Yeah, Eve gets/is going to get a lot of panels in the first chapter. So those that like her have lots to look forward to. For those that don't like her... well... sorry for making you put up with her in the first chapter for so long.
Was hoping to get this done much earlier, but you know how plans like that turn out <.< A very pastel shaded page compared to the ones before.
Drawing wise... this page and a few others were kind of a pain to translate from the novel to a comic, as a lot of this was descriptive narration on Eve's life and living situation. Hopefully I was able to get everything I needed in there without it looking odd or cluttered.
The word bubble in the second panel -or actually I guess the only word bubble on this page as the rest are boxes- Ended up being a lot bigger than I sketched it out in the layout to be, as I was sketching up the layout directly off my novel pages, then after inking it all found out that I would need to have her say a bit more to keep the comic readers from missing the point of her mundane schedule that was described in the book through narration. I tried to place it as best as I could, and I hope it doesn't look odd. To me it looks fine... but hopefully I will not run into that problem when creating the layout again.
I didn't have a lot of background to work with for this page colour or otherwise =/ as Eve's room is white walled with nothing on it, it ended up making the page you VERY blank, especially if you compared it to the other pages I released thus far. So I had to add a window which actually helped a lot more then I first thought it would in making the page look less blank, and added sparkles around the little chibi Eve figures that give a quick visual queue of what she's going on about.
I was going to but a design on her pyjamas's but it made it look too busy and quickly brought your eyes straight to it instead of the picture as a whole. So I removed them.
Due to human negligence the world as we know it has ended and been reborn. The animal spirits that guide man giving them the forms of animals so that they would be able to survive in this new wilderness. Though now carrying the form of beasts man has not forgotten the place they once had, as an existence greater then just what nature wanted of them, an existence above all.
Those that worked to gain their humanity are known as domestics, while those who wished to follow the rolls the spirits had given them were known as wilds. Both groups grew arrogant and hateful of one another, the wilds saw the domestics as selfish monsters, for they were returning to the ways that had once destroyed the world, while the domestics saw the wilds as primitive beings afraid of progress, they no better than wild animals.
The raven and the wolf spirits grew tired of the destruction and fighting, and sided with the wilds in their ideals, the domestics only capable of further destroying nature. In their anger they marked a tribe of wilds with a curse, they being removed from the sacred circle of life, unable to hunt or grow their own food, their souls never able to move on while their bodies are unable to return to the earth when they died. The curse upon them only broken once the domestics are gone once and for all. The cursed tribe now known to all by the name of the spirits whom cursed them. ‘Raven Wolf’