I think the current page is overcrowded by detail. We see individual bush leaves and blades of grass, bark patterns on the trees AND the twigs they're fighting with, and that's an awfully scruffy squirrel.
I would suggest leaving out all the fur lines on the squirrel, but doing the coloring as if they were there. And twigs usually don't have as much detail in the bark that a tree trunk would.
Sorry for not responding to the comments earlier, just get distracted. But I did keep the suggestions in mind, today's page was already inked when I got the comments but I tried fixing it up a bit in Photoshop, hopefully future pages will be more visually coherent.
I go from too little detail to too much! I guess we got to learn somehow.
It's another one of those scenarios where it really depends on what screen or contrast or whatever the computer settings are. It's not very bright simply because tears aren't, they're mostly clear. I tried to keep it as obvious as possible without making it just blue. But really, it just depends how bright you keep your screen.
Ah! I thought that was a window at first, instead of a painting.
Incidentally, I recently found out (in the commentary under the Director's Cut of the Narbonic guest strip "Dave's Blind Date") that Derek Kirk Kim has recently moved to Portland. I assume Shaenon means Oregon.