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RAIN p234 - Happy by JocelynSamara RAIN p234 - Happy by JocelynSamara
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Technically, this is unrelated to the actual page content, but Chanel is hard to draw. Drawing proportions consistently has never been one of my strong points, but she’s supposed to be notably short and well-endowed compared to the rest of the cast. I find that in most panels that include her with another character, I end up having to draw her twice. I can at least sort of fudge it if no one else is the panel (or they’re sitting down).

Oh yeah, and this is an important page dialogue-wise… not to mention extremely experimental panel-wise. I don’t like the layout personally, but meh. If I do it only once, it’s no biggie, right?

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Lolice-Scarlet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chanel is so sweet, and Maria is ADORABLE in the second last panel.
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Ztar-473 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! she really is kind *-* she's cute and sweet! I like her a lot *O*
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treager-sama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awwww! Chanel is so sweet!
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LeucisticRaccoon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWW!!! ^_^
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mckenmic Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
i love her big eyed face its so kawaii XD
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AuraVampyre Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
WOOT! Go Chanel! Make Maria fall head over heels for you!
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Writer
This is a really nice page and the dialogue is great. It's nice to see Maria opening up about what going on and someone being there to help her out as well. And now she going to help Maria talk to Rain again and it also looks like Rain will get a new friend too. As for Chanel i am leaning more toward her be bi but i will have to see about that as the story goes on. I was just realizing that with Chanel she would have friends from every grade level i might be wrong though. And go Maria.
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
It looks like Maria and Chanel have each developed a perpetual blush... which likely won't disappear until chapter's end.

Seriously, though, this is a very significant page for Maria. She spills everything to friendly freshman girl she barely even knows. We learn a little bit more about her motive for coming out: she didn't want to feel alone, and was hoping that any other lesbians in the school might come out as well. This is the first time she's really opened up to anyone about everything going on right now: her relationship with her brother, and with her best friend, have both been RuIn'd. It makes sense that she'd want to talk to someone outside of all the drama, as she's too embarrassed to approach Rain directly. And yet, that's what Chanel proposes they do at the end of the page.

Speaking of which, Chanel. The friendly, helpful, and attentive personality she displays here is a far cry from the "ice queen" persona described by the Three Muskedorks. Not only is she willing to listen to Maria's problems, but she tries to help her solve them, volunteering to stand by Maria as she confesses to Rain! Even though they've only met twice, she's already acting as a true friend to Maria. Whether or not she is lesbian, Chanel clearly wants to become Maria's friend, and help her face her current difficulty. We still don't know much about Chanel, as a person, but I think more development is coming soon.

A text-laden, revelatory page that sets the stage up for a friendly confrontation between Maria and Rain! Excellent.
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PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I... I can't believe I'm writing this... but I think you're going to have to draw Channel's bust bigger. Not MA3 Didi gag boobs big; but exaggerate her figure a little. If she hadn't said anything, I wouldn't know her boobs are any bigger than anyone else in the cast.
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GreylinZeno Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love this.
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