“I died and then I- I came back?”
Phoebe sat up and peered out the open window. A whole train’s-worth of passengers and staff were outside. Some were sitting under the shade of trees, others were milling about. Many were on their phones discussing the events of the night before. Some were crying, some were quietly talking about how scary it was but that they needed to be in Grand Shore by 9am sharp and now everything was ruined.
“Train derailed,” Bluebell said, “Small quake, maybe, but nobody’s really sure.”
“That man,” Phoebe started, “Did he do all of this? There was a man with the aspect of a wildebeest, and he used a Consumption ritual on me. He brought that monster onto the train, I saw it, and he wanted to bind me to it, then he escaped, and then- god-” her voice failed her.
I'm "back" from Othercon and had a total blast. The panels were great, the atmosphere was welcoming, and I got to interact with more people than I would have at an in-person convention. Left me with a lot of new questions and insight too.
Regarding the update, that first image is maybe the closest thing to a crowd scene I've ever drawn? Gonna have to get more used to drawing groups- and fast! But that's something that I really like about Kata. It's forcing me to draw a lot of subjects that probably wouldn't have otherwise. Expressions are another prime example of that. Been trying to push them more on this page as well as others. Sometimes when I draw exaggerated expressions they look almost grotesque to me though. I'm not sure if that means I'm still bad at drawing them, or that I'm just not used to including them in my style (probably both.)