Ominous and darkly beautiful.
Love the well-realized and structured harmonization of various fields and eras here, Medieval/Renaissance & even hints of Modern, elvin & human, Steampunk & Biological Tech, all with motifs familiar yet organized and associated as to feel really different. ☆
This is fine worldbuilding and breaks norms of High Fantasy tropes with an authentic feel. Thanks for sharing this!
Hm, free the mind;
very intense. With nuances of Link, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Crusades, Medici apotecaries, respectively Berugas Deathlab from Terranigma... leastwise it reminds me of that stuff, part of my youth. I like it, great illustration of a rebirth, or a fade-away, safekeeping, treasure, half-life of a soul.... I did not read the comic, yet I must share my impression. Nice work and style, color combination and arrangement, although I would put the parents on the other side, don't know why (= And the high elf left, the princess bottom right... well, the picture messes with me. Tells a lot. Makes my mind go puzzling.
That looks like the start of a "we meant only the best but who could have foreseen that using dark magic and forbidden technology could have such a result?" story.
About time someone took to that in an interesting setting!