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GRAND HUNTER Bio 01A: Ashworth by darkspeeds GRAND HUNTER Bio 01A: Ashworth by darkspeeds
"The wombat that took out 50 people of his own clan"

"The one who survived the onslaught that is The Circle of Death"

"It's the guy who's funny, unpredictable can kick some serious ass"


These are some of things I want my fans to have an impression of when they tell their friends about this awesome character in the 'Grand Hunter' series.

I want them to remember him with sincere clarity and enthusiasm - just like how I do too!


Yes I know... "What's up with the title/name change all of sudden?", is probably the more important question that is going through head right now.

Well let's just say that I'll fill you in those details a little later - when we had a nice cup of tea of something... :giggle:


But right now I just want you to focus on the specifics and let me know what you think of say maybe the logo design? The way the information is presented and what you think of the character design so far - Ashworth's gone a long way since the oldschool days...


REF #01: [link]

REF #02: [link]


Nevertheless hope you'll enjoy these two pieces. The rest of the characters are in the making at the moment. It's no surprise who the next one is. :)


GRAND HUNTER Bio 02: Ashworth [link]
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:iconjuriewolfie:
JurieWolfie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering If I could use your character in my comic. I promise on my life that I will give total copyright to you.:) just wondering. If it's not okay don't be afraid to let me know man!;p
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm yeah sure! :D I'm usually cool when it comes to artists using other characters in their fan comics. So yes go for it! = ) *thumbs up*
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SHADOWoman Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
nice! O.O
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SONICJENNY Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
>_< wow cool body and that nice ass of his lol ha ,wow i can just look at him all day RUBY: FIND SOMEBODY ELSE TO LOOK AT! (O_0) WHAO TALK ABOUT BEING BAD
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Student General Artist
I like his new design the best.
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:iconjuana-the-hedchinda:
Juana-the-Hedchinda Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
*Sighs in admiration* <3
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:iconventofwinds:
ventofwinds Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
you're really good at this, aren't you? Just how long have you been drawing anyway? it must have TAKEN a while before you could do things like this.
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CVA123 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student General Artist
You really improved in drawing muscular bodies. Especially on Ash. :D

Keep up the fantastic work! :dance: :thumbsup: ;)
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KrystalOokamiInu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Awesome! ^^
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TeslaCloud Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
I understand the need to change the name. "Grand Hunter" is better, because it is shorter, easier to remember and I think it makes more sense (still don't know what Ashworth means, besides being the name of the main character).

I can't say I like the new logo. Sorry. I think it's too simplistic, with just the big letters, Ash's silhouette and Ruby's gem (and the 'tail-like' thing). The logo seems to be dispersed in 3 zones rather than being concentrated in only one.
And I sincerely miss Ash's 'W' thing on the logo. I think it was cooler.
I apologize for this critique, but that's what I think.

But now I'm curious. Didn't you register the TGAF logo recently? What's gonna happen to it now?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah man that's totally fine to share me your critique! = )

I honestly think the design is more bold and stands out compared to the other one. The biggest weakness that TGAF logo had was the ASHWORTH font. Many of those who saw the logo for the first time could not read it at all! LOL! XD So to avoid confusion I changed the name and kept it simple. ;)

The tail like thing is Ruby's wing actually! XD

Ash and Ruby are probably the two most important characters in the story and to have them in the title is way to indicate that. = )

As for the copyright issue of the TGAF logo - yes it's still valid and being protected for the next 8 years or so. I think for an additional fee I can change the design and name if I decide to copyright another logo with them (i.e. instead of paying the premium full price, it costs less to register another new logo with them).

But yeah that's just how it is at the moment. = ) Thanks for the feedback Gabriel! :) *thumbs up*
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KentaruZ Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Writer
really awesome Bio =D
it looks amazing x3
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EvyCrystal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
mwahaha XD I'm just as bad as you Elson ROFl I just freaking love some of the chars I made more than others ROFl well I love all my chars but I have my faves XD; they are pretty much a part of you :3 mwahah~

really nice work on this ref dude :3 I need to get back on the wheel : o I have some ref sheets I need to get done XD; but I kind of at a rest, I might get a good idea for a char :D so yeah :3

nice work dude like always :D mwahaha~
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
The new title is good. That combined with the logo's design makes it more obvious that the story is about Ruby AND Ashworth, not just Ashworth! :D
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:iconea-firestorm:
EA-Firestorm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
you really love that wombat, don't you? =D
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh..heh..! :D Yup I sure do with a capital 'L'. ;) XXD
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EA-Firestorm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Don't marry him... :XD:
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The wedding ring is too expensive, I won't even bother... *SHOT SHOT SHOT* XXXD

You know I'm being sarcastic here right? XD
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EA-Firestorm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
I know =P
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Jen-Foxworth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Man, he's got some muscles yes he does
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copchase Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Ah I was wondering when you were going to update/redesign your character profiles. This makes it easier for me because I've been wanting and needing a good up-to-date character sheet of Ashworth so I can draw him. Hurray!=D
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha! Yay! :D Can't wait to see what you can offer! ;)
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Alpha621 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Nice :) ! Its cool to see how his design improved over the years :D .
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randompersonskyline Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
"A wombat that kicks some serious ass!" XD haha, brilliant
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MysteryEzekude Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
"The wombat that took out 50 people of his own clan"

Holy shit!! No wonder he's got many members from the clan on his tail.

