college of one

maliciousunicorn  asked:

hi ik you get a lot of questions but i was wondering!! since u didnt go to college and all. anyway i want to go to an art college but all the good ones are private, therefore hella expensive, and im afraid if i dont go to college ill just not have that incentive to move forward in life since im bad at motivating myself. Any advice?

Well I mean, if you still want to study animation and it’s truly what you want, then you’ll still try to find ways to educate yourself! Staying motivated by yourself is very hard, I know. I spent around three years in a rather sullen, depressing time doing a lot of things by myself, and I was certain it wouldn’t amount to anything. I knew that I wanted some structure in my life to keep myself on track, so I sought out workshops and online classes when I could. There’s tons of options online, and a few of my goals for each year were to work on a new project to add to my portfolio to share at conventions. 

The solo way is kinda lonely, and can be emotionally draining at times, but if you’re willing to kick yourself in the pants a lot you still have as good a chance as anybody. I’d probably ask for advice from an artist you like who did go to art school to hear what they have to say too. What I envy most from those guys is that they got to learn together and make friends with other cool artists while they were in school. So if you’re more into a group learning environment, you can still look into smaller, less expensive schools. 

My motto is “it’s doesn’t not about what tools you use, it’s what you do with the tools.” Basically, it doesn’t matter what school you go to or what fancy software you have to make your work. What matters is what you take out of your experiences and education. Self taught or not.

At age 13 I was in an accident and my world was completely tuned upside down
At age 14 I was diagnosed with 4 chronic illnesses that I would live with forever
At age 15 I started a blog about staying positive with chronic conditions
At age 16 I started an organization to help people with chronic conditions live happier lives
At age 17 I fell in love with writing and became a four time internationally published writer
At age 18 I was accepted into my first choice college with one of their top scholarships

Your illness is not the end, it’s a new beginning. Remember that.

anonymous asked:

Hi babe, I'm really interested in going into a dental nurse appreticeship like you so I was wondering if u went into college 5 days a week and how long for? And what you're learning about and if you're enjoying it? xxxxxx

Im working in a dental surgery for 3 days and go college one day a week 😘 I’m really enjoying it yes and they teach you everything you need to know at college and at work 💖

Short story time:

At the end of my time at college, one of our assignments was to make a book. I liked to draw, I did a book that had lots of illustrations. The deadline was really tight and I really pushed it to do 40+ illustrations in a weird, busy time frame. I was happy I was actually able to get it done.

In an interview we had to do with 3 professionals, one guy (who had a reputation for being tough and mean) told me he didn’t think the illustrations were very good. He also failed me for the interview (the other two people didn’t, by the way).

It’s been years since then and I still think about it. But I keep drawing. And every time I draw, I mentally give that guy the finger and in spite of his shitty comments I’m only getting better.

So…if someone tells you you’re bad at art just keep drawing cause you’re only gonna get better.
Every Life has a Moment - Laurabella2930 - Arrow (TV 2012) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: Arrow (TV 2012)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen/Thea Queen, Laurel Lance/Oliver Queen
Characters: Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, Thea Queen, Robert Queen, Moira Queen, Laurel Lance
Additional Tags: Angst, Fluff and Angst, AU, College Oliver and Felicity, Established Relationship, Friendship, Best Friends, Slow Burn, Lost Love, lost chances, Oliver and Felicity, Soulmates

Felicity’s parent’s died when she was only five years old. The Queen family with their seven year old son Oliver and year old daughter Thea took the young girl in. A friendship bloomed and now as Felicity is about to graduate from college one moment could change everything including the friendship that saved her soul. I suck at summaries so please just it a shot…

I put it on AO3…It’s already been posted in on the blog earlier today. 

competed for a prestigious scholarship for college today that would potentially cover 75% to 100% of my college costs and not one of my friends wished me luck 🙃 love my life!

As much as it may seem impossible, Poppy must be a pretty organized troll.

I’ve been looking at many careers for college, an event planner being one of them. According to resources pulled up, you have to be very organized, detail oriented, and a bunch of other stuff.

This comes to Branch’s surprise when he visits Poppy’s home for the first time. He see’s tubs labeled with specific things used for any party. He’s pretty sure they walked into someone else’s home.

The Force is with Me, drawn in PS.

[Caption: A realistic digital painting of Chirrut Imwe from Rogue One. Portrait is from the waist up. Chirrut is wearing a dark sci-fi stylized suede tunic with leather straps and a molded sci-fi-armor gauntlet on his wrist. His blind eyes are cataract-blue with no pupils. His hair is shaved close to his scalp. The background is soft purple with a blazing white-gold sun.]

Does anyone else feel like they are going to miss some of their classes once the semester ends? Not even just the class but the people in it that you may never have class with again? Because I do, I’m going to miss you, guy in my classics lecture who watches smash bros videos almost everyday and reads one piece and who just opened an Incognito window to search up “kirby air ride” looked at two pictures of it and then closed the window, I’ll miss you

the signs as things my theater professor has actually said in class, part two
  • Aries: "I want to save my bony, pasty white ass from being fired"
  • Taurus: "I once took half an aspirin and basically started drunk texting my friends"
  • Gemini: "Within the first hour of meeting her, she had already told us all about her Russian mafia fight club"
  • Cancer: "I was once almost fired for having porn on my hard drive when I gave said hard drive to a student. she thought it was hilarious"
  • Leo: "I don't want to say I was wearing a jockstrap, or a banana hammock, because I don't like those words, but there wasn't much material there"
  • Virgo: "Fuck professional development! We're serving sundaes all day"
  • Libra: "I was taken off all advertisements for the school for what I said. But I have tenure, so it's chill"
  • Scorpio: "First of all, fuck"
  • Sagittarius: "I love shopping for couches! I could lay on those mofos all day"
  • Capricorn: "Unfortunately, my friend didn't tell me that what I smoked wasn't just weed- there was PCP mixed in as well. I blacked out for an entire day"
  • Aquarius: "I propose we change the school song to just having everyone chant 'smoke dat shit'"
  • Pisces: "What if we had a required class called Marijuana 101?"

Glitch Effect Tutorial

ayyeee here’s a tutorial no one asked for made this for college assignment, but i hope someone will find this useful! >w< (original drawing)