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!!
Today I will be showing you a comparison of what the process looked like before and after I added shadows to Marvis. I wanted the light source hitting his back but not completely. So the light is hitting him from an upward angle. To show the high contrast from light to dark I played with the opacity of the shadows to create a sense of balance. The hardest part of this stage was correctly drawing the shadows. If I had a shadow in the wrong place it would change the entire piece because you, as the viewer, would be wondering where is the light source coming from. So keeping consistency in this stage is very important.
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.