/energies she might be able to manipulate would manifest differently on her person.

This makes the Chapter Cover for this make more sense, too, as to why Lili is pointing at a stream. Wonderful job, man! I'm looking forward to seeing how this simple Saturday in the month of May goes down!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hello Spelledeg!

Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it.

Yep. Though, in my imagination it's less an energy field, but more of a side effect on her body as she uses her abilities. Something like that anyways. Also, artistically I selected that kind of effect over light rays, and crackling electrical stuff.

Yes exactly!! Thanks for noticing that Spell. I've got music picked out too, which will tie in to everything as well.
sephirencomics edit delete reply
Great page as always! Love the sunlight/shading of Piper under the tree.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hello! Thanks so much Sephirencomics!
HeSerpenty edit delete reply
MAN this page is gorgeous! The backgrounds are aamaazing <33

Oh I wonder what Lili has up her sleeve :O
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi HeSerpenty!!!!

Thank you very much. It's great to receive compliments on something I've been working hard on.

Lili, will have 'a few' surprises up her sleeve... you'll see.
Rd Ashes edit delete reply
Rd Ashes
Wow, another impressive page! I love the lighting effects.
So much work and detail put into this.
The more I look at it the more little details I see, like the reflection of the grass on the water.
I get tired just thinking about drawing the way you do!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks Rd Ashes!!!!!

Ha ha ha. Drawing the way I do is more therapeutic than tiring for me. Working on those details is such an escape for me!
Outlaw edit delete reply
I'm dying to see her powers in practical action.

Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey Outlaw. she'll use her powers... eventually.
IllustratorMan edit delete reply
Wow that's pretty impressive by my standards. Can't imagine what magnitude Lili wants Piper to reach before duty calls...

It's gonna be a HUGE showdown if this isn't up to snuff.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks I,M.!

Yep. Who knows what these Femorians are actually capable of?
Proxy170 edit delete reply
Yikes...does Lili know about these dangerous paths converging? Does she have any skills that could maybe help? D:
Skweeee edit delete reply
I suspect Lili's greatest skill is her overall knowledge and experience.

Let's hope She can make an impact.
CACKLE.N.COMICS edit delete reply
"not even close to good enough"?!? it's more than I can do- SHEESH!

awesome page Mr Skweee; especially like the tree shade
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks man!

I enjoyed the experimenting I did with the colouring on this page.