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I’m a creature of comfort and habit. I’ve found it easy to contain my work within the confines of neat 0.8mm fine liner pen tips and 12pt serif fonts, but at this moment in time, all I want to do is create colourful mess. 

I want bright red, fast splashes and thick, messy brush strokes. I want it to be on the edge of interpretation. I want to test how far I can push it before it’s meaningless. 

Study organization- notebooks

I love stationery of all kinds, especially notebooks. And when you’re planning on studying, of course you need notebooks for taking notes and practicing! In this post, I’ll talk a little about my notebooks.


What kind(s) of notebook(s) do you use?

My personal preference is for spiral notebooks. I used to use notebooks that just opened like normal books, but they never liked to stay flat and they took up too much space on my desk. It’s funny because I used to hate spirals back when I was younger and way into drawing because the pages were more free to move against each other which led to more smudging, but I love spirals so much for note taking. They lay flat with no problem, which is the biggest thing for me. The spiral does get in the way of my hand sometimes, but it’s a minor annoyance.

I also consider the quality of the paper when buying my notebooks. It doesn’t have to be super high quality, but I just can’t deal with paper the quality of standard US looseleaf. It’s too thin and, more importantly, the surface is too rough. Paper with too rough a surface has led to the early death of too many of my pens—if you use fine-tip pens, size 0.5 or lower, and find they stop writing before the ink runs out—little bits from poor-quality paper probably got into the tip and ruined it. The paper I like the most feels a little bit weighty and nice and smooth!

Hardcover or softcover is also a choice to make! I use both, types:

Left to right- hardcover lined notebook, softcover lined notebook, softcover 원고지 squared paper notebook


How many notebooks do you use?

I have three main types of notebooks! I’ll go over each type:

Grammar notebooks

My grammar notebooks are all hardcover. I use them to collect grammar explanations and other important notes. I write them as cleanly as possible and even use my many colorful highlighters to make them look a little nicer. If I need to know about a grammar point that I have already learned, I open my grammar notebook for the right language and find it. This way, I don’t have to remember which textbook or source I saw a certain grammar point or explanation in—if it’s important, I write it down in my grammar notebook! So, my grammar notebooks are mashups of multiple texts and sources. These are for reference only; I don’t do any practice or extra writing in them. Nothing but the facts!


Practice notebooks

My practice notebook is where I write down definitions of new words I learned, practice sentences for my vocab flashcard words, breakdowns of articles I’ve studied on my Chinese reader apps… I guess calling it a “practice notebook” makes its purpose pretty self-explanatory. It’s nothing special; I write quickly and messily in it, and when it gets full, I can just throw it in the recycling bin and start a fresh one. My practice notebook is a softcover spiral.


Chinese article notebook

Korean squared paper—or I guess any squared paper—is wonderful for writing Chinese characters. Once I’ve encountered an article in a Chinese reader app and broken it down in my practice notebook, I rewrite it cleanly in my article notebook so I can easily find and read it again later.


I don’t always have all of my notebook types with me. If I plan on studying grammar, I will bring the correct grammar notebook along, and if I plan on studying Chinese articles, I might have my article notebook with me, but not always. However, my practice notebook is always in my bag!

How do you organize your notes and all? For those of you who might be struggling to get your notes together, I hope this helped!

Happy studying~

Claws-trophobia

So I had this request to have chat, nathaniel and marinette all trapped in an enclosed space, for a long time and finally had a brilliant idea for it (with the help of @squirrellygirlart ) Hope you all enjoy it :) Thanks for the request anon!!

Also @squirrellygirlart did some artwork to go with the piece!!! Check it out HERE!!!!! - it’s pretty amazing!!!


Marinette’s class was helping out at Chloe’s hotel for the day. It was something their class had done once a year every year for as long as Marinette could remember. It was supposed to teach them something about responsibility and the job market and of course Marinette always ended up with the worst jobs on account of Chloe’s hatred for her and today was no different. Marinette was stuck with Gofer duty while Adrien was put at the front desk along with Chloe. Marinette was more than just a little disappointed by it. It happened every year of course but Marinette was beginning to feel that her crush on Adrien was more than a little hopeless. Needless to say Marinette was feeling more than a little discouraged that day. Of course the rage filled akuma that was tearing through the hotel didn’t do much to help improve Marinette’s mood. Marinette ran down the hallway akuma following close behind fiery hair  sticking on end as she screamed in fury. A small fiery blast landed near Marinette’s foot. She yelped as she pushed herself to run faster.

