Here are the finished digital inks for page 81. The pencil sketches were scanned in and then the inks were done in Photoshop. Many additional details were added later in the process, such as the swans in the lake, the blossoms on the trees and the surface textures on the flying creatures.
This screen serves as a bookend to David’s narration begun on screen 77. Both screens show a shift in style to delineate between Bill’s voice and David’s. The events depicted by either narrator may not be accurate, but imagery and text represent the perspective that each narrator is offering.
Originally, Screen 81 was going to show David and Kanji transforming into something more than human… but I decided to save the reveal of that transformation for a later encounter.