Panel 1: Ehh, that's juuuust a bit too much dialogue for Hardkore to have rattled off in the split second of crashing into those pipes, but what the heck. For the record, I normally prefer to avoid the old-school capetrope of "entire soliloquies delivered during a single punch" at all costs, but I didn't want to burn the panel count necessary for a more (ahem) "realistic" approach to this particular sequence.
Panel 2: An early appearance of an artistic flourish that I'm using constantly in the ongoing ordeal of drawing Empowered vol. 12—namely, leaving off the outline defining the topmost outer edge of Emp's hair. While I do love to do that, the riff requires that the background behind Emp's hair be dark enough for the outline-free crown of her head to "pop."
Today’s Patreon Update: As this is a Monday, time for our weekly double dose of life drawings new-ish (2018) and older (2017) along with the high-res Photoshop raw scans for both of ‘em, available to all Patron tiers.-Adam Warren