I know I haven’t posted in a long time but I’ve submitted Xavian to galleries around the country to build our audience. I’m glad to say that Xavian has been successfully accepted at some galleries. Xavian will be featured in the “ONCE UPON A TIME: Fairy Tales, Fables and Myths” at The Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC. The exhibition will last from March 25 – April 16, 2016. More updates later today!!
I know it’s been almost a month since I last updated you guys, but I’ve been working hard on the graphic novel. Plus there’s this thing I’m doing called college, that is keeping me occupied. As a treat, I’ll show you guys the opening pages for Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. I don’t know the page numbers off the top of my head. Let me know what you think!? #Xavian
It’s been a boring day for me but I’m going to give you all an update of Xavian. Who are the main characters in Xavian? There are five main characters, but all of them won’t appear in the first chapter. Here is the character list, let me know what you think:
As much as I would love to show you guys my Shibuya recreation drawing. You’ll just have to wait until I finish the first chapter to see it. This will be the double spread of pages 19-20. This is the setting where the main story will play out. Many events, fights, and characters will appear and happen at. This took a total of three days to complete. Stay tuned for more updates.
Hi everyone. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and summer vacation. I want to discussion with you three goals I want to achieve by the end of 2015. What goals? This is new. I know but the two goals I want to meet. 1) Complete Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 of my graphic novel. 2) Grow my social media presence by least 30%. Two goals seem reasonable to complete for the second half of 2015. Now, lets break down those goals individually
Complete Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 of the graphic novel. For my new fans, I have started coloring the pages of my graphic novel this summer. Since my class schedule in the summer is relatively light I have more free time to complete a lot of pages before school starts again in August. So far I’ve completed 20 pages of Chapter 1. I’ve excited about the progress I’ve done so far. There are about 35 pages in Chapter 1, and I have 15 pages left. I could have completed more pages but the summer classes I’m taking are very intense and have disrupted my work schedule from time to time. Chapter 2 has about 25 pages. So I have 40 pages to complete by the end of 2015. Also, I’m totally doing this project on my own. That means I’m doing all the pencil art, inking, and coloring. But I’m not complaining I enjoy doing it all. It allows me to say I’ve started to project by myself and I can complete it by myself. However, I can’t get my work out by myself that’s where social media and my fans come in.
Grow my social media presence by least 30%. I’m want to be active and engaging on social media. My dream goal is to have 1000 likes to my Facebook page, 200 (real) followers on Twitter, and 100 subscribers on YouTube by the end of 2015. You can find Xavian on Facebook at : facebook.com/xavian | Twitter at: @xaviangubora | YouTube at: youtube.com/xaviangubora | Now to reach my goal I have to address some concerns. All three social media sites have the same problem as my blog. That’s with interaction with my friends and sharing of my posts, videos, etc. I have fans of Xavian, that’s not the problem. The problem is they aren’t engaging a lot and I need to find a better way at getting my fans to like and share my work. Especially with Twitter, it’s the weakest of the three social media platforms. I have started to expand my fanbase to a different audience. Since i’m studying Mandarin and Japanese I’ve started interacting with people who speak those languages. My fan base is slowly increasing but it’s not where I believe it should be.
My plate for is full for the second half of 2015 but I’m looking forward to completing my goals I’ve set for myself. I will keep you all informed of how I’m doing with my goals weekly. That is a promise.
You all have been waiting for the promo video. I’m about halfway done with the first chapter of Xavian. Here it is, our first promo video. In full HD!!!! Don’t forget to share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc. #xavian #art #comic
Click on the YouTube picture above and it will send you directly to Xavian’s YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel to get updates on future live streams and videos.
Here is the illustrated work schedule of the new series of Xavian. This will be a live stream series that will air on YouTube and Google Hangouts. You all have waited so patiently for the graphic novel, Xavian, and now I have the time this summer to complete this chapter. You will get an inside look at the completion of the first chapter of Xavian from start t0 finish.
The first live stream will be this Friday, June 12th at 9PM EST.
I know I’ve been away for a while but this is a big announcement for Xavian. You all have been waited so patiently this summer. Now, I will move onto our biggest project so far. I will be coloring the pages for the graphic novel of Xavian. That’s right, you all will get a chance to see me color the first chapter. The pages are now inked and ready to go. This series will be streamed online starting this Monday. Stay tuned for more information.
Here are the base colors for Hathor and the Fox. The hardest part of this poster will be the trees and the snow. I will have to put the snow on each tree branch separately towards the end. There will not be a lot of sun light in this poster compared the other seven posters. I made this piece the cloudiest of them all. So only beams of lights will pierce through the clouds. Let me know what you think.