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Kit to Killer: Hawkfrost's Transformation by CoilHeart Kit to Killer: Hawkfrost's Transformation by CoilHeart
Entry for :iconwarriorcatsfanclub: contest!
So, this took me quite a bit of time, but that's because I really wanted it to turn out exactly how I pictured it and good quality. Now, then, time for a very long description. *cracks knuckles*
As you can see, I chose to use Hawkfrost as my contest entry. Honestly, I knew almost the minute I read the contest rules that I just HAD to do Hawkfrost - I didn't suspect many people to use him, and he's one of my favorite characters.
In the "Tigerstar and Sasha" series, we see Hawkfrost as a young kit: playful, mischievous, and innocent. He and his siblings never knew their father, Tigerstar, but their mother told them stories of the warrior he was before Sasha learned of his true nature. Then, Hawk's brother, Tadpole, whom he looked up to and followed, drowns when the basement of an abandoned house floods. He is just devastated by this. He and his family begin to move around, looking for a place where they can stay and live happy lives. However, they get driven out of a barn by some mean cats and go to Riverclan. Fast forward a couple of years to the ambitious and crafty cat who schemed to get power in his clan and fought on the side of Mudclaw. Fast forward past THAT to the cat that attempted to get his Half brother, Brambleclaw, to kill Firestar. This is Hawkfrost. What happened to the depressed little kit that had so much potential? Well, in the end, he did end up meeting his father, and eventually fighting on his side in the biggest battle the clans had ever known - they day light would rule out the dark. Could Sasha ever have known that her little kit would die at the hands of his half brother (twice), and fade away into nothing along with the rest of his dark comrades? What turned Hawkfrost so evil? This is the question that I want you to think about when you see this picture. I cannot quite answer the question myself, but I tried to capture this contrast in my drawing. The cat in front, Hawk, was drawn kind of sad looking, but still curious and wondering what else the world has in store for him. The cat in the background, however, is the Hawkfrost that most people are familiar with. He's in a fighting pose because that was how he lived his life - constantly fighting to get what he wanted, just like his father.

*edit: changed the file to a PNG because the JPEG completely jacked the quality. Stupid JPEG.

Time taken: 1 day
Program: Photoshop CS6
Hawkfrost & Warriors (c) Erin Hunter
Art (c) :iconcoilheart:

That scribble up in the corner is my crappy signature. Woops. :P
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:iconskatland:
Skatland Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
Looking around warrior cats pictures I came across to this ;o

and since I love searching things up and beginning a conversation, I wanted to answer to the question you have set there.

I belive that Hawkfrost decided to become what he is because he started being overwhelmed by power and only power. I think he got the idea of the clans in a wrong way and his father's manipulation wasn't helping him. I belive he did desire power because I suppose (and making a hypothesis here) that he did not want to lose another loved face of his like Tadpole. He didn't want to feel weak nor die in a weak death and the loss of his brother probably made him want to be strong which blinded him since this feeling begun to transform to a desire of power. I strongly belive that with or without Tigerstar in the way, Hawkfrost would have done something to get power because he was insecure and the death of Tadpole and with his mother left Riverclan and became a loner(If I am correct)because it was not for her, watching his brother drowining helplessly without him being able to do anything and having the absence of his mother was driving him crazy so he wanted power to prove his independance. He didn't want to feel weak so he chose the wrong path to make himself feel good and kept his distance from others because he did not want to feel the same way of how he felt when he lost his brothers.
Then Tigerstar's manipulation played indeed a huge part on his actions but either with or without him I belive he'd do something similar just not as bad and maybe if Tigerstar didn't get in the way he'd probably had a chance to live a happy life without turning the evil cat he is.
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wowcrafter31 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is just...Ohhh aaam GEEEHrainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts rainbow thoughts  :BombingEscape: :BombingEscape: :BombingEscape: :BombingEscape: :BombingEscape: :BombingEscape: :BombingEscape: :BombingEscape: :BombingEscape: :BombingEscape: System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote System Failure Emote Button Bomb Button Bomb Button Bomb Button Bomb Button Bomb Button Bomb Button Bomb Button Bomb Button Bomb Firework 2 Firework 2 Firework 2 Firework 2 Firework 2 Firework 2 Firework 2 Firework 2 Firework 2 Firework 2 Firework 2 Firework 2 
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CoilHeart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you hahaha
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:iconwowcrafter31:
wowcrafter31 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ur welcome :3
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:iconwowcrafter31:
wowcrafter31 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
holy dam... WUT DA FLUFF AMAZING!!!!!!
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XxXStormFastXxX Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that you mention this it makes me wonder. If the were ever to. This should have wrote a different short story on him. I know we all know what happens, but this point right here is very interesting. Love it!
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Th3P0tat03pimp Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Would you mind if I used this for a small ref? Its by far one of the most beautiful pictures of Hawkfrost I have seen! 
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as you keep it in your own style and don't trace or anything. And thank you :)
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Th3P0tat03pimp Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Of course thanks!
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PurpleCrystal159 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
This...this is awesome.
(It's almost like someone brought Hawk/Hawkkit into the future...and that's his reaction to what he sees.)
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes, I suppose it does look like that o.O Never thought of it like that :D
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sugarkitty9 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Hawkfrost is by far one of my favorite characters and yet I to ponder what happened to him . This is a great work of art and you should be very proud
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!

