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Patreon rewards sent yesterday! 58% to goal!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:09 AM
If you donate to me on Patreon, rewards have been sent out yesterday! Please check your inboxes for those links!



www.patreon.com/ahniki

C4Bu7PMVMAETqLK by Ahniki



Just a quick announcement, I'm at 58% to my first milestone goal! :D Thank you so much for the support!!


Nextgoal by Ahniki

Patreon now open!

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 6, 2017, 4:00 PM
:D I'm very nervous about this tbh. I know it will be a slow process to gain patron traction, but I gotta start somewhere! Any pledge, from $1 to $15 is very much appreciated and helps me out. 

www.patreon.com/ahniki

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Storenvy [closed]

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 11, 2016, 8:40 PM
ahniki.storenvy.com

Open from Dec 11 to the 17th!!


aAAHH by Ahniki


Thank you for visiting! :D!

Going to AX 2016! Table L34!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 28, 2016, 7:56 PM
Aa by Ahniki

Prints will be posted on my instagram: oitsnii !

Closed Species: Praeclara

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 11, 2016, 5:52 AM
Disclaimer: 
This is a Closed Species. You are NOT authorized to make your own without my permission.

Praeclara: Simply based off the actual Latin word which translates into (but not limited to) brilliance.

History:

Praeclara are spiritual and celestial beings come to flesh from the desire of purpose. Prior to their birth, they are formless. They began as prayers and with the power of "Mother", are given a subconscious to govern those wishes. Depending on the intensity of the wish, Praeclara can be born of flesh. They have no choice in the matter of birth when the wish they govern grows by number and grants them a body by default. They are given bodies to live on Earth(world to be updated later) to make room for new Praeclara beings in their former world.  

Visa Versa, Praeclara can be born regardless of the intensity of the wish, but rather on the desire of the Praeclara itself. These are rare due to retaining a larger proportion of retaining their celestial forms within their design.

Through Mother--whether the wish be benevolent, neutral, or malevolent--the Praeclara is born into the world. As a mother who loves all her children, she does not discriminate to give life and body.

(More to come...)

Important Traits to know:

Celestial %: This determines the rarity of the Praeclara. 
:bulletblack: If it ranges from 0%-50% it is common. This signifies that the wish they govern has forced them into flesh. They have little to no power and live a normal lifespan.
:bulletblack: If it ranges from 51%-85% it is semi-rare. This signifies that the Praeclara has been granted life from Mother prematurely (bc she needed to make room for the new baby souls already lol jk.) with their wish-body-meter nearing full. They have long life-spans.
:bulletblack: If it ranges from 86%-99% it is rare. The Praeclara has been granted a body from its great desire to live on Earth. They can live up to 400-500 years
:bulletred: If it is 100% it is ultra rare. The Praeclara is born immediately after barely gaining a subconscious from 1 wish. They are eternal and can traverse to live on Earth or the Praeclara's world.

Body size: Small (Puppy sized), Medium (Deer sized), Large (Bear-sized idek), Extra-Large (Gyarados)

Life Span: TBA

Environment: They can live anywhere you choose unless stated within the Praeclara's adopt description.

Gender: I leave this up to you. Praeclara are genderless, but they can have a noticeably masculine or feminine design. The final gender left up to the adopter.
(Even if the Praeclara is classified as "King __" you can make it female or genderless as you so choose.)

Age: There are two ages: Either Pup or not pup. Pups will also be released for future adoptions.

Rares Traits:

Wings
Halos
[Designs will have unique traits that distinguish that distinguish it from others.]

Sub Categories:

Praeclara will be born of different Sub Categories, making them vary greatly from each other.
They can have the same sub category, but still be two completely different Praeclara.

Examples/future releases:
Nox
Aqua
Aer (..more tba)

Currently released:

Nox: Gold Sapphire
  [CLOSED]: Praeclara, Gold Sapphire by Ahniki

Terra: Terra Crescent
[CLOSED]: Praeclara 02 by Ahniki

Previously released:

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More To be released... I'm gonna go to bed. orz;;
Visual templates will be released as well.



Adopt (or custom adopt) trade?

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:16 PM
I'm looking for someone who would like to trade a cute, female adopt in exchange of possibly a custom. 

-OR-

We could simply both trade customs. I'm basically looking for a cute female adopt that best describe these features:

Mostly human (Kemonomimi is ok! Mermaids are ok!)

