Chapter 4.20-- Here to Help

posted 4th Dec 2015, 8:44 AM

Chapter 4.20-- Here to Help
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view HeSerpenty's profile

4th Dec 2015, 8:44 AM


Ah Hizruk.... ya gave Keymen the chance to utilize his most effective weapon: his words. Look at you all enraptured in what he's saying X)

Something tells me that hit hurt a lot more than Keymen's letting on... but what the heck do I know? :P
Also that's a pretty ballsy wager you're making there, Key XDD


HAY GUYS!! I missed you!! Do you notice anything different about this page? Well.. on my trip I had a few epiphanies I think might help me improve.
I have been unhappy for a while with how things were I'm doing yet another one of my "adjustments" XDD. You will notice this page doesn't have those hideous thick panel borders and page border... aaand I took away that background color. It was starting to confuse me XD. Also I'm adjusting how I do backgrounds as well because those were becoming disasterous.

I hope the changes so far are for the better! It's not perfect yet.. or maybe never will be XD... but all I ever think about is how to improve.


I hope you guys had a great holiday (for those who celebrate it :P). Have an awesome weekend!! See you next week ^__^

I mean like... if you want you can vote. No biggie! I still haven't updated the incentive because I'm a loser... I just need to finish the new one dangit XD. It's drawn!

view Seabiscuit's profile

4th Dec 2015, 8:50 AM


Maaaaan he is full on smoothness and charm! He's got this in the bag for sure!:D

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 12:00 AM


Yes he sure is! Hehehe and let's hope so! HE sure has confidence in himself :P lolol

view ProfEtheric's profile

4th Dec 2015, 9:40 AM


Oh yeah! Keymen is DEFINITELY an smooth operator! Stone cool!

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 12:03 AM


You bet he is!! :D :D
Still quite reckless tho.. X'D

view JayyLyn's profile

4th Dec 2015, 10:22 AM


Dang! Keymen is B R A V E. XD he's got a lot of faith in that little guy! (;ω;)

And Yay you're back!! XD <3 and I like the tweaks, page looks awesome!! always looks awesome so....XP <3

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 12:04 AM


Lol he sure seems to, doesn't he?? Let's hope it doesn't work against him like his last idea X'D (to tryn temporarily paralyze him haha)

Thank you so much!!! My hope is for it to look better and better. Still not quite there yet but I think it might be a step in the right direction! I hope XD

4th Dec 2015, 10:34 AM


Yeah, I love Keymen now. Merek is LUCKY to have this guy as a partner.

Also, I didn't realize just how tall Keymen is until that last panel. Hizruk towers over just about everyone else, and he looks like a tiny kid there. I know you're super busy, but is there any chance you'd do a "lineup" of your cast some day just to see the different heights?

"One's word can only mean so much among strangers," hmm. Yeah, this is definitely NOT the first time Keymen has convinced someone to stop attacking him, even though possessed/hulked out serpents are probably new to him as well. And he's REALLY standing by what he said to Merek earlier about Hizruk being a good kid, isn't he! I hope he's right about sneak snake/red eye Hizruk and not just normal Hizruk.

New style, ooo! I didn't catch the last change you made to the borders waaay back 3.15, but I immediately thought that this page looked more "open." The thinner lines look great, at least to me! The one thing that's a little bit confusing to read are the floating panels. I don't know whether to read those Keymen, Hizruk surprised by hitting him, then Keymen laughing or Keymen, Keymen laughing,and Hizruk surprised BY the laughing, but that's all minor.

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 10:43 AM


Hehe yes Keymen is not a small specimen.. but even still Merek towers over HIM. I really SHOULD do a character line up...for my own sake too! THat's a great idea!

Yea Key has pretty much "been there, done that" with just about everything lolol... but yea except possessed hulked out ones LOL. Ilike that hahahha. He can tell, at least, that Hizruk isn't attacking him maliciously... which is good X'D...just out of desperate self defense. HOPEfully red eye Hizzy will be able to understand that to preserve his life, heeee should probably listen to this crazy person XDD.

