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Xavian and Friends

The past couple days I’ve created this relaxing scene of Xavian with his friends enjoying the sunset. At first, the picture was only going to have Xavian in it. However, I decided to add more characters in the background to create more depth and to showcase Xavian’s friends interacting with each other.

In the background, Rita is chasing Duke for stealing one of her earrings. Duke is known to play pranks on people but especially Rita because of her short temper. Nia is seen laying in the tree behind Xavian because he snores too loud for her and she likes quiet.

Below are the many steps it took to reach this product.

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Step 5 (This will be when the picture is ready for print)

BONUS!!!

Heroes For the People

Sequential Artwork Part 3

I’m on a roll now. More art, more art. Yes, these pages have been colored already I’ll show the coloring later this month. 

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More Sequential Artwork

Here some more sequential art from Chapter 1. Slowly but surely I’ll be releasing more artwork.

Animation Video

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! 

 

Animation Preview

For the past three months I’ve been working on a thirty-second animated preview for Xavian. My goal is to have the animation displayed alongside my other works at future galleries. This will be great to draw in new fans and potential employers who need an illustrator/animator. I’m very proud of the job that I’ve done even though this was my first every using Adobe Flash. I’m positive all of my fans will be blown away. The completed animation will be released later this week. Throughout this week I’ll be sharing screenshots of what I’ve been working on these past months.

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Xavian Gallery Exhibition Part 2

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!!

 

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Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Update

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

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Shibuya Preview

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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.

New Series for Xavian

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.

 

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