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I love alternating between the loudness of the more extrovert heroes and Hielo's silent grieving.

ANNOUNCEMENT! I will be on holiday throughout next week! I won't be able to post anything during that time, so both Africa and Chakra will be skipped to the week after that.
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Caran d'Ache Supracolor Soft coloured Pencils on A4 Paper.
Several hours.
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Using devices such as a character's body language, visually illustrating a character's thoughts through a series of flashbacks, and by the mindful choice of colors to establish a suiting atmosphere, Panthera Arven on page 317 in her graphic novel Chakra shows that even quiet comic pages where the subject character of focus is not speaking can convey and evoke strong emotions in the reader.

Hielo, the grey-colored wolf character in focus, is depicted to be quietly grieving over a potential loss of his friend Kuma, and this is conveyed through a diversity of facial expressions and overall body language. As Hielo finds the bloody remains – a collar – once belonging to his friend, Hielo's shrinking pupils and tense body impactfully suggest the extent of his grief and shock, inviting the reader to sympathize with his unforeseen suffering.

By drawing a series of flashbacks of Hielo's thoughts and memories, the reader gains insight into his relationship with his lost friend Kuma. The flashback, which is drawn throughout a vertical panel, originally and impactfully lands on Hielo's terrified face in the panel, thereby combining memories, nostalgia and grief to unleash the emotions of terror and misery. This technique, coupled with Hielo's body language, helps the reader understand not only the concrete situation, but also what is going on in terns of Hielo's thoughts and memories. Briefly revealing the relationship between him and his lost friend, all the different layers of the character's situation are effectively visioned.

The conveyed emotions of the character and those evoked in the reader are brought to greater heights by Panthera Arven's mindful use of technique and devices such as colors and the image of blood. The blood, with its strong, red color penetrates the foggy, lowly saturated colored background, reminding the reader about the seriousness of the situation. Blood, with its connotations to life and death, and colors of low saturation, with their connotations to lifelessness and being lost, transports the reader into this dark, sad world where this situation is happening – making the reader grieve together with Hielo over the loss of his friend Kuma – and hoping he is still alive.

Although similar scenes are commonly depicted in stories, Panthera Arven saves the artwork's originality by a rich and mindful use of devices. The artist shows that words are not needed to convey and evoke emotions – in contrary, it is understood that what is communicated through someone's body language in the rawest form can be just as powerful as the words a poet would use in his or her poem. Overall, page 317 of Chakra is a wonderfully constructed page that explores the roots of a character's emotions in response to the mysterious disappearance of someone whom he was closely bonded.

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:iconredbyrd19:
RedByrd19 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
i just can't believe kuma is dead- i feel like there had to be some way he survived ;v;
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TimeAbandoned Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C'mon. Please don't write him out yet Hielo, I am sure (hoping) he is out there somewhere D':

Amazing play of our feelings Arven, beautiful artwork as always <3
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:iconflare-the-night-fury:
Flare-the-Night-Fury Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think he's actually dead...at least, I hope he's not...
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:iconthealmightyfirehawk:
TheAlmightyFireHawk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Actually wait....where in heck is Kuma's body?
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:icontheroompet:
TheRoomPet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah i was thinking the same thing, after reading the latest page, it's kind of weird that there wouldn't be a body unless they had the time to get rid of it somehow or that Kuma is somehow alive and wounded, but if the sword is out now, what happened to the body? It's suppose to be there, unless as said, they did something to it. 

Let's hope he's alive, I mean, we never got explained what was happening to his body. 
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:iconthealmightyfirehawk:
TheAlmightyFireHawk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Yeah
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:iconpup-fu:
pup-fu Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Kuma's faces in the first panel is so cute :3
so who does the "heheheheh"?
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongrosssobbingplz: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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:icononyxdragonarts:
OnyxDragonArts Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
I recon the good guys bite has mutated it in to a bad guy.
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:icongh0st-ies:
gh0st-ies Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Student General Artist
nooooooo not Kuma
he can't be evil
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:iconsamirelectrowolf:
SamirElectroWolf Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Pauvre loup. C’est une scène très triste, particulièrement le flash-back. Je pense que nous tous pouvons comprendre que Kuma a été un ami très important pour Hielo. Mais, même maintenant je ne pense pas que Kuma a mort. Quelqu’un va mourir, ou, au moins, être blessé dans la scène prochaine. Et, si non, au moins, nous voyons plus du sang.

