So I took last week off of posting to this blog, and I swear I'll get this thing moving again, but I figured I'd try and post something so it doesn't stagnate any longer.
Today's random art is, for those unaware, Queen Katherine of Crosarth. She'll appear in Wednesday's comic, and will be showing up from time to time. Designing the Queen meant also determining women's fashion for the comic, and figuring out what I exactly wanted to do with it.
Men's fashion is easy when developing something pseudo-Victorian -- frankly, while small details go in and out of style for guys, major elements are pretty constant. For the dress on the Queen in this, I took inspiration from multiple time periods, from medieval to Edwardian, to come up with something sort of in between. The comic isn't beholden to any particular time period, so I wanted to evoke an aesthetic, not a specific year.