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zylphide
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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


zylphide
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so flight rising staff just took a chinese fu dog (which is a lion), slapped some horns and wings on it, and called it a dragon?

ok


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digital fullbody art of my oc, llyrweyn, as a vinetooth from the mmorpg guild wars 2. he's facing to the right, viewed side-on. vinetooth are quadrupedal, drake-like creatures made of bark instead of flesh. their head has 3-4 pairs of long, thin horns that curve outward, then inward. they have 3-4 pairs of wing-like protrusions on their back, with the ones near the head being the largest. their front feet have 3 fingers and a thumb, while their back feet have 3 toes. the front limbs are decorated with wing-like bark extensions and the shoulders also have similarly-shaped protrusions growing out. their tail is long and flexible, with a spear-tip-shaped club at the very end. instead of being brown with hints of green and red like a regular vinetooth, llyrweyn's coloring is dark grey and dark blue with glowing gold accents.

i was in a guild wars 2 mood and i drew my sylvari guardian who turned into a vinetooth during the first expansion


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anyone doing artfight this year? gotta ask before the site goes down near the start date lmao


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digital portrait of a ridgeback dragon from flight rising. the dragon is facing to the left in profile view and snarling. her scales are orange to dark red, in a python-snake-like pattern. her spines, horns, and belly scales are whitish-silver. she is also wearing a pink rose with pink and teal tassels attached to it on the side of her head, near the first set of horns. she has primal fire eyes, which are the main sources of lighting for the piece. most of the piece is in dark purple shadow, with the area around her head lit up by yellow-orange light from her fire primal eyes.

commission for @kingtulip of his primal ridgeback πŸ‘€


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a monochrome digital art bust of a veilspun dragon from flight rising. their genes are shell, web, and diaphanous. they're facing to the left and looking at the viewer, but their body is implied to be facing to the right based on how their neck is twisting. their neck mane is flowing towards the lower left hand side and curling towards the right. the entire piece is done in a desaturated maroon color.

sample offering for july's icepop's foddart for flight rising


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photo of a holographic pokemon card featuring a rayquaza. it's the secret rare rayquaza card from the celestial storms set, which shows a rayquaza in a resting pose with its arms open, looking at the player. instead of being colored like a regular rayquaza, this rayquaza is rainbow colored.

i am now the proud owner of one (1) fake Gayquaza card 🌈

(look, this card costs $100-300 on ebay because it's a secret rare and also because pokemon scalpers so no i'm not buying the real one)


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my phd candidacy qualifying exams are tomorrow (and thursday and friday)

i have to get up at 7:30 so i can take these 3 hr long exams at 8:45

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i'm free babey



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my phd candidacy qualifying exams are tomorrow (and thursday and friday)

i have to get up at 7:30 so i can take these 3 hr long exams at 8:45


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waist up digital portrait of my oc ilya. ilya has fair skin, purple eyes, long wavy dark brown hair in a side shave parted on the right, and a lot of piercings on his face. he has two lip rings on the left side of his bottom lip, a stud under the center of his bottom lip, a nose ring around his left nostril, two two studs on under his left eyebrow, and a whole bunch of rings and studs on his left ear. he's facing slightly to the right while looking to the left. he's shirtless, showing off his various tattoos and a scar across his chest. there's whole-arm sleeve tattoo of a shark on his left arm, a shark jawbone tattoo and a celtic knot tattoo on his right arm, a mako shark skull tattoo across his right pectoral, a holly leaves and fruit tattoo on his left side, and a fish skeleton with hollies tattoo on his upper right side. the scar across his right pectoral is composed of 3 left-to-right diagonal slashes and one right-to-left diagonal slashes.

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waist-up full-frontal digital portrait of my oc lysandros. he has dark skin, light blue eyes, and dark blue hair that's bright blue at the tips. his hair is pretty short with an undercut, but the undercut is more prominent on the right-hand side because his hair is parted to the left. he's shirtless but wearing these dark blue arm sleeve things that are connected to each other with a strip across his chest.

portrait of my oc lysandros

i usually don't draw masculine characters so i'm pretty proud of this one


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shakes fist at pokemon card scalpers

i just want to buy some holographic rayquaza cards!!!!