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:icontigerwolfhawk:
tigerwolfhawk Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone's gonna get K I L L E D
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:icontalonwolfg5:
TalonWolfG5 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why. Do you've gotta do this? ;-;
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorryyyyy D:
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:iconfamai:
Famai Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
I bet it was himself  (¿) he changed fully 
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:iconemikooneechan:
EmikoOneeChan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I am crying.
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:(
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:iconthememellama:
TheMemeLlama Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yoi Boi He's Dead :D
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:iconastargoldenwing:
AstarGoldenwing Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
I have a terrible suspicion that it's Kuma laughing in the last panel. What if he was corrupted by the poison, and tore his collar off himself? :o
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:iconlonewolficy:
LoneWolfIcy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welp. Kuma's a demon now. That's that, let's just go home.
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:iconzorathetwilightdrake:
ZoraTheTwilightDrake Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I swear, as soon as I get an animation program/assemble a group, I will make this comic into an anime!La link 
It deserves one!!!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh goodness that's so nice of you! Thank you!
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:iconzorathetwilightdrake:
ZoraTheTwilightDrake Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Heheh, don't thank me yet^^;
But I'll see what happens when the time is right.
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:icongender-ninja:
Gender-Ninja Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017
Right in the kokoro.. :iconhnnnngplz:
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAAW
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:iconrunningwolf-mirari:
RUNNINGWOLF-MIRARI Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
MOlto toccante la sequenza a destra :(
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie! :(
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:iconbubblesumo:
Bubblesumo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Someone coming... :O could it be the message?
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:iconnewglasses:
NewGlasses Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Student General Artist
The lack of any sound effects or dialogue despite the situation is really nice.
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlivinggrape:
livinggrape Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont know why but hielo's face in the first left panel reminded me of that scene in monster inc where sulley found boo's fake body crushed in the trash thing
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:iconmrcattywolf:
MrCattyWolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing inference
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:iconbutterflyhornet:
Butterflyhornet Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why am I thinking more likely we are seeing blood from something Kuma killed more than the thought that Kuma has been killed?
I get the feeling he saw one of the demons or an enemy, tried to run, got possessed, transformed, killed it, and the laughing might be coming from a possessed Kuma fully equipped with the sword and ready to turn against the Heroes.

I also wouldn't be surprised if Oniken is somehow involved with the process, or whatever power is in his dark orb. Perhaps it switched hosts?
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HeLIZacopter Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I'm thinking too!
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:iconhowlingsoulwolf:
HowlingSoulWolf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmmmz.... this is a tricky one... but like other commenters, there is no body.... perhaps... he has become a zodiac demon in the place of the two who left? Or perhaps Oniken has some power over him now... could it be Kuma?


Oooooh the suspence! I love it :D
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Butterflyhornet Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Throwing this out for thought, what if it is not Oniken but the dark orb he possesses? Oniken seems to be the only demon who does not have a tattoo on his body. It's on the orb. All his powers come from the orb. So if Kuma saw Oniken, killed him, perhaps that orb transferred its power to Kuma and has a new host?

Not sure if this actually happened but will be interesting to find out.
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HowlingSoulWolf Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooooh thats a good theory!
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:iconnachtlichtje:
Nachtlichtje Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
Nnooooooooo. Kuma D:
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:icontomato-power:
Tomato-Power Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WHO DAT
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:iconhaelbent:
Haelbent Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This page is so sad, I can really feel his grief.
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:iconkeyace:
keyace Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Kumaaaa!!! T°T
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:icondarktiger-ex:
DarkTiger-ex Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh no no Kuma D: , I will cry T.T.
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:iconcrescentpaw:
Crescentpaw Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Student General Artist
he gon become possessed 
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:iconobelis:
Obelis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang.
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:iconshoobaqueen:
ShoobaQueen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
KUMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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:iconlipsterleo:
LipsterLeo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Ooooh, Nice hook! Wish I could come up with hooks like that in my novel!  Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconteriax:
teriax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't worry Helio you'll see Kuma again he'll just be a darker, sinister, more edgy version of floof.
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:iconrae-j:
RAE-J Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
well...... y'all kinda.... just left Kuma out to dry...
C.Y. was the only one to even bother to check on him
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Meadowstar01 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think it's a Zodiac Demon. It seems too brutal, in my opinion.
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Sapphire62Draws Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
Whoever that was, they made a mistake laughing while Hielo is upset. Their in for it!!
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