Here's episode 218 at a jumbo-size just for Patreon! As always, 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.
I think it made the dragon feel that much more immense.
Here's a look at the linework "inks"...
I hope you like how it turned out.
And the sound effect is a nod to the 1966 Batman tv show because I worry the dragon might be a bit too scary for younger readers and I want this to still be fun. And that style of sound effect is all about fun. :)
Wherever you are in the world, I hope you're safe and secure. You're essential to me! <3