Pure/Innocent
Light colors
In a dress (Ruffles, floof, ribbons, very girly)
(Veils are a plus)

(I like pink hair but I'm very open to other light colored hairs!)

If we're doing a custom trade, I will add more to the description!

This is not first come first serve. I will note you if I am interested!

Adopt collab?

Journal Entry: Wed May 11, 2016, 12:33 AM
Please note me if interested.

ART THEFT AWARENESS

Journal Entry: Mon May 2, 2016, 10:46 PM
Adopt designs have been stolen from dA and implemented into an app. Read more here:


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Thank you for the Bday greetings!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 28, 2016, 7:47 PM
You guys are so sweet. Although I've been working today, seeing your comments really warms my heart and I enjoyed my day regardless x).

Thank you for the lovely art gifts I've received ;7; /

:iconkiitzue:  HBD: February 2016 by kiitzue
:iconrecilince: 

I'll post everything from Twitter to IG here when I finish work! I'll also be able to comment/reply during that time as well. Thank you again! >w< / Go check these artists out!
 

CLOSED: Proofread Catharsis

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 25, 2016, 2:12 PM
Wow! I really wasn't expecting so many volunteers : 0
Thank you so much for your support! : )
I'm closing this now to contact everyone who contacted me. I'll open this up again whenever I need more volunteers.
Thank you again for submitting yourself to my experiments your interest! xD

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Hi there!

I'm currently looking for volunteers who will be available on Mondays (by 12 PM UTC-08:00 CLICK FOR CLOCK ) to be able to proofread my webcomic Catharsis before it's released on Tuesdays. It is imperative that this deadline be met. Sometimes I may submit the finalized copies a few days earlier as well, but would appreciate that I still get the proofreads by the mentioned time above. You will not be paid (sorry!) but you will be able to read the episode earlier before the release date.

I have a lot of grammatical errors involving tense errors in my previous episodes, and it would really help me out having one or two people who will be able to point out my errors before I do upload the episode. Please contact me either through comment (I will note you) or directly through notes. If you prefer email, please contact me at ahniki.illustrations.@gmail.com

Thank you so much for reading!

Twitter/Instagram?

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 25, 2016, 8:36 PM
Add me! 

Twitter: itsahniki
Instagram: oitsnii

I mainly upload traditional sketches, Catharsis previews, WIPs, doodles and news >w< /
Learning to not be a social hermit after disappearing to work for a whole year.

Sadly I'm still learning the ropes on these social media sites ;w; b

Merry Christmas!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 25, 2015, 3:06 PM
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you have a wonderful day : D

Please help me out? (And you might win an ipad!)

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 9, 2015, 8:23 PM

www.webtoons.com/en/notice/det…



Hi everyone!

I've missed everyone on DA so much ;o; I've been so busy with my webtoon and school, my health has gone really bad lately orz. But I am on the road to recovery!! 

I'm posting this to let everyone know that Webtoons has started this awesome comment event, where you could win an ipad for simply commenting on your favorite webtoon! I put this up here asking if you could also hopefully check out my webtoon, Catharsis in the process :)
It seriously will mean a lot to me and help me out in more ways than one, even if you take a tiny peek at my comic.


(I really encourage rating, and sharing too if you could please!)

The link is right here:
www.webtoons.com/en/fantasy/ca…

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Also!! I am still referring to my previous journal to add your OCS as extras in the comic! The upcoming scenes after these next few episodes will require me to draw in a lot of people xD;;;

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And on a side note, how are you doing today? :)

Thank you!

Catharsis Official release! and THANK YOU!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 4, 2015, 10:03 PM

www.webtoons.com/episodeList?t…



If you have the time please check it out and rate! :)
Catharsis will be updated every Tuesday. I'm very excited about its debut! 
And to help with my confidence I kind of banned myself from reading the comments xD;; only because I'm still a little weak to troll/mean comments.
Thank you for your support on my webtoon! and I swear, I'm not being inactive on purpose. I do have a lot of art that I'll be submitting to dA, they're all just unfinished and in B&W. And as for my commissioners, I do apologize for the long wait. I'm throwing in extras for you to compensate for the time >_< 

ON ANOTHER NOTE!



Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes! To be honest, I was pretty much busy all weekend with school projects, and catharsis XD I almost forgot to reply and show my gratitude for the birthday comments I've gotten. It really meant a lot to me seeing all the greetings :) I couldn't ask for more. Sincerely, thank you ^^

Catharsis Update!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 6, 2015, 5:22 PM
Hello everyone!

I want to apologize for not submitting the latest episode of Catharsis last week. There's a reason why there hasn't been any updates and that there won't be until March. 

Catharsis will be officially published on Webtoons as on the first Saturday of March! I will be taking down the previous episodes of the webcomic on the Challenge League on the 11th of February in order for things to proceed as a featured artist on Webtoons! (: So for those following the webcomic, thank you so much for the support! You have no idea how much it means to me, really. Right now I'm working to touch up the previous episodes and make them longer, as well as continue to make the rest of the episodes. I'll be posting up sneak previews exclusively to my gallery here so keep your eyes peeled! 

Thank you!

RP Groups?

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 4, 2015, 12:25 AM
Just wondering to see what's open out there! 

I was brought to tears...

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 30, 2015, 12:48 PM
To my loving supporters both in person and online. Thank you so much for supporting me and rooting for me to continue. I was really brought to tears when a dearest friend of mine :iconcookie-suu: had surprised me with a message on Skype last night. 

"...I saw you got 3rd place in the contest I'm so happy for you askdnkakfls..."

I thought that she meant that I was ranking in #3 on the webtoons Challenge League's page. I was just on that website 5 minutes before cookie messaged me. I thought, "Oh, my rating went up??" So I went to the Webtoon Challenge League's site again to check. And that's when it hit me... In a big banner across the webtoon's site I saw that they had announced the winners. I felt my heart jump up into my throat as I clicked. "By 3rd place she didn't mean....." I clicked it, and this is what I saw:

Winnnn by Ahniki


Here is the legitimate link: www.webtoons.com/notice/detail…

Okay, so I'm going to admit--I did shed a few tears. Not only because I was chosen from all the amazing entries, but because I accomplished my goal. It just felt like a whole rush. I succeeded at something. I proved something of myself. I worked myself hard for this. Now I do admit that there was a time that I was in doubt. I mean, every artist will experience this--and I am human too. I was hurt really bad. Regardless I told myself to focus because this is about me and about the people who are looking forward to what I have and for what I am, don't distract myself with anything else. I don't think this would have been possible if I didn't have such wonderful people supporting me on this. Reading all your encouraging and kind comments during that horrible time really helped lift my spirit. I am so blessed and grateful. I sincerely thank you.

And Taylor Swift... for helping me Shake it off xD

I'm not sure if this is overreacting--but I am beyond ecstatic. I mean the last time I ever won anything legitimate was... back in 4th grade when my teacher really liked my poem that she hung it in the hallway. 

Oh yes. I am not mistaking this beginning as the end. I'm going to continue with updating the webcomic and yes, I am still going to be adding OCs in the background as stated from the previous journals. ^^ /

Last night I fell asleep smiling and just overwhelmed with joy.


Hi there! :) Collab perhaps?

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 25, 2015, 6:32 PM
How are you? How was your day?

I just wanted to post this journal up because I want to get to know more about the people who watch me! It gets a little lonely when all I do is focus on work most of the time that I end up spending all day locked up in my room. Haha Does anyone else experience the same thing? XD

To help me break out of this monotonous work would anyone be willing to do a collab with me? I won't be choosing for a while because I want to get other projects out of the way first, I just want to see who would be up for it. 

With all of that aside, I also wanted to thank everyone for the watches, views, and favorites. ^^ It really means a lot to me and at the same time, I also hope to make some friends out of this too!

:iconahniki::iconahniki::iconahniki::iconahniki::iconahniki::iconahniki::iconahniki:

I'll Draw your OC in my comic!(Edit)

Wed Jan 14, 2015, 4:52 PM
If anyone is interested in having their OC in my webcomic just put a link with the references in a comment below!

