Abandon Ambition (aka Zelaphas)

is creating an aimless art project

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Consider this my tip jar! You'll have my sincere thanks and the knowledge that your tips support my software subscriptions (like Dropbox and Photoshop) and the creation of my art.

Want to get two months free? Choose the annual subscription with 16% off (or two FREE months!) and you'll unlock a whole upcoming year of art, plus all my past diaries, journey tips and more, for a flat $20.

All patrons also get an invite to my private Telegram chat where you'll get direct access to me for questions or conversation, and you'll see snapshots of what I'm working on before anyone else.
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About Abandon Ambition (aka Zelaphas)

It's an aimless art project

Hi, I'm Dana. You may remember me as "Zelaphas" but I recently rebranded under "Abandon Ambition." I draw animals, mythical beasts and fantasy creatures, and have a great fondness for anthropomorphic forms. I'm from Chicago, but spent ~3 years living in New Zealand, about a year in Australia, and now find myself in France. On my Patreon, I share my art and how I create it, and stories about my life and travels, too.

Toss a coin in my hat, and unlock my journey...

Starting in 2021, I picked up new full-time work which has meant my previous rewards tiers (notably, my "ink card" rewards) are now closed, and only my $2 "Tip Jar" tier remains. You can learn more in this public entry I wrote here.

My $2 Tip Jar reward is a pretty cool thing, though: I'm spending 2021 focusing on improving my art (by studying anatomy, making better backgrounds and experimenting in new mediums), and expanding my audience. By joining my Patreon as a tipper, you'll get...
  • earlier access to my art
  • an invitation to my private Telegram chat (named the Wandering Wolf Waystation by my patrons!)
  • access to years of previous art, tutorials, travel diaries and more!

Now, when you get an annual subscription as a tipper, you get 2 months free, meaning your whole year is just a flat 20 bucks. Your support directly funds my work by helping me purchase software like Photoshop or tools like my inking supplies; Getting a whole year not only unlocks all my past posts since 2016 to today, but a whole year of posts to come, and helps funds the creation of art you already enjoy. That's a lot of power behind just $20!

Learn more about the journey I'm on

I'm looking forward to having you join my journey for the whole year to come! But if you're still unsure about joining, here's some other great ways of getting to know me and what I do:
  • Join my public Telegram chat: It's a very active chat with fans, friends, and fellow artists, sharing our creations, adventures, and even jokes and memes. It's been a godsend during the pandemic to have an active group of wonderful people to chat with.
  • Follow me on Twitter: This is my most active social media account. I regularly share completed art pieces here, both past and present, and the occasional WIP to tease what my patrons regularly enjoy.
  • Watch me on Twitch: I stream both traditional and digital art, and sometimes stream my gaming (typically World of Warcraft), and hope to stream my adventures exploring Europe once travel opens again.
Thank you for your support on this journey of mine! I'll see you on the road, with my satchel full of inks and travel gear, ready for the next adventure..

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