Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
March 10, 2011
Image Size
337 KB
Resolution
650×975
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
15,437 (1 today)
Favourites
102 (who?)
Comments
115
Downloads
72
×
RAIN p.45 - Baby Bro by JocelynSamara RAIN p.45 - Baby Bro by JocelynSamara
(Been posting early so much lately, I'm starting to wonder if I should just change the official posting time altogether...)

First - [link]
Prev - [link]
Next - [link]

Hey… panel 5 looks a little familiar… :XD:

This was actually a tricky page. Many of the poses that Rain is in were not easy as they were uncommon sorts for me to draw. Still, I think the end result worked quite well. Just thanks to character posing alone (as my backgrounds still verily suck), I think panel 4 may actually be my personal favorite artistically in this whole comic so far. It’s just so damned cute.

Also, yes, Rain has a pet bunny. It’s been like forty or so pages since its last appearance, and I still haven’t even said the thing’s name in canon, but yeah, it’s always been there (Its name is Puddle, by the way. Thanks again to ~Suki-chan36 for the name.) Don’t expect the him to play any crucial role in the story that changes the way Rain thinks forever or anything though; it is kinda just a bunny, you know.

Finally, I take some sick satisfaction in knowing that this cliffhangery page goes up on a Friday… meaning one extra day of squirming in anticipation to see what happens next. Does that make me a horrible person? ^_^

©2004-2011
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconharryeagle:
Harryeagle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Japanese Lit. Nice. :)
Reply
:iconshoprocks:
Shoprocks Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
I am THRILLED at the inclusion of this rabbit.
Reply
:iconfairportfan:
Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013

I like Panel 3 - such a perfect "girly" pose that's obviously totally unconscious.


(Well, on Rain's part.)

Reply
:iconabelxiv:
AbelXIV Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Writer
I love bunnies!, I've always wanted a pet bunny :3!
Reply
:icontetralove:
tetralove Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Rain looks SO adorable in the third and forth panels... :D :heart:
Reply
:iconryu890:
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
The voice....one of the big things I'm worried about getting right. Mostly because I don't have enough time by myself to practice. Not when my brother is a nosy-judgemental-a-hole who will walk in at any moment and scrutinize me for "Being redicules".

...Rediculas. Darned word. I can never spell it close enough for the auto-spellcheck to pick it up.
Reply
:iconmusetry:
Musetry Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
oh, i almost forgot to say this- I officially know two bunnies who happen to be the pets for female protagonists in a web comic. Pretty neat, huh?
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Writer
What's the other webcomic, just out of curiosity?
Reply
:iconmusetry:
Musetry Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
It's Kiwi Blitz. The little blob of cute is named Winston, and he's normally there for comic relief. [link]
Reply
:iconakainu0:
akainu0 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I tried that excuse with my parents when I was reading "One Piece". I was grounded.
Reply
:iconmaiden-of-the-maggot:
Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh rain you lovable scamp you ;D
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh. Glad you like her! :XD:
Reply
:iconmaiden-of-the-maggot:
Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
answer me this, how could i not? ;3
Reply
:iconusagiknight:
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Really, love looking at this completed page for personal reasons. But lets say they are in a note somewhere.

And I do agree with you that these poses are tricky to do, but panel 4 is proof that the work was worth it. She is pretty cute considering she's reading with puddle. Also enjoyed that you're using panel five as your new avatar. It is a good choice, like Rain, you are getting yourself bacck on a better life. And if it adds any form of recognition to you, really love the transition through the pages.

Basically how in panel four Rain looks very happy and enjoying herself to end in panel 9 looking really reclused and insecure as Ryan. and seeing Kellen all excited to talk to Ryan makes me feel sad, because you have to put up a type of facade for those you love. It really is sad considering none of us can just tell the truth and be done with it.

