For comparison, I thought I’d put up a glimpse of the “original” version,
the one that was available for reference after claims.
Folder is full of intermediate saves that aren’t necessarily improvements. Maybe I should’ve left it at ^? (It looks a lot better shrunk down this small*, and I’m forever fiddling with drafts.)
'cause when I finally got around to reading, I just saw these references to detail, and maybe the tweaked drawing makes it less obvious? Though it certainly doesn’t nullify. I definitely plan to reread and see if I can’t savor the story better now that I know how it ends. Great ending, by the way. Say that as someone who’s usually lukewarm about that.** Although does it really qualify as satisfying if the journey there felt rather short? I just…Aveline and fake!Wesley. I might have a bias. Which brings to - I hope no one saw my art notes and thought the commentary applied to the story too. That’s like looking at a book jacket blurb for a proper synopsis!
*Used to be that a reduction in size would muddle my work, so in that regard it’s kinda nice I prefer to look at it compact like this. Probably says something about progress.
**The other pairing, I mean. (not at all indifferent about her narrative arc, moving on being good and all)