Comic Cover Art: Chapter Five

22nd Dec 2014, 12:00 PM in Chapter Five
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Cover Art: Chapter Five
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rufiangel 22nd Dec 2014, 12:00 PM edit delete
Happy Monday! :) And here we go, cover art for chapter five, as though Seia's premonition page wasn't enough to set the tone... :P

Gosh, I can't believe I'm starting chapter five now! To think that something I plotted out so many years ago is finally coming into play... it's an exciting but scary moment. I hope I can do this one right!

Oh, I posted just before CiciEnixa sealed the deal last Friday and officially made it Let's-Make-Rufi-Implode-With-Happiness-By-Giving-Her-Tonnes-of-Fanart Day with this adorable thing:


That's right, melt. MELT IN THE CUTENESS OF IT. (Thank you so much, Cici!! ♥)

P.S. Psst! More kid-ified (to an adorable, adorable extent) ComicFury peeps in Cici's awesome style right here, at FD2D. And I get to hug Saari in it! XD <333


Seabiscuit 22nd Dec 2014, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
Oh man. I'm so hyped for this. DAT BLOOD!
The "blurryness" (for lack of a better way of describing it) of the entire image here just gives it such an amazing look!

(Yay, more fanart! Adorable! :D
I laughed hard when I saw you got another Cain on in the palette thread; a really awesome one too! Dat Cain factor - For every non Cain fanart, 10 more pop up in it's place!)
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2014, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, thank you seabiscuit~~~! <3 I was slightly worried I might have overdone the blur-thing, but your comment has put my heart at ease. XD;; Phew, I'm glad!

And I KNOOOOW!! XD;; At first I was just all 'Awww yaaay! <333 More SF fanart?! What what' and then it registered on me that it was Cain, and I couldn't stop laughing to myself. I should rename this webcomic. XD;;
Crestlinger 22nd Dec 2014, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Someone did NOT like her haircut.
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2014, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
LOL! Damn, that would be freaky if it were true. O_O;;;
Jarvi 22nd Dec 2014, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
I don't like all this blood... nope... I don't like it at all .O__________O.

*hugs his little comic sister or cousin or little friend <- we need to ask Cici about this ;>*
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2014, 1:07 AM edit delete reply
Sorry about all that blood! >_> *wipe wipe*

Cici says it's up to us so I say little comic sister! :D <333 Because who doesn't want a blue nii-chan? XD *hugs back* Nehehehe.
CiciEnixa 22nd Dec 2014, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
Rufi!!! What did I say about the touching of Cain and/or Seia (and everyone else, yes, I am adding them now) and the pain and the evilness and the chopping of the legs? D:

(You and Saari can be whatever you wish, for the price of no dead Seia [lolnoneedtohumor/spoilmeonthis])
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2014, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
Oh geez, Cici... XD;;; Now I'm really scared of how you're going to find this chapter. >__>;;; *pokes fingers* (You... don't know where I live right now, riiight...?)

And well, Seia is the Untouchable Lethian! He's a bit hard to kill, if that's any consolation. ;) (Though... no, I won't say anymore. I value my legs.)
mjkj 22nd Dec 2014, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
Poor Kylie...

Wow, so much blood and so much horror...

...and the look on Nemi's face...

*hugs Nemi*

rufiangel 23rd Dec 2014, 1:11 AM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, yeeeeaaahhh... ^^;; I admit, this is going to be a bit of a tough chapter for me to tackle. I like my characters too. >_> But it needs to be done... I apologise in advance. *bows* Yep, Nemi needs all the hugs she can get...
Lukkai 24th Dec 2014, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
I must say I kinda enjoy torturing the characters I make. At least to some degree. It does make for good stories, that's one thing. It also makes them very interesting characters. Not just some bland standard pattern guy, but someone with his own story and actual depth. And if they get over it, all the stronger for it.
rufiangel 24th Dec 2014, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
XD; Ah, yes. The sadistic streak in us all~! Lukkai, what kind of characters do you have to torture? :) Wish you had a profile I could check out~! >_<)/
KAM 22nd Dec 2014, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2014, 1:13 AM edit delete reply
Yeah... SF takes a bit of a dark turn this chapter and I wanted to show that in the cover art. I guess it worked? XD;
KAM 23rd Dec 2014, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
A bit of a dark turn?

Considering some of the dark things that have occurred in the story so far just how dark will this chapter be?

Should I bring a flashlight? ;-)
rufiangel 24th Dec 2014, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
Ehh, have dark things happened? *looks innocent*

And... a flashlight might not be strong enough. XD;
Headgamer 22nd Dec 2014, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
Yay chapter 5!