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got the materials for my phd candidacy qualifying exams and uh

the molecular biology dude really handed us a 33pg long paper huh

also they made it harder for everyone because it's online and they can't take away our papers, but like... how much harder could it get it's already a 3 hour exam based on knowing the papers completely


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digital fullbody art of my oc cecil. they have knee-length wavy ash brown hair and spring green eyes. their scelera are black instead of white and there are two black, vertical scar-like indents over their eyes. their arms are cybernetically enhanced and have black indents that look like circuits. they're wearing a black sleeveless shirt with a triangle-shaped cutout at the chest, a pair of olive green pants, and black armor-like boots. they're also wearing two black harnesses: one that wraps around their thighs and waist and another that wraps around their shoulders and neck. they're standing, facing to the 3/4 to the right. in their left hand is a katana with a grey and spring green scabbard, a gray and purple hilt, and a spring green tassel.digital fullbody of my oc cecil, wearing the same outfit as the previous picture. they're in a mid-jump pose but their arms are

mantis blades are the only good thing that came out of cyberpunk 2077


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digital full-body art of a deity oc named yasha. yasha has tan skin, long platinum blonde hair, and with two dark, greyish-purple horns that curve upwards and backwards. instead of having legs, they have many tentacles that spiral around each other, staring at the hips. the tentacles are periwinkle where they meet the torso, changing to pink and then yellow. they glow softly at the very tips. they also have two sets of semi-transparent wings that fade from periwinkle at the edges to pink to a glowing yellow color near their body. another set of wing-like feathers with the same color scheme are attached to their ears. they're not wearing any clothes, but they have these gold bands with inscriptions around their neck and wrists. three diamond-shaped gems are embedded in their chest, with the middle one being the biggest and two at the sides being smaller but of the same size. their eyes are the same color as their wings, but the skin around their eyes has two vertical scar-like lines painted in the same color as their horns.digital full-body in a chibi style of an oc doing a shrug with their eyes closed while a wispy spirit looking thing emerges from their back. the oc has jaw-length light blue hair with two hair clips. they're wearing greyish-bluish metal armor with dark blue accents and light yellow sigils. the wispy spirit is yasha holding up both fists and grinning almost evilly. their fists have silver brass knuckles on them.

i was watching this anime on netflix and there was this evil pope man who, when questioned about his use of violence in spite of his faith, straight up busted out some brass knuckles and said "i'm not doing anything, it's god, he guides my fists"

it was honestly the funniest fucking thing so now i have an oc who's supposedly a pacifist because of their faith but beats up people with brass knuckles and says it's god's will

except it's literally god's will because they're getting possessed

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@3ye-kand1 commented on this post:
what anime was it
asking for a friend

it was yasuke on netflix but tbh.... it's.... not that good.... a 4/10 or 5/10 for me



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digital full-body art of a deity oc named yasha. yasha has tan skin, long platinum blonde hair, and with two dark, greyish-purple horns that curve upwards and backwards. instead of having legs, they have many tentacles that spiral around each other, staring at the hips. the tentacles are periwinkle where they meet the torso, changing to pink and then yellow. they glow softly at the very tips. they also have two sets of semi-transparent wings that fade from periwinkle at the edges to pink to a glowing yellow color near their body. another set of wing-like feathers with the same color scheme are attached to their ears. they're not wearing any clothes, but they have these gold bands with inscriptions around their neck and wrists. three diamond-shaped gems are embedded in their chest, with the middle one being the biggest and two at the sides being smaller but of the same size. their eyes are the same color as their wings, but the skin around their eyes has two vertical scar-like lines painted in the same color as their horns.digital full-body in a chibi style of an oc doing a shrug with their eyes closed while a wispy spirit looking thing emerges from their back. the oc has jaw-length light blue hair with two hair clips. they're wearing greyish-bluish metal armor with dark blue accents and light yellow sigils. the wispy spirit is yasha holding up both fists and grinning almost evilly. their fists have silver brass knuckles on them.

