If Penelope were here, I’d tell her she’s wrong about me. She thinks I solve everything with my sword. But apparently, I can also solve things with my mouth—because, so far, every time I lean into Baz, he shuts up and closes his eyes.
If Penelope were here, she’d make me explain myself.
Thank Magic she isn’t here yet.
alright then han sung. since you say you're that smart, solve this without using any calculator. find the arc length of three x times the square root of seven minus two from x equals zero to one half.
*stares at equation while deeply thinking* well, there are two 'twos' in the equation- minus two and the denominator from the one half. the number two sounds like the letter 'u', and u is between the letters 't' and 'v' in the alphabet.
but tvs aren't really relevant anymore because everybody has computers now, so it's kind like... if you have two tvs, what is it even-
i mean its essentially taking the path of lesser death right? you try to solve things without punching people to death - at least most of the time. but its still the same old very tired, very angry and very done shepard but choosing to be respectful, going out of their way to be nice to strangers in the midst of war but still taking no shit and not being afraid to shut a bitch down when needed.
it’s just the basic premise of an angry, broken little human choosing to be better to the world than the world has been to them that i find so admirable.
Everyone learns differently. Some people like to ask questions in class, others like to watch videos that they can pause and replay, and even more people could prefer to just tinker and see what happens (I’m personally a tinkerer). The first thing you should do when learning on your own (so probably online or through books) is to do some research and know how you like to learn.
So, let’s start with… what even is “Graphic Design”?
Let’s get this straight… graphic designers aren’t fine artists. They are problem solvers, visual communicators, and sometimes curators of information in an aesthetically pleasing way. We organize information and try to make the world an easier-to-understand and more beautiful place. Of course, there are other fields like advertising where we communicate to customers why they should buy certain products. Or there are User Interface/Experience designers that will develop websites and video game interfaces and design how you interact with it. Look into graphic design and see what field you want to be in. What do you want to do with graphic design?
Fun fact, the google definition says: “the art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books.” and to that, I’d like to say we do SO MUCH MORE.
Now that you know what you’re doing…Here’s the VERY BRIEF process! (I may make individual posts for each step later on)
Learn the basics
Typography, how to use the basic principles of line, shape, color, and so on is usually for everyone no matter your field.
Basics like composition are also very important. If you’re into editorial then typographic spreads will be more of your focus. If you’re in web design then seeing how websites are typically laid out will be a thing to look into. Basic typography, color theory, and principles still apply!
Basics and principles are a google search (or a book) away! Everyone talks about these things ALL the time.
Look up inspiration and develop an “eye” for design
Follow design blogs! Follow other designers! On all of your social media! (There are so many Tumblr blogs and Instagram accounts solely dedicated to graphic design curation).
Look into the big names of the industry
Why were they remembered? Everyone else in the field probably remembers them for that, too.
What was so great about them? Apply what you learn to your own work!
If they’re well known, they probably have at least decent work to get inspired from!
Research is done… time to do some work!
If you’re just starting out, there are some things you’re probably not used to. Doing things by hand with sharpie markers on paper will definitely help train your eye and mind to think more about communication, not pretty things.
Abstract things down into simple shapes. Then try communicating that same object with fewer shapes. Maybe only lines? Geometric style? Play around with communication! This is key when you get into icons, logos, and other visuals that require a more minimal look.
Remember, you make information more easily accessible. The best logos are easy to remember because they are simple and effective. Your work may one day need that kind of punch!
The jump from traditional to digital
It’s time to learn about your program(s) of choice… my biggest piece of advice would be to just mess with it. Learning on your own by trying to make something is one of the best ways to train your mind and body on how to use the programs.
Try every tool. Try making basic shapes. Then make basic objects with those shapes. Then try making a person or something more complicated. Try to test every tool to see what you’d use it for!
Don’t know anything or how to do something? Google it! If you’re asking there’s probably 5+ different YouTube videos, 3+ articles, and 100+ tutorials on how to do it.
Let’s work on projects!
Now that you’re familiar with the history, principles, other designers, and the programs… just keep on making stuff!
