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GodSlayer official art
« on: January 09, 2014, 01:58:40 AM »
Hey guys!  My name is Jonathan Walles and I'm an amateur author looking to publish my first book later this year.  I opened this thread in the art section to begin promoting all the art I make for my novel; "Godslayer."

My posts in this thread will range from character art to promotional pieces. Enjoy!

This first piece is a spread of my cover design (both back and front) Made by me with some help from a friend.


now for a few character shots:

ZANE VAHN ULTIMENOS

Protagonist of the story.

Zane is a rude, ill tempered and foulmouthed swordsman travelling the world in search of the masked man known as "Cross".
Having been branded a traitor by the very kingdom he once served, along with a deep seeded hatred tempered by past tragedies, Zane has very little room in his heart for compassion much less forming bonds with others. A fact that the young princess, Claire Sylvianna, comes to realize the more she attempts to delve into the causes behind Zane's anger.

A highly skilled yet reckless fighter whose fortitude will be tested as every step of his journey brings him closer to facing his nemesis; Cross, as well as his own personal demons.

Side note: Zane was born with a rare ocular defect where his iris's are red in color and dimly glow. Despite the fact that they work no different than regular eyes (save glowing brighter when he angers), this hasn't dissuaded people from out-casting him, or treating him like some sort of unwanted animal. Prejudice behavior that has only further contributed to his anger and reluctance to get close to others.

CLAIRE SYLVIANNA

The young Princess of the Sylvianna kingdom and heroine of the story

A sweet and cheerful girl with a heart seeking adventure. Claire has always been confined within the walls of the palace, and as a result she's grown quite dull of her royal lifestyle. However, her stifling world is turned upside down when a masked man named "Cross" invades her home and kidnaps her father. She sets off with the rugged swordsman "Zane" In pursuit of Cross.

Claire shows the most growth in the story, starting from a naive and mischievous princess she slowly becomes well endowed with each new experience.

UMBRA

The charismatic, outspoken and self proclaimed leader of the renowned bounty hunter group "Nocte velum".

Umbra is a brash, arrogant, and impulsive young girl with a pension for getting herself, as well as her fellow bounty hunters into trouble. Her upbeat and larger than life attitude are a stark contrast to her otherwise no nonsense, stoic colleagues. None the less, Umbra is a valued member of Nocte velum who's carefree demeanor brings much life to the shady group.

Umbra was fostered into Nocte Velum at a very young age by the group's actual leader "Luke Galven." Having spent many years at his side, she's picked up an exaggerated accent to mimic Luke's manner of speech.

Note: This accent can be akin to Aussie dialect and while story wise its simply Umbra emulating Luke, Its also me paying homage to the character "kid" from the game "Chrono-cross." Umbra is an original character of my design for the story of God-Slayer, however she is also a tribute to Kid's great character.



That's all for now but check back soon guys!

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Re: GodSlayer official art
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 12:56:39 AM »
LUCIAN ALEXANDER DARKFLAME IV

Sovereign king of Sylvianna, and Claire's father.
Once the prince of the Northern kingdom of Availia.

Due to a treaty that was established when Lucian married into the Sylvianna house, the warring nations of Sylvianna and Availia were finally at peace. Because of this act, Lucian is revered as the hero king who put an end to the bloodshed. However, despite this treaty, there were many withing Availia's numbers who believed him to be a traitor and still held true to old ideals. This sprouted the Availia rebellion, a faction that denounced the peace treaty and sought the destruction of the Sylvianna kingdom, and their "traitor" prince.

Wise, just and hardworking, Lucian devotes himself completely to maintaining the peace within the realm.  Because of his strenuous duties as ruler, he's become oblivious to his daughter's loneliness. 
 

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Re: GodSlayer official art
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 01:52:29 AM »
Got back the latest chapters from my editor. I was revising his edits and came across this note regarding something Zane does to Claire.

Editor:
"‘Pushed her face’ that’s pretty disrespectful to anyone, let alone a princess. I think that might be crossing a line."


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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 06:14:08 AM »
WILLIAMS

Rimas Williams, Privateer and captain of the "Farron"

The grizzled and worldly sea dog, Williams is entrusted with taking Claire and Zane everywhere they need to go on their journey to find Cross and king Lucian.
 A hardy man with an endless supply of good cheer, Williams has the innate ability to draw in those around him, befriending most with his witty remarks and boisterous charm. Between the naive and mischievous Claire, and the reckless, devil may care attitude of Zane, Williams serves as the balancing point between the two. Often becoming the voice of reason in their squabbles as well as a mentor when needed.

Long ago during the pirating age, Williams abandoned the home and family he had established , all to pursue riches and fame. An act that fills him with regret even to this day.

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Re: GodSlayer official art
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 08:33:14 PM »
CROSS


Antagonist of the story.

The masked man shrouded in mystery and the one responsible for attacking the Sylvianna kingdom as well as kidnapping it's king.
Cross is a daunting figure of inhuman strength as well as cunning. Always calculating from behind his steel, faceless mask, this fiend toys with our heroes as they brave the challenges he lays before them.

Cross has a theatrical sense of reality as he always refers to the world around him as a stage, Claire and Zane the "hero" and "heroine" and aptly naming himself the Antagonist of his twisted play.

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Re: GodSlayer official art
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 09:15:53 PM »
Another promotional piece

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 02:45:49 PM »
I am loving the anime style artwork for this! Looks smashing. I am getting a Full Metal Alchemist vibe...?
"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten." - Neil Gaiman

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 09:12:02 PM »
Thank you for the compliment dude :D

While I can see where you would think there'd be a full metal alchemist vibe, believe it or not it wasn't intentional :V
the actual story itself (at least according to my editor) is like a mix between sin bad with harry potter elements. Its heavily based around adventures at sea with battles leaning more towards the anime side. :p

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 01:13:11 AM »
This is some really cool artwork, and the synopsis on the cover spread makes the story sound very interesting.

The anime inspired art-style works wonders for your characters.

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2014, 01:13:41 AM »
Thanks :D
Ill try to have more art soon!

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Re: GodSlayer official art
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 08:48:32 PM »
rough doodle of Zane and Claire's designs starting from the second half of the book till the end.

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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2014, 09:23:21 PM »
Finished novel promotional piece; "The legend"

And so it was, on a barren wasteland, That the goddess of light "Protagna", and her chosen warrior, made their final stand against the dark god, "Antagna" and his armies. Wielding the god killing sword, The warrior severed Antagna's grip on the world, carving a path towards a brighter tomorrow. His exploits became legendary. He who stood between light and dark. The legend of the "Anti-hero"


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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2014, 08:04:11 PM »
More GodSlayer characters. "Luso" Isaac" and "Freya"

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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2014, 03:42:46 PM »
GodSlayer Outtakes XD


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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2014, 05:17:01 PM »