Ahh yes, The dreaded school. When it comes around we all dread, new teachers, new schedule, some new unfamiliar faces, the MASSIVE amount of homework load, less time on tumblr. Here is another long post with a few sites and others to help you out here!
- Advice on college
- Alternatives to buying expensive textbooks
- AP Cram Packets
- Cheat sheet for becoming an adult
- Dorm room survival
- Free online college classes
- How to survive college masterpost
- cheap & healthy snacks
- chocolate muffin in a mug tutorial
- Coffee recipes to help stay awake
- Every Starbucks drink and pasty FTW
- For the vegans
you bad ass motherfuckers
- macaroni cheese / mac&cheese in a cup
- quick and easy soup recipes
- study snacks
- Study snack
- thousands of quick and easy snack recipes
- Yummy cheesiness!
- 40 on-the-go breakfast recipesHelpful sites:
- Challenge your brain
- Feed the hungry while using your vocabulary
- Free online textbooks
- Grade calculator
- Rape Escape
- Whole page dedicated to studying/organizing
High school needs:
- For Juniors or Seniors With Low Income Families Looking For Scholarships
- How to survive freshman year
Mental health resources:
- a website that is always relevant.
- falling asleep tips
- How long to sleep
- how to talk to and help an anxiety-ridden friend
- how to wake up in the morning
- keep taking your mind off of it
- mental illness recovery tips
- need a motivational speech? i like this one for myself.
- not having a good day? :c
- picking up a hobby can relax you during the school year!!
- seriously just please try to relax ily
- take your mind off of it
- tips on self-love
- when to go to sleep/wake up
- working out is a total stress-buster.
- download free books
- express yourself with make-up
- Hobbies masterpost
- I fucking love to study to this.
- please remember this.
- Sick ass movie list
I have more but, this is a school one so message me for more.
- Sites to help you not get distracted with other sites. (Mac)(PC)
- Various ways to where a scarf
- What’s the fucking weather
- calm/nature sounds
- chill playlist
- coffee shop blues
- coffee shop sounds
- concentration playlist
- study playlist
- 4hours of classical music
- An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms. TO KIND OF HELP)
- bibliography maker
- educational links fucking galore
- my favorite tutoring website
- online ruler
- pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
- Social media citing
- study like a college kid
- Time Management
- Psychology Lectures by a Professor from Yale University
- compliments generator
- how long to nap
- go to a quiet place
- learn more about anxiety.
- panic and anxiety information masterpost
- Relaxation techniques
- Stress Analyst
- the thoughts room
- take a guided relaxation
- yoga poses
- Best place to get help for English
- essay structure guide
- essay writing help
- free microsoft word alternative
- Grammar and spell checker
- Graphic Essay Organizer
- Help on reading/researching
- Make a kick ass essay
- Masterpost of writing software
- microsoft word equivalent
- more essay writing help
- On books you you don’t want to read
- Tip of my tongue
- calculators (includes graphing, geometric, stats etc)
- College/high school Chemistry notes
- math problem solver (2)
- Periodic Table
- This is the math god
- Answers to the textbook
- Beneficial studying tips
- Crash course in any subject with John Green
- Free Educational resources for anyone and everyone
- help in a ton of subjects
- Helps you in any subject
- homework help
- how to google
- how to study, Study guide
- finals survival guide
- improve your studying skills
- Learning Websites Masterpage
- Looking for a word
- make flash cards
- One of the best learning websites
- Tips before/during an exam
- Tips on Exams
- Remember that today’s day in age is different from how it was back then. So don’t stress about school too much.High school students today have the anxiety of what a mental patient in the insane asylum had in the 50s. Here’s also a thing to show how times have changed.
- Prioritize. List what needs to get done first and when. Sometimes getting the bigger/harder tasks is easier than conquering the smaller/easier tasks.
- Set times when certain projects need to be done and stick to that deadline.
- Turn your phone off or give it to your parents while doing work/studying. I know that we live in the age of technology and literally everything is at the touch of our fingertips. Honestly though you can wait on what your favorite celebrity has to say or if your crush liked your instagram photo. You’ll be more involved in that than you are into your work.
- If you have trouble in a certain subject and there is no assigned seating, take advantage of the front. I guarantee you’ll learn more.
- Ask your teacher what exactly you’ll need to know. If you’re taking notes during the year, write in the margins whether or not it will be tested. It will be easier to know what you will be tested on.
- Save your exams. Half the time your teachers use the same questions (or questions similar) from your exams on your midterms or finals.
- Don’t try to do homework straight afterschool if you can’t, despite what everyone says. Give yourself an hour, and try to get some exercise in. I find it stops me getting bored of sitting down. Not to mention helps me concentrate better.
- Don’t just read the material, write it, draw it, recite it, quiz yourself on it! Until you have the material down.
- Join clubs, sports, or organizations! You’re guaranteed to find friends in there. You’ll already have common interests. Start with that and go with the flow.
- College kids: If you don’t have assigned seating, and you have been sitting in the same seat for 2 weeks. That is you assigned seat now. Don’t move or you’ll screw everyone up and they will hate you.
- Color code things, such as your notes.
If you want to see how I color code my notes message me and I’ll be happy to show you.
- Be kind to one another.
I think that about does it. So yeah:)
This is a new iteration, the list has been scrapped for the old ‘reblog and’ post.
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What immediately stands out for me in your work are the delicately rendered faces. There are so many different subtle expressions on the characters you draw, it really brings them to life. Facial variation is another strong point in your art: Each character has a distinct face shape and structure, which helps convey their personality to the viewer. Excellent job.
