Aunt Hilda, no offense, I think we all are pretty aware that "thrice baked bidaydas" means "bidaydas that didn't get eaten last night or the night before," and as a result don't sound that enticing.
Marie's kind of got a Zachary Taylor look going on with the hat hair.
It's not really required knowledge, at least not now, but the other room in the second floor/attic is the boy-cousins' room. Hilda & Oval's bedroom is downstairs, the doorway to Marie's left when she enters on the page prior to this one.
I feel so bad for Marie now (not that it's Aunt Hilda's fault either) but her expressions make me happy. Especially panels 2 and 3! X)
I feel bad for Marie, but I also really like Aunt Hilda so far. She seems like she somewhat understands Marie's trepidation about being sent out there, and looks like she's trying her best to be accommodating.
Plus, she seems fun. Well, as fun as a farmer's wife in the early 20's can be, anyway.
I feel pretty drained when I have to draw unhappy characters. You ever feel this way? If you do, at least you have a pretty happy one to balance out!
@Oly-RRR: Ahahaha thank you!!! It's been fun to draw her on these pages :P
@The_Hankerchief: Awesome! That's pretty much what I was going for so I'm glad it's coming across that way. She's a little more on the tough-love side than Marie probably wants right now, but a lot less so than her mom is so I guess it's probably a better situation either way.
@Squirreltastic-Blue: You know, that's interesting, because I know I often find myself mirroring the faces I'm drawing but I haven't noticed it actually affecting the way I feel, either emotionally or physically. It's almost like my psyche kind of gets into a different mode when I'm working on the comic, since I know it's all fictional, so I can mirror it back for the purposes of making the scene feel authentic but it doesn't really hang over into my real life that I've noticed?
@mitchellbravo: Yes, I find myself making faces too, and then squirrels around me think I'm kooky!