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celeste || 24 || english & δΈ­ζ–‡ || art blog where i post my oc art and sometimes complain

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pinned post babey

hi, i'm celeste, a graduate student and hobbyist artist. i like drawing my ocs and almost nothing else lmao

all follows/reblogs come from @shiny-rayquaza, i post photography rarely on @syrcidia

quick links:
toyhou.se (oc repository)
flight rising (dragons!)
ko-fi


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backside of a custom-made glove. the cuffs and the area around the fingers is purple with silver accents, while the main area is black. there are three white star beads at the base of the thumb and near the cuffs.
backside of a custom-made glove. the cuffs and the area around the fingers is purple with silver accents, while the main area is black. there are three white star beads at the base of the thumb and near the cuffs.

receieved these wonderful gloves by @naiad

go commission them!!!


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help it's 4 am and my brain keeps wanting me to contact my ex-best-friend (our friendship blew up in 2019)

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@naiad commented on this post:
I have a friend who's gotten back in touch with old friends and it always ends up being really awkward and then she just ghosts them again lol

YEAH like this would end up even worse because there were ~feelings~ involved

she kinda let me on and then one day out of the blue dropped "hey i have a gf now, didn't want to hurt your feelings by telling you i was going on dates with her earlier" so i called her out on it and she responded with this kinda condescending message and then blocked me a day later so like

the fuck is my brain doing



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help it's 4 am and my brain keeps wanting me to contact my ex-best-friend (our friendship blew up in 2019)


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fullbody image of a sylvari standing up and facing 3/4 to the right. their eyes are closed and they have a slight smile on their face. their legs are crossed with their left hand on their hip and their right hand on a giant axe. the axe is in the shape of a dragon's head made of light blue ice, and it's exhaling a white frosty breath. the sylvari's skin is an ash brown with dark purple markings and yellow-orange glow. their leaf hair is in a bob-shape with glowing yellow-orange tips. their outfit is a yellow-cold color with black accents. their shirt has fur around the collar and only covers the left half of their chest. they're wearing gold gloves that extend all the way up to their biceps. their pants are bright yellow, though most of it is covered by a pair of black thigh-high boots that have fur at the very top.

cleaned up a sketch i did for cringetober 2020


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basement is flooded from hurricane/tropical storm ida


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submitted my first manuscript, can't wait to get absolutely SHIT ON by the reviewers


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portrait of a sylvari facing 3/4 to the right with a greyish-blue background. they're looking at the viewer with a vaguely smug smile on their face. their skin is yellow-greenish with olive green accents on the brows, neck, shoulders, collarbone, and chest. their eyes are bright spring green with long green eyelashes. their hair is long and slightly wavy; it's colored a darker spring green than their eyes, with bright lime green accents. two pinkish-reddish lilies are present on either side of their head and there are two silver piercings on either side of their lips. portrait of a sylvari facing 3/4 to the left with a pinkish-beige background. they're looking at the viewer with a smile on their face. their skin is charcoal-colored, with accents of maroon on their cheeks, ears, brows, neck, collarbone, and shoulders. their hair is tentacle-like, with each tentacle being somewhat reflective and having  a red and yellow galaxy pattern. their eyes are a gradient from red to periwinkle. they have freckles on their skin that mimics stars.

redesigning some of my gw2 sylvari, still on the fence about the color of the galaxy one


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someone ask me about my favorite fungus so i can ramble about it

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thanks to @marpleblarp, @saewulf, and @jasvinfellover for asking about my favorite fungus

it's not one fungus, but the genus Gymnosporangium, also known by the common names of apple-cedar rust and quince rust. what's cool about this particular genus of fungi is that they have 2 sets of hosts - in the spring and summer, it infects rosaceous plants (like apple, juneberry, chokeberry, pear, etc.), while in the fall and winter, it infects junipers.

after overwintering in the junipers, they'll produce these weird jelly-like appendages called telial horns from either from the branch of the juniper itself or from a gall on the branch. they're really cool looking

spores from these telial horns then infect the rosaceous plants. during the late summer/early fall, the infected rosaceous plants will have these bright orange spots on the leaf. the top of the leaf looks fine aside from the orange spots, but the undersides will have these weird reproductive growths (aecia) coming out:

the spores from the aecia will then infect the juniper, starting the cycle all over again.

the unique thing about these fungi is that their spores are this bright cheeto dust orange color. if you collect some aecia from an infected leaf, you'll almost always get the cheeto dust spores on your hands. most spores tend to be brown, black, or white/clear, so these orange spores really stand out.

another cool thing is that Gymnosporangium fungi have multiple sexual spores! most fungi that produce sexual spores will only have 1 type of sexual spore, but true rusts like Gymnosporangium can have up to 4 types sexual spores (aeciospores, teliospores, basidiosporse, and urediniospores). i'm pretty sure Gymnosporangium itself only has 3 out of those 4, in addition to an asexual spore stage.



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someone ask me about my favorite fungus so i can ramble about it


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some photos from the county fair


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there's this one dude that i cannot stand in my lab (because he's ! TOXIC !) and he keeps "making friends" with everyone, probably spreading fake news to all of them. can't wait for the new grad students and undergrads coming in to be corrupted by his lies πŸ™„

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@marpleblarp commented on this post:
put that toxic man in the hazardous waste bin

god i wish i could just yeet him, i try to forget his existence most of the time

@theonlytoner commented on this post:
can you not ask him to tone it down or ask a supervisor for advice?

one time my friend (who used to be a mutual friend) called him out on his bullshit and he just went off on her telling her how "he's an empath" and "he would never lie to her". like even my lab manager confronted him about the fake news but he was all "it's because of my multiple personality disorder!!!" and refused to take any responsibility for his actions

i did tell my lab manager that i was not going to work with him (because he was spreading fake news about me too) and she said that she was going to talk with the professor in charge of our lab about what to do because this is all just y i k e s. it's sad we can't kick him out of the lab (or even the program), because i would love that tbh



