Kay is the Ayuri’s artificial interpreter, who was built from a kit to fill her role in the crew.
I got a critique video from Brookes Eggleston’s Patreon between the pencils and inks on this.
I added a little more detail on the hair, and calming down on the shading. Among other things, next week I’ll try to do the second part of that last one: using the time saved to do an establishing shot.
I’m surprised at how good the new shading looks. With how I’ve been adding to it over the years, I didn’t think cell-shading would work. The style needs refinement, but it adds a bit of crispness I’ve always wanted.
At first I was going to have Nilje hobbling on three limbs, with the clothes under one arm. But then I remembered that knuckle-walkers can walk upright, just not as well.
For the less scientifically-inclined, that means they don’t have any days or seasons. Their sun just stays in one spot in the sky.
Don’t worry, Kay’s waterproof.
Also, I legit don’t remember what that statement means. I have an explanation in the script notes, and I think someone translates it in a few strips.