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Disgruntled by Ahkahna Disgruntled by Ahkahna
There are only a few things that really irk me, I guess Ahk shares those feelings.

The entire piece was really difficult for me to lay out even though it's just a character shot and no background (I couldn't decide, so it's left empty). The anatomy for a taschevah isn't easy, ever, especially the pocketed wings, and it often takes me days to really figure out how each part plays against the others. To me, there are still mistakes, but that's all part of educating myself on how to fix them later and I pride myself on the effort I take to make them plausible to some degree.

I just want to say this. It's taken years to come to this point for me, it's taken years to play with their design, to make sure it all "fits" cohesively, that it works with the species. That it works for ME. Designing these guys takes a lot of effort, it takes a lot of studying, it takes a lot of re-doing, it takes a lot of my time and it takes a lot of my energy. It frustrates me when I've spent so much time on my designs when I have to deal with my fibromyalgia and frustrates me even more when I can't work on them at all. I work exceedingly hard to make taschevah what they are, they aren't simple creatures, they are meant to stand alone as their own, to stand out from the crowd, and to have something special about them.
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quicksilverstudios Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Have always loved their design, and they have only gotten better with time.  Great work
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Ahkahna Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh, thank you quicksilver <3 <3
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quicksilverstudios Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Believe me, its been a pleasure.  Have always loved your drawings, and your own species.  They are just lovely.
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Man, this rocks. I hear ya on the frustration, though. Thinking about workable anatomy is definitely time consuming....but awesome!
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Ahkahna Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, time consuming, sometimes insanely so. Thank you!
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome!
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DarkAfi4 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing...O.o :heart:
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TheKucKuck Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The anatomie is great! :)
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NepinRith Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing piece of art, I really enjoy how it looks.

I also suffer from fibromyalgia, so I really do understand how that goes. I wish that I could take all that pain away. I myself have to take lots of breaks because of the condition I am in as well.
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HereticCZ Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Originaly I wanted to coment this art of yours...but the commentary under it catched my eye. I thought frustration is "normal" for every artist and very common.
But then I watch deeper into your profile and found out what is the background of this (and now I notice that you mention fibromyalgia even here, but I didnīt know what it is).

Taschevah is indeed capable to stand out from the crowd, beacuse of their amazingly interesting design with plenty of details. And this made me to fave your art.

At this point, you polished taschevah nearly to itīs perfection. For some reason, black and white really suits it (maybe beacuse all those tiny details are visible).

I know you are doing your best to show your skill - let me say something to you; you donīt have to persuade others that you are doing your best (even if you find it isnīt perfect, but thatīs good - great way to improve yourself!). They see you are doing your hardest to achieve your goal,what is visible from their comments :)

Itīs amazing how far you improved even with your condition (how much debilitating and painful it is, i canīt imagine at all!). You made this far, you will make it even further. It isnīt easy, but Iīm convinced you can do it.

I wish you a lot of imagination, skilled hand and good luck!
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