And thank you for such great feedback about the differences to the page! I fully get what ya mean about those floating panels.. but I guess I kinda made it so it doesn't really matter which one is read first cuz they're kinda happening at the same moment XD. As l ong as they're both read before that 4th one! Again tho I was eager for some feedback! Making changes is always a little scary haha

6th Dec 2015, 8:04 PM


I'm just silly then! Those panels' placement makes perfect sense for "simultaneous." Glad I was able to help!

view TheD-Wrek's profile

4th Dec 2015, 10:36 AM


The format of the page does look much cleaner now, not that I had issues with the previous ones. :)

Key certainly is an interesting character. Lots of layers. :3

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 10:48 AM


I appreciate the feedback D thank you so much! I think I like the changes so far.. buuut i still wanna tweak it a bit XDD

Yaay and thank you for that comment about Key as well!! He really does have a LOT of them layers XD..I'm really excited to get to more of em' XD

view sketchdoll's profile

4th Dec 2015, 11:06 AM


Haha, I love how Keymen is such a smooth talker. Those are always my favorite characters :D And the new changes to the page were so subtle that it doesn't take anything away from the story. It looks good!

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 10:52 AM


More positive feedback on the page tweaks, yaay I appreciate it so much! changing things is always a little scary XDD.

Hehe and yes.. Mr. Smooth! He knows how to work it X'D.. hopefully it!

view Jarvi's profile

4th Dec 2015, 11:10 AM


Huhuhuh that's one big leap of faith there! :o

But Hizzy is too good to hurt someone who's not threatening him <^_^>

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 10:52 AM


Aww you have a lot of faith in Hizzy too! Even desperate, defensive, red-eye Hizzy XDD.

Indeed tho..quite ballsy X)

view EmmaDilemma's profile

4th Dec 2015, 11:35 AM


I lovee it!! it's getting so interesting,but i have one issues :D where is MEREEKKKK? :D:D jk

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 10:54 AM


Ohhh it's so nice to see your beautiful face here <33 LOL

Don't you worry, Merek is practically the main character of this chapter! We'll see plenty more of him before movin on to the next :3

view EmmaDilemma's profile

5th Dec 2015, 3:45 PM


He is the main character of my LIFE :D:D

view Stever's profile

4th Dec 2015, 1:01 PM


For the sake of feeling better you should probably just let him help you.

I'm always tweaking things in my art and I can't imagine ever being like. Ok, it's perfect. Especially with my art XD

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 11:11 AM


Haha yes I am NEVER fully pleased with myself... tis the war we artists always wage with ourselves XDD

Anndd yes... Keymen is right he really is the ONLY person that can help him right now XDD

view MST3KFan's profile

4th Dec 2015, 2:16 PM


"Keyman uses TALK. It's surprisingly effective!"

Heh. Sorry, somehow Pokemon just popped in my head for this. XD

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 11:12 AM


Hahaha that's perfect!!!

view Matt Knab's profile

4th Dec 2015, 5:13 PM

Matt Knab

RIP Keymen...

Pages are looking great, Serpy! I am never disappointed!

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 11:15 AM


Haha.. leeeet's hope not!

And thank you Matt!!!! <3

view DLKmusic's profile

4th Dec 2015, 5:53 PM


At the risk of being Rude, Crude, and Socially Unacceptable....

That took a pair of Gahones bigger'n what Most got, for sure!

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 11:17 AM


Haha you are right about that for SURE!

view azureXtwilight's profile

4th Dec 2015, 6:10 PM


Keymen is now my favorite character besides Hizruk here. He's some smooooth criminal,godangit.

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 11:18 AM


OOHHH that makes me so happy!!! LOL.. smoooth criminal LOLOL omg your distrust of him still makes me so happy for some reason, I don't knowwhy lolololol

view revzet's profile

4th Dec 2015, 8:45 PM


I did notice a difference when I saw the page, I like it!

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 11:18 AM


Thank you! Yay I'm glad! So far feedback has been positive XDD

view CiciEnixa's profile

5th Dec 2015, 12:19 AM


It's... It's so white... I"M BLIIIIND!!!

Nah lol it looks really clean <3 It definitely feels like it has a bunch of breathing room.

Hizzy, please don't actually punch Keymen in the heart, this comic will end very fast :,D

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 11:20 AM


O nooo I hope its not TOO white lolol. Clean is good!! Yea I was starting to feel really cramped XDD... I feel like I got more leg room now XDD

aaand your right haha. I mean.. MY life would get easier, buuut....what a tragic end XDD

view Damatris's profile

5th Dec 2015, 4:34 AM


Smooth going Keymen! <3

And the page looks really great! I like the adjustments you've made.

