Abandon Ambition (aka Zelaphas)

Abandon Ambition (aka Zelaphas)

Creating fierce animals, wise beasts, and indulgent doodles

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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 watch me create

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. Two bucks a month might be small cash for you but it goes a LONG way for me, so if you join my Tip Jar tier you'll hear directly from me how grateful I am (and get to see all the art I create as a result, too!).

Oh, by the way... 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. I can't thank you enough.

Learn more about me & my creations

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.
  • Watch me on Twitch: I stream both traditional and digital art, and sometimes stream my gaming, and hope to stream my adventures exploring Europe once travel opens again.
Thank you for your support of my creations and explorations!

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