Panels 1 and 3: I've occasionally looked into photoreferencing from images of real-life blondes with long hair in violent motion, but such manes tend to turn into visually confusing messes when freeze-framed by high-speed photography. (Oh, well.)
Panels 3 and 4: Gotta say that the sudden transition from panel 3's dynamic close-up of Emp approaching the camera to panel 4's long-shot of her hurtling away from the camera and up into the distance worked out pretty nicely. Well done, 2013-ish Me!
Today’s Patreon update: As it’s a Wednesday, time for the $5+ Patron tiers to get their weekly dose of commissioned “damsel-in-distress” content, along the lines of the same material that was eventually reworked into Empowered. (No idea as to exactly what that content might be at this time, though; these commentaries are written much further out from posting than are my often last-minute Patreon updates.)