There’s also a definite mood in each piece, conveyed both through the colours you choose to use (the fact that you’re apparently sometimes using pre-existing palettes only makes this more impressive, to me, since that means you’re catching the mood that those colours give you and very skillfully creating work that exploits that mood) and through the postures of the figures which are the major focus of your work. It never feels like you’re falling back on what’s easy to draw, it seems like you choose the pose and angle that works best for the piece rather than keeping solely to the kind of thing you already draw well. Although you might want to try and stretch yourself even more by choosing more dramatic up- and down-shots. That said You have some very impressive compositions, though you may rely on centering the subject a little too much. Try playing with putting the focus somewhere aside from the center of the composition.
Colour-wise: You work primarily with an almost cell-shaded mode of colouring work, even when using a less stylised mode of drawing. Try breaking up the areas and maybe using a more ‘painterly’ style, I think it would serve you well. What I mean by painterly is try using the tools in your art software more like brushes, and create a richer, more layered look by building up to the colours you want rather than simply filling in areas with blocks of it right off the bat. If you prefer working with cell-shading, I suggest that you still break up the different areas by putting in highlights or deeper patches of shadow.
Very nice work, and it seems as though you’re always striving to learn more and expand your skills. Keep working! I’d love to see where you can go with that kind of drive.
The best of luck in all your endeavours,
You’re a very flexible artist. In your work I see you switching back and forth easily between a detailed, less stylised mode to a few different ways of drawing that are more stylised, and you’re equally skilled in all of them. This will definitely give you more options as you progress, I recommend you go forward with equal attention to your several styles.
Colour usage in your work is very skilled, you transition easily (once again) between various ways of handling colour, and each piece is well-served by the way you choose to work with colour for that specific piece. There’s often a lot of delicacy in the way you handle the middle tones that makes your art quite enjoyable to look at.
The way you render hair is lovely, very delicate and flowing. Great work! The expressions on the faces of the figures you render are often subtle but they’re well-done.
You have very nice, smooth poses. There’s none of the stiffness that sometimes plagues work from those still learning how to understand anatomy on an intuitive level. Occasionally, the proportions are slightly off in a way that’s not derived from your natural distortions (aka ‘style’) but overall you have a solid grasp of anatomy.
The major problems that I see in your anatomy are that you render the neck like a smooth column rather than a complex structure and from time to time you don’t make the skull ‘deep’ enough. A good rule of thumb: The head is usually just about as ‘deep’ from forehead to the back of the skull as the face is long from forehead to chin.
Lovely work and I look forward to seeing how you progress.
The best of luck in all your endeavours,
This is a new iteration, the list has been scrapped for the old ‘reblog and’ post.
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What immediately strikes me when looking at your world is the way it’s so often vivid and lively, both in the way that it’s rendered and in the colours you choose. The subtleties of your tones as you shade between colors make the work beautiful to look at. Line width is varied throughout, making for visual complexity, and you easily move between highly complex and ornate designs and simpler designs, another point of flexibility in your work. Nice texture in both your digital and your traditional work, which leads me to the next point: You seem nearly equally skilled in both types of media, which is rare and will certainly serve you well and make you a more flexible artist.
You have a very approachable style, with fluid poses and well-rendered features. Both humanoids and animalistic characters are rendered with equal care and skill, which is rare considering many artists choose to focus solely on one or the other.
One piece stands out not only because of the high contrast and drama of the lighting/colours, but because there’s an overall tension and energy that’s not much seen in your art. The stance of the character shows a vitality and readiness rather than the restful or leisurely postures you’re prone to. There’s a sense of display in most of your work as opposed to a sense of activity. (This doesn’t hold true for your sketches.Many of your sketches have a far less staid overall feel than your finished work.) This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, or even something that you need to ‘fix’ however if you’re looking for a direction to grow in, you might want to keep this in mind. I also noticed a few attempts to render adult humanoid males that were slightly less than successful…try doing studies from photographs as well as doing work based on your own knowledge of anatomy. This should help you understand how a muscular male body works slightly better than always working from your own imagination.
Incredible, very mature work overall and hopefully we’ll see more of it!
Best of luck in all your endeavours,
And start calling it an environment.
Don’t decide that your work ‘needs a background’ just because your art teacher/followers/friends are always telling you to draw a background. And then to satisfy this ‘need’ for a background, you draw your figure standing against a background that may as well be a backdrop for all that your major focus (the figure) is interacting with it.
Backgrounds recede, environments surround.
Having your figure sitting on something conveniently block-shaped isn’t real interaction, try again.
The space that your figures occupy should be just as important and considered as the design of the figure itself. Consider the following when you’re designing an environment:
-Where would my character likely be found?
-What kind of place matches the mood of the work that I envision in my mind?
-What might my character be doing in this space? Are they passing through, exploring, observing, taking some other action?
-How does my character’s presence affect the environment? Are they leaving footprints, do they bring colour to a dour environment (therefore standing out and affecting the way the harmony of the place works?) Are there other figures and do they notice the focus character?
-How does the environment affect the character? Is she or he looking at something in their surroundings, or are they looking at the ‘camera’? Why are they looking at the ‘camera’?
-Does the environment have an affect on the lighting? In what way? Is this important to the piece?
If you don’t want to draw a background…don’t. Leave it blank. Call it a character study. You don’t always NEED a background…But if you include a background, make it as VITAL as the figure. If you’re stumped, try finding a photograph of a place that you find interesting and simply find a way to translate that into an environment for your figures. And don’t forget that a successful composition will arrange ALL elements (from the focus figure to the various shapes in the environment) in relation to each other. The world around your figure should be part of the work from conception to sketch to final work. Not an afterthought worked in around the figure.
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