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Animorphs: Hork-Bajir Pair by EWilloughby Animorphs: Hork-Bajir Pair by EWilloughby
Okay, this is my sub-par attempt at Animorphs fan art. Only it's not under the fanart category because I like the science fiction category better.

The Hork-Bajir are some of my favorite aliens from the series, and this scene depicts two of them - a male and a female - on their home planet after a long day of harvesting bark, or something. They were intended to be a random pair of Hork-Bajir, but they might as well be Dak Hamee and Aldrea, because then the picture has more, you know, relevance.

I was definitely not happy with this picture, but it got to the point where I became too irritated to mess with it much longer.

Prismacolor pencils + white acrylic highlights (badly done, might I add).
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:iconrexyky19:
Rexyky19 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hork bajir may look vicous but in this drawing you have shown they are truly gentle and beautiful creatures
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SummonerDagger88 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I cried reading The Hork-Bajir Chronicles T.T what a great book
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SleepyIguana Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
:faint:

I would not have the patience to draw this gorgeous art.

Wonderful job. :clap:
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Veloxirunner Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
from what book exactly? (i dont have them all, so i only know jara hamee and ket halpak^^is dak hamee his brother or something?)
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
The Hork-Bajir Chronicles. :) It's one of the best books in the series, so I don't want to spoil anything for you! I highly recommend it, though.
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Veloxirunner Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwwwwwwww <3 *goes to library to search book*
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AlijDragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Are they in Hork-bajir valley? Or are they in thier home-world?
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
They're on their homeworld. The trees aren't quite as massive as they should be, but far larger than earth trees. They also have two moons. :)
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AlijDragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Are they mates? I have noticed one's male and the other's female.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think I intended them to be Aldrea and Dak, though it's been 7 years so it's kind of hard to remember.
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cavylover139 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student General Artist
These guys were always my favorite species. So awesome.
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alltheway96 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is astoundingly fantastical! You should seriously think about illustrating kids books or something...its really really well done for colour pencils! nice to know ppl still take traditional art seriously, too much digital out there i think.

HUGE animorphs fan myself btw :)
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EvilOverlord1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Oh wow! They look cute and cuddly and dangerous at the same time. Great job!
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TiarnanDominusAdonai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
HALLELUJAH! ANIMORPHS fan-art!

Sub-par? Mate, this is wonderful, especially since you made them perhaps more natural than the designs from the book and here's to a picture where the Hork Bajir actually look serene instead of the hulking goblins they are. As an Animorphs fan to another Animorphs fan, please, make more of these. I'm hopefully uploading my own designs of the kids, villains, and even the gods from the book series. I would love to see more of these designs in the future.

- Take care, Beannachd Dia Dhuit
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for your nice comment. It's hard to look at my art from almost 7 years ago and not hate it, though. =p I'd like to try Animorphs fanart again with my current art style, but I'm not sure if I really have the time or motivation for it anymore. Just out of curiosity, though, if I were to draw more Animorphs fanart, what kind of thing would you like to see? I have a somewhat more recent Ketran in my gallery: aliens are definitely my favorite things to draw from the series, and I think I find the Hork-Bajir the most visually interesting.
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TiarnanDominusAdonai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Anything: characters, beasties, weapons, ships, moments, etc! truly, it's so hard to come by anything Animorphs related now. Again, I have my own pieces and they're pretty straight-forward, done in the style of Steven Gordon, but just to see any of the "old gang" again would be a blast. By the way, the Ketrans? What Ellimist was? Wait until you see MY design of Him. Something old, something, new, something borrowed, and something angelic too.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
If you're interested in keeping the Animorphs love alive, I'd suggest joining the Animorphs community on LiveJournal: [link] It's surprisingly quite active, with most of the members being 20-25 year-olds who got into the series when it was new. It's amazing how much discussion is still possible about the series so long after it's ended.

I'd love to see your take on the Ketrans, too, once you get around to uploading stuff. ;) Here's mine: [link]
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TiarnanDominusAdonai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, you wanted to see my take? Come on over and take a peak. This is just the tip of the iceberg and he has company. ;)
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NothlitHawk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I really love this drawing. Something about it is sweet and almost romantic. It's beautiful.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And welcome to DA. :)
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NothlitHawk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Thanks.
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Revanchist Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Hrmm. They were described as having blades instead of spikes, but I think it's actually better than the artwork they put on the books.

What would REALLY be cool would be to have a Deinonyhcus and Hork-Bajir duel.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is such a beautiful illustration of the Hork Bajir world.
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Lady-of-the-Shield Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Quite a nice piece! You did a good job at making them look both intimidating at first glance and sweet at the second. Your shading and color blending is superb. The leaves really look like they came from an alien world, and for a magical moment looks real. Splendid!

:D
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steppythegirl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OOh romantic hork-bajirs :D
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galaxydragon22 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh i love this pic so much you make the pair so peaceful looking ^^ and i absolutely love the back and foreground very well done on this ^^
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pofinluvr14 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*attacks you with caps* THIS IS SO INCREDIBLE!! 8DDD
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Siaha112 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Quite possibly the best alien species ever made.
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Quitedeath Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude nice
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Writer
You're crazy, they came out great! :clap: The trees looks more Earthly than I pictured myself, but that's not so much a flaw as a minor opinion. Great work.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
No, I totally agree. If I were to redraw this today, I'd do a lot of things differently, trees included. :) Thanks for the comment!
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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Luoka Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Writer
That was my first thought - that they were Dak and Aldrea.

I love this picture, btw!
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:iconsteppythegirl:
steppythegirl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Aww so sweet they are!! I love them!! :D
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Sooty123 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Na! It's good!...Don't suppose you'd be interested in an Animorphs fan-site I found, No? Didn't think so... :P XD
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well, I'm not not interested. ;)
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Sooty123 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol k's :P
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RedgeandLilly Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
awesome! :)
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GeekTruth64 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Great pic, we need more quality animorphs art like this.
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Dak-Hamee13 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh God, This is epic!
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pirthecatsir Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Awesome, I love Hork-Bajir! :love:
I recognized them right away! :)
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kairon92 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it came out great.
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Silver-Rogue Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think you did a wonderful job with everything, especially the background!
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chereseaaurion8 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
O.O

Wow! That's awesome! :D It's so hard to find good Animorphs work...especially of these guys! n.n They look awesome!
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FatFlower Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Jara-Hamee and his kalashi, I imagine? :XD: Great work here.
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Vexic929 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing! I still love Animorphs (even though I'm 17 lol)! :D Hmmm...I wonder what they're thinking...
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MissingLeftSock Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I think this is absolutely fantastic. I used to read these books all the time when I was little, an even "all grown up" and much more literate, Hork-Bajir are the most original and creative aliens I've come across. I think the art is absolutely beautiful, and I wish you had prints enabled!
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
If you want a print of this, I can enable it as one. :)
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MissingLeftSock Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Eventually, probably, when I'm less poor :(
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SageKiller Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
This is really nice, the Hork-Bajir are awesome!
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