“Marinette!” Marinette was quickly grabbed around the waist and yanked into another hallway as a fiery blast dissolved where she had previously been standing. Marinette looked up to see glowing green eyes staring back at her. She rested her hands on his shoulders their chests brushing against one another as they both tried to catch their breath.

“Chat Noir,” Marinette greeted breathlessly. Chat smirked at her.

“Afternoon Princess, are you alright?” Chat asked, eyes giving her a once over. Marinette nodded.

“I think so,” Marinette assured.

“Good, come on, we need to get you to safety,” Chat Noir released her waist instead taking her hand in his and pulling her along behind him. Marinette let him lead her deciding to transform once he left her to take care of the akuma. Chat rounded a corner only for them to find themselves face to face with the fiery beast. Marinette and Chat Noir skidded to a stop. Chat and Marinette both squeaked as the akuma smiled wickedly down at them fire brewing in her open hand.

“Make a run for it?” Marinette asked cautiously. Chat Noir’s head made a jerky nod. The akuma reeled her arm back fiery blast aimed their way.

“Time to go!” Chat shouted turning on his heel and tore down the hall, Marinette still in hand. Chat led them towards an open elevator at the end of the hall. The doors slowly began to close. Chat released Marinette’s hand diving inside the doorway and keeping the doors open for Marinette. Marinette skidded to a stop just before the elevators glancing back as she heard a door open. Nathaniel stepped into the hallway looking down at his sketch book oblivious to the raging akuma headed straight towards them.

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april study challenge!

made by nkbstudies! hope you guys are having a wonderful day! everyone and anyone is welcome to join :D 

Day 16. Do you prefer binders or notebooks and folders?

Notebooks and folders! I use binders to store old work etc.

Day 17. What are some of your favorite studyblrs?

jiyeonstudieseinsteticstvdybuddiesstudyafterschooljulstudies, tbhstudyingbionctes, quotestudystudyingmeow, sprouht-studiesmoonshinestudies, milkstudykyoko-studiesstudyinorsk and equaticns just to name a few but so many I haven’t mentioned!

Day 18. How do you like to take notes? What method is your favorite?

I like making flashcards - the process of making them and using them really helps. I’ve recently started making a little ‘cheat book’ where I put small summaries of topics that might be in tests in a small compact B6 sized notebook which it working out nicely so far!

Day 19. What’s your must-have piece of stationery?

A fine tip ballpoint pen in black (less than 1.0 mm, since it makes all my writing so neat)

Day 20. Where are you hoping to be 5 years from now? 10? 15?

By then I would have graduated high school and possibly entered university. I have no idea what to do with my life but I can imagine myself travelling a lot with my friends, overseas travel, work shifts that I will end up either hating or loving and late night parties xD 

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The Cementum
Looking back on my oral histology drawings, Ten cate’s book for reference. I used faber castell watercolor pencils and a fine tip brush pen. Details using pigment pen.
You can ask me for the labels! Flooding soon 〰

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Day 23 - 25 : (a) I spent most of a sleepless night using a fine tip red pen to cover the pages. It’s a nice grounding technique that I have. Then, I splattered black ink across the spread, (b) A haphazard mess of acrylic paints, and © I used four circle stencils to play around a little, then colored them in with prismacolor markers. #artjournal #fillmysketchbook #ink #acrylics #prismacolormarkers

TRADITIONAL ART - an art supplies support guide (basic edition :D ) 

You guys ask me sometimes about what do I use in my traditonal art works. These are my basic pens for lines.

1. fine-tipped pen (0.4) - to small details, such as faces, expressions and etc.
2. average tip pen (0.8) - for lines in general.
3. ink pen Nanking (0.8) - to work with more use of black (best paint).
4. brush tip pen - for shadows.
5. coloring pen average tip - for medium painting of black spaces.
6. coloring pen big tip  - for funds and large areas of black paint.
7. soft pencil for drawing (5B) - to sketches.
8. pencil tip rubber - to clear small areas.
9. soft rubber for architecture - to clear average areas.

