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Cutting back North by Theophilia Cutting back North by Theophilia
Crown of the World Prologue Graphic Novel:
Page III: "Cutting back North"

June 15th, 2011
Pen, pencil, markers

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In which Godfrey and Jacques try to get less lost than they are and in which GODFREY TAKES OFF HIS HELMET AND WE FINALLY GET TO SEE HIS ARMING CAP. :iconlegaspplz:

Whew. Done with this one finally. Sorry guys, I donít really have much of an excuse for why this one is late. And weíve all heard the ďIím-lazyĒ one, so, erm, yeah. :XD: But the last few days weíve been doing lots of housework, so thatís why it didnít get done on, say, Monday or so. Oh well. I GOT A HEADSTART ON THE NEXT ONE, so maybe Iíll kick myself in gear and actually be diligent. Oh, and Starcraft II has entered my life. So Iíve been playing that a lot too. What can I say, my days are just jam-packed with important things to do. ;-)

I also kind of just like how Godfrey is struggling to take off his coif and Jacques is just so chill (and tired). :giggle: A bit more dialogue in this one. ;-) I know you guys, ITíS GETTING SUPER INTENSE AND ACTION-PACKED WHAT WITH ALL THAT TRYING TO GET UN-LOST. ;-) But donít you worry, itíll start picking up fairly quickly. ;-)

Oh lament, LAMENT! That last panel. Gosh Godfrey, I worked SO long on that, and I don't even know what to think of it anymore. You did NOT COOPERATE!! :shakefist:

Yaíll can see those two little horse-shaped figures climbing up that hill in the fourth panel, right? Or did I make that too dark?

Oh, and credit must go where credit is due. I could NOTófor the life of meóget a good pose/looking thing for Godfrey going on, so I had to use a reference. So thank you to *SenshiStock for this image: [link] . Much appreciated. :nod:

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Crown of the World Prologue Novella:
:bulletblack:Crown of the World Prologue Novella Cover
:bulletred:Page I: "I Lift My Eyes Up to the Hills"
:bulletwhite:Page II: Too Far to the South
:bulletblack:Page III: Cutting back North (CURRENT)
:bulletred:Page IV: "Like the Old Days"
:bulletwhite:Page V:ĒThe Messengers from CairoĒ
:bulletblack: Page VI: "Homesick for Damascus"
:bulletred: Page VII: "Chasing Shadows"
:bulletwhite: Page VIII: "Deliver Us From Our EnemiesĒ
:bulletblack: Page IX: "Malikís Plan"
:bulletred: Page X: "A Prey to their Teeth"

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Other Crown of the World inspired pieces:

:bulletblack:The Crown of the World
:bulletred: Outremer: The Land Beyond the Sea
:bulletwhite: The Holy City: Jerusalem

:bulletred:25 Expressions: Godfrey de Montferrat
:bulletwhite:Malik, Godfrey and Jacques sketch
:bulletblack:Oh Godfrey
:bulletred:Poor Jacques
:bulletwhite:An (almost) Friendless Templar
:bulletblack:A Serenading Saracen
:bulletred:Godfrey meets Baldwin IV
:bulletwhite:Well, this is awkward
:bulletblack:A Beef with Gerard de Ridefort
:bulletred:Godfrey's Singing
:bulletwhite:Dreams of Chivalry
:bulletred:Godfrey and Baldwin-Calvin and Hobbes Style
:bulletwhite:Godfrey de Montferrat, Knight of the Temple
:bulletblack:Boys will be Boys
:bulletred: Drinking Buddies
:bulletwhite:What do you do with a Drunken Templar?
:bulletblack:Chibi Godfrey
:bulletred: The Templar's Adoration
:bulletwhite:Crown of the World Novella Cover

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"Crown of the World" belongs to Nathan Sadasivan.
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Dezeker08 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Whenever I see the top guy pointing, I always think of 1:59 in this....
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahah, nice. ;-)
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great contrast with when they get out into the open! Also I really like the shading on Godfrey's face in the last panel.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'awww! thank you! :aww:
elavoria Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE Godfrey's helmet hair in the last panel. XD I really like all the panels, actually, but I think my favorite is the fifth. Great job with their expressions, especially Jacques's in the sixth. Poor thing looks so exhausted! And for some reason, the panel with Godfrey pointing makes me very happy. I think it's because of the way you draw cloaks or something. ;p Seriously though, the movement of the fabric is great in that one in particular.
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heehee.... :D I was very happy with that panel too, it was tricky at first because I had the dialogue in different pnales but then I thought, "Oh hey! Why not just combine their dialogue in one panel!" Thus: the fifth panel. ;-) Poor Jacqusies. Wearing a hauberk and spangenhelm and everything in the hot Egyptian sun can make one very, very tired. Godfrey had the right idea about taking his helmet off. :XD: (I wanted to have a panel of him wiping his brow with the arming cap but that wouldn't really fit, but I still like the idea. :D)

Thanksies! :giggle:
elavoria Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welocme! :hug: Well, there shall be more arming cap goodness, I hope? :D
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I think he'll probably be wearing that thing for the rest of the comic, so, probably. :XD:
elavoria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :dummy:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad the stock was helpful! :D it looks really awesome, amazing detail!
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