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Daphne Sketch :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 10 0 Insert creative title. :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 6 0 Face Sketch :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 10 0 Ivy WIP :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 6 0 Nymph WIP :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 5 0
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Moth WIP2 :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 5 0
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Moth WIP :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 10 0
Scars :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 14 2
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Dahlia :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 4 3
Girl with horns WIP :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 3 0 Graphite WIP :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 3 0 Sorceress WIP :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 9 0 Sketches :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 6 0 Buddha WIP :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 2 2 Watercolor practice 2 :iconzelphiegray:ZelphieGray 3 2


Sheet 5 :iconaj-h:AJ-H 18 4 Request 36 :iconaj-h:AJ-H 23 5 Harpy :iconaj-h:AJ-H 39 14 OC : Victoria :iconsnowflower02:snowflower02 12 0 Steps : Tresja :iconcaterpillar96:caterpillar96 37 36 the Fairy of the Swamp :iconcaterpillar96:caterpillar96 88 91 the Arum Lady :iconcaterpillar96:caterpillar96 53 69 Time series : Evening in the moonlight :iconhenriqueandrade:henriqueandrade 31 6 Time series : Sunsets :iconhenriqueandrade:henriqueandrade 27 10 Time series : Woman in a trance :iconhenriqueandrade:henriqueandrade 74 15 Time series: Fantastic World :iconhenriqueandrade:henriqueandrade 25 3 Love Story :icondar-chan:Dar-chan 163 10
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Aruna's Shalobaal - CG Sketch :icondar-chan:Dar-chan 26 3
Fashion Illustration: Giambattista Valli #1 :icondar-chan:Dar-chan 23 2 Fashion Illustration: Dolce and Gabbana #1 :icondar-chan:Dar-chan 23 0 Fashion Illustration: Red Lips :icondar-chan:Dar-chan 58 7




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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Thank you for visiting my page!

Llamas will always be returned as soon as I see it.

I hope you like some of my works! :')

LITTLE UPDATE: Hello guys <3. I'm super busy recently, but I try to post some sketches at least :). Please visit my instagram if you want to see new drawings right away!


Hello there!

My (really) old journal posts seem rather sad, so I thought I might give a little update on my situation. It is rather funny to read them, situation back then was kind of desperate. I made plans of applying for costume design (and at that time I didnt even know what Uni I would apply for) because I had the feeling, it would be the right thing..that it would fill me with joy. What can I say..I applied for one Uni only (which was, as I noticed later on, very risky xD) and I made it! I'm studying costume design since september and am now in my second (almost third) semester. It is amazing! I mean, you really have to put a LOT of effort and time into it but the things I learn..the things I am able and allowed to try out are so informative and helpful (and a lot of fun). I am still constantly struggling with myself..always trying to make things better (which is not always a good thing, it can be so stressful for the mind) but I'll get there. I'm currently working on a costume for a museum and it is a pretty big thing for a second semester to do I is challenging but very exciting.

When I started my study, my family and friends got curious about it (in the end, it IS a rather uncommon study, especially in germany) and the oh so wonderful question (that all artists of some sort fear) came up:"are you going to be able to make a living with it?" I mean, first of all, I'm only in my second semester, who knows what will happen! Chances of getting a job are quite low and if you're lucky enough to find something, the payment isn't too great (especially since it is a very very time consuming job). Sounds appealing, doesnt it? No, but really..I have always been that kind of person, that is trying to strive for fulfillment in me it is the most important thing to find things you enjoy doing and costume design is definitely one of it. I also believe that everything will work out somehow. I really noticed, that (despite the struggles I have with myself), I'm a rather optimistic person. I mean..not so long ago I was scared I would not find a place to study but it worked out..before that I was scared I would not be able to find a work while waiting for the study to begin..but it, again, worked out. All these wishes that I had, have somehow found a way to reality and to me, that is so fascinating. It is all a matter of perspective. Now you're here, who knows where you'll be tomorrow!

Going to bed now (it is 3 am :D) but I kinda felt like writing that down.

Good night everyone!
  • Listening to: BMTH - Doomed
  • Drinking: Water
Yes, I am still here!

I don't have access to my  computer at the moment, but as I am being quite motivated, I felt like letting you guys know, that in 2015 I will be posting more regularly. I wish I could say, that the reason for my inactivity was too little time, but it was more of a general depressive phase where I did not feel like doing anything. This year was so unproductive, it hurts. I've never stopped drawing at all but I didn't feel that anything I drew was worth mentioning, not even drawings I posted here nontheless.
Even though the rejection from that one university I applied to, made me very upset and left me with no clue of what to do with my life, I realized that it wasn't meant to be. I do not say that to calm myself or as an excuse, but because  that subject I applied to, wasn't even what I really wished for. I just couldn't see it at that moment.

As I probably mentioned already, my employer once told me "the worst thing you can do as a traditional artist is, to apply for graphics design".
And he was right. I am currently working in a design agency and, even though it's quite nice, I am heavily restricted regarding own creativity. So...I was searching..and searching, for something I could imagine to be a good thing for me and the idea I have at the moment is, to apply for costume design. I am mostly drawing figures, I always loved costumes/theatre and I am interested in history. I wasted way too much time..but I hope things get rolling in 2015.
Well, to keep it short (hah..), I am very motivated but scared. But enough of that, 2015 can only get better!

I wish you all a wonderful start in 2015 and hope you'll have a great time today!

And thank you for the birthday wishes :)


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PyroGeekArt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the lama! :) I returned the faver. Have an awesome day!:)
Yukio1st Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Student Artist
Thanks for the llama~
gala-ry Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Happy birthday Zhelphie! Party 
ZelphieGray Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow, thank you :)!
Yoko-nii Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Hallo Zhelphie! 
Wie läufts bei dir so? c: Ich hoffe wir hören bald wieder ein bisschen was von dir :heart:
ZelphieGray Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hallo du <3.
Es läuft ganz okayy, privat viel los im Moment aber die FH hat mich zur Prüfung im Mai eingeladen! Bin total aufgeregt..! Wenn ich die Mappe wieder habe, versuche ich, hier einige Sachen hoch zu laden :). Wird ja mal wieder Zeit..hehe. Bin fleißig dabei und habe jetzt endlich eine gute Kamera, falls mein Scanner wieder nicht geht xD.
Yoko-nii Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Ohje, hoffe das wird wieder!
Klingt doch super! Das packst du sicher! :heart: c:

Ich freue mich schon wieder Zeichnungen von dir zu sehen! c:
qxrubes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Tag a quality deviant, You’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them! Heart
qxrubes Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Frohe Weihnachten meine Liebe ! :huggle:
bald ist auch dein Geburtstag ! :heart:
SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stamp - Happy Birthday [blue] by ShiStock I know it's to soon but I'll be offline Aww
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