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Nazak Panua from a WIP in my comic. She has had a lot of things happen in her 70 years, having buried both her husband and child before her 64th birthday. Like Aros, she was born with green eyes and while she has struggled to lead the village of Douhk, she's been firm and strong all these years. However, the events in the first book set a more solemn tone for her, making her even more strict out of fear for her village's safety.

In the Naori culture, the family paint their face, hands, arms, legs, feet and chest in a skeletal fashion and during the funeral, nobody is permitted to talk to those who are mourning. This is thought to be to allow them to grieve on their own time and to be able to mentally process things. Also, gift giving as consolation, even food, is not allowed. Gifts in Naori culture are seen as celebration only, and rarely given out of good will just because. It is more of an insult to give a mourning Naori a gift.

Nazak Panua is the last in her line after the death of Fahle and her husband and so she is the only one to mourn. The end of the Panua line seems eminent within a few decades and she has much to be sad about.
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MariannaNight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!
I was wondering what kind of ink you use? :)
Thank you and nice drawing!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Mostly two types of ink! The single main ink is actually an ink brush called a pentel Pocket brush. You can get them at Micheals, hobby lobby or most art sites online. They are cartridge based brush pens. Love them and I have used them about 2-3 years now.

The second are copic multiliners, namely the 0.1, 0.3, and 0.03 sizes. Sometimes I use other sizes, but that's rare. Most lines I can get with just those three.

Sometimes I use a sponge and Dr Martin black ink to add texture. I also use a Dr Martin white ink to add highlights and/or fix mistakes. It's a very good white ink! The secret to white ink is to let the black
Ink sit for a day at least before adding white. Otherwise it makes an ugly bluegrey color. To add white I use brushes, all sizes and sponges.

Hope that helps!
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Student General Artist
can't wait to see it finished!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I recently finished it and can't wait to share it!
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MonoFlax Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks ridiculously awesome O-O
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, it's a sad moment but one of my favorites in the comic
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MonoFlax Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It definitely looks flawless! I always like sad or emotional pieces to be honest.
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