Also I think it's fairly ridiculous that the Hasidic rebels are in their characteristic hats and long overcoats during the firefight. It wasn't like that in the books.... but I'm a lazy artist and needed a visual shorthand to show that the guys were Orthodox Jews.
And, needless to say, there is a LOT of butchered Hebrew in these panels. I think the soldier in panel 3 is saying "Shit!" while the Hasidic rebels in panel 6 are saying something like "Prepare to die, Palestinian!" If someone who actually speaks Hebrew wants to complain then they can go ahead. I deserve it. I should know at least some rudimentary Hebrew by my age.
Visually I'm fairly satisfied with these panels. Panel 4 was the hardest to draw and it came out the best. Panel 6 is fairly okay but it does look like the Hasidic rebels are standing in front of a bunch of middle school lockers for some reason. Also, as you can probably see fairly plainly in panels 1, 2, and 3 the soldiers' guns have gone back to total suck once again. I hate guns. I hate drawing guns. I hate everything about them. Ech.
Well, I know that I was going to put drawing on a hold while I got into shape for the big California hiking trip.... but that plan has gone by the wayside. I simply can't drive to the gym, work out for an hour and then drive back on my schedule. Either work or the baby constantly demands my attention. With drawing you can easily stop work to give the baby a bottle, ... but if you drive to the gym or bike for an hour or so then you come home to a wakeful baby and very annoyed parents who have been forced to babysit for a long time while you were working up a sweat.
Another bump in the road was that cellulitis infection in my upper arm a few weeks ago. My GP gave me massive amounts of antibiotics to combat it but somehow the infection was sluggish in its response. Finally I decided to give my immune system a break and started eating meat again. The response was almost immediate. Within minutes of eating my mother's teriyaki chicken and noodle casserole I was feeling so energetic. I was talking enthusiastically and hopping around like you wouldn't believe. My infection was gone within a day and all that was left was a little inoffensive dry skin. Yay!
Of course as soon as the infection was cleared up I was tempted to resume veganism. Still, aware that I had a hiking trip to prepare for and I wasn't training for it, I decided to continue my carnivorous ways so that I wouldn't be protein-deprived as well as flabby while hiking. My sister has been absolutely sweet in saying that I can go as slow as I like but I would like to squeeze at least TWO good all-day hikes into my Tahoe trip before flying back to Florida.
So veganism, let us say a temporary goodbye. No more of this:
And, oh yeah.... I'll be posting pictures of that when I get back :-)