1-3 lines
4-6 shadows and background
7-9 draft

Hope it helps, sorry for my english!

studynest  asked:

Hey I was wondering if you had any recommendations for what I should buy in terms of stationary/pens because I recently earned $100 for good grades and I want to spend it on something that will go toward school :) thanks

i got you, love! 

first of all, congrats on those grades and on that $100! you deserve it! (hugs)

this’ll depend on what kind of stationery you like or want or what you’re gonna use your stationery for (posters, note taking, etc etc) so i’ll just throw a bunch out there and you can choose as you like, sound good? also, i put this together kind of hastily, so if i didn’t answer your question properly or if it’s not what you were looking for, please feel free to contact me again so i can fix it!
The ones with asteriks are the ones I personally recommend / my favorites. and now without further ado, here’s– 

obsidianstudy’s stationery list recommendations!

Stationery Stores 

Pens

  • Ballpoint Pens (Jet Pens) - Jet Pens have a multitude of pens (and brands) to choose from, ones you’ll probably most often use are ballpoint pens, most of the pens are pretty easy to use and a decent price (for the most part, that is).
  • Ballpoint Pens (Tokyo Pen Shop) - Wide variety of ballpoint pens from Tokyo Pen Shop!
  • Pens (kikki.k) - all the pens you could want! Great selection of stationery with quality. All stationery has really cute or cool designs on them. 
  • uni-ball Pens - i love uni-ball pens. they’re good and easy to write with and run very smoothly! (doesn’t have individual pages for each product, search by name via website, link given > ‘uni-ball Pens’)
    • ***uni-ball GEL IMPACT™ GEL PEN - comes in gold, silver, and white and these babies are the literal best. 1.0mm, they give thick, bold strokes. great for giving your notes or drawings and anything else an elegant, pretty look.
    • uni-ball VISION ELITE™ ROLLER BALL PEN - 0.8mm, these come in black, blue, and red and write beautifully. Bold and smooth strokes. 
  • Pilot Pens - (click link and select country, here I’ve chosen the US website to use) Pilot pens are among my favorite, daily use pens. Highly recommend.
  • ****Uni-ball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen - Black Ink - my favorite pen. writes in 1.0mm, has a smooth glide over paper and writes wonderfully. Comes in black, blue, silver, and red, as far as I’m aware. (Ink does take time to dry though but tbh it’s worth it imo haha) $2.50
  • Muji Pens - can i get a heck yeah for Muji pens? Muji is by far one of my favorite stores to visit. They have pens of good quality and their pens write wonderfully. 
    • ***Natural Hexagonal Ballpoint Pen - 0.5 - Cute pen, writes well, has a nice feel to it.  £3.95
    • ***6-in-1 Colour Pen - I have one of these and it’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of! Writes really well and has a nice grip despite seeming really big and clunky!  Highly recommend. £3.95
    • 0.5 Gel Ink Pens - 0.5mm pens. Good for taking notes with, I bought a pack, the colors are super pretty.  £0.75-1.00
    • 0.5 Smooth Writing Gel Ink Pens - these feel like they have a thicker write and write smoother than the gel ink pens. have great clicky clicky thingys too.  £1.50
  • Copic Pens - Copic is famous for their Copic markers, but still produce really good pens! Copic pens are also good for drawing and outlining, etc. Super nice to write with! 

Pencils

Highlighters

  • Jet Pen Highlighters - multitude of highlighters to choose from
  • Sharpie Highlighters - a variety of highlighters, Sharpie is a classic. I find them easy to use and find that they last you a good while. 
  • ***Zebra Mildliners - the popular highlighter brand. comes in pastel colors and arguably one of the best highlighters ever. ($8.25 on JetPens for pack, $2.50 for singles on Tokyo Pen Shop) (pack | single)
  • Uni Promark View - highlighters that come in a unique shape. have normal colors, easy to highlight with. $2.49
  • Dual Highlighter 5PK - Light, not as common colors. Comes in a pack of five, colors are pink, yellow, orange, blue, and purple. $12.95
  • Markliter (Pilot) - Functions as both a highlighter and as a ballpoint pen. Comes in yellow. Comes in pack of dozen. $25.20
  • Muji Highlighters - good highlighters. Lighter colors and easy to read with. Also have heavier highlighters that run smoothly across the page!
    • ***Twin Highlighter: Blue - Has clear middle so you can see where you’re highlighting so you know when to stop! A lovely light blue, you can get a bunch of other colors too! £1.25

Markers

  • Jet Pen Markers & Felt Tip Pens - wide selection of markers to choose from!
  • Sharpie Markers - Sharpie markers are the best. and a classic. enough said. 
  • ***Copic Markers - the absolute go-to when it comes to fancy markers and drawing and shading and coloring and writing and everything else in between! Highly recommend, these are fancy markers that make you feel happy whenever you see them! 
    • Colors - colors of every kind, pick and choose your copic marker!

