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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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I'm officially opening up commissions for digital art.

Sketches start at $5.
Line art with flat colors starts at $15.
Digital paintings start at $50.

Backgrounds and multiple characters will raise the price.

If you're interested or have any questions, you can contact me here on Mastodon or via email at ziphiren.art@gmail.com

πŸ–ŒοΈβ€‹:grey_fox:​

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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.

I just realized that precedent is grammatically related to "antecedent." Heck, I feel like I should have figured this out sooner.

Now if, instead of preceding something else, it went in the direction of something else, would it be an accedent?

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Apparently it's possible to get more than one thing done in a day?

Yeah, I don't really understand it either.

@ziphi in the battle of the dudes, only one can reign supreme: evander berry wall, the King of the Dudes

Did you know that "dude" and "bourgeois" both originally meant the same thing?

Well I would walk 804.7 kilometers~
And I would walk 804.7 more~
Just to be the fox who walked
1609.4 kilometers to fall down at your door. πŸŽΆβ€‹

Okay, I really want a lens like this for my DSLR. I love macro shots like this.

Image content warning: vivid colors in a repeating pattern

I need to learn better restraint when it comes to opinions. Because I know that if I engage with people on certain topics, I tend to get a bit more heated than I would like.

I do not want to be a source of debate. Or even opinions or insight.

I want to be a fluff.

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I need to fool my brain into believing in the magic of tails and whiskers. By which I mean I want to have the somatic sensation of having a tail.

creative frustration, mental health Show more

Heck. Why do I always have this feeling that I'll never belong?

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A lot of people who want to learn art give up very quickly, believing they don't have the ability to learn.

Talent is a lie though. It doesn't exist.

Sometimes people will try and not learn as quickly as they think they should. Yet nobody would pick up a violin and expect to learn to play all on their own without anyone or anything to guide them. There are scales and techniques to practice.

For art, this involves re-learning how to see things, so you can form specifics about the shape, rather than just creating a symbol of it in your mind. And this involves developing the coordination for mark making. And how to construct shapes so they look like something.

It's no wonder people get frustrated and give up when they try to figure out the entire history of art on their own.

Use some resources and learn! I promise it's a lot more effective to practice *well* than to just hope that scribbling on paper will make you better.

xkcd is now at 2112 comics.
πŸ€˜β€‹ Rock on.

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