Comic 378 - Blue Skies With A Chance Of Rayne, Page 40

31st Oct 2014, 11:00 PM in Blue Skies With a Chance of Rayne
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 31st Oct 2014, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
Crrrrap, okay, pretty scatter-brained now, which really sucks because there's a lot to talk about on this page.

The original ending in mind for the page would be to have Alex give Grant a message to give Xandy about how her dad feels about her leaving, then have the page cutting between Alex telling Grant what to say before they part ways and Grant telling her back at the center. Think that would've been kinda sad and tragic, but really like it better this way where Alex can tell her himself. ^^

Yeah, this is a pretty good climax for the chapter, and we just thought it would be too adorable of an image to skip on. I was kinda surprised how Xandy looks into the camera at the end there, though thought it was too hilarious and cute to fix. Can't tell if the moment is really heartwarming with a humorous edge or funny with a heartwarming undercurrent.

You'll also notice Xandy's flower is the same one we see here- http://wrightasrayne.thecomicseries.com/comics/365
Yeah, in the original version of the ending I mentioned... Nicky was playing with one of Xandy's flowers earlier in the chapter after she demonstrated it. Originally he was just going to reveal he had one in his pocket and hand it over to Alex.

Able to make a dead Apple blossom, though. I'm starting to think Xandy's power might give her Poison-Ivy-Level control over any plant as long as it produces blossoms. I dunno, Martin has admitted he's vague about it, so guessing as long as she's in my court I can explore it however I want. .... She's not gonna be a hero by the way. Neither are Lenore or Heather. Just I like exploring powers and how they work. We'll see a lot of that next chapter.

I realized I hate drawing food! Food on the table is a tedious, irritating thing to wrestle with, and it only gets worse on Wednesday. Like seriously, that page was already pretty massive and the food just added a whole new layer of annoying.
Martin F. 31st Oct 2014, 11:43 PM edit delete reply
Martin F.
Heh. Yeah, I think Adam pretty well sums it up. Especially about how irritating the next couple of pages are, those were just nightmarish to color. You'll see why come Wednesday.

But yeah, I'm really happy with this page, think it's a great occasion for the 350th. Well, for WaR anyway, for Blues it's kind of weird given the only regular cast member present in it is Lori in the background, but what can ya do? Crossovers, baby. But hey, not like there hasn't been Blues stuff in WaR for that matter, so fair's fair I guess.

Yeah, I dunno, Adam had so much to say I don't know what I've got here. I think I had him handle the plates here along with some other things since this sequence was itself kind of a pain to color. Helps that if you've been noticing, and I kind of doubt it since I forgot about it myself, the background details out the windows have been much more in depth lately. Kind of phoned it in on this page but the couple before it, the stuff out the windows and through the door I added.

Also, if you missed it, look at the Halloween picture we put up yesterday. It's awesome, I promise.

Comments:

Wolfintina 31st Oct 2014, 11:49 PM edit delete reply
This page is so adorable and heartwarming, although as far as Melissa and Xandy are aware of Xandy just received a hug from a complete stranger that came out of nowhere.
karma chameleon 31st Oct 2014, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, not a hero... will the three girls be led astray for... more devious purposes, mayhaps?