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TheK40
The Kao
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
I am The Kao, an Illustration from Columbia College Chicago. For a few years I have freelanced on many projects which include and not limited to: storyboards for film students, comics for independent comic studios, album covers and posters for musicians, and character pin-ups for individuals who enjoy seeing their characters come alive. In my free time I like to dabble in animations and 3D sculptures. I am seeking a career in visual development and/or storyboards for film and animations with my degree while I also continue my work in creating my own graphic novel.

Feel free ask me questions and check out my tumblr and commission page below.

Portfolio:thekao.net
Tumblr: thekao.tumblr.com/
Instagram: instagram.com/thek40
Society6: society6.com/TheKao
Email: commissionthekao@gmail.com

Current Residence: IL
Favourite style of art: Anime/Manga
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Here are some Youtube animations I did and was not able to upload on deviantart :I

My newest animation as of 11/08/12.


A 2-minute Anime Opening featuring my original characters in A.B.R City.
Directed & Animated By (me) The Kao
Music: "Touhou Hana Kagura" by Yu-Mu
All photos & footage were shot by The Kao (except for one birds eye view of city)
All Characters (me) The Kao 2012



A song animation about Dinosaurs for my Paleontology Class

Lyrics Written and Animated by yours truly, The Kao/ Scruballz
Music: "I Want it That A Way" Backstreet Boys (instrumental)
Sung By Elgin AKA Karitheillustrator



A little Sketchy Animation I did for fun based on a cover song of Lady Gaga's song mixed together by two amazing people Sam and Kurt. This was more like a story board of my friends character and mine interacting. Scru is seen singing and Fuku is playing the guitar as if narrating the story taking place in A.B.R's Cantina. It's about N.Scru (also known as Kai) finding and fighting for his beloved Mousy. So Warning: Mild Boy Love scenes.



This was originally going to be fully animated until I realize the song wasn't great for the story telling. It ended up being a cool opening. You can read about the fight between my two original characters Floyd and Scruballz here: fav.me/d4fwjcf
The story is about the time Floyd finally finds his lost brother Scru in the A.B.R area and undergoes a battle to make Scru finally realize who he is because Scrus an idiot.



An Animation of my two original characters Kiwi and Peanut, cat pets of Scruballz. It's just emphasizing Peanut's love for kiwi, lol i'm so evil.

If you haven't already check out my Flash animations to: scruballz.deviantart.com/galle…
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:iconstaranimations:
StarAnimations Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student
YOUR ART IS AWESOME!!!
YOUR STYLE IS UNIQUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Clap Clap 
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TheK40 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you!!!
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StarAnimations Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student
NP X)!
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nikxxs Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Congrats on being a Semi-finalist! That's amazing you got picked for that! Your work is awesome :) 
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TheK40 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! 
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DeanGrayson Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the Good Dino contest! Loved your entry the best. :)
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TheK40 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! :'D
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MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Dinovember!!
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TheK40 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student General Artist
lol thanks xD
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MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
no problem 
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