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Watch me draw panels 3-4: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyAuiI…



**EDIT** Link to speedpaint added! :)
Africa!

A silent page. I really wanted to emphasize the similarities between Nadira and Africa's situations here.
Both their lives have been influenced and turned upside down by Chui, and now both fear for the future of their children.
Most importantly, their relationship seems to have come to a definitive end, as Africa finally walks away from her territory and out into unexplored land.

Drawing the baobab in the last panel was a good challenge!

Enjoy!

Caran d'Ache coloured pencils and Copic Multiliners on A4 Paper.
Several hours.
Characters and art (c) :iconarven92:

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:iconpyrovip:
Critique by PyroVIP PyroVIP/critique/1491561688">Mar 15, 2017, 8:51:08 AM
I've been expecting a new page for this fantastic comic of yours to get posted today, and here it is, totally worth the wait!

Africa and Nadira... The silence fits this page perfectly. Great work on making it so powerful without any words, I'm glad you did this. Sometimes the silence does it fairly better than any words would. I just love the third and fourth panels! The way the two poor creatures whose lives have been turned upside down look adds a great plus to the impact! And I see the message!

The technique. Great as always! I see that you try your best while coloring the pages. The pale colours of this add the big plus to the sadness and sorrow in this page. I also like how you use bolder lines to pick out the focal figures, so we can clearly see the ones we should pay attention to at the moment. And the rain, fantastic! Drawing rain properly is pretty hard and where a lot of people may fail.

I am interested in what will happen next, to see what Africa is going to do in these completely unexplored lands. And I wonder if this baobab is going to have any meaning. Anyways, the tree looks majestic! Can't wait for more!
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Critique by An-Elric-Brother An-Elric-Brother/critique/1491573610">Mar 15, 2017, 9:52:59 AM
This page is extremely well made and even without dialogue it conveys a strong message. I love the use of the fog and the rain to show that things are changing and nothing will be the same, and the uncertainty of the future.

I love the comparison between Nadira and Africa in the 3rd and 4th panels, and the fact that she's watching Africa and her cubs leave the territory.

The coloring is amazing, like always, and the use of the duller colors really brings everything together. However, the cub's face in the 4th panel seems a little wonky. The right side of his face seems too far in for the size of the eyes, and it looks like his face is looking to the right while his eyes are positioned like his head is facing forward.

The Baobab in the last panel is amazing. I just love how it dwarfs everything else, in both size and majesty. The fog around the base makes it seem like it's more of a mirage, in a sense. It looks like a good thing, but once you get closer, it's not.

All in all, it's an A+ page
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DuckInATopHat Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This page is astounding. So much can be said just by looking at their eyes. And I can almost feel the rain. I honestly shivered a bit when I saw this.
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really flattered you think so! I loved working on the expressions for this page :)
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CallmeBACON Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Two mothers the same...
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sunny5262 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2017
when is the next page coming?
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tomorrow
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:iconsunny5262:
sunny5262 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
looking forward to it:) (Smile) 
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:iconpup-fu:
pup-fu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Wow I'm speechless :O
Words can't describe how amazing this page is! 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaravini:
Aravini Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  New Deviant
Good job, I like it
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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XxJCArtSpacexX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful page! Now might be a good time to say that this comic continues to rip my heart in two.
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh thank you so much!
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:iconflying-wolf-32:
flying-wolf-32 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Clap This is a great page! I like the rain and the eyes on panels 3 and 4. 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!
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:iconrunningwolf-mirari:
RUNNINGWOLF-MIRARI Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
Stupenda :love:
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie mille!
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:iconcorrupttempest:
CorruptTempest Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn you are excellent at expressing age in your art. Even more impressing, it's an aging animal.
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh thank you so much!
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IMANIKAWAI Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sons
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
What a deeply beautiful, well achieved and tragic scene, Arven!!!
This is sheer delight for the eyes...the murky and dank environment, the heavyness of the characters' emotions, that frame with the bright stare of a defeted and conflicted Africa, and in opposition (and yet strange twining) Nadira's blind gaze...
THIS IS SIMPLY GENIUS...
Great new page!!! :iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz:
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh thank you so much my friend! I'm so happy you like this page! :)
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DSegno92 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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...sorry, but when I see a baobab, the only thing I can think is "Rafiki!"
Nice silence, by the way. The soundless pages are very emotional
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Great parallel here :)
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Zoba22 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Me parte el corazón esos paneles dividiendo la cara de África y Nadira. Lo hiciste tan, pero tan bien, que siento un dolor en el pecho con sólo verlo. Me da mucha intranquilidad y desasosiego. No quiero que se quiebre esa amistad, ojala Nadira no muera antes de que África pueda siquiera darle un adiós... Aunque... Observando este desafortunado evento... siento que un reencuentro será casi imposible (más leyendo la descripción :'( ).

