Chapter 6.1-- Have Faith in Me

posted 21st Aug 2017, 4:14 PM

Chapter 6.1-- Have Faith in Me
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view HeSerpenty's profile

21st Aug 2017, 4:14 PM


You guys didn't think I'd forget about Shera, did ya? XDD

Ugh I HATE referring back to first pages, but Grandad's last line is a little nod to SoO's very first scene! (which WILL be redrawn btw). If you need a refresher... here it is! :D

What can I say you guys? I'm starting next page right now-- I'm dreaming of Friday updates X"D

view MST3KFan's profile

21st Aug 2017, 4:40 PM


Nice to see Shera again after so long. I do wonder though...the third to last panel shows a facial expression of someone determined to do say go back to ensure their grandfather's safety...

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Aug 2017, 11:28 AM


It has been a while, hasn't it!

She definitely seems like she's up to no good, huh? We shall see X3

view Centcomm's profile

21st Aug 2017, 4:43 PM


Thank you for the pagey goodness

Damn Serpenty great page .. the feels! I also really like granddad.

and im really glad you didnt forget about Shera. Hugs her tight.

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Aug 2017, 11:29 AM


No Centy..thank YOU <33
Haha your constant support is a forever motivator for me! <333

I know you are one of the few who like Shera....hahaha I told ya she'd be back!

view Alicia's profile

21st Aug 2017, 7:13 PM


Oh man... after everything that has happened, Shera is a changed girl. I wonder what this is gonna mean for all our friends in the serpent nation though. T_T This... could be bad, whatever it is.

Great page, Serpy! I love the pacing and the interlacing between the two time frames.

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Aug 2017, 8:24 PM


She really is! Haha she might be goin' through MORE changes if that cover has anything to say about it >__> XDD

Thanks so much! <33

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22nd Aug 2017, 1:22 PM


i liked Grampa the first time around, but I'm getting a bad feeling that Shara's about to do something stupid here.

Maybe it's just me...

I'm also starting to get the idea that Merick is being set up to take the fall for this, and I don't like that one little bit...

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Aug 2017, 8:25 PM


Haha she's got that "i'm up to something" look for sure!

Lololol Merek should definitely take care not to get too comfortable! Thankfully... it's against his nature to get too at peace with anything X"D.

view Seabiscuit's profile

22nd Aug 2017, 4:42 PM


Ohhh, its been a while!
Well, she seems well- and determined D:

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd Aug 2017, 8:25 PM


LOL that she is! XDD

view rufiangel's profile

22nd Aug 2017, 5:20 PM


That link back was great, but also made me sad after knowing what happens :'D aw geez.

I LOVE the emotions on this page Serpy, they're amazing and you captured them perfectly ;__;* especially that second-last panel embrace, my feeeeelzzz

Also I, uh, do not have a good premonition on what's going to happen to grandpa. After seeing Shera on the cover, I'm thinking that only bad things await as only something awful could push this girl that far. T_T

view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Aug 2017, 11:44 AM


Hahaha I hate linking back to those old pages-- I know you know how that is!

Aw Rufi thank you so much! She loves her grampa-- I only hope nothing happens but... you can never be too sure X"D. He seems determined to fight whoever is coming..aaaand we know who's coming!

23rd Aug 2017, 6:30 AM


Interesting. I wonder where this will lead.

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25th Aug 2017, 11:44 AM


We shall see! :3

view Proxy170's profile

23rd Aug 2017, 6:36 AM


I dunno if it's the color contrast or what, but the top half of this page looks AMAZING. Not that the bottom half is bad, but the top is seriously WOW.