Others

  • Lead
    • **Neox Graphite - Brand I use for my lead. For mechanical pencils. $3.30
    • Nano Dia - Previous brand I’ve used, very nice. For mechanical pencils. $3.30
  • Correction Products
  • Washi Tape
    • ***Washi Tape (Tokyo Pen Shop) - choose the type of washi tape you want to buy!! ~$4.00 per roll
  • Stickers

Other stationery posts to take a look at!

happy stationery shopping!! xoxo

-jo

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@sao801 Of course!

1. Micron pens-they’re inexpensive and incredibly high quality. Recommended!

2. Pilot Futayaku double-sided brush pen-Has a really nice firmness to the brush to make easy and varying strokes. Has a grayscale brush too!

3. Zebra brush pen fine tip-REALLY love this brush pen, I got this at my local Daiso store for like a buck, but can’t find it anywhere online for less than $16 :(

4.Pentel sign pen-fun for just doodling and such~I don’t use this for watercolors often, as it smudges easily when erased over.

Hope this is helpful!

So I’ve got some money now and I’m ordering some good markers for my sketchbook but! I need a vvv fine tip pen that I can use for lineart? A good pen that will give me thin lines. So if you have any recommendations please drop it in the replies

Interview: Erin

Today we’re joined by Erin. Erin is a fantastically talented visual artist who specializes in traditional mediums. Her attention to detail is absolutely amazing and the pictures she sent to go with her interview show that she has an incredible eye. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about your art.

I do mainly traditional work with pencils and fine tip felt pens. I haven’t done much digital work recently, but I really enjoy working in Photoshop when I have the time. Overall, I like working small and packing detail into whatever I’m drawing.

What inspires you?

Since starting a fine arts degree in August, I’m finding that seeing people around my own age working hard in their own styles and making incredible work is very inspiring. We all push each other to do our best work, and it really shows when it comes to final critiques. Professionally, I’d say artists who work on large-scale movies inspire me, as that’s what I’d like my career to turn into one day. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was what first inspired me to become serious about art.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

Watching the special features for movie franchises like the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter really got me interested in a career in art. Whenever I see a film I love, I immediately run out and buy the art book and absorb all I can from them! I’ve always been creative, and I’ve been drawing since I was little, so a career in art was always where I was headed. Even though I still have a long ways to go, seeing my own improvement keeps me passionate.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

Not really. In some of my digital pieces that aren’t watermarked, I hide my initials very subtly all over the place.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

Whatever your chosen medium is, do it a lot! Even if you think what you do isn’t the best, the only way to get better is to make mistakes and try again. That being the most important factor, try to also keep inspired by the people around you. Keep a folder full of pieces and artists that you look up to, and don’t be scared to emulate the parts of their work you like. See a colour palette you like? Try it out! Like how somebody draws eyes? Try drawing that way! Eventually you’ll arrive at your own unique style that feels natural to you.

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum do you identify?

Right now I’d place myself as heteroromantic, sex-repulsed asexual.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

The people in the field who know my orientation have either been nonchalant or politely curious. I’ve had a few classmates even approach me privately during after-hours studio time to ask questions. It was a little nerve-wracking to be honest, but it’s been very encouraging to have encountered such a positive reception. I’ve had very negative receptions outside the field, and the way I’ve dealt with that is to acknowledge that we’re a small, fairly unknown community, so getting confusion or seemingly rude remarks from people is to be expected. Take people’s words with a grain of salt, and encourage them to do their own research.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

Probably that it just means a person’s shy, or naïve about sexual relationships. For me, sex-repulsion happens totally separate from my feelings about a person. I could have a sexual relationship if I wanted, but I’m just not in tune with people feeling sexually towards me, because it’s not something I understand or can reciprocate. I had to end my last relationship because I thought I was just ‘too shy’, even though the anxiety I was having over things as little as kissing was part of my asexuality (though I didn’t know it yet).

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

Don’t feel like you have to nail what you’re feeling down to a bunch of labels, because chances are, none of them will fit perfectly. It’s important to not try and define yourself right now, especially if you’re younger. Things could change for you, so just take yourself one day at a time and find people who will be there for your ups and downs. Following blogs like this one that shines a positive light on the community is a good step towards being okay with yourself. Chin up, kiddos!

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

My Tumblr art blog is neon-biology, and if you like daily updates and doodles, I post tons of stuff to my Instagram, aberrantbiology.

Thank you, Erin, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.