It's funny how the lioness in comparison to irving and brian are 'dehumanized' yet none of them are actually human. I love the way you give the characters expression ,Iv'e just been re-reading it all ,I found this chapter really enjoyable XD
God, with this shading, no wonder you're having problems. 0.0 Your composition is nothing short of BARBARIC. (0)U(0) It accentuates Irving's little eyelid in the lower left, the relationship of all bodies to the foreground, the stereotypical view of lions on PBS specials.
Plus, the brutality of the lionesses pose in Panel 3 is Paul Jouve levels of big cat fucking awesome. (Pulling for your wrist.)
Psycho fun or just mere psychosis. Depends on the night.
You have such wild touch to your impastoes that I totally believe that vorticist thing. Screwy and dark and violent and brutal. How do you hold your pen? Just curious what effects you get out of it - drawn with primarily the wrist?
One interesting trick that I love and think she uses is to open layers on the artwork, then pass over them again and again under low opacity, then erase the edges. Helps immensely with texture and light.