Popular anime shows like Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh, Naruto, or Pokemon have many things in common but what we all remember from them were their cool, catchy opening intros. Without these intros many of the popular animes from our childhood may never have been popular. The intro is usually composed of three elements: a catchy theme song, unique characters, and flashy animation. These elements are essential to attracting in new people to view the shows.
The past three months, I’ve been working on an animated video to bring my characters from my graphic novel to life. This animation revolves around the three main characters, Xavian, Boritta, and Nesia. The three main characters are anthropomorphic creatures; Xavian is a lion, Boritta is a female crocodile, and Nesia is an elephant. Each character has their own unique supernatural abilities. The characters have their own separate introduction in the opening intro that I created using Adobe Flash and Adobe Premier Pro. This animation combines the three elements to create a thirty-second animated intro for my graphic novel.
While I’ve very satisfied with the work I’m done. I don’t consider this video as complete. I’m going to add more scenes to the animation. I plan to submit the final version to future galleries and Film/Video competitions and events later this year. Let me know what you all think!
Xavian will be featured in the “CIRCA: Digital Art Exhibit” at the NEST Arts Factory Gallery in Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT. The exhibition will last from April 9th – May 6th, 2016. The opening reception will be on Saturday, April 9, from 2pm to 4pm. The following pieces from Xavian will be featured in the gallery:
More updates will be coming later this week!!
Here is Part 2 of the big updates I promised you all. Xavian will be featured in the “COMIC ART: Fantasy & Imagination Exhibition” at Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery in Newburg, New York. The exhibition will last from March 12 – May 7th, 2016. More updates will be coming later this week!!
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!!
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.