Edit: So I am looking for OCs to add as background filler for my webcomic. If you're interested continue reading. There are two types of categories I've organized my search into, it's either for Student and Non-students. Thank you for your interest! (And sorry for the frequent edits to this journal! I was really surprised to see everyone's comments so I wanted to make sure I can organize this as best as possible for me XD)

And also! Thank you so much for the support on my webcomic: Catharsis. Regardless of what haters say and their opinions, I'm pressing on with the comic and the releases. Right now I've finished Ep. 2 and will not be uploading until Saturday. There might be a possibility that I'll be uploading 2 episodes on Saturday as well. I was really feeling down in the dumps this week because of all the drama, but thank you dA family for having my back and helping me make it through this contest. I'm having a lot of fun drawing this comic and reading your thoughts about it so far. So my love and gratitude to you guys. 

PLEASE NOTE:

I am looking for specific OCs.

The requirements for student environments:


+Start comment off with "STUDENT" as title and add age

+Only Human forms/Humans (being strict on this. No other-worldly features including elven ears)
+Must be in high school
+Ages 14-18
+1 OC per person (Couples must be from 2 different people)
+Must look normal looking (ie: no x10 facial piercings, outrageous facial tattoos, etc)
+Any hair color and eye color is fine though!


The requirements for non-high school related environments:


-Start comment off with "NONSTUDENT" as title and add age

+Ages range from 1-100
+Outfits must look modern day
+Only Human forms/Humans (being strict on this. No other-worldly features including elven ears)
+Simple designs preferred
+1 OC per person (couples must be from 2 different people)
+Must look normal looking (ie: no x10 facial piercings, outrageous facial tattoos, etc)
+Any hair color and eye color is fine though!


ALSO NOTE


-I am NOT claiming the rights to your character
-They will be considered as "extras"/"background fillers"
-I will be dressing them in the webcomic's school uniform, so their clothes will be changed.
   -(HOWEVER!! if the OC has a normal modern outfit, I might just decide to make them look like random people rather than students)
-There may be a lot of detail missing (for perspective purposes)
-If your OC is not normally human, draw their human reference sheet and link back to me.*******Important otherwise I'll skip it
-You may submit 1 student and 1 nonstudent OC (so 2 in total)

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I will be doing my best to be uploading on Saturdays. Sadly, I messed up my release schedule because of the drama of the last few journals. If you're interested in reading my comic please take a look at this link!


www.webtoons.com/challenge/epi…



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Episodes with OCs from this group:

Webtoon Catharsis: Ep. 3 by Ahniki


omg lol (vent)

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 11, 2015, 2:31 PM
"Nice, but I can see half of these panels in yuumei's paintings, various ones. I am sorry that you have no style :("

-dude on webtoon comics

I would like to apologize to my watchers because apparently I have no style :P *sarcasm*

But! Just an update, I would like to thank everyone supporting me in this contest! I really really really do appreciate your kind words of comfort and support. Also, this is kind of a method for myself to take a breather and to remind myself what really matters here. I'm not sure where I would have been confidence wise if it weren't for my kind and support family here on dA. ^^ This contest is a shot for me to see if I can go a distance in the career of comic making and to have fun at the same time. I pretty much just realized that I'm a scapegoat for people to pick on in the contest--but that won't stop me. I like to look at competition too--don't think I don't realize that I'm not the only person using color, the rule of thirds, lighting compositions, perspective, and blur Lol. These are artistic tools that are free to everyone and not just limited to a very popular artist on dA. 

What really matters is that I'm still enjoying regardless of what "people who can't get past the surface". I enjoy drawing this comic for myself Because it doesn't really matter what they say. 

In the meantime, I'm trying to get back to everyone who commented on my previous journal. I was really happy to see that there are a lot of people who do support me in tough times. That makes me happy and right now I'm smiling on my face because you are the ones who really matter. To be honest, it really does hurt--like a shitload lol, it's like a pang in my chest. But I'm not going to shed a tear (although I feel it coming lol) for someone who is biased off of reading all the other comments before getting into my story. They don't know me and my years of drawing, and I have no business to try to understand why they don't like me. 

Because right now I'm focusing on me, and you guys. You guys are really worth my attention, and instead of going back to the toxicity, I'm going to spend my energy wisely on commenting back to you. ^^ 

But just an afterthought, if I deleted Ep. 0, you would realize that it really just the surface that they've badgered my comic on. Because instead of actually reading it, people who need something to vent, or are frustrated with their lives, or are negative, go to the first page of my comic and spew it out on me. Conclusion: No respect whatsoever. 

To be honest, I'm putting my heart into this--my only worry is that the judges are influenced by the toxicity of the public.

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