But such as Rain's fate, such as ours, and we will continue this journey together.
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Ah, yes. I forgot about that. That thing I sent you a while back must make so much more sense now. ;)

Anyway, Rain's fate is a rough one so in all fairness she is an insecure recluse a lot of the time. But it's always so pleasing when we actually get a chance to see her happy and enjoying herself. It's one of the reasons I selected the image of her smiling and joking around a little to be my avy. ^_^
Reply
:iconadragonknight:
adragonknight Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
''japanese lit?'' thats one way to cover it. to bad things like that never works :(
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Even if there was a "Japanese Lit" class, it probably wouldn't really include manga. I also debated having Rain say it was for "Art History" class, but I didn't think that worked much better. If I'm gonna go and make her give a silly answer, I might as well go all the way. ^_^

But yeah, that'd never work for me either. ^^;
Reply
:iconsinnightfall:
SinNightfall Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Just started reading the comic today and so far I'm loving it. ^_^
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you're enjoying it so much so far! :D
Reply
:iconviii-bit:
VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
It's not as much as a cliffhanger as compared to before, so it's not nearly as horrible... but you surely get points for the intent...

I don't know why panel 6 is so funny, but it's probably because it's just another of the many negative portrayals of the school. From vengeful administration to annoying peers, you're really making us despise that place...

Probably my favorite page so far, because we finally see Rain when she's not in constant distress... I mean, sure it was only for 2 or 3 panels, but hey, you've got to take what you can get... ^_^
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Needs more cliffhanger? Uh... how about: she has to talk on the phone for so long or it will explode? Nah. That's just trying too hard. Well, I guess I can't make them all edge-of-the-seat cliffhangers. ^_^

Even though I've been out of school for a long time, my experiences with it were "memorable" for better or worse. In that regard, it feels like I've always got something to say about it.

And thanks! I'm glad you liked the page. Even someone as ridiculously neurotic as Rain theoretically has to have downtime once in a while, right? :XD:
Reply
:icondivinevalley:
DivineValley Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Buuunny! Lol baby bro poor Rain. Though she was a adorable little boy!
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Writer
She was a cute kid. Rain would probably never admit it though. ^^;
Reply
:icondivinevalley:
DivineValley Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Lol I know!
Reply
:iconsophienouveau:
sophienouveau Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help but everytime I read this comic I must think about a trans girl I sometimes meet. She is in Rains age and also quite shy. I'm so fu***** jealous of her though it's not her fault. I just want to be like every other girl! :sniff:

Nevermind... I like Panel 4 too, Lynn! :)
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm always getting jealous of all of the trans girls I see too. I don't know; I don't think I look bad, I just think they all look better. So I'm with you, just wanting to be a girl like any other. :hug:

Anyway, I'm glad you like the page. ^_^
Reply
:iconmusicallover1234:
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student Writer
This is a good page i like the excuse about read the manga for Japanese lit that funny, on another note my heart goes out to Japan about the tragedy that happened, sorry to depress you for a little while. Beside that I like the fact that you had the bunny in there we haven't seen it for a while, weird thought is it a boy or a girl? I love how Rain or Ryan i guess has to talk to his/her sister, i wonder how that will go. And I really like how you changed her hair and just let it down instead of having it braided.
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah, it's awful what happened to Japan. I'm not really the praying sort, but my heart goes out to them. Incidentally, I have an acquaintance whose from Japan that I haven't heard from since, so I'm hoping she's okay.

On a lighter note, given the opportunity, I'll be happy to add the bunny whenever I can, though it probably won't have many scenes except for ones where Rain is actually home.

As for her hair, speaking personally, it's always a relief to be able to let my hair down at the end of the day. Though it looks nice to be put up like that, it is kind of a "tight" feeling, and has even been known to give me headaches. So when I get home and I'm not trying to impress anybody, the hair comes down. I figure maybe Rain is the same way? ^_^
Reply
:iconmusicallover1234:
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Writer
As i said yeah my heart goes out to them too.
The bunny seems to lighten the mood somehow but i can understand that it might only be at home with Rain. If it gives you headaches you might have it too tight lol. It is always good to let your hair down at the end of the day and just wind down.
Reply
:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student Writer
I have a few things to say about this page.

I can see the similarities between Rain and her sister. Her sister has the same green eyes, but they are bigger, and her chin is pointy.

The art looks good on this page too. I like the positons Rain are in, and the bunny is cute. However, that bed in the center panel looks a little off.

Rain's dress is cute. :nosebleed: What type of dress is it? And it looks like she took her falsies off, but she still looks convincing.

