Look at how Friday this comic is! How DARE it be on a Monday! Now I have to have a comic that feels like a Monday on a Wednesday, and what's Friday going to feel like?! MARCH?! It's going to feel like March now!
THANKS, THIS PAGE!
Anyway, this page took less time than most, but still managed to take quite a while simply due to how much I kept rewording things and experimenting with the visual representation of Rhoda's power.
Truth be told, I sort of wish I'd done the arms on it differently, but the way I drew it, it would've been impossible to change the arms without starting over, so I went with it rather than risk falling down a rabbit hole of redrawing Rhoda's power several dozen times.
Magic Power Sensing
I wanted to give an impression of what sensing magic power without realizing it was like without it being a massive barrel of exposition. The whole "it can make people more attractive" thing is something I've wanted to establish in canon for a while, and it probably gets the point across with the least amount of additional rambling, so there it is.
The most common other way it can be sensed (that I didn't get into for pacing) is simply making someone stand out a bit more. It's actually not good for stealth to have a lot of magic power. Someone might have a vague awareness that you're nearby even if hiding, and though they might not be able to pick you out in a crowd and say "they definitely have magic", they'll be less likely to not notice you. It's harder to just be a forgettable face in the crowd.
Granted, that same magic power can potentially be used to conceal a person, so there's pros and cons to being a powerful magic user if trying to be stealthy.
(Also, by my own rules of canon, that technically is just author head canon for now, but I am the author. I can PROBABLY establish that at some point in the comic itself if I want to.)