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Journal Entry: Mon Dec 26, 2016, 10:12 AM


So, if you read my status post an hour or so ago, here is what I am going to tell you. You can skip to the bottom if you want. I simply wanted to offer the whole story.



The holidays are about family and being together. Every year I see stories and journals about people whining they didn't get this or that. Or how they were embarrassed in front of someone or family. Some complain about not going on a vacation or other nonsense.

This year for the Holiday season, I got some awesome artwork from a couple people, including my roommate Jenova-Cells. I will have a gift box from WolfOfTheAlphakings, I got a gift card from my dad. However I also spent Christmas Eve celebrating my step-nephew's second birthday, along with all the family drama birthdays and step-relatives bring. A bit awkward but nothing unreasonable.

Christmas dinner was great until the very end and my mom decided to yell at Jenova over fucking nothing. Mom had brought up a sore topic and understandably Jenova got quiet and didn't want to talk. After we started cleaning up, mom went into a rage quit screaming match over her and myself not being grateful for anything and reminding me how we never ever contribute to the family.

Let me remind or state this to those who don't know:

Jenova and I have been the ones paying the utility bills. When you have 2 people and suddenly go up to 4 people, paying for the gas, water, electricity and trash for 4 people isn't that easy. Our bills tripled in a MONTH. But yet..... we never contribute, right? We do dishes and laundry and help clean and help feed the cats and buy litter and food for us all.

Yet we never contribute.

It should also be said that my mom and step-dad agreed on a separation/divorce a few days ago, the 23rd I think. I wasn't sure, but I was happy my mom was putting her foot down. Well, she withdrew that and then put her foot down on Jenova and I. My mother was forced to chose between her marriage and us, letting us live here until we could get our money saved ( cause apartments are expensive AF).

We have 60 days to get out. She chose her husband, my step dad, over myself and Jenova. My Christmas present from my mother was an eviction notice.





So, I REALLY REALLY hate to do this, but the Naor comic will be put on the back burner. I will not eb able to make consistent updates on it as I will be working on commissions almost exclusively. I have most ACEO's done, and I will be posting Photos if I have to. 

Why not get a real job then? Well I have one lined up. I was asked to apply as the High School Art teacher for my town's district and 2 nearby towns. I have already submitted my application to the Department of Education and they are in contact with the 3 districts/towns I will be working in. I cannot do ANYTHING to speed up this process, but it might take a month or 2 to jump through all the red tape. I ALSO have no car. My family thinks the car needs a new alternator, but the one in it right now is only 6 months old and the second alternator we put in the car since July... and well, I think it is cheaper to buy a new cheap ass car to use.

So not only do I have no job atm, I have no car to go look for work. Or if my high school art job comes through, I'll have no car to drive around in. I need about 1000$ total to get me started, so I will be taking a shit ton of orders. I have according to my list I have a list of 16 jobs to do that I have already been paid for. It was at 38 a few weeks ago, so I'm working fast and working hard.

** Yes, I HAVE tried patreon, I had one for almost 2 years and the most I was getting was 25 a month. Not worth it to start it up again.

B/W Ani : PAYPAL and POINTs ACCEPTED - Button by Drache-Lehre  B/W Ani : PAYPAL and POINTs ACCEPTED - Button by Drache-Lehre  B/W Ani : PAYPAL and POINTs ACCEPTED - Button by Drache-Lehre

Here is what I can offer:



Experiment Headshot sketches: Pay what you want with a minimum of 5$.

If you want more than one, talk to me in the comments or note and I will cut you a deal!

These commissions are experimental. The more you pay, the most I will detail it. 5$ will get you something like these!
I will note I did all three (plus others) in a single day, so I can ave yours posted the day you order or day after if you order
in the afternoon. If you want it shipped, you'll have to pay extra for that.


Accenlia by Ahkward  Sdj by Ahkward


If you want more detail or full color then you can have something like this for 15$ or more. Again, the more you pay, the more detail and color I will add. For these I will include an image of the inks AND color! So you'll get 2 images in one!

