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Now on Patreon!

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 8:59 PM

Time to move that other journal off my profile page, it was getting kind of ugly to look at. Not really a nice thing to see, but it was necessary for a while. Some of you guys know I'm still around, I just don't post my art on here anymore for reasons mentioned in my previous journal. I've fully moved over to Tumblr and I'm loving it there, but I also recently started up a Patreon!



As some of you know I’m currently a 3rd year student in SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology program, a school for people who aspire to be both computer programmers and graphic designers! And as many of you fellow students know, going to university full time and having a job and boyfriend equals not having a lot of time for drawing (which is sad, because I love drawing)

So, I finally took the plunge and created a Patreon page! Your support would help to ease the strain on expenses such as textbooks, tuition, and generally everything school or art related. The money I earn through Patreon would help fund everything plus more; it would allow me to have more time to create even more art for everyone to enjoy! And, of course, you as supporters will be rewarded for your support!

Supporters receive some cool perks like:
  • Early access to my work before it’s posted anywhere else online
  • Access to Patreon exclusive WIPs and sketches
  • Access to high resolution files of my art
  • A limited number of custom art slots, including sketches and full illustrations!
  • Entry to monthly raffles
  • And much more to come!


If you've been missing out on my work simply because I stopped posting here and you don't like Tumblr or the other sites I post on for any reason at all, Patreon is a really good way to see a lot of the work that I generally don't show to the public, such as WIPs and sketches, as well as see higher resolution works! I also have some custom art slots available for as low as $10 c:

Whether you decide to support me on my Patreon or simply help to spread the word around, I’m always grateful and thankful to everyone who has ever liked, reblogged, followed me, or interacted with me and my work; especially so to those who have motivated and inspired me to the point I’m at now!

You can click on the image above or the following link to view my Patreon: www.patreon.com/FallenZephyr

And of course, you can always follow my art blog on Tumblr or my Twitter for more frequent updates and to see the art I no longer post on dA!



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FallenZephyr

Artist | Student | Varied
Canada

If you see ANY of my work from my Tumblr or any of my other sites that has been stolen or uploaded by someone else other than me, PLEASE send me a note and I will deal with the issue personally!

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Keanukingsan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish you didnt leave....i am a fan of your work on here....i know im late on this but i just now found out....-sigh- everything you did was great....i doubt you would be returning....maybe if you read this....it hurts me so that you left Da -sigh- i wont beg you to come back if you...i will leave that up to you.....but i will ask this: what would all your fans think when they find out? if they have a Da account or not....just know this is one writer who will always be one of your fans no matter how much this site throws at you. your dragons gave me inspiration for my Dranter story. if you choose to come back i might write a back story for one of your works. but as i said the choice is all your's....though having you gone from this site saddens me so....just keep in mind that i am your biggest fan....i dont lie about things like that. everything that is in this is the truth and it is said all from the heart. it may sound like im begging but i assure you im not im just asking. i am one guy who will never abandon a comrade even if i dont know anything about them or i know everything about them.
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FallenZephyr Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for your support, though I listed all the reasons why I decided to leave dA; if people don't like that I left then that's tough. No amount of commentary or pleas will ever convince me to return or upload anything on this site again after all the art theft bullshit I've been through.
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Keanukingsan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i see. i guess that is final, but i do ask and i dont expect u to do this but the dragon icons u made with the hearts half on the male side and the other half on the female side. i never use other people's work i dont even upload them unless i give them full permission. i assure u they wont be made public from me. i was wondering if u could send me a few of them....as a friend not as another dA member and you're welcome to the fullest Zephyr. just remember not am i only your biggest fan i can be your friend who wont turn my back on u. ^_^

        P.S only the female dragons like the ones i am going to send in a pm when i figure out how. i only use them for person use and to get inspiration. u dont have to worry of me reuploading them
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FallenZephyr Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Sorry, I put everything into storage for a reason. I don't feel like taking it out or sending things to people I hardly know on the internet.

If you also weren't aware, my name isn't "Zephyr." My correct name is in my signature.
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mew2010 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really understand why you left I agree with everything you said...
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Pandamonium-Chaos Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry to hear that you're leaving, and I fully agree that views and watchers aren't worth the time and effort you put in to create a piece. I would have advised you to sign it in a place where it's impossible to rub off but since you've made the decision to leave...i'll just have to follow you on facebook ^^ ( i'm not a stalker! promise!). I hope you forgive the art thiefs, for the benefit of your health, anger's not good for the body, because no one can help a fool that ignores all and continues to be a fool. It'll be addressed when someone isn't going to tolerate their thieving anymore. I think art theft occurs everywhere though, the 'snip' tool is useful for that sort of thing. It's just a matter of whether or not they're greedy enough to claim it as theirs.
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FallenZephyr Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
A few months late, but thank you! I've actually done very well for myself on Tumblr (much further than I've ever gotten on here) so I don't regret leaving this site at all.

As for the art thieves, I've actually managed to get everything taken down through perseverance. Took dA three months but if they do it again they'll be banned; I just never bothered to update my "farewell" journal with the news.

I will never forgive an art thief because they KNOW what they did is wrong; I kindly ask them to take my stolen work down, give reasons why they should take it down, and give them a chance to take it down before I contact the site admins. Do they ever listen? Maybe 1/10 will, but the other 9/10 won't because they know what they're doing and nothing will change their minds. They simply block me or tell me to "go fuck yourself", and then I'm forced to file multiple reports (and in some cases a DMCA, which are not always addressed either). Allowing an art thief to steal an artist's work is NEVER the right answer; ignoring the issue only compounds it further and makes it seem "ok" to steal art from everyone. Artists these days must be relentless in protecting their work or fear losing out to some asshole who has a complete disregard for the artist (and only cares about the $$$$$$)

My signature/watermark is very difficult to remove without noticing something is "wrong" with the image. Yes, people with a tablet and photoshop skills can attempt to remove it and some will go lengths to try and get rid of it completely, but artists/people with a sharp eye can immediately see where something has been altered. For the past year or so I've been slapping on a signature AND a watermark. Looks ugly but I don't care if it'll deter people from stealing my work.

If I can prevent even just one art theft or put an art thief in their rightful place, then I consider that a victory.
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CodyWolf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I was wondering if you ever wrote anything with the title Run. I was told to read it but can't seem to find it.
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