i was watching this anime on netflix and there was this evil pope man who, when questioned about his use of violence in spite of his faith, straight up busted out some brass knuckles and said "i'm not doing anything, it's god, he guides my fists"

it was honestly the funniest fucking thing so now i have an oc who's supposedly a pacifist because of their faith but beats up people with brass knuckles and says it's god's will

except it's literally god's will because they're getting possessed


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sideways photo of the golden thread tarot deck, which has a matte plastic background and metallic gold lettering/pictures. this photo shows off a few cards of the major arcana, namely the fool, the hierophant, and the empress
photo of the golden thread tarot deck, which has a matte plastic background and metallic gold lettering/pictures. this photo shows off quite a few cards of the major arcana, including the empress, strength, the hermit, the magician, the high priestess, and the chariot.

they're here owo


zylphide
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finals are done

i'm free!!!


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photo of a pink bacterial streak on a petri plate
photo of two petri plates, one with a pink bacterial streak and one with a yellow-ish white-ish bacterial streak. both plates have fungus growing above the bacterial streaks

hehe bacterial transformation successful

i shoved a plasmid (a piece of circular DNA) inside my bacteria and forced it to express a red fluorescent protein (original color is on the right, the whitish color)


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image of the spongebob meme of spongebob taking out his wallet and spongebob looking confused and disgusted. top (spongebob taking out wallet) says: me ready to spend $47 on a super pretty tarot deck. bottom (spongebob looking confused and disgusted): when they want to charge me $6.50 to ship a tiny deck of cards in a tiny cardboard box

bruh

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@naiad commented on this post:
Not that shipping isn't ridiculous but I've been using my local post office a lot and it seems like their minimum price for a "large envelope" is around $3-4 and then they add more onto the price up to a certain weight. So if they do anything extra like buy any kind of bubblewrap or cardboard wrapping + the price of the envelope I can see how it would actually be around that much? I think a lot of people take a cut on their item listing to list shipping as cheaper tbh Idk how ups or fexex price things though

i mean, like i don't mind having to pay extra to cover the costs of shipping, especially since this is an indie place, but human brains are Dumb and if i see "$53 free shipping" i'm like 😊 and if i see "$47 + $6.50 shipping" i'm like 😒

also it's just Weird because nail polish companies will also charge me ~$6 in shipping, but they're straight up shipping flammable materials in glass bottles. they also offer free shipping at ~$50-75, while this place is like "free shipping at $100 😊"



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image of the spongebob meme of spongebob taking out his wallet and spongebob looking confused and disgusted. top (spongebob taking out wallet) says: me ready to spend $47 on a super pretty tarot deck. bottom (spongebob looking confused and disgusted): when they want to charge me $6.50 to ship a tiny deck of cards in a tiny cardboard box

bruh

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@idioticsilverware commented on this post:
i got my tarot cards for 20 dollars and they're so pretty.....

oh, there are definitely gorgeous sets for ~$20 (shoutouts to the modern witch tarot), but the one i want just happens to be $47 + $6.50 shipping rip

they're matte black with gold foil illustrations, made of recycled plastic so they're easier to shuffle/won't crease



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image of the spongebob meme of spongebob taking out his wallet and spongebob looking confused and disgusted. top (spongebob taking out wallet) says: me ready to spend $47 on a super pretty tarot deck. bottom (spongebob looking confused and disgusted): when they want to charge me $6.50 to ship a tiny deck of cards in a tiny cardboard box

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photo of a haworthia cooperi with a flower stalk on a pinkish background. the flowers are small and white and in a trumpet or squid-like shape.
photo of a gastoria with a long, leaning flower stalk on some stone and brick steps. the flowers are orange-pinkish and shaped like a long pill. there's an agave and two other plants in the background.

some of my succulents started flowering :o


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