Who knew that Grey was so limber? His training definitely paid off.
Errr, what’s he doing in that fifth panel? Did he throw himself on his own shoulders? Looks painful.
Jules – looks like he’s rocking back on his shoulders so he can launch himself to his feet. I’ve done the same thing is sparring matches, but it stings like hell if you do it wrong.
He’s in the middle of doing a kick up, which is where you roll back on your shoulders and jump to your feet. Here’s the only image I could find to give you an idea of what it looks like. http://thumbnails.truveo.com/0019/9F/1A/9F1A99BF2E4B03F38CB9D3_Large.jpg
It was a pretty difficult move to draw as it’s very fluid and quick, so I might have screwed it up lol. But then again I always find action scenes crazy hard to do 😛
I got that he was doing a kick-up right away, so the drawing was just fine. 😀 Tough move to draw if the audience isn’t familiar with it!
Especially since all this is happening FAST.
I thought it was a kick up as well myself at first. Not a problem, keep em, coming!
I got that its a kick up right off the bat, but to me he looks like he’s standing or kneeling in the third panel, not lying down on his back. First panel is clear that he’s there, as is second, but not the third.
Reference 3rd panel: It might be a little hard to see but there’s a shadow behind him on the ground and you can see his leg bent out in front of him, indicating that he is sitting up. I could have made it clearer though
Go Grey go!
I think the problem with the 3rd panel is the chosen angle/point of view. if it were from behind Gray’s shoulders, or from the side so that Gray is closer to the viewer, it could have been made more clear that he is lying down. Or any POV really that has Gray’s silhouette on top of the bloodlusty alien chick
With all his training, I’m surprised Grey is going for his gun instead of disarming her or pulling his own knife… Old sniper reflex, maybe?
i think it boils down to who has the edge in melee, personally i think she has the advantage for melee but he’s got the faster reflexes for grabbing the gun stop dropping and shooting her in the stomach
Yeah I see the shadow now. And if he has a knife, she has two swords. Unless he can well get inside her arc REAL fast, the rifle is the safer bet.
I ponder if he’s going for the rifle in order to shoot her in a vital but non-fatal area. I would think her value as a hostage and an intel resources would be strong enough to NOT want her dead if possible. Then again, nothing like a good three round group to center mass to dissuade further swordplay.
Valid points indeed, but after the punch, she had lost one blade and was stunned; instead of kicking up, he could have pushed his advantage. I think he would have had time to “get inside” and disarm/disable/kill her… Anyway, moot point since he didn’t and lunged for the gun instead… let’s see where that ends up! 😉
-Eonknight, I’ll grant he could have pushed his advantage, but only briefly as she still had one blade and eventually would have pushed him back. If his military training is anything like what my military friends describe, he was taught to end it fast and on his terms. His terms involve the sniper rifle apparently.
Ditto. I may not be military and have personally I haven’t experienced training but everything I read says end it as quickly as possible before it gets out of hand. The less bullets flying, the less posturing and cat calling the better. If you tried half the stuff they do in the movies you’d get your head blown off for wasting time twirling around theatrically.
That rebound could DEFINITELY be illustrated better.
Some light sketching here, I think I managed to capture the movement of the kick up better with this one. Seriously though artists, try drawing it sometime. It’s not easy, just sayin’ 😛
http://www.terra-comic.com/images/panelredux.jpg I’ll color it and implement it into the actual page at a later day.
Never tried drawing a kick-up… but I can imagine it being hellishly hard.
2Holly, that sketch looks awesome, really captures the movement sequence. I haven’t really studied how it works, but I can recognize what is happening.
But… did you just do that? With your injured hand? …There goes your plan of resting it 😛
Actually the healing is going pretty well, I’ve been able to do some light sketching but nothing as intensive as before.