Amo a Nadira!!!! Heart  Como ya te comenté en el video, es uno de tus personajes más trabajados. La verdad que si le pasa algo... lloraré. 

Uuuh, y ese gran árbol?! >> Por qué tengo la sensación de que puede estar habitado por un leopardo negro quizás? x3

Bueno, me hace mucha ilusión saber que pasará ahora a pesar de este momento tan triste! Gran página, Arven! UNA DE LAS MEJORES!!!! Love 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh muchisimas gracias! Estoy tan contenta que esa página te guste!!
Y yo también amo a Nadira! :D
Jajja vamos a ver! XD
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unholyghost842 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist
Oh wow... That's amashing.. I never thought someone could make a gazelle look so old and caring..
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GOAT MOM
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Iyna08 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
Interesting page. Nice idea with that 2face-1face.

And LOL. My first idea, when I saw Africa in front of that tree was: "Oh my goooood! Next scene Rafiki will appear and teach her Hakuna Matata, since Rafiki also lifes on such a tree. XDDD"
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
I love the comparison of the 3rd and 4th panel! Both mothers. 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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MuggyXhar Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her mother in the tree maybe?
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Silverfire1040 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
FLAWLESS. I don't know how you do it.
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh thank you so much!
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DJKitKat12 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rafiki! 
Oh please please! Let us see rafiki as an Easter egg! If not, I blame the tree
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LoneWolfIcy Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Drawing the baobab in the last panel was a good challenge." Yeah. That was the challenge. Not the rain, the ambience, the silhouettes in the distance, the grey landscape as though you're literally stood RIGHT THERE in that cold harsh scene.

Just goes to show, practise makes perfect.






Great work on that babo- .. baobo- ...... Great work on that boboa- ....
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..... It's a nice tree.
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh thank you so much, I'm really happy you like the page so much! :)

LOL that last bit
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ShadowDappledWolf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My thoughts exactly😂
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LyzeofKiel Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'I don't know where I'm goin'
But I sure know where I've been
Living on the promises and songs of yesterday
I've made up my mind
I ain't wastin' no more time'
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I think this song suits Africa's position to some degree. www.youtube.com/watch?v=oohFGO…
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Absolutely fantastic! I honestly love symbolic stuff, an' this page speaks volumes and opens up a new chapter in the lives of all the characters in the story, perhaps most opened for the two this page is focusing on. Not only is the method of symbolism great, but the page itself looks amazing! One of my most favorite pages thus far! 
Again, great work, Arven! Excited to see where things go from here! :D
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh gosh perfect song!
And thank you so much! I'm really flattered you enjoy the symbolism in this page, and the page itself! It was great fun to make :)
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LyzeofKiel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D It was honestly quite ironic timing, as it was only a few days before you posted this page that I had finally learned who sang this song an' the full lyrics.
An' the symbolism employed here to me often tells you just about all you need to know about the characters to whom each half of the faces belongs to, an' about the relationship(s) to eachother, all without a single line of text. They also often look really good in my eyes.
I can also look at the page an' tell you had a lot of fun with it. :)
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Once again, amazing! It seems like that will be the end of Nadira's time in the comic (or is it?)...

But the tree looks great!

EDIT: Actually, now I'm thinking about how Mosi is feeling and if he's blaming himself. After all, if he listened and didn't run off, he wouldn't have run into Chui and this whole thing wouldn't have happened....
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

True, poor Mosi does indeed feel guilty ;;
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Woofies2003 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
that edit was what I was thinking haha

but yeah that expression really shows his guilt doesnt it 
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TheAlmightyFireHawk Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Yup, that's pretty much what started making me think that.
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Ladydragoncat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This entire page speaks volumes without saying a word.

I am especially impressed with Panels Three and Four. The sons are sad, and the mothers are disappointed. And the poor little leopard cub (his name escapes me right now!). He's wishing he could do or say something that would make his mother happy again, but he's afraid of how she would react right at this very moment. Better for him to stay silent... for now.

Oddly enough... I want to do a critique, but it directs me to an earlier page for some reason.

Oh, well... Keep dong what you're doing!
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, thank you so much! I'm really happy you like the atmosphere and emotions in this page :)
Ahh no worries, I appreciate the comment a lot too :)
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SkiaArtz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the detail put into this comic!
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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