A nice storyboard type thing of Agarux. :)
Oh man, I’ve SO been looking forward to illustrating this page since I first write this issue back last Fall. One of my Beta Readers really seemed to get a laugh out of this page quoting “Game over, man!”.
I don’t think this detail will cause any confusion, but I’ll state it just in case: The people wearing the black jackets with blue Sun symbols on the sleeves are the Imperial Suns, the elite team under Aredon’s command. The rest of them are just random grunts belonging to other teams.
Since some people seemed to wonder how long this series is - The series was originally meant to be 20 issues long, but it’s likely going to run a little longer then that. Probably 24-25 issues when everything is said and done. The scripts up until issue 15 have already been written and finalized, with issue 16 in production, so there is a definite direction where this comic is going. I HOPE to release an issue every 3-4 months.
I desperately needed a portrait of my spaceborn species for my secret side project.
Spaceborn are seen as the ‘Elder’ race in my fictional universe. They are credited with the knowledge of hyperspace travel and with the foundation of the Galactic Alliance.
With the exception of a small handful of species, most races of the Azure Wheel Universe tend to lean towards either science or spirituality. Those unique species that walk the middle path can have individuals that lean towards either. The Spaceborn are unique in the sense that they are the only species where each individual has the seed of both science and technology in them.
They are a proud race that prides themselves on old customs. Males have long, luxurious blonde manes that they decorate with braids, beads and rings to show their status. Lacking in manes, females will show status with jewelry on their faces.
Naara’tar’yll, the male in this picture, is the spaceborn ambassador to Ultimare as well as the advisor to Emperor Himnare. Ambassadors to other planets are seen as being among the highest status because the Spaceborn are near obsessed with relations with the other races. This explains his excess of hair decor. I have always assumed that Naara had a bonded mate, but I never bothered to come up with detailed info about her so I don’t know her personality, her occupation, or even her name. It’s safe to assume that as the lifemate of such a high profile figure, she’d be considered to be of relatively high status.
Spaceborn romance is a little different then what we consider romance. Sure, they have marriage (known to them as being a bonded pair), and there is much snuggling and cuddling but sex for pleasure is a foreign concept to them. They are a remarkably long-lived species so families need to be carefully planned out to avoid overpopulation.
For Spaceborn, being a bonded couple is more the spiritual bonding between souls rather the physical attraction.
The Spaceborn (AKA the Jhi’mar’oog) are probably my oldest species next to Therans and Ultimarians.
They are one of the most important races in my fictional universe, so I did take great care in their design.
I… just can’t believe that I haven’t done a species sheet for these guys, yet considering that I already have all the rest of their info down for my secret project. I’d like to do a nice portrait for these guys as well, but that’s going to have to wait. I have other priorities for the time being.
Yeahhhh…. this is me being a nerd.
For the most part, I’m not big into the superhero genre. Don’t get me wrong… I’ll watch a superhero movie in the theatre if it looks interesting or I will read a superhero comic book if presented to me by one of my friends saying “this issue is awesome!”, but it’s not a genre that I would actively seek out on a regular basis.
One of the exceptions to this is anything Green Lantern related (Except for Guy Guardener… the arrogant prick!). I do find the story behind the lanterns to be fascinating.
While sitting in class one day, it dawned on me that the Lantern Corps will still be around in 500,000 years so I began to think about what the Lantern in charge of the sector the Azure Wheel universe is in would look like. And thus Saay’tas was born.
I thought a Spaceborn would be the best choice for a lantern by far, though my husband (The REAL Lan-tard in the family) said that that may not be true since a Spaceborn may not want to listen to the Guardians. Too bad, JF… he’s MY lantern. >_<
As much as I’d LOVE to say this guy is “Canon” with the Azure Wheel universe, he most likely is not. If only for the obvious reason that the president of DC comics would show up at my door with a Black Lantern army.
It’s about time I started putting members of other races on this blog. :p
A quick comparison that I did of the two SpaceBorn characters featured in Intrepid. I do have a third Spaceborn character (Damiat), but he’s not shown here because I have no room to put him in the comic that I’ve got written already. I WILL get around to drawing him someday. Promise.
This is also a quick “introduction” to my Spaceborn species. The species design has not changed one bit in the 9 years since I first created them, but they are well overdue to have their species sheet updated… so there will be more info on these guys at a later time.
This is a nice little side project I’ve been doing. A size chart of all the major alien races in the Azure Wheel universe. This is just the beginning of it… it will be MUCH bigger then this when completed (heck, I don’t even have Therans on the list yet). This size chart is for sentient species, only. I want to eventually do reference charts of all my animal species, but in a “wildlife poster” format for all the animals by planet.
I will eventually get around to writing quick descriptions of my sentients.
This project is going to take a while to complete, since I’m doing this size chart very casually.