(and these will be on bristol paper, not in a sketchbook! lol )

Tiger Trio by Ahkward





If you want more than that, PLEASE note me. At this point I am willing to take just about any order (including fanart and NSFW). So please note me or comment if you want something other than these. I have a commission sheet here as well. Prices are from the beginning of the year and DO NOT have my 2017 adjustments yet, so they are pretty fair for what you get.

Normal Commission Guide - OPEN by Ahkward




I also am selling this 3x9 canvas with some ink and marker on it. It is 50$ including shipping for US and Canada. If you live outside the US, I will ask you pay 50$ plus shipping. If you already have something you are expecting me to ship, I won't charge for shipping cause you likely paid for it already. lol!

Evening Bamboo - For Sale by Ahkward





Thank you for your patience and support this year! I am hoping my new job will pull through soon and I can focus on moving on and getting more stuff done. I will keep everyone updated.


If you cannot order or help, PLEASE repost this in your own journal or link it to others who are looking for people to commission.

Jenova-Cells ALSO has her commissions open and you can find that here:




Skin by blissart (modified by Ahkward)
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jbailuk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this still on hun? I'm willing to do a $5 commission and pay extra for you to mail it for me? How much would post be to send it though? Wouldn't mind a wolf with some black and green's in it. Green highlights as green is my favourite. Let me know may need your information again oh do you do e-transfer? 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Mh, with shipping it would be 10$. I do not accept e-transfers. The paypal email is ahkwardkat@gmail.com
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jbailuk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay I will just have you send me it by email or post it on here to save for now. :) And figured I'd ask I can do paypal. I can send it by Friday if that's fine? Just have to take out money and put it in my bank atm so no transfer money costs then will do paypal. Thanks hun. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah that is fine, thank you!
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jbailuk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. I took a bad fall on the icy sidewalk last Friday so on crutches is why I can't til Friday. Just don't want to push myself too much with my bad sprained ankle getting x-ray's on it tomorrow. Hope everything works out hun!
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PokeSquasher Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
May I please just give you money. I can't give you a whole lot but I'd like to give you like 10-20$ through PayPal.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you absolutely sure? The email would be ahkwardkat@gmail.com You don't have to though if you need the money. That's very generous of you
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PokeSquasher Featured By Owner Edited Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Edit: I sent the money
Of course! I'm 15, so it's not like I need the money. But you really need it and I'm not using it. So be excepting some money on your PayPal.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! We both really appreciate it!
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PokeSquasher Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Anytime, just glad I could help.
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KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
D: Oh my gosh I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm definitely going to commission in the next week or two.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I will send out a reminder each week since I will be getting commissions done almost non-stop now except to do one comic page a week.
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KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Perfect! I'll be trying to keep the journal in my inbox, but sometimes my fingers do go a little fast on clicking the delete button. So the reminder will be awesome, because how soon depends on how quickly I can pay off the last of my Christmas things. x'D
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
if Anything the reminder will help ya. Thanks!
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hybridcapital Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, I really hope this all ends well for you! I wish you the best of luck and hope you stay fit and healthy to keep up with your work load.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
It is doing pretty good so far and I'm so thankful to dA for being so helpful.
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VexFox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh boy this is quite the mess, I feel for you. I'm pretty much broke until I get paid friday but if you remind me then I'll make sure to commission you!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I will be posting a reminder journal every so often, like once a week. So no worries! Thank you though.
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VexFox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
You are sadly mistaken if you think I check my notifications xD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
True, but it really isn't time effective for me to comment on the profiles of all 7000+ people who watch me either. ono
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VexFox Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ooor you can just comment on the profiles of the people who ask you to and not all 7000
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Accenlia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
D8 omg Ahks I'm so sorry to hear!! That really.. I don't have any words for it. I could writer up everything how terrible it is, bit that won't solve anything. When i get on my computer I'll definitely signal boost you and try to help you out. If you don't mind, I'll open up commissions and the profits will go to you and Jenova. Even if it isn't much something is better than nothing. Also, my parents are recruiters and know a lot of executives and companies that they might be able to put in a word for you somewhere. They know a good amount of artists and companies looking for some so it's worth a mention even if you might have the art teacher job. 