I think I said long ago I'd love to buy a print version of your work if you ever compleat chapter 5. It looks like your going to make it! :DDD

I know you probably want to re-do the first few chapters, but have you ever considered printing your webcomic to sell? Maybe even do a kickstarter when thus is all over to fund the re-done first chapter as well as the books. I'd love for you to get some money out of this at the end of the day. After all you put so much work in to it, and I think I can speek for everyone when I say we've really enjoyed coming along for the ride! :)
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2014, 1:19 AM edit delete reply
Dude, this comment makes me so happy and thankful, you have no idea. ;_;* Thank you so much for your support from the start, Headgamer!! You are so encouraging, and I really am so grateful for that!! <3

Re: chapter five - I forgot you said that! XD;; Gosh, a print version would be awesome. If I continue updating at three pages a week, chapter five will probably finish in around six months, though I have been considering attempting a daily update if I can get enough support financially through this comic. >_< I might do Patreon? I'm still thinking about it though because I am not sure what incentives I can offer... but anyway, a print version will definitely have to come after the first chapter has been redrawn - at least in part. ^^;; It will take some time to do it, though, so I need to plan carefully.

*cough* Anyway! I digress. :) I would love to earn some money but for now I'm just so glad to have the support of you awesome readers; without your guys my mental fortitude would be sorely lacking and I'd barely be motivated to keep to this schedule. Thank you thank you!! <333 *hug*
Headgamer 23rd Dec 2014, 5:36 AM edit delete reply
As much as I would LOVE daly updates I'm more concerned about you finishing this amazing story you have woven. That said I think the work you've put in to the story and art is worth something so I want to give you something for it. Value for value. If that means more comics then great! But even what your doing now is worth a lot more then your getting for it so I'm eager to spread the wealth and start giving.

But ya, MizuNoRyuu and I have been musing over backer rewards for when we start our own Patreon. Different webcomics are doing it different ways but there are a lot of good ideas out there. I'll FB message you or something about it so as not to spam up the comments.
rufiangel 24th Dec 2014, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
Aww, Headgamer! :) Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!! <3

I think you're right to consider the fact that daily updates may in the long-run burn me out. This is true. But to be fair, I also thought three-updates-a-week would burn me out and it was supposed to only last until I could no longer keep up with it, but by grace I've somehow managed. At this point, I feel like I could probably try four a week, but I'd definitely need the opportunity cost of the time spent to be worth it. >_< Anywho!

I'll check out FB and get back to you on the Patreon stuff on there. :) Thanks again, Headgamer!!
Allzephyr 22nd Dec 2014, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
Hey, don't worry guys. The Kylie in this picture seems to still be fairly young so that blood wouldn't be Cain's or Nemi's, it probably just belongs to everyone she knew or cared about in her hometown. Keep positive guys.
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2014, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
Oh, wow. XD;;;;; You have a way with words!!

I did hint at the blood thing a few times throughout the comic so far, so I hope it didn't just throw everyone off. XD; Here are the references, if anyone is interested:

She sees a lot of it in her fragmented memories, it's splattered on her clothes in an old flashback shot, and she dreams about her hands covered in blood.

All to say - this chapter, all of those things might start making sense. Maybe. :)
Lukkai 23rd Dec 2014, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
Woah, looks ominous. But awesome!

Thanks for providing the links, rufi. And from that it definitely seems that the Kylie on the cover is Halehurst-LCF Kylie. Even though the clothes she wears seem to connect it with present time.
Of course that could hint at several things. Another LCF? Maybe. The characters pasts catching up with them? Well, definitely. Only question would be which one with whom. Though quite likely both Kylie's and Cain's with everyone.
Lukkai 23rd Dec 2014, 9:48 AM edit delete reply
By the way: Your new avatar matching the feelings we'll experience this chapter?
rufiangel 24th Dec 2014, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
Ahh, Cici drew Rufi-kid crying in both strips she's been in so far, sooo... XD; (And... it was just so cute I had to use it.) My other choice of panel was this one:
Which is cute, too! Hmm... it does seem rather timely, doesn't it? XD;;
mjkj 24th Dec 2014, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Indeed, almost like a setup... :D
rufiangel 24th Dec 2014, 1:04 AM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, thanks! :) I'm especially glad the links have been helpful~!

Re: her clothes... I kind of took off her armour and boots for this particular cover page just to give her extra vulnerability. It was just an artistic license thing. XD; Sorry to cause confusion!
Lukkai 24th Dec 2014, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Ah, so that's how her duds look beneath that. Less confusion, more additional information I'd say. But thanks for clarifying.
kelverse 23rd Dec 2014, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
Congrats on chapter 5!! I'm looking forward to this chapter, it looks like it's gonna be interesting :)
rufiangel 24th Dec 2014, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
Awww, Rinkel! :D Thank you!! I really hope the chapter comes across the way I need it to~~! >_<)/
Slim Kittens 5th Sep 2015, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
There will be blood.