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Free photos alert!

I'm generally planning on moving away from dA at some time in the future but I want to make you aware that all of my photos are now CC0, even if they are marked otherwise (dA mass editing is a pain). If you do use them I'd love seeing what you create!

Any photos from 2018 I also have the RAW and TIFF files for and am willing to provide those on request. Alas all the older stuff was lost in a hard drive fire.

deviantart.com/jaimeskelton/ga

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time!

I'm Jay, though I generally go by Lithium in many online communities. My primary job is not as an artist, but as an editor overseeing two gaming websites.

However I have shifted from hobby to professional digital artist in the past year! I primarily draw animals and nature stuff, illustrative/cartoonish style. I am also dabbling in pixel art.

Also, I'm a hobby photographer, again with a focus on nature! I'll be sharing both here on Mastodon.

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I painted this a couple of weeks ago but I didn't post it here. What better way of dying that falling into Jupiter's south pole?

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Mandala Caracal | Colored Pencil

This piece is one I have been picking at since October/November-ish of 2018.

It has been slow going, but has finally clicked together wonderfully.

The color mix and warmth of this piece hum more in person.

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My Patreon’s got to see this work a week before the rest of the world.
intrested in becoming a Patreon? Check the link before for more information.
www.patreon.com/Ishaway

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Commissions are open! I'm doing full color headshots, full body characters, lineless chibi, and pet commissions! Please read my commission info master post for further details: sta.sh/0265bwgd2h9v

Previous cute sketch has been transformed - into a bleeding heart dove.

(This one lacks a little chest depth I feel, but it is used at a much smaller size so it reads OK.)

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The Lovers: Vya

“The Lovers reversed suggest inner conflicts and being at war with yourself rather than with external forces. It indicates disharmony and a struggle to balance your inner union….To help you out of this place, you will need to focus on articulating your personal belief systems and values.”

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"Over the hawthorn hedge Minty had spotted a large patch of her favourite mint. She knelt down to smell the delicious aroma, nibbled a leaf and then lay right down in it - rolling over and over, until her whole body smelled of mint too."

Minty (G1) - My Little Pony

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Thinking about my drawing process... and spring and fairies and swords

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I'm so overwhelmed by the support and retoots for my red fox from last week. For me, it helps validate that I'm on the right path for the new style I want to achieve and add to my repertoire.

And thank you all, all of you, for being such a wonderful community.

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Restating this for :

You need to create for the job you want. You need to make illustrations if you want to be an Illustrator, you need to make games if you want to make games, you need to make comics if you want to make comics.

Do it with passion! Do it with indulgence! Create these things for yourself! Personal works in your relevant field can be ESSENTIAL for a portfolio!

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