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Perspicacity
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Published: April 22, 2016
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EDIT | JULY 04, 2016 | everything's written up now! 

slightly bummed that i missed 4/20 blaze it day but dusts account...! will write more later when i'm not getting shafted by my quantum homework :iconseagullfaceplz:

tl;dr one of the pieces that i've been working on for my physics/art class! this is what my physics degree is going to lmao

also a bit of a remake for perspicuity, though it's another part of the story: 
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per·spi·cac·i·tythe quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness.

"There is a dragon that protects their underwater kingdom, they say: above the nurturing waters and into the harsh rays of sunlight and the unmuted sensations of sound and smell."

while i've wanted to make another piece to catalogue my thoughts since i drew perspicuity, and now seemed like a good time, i'm also writing this for myself to look back upon in the future, so please bear with me :")

perspicuity/perspicacity and the original story behind them in general have been an incredibly personal project for me, because i drew perspicuity in the midst of being scared about the vast uncertainty of my future undergraduate career, right before i started my freshman year at my university. this piece, perspicacity, was completed in the midst of the later half of my sophomore year, so it's been quite a while between the two pieces, and i've been able to reflect on my choices and decisions about my future since then.

i dreamt of clarity back then - i dreamed of knowing where i was going with my life and career with more certainty than i had previously, and being able to find a lifelong dream that i could follow - and i still dream of that same clarity. i haven't found a dream or a goal that i'd pursue for a lifetime (my then-SO asked me what i aspired to do, and it was a wake up call that i couldn't answer him).

i still haven't figured out what i want to do with my life other than ensure that i am financially independent and stable with my future career. i'm still stumbling around blindly. i still don't know what lifelong aspirations i'd like to pursue, but i've come to terms with that a bit more now. i'm not sure if that's ideal, but for now, i'm trying to take my undergraduate career one step at a time.
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AVtheCreeper's avatar
AVtheCreeper|Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond gorgeous...
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late, but thank you so much for the kind words! :")
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AVtheCreeper|Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime :D
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7th-Child|Hobbyist General Artist
I liek it! C:
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///V/// late, but thank you!
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:D :heart:
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lydia-san|Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been a while since I checked your gallery and it's still so beautiful... this piece is marvelous asdfghjkl I'm freaking out here
Ooohh you're always the best senpai~! :D hehe keep going and ganbatte! :D Hope you find your answers soon :D
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lydia! :iconnashablushplz: hfhhghhhh omg no there's no need to freak out plssss i cringing at a few mistakes here but cries i'm glad to know that you like it! o/ still gotta struggle through academia more though riprip
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lydia-san|Hobbyist Digital Artist
asdfghjkl best of luck for you Senpai!!
all you have to do is SURVIVE *gives you a bag of potions*
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Nerdroditie's avatar
This is so beautiful. I love all the animals and well, they look so ethereal. 
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incredibly late, but thank you kindly! ethereality was what i was going for so i'm glad it was able to show :")
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Eif-ka|Hobbyist General Artist
it's very nice!! :D
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ahhh thanks kindly! ; w ;
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ShadowMusic10|Student Digital Artist
this is beautiful
((cries
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omg don't cry :iconocryplz:
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ShadowMusic10|Student Digital Artist
But i am crying
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IcedTeaOverlord's avatar
So happy to see your new work!
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it's great to hear from you again - i hope to be posting a bit more in the coming months! 
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Excited to hear! 
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Absolutely gorgeous :heart:
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sCREAMSMSMSM MAKMKTOOTOTOOOO OO OO OO OOOoo oo o :iconmilkballplz:
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Wow this drawing is so BEAUTIFUL!!! It's so original I mean there are a lot of those but this is just spectacular! And also for me it kinda symbolizes how the universe is so big and how life is so big the math equations symbolizes how we have to simple everything or put things in our own perspective so we can understand these things and the animals symbolize for me is life and how we are all running to try and find what is out there just to run in circles but still finding answers Anyways I have more Two things I would like to add in One I also thought of the Chinese New Year story where all the animals are racing to get to the finish line was I the only one who thought that? Or just me? and Two why did you put math equations and what exactly inspired you to draw this? What does it symbolize to you? ^_^
( Just saying I love how my comment got so deep and then I finished it with some horrible question and another thing it looked like to me XDDD Oh wow sorry Sweating a little... anyways thanks for reading my comment! :D )
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