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Journal Entry: Thu May 7, 2015, 7:15 PM


For those of you who didn't know, I graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design today.

I cannot believe I have my BFA in Illustration now. XuX

It's still surreal in a way. I cannot fathom being done with school and college. It doesn't seem possible that I'll never HAVE to attend another class ever again. 

My mom flew in on Tuesday evening and I went to pick her up in Tampa. We went to our senior show so she could see what I had been working on all semester. 

Senior Show by Ahkward  Show 2 by Ahkward


I was very stressed during these days since the data storage systems at school had failed and I was in a rush to redo many of my finals. I drew an Aros Miyape form to help in stress / venting. 


Screen shot 2015-05-07 at 9.32.47 PM by Ahkward  Screen shot 2015-05-07 at 9.33.03 PM by Ahkward



Soon enough it was time for today and the gradation ceremony. I painted on top of my cap a sort of version from Solar flare from Okami. I took a selfie and when I take one the world is ending, I simply don't like photos of me. My friend tried to eat my tassle and I had a hard time not almost laughing. We went through the pomp and circumstance and then went to dinner and now I'm at home relaxing. 

I got to see my Dad and Step-mom also, a nice change of pace from being alone most days. 

Cap by Ahkward  Screen shot 2015-05-07 at 9.30.50 PM by Ahkward Screen shot 2015-05-07 at 9.30.40 PM by Ahkward

Me And Dad by Ahkward   Sun by Ahkward

Me by Ahkward

Skin by blissart (modified by Ahkward)
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tanaw Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Congrats!!! c:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm glad it's over.
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TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Well done Ahk! Congrats! :D It must be so awesome suddenly not having college work. :dummy:
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kaseylsnow Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations! This is so very awesome, go you!! Being out of school is such a nice feeling.
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PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats Ahk :iconclapplz: Great news, I'm happy for You.
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Wazzlecoon Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CONGRATS AHK!! :hug: 
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Shasta13579 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really amazing.. you should be so proud!! Thanks for sharing this  special time with us ^^
Congratulations on your major achievement and I wish you a lot of luck on your path!
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Konveekou Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Congratulations Ahk <333333333
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Tytoquetra Featured By Owner May 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Congrats! Really happy for you!
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MudPuppyArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, congrats Kat! This is amazing and I'm so so happy for you!! I hope you enjoy your break and yeah, no more class!! You need to relax now :D

Finally you achieved something you've worked so hard to get, and you have earned so many times over. Again, congratulations! I wish you the best in life :heart::hug:
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Vespias Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Writer
Congrats on the graduation. Now then, you said you never have to attend another class again. I hate to burst your bubble, but not a day will pass where you're not in class. Every day will present you with new experiences, good and bad and new problems. You're expected to learn from all of this as well as juggle your life. Learn to smile while all this is rampaging around you and enjoy everything life teaches you. Yes, even the bad stuff is good. It will teach you how to avoid it in the future. Everybody makes mistakes, the trick is to not repeat them too often.
Good luck and if you ever need to vent, yell. And if you ever want to try your hand at another graphic novel, yell for that too.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I meant a LITERAL class where I pay thousands in tuition. I know I will learn everyday and I want to. I continue to look up medias on my own and learn other tools and trades like book binding on my own time. I simply meant a "class" as in a literal sense. 
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Elkaii Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Congrats!! you worked really hard for this!
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larebabysaiyan Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student General Artist
CONGRATS!!well done.I wish you the most success ever!
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Resonance21 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HECK YES! Congratulations!! :D Way to go! That's awesome ^-^
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notecardPasta Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
FUCK YEAH


You did it aah
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Enysta98Death Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Eyyy~ Congratulations!
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TiaraShin Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats!:thumbsup::party::graduate: Lily Teaching 
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I read "poop and circumstance"
Congratulations, Kat! You are officially on summer vacation... FOREVER *cues spooky music*
Ooh you bet it's gonna be wierd, but now you've got more time to fix your life! Keep working hard, I (We all) know that you'll reach your goal! You're one of the most hardworking (if not the most hard working), and I'm so proud of you for getting this far (lol that's so wierd to say since I'm younger than you... Eh I do it a lot).
May the scent of flowers protect you always!
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Sakkali Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i told you you could do it! you are awesome! keep it up!!
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cianid255 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Congratulations, this must be an epic moment in your life :D

Hope everything goes well for you!! KICK ASS AND TAKE NAMES!
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thomasVanDijk Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Congrats!
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gallowxy Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS!! Omg that is super excited I'm really happy for you c:
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farunderheaven Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
YAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congratulations!  I'm glad you were able to make it through all the stress and workload.
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shaina773 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Congrats!!! That must be such an amazing feeling for you! :D 
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BackScratchCat Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome job ^.^
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Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Super Congrats Kat!  After all that hard work it must be a relief and very satisfying!  
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Godessoftime Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations!!!! That is awesome!!!!!  Akari Akazaki (Good Job) [V3] 
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Tevros Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow congratulations!
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats :)
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LonelyGabu Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Congrats and huzzah to you making it with the Arts and the Design and the Floveign and the Mavveen. xD
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PilafiaMadness Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Congratulations!!! I wish you a long and prosperous artistic career! :la:
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EerieWolf Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! All that hard work finally made it through to the day! :D
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Behrable Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! Congrats! I am a dummy! 
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UponImpact Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Congrats!I am a dummy! 
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canobefnur Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah congratulations! :D
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RainbowShimmers Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
CONGRATS!!!!!
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BaconBaka Featured By Owner May 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Congrats! :)
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TALicous Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
*pops champagne* 
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xBloodShadow Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
CONGRATS KAT! 8D
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Squirrelstar-Kennels Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Congradulations 
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purefiresoul Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Congratulations! :D What an accomplishment. Good for you!
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WoodlandOfTheAsh Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CONGRATS! :D :D
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LifeIsToBeHappy Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations Ahk!
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SimulacrumLupa Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Congrats *hugs you*
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