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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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it's reading week so there's no classes. I might potentially accept 2 or 3 commissions this week if anyone's interested.

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Landscape series gets a title: Threads. 4/8 forest path. All in my shop now. Black rollerball on A4.

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More !
There's two versions of this - one without the awful stuff going on.

This one is a redraw of a three year old watercolor of mine that I wanted to do better.

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There's two versions of this - one without the awful stuff going on.

This one is a redraw of a three year old watercolor of mine that I wanted to do better.

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watercolor and gouache painting that was a lighting study for a future piece. Recorded the process for this one, too, if that’s a thing you like, that you can watch here! youtu.be/XW-3ZnelE84

It is Wednesday!
Unfortunately, I'm still waiting to hear back on an estimate for the backing cards from a printing company.

So it may be a little longer than I expected before I can start selling my pins. Sorry!

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Sometimes I wanna ask professional and highly skilled artists whether they went to school for art, and if they did, how much it helped them improve. What they would recommend for a hobbyist who wants to get better.

And tips other than the obvious ones like "practice."
Not looking for a secret "get good" trick, but things to actually focus on learning when you practice and make pieces, to make that practice more effective and the pieces better.

I also want to siphon off some of their skills and concoct it into a magic art potion.
But don't tell them I'm doing that.
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I’ve got pins! It is super exciting to have something I designed be manufactured, and I can’t wait to share them!

I’m currently working on getting the backing cards printed, and then they’ll be up for sale! Hopefully by Wednesday!

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is hard work even as a hobby. Making it a part or full time job is even more effort! I don't get when people disrespect artists (or for that matter, mistreating retail workers/customer service, etc).

youtu.be/R84W2hbmaKk "The Truth About Making Cartoons", 9m37s, by TheOdd1sOut

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A very good friend started keeping #bees a few years back. Due to private and you-know-why-reasons we were unable to see each other for three years. Now we had a chance to meet in person again and I was introduced to her beautiful busy girls. #apiculture #beekeeping #photography CW: #macro #insects. (But they're sooooo cute and fluffy!!! Please have a look!)

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