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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 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
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 
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
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-san Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAaah so beautiful :iconbegplz:
Sunnyy are you still there? I miss your artsu :glomp:
hope you're doing well~!
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
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 <: 
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IcedTeaOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Good stuff! Hope working doesn't drain too much out of you!
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
thanks kindly--good to see you here still!

here's hoping that as well, but only time will tell :iconimsotiredcryplz: 
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laticat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Student 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;;;
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
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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Aireliz14 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Amazing
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
thank you!
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akiestar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how clean this is, and the composition is definitely on point. Great job! :D
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
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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FrostFeather42 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! I love all the level of detail. Great work!!!
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
thanks for your kind words! i'm glad you enjoyed it <:
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JackieVanDynamite Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Wow cool
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
thank you!
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Neye Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist 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: 
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
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:
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Neye Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist 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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myrya2002 Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice art^^
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
thank you!
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Usakan Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist 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'
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
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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acverg Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Student 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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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
WEEPS THANK YOU AMMY! :iconheshipthemsohardplz: i'm rlly happy with how this turned out and i'm glad you like the gold and the colours! <3333
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