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there's this one dude that i cannot stand in my lab (because he's ! TOXIC !) and he keeps "making friends" with everyone, probably spreading fake news to all of them. can't wait for the new grad students and undergrads coming in to be corrupted by his lies πŸ™„


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i am now a quarter of a century old


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going to the fair on thursday for my birthday πŸ‘€

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@naiad commented on this post:
OH nice :) I hope you have a good day!
And happy early birthday! Mine is today c:

ohhh happy birthday!!! (unless i'm late, in which case, happy belated birthday)



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hi yes im still alive i just have so much going on rn skdjfslkdfjd


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headshot of a dnd dragonborn. he's facing to the left and looking down at the viewer. he has sage green skin, a darker sage green mane around his head like an asian dragon, yellow eyes, and yellow horns. his horns are slightly wave-shaped, going up and then down, with sections separating the horns at equal intervals. two scars can be seen across his snout. he is wearing a purple outfit with a high collar, and a half-robe across his right side. headshot of an oc named elyra. their head is diamond-shaped and vaguely robotic, with a dome where their face would be. inside the dome is a periwinkle-colored galaxy. their mane, which looks more like a flowing glob than hair shares the periwinkle-colored galaxy design. two sets of two whiskers extend from their head and backwards. their skin is whiteish-blueish, with dark blue accents. they're facing to the right and lit on the right. headshot of a coatl from flight rising named Sandy. she's facing to the right and looking to the left. she's based off a leopard gecko, with yellow fur/scales that has brown leopard-like spots. her neck feathers are also yellow, with a yellow and brown galaxy pattern and white constellation-like spots.

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feeling hyper frustrated because i have this stupid summer class i have to take and it's taking up all my time and i can't work on my artfight pieces


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redrawing of the this is beyond science meme but with star trek ocs. in the middle doing the pondering pose is T'Sol, a fair-skinned vulcan with a black bobcut wearing a blue starfleet uniform. to the right is adrian, a fair-skinned human with a brown bobcut and a scar across her nose wearing a red starfleet uniform. to the left is synclair, a tan-skinned human with a brown ponytail wearing a blue starfleet uniform. all of them are sitting inside the command room on plush maroon chairs, with a view of a blue galaxy in the background.a bust of hermes, a centaur oc. they have long white hair with black patches and black horse ears at the top of their head. they're wearing a red headband with ornaments dangling off of it. the ornaments consist of blue orbs attached gold diamond-shapes. they're also wearing a band around their face in the same color, with similar ornaments attached. they have two golden wing-shaped objects rising up above their head behind their ears. they're wearing a blue outfit with red and gold accents. they're facing to the left, lit by light from the left, and are looking directly at the viewer.a bust of eboshi, a human oc. they have fair skin, short platinum blond hair, and red eyes. on top of their forehead is a red mark in the shape of a crescent with the open side at the top, along with a dot in the middle of the crescent. there is a scar-like red mark extending from the bottom of their right eye. they are facing to the right with a small smile on their face.

some artfight attacks for friends (in order: @birdking, renardroi, noeul)


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fullbody reference art of my oc ilya in the cyberpunk 2077 au. there are two images, one on the left and one on the right. the left one is a clothing-less image facing 3/4 to the right showing off his cybernetics and scars. his arms are out to the side and he has a confident, if a bit smug, grin on his face. his long wavy hair is off to the right side, with a side shave on the left side. there are many horizontal scars on his arms, and a few diagonal scars on his torso. the skin on sides and back of his torso and neck have been replaced with a gray synthetic skin, similar to that of a shark. his legs have been replaced with metallic grey legs with cyan blue accents. instead of standing plantigrade, the legs are digitigrade. he also has a removable shark tail that is segmented into 6 parts, made of the same material as his legs with the same cyan blue accents. the tail has dorsal fins, but no pectoral fins. on his neck and beneath his chest, there are sets of 3 cyan cybernetic lines, similar to the gills of a shark. his palms also have a black cybernetic attachment with visible white circuits. the right image is similar to the left image, but the tail has been removed and he is wearing a set of clothes. he has a black tank top and black shorts, both with neon purple accents. on top of the tank top is a white pleather jacket with neon purple accents and two sets of two spikes on the shoulders. on his left leg, there's a belt extending from his shorts that is holding two white rectangular objects.

cyberpunk2077 really said "cybernetics" and "animals gang" without giving any of them tails huh


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how do i tell a guy i like him without telling him i like him

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i left him some oreos kjaslkdfjsdf



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how do i tell a guy i like him without telling him i like him


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fullbody reference drawing of my oc synclair as a netwatch agent from cyberpunk 2077. there are 3 drawings in the image. on the left is a back reference, showing off black cybernetics that replace the upper back and shoulders. an artificial spine runs down the middle of the back and there are various cyan blue tubing snaking along the cybernetics and skin. in the middle is a fullbody piece with synclair facing to the right at a 3/4 angle. he has his right hand on his hip and his left arm off to the side. jaw, lower head, neck, shoulders, and arms have all been replaced by cyan and black cybernetics. his skin from his chest down to his hips have also been replaced, but the cybernetics are the same color as his skin. he's wearing a pair of white dress pants with a black belt and black shoes. his medium-length dark brown hair is up in a ponytail. the tips of his hair grow orange. off to the left is the same fullbody piece as the middle, but synclair is wearing a white dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up to the elbow, an orange tie, and a steel blue vest.

cyberpunk 2077 au design for my oc synclair

he works for netwatch and goes into spooky cyberspace to delete rogue AIs, so the rogue AIs want to delete him too


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