Poor Serpy *hugs* Don't work so hard you run yourself ragged!

view HeSerpenty's profile

27th Aug 2017, 1:04 AM


Thank you so much Proxy! I really worked super hard on this page especially that big stupid huge panel! X"D

view hrwilliams's profile

23rd Aug 2017, 12:10 PM


Keep up the good work.

view HeSerpenty's profile

27th Aug 2017, 1:05 AM


I shall! Thank you!

view Matt Knab's profile

23rd Aug 2017, 4:37 PM

Matt Knab

Uh oh, I'm getting the torches and pitchfork vibe again! :(
Great page, love the shading switch for the flashbacks.

view HeSerpenty's profile

27th Aug 2017, 1:05 AM


Haha yea Matt you might need those later on :'D

THank you so much! <3

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24th Aug 2017, 7:20 PM

Chippewa Ghost

That subdued color for the flashback... scribbles notes furiously

still working on that archive binge.

view HeSerpenty's profile

27th Aug 2017, 1:06 AM


Haha it's a pretty useful trick, I must say!

Thanks so much, I hope you are enjoying it!

25th Aug 2017, 7:25 PM


Ah, plot. It's been a while; how are you doing? Angsty as ever I see. Well then, carry on.


Seriously though, while I might not particularly like Shera, I can't blame her for presumably wanting some kind of revenge (because really. That's pretty much the best motivator there is right here, and the easiest way to totally screw with everything else and make everything go horribly, horribly wrong) and I AM glad that we're seeing her again. I don't need to like her to appreciate her significance to the plot, and I DO feel sympathy for her. It's just she's kinda against all my favorite characters so I'm practically required to not like her as much. That's how this works, I don't make the rules. XD

I know I've mentioned the difference in your art but I have to say it again. You've gotten SO GOOD, Serpy. Seriously. From those first pages with all the stupid hair and lackluster shading to THIS? I just. I can't. It's beautiful. I love seeing how your artwork has improved. And sure, I'm ragging a bit on your old work and exaggerating - it's nowhere near bad, I promise. It's just so much better now that it kinda feels awful in comparison.

Basically your artwork is amazing and I actually really love seeing how you've grown over the years - but it's gonna be so epic to eventually, someday, see updated early pages to reflect this new standard you've practiced yourself into.

I like Shera's grandfather. I'm also pretty darn sure he's come across the wrong end of a serpent before, but heck, I pretty much knew THAT from the first time he was mentioned, given that Shera says he believes in them. The scar on his arm really just confirms it, being all suspiciously similar to the scars that two other characters have, albeit in a different place. So I'm guessing he's come across fighty/defensive shifted serpents before.

Hee, Robin Hood look-alike in the second to last row of panels, complete with dumb hair. :D Seriously though, I do like the clothing we're seeing with the humans. It's markedly different from serpent clothing, probably to accommodate the colder weather, I'd assume. More cloaks for everyone! Cloaks are the best~

Shera's bear-fur coat, on the other hand, is less aesthetically awesome, but looks really, really snuggly and warm. Mm~

I'm also wondering if Keymen's unusual sense of style and his preference for very layered, constrictive clothing might not draw inspiration from human clothes? They certainly seem to follow those tenants from what little we've seen so far.

Ugh, I love the way you draw her hair now. I just. I keep coming back to this but it looks so good I can't help it.


Expressions on point, as always. I love how you've grayed/sepia-d the 'flashback' panels to show them as distinct from the present day ones. It's really effective. Well done on that massive background third panel; you already know my favorite part is the beautiful trees, but I keep noticing teeny details about that massive castle that just make me happy the more I look at it. Like the little pennants flying at the top of the towers in the back! They're adorable. XD

As for that last panel... well. Someone's certainly impatient. I can't wait to find out who it is.

view HeSerpenty's profile

28th Aug 2017, 12:03 PM


Hahaha yea Shera kinda ruined her chances to be likable when she spit in Hizruk's face after he rescued her X"DDD. She is rather important to the plot at least!

Aww thank you so much! Yea there is quite a difference from the first pages to the latest ones hahaha..which I am super glad about! It will be really fun to go back ad redo.

Lolol that bear fur coat is a little souvenir from grandad haha! I'm glad you said that thing about Key--a lot of things about him are inspired from his time with the humans X3. More on that to come!

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