I'm really truly sorry to hear Ahks. I'll try to help out as much as I can for you two. It's the least I can do. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
At this point I am happy to relocate for a job and I know that Jenova would be happy to as well. I will take the first offer that is confirmed for me, even if it isn't the teaching job. We might need assistance in relocating though depending on where it is due to cost of living. If they would like my portfolio they can find it here or they can email me:

carbonmade.com/ahkwardkat

That is helpful, but I'd feel bad you giving your profits to us. That is insanely kind of you. xnx I appreciate anything anyone can do to help at this point.
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kashidom Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
If you have an Art Station you could have a look at the listings there, there's a lot of positions with relocation assistance. Just keep in mind that "permanent" jobs mean 2 months guaranteed, not actually permanent.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I already have one and have had no luck there.
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kashidom Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, okay. Nevermind then :c
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Accenlia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'll see what I can do. I'm also in the Woodstock area where there's a lot of artists so i can see if there's a job around here as well. We also have a second home that might be vacant soon so depending I can see if my parents are up for renting it out for cheap to you guys. The only catch is we don't know how long we'll have it but again, I can see if they're open to renting it for cheap. 

Honestly I don't mind at all. Even though we don't talk often I consider you one of my friends and I would do anything for my friends. You two need the money more than me. I'll see what I can do to help. 
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cianid255 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
I might end up on the streets myself when they wont even hire me here in Denmark, my new years and Christmas also came with an eviction notice, ahahaha this is just great right? I got until the end on january to move out. Or magically conjure up 1200$, I fcking hate life for all its fcking worth......... 
I sometimes wonder if we lost the lottery of luck on some goddamn cosmic reincarnation joke of a game and were meant to be suffering constantly under stress and misery never to find that peace.

And the best part? If i ever won any kind of big cash i would buy a fcking 40m2 room with all the necessities and shelter myself from the fcking world how fcking bad it is. All my friends both old and new are two faced dipshits that stab knifes in my back the moment i turn around and i have almost zero care or want to make connections to others because of that.

If somebody dropped me on an island with all the necessities for the rest of my life with just my PC and internet i would fcking stay there and die there happy and content........ I hate life........ and what a joke it is
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Are both you and your brother finding issues with work? ono I thought you had gotten an job already?
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cianid255 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
My brother is surprisingly working well with Temp jobs but me not so much, i tried the same temp agency and nothing from them........ But yeah i wont sob anymore i got to do something and thats it...... like always.
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Enaxn Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First of all I am EXTREMELY sorry all of that happened to you that's incredibly unfair. I get paid Friday and I'll see what I can do!!!!!

Second of all have you had someone look at your alternator???? I literally had mine replaced last week (they love to die when it gets cold out), and it was like $325. I had it done like 2 years prior and then it was only like $150!! And I have a giant nightmare SUV that all mechanics hate so I'm pretty sure they're generous to themselves when charging for labor. They might be able to wrack up the costs by saying you need a new battery too, but in my experience if they charge the battery up you can put it off for awhile anyway. So it might not be as much as you think it is!!! As car repairs go, a new alternator is pretty tame!! I just had to replace my transmission now that was exciting lmao. 

GOOD LUCK THOUGH!!! I hope things get better soon -___-
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks fine, and thank you. Life happens I guess.

Yes, we have replaced the alternator already. This is the second one my car has somehow killed and it won't even charge anymore. It is not even 6 months old (the alternator). We also already replaced the battery. We have been fighting this car for over a year trying to figure out what is wrong with it. We think it is some faulty wiring and not the battery or alternator. Thank you for the advice though, we've already done that and it still isn't working.
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