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mental health, where I've been 

So, I haven't been on this account too much recently. There are a few reasons for that.

First of all: I've moved! To a different account I mean. I'll still be using this one to boost important things and artists I like and to post my own art, but my musings and depression posting will be elsewhere.

Second, I wanted to have a more private account with restricted follows. So pardon if I don't advertise it here. A few close friends have already found me there, but that's about all I'm comfortable with.

Third, my depression has been very severe recently. Extremely. About as bad as it gets. So I haven't been able to do much more than sleep, work (barely), and try to keep myself alive.

Anyway, I'll be around. Just a lot quieter than I used to be.

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Heya!
If you like my art and want to show some support (or even if you like my ramblings), I have a Ko-fi!

ko-fi.com/ziphiren

Any contributions are greatly appreciated!
And if you want to show support in other ways, boosts, likes, and comments are always welcome!

Thanks,
Ren

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Hey! I'm Ren.

I'm a grey fox, an artist (primarily with watercolor, ink, and acrylics), a nonbinary trans girl, and I dabble in just about everything creative. I also struggle with severe depression and use platforms like this to discuss and process it.

I have a terrible tendency to avoid initiating social interactions, but please, feel free to talk with me! I'll open up rather quickly.

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If you want to support my art check out my ko-fi! I've just set up memberships, with perks like stickers and prints 🌟
ko-fi.com/anaisfae/tiers

Marketing stuff 

Doing some design work for when I am eventually able to sell my pins! Still need a backing card for them, but here's a first step:

A logomark and logotype for branding purposes.

And, of course, I tried to make it still be readable (if a bit muddy) at lower resolutions as well. It's not perfect in that regard, but it works well enough for me.

Here's a red fox to go with the grey.

Eventually, I want to be able to make a pin for every variety of fox (and a couple of red fox color morphs), but that dream is far in the future, when I have a more secure base of buyers and also funds.

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After a big month of hard work, I'm happy to release today a new website for my webcomic Pepper&Carrot! It was a rewrite I made from scratch this time: peppercarrot.com/

More infos and report on the blog-post: davidrevoy.com/article853/new-

Trans phoenix wins! I've done some revisions and am ready to send it off to a manufacturer. I'll start contacting some tomorrow.

Gotta decide how big to make it.
I'm thinking it will have to be a 2 inch pin to work well.

I'd rather have a smaller pin, but I'm afraid I'm not intimately familiar with the tolerances for manufacturing these things. So I'll go big just to be safe and make sure everything works and is conveyed well.

The black parts of this illustration are going to be metal, with a rose-gold finish, if I can get that. Brass or gold color if I can't.

Hard enamel, because I like the smooth surface and think it looks better.

In the future I'll have to keep in mind just how little space I have to convey things in with pin designs. It's hard to design things so small when you like intricacy and detail...

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fox maw drawing 

Here's another pin design!

I think this one has potential.

If there are any artists out there who have experience making enamel pins, I’m looking for advice.

How did you find a good manufacture? And do you have any you could recommend?

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So I've been in a mood to have a pin made again, and unlike last time I was in this mood, I actually have the finances to get started!

As such, I would like some feedback as to which pin people would be most likely to want.

Here are the four potential designs - There's a poll in the replies.

Which of these pins would you most like?

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So I've been in a mood to have a pin made again, and unlike last time I was in this mood, I actually have the finances to get started!

As such, I would like some feedback as to which pin people would be most likely to want.

Here are the four potential designs - There's a poll in the replies.

Yet another potential pin design!
This one would cost a bit to manufacture, as it would have to be a decent size and it has five enamel colors. And I don't know how much of a market there is for grey fox pins. But I *want* it.

Working on potential pin designs!
I don’t know if I’ll ever get the courage to have them made and sell them though.

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:kai: 🎵 i did a music! it's my first time trying to do something like this so i'm sure there are things that could be improved, but... i just kinda wanted to let it be what it is

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