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So, I don't know how many of you have been following up with my Naor stuff. This really isn't exactly about that. It is more about what I have learned in the 3 years I've been on this project, journey what have you.


Ugh it's been 3 years. What is happening?! happy cry XD 


Three years ago, I was (probably) frantically trying to get my homework done. I was in my "Art of Animation" class at Aims Community College in Greeley, CO. I was, I'll be honest, being a bit lazy in this assignment. We had to create a character to help us in our development as animators. They would be who or what we animated. So I was a total wolfaboo back then, I'll freely admit it, this was 2011 by the way. It seems really far away, but not.

So, back to my homework. I didn't want to create a new character, so I found this doodle. I decided to use it to get my homework done. I would redraw, or revamp, the character. Then over my assignments, mostly just tons of drawings to get familiar with him, he grew and changed over time.

(In order)

Ahklut of Water by Ahkward  Ahk Revamp   Model Sheet 1 By Wolfiegirl3005-d by Ahkward   Ahk   Model Sheet 2 By Wolfiegirl3005-d39y96j by Ahkward   Ahk   Color Model Sheet By Wolfiegirl3005-d39y by Ahkward   Ahk Loves You By Wolfiegirl3005-d39y735 by Ahkward   Ahk Dump By Wolfiegirl3005-d3a9rde by Ahkward  Ahk Sees Something By Wolfiegirl3005-d39y8j8 by Ahkward   Ahk   Turnaround Sheet By Wolfiegirl3005-d3axr by Ahkward  Ahk   Again    By Wolfiegirl3005-d3akn6e by Ahkward  Sitting With The Apple By Wolfiegirl3005-d3a9r by Ahkward   Ahk  S New Friends By Wolfiegirl3005-d3aho4y by Ahkward   Fishing By Wolfiegirl3005-d3ahq8t by Ahkward    Suspicious by Ahkward Get Comfy by Ahkward


This isn't even half of them lol. Now, today is February 14th, 2014. Well, the date of that second image, the first ever assignment I turned in for Ahk, was February 14, 2011... I consider that date to be his birthday (so he is three years old today). That day, to me, means a lot. If you have been watching me over these last three years, you know that I have kept drawing him. I year later, I took my Art of Animation class again. I had been drawing Ahk since then, but not very much. My results were creating Koko, on February 6th, 2012 (but I don't consider that his birthday, I needed it in April to fit the Naor timeline XD).

I'm not going to rant on Koko, this journal will be too long if I do. I will really quick go over a project that almost got finished.

So I was creating an intro to Naor a while back, but actual Naor didn't  exist yet. It was going to be an animation to introduce Ahk's past to you guys, where his story begins, but I never finished it. I can't show it now, because it WILL give away important information. However, I will say if any of you remember that project, and you have it on your computer somewhere, well, lucky you.

February 14, 2011 for me is the day I started this whole thing. Ahk, Koko, Naor, Tuhk, Aros, Fahle, my degrees in both Animation and Illustration. My interest in storytelling has taken me far, but without a story to TELL, this trip would have been rather boring.


So, I need to go get my portfolio finished for homework.
Happy Birthday to Ahk! My loveable derpy fluffball, who grew up to be grumpy and over confident, scared of water, butt-hurt, ertu guardian-beast.  
I love you.
Ahk's Rainbows by Ahkward
- both of these are from 2011 -

W00T by Ahkward












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Scarlet-Wings-Kaili Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student
Aww!
That's awesome!
Happy B-day Ahk!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
He had a good time with Aros and Koko. lol
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canobefnur Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah that's really cool! uvu
Happy birthday to Ahk! c:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, he enjoyed his apples and other goodies
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canobefnur Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
And that's great! :D
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Enaxn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This whole thing is fantastic.  I love that he's followed you all this time!  Happy Birthday Ahk!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

He certainly has! Hopefully I'll get to keep him around a long time! XD


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Zyonji Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look at all those awesome thing I missed out on! o:
I love old Ahk, I should go back, and look at more stuff of him (x
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, a lot fo that older stuff is in stash, I store old images as they go out of date. There really isn't a whole lot that I haven't stored up by now, but good luck with that. I would suggest just using the "all" button in my gallery and just going back that way.
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Zyonji Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sounds like I should more appreciate, what you are going to paint in the future! o:
No problem, that's something I can definitively do (x 
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Magickie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Ahk! ^____^
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I think he had a good day. :D
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SharkyToof Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahk used to be so derpy. He even combusted into flames and transported into some trippy landscape
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Now he just gets drunk with Aros and Koko.
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SharkyToof Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
There is no difference.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
He didn't get drunk until you thought it was a good idea to lace his applesauce. 
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SharkyToof Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh.

Wel now that he's 3, he totally can more often.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed, I have a feeling you'll make sure of it somehow. XD
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TiaraShin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Anniversary!:D
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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