I wonder what direction the comic can take in the next three pages? It's not too late to make it turn out that it was all a dream and Rain is actually a paladin. However, your fans might make a fuss over the sudden plot change. ;)

Does your avatar come from this page, the third panel in the second row? Do I get a reward for spotting it? :la:

PLEASE answer me. :beg:
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Rain and her sister should look pretty similar. They are related after all. ^_^

Yeah, the bed does look like suck though. As do most backgrounds and junk. Not really my strongpoint, I admit. I'm trying every now and then though (now more than ever thanks to this comic), so I may get the hang of it yet.

Rain's wearing a simple nightie. Something to sleep easily and comfortably. And yeah, the falsies stay in place thanks to a bra, and it's pretty uncomfortable to sleep with a bra on. That said, because the nightie is meant to hold a little bit of, shall we say "boobage", it hangs loosely around the chest and still makes it appear that she has breasts even when she doesn't (certain looser tops really do this).

Truthfully, I'm not even sure what people are expecting to see happen, so I can't even tell you what not to expect by joking cryptically about what happens next. I guess I'll just have to keep my mouth shut this time. ^_^

Yes, my avy does come from this page, but no, sadly I'm not offering an award for spotting it. Primarily because one of the first things I say in my comment blurb is "Hey… panel 5 looks a little familiar… :XD:" as if to draw attention to it. Sorry; I kinda gave it away.

But good job catching it anyway. :D
Reply
:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student Writer
But nobody after three pages of comments brought it up...oh well.

This is evidence on how far ahead you have drawn the strip. You have a wide buffer. When will you change your avatar to tease us more?
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, I had my last avatar for probably a little over two years, so you probably shouldn't expect me to change it again for a while. I just knew I wanted to update it again at that time, and liked that particular picture of Rain. The next time I DO change my avy will probably be from the comic too though. ^_^
Reply
:iconsuperdeformedchibi:
superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fun fact! Rain's bunny "Puddle" was based on this cute bunny:

[link]

I hope it works!
Reply
:iconsuperdeformedchibi:
superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Arghh! It didn't work. Let's try this again:

[IMG][link][/IMG]

That should work. Go and bask in her cuteness!
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Writer
AWWWW~!! Look at that adorable bunny. Seriously, people. Look at it! :XD:
Reply
:iconhisenshi:
HiSenshi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, I love it! ^^ /

~ Hi-chan <3
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you, kindly! :D
Reply
:icondolphin64575:
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
panel 4 is abso adorable! Love how Aunt Fara lets her know :) Why is Kellen still calling Ryan her 'baby' bro?
"You can get the book back after..." I've heard that too many times to count ^^; Also: lol at Puddle's ears
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Kellen is about eight years older than Ryan, who is the youngest. As far as Kellen is concerned, Ryan is always going to be the "baby" of the family no matter how old (my parents still refer to me as their "baby" and I'm 26!).

Besides, she's the "big sis". ^_^
Reply
:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Its little sis now.
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah, but Kellen doesn't know that. ^^;
Reply
:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I know and that makes me sad
Reply
:iconlolfourpointzero:
lolfourpointzero Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Rain makes a REALLY good girl look a like, hec even I think she's cute and I'm a guy
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh. I'm glad you like her! :D
Reply
:iconjaded-but-cute:
Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One thing you might consider doing is a different font for if/when Rain does her male voice (if she is doing it right in that last panel). Something a little more rigid like Impact or hell, even just bolding the font you're using now.

It's a minor aesthetic change but it could be come relevant and it would help in letting people know if he is speaking in a male voice.


Also, the panels are great. LOVE them. I think the bunny needs a little more detail though, all it is is a jet black silhouette at this point.
Reply
:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Writer
It’s a little subtle, but there is a difference.

Rain's "girly voice" dialogue is in italics, whereas all other dialogue (both hers and all of the other characters) are in bold. I still worry it's too subtle, but for the most part it seems (as in, no one's really said anything yet) that people are following along, so I'm led to basically think I'm doing okay. That said, do you find the difference too subtle then?
Reply
:iconjaded-but-cute:
Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately yeah, I never noticed it.
Reply
:iconvidwatcher1121:
vidwatcher1121 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
She uses italics for when Rain is using her girl voice.
Reply
:iconsuki-chan36:
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Ahh... The proverbial "Aiken has been abducted by aliens" talk....
Reply
Add a Comment: