Whilst sick this weekend, I had some time to finally hunker down and read through what's available of the online webcomic, Novae, an LGBT+ historical romance comic steeped in mystery, necromancy and the wonders of the universe. I had the pleasure of meeting KaiJu at TCAF before. Everytime their work graces my timeline, I just feel a sense of delight because their work is so quietly beautiful, and both meticulous and simple. I honestly wish that I could draw and create stories like them! I can keep wishing...!

To pay tribute to their work, I drew one of the main characters, Sulvain. I really enjoy picking out the nuanced cultural details in the clothing and environment of Novae. Here is my feeble attempt of lifting the webcomic's current colour palette, into a quick illustration.

draft sketch inking flats final picture?

Fire Alpaca and Photoshop

They also recently launched a Patreon, so if you are a fan of their work and would like to support them, please check it out! They also have a gumroad and some work available through Sparkler Monthly as well!