Comic 273 - Premonition

19th Dec 2014, 6:00 PM in Chapter Five
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273 - Premonition
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rufiangel 19th Dec 2014, 6:00 PM edit delete
rufiangel
OH MY GOSH DID YOU GUYS KNOW IT WAS SERPAMIA FLARE FANART DAY

I DIDN'T EITHER

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The awesome-sauce seabiscuit (the super cool author of Wastelanders Anonymous, if you guys didn't know already) just surprised me this morning by dropping this amazing thing into my PM inbox!! <333 First Madou fanart ever! She captured Madou so perfectly in a great combination of snazzy and sneaky! :D <333 Ehehehe~~

Actually, let me quote her word for word from her PM because I found her remarks hilarious:

I noticed, the fanart for Serpamia Flare is approximately 95% Cain, with some Kylie and a bit o' Nemi sprinkled in. No one has drawn Madou? Madou? This is almost a crime and must be reversed!

And so she did offset to some degree the Cain Factor™ ... until HeSerpenty (of Serpents of Old fame) felt a disturbance in the force, and somehow knew she had to react and drew this beautiful thing in the 100 Palette Challenge thread:

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Isn't that just the pinkest and fluffiest Cain you've ever seen. XD <333 Serpy you sweet and talented gal! So uhm... the Cain Factor™ persists. XD;;;;

Honestly I know I'm jesting and stuff, but I sometimes find myself completely disbelieving of the fact people drew fanart for SF just because. That I can make jokes about a 'Cain Factor' is a bit bewildering. I am so happy!! <333 THANK YOU! You two artists are amazeballs and I love you forever <3

... Did I just write an entire update about fanart? Yes. I think I did.

Uh, yeah. About the strip. What Seia said. Should set the tone for Chapter Five. Hurray! :D

And with that, have an awesome weekend everyone! I've got another wedding to attend tomorrow, haha. Last one this year, though! <3 See you guys on Monday~

Comments:

mjkj 19th Dec 2014, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Awwwwwwww...

*hugs lil' Kylie*

...so, Seia is family...

rufiangel 20th Dec 2014, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahaha, I must have unintentionally confused you with my 'implications' XD
CiciEnixa 19th Dec 2014, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
You know what, I think you're right. Today really is Serpamia Flare Fanart Day because I finished this just as you updated!!!

Also, ominous feeling is ominous. Let nothing bad happen to Seia. For I shall enact the choppage of legs as I have promised many times before!
mjkj 19th Dec 2014, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Awwww....

great :D
rufiangel 20th Dec 2014, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahhhhhh SERIOUSLY??!!? XD <-- this was my original reaction before I calmed down a bit XD

Thank you all so much for fanart omg ;__;* It's SO cyuuuuute! <333 It makes me grow fluffy inside. IT REALLY IS LIKE MY BIRTHDAY!! I shall add this to the gallery and all shall see the ratio balance out a bit... :P

As for Seia... well... we'll see. ;)
Jarvi 19th Dec 2014, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
Sorry Seia.. you're not exactly mommy ^^'
But you tried ^^ That was cute ^^

I rrrreeeally hope that bad feeling is just a feeling. Cause if something bad happens to him... well I'm not going to be as mad as Cici, but expect a considerable amount of rage ;>
rufiangel 20th Dec 2014, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahaha, he tries, indeed... XD; After this event, though, Kylie does stick to Seia an awful lot. And Seia has a poker face but everyone can tell he is REALLY HAPPY about it. XD;

As for Seia... I should probably look into hiring bodyguards... :P

Just kidding! :D (... maybe)
KAM 19th Dec 2014, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
KAM
The Fanart Wars, begun it has. ;-)
Lukkai 20th Dec 2014, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
I feel a disturbance in the fanart.
rufiangel 20th Dec 2014, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I don't even know how this happened OTL
Seabiscuit 19th Dec 2014, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Hehehe. I'm glad you liked it! :D Wow, you got two at once! Awesome deal! Dat Cain, awesome...;D
(Oh jeez I laughed really hard at the whole "the Cain Factor™" bit hahah)

This is gonna sound messed up, but I like her tears hahah. Like, the way they're drawn and colored. They look really nice. I feel like a creep. Seia is too adorable with though! I wonder about that bad feeling...
(Another wedding...?! Have fun!)
rufiangel 20th Dec 2014, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I know!! You guys spoil me! ;__;* Thank you so so much! (I keep saying this but I really feel like IT'S MY BIRTHDAY or something)

Aaand yep, another wedding! This was one where I did sound tech, though. :) It's kind of what I do on the side for pocket monies. XD;

And...
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Tears are a pain for me to get looking the way I want them to XD;; I'm glad you like the result of my experimentation!!

This is just for your information in case you're interested, but the way I do tears on Photoshop is:

- Use a soft grey/blue that is close to white and set the opacity down to 70~80%
- Set the layer to bevel and emboss, but with very low depth and with a dark blue/teal instead of black with the multiply layer (this stops it looking so... grey)
- Add an extremely low opacity and zero distance drop shadow if the lighting in the room calls for it (if it's too dark, then you can't really see the delicious tears)
- Add pure white highlights on a separate layer in tiny doses to demonstrate the sheen of tears - really get them to sparkleeee

And voila! Tears! :D
Seabiscuit 20th Dec 2014, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
HAHAHAHA! OH jeez I didn't expect that. Thank you.xD
Lukkai 20th Dec 2014, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
So, Seia is feeling a disturbance in the force, eh? ;)

Being the magic-type, such things usually are cause for alarm. And probably better to act on it and find out it wasn't a big deal than wake up with your world in shambles around you because you did nothing.
rufiangel 20th Dec 2014, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ehehe, to be fair, he's just thinking of an old memory kind of randomly. XD; It's not a dream or a vision. But... you are probably right. That's why Kylie went out to find answers to her dreams. ;)
Outlaw 20th Dec 2014, 1:37 AM edit delete reply
Outlaw
Excellent page and excellent fan arts!
I'm pleased to this comic is getting the attention it deserves.
rufiangel 20th Dec 2014, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww geez, Outlaw! ;__;* You're makin' me blush with your kind words! Thankyewww! <3

But yes, I am so very touched by the excellent fanart. ;__;* <3 I have been hearting around all day because of them. XD;
HeSerpenty 20th Dec 2014, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
Lolol!! Cain is a joy and a pleasure to draw!! I'm so happy you love it! Cain is an amazing character-- I coulda picked any mood for him (sad, dark, bada*s) and it could all be accurate to some degree :3. But I chose pink n fluffy XD. CUZ HE'S SO CUTE WHEN HE"S FLUFFY!!

Very good transition here! ominous feeling O_o... oooo I'm nervous!!
rufiangel 20th Dec 2014, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahahaha, I didn't realise Cain's expression range was so wide! XD;;; But dang, you sweetheart~! <333 *hug* Thank you so much you precious, precious girl! ;_;*

I think my chapter cover is going to incur further ominous feelings. >_>a But we won't get into all that stuff for a while... gotta warm up to that! :P
argylefox 20th Dec 2014, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
argylefox
*Whew* that was one heckova binge-read. This has some elements of some of the classic animes - I love it!
rufiangel 22nd Dec 2014, 1:07 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww, yay!! :D I'm glad you like it so far! <3 There will definitely be some classic anime feels since most of my favourite animes of all time are not recent ones at all, but oldies. XD;;; Thank you for reading! I hope you'll stick around! :D <3
Crestlinger 21st Dec 2014, 2:01 AM edit delete reply
Lol if his reminiscing occurs at the same time as Cain presented his gift to Kylie.