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Reply mitchellbravo, May 6th, 2019, 11:01 pm

This was not a fun page to edit. If you notice weird dark blobs on your screen, I tried to fix them all. I need to get a good scanner :/


TOP TEN FAVORITE LOUD ERA SCENES

#2: Cal and Leon Make Up (link)



Length: 6 pages, 10 if you count the lead up (featuring Tony & the Rhinestone!)

Why it's #2: It seems obvious from the start now in retrospect, but working on this scene was around the time when I first realized that, of all the genres Loud Era might belong in, it is clearly a romance comic. Leon and Cal were the first couple to get together that weren't already explicitly "together" at the outset of the comic, and way back when I was getting ready to write the prom chapter, I had a bunch of different weird, dumb directions I was going to take their relationship.

In the scene I'm linking here, Cal expresses her regret to Leon at shutting down their relationship before they had a chance to properly experience it. Cal crosses back and forth over the line of being chaste and rule-abiding, and being (relatively for the time) promiscuous- she finds ways to justify her own relationships while being perfectly comfortable condemning others. Leon's played the love game before and isn't up for false promises and shenanigans, and I think it's a good wake-up call for Cal about considering other people's feelings more than she already (thinks she) does.

BLAH BLAH THEY TALK IT OUT AND THEN KISS IN THE PARK.





I was going to tell you this fountain in this scene is based off a fountain in a real park in the town where my sister went to college, but on rethinking my personal timeline, I drew this fountain years before I ever saw the town fountain.

Overall I remember really enjoying coloring this scene, too; it was one of the first where I stopped being so afraid of mixing markers to create gradients. I also like the palette I picked for it but like whatever


STAY TUNED, HOPEFULLY NEXT WEEK, FOR THE THRILLING CONCLUSION

If you correctly guess what my #1 favorite scene is going to be, I will draw you a sketch of the Loud Era character of your choosing, you know, like if you want and stuff.


READER'S DISCUSSION:

Reply Oly-RRR, May 14th, 2019, 7:41 pm

Tony is leaving AND TAKING ALL THE SEXY BOXING POSTERS WITH HIM! Go Tony!

I have a feeling the #1 scene is something to do with Joseph but not the violin one, maybe something from their camping time... or drunk Eddie or Eddie saying goodbye to the car but that's just me listing my favourites by now. XP

Reply mitchellbravo, May 20th, 2019, 8:56 pm

@Oly-RRR: I feel like he's stealing and breaking a law and there's some weird interpersonal reason why Brennan isn't calling the cops on him, you know???


I CANNAE TELL YE YET BECAUSE I'M INEPT AND CAN'T GET THE NEXT PAGE FUCKING DONE ON ANY DAY EVER *SITS ANGRLY STARING AT SELF*

Reply Oly-RRR, May 22nd, 2019, 3:45 pm

@mitchellbravo: Tony is the son he never asked for. ;A; (That and Brennan appreciates sexy boxing posters too.)

And I can relate, I'm like that with finishing colouring seven. half-coloured. pages. X|


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