Duncan is a tricky character in these scenes. It is going to be very easy for him to come off as callous, but I don't think he is. He just has a job to do here, and there are some things he can't change.
Thank you for the comment, and get ready for that next page. It's seriously killing me, but it will be done pretty soon.
I've never thought of him as callous. As you said, he has a job to do, and he's very dedicated to it. He does some things that come through as callous or cruel, but he has little choice in the matter. I think you've captured that perfectly, in the first scene, where he looks at Bryce - his look is all I am sorry but I *have* to do this. But I might not be objective when it comes to Duncan.
Can't wait for more! (and wondering if you're planning to draw some scenes from the way to Ostagar as well...)
I haven't decided if I'm going to draw scenes on the way to Ostagar. I half want to skip straight ahead to being AT Ostagar because I've already drawn those scenes. When I started this project I never really thought it was going to be as chronological as it has been. I really just intended to hit the high points to illustrate the major scenes of the story. But it's been fun to really dig in deep and flesh it out too.
I do know that I want to post the highlights in chronological order, but maybe I'll fill in details as the mood takes me. That's kind of how I operate anyway.