This is one of those old pictures that have been stuck in my head for more than 2 years now. It’s still more or less the same. Hands in the water are a common motif attached to Ilias, among others; they are all part of his history as well as the whole of TWiDI. Also decided to experiment with an atmosphere typical of a Victorian landscape painting. I may or may not use this type of background style when the comic comes out of hiatus.
(the first image is the animated GIF; the second is the larger, more detailed static illustration)