P.S. Yeah, you read my mind. I too was wondering why the title "Grand Hunter" come from.
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killer4 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
WOW man this is fantastic I love how his design has changed over time, the colouring is fantastic and I got to thank ya for your tutorial on lineart/colouring as that has really helped me improve and understand lineart more and the idea of colouring and shading together ^^ :hug: sorry back to the pic at hand LOL! I love the bio on the other pic that goes with him, such an ace idea for a story really sounds interesting ^^ amazing work and I can't wait to see more
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Frobman Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009   Filmographer
Nice character reference!
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SoftMonKeychains Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
So that´s the profile that you talked about, lol!
Seems that for now you are also develloping the cell-shading sytle.

Well, since you are asking for our opinion about the logo, I will be sincere: far enough better than the previous one :nod:
Honestly, TGAF was a long title. And left many in expectation that was really about. Grand Hunter is easier to read and, maybe on a way, is transmiting what the series is about. Series titles are recomended to be short and simple, so that one made the work.

Heh, Ashworth´s shadow and Ruby´s feathers and the gem. You are way focusing a lot these two characters......why the heck I only like your secondaries characters????? I don´t have any another series on mind that I like the main character, is always a villain or a minor character. Heroes never got my tastes, lol (Naruto -> Nine Tails; One Piece -> Shanks; Fairy Tail -> Mistgun)

For that so, Stink is the only hero from CT....

About the profile itself, simple, clear and attractive to the eye! I can´t wait to see the one for my 2nd favourite char (yes, now is second! I bet that you know who´s the first now =D )
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Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're remaking the character profiles? Dang, I should've waited before I decided to release [link] . >.<*

But on the other hand, pretty nice job. =)Short and brief profiles are good, since people have easier time to remember things. I guess I made a mistake there, because I tend to go into details too much sometimes. ^^;

Regarding the Logo however, I'd say 50/50. The writing part is good, but the other part of it just doesn't seem to have that "flame" feeling like the logo of TGAF had. Maybe if you'd move Ash's silhouette in a different spot, it may cause a different effect.

*brings the tea and biscuits* Here's your tea and crumpets, good sir. Will you have 1 lumps or 2? XDDD *shot*


P.S.:Here's my late B-day present from you.^^ [link] My Note seems to be broken for some reason, because it won't deliver any messages. Weird, huh? :-?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry I've received your messages early on but I didn't have a chance to reply to them1 ;)

Anyways, 'simplicity is a good policy' and I have applied it to the way Ashworth's character bio/profile was presented here. ^^

Thanks a bunch for your feedback on the logo! Though it is set on stone at the moment I'm glad to know that there is a different opinion about it! :)

*goes and comments on your pics*
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HeadShot-X Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Well, the old name was maybe a bit too long. This one sticks to your head easier. *puts a Grand Hunter sticker on forehead* See?

The logo is cool, the only thing I fing a bit weird id that eye-thing in the U. I don't know why, but it sorta doesn't fit ther, and it creeps me out a bit.

Well, best of luck in your pursuit for AWESOME with your newly renamed GRAND HUNTER! (Picture a deep and booming voice wherever I wrote in all caps.)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! :) Short and sweet is the way to go!

But yes that green looking eye piece plays an important part in the whole story! And Ruby has it on her chest the whole time (I've yet to explain why! :D) if you haven't noticed! XD

Thanks for the wonderful feedback! ;)
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HeadShot-X Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Oh, that gem! I see now... And here I thought it was an eye...
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O... now that this is out- I'm totally gonna do up a new sketch- |D more so I just got a better idea lol
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Mua ha ha ha! DRAW! DO IT! DRAW ASHY-BOY again!! *SHOT SHOT SHOT* XXXD Just go at your pace man, and I don't mind the one you did already! :)
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: Ashy-boy XD I haven't heard that in forEVER!!

Aaah but alas- I've been in need of finding somethin' to do at work when there's that small chance of freedom to do somethin- :giggle: :XD: But you're gonna hate me when I do do what I'm gonna do~ :evillaugh:
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo! I wonder what that is! X3 :D :D...!
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SPEAKERnight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
He's funny and awesome and BADASS!
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Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
*Imagines Elson cosplaying as Ash*

:rofl:
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
God damn I'll have to be naked to do that...! *SHOT a hundred times* XXXD
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Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Fei would suit you a bit better. XP
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You reckon? :) I've got a bit of Fei in me in the fact that he's into martial arts and such. :D
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Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, the "trying to figure moves for Fei" video says it all. XP
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:iconzeraphalanx:
Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
HAHAHAHAHAAAH!!!

Oh come on you're practically half way there on your webcam pic!:rofl:
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck that's true. O.O; Give me spandex and I'll do it *SHOT many more times* :D :D :D
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Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Hahahaha! I'm guessing orange spandex.:D
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Kimmi-suTT Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hoho ;o
Nice ass, Ash! XD

I really respect you, but I just had so say it, lol.
Ashworth is my fav character out of all of your TGAF characters. He is just so AWESOME and handsome too ;3
He has gone a long way, and it's nice to see his little time line Ref.s
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers Kimmi-su! ^^ Glad to know that Ashworth is a your favourite character. :D I have a heart for this dude - I can closely connect with him the most in the series. :)
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cdoughty Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with Kimmi-su 100%. My goal is to get my art like yours oneday. Keep up the good work, and I'm enjoying your Ashworth chapter as well.
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