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AA - ataraxia
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Published: June 1, 2018
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a·tar·ax·ia | tranquility of mind; absence of mental disturbance. ataraxia (ἀταραξία) is a greek term used by philosophers such as pyrrho and epicurus to describe a lucid state of tranquility, characterized by ongoing freedom from distress and worry.

(or rather: the lack of such, in rayne's case.)


alternatively titled: extra AF 420% because who the fuck uses a skull pipe and wears that much bling goddammit rayne

a long overdue piece for rayne with regards to post-ambition thoughts (will try to elaborate when i get stateside), and a somewhat personal piece with more than a few self-indulgent aspects so i could decompress from academia and other personal stress. as much as i enjoy doing collaborations, i haven't done a piece start to finish completely in a while--so this was quite therapeutic! i start slaving under capitalism next week but i hope to be more active in general :") gotta get that god's favour /wheeze

also amaryllis are deathTM
 i cannot believe 
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FancyHatShop's avatar
this is amazing! I love how you rendered the gold! and that wispy deer is to die for! All of this is so gorgeous I could look at it all day 
gracefulsunshine's avatar
wheeze thanks so much fancy! i'm looking forward to making more pieces have gold aspects, it's just so addicting tbh :iconmilly-fox:
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lydia-sanHobbyist Digital Artist
AAaah so beautiful :iconbegplz:
Sunnyy are you still there? I miss your artsu :glomp:
hope you're doing well~!
gracefulsunshine's avatar
lydia! been a long time, hope you're doing well too :") 

i'm still here, of sorts - academia and work are taking a toll on me but i still want to create art and enjoy it for myself <: 
IcedTeaOverlord's avatar
Good stuff! Hope working doesn't drain too much out of you!
gracefulsunshine's avatar
thanks kindly--good to see you here still!

here's hoping that as well, but only time will tell :iconimsotiredcryplz: 
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laticatStudent Digital Artist
AHHHH THIS IS SOPRETTY SUNS I LOVE THE DETAILS YOU ADDED!!! gilding and flowers hhhh slorps

holds the boy im glad hes-- doing somewhat better since this;;;
gracefulsunshine's avatar
WEEPS A BIT LATE BUT THANK YOU LATI! YOUR COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS SO LOVELY TO READ SCHLORPS U TOO <3 GHSDKFJ I'M GLAD I ADDED THE DETAILS EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE PAINTM GHSDFSKDJFLSDKJF

pats him solemnly, it's going to be a long ride still
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akiestarHobbyist Photographer
I love how clean this is, and the composition is definitely on point. Great job! :D
gracefulsunshine's avatar
thank you kindly! the composition was definitely a struggle to work with, since my canvas was landscape-oriented initially, but i'm glad you enjoyed it! 

it's also been a while since i was able to (over)refine everything to my liking, so i'm happy you noticed that o/
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FrostFeather42Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! I love all the level of detail. Great work!!!
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thanks for your kind words! i'm glad you enjoyed it <:
Neye's avatar
NeyeHobbyist General Artist
This looks so beautiful - I love the ghostly ley elk and the ying yang aesthetics :iconwooowplz: :heart:

Get that God's favour!!! GL :iconsuccesskid2plz: 
gracefulsunshine's avatar
thank you ney! sdgsdgsdgj i didn't realize i was incorporating yin/yang aesthetics until you mentioned it, but i can see it now ghsdfksjdf 

oh boy this isn't going to go well pls take care of my dead body after this is all over :iconimsotiredcryplz:
Neye's avatar
NeyeHobbyist General Artist
I am a big fan of your art and look forward to seeing more //prays to the art gods

NO DYING THOUGH, NOT ALLOWED--- though I am sure I could find use for your dead body
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myrya2002Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice art^^
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UsakanHobbyist Digital Artist
bless those flowers and that background ley elk <3
also just have to star at the spooky hand :eyes:

reading your description, I can just imagine some heavy metal playing in the background while looking at rayne's calm face and title it 'wake me up inside'
gracefulsunshine's avatar
my penchant for disembodied, questionably consensual roaming hands continues whoops

bless you for supplying the quality commentary usa <3 but "wake me up inside" is such a mood for him (especially while vaping)
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acvergStudent Digital Artist
SUN IT LOOKS SO GOOD!!!!!!! i love the colors and composition so much, the gold adds a really nice touch!!!
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