Yes, he's a very intriguing character, I think.
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HuntingDemons Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Can I have a Link for Photoshop CS6
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a link?
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:iconhuntingdemons:
HuntingDemons Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Yes, to Photoshop. Like how people link to their account when they create a cat for someone else to see it?
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, like you want a link to the original photoshop document? I actually don't have that anymore :( I delete them after awhile
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DarkAngel643 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe I love hawkfrost~~
I stopped putting my drawings in JPEG too for the same reason XD
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it can get pretty frustrating, trying to figure our what file type to put photoshop drawings into haha
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DarkAngel643 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha bmp and png work pretty good for me ^^
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Dragonkeeper6 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm completely in awe. You deserve 1st place!
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you - and surprisingly, I did get first o.O
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Dragonkeeper6 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's awesome!!!!Clap 
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jagafree234 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
actually hawkfrost had a nother sibling his name was tadpool and yeah you know ^^
but this was really good!
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I mentioned Tadpole in the description, if you took the time to read it :)

Thanks
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jagafree234 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Ohhh sorry o.o
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:iconjagafree234:
jagafree234 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Ohhh hehe sorry
hmm i wonder what would tadpools warrior name be?
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:iconjackdawjay:
jackdawjay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Maybe Tadpoletide? I do't know. ^^;
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:iconjagafree234:
jagafree234 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
XD maybe Tadpolepelt
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:iconjackdawjay:
jackdawjay Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Or maybe Tadpolespot?
Or leap... 
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:iconjagafree234:
jagafree234 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
XD yeah

Hey do you want to join the Warriorriverhollow group?
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:iconjackdawjay:
jackdawjay Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Could you send me a link? I'll check it out.
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daynstv Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Воу! Это прекрасно *О* 
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Chemical-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Emoji03 Emoji26 Emoji08 Emoji24 
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CoilHeart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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ToxicHearMeRoar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Teach....Me The half invisible thing in backround D:
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's all about opacity ^_^

I'm sure there are tutorials somewhere
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wolfwarriorlover Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aww
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WarriorCats09 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.O. Whoa. Just....WHOA.
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CaliScissorHands Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Wow this is amazing! I always liked Hawkfrost but this has made me think......

Congratulations!
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CaliScissorHands Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Your welcome :D
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Dreamhunter03 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on first place, just send me a note when you are ready to have your one-shot written :)
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:iconcoilheart:
CoilHeart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
I'm ready now, I think...but what exactly is a one-shot, hehe?
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Dreamhunter03 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A one-shot is basically a one chapter story based around one character :3 Do you have a character you'd like me to write about?
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CoilHeart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um...sure, I think. I have this character named Cinderstar and I haven't thought of his background yet so you could probably do something like that? Would that be okay?
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Dreamhunter03 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's fine. What does Cinderstar look like? Do you have anything specific that you would like to happen in his backstory? What was his warrior name? Family?
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CoilHeart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's a large, long haired gray cat with a splash of white in his chest. He's good humored, but knows when to be serious. Um...his mentor is killed in a battle, but besides that, no. His warrior name was Cinderfoot. No specific family yet.
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redcat1887 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Congratulations!
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CoilHeart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :)
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