(FYI, Yana isn't crying in panel four -- whatever tear gas knockoff they're using irritates mucous membranes -- makes your eyes water and makes it hard to see. And the lack of air is getting to her more because she's low on food and blood.)
This is such an awesome page! Having been gassed at demonstrations myself I know exactly how impossibleit can feel to eventake a breath. Yaroslav is awesome to be managing without so much as covering his face.
@Meed: I use black pens and grey markers of various shades, pencil, and white pastel (for stuff like the smoke blowing across Iaroslav's coat). On some pages I use white paint, for things like falling snow.
@Tantz Aerine: Wow! I'm glad I showed it realistically, then -- the closest thing I've ever had happen to me was getting a lungful or oil- or woodsmoke, or trying to breathe underwater through a length of pipe when the water pressure keeps your lungs from expanding...but I digress. (And yeah, Iaroslav's a machine. That's his job. :P )
@Lazdo: You wouldn't be the only one. :P