First: now that Setrsuna and Ranma are officially a couple as of ch5 they'd like to see the pair together.
Second: given how much Setsuna has been indulging Ranma food wise, and the resultant... growth (though there's other factors at work to). Just how big would Ranma get?
Hopefully this picture, set in about chapter 7, will answer those questions.
Composition of the picture comes from a B&W setsuna partial body shot that Pat did, and a few different gown models that I put together for Ranma. I then came in and added the missing bits and did the linework, and coloring, and shading.
Oh, and I suppose it's an early Easter surprise
Thanks to DCG, Ikarus, ToxinVictoria, Milanda Anza, and Mahou Sensou for all their critiques and comments.
And special thanks to J. St.C. Patrick for giving me many, many tips and bits of advice. Especially on Setsuna's arms, and by prodding me to put more work into Ranma's hair.
But it's not coincidental that she's starting to /look/ that way, as you pointed out her weight gain is related to her being a senshi.
Thanks again for all the comments, it's great to answer them.
Hmm... just ran across this in an unrelated search and I have to admit, this a lot larger than I was picturing Ranma from the descriptions in the story. I don't see how there is any chance of Ranma possibly thinking she hasn't put on that much weight compared to Akane in this situation. Maybe I'm thinking of an earlier point in the storyline though, since I also thought Ranma was still practicing the art.
[That's correct. This is from about ch7 or so
[Meanwhile ch5 is what's been posted.
[And you're also right that Ranma comparing herself to Akane was even earlier.
[And you're also right that Ranma's practicing of the art would have a factor.
(Though I do see the note on this being a couple chapters further in-- definitely still seems odd that Ranma would let it go that far though. I could see her not being too concerned with a little extra weight, but this is something else altogether for someone who we know has the dedication to exercise.)
[Something big had to have happened for Ranma to let herself shift this way.
[If you're curious I can send you a preview copy of ch6 which does answer a bit to how Ranma could go this way.
[And that other people are also noticing... or more specifically having a hard time remembering what Ranma was like... before.
while you might argue that she will because she isn't doing the art or any excersize I say look at Usagi(Sailor Moon), Lina(Slayers)* & Jughead(Archie Comics)* they don't do the art or excersize & stay skinny
* not sure if these two exists in your fics universe
For one in the story she's getting much much stronger, and her bone density is changing. (Just checkout the club she has in her Hestia form) So if it helps, there is a deliberate magical angle. It's actually related to how she became a Sailor Senshi.
Actually this sequence shows a bit of the consequence of that change.
SH: big Sailor Hestia 'transformation' sequence
Thanks for the comment, hope that helps!
First thanks for commenting. I really do appreciate it.
Well one thing to keep in mind is that Ranma's been with Setsuna and Hotaru for over a year. Nearly 20 months. I mean Akane's noted that Ranma's been gone longer than Ranma's lived in Nerima.
As for Ranma becoming a guy once the situation is resolved... Once Nabiki's dealt with, do you really see Ranma going back to being a guy? After the Senshi power... the living as a nanny, the engagement, all the growth (not physical) and changes with her new friends and family?
Heck just look at what happened with the Tendos. Kasumi and Akane moved out. Kasumi got a job, Akane's going to a new school. Things can't go back to the way they were.
And for the weight gain. I will say this picture is set in ch7. Which is about two and a half years after the start of the fic. If that's rapid that's up to you. (There is no denying that it is a lot of weight)
And for the beloved martial arts fights. Yeah that's a major and fun part of most Ranma stories. This story on the other hand... hasn't really shown many fights has it?
You do raise a good point about the "character with the name Ranma". But honestly, she's not even someone that "happens to turn into a girl with cold water" anymore.
But yes, twisting Ranma is sort of a thing I do. I perusal of the other pics in this account shows that readily enough. (And for the story I could have had Ranma stay a tomboy, stay thin, even eventually start being a guy sometimes, but that's not the story I wanted to tell)
Thank you for commenting. And that you still enjoy the story despite how it goes against the grain of your personal tastes is appreciated. As is that you're awaiting more despite the story.
Once again thanks!