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 12:02 PM


Yusss Mr. Smooth!
THank you I'm glad to hear it! Still figuring it out a bit but I'm excited XDD

view Centcomm's profile

5th Dec 2015, 11:23 AM


Ok I officially adore Keymen that was awesome ....

Ps and I think Galina just found a guy to crush on lololol
Love the page serpenty

view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2015, 12:04 PM


Omg Centy you have no idea how happy this comment makes me <333

LOL!! Well I mean Galina and Keymen BOTH have the "gorgeous blue eyes" thing goin for them <333
Crossover Crushes I LOVE IT <33

view gideonland's profile

5th Dec 2015, 10:32 PM


Hmmm... was that REALLY his plan? To take a hit like that?? But I love how he spins it around, like he's the man: a bit of arrogance + charm is what the ladies love (ahem, Gwynn) so I guess it also works on the son too. Haha.

I really like how this page looks. Your work's always been great, but it's cool to see you take making improvements head-on. I am definitely a fan of the smaller borders!

Welcome back!

view HeSerpenty's profile

6th Dec 2015, 9:48 AM


Lolol weeell the getting hit part wasn't his plan, but.. his plan was to get him to stop attacking hahaha...which kinda happened by default after Hizzy hit him!. LOL like mother like son! Maybe its not all too common to come across someone who always seems to know EXACTLY what he's doing XDD

Yay thank you for the feedback!! It is really encouraging-- its scary to make changes, but I really think they're for the better and its nice to hear people agreeing with me! :D

view rufiangel's profile

6th Dec 2015, 3:19 AM


The difference in the backgrounds really stands out to me, Serpy - and it looks really good! :D I think the changes you made are good ones :D

Also, loving Keymen more with every panel he appears in XD I really hope Hizruk-baby doesn't decide to try out the shot to his heart, if he does, even I will tackle him down :'D

So Keymen is a kind of healer... a medicinal specialist? Hmm? Or something else...?

Really glad to see you back and updating again Serpy-kins, I always wanna see what happens next in SoO~! <3

view HeSerpenty's profile

6th Dec 2015, 6:13 PM


RUFI that is so reassuring and good to hear! Thank you so much! <333

Hehe I am glad that Keymen is growing more and more on people :3. He's so very important! Yes he is those things! Any of those titles would be appropriate XDD. He's not lying.. he's the only one around who can help Hizzy with his problem XD

view Slim Kittens's profile

6th Dec 2015, 2:02 PM

Slim Kittens

"Hizruk, I am your father."

view HeSerpenty's profile

6th Dec 2015, 6:14 PM


LOL. Now wouldn't that be something?? XD

view junoro's profile

7th Dec 2015, 12:42 PM


Woah, after that last page, I'm surprised Keymen isn't spurting blood out of his stomach! Listen to him, Hizruk! Then apologize and have some tea with him!

view HeSerpenty's profile

7th Dec 2015, 10:58 PM


Lolol weell.. I'll admit Hizzy's Serpenty hand does look a lot like a bloody hand XDD....I went and made his scales the same color as blood! He didn't break skin or anything.. but punched REALLY hard withh is Serpenty hand X"D. However.. with how hard he hit him he probably SHOULD be spurtin' blood XDDD

Awww "sorry tea"!!! that sounds like a wonderful moment <333

view Alicia's profile

7th Dec 2015, 4:31 PM


Okay, time to fix Hizruk's shoulder.

...And most of Keymen while you are at it. XD

I can not WAIT for these two to start a conversation! Keymen needs to spill all that he knows already! lol

view HeSerpenty's profile

7th Dec 2015, 11:00 PM


Hahaha yes let's get these boys patched up!!!

I'm super excited for that too!!! I have been waiting for these two to interact for YEARS X'D

view Outlaw's profile

7th Dec 2015, 10:04 PM


Underestimate might be a bit of an understatement, right?

Great page, my friend. Keep it up!

view HeSerpenty's profile

7th Dec 2015, 11:09 PM


Hay man!!! LOL juuust a little understatement...just a wee bit x)

Thank you so much! Thanks for reading!

view alston123's profile

11th Dec 2015, 2:13 PM


Dang! Keymen is amazing! I love him! :D:D

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