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Thesis Book Done! by Ahkward Thesis Book Done! by Ahkward
About damn time right?! There are about 48 pages in this one, originally I only planned for 32, so I overshot it by a lot. OTL The comic adds an additional 16 pages, so 62 pages in total. I'm undecided if I want to post it before the senior show on Friday. This Friday is the day we are put in a gallery for all the other people and student, teachers and people off the street to come in and see our hard work! I'm so excited to be able to share this with everyone.

This is a separate book from the comic, although it'll have a very similar cover. The only difference will be the comic won't say "The Art of". My teachers liked this cover so much they think I should stick with it for the comic cover and make all following covers similar in style to this one. x-x During our senior review last week, I had 6 pages left to do and even still my teachers and senior review team were very happy with it and my artwork. I was worried about it. So many tears and blood (literally from cutting on paper or xactos accidently) and sweat went into this. Three years of hard work to prepare it and little sleep was attained. XD If I hadn't been working on it in classes over the last few years, I wouldn't be able to have it here today. I was so thrilled with my teacher's response and every single person I've shown it to loved it.

Anyway, as far as the book goes. Every single page was drawn/designed by me. I printed each page out, and folded each page myself and with the help of a few teachers bound the book myself using the labs at school. The school wanted us to either order through blurb or make the books ourselves by hand. So I chose to bind mine by hand.

French Fold by Ahkward   <-- I used a french fold style. Not very paper efficient, but it gets a great look!
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navihawk Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student General Artist
*hnnng* 8C and here i am using accordion folds.
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Congratulations!!!
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loner911 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!
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Ren-Tsune Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Congratulations on the achievement.
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Delicious!  I kinda want a copy now.  It's so pretty with the way it's folded. XD
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tanaw Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
AHHHH CONGRATS ON COMPLETING!!! <3333 It looks like such a great book! 
+ the folding makes it look super fancy! And hand-binded books always feel really personal ~
Congrats again! Are you planning on selling it online soon? c:
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ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student General Artist
 It looks AMAZING! :D :D :D
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shaina773 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Aww congrats on finishing your book! :D That must be such an amazing feeling! Wish I could order one, maybe someday! C: It looks fantastic! Congrats again!!
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOSH THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH! *flops on floor squealing*
Ahh I wish I could get one, but there's no way I can ;-; WHY WORLD WHY *dies*
The French fold looks very cool, I would totally be like "I BET THERE'S A HIDDEN MESSAGE BETWEEN THE PAGES *explores* I KNOW IT'S HEREEE
Congrats on all your hard work paying off, I know that everyone at your senior show will love it!!! I want school to end soon, so you can take a nice long break and see a doctor and relax a bit :D
How soon until Naor is done? (Not "The Art Of", obviously)
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
The comic will be done some time tonight.

I might hold a special auction for one of the books. I actually made two of them. I planned on giving one to the school and then was going to keep one for myself. However I might auction off my personal copy and just print a new one for myself. I also might do a special order/printing through kablam after I see if people are interested. I have to see how much it would cost and if people would even want one.
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds really good (although would it be worth it to auction off your personal one?). I can't get one because money and parents and life itself ;-; Now you have to work on getting it more and more exposed! Do you have any idea how you might do that?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm already on various media websites. The fact I don't really do well anywhere but here I think speaks for itself. So unless someone happens to notice and helps out, it'll be a long road. 
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could try out different styles and techniques? In the end, it all depends on what the consumer wants.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I plan on being more varied in subject once school is over. Appeal to more types of people.
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farunderheaven Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
YYAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That's so exciting!
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BackScratchCat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
YAY congrats, it looks great!
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muttsluv Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Interface Designer
NICE
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KichisCrafts Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015   Digital Artist
:party: Hooray! Glad to see it printed out!
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RumOfRed Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, congratulations! I'm assuming every drop of blood, tears, and sweat was worth it, eh? I'm very glad to hear so many people really like it.

(And I agree, the cover looks gorgeous, and it would be cool if following covers maintain the same or similiar style). 
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FaolanLang Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOT!!fuck yeah
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M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations!!!!


I like the french fold. Its such a great style for art books.
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Jade-Katt Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
*reaches my tiny paws out for the awesomeness*  *^*

Jadestahp by Bezlai  
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Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats, it looks great!!!
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OrangeHuskie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!!
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notecardPasta Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh gosh that is amazing!!! yeeeyy
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TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ooh, awesome Ahk! :D
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Sakkali Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is looking awesome *-* ♥
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so happy for you dude, this is awesome. I'd wait until after your senior show to post it on here that way it's impossible that anyone had ever stumbled across it on the interwebs. :)
Then you can show us and we can all drool over its awesomeness.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I highly doubt that that many people IRL know me on dA. I know a few do, but I figured it'd not really spoil much. lol
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okidoki your choice  :)

I certainly wont complain if you upload it early haha! XD
Its gonna be a nice treat for my eyeballs I am sure. 
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Kilioka Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
bootiful <333 congrats! =D
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KAL0PSIA Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh! CONGRATS! 
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xBloodShadow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
YAAYY 8D
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Kitty-Slide Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats!
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