The action picks up. More panels per page, more suspense… and more stuff to draw. And more reference needed. But let’s start with the thumbnail sketches.
Here’s how I did MAELSTROM page 2. Compared to the Photoshop illustration on page 1, this page here is done in the most traditional manner. Yes, it’s pen and brush with india ink, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t use the computer at all.