Sometimes I can get ideas for drawings in the most unexpected places. In this case, a simple workout at the gym and noticing a sign on one of the machines I was using yielded a new face for one of the dwellers at the inn. I ended up naming her “Jana”.
My approach to this part of the story was a little more emotional. I started to give name to the characters I was drawing and assigning them stories in my head, even if they were not hugely important to the story itself. I did not want the drawings to be purely visual, I wanted something behind it that had life and a belief in the existence and importance of this world beyond the physical. That, in turn, I believed, would feed the visuals.