Making your own projects (make your own website, business cards, a flyer for a club, a T-Shirt, and so on…) is my biggest recommendation on how to learn graphic design. Actually applying everything you’ve learned will make you think in a problem-solving way! Also sharing things that you’ve made that actually matter is way more fun than sharing a fancy circle you made with no context. (You can say “look at this T-Shirt I made!” instead of “look at this weird circle I made!”)
Get feedback from designers and non-designers
Once you’ve made stuff… ask everyone! Non-designers will give you a client’s perspective of your work. A designer’s perspective will help you grow as a designer and they may see things that you and your average person wouldn’t have noticed. (you’re always free to ask me if you’d like!)
Please remember to not take feedback personally (unless they’re being rude, then just ignore them). You’re learning and growing and there’s always room for improvement. A lot of feedback is not a bad thing!
Being a designer isn’t easy. That T-Shirt you made that took you a couple days? Someone could say they don’t get it. Other designers could say there was a better way to execute your idea. Another person may even say it looks like something else!
When you design you have to expect to make revisions, rethinking, and making more revisions until it’s at a good enough place to publish. But no matter what, you have to remember that it’s not about PERFECTION. It’s about getting it DONE and learning to grow. No one is perfect, and it’s mostly subjective, so just take the criticism you agree with and don’t apply what you disagree with. As a designer, you should know what’s right, wrong, or what you should consider bringing up to other designers.
KEEP MAKING MORE STUFF! You can even remake older stuff as you go on! Just keep going!
That’s my super brief process!
Now honestly, I could’ve gotten down into the nitty gritty details of each step, but this is basically how I’d suggest going about it if you want to get a head start before getting into college, or you want to just learn on your own.
If you guys have any additional questions or want me to go more in-depth about anything, feel free to let me know! :)
Summary: (33- “Bite me” “If you insist.”) Ever since you moved next door to Baekhyun, you have been the victim of his teasing and you had enough.
A/N: Hey everyone, this is my first one shot from the prompt list I posted a couple days ago. I will try to post the other requests soon (btw I didn’t proofread so sorry if there are any mistakes). Enjoy!
You run into school late, your hair everywhere and your breathing rigid. It’s your first time being late, your alarm clock not ringing for some reason.
Thankfully, you get to class before the teacher arrived. You walk into the chaotic classroom full of rowdy students talking, laughing, and throwing things around. You walk to your seat in the front of the classroom, planning on just studying when suddenly a body steps in front of you.
“Hey Y/N,” smirks Baekhyun.
You roll your eyes, not wanting to deal with him so early in the morning. “Move Baekhyun.”
Yuuri, Victor, and the Importance of Good Communication
Week 2017 – Day 4 – Free for All
So for today’s free for all I’d like to talk about something
I haven’t heard too much about in the context I’m hoping to present it. My
topic is specifically about how Victor and Yuuri are both very independent individuals
and how that, combined with both of them having zero experience with serious
emotional relationships, works to create miscommunications between the two of
start off, I’d like to clarify what I mean when I say they’re independent.
Obviously they’re both able to take care of themselves when it comes to stuff
such as physical needs (like feeding themselves, etc). I’m talking more about
how they’re emotionally independent.
They’re both the kind of people who keep their problems to themselves and try
to solve them all without relying on the help of others. They both actually
tell us this directly.
We see this come up a bunch during the series even though
both are aware that they do this. You can see it happen as early as episode 2
when Victor is hurt that Yuuri is rejecting him after the connection he felt they
had at the banquet but never brings it up with him. Instead he sits on and stews
in it. And likewise for Yuuri, he’s very confused as to why Victor is there at
all and is being so forward with him but never asks him why. He just comes to
his own conclusions and treats them as the truth until proven otherwise.
On top of them both being used to handling their problems on
their own and internalizing their worries, they both also have no experience
with deep emotional love relationships. I use the adjectives deep, emotional,
and love to describe the relationship because you can have any other combination
of those and have it not really touch the depth and type of relationship these
two have with each other. They may have had other relationships but none that
came close to this level.