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im not your buddy, friend

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 5, 2016, 6:02 PM
Look.

Just because you follow someone doesn't automatically mean you're their friend.

They might be acquainted with you, converse with you, etc., and I think I can speak for any creator that they appreciate their followers, but admiration for someone's work is not a substitute for human interaction which cultures a relationship.

It is completely one-sided and to a degree dehumanizes the artist or person being followed. They get no say in the matter, and you can't expect someone with even just 200 watchers to recognize or personally know every single one of them.

You can be someone's fan without being their personal friend. You can be someone's friend without following their work. You can sometimes be both. But, you alone do not get to decide whether or not you are friends. I am not going to befriend every one of my followers and not every one of them would even WANT to be my friend. There are many aspects of my life that they have no deal knowing about. I have boundaries and need space.

Relationships come from interacting with a person and developing mutual understandings. They cannot be forced. Forcing them is probably one of the biggest turnoffs you can present.

If you want to be friends with someone, it should be because there's some type of affinity and chemistry with their personality, not because you like them as an artist. Artists are only human. Do not put them up on a pedestal, they are not worth more as a human being than any other person. I don't want people to worship me or give me effusive praise. I still like appreciation for my work, but still treat me like a normal person. Artists are not gods.

(Danny from Game Grumps actually had a really good discourse on this topic, please watch this clip at 10:10 if you're curious)

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Zedrin

Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
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Don't ask me for contests or to RP. Yer gonna have a bad time.

Also don't ask if you can ask a question--just ask the question!


I predominately go by Zedrin. I am a flash animator, the head animator behind SFS, a digital artist, and an engineer. I'm not very chatty but don't be afraid to ask me things, especially for technical help.

Just don't leave a comment that's essentially just 'hi' 'sup.' Make sure you've actually got something to say.

Currently a resident of Arizona, and an engineering graduate out of ASU.

If you like my art and characters, consider supporting me on Patreon!

Some FAQ stuff:

:bulletred: Do you RP?/Can we RP?
:bulletgreen: no

:bulletred: Can I use your artwork in my site/post/Facebook/Youtube video?
:bulletgreen: Certainly! Just provide some link back to the original piece, such as in the description. I'd recommend using the fav.me (example provided) shortlink on the right hand side of any deviation. (Just copying the raw URL sometimes redirects to your own inbox instead)
If you're posting it to tumblr, as before I don't mind as long as you provide citation (either in the description or through Tumblr's source option), but you may find it easier to just reblog from my art blog: zedart.tumblr.com/

:bulletred: Can I vector your work?
:bulletgreen: To make sure you know what it means to vector something, please look at my infographic first: fav.me/d686h1r
I'm fine with people vectoring my works as long as it's not resold and is appropriately cited.

:bulletred: Can I publish a trace or make a base of your work?
:bulletgreen: I am fine with people using my art as a reference, such as using it to compare their own art or poses, and publishing their own works referenced around mine (and there's nothing I could legally do even if I wasn't). However you may not trace my art, nor make bases of my art.

:bulletred: Do you have a Tumblr?
:bulletgreen: If you just want my art, my art blog is zedart.tumblr.com/ If you want my shenanigans and doodles, my mod blog is zedrin-maybe.tumblr.com/
Oh, and my nsfw is zedrin-butts.tumblr.com/

:bulletred: Do you take requests?
:bulletgreen: If you follow my blog I sometimes take generic sketch requests, especially of my own characters. Otherwise I have commissions open.

:bulletred: Hi, I'm working on a big animation project, can you help me with it?
:bulletgreen: No.

:bulletred: But it'll make you super fam-
:bulletgreen: No. It won't.

:bulletred: There may be payment involved!
:bulletgreen: You can commission me if it's only a few seconds long, but you'd need to inquire for more. Animation is expensive.

:bulletred: PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE JUST DO MY ANIMATION
:bulletgreen: This question is in this FAQ because there are people who literally resort to begging like this.

:bulletred: What's your Steam/Skype?
:bulletgreen: I no longer give those out. If you want em, you'll have to get to know me instead. :v

:bulletred: What software do you use?
:bulletgreen: I use Flash CS6, Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, After Effects CS6, and am familiar with Blender. I also use programs like Audition, Audacity, and Premier.

:bulletred: Can you teach me flash/how to draw?
:bulletgreen: Ask me questions on this stuff! I can't teach people one on one, but I'm always willing to answer questions on drawing and animation.
I also frequently do recordings of my speedpaintings, all posted to my Youtube. They may offer some insight to my methods, and I answer any questions about my process.

:bulletred: I'm unwatching you because I don't like what you draw
:bulletgreen: k.

:bulletred: I've got a contest! All you have to do is draw my OC!
:bulletgreen: I'm going to make fun of you. Not because you're hosting a contest but because you're spamming my page with it.
Interests

I'll be posting patreon sketch requests to my scraps page from now on, btw 

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:iconkarkcatt:
Karkcatt Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
O, hui there! I like ur animations, their cute and stuff. Btw do u take commissions or Request or both?

(Just curious)
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Aye, I have commissions :V
zedrin-maybe.tumblr.com/post/1…
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:iconkarkcatt:
Karkcatt Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
Oh, ty. I may but it soon but love ur animations btw. =P
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:iconkarkcatt:
Karkcatt Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
I mean *buy
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Filmographer
i don't care
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NickMaster64 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
oh come on dude im trying to be a nice guy for you i deserve respect goddammit :hmph: 
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Filmographer
You keep leaving weird comments to try and get on my good side and it's only that much more off putting, if not stalker-ish. It's obnoxious, and if you're expecting me to give you something in return for you being a nice guy then you have ulterior motives and aren't being nice at all, you're being nice only so long as you expect to get something out of it.

You can't draw a new character and expect someone to be invested in it if they're not invested in you as an artist or person in the first place, and considering our past exchanges (remember the big discussion I had to have with you that you haven't been heeding?) I'm not likely to be invested in you as a person in the first place.

Them's the breaks. If you want to get noticed for your art, you need to practice and work at it and draw over and over. Attention will come after you've put in the work.
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Kimbaexmend Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  New Deviant
Your character Pivot is awesome
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional Filmographer
thank
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:iconkimbaexmend:
Kimbaexmend Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  New Deviant
Can you make Pivot cosplaying as Aeris/Aerith?
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional Filmographer
no
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:iconjordanmcfighter:
JordanMcFIghter Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
do you mind if i ad your character "pivot" in my series The New York Avenue?
just as a cameo?
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
sure
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:iconventhizonxa:
Venthizonxa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So, I see you don't like FNAF and MLP, either? Just asking.
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