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Xavian Cover Line Art

Alright guys I’m showing you the finished line art of Xavian that will eventually be on Cover Art. I’m also going to be showing you my process behind the Line Art for the Cover so without further ado I present the Line Art.

One night I was thinking about how can I come up with a Cover Art that would stand out from any other Cover Art. While this gave me the motivation I needed to create a Cover Art for my story I was trying too hard to make this detailed artwork that I got too frustrated with myself and I gave up for about 4 hours.  Right when I was about to call it a night I looked down at the piece of paper where I was struggling to make my cover art four hours earlier I noticed four ovals that were left on the page and then it started to click. I was able to finish this cover piece within two hours.

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When I was satisfied with results  proceeded to clean up all the smudges, grey areas, the paper texture, and any other incorrect lines. Considering I love to use Photoshop for the coloring of my artwork I’m not as worried if I make a mistake on the lines because I can just erase them later, but I don’t want to get too lazy and have myself work harder for no reason.  When I finished cleaning up all the errors, I saved the line art for reference when I start to colorize it on Photoshop. I will be releasing the Color Version of the Cover Art later on next week so you can see the finish result of the line art. I am thinking about doing a Photoshop tutorial about how to clean up rough sketches that are scanned. Let me know what you guys think.

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Graphic Novel: Xavian

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What’s up viewers, if you’re viewing this post then you have stumbled upon the official blog for my upcoming graphic novel Xavian. If you like stories where the villain wins and alien takeovers then you come to the right place. For my story I decided to stay away from the cliche of an alien race invading a planet and the native planet finding a way to defeat them. Instead I created my story where the species on native planet make contact with an alien race and the alien race takes over the planet and create an empire. Xavian’s story is very dark, it’s catered for more mature audience with its  war-like features and blood and gore elements. For this graphic novel I will showcase my artistic abilities with the background scenes, facial details, blood and gore elements and digital coloring. I will be using Adobe Illustrator,  Adobe Photoshop and Manga Studio for this graphic novel. I am an amateur comic artist and a college student. You’ll notice that my drawings will get more details the more I draw the story out. I’m still learning more about being a comic book artist so you’ll see my drawings develop as I continue to write Xavian.

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