As with the back-cover illo to Empowered vol. 8 seen yesterday, the coloring on this piece was done by the great Rob "Robaato" Porter. Yay!
Though I've not been to a convention in over two years and have none slotted yet for 2022, I should nonetheless mention that my now long-unused con banner features a vertical slice of this illo. Yay, once more!
Emp is making the "shh!" gesture because she's hiding a secret in this volume's narrative, though it will take a long, long time before the nature of said secret is finally revealed.
Today’s Patreon update: In an attempt to scratch out more worktime to
complete the long-gestating Empowered vol. 12, I've switched over
to a Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday Patreon posting schedule that won't feature the
fixed content format I previously used. So, who knows what today's post
might feature? Could be Life Drawing or Distressed Damsels
content (both of which are featured at least three times per month), or
something in the Work Stages, Vintage Con Sketches or Design
departments, or possibly something entirely new. Golly!