This is episode 218 of The Middle Age. You can read the story from the beginning here.
I have wanted to draw this scene for so long! Waddlebottom versus a dragon!
Such a ridiculous scene, I put a commensurate ridiculous amount of time into drawing and coloring it! 🙂
A big difference with this page was in the ‘inking.’ I usually draw the figures and elements with a “cartoony” outline (a la my favorite cartoonists like Walt Kelly and Carl Barks and Jeff Smith) and add weight and shadow in the coloring stage. In this case, I drew the heavy shadows in the inking stage – and inked as if it were my coloring process, with lots and lots of hatching and textures.
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I hope you’re safe and able to stay that way! <3
— Steve @theSteveConley