When I was drawing this page I originally found it to be magnetic and completely… boring.
After a little reflection, I saw that there was no sense of anxiety and that required a deviation from my preferred sense of realism.
I don’t like to draw bullets or lines that they travel. It’s completely unlike real life and lends to silly caped characters inanely dodging bullets.
So I compromised with the pencils. It’s more exciting now that it has bullets in half the panels.
To pull in a little reality, when I inked I removed as much ink as I added. Look closely at the lines and you can see where I left room for color to be painted in to make a more exciting line.
Tension is increased!