tablet experiment

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something vaguely moboween

dunno if this is gonna grow into something else but pls just have this for now

“A boy met a boy. They were in the flush of youth. They were in love that felt like a dream, like sparkling soda pop.”

sage-jpg-deactivated20170227  asked:

Any tips for new artists learning to switch over from pencil and paper to digital? I know I ought to be more patient, but I just got clip studio paint a little while ago and I get frustrated when my work doesn't turn out how I feel like it should.

Hi! <3

I think it’s safe to assume that all digital artists went through this, so you’re not alone! I know when I first started drawing digitally, I didn’t know what buttons did what, how to set settings… I knew nothing about pen pressure and sensitivity; I was just… a big mess. On top of that I was learning Photoshop at the same time–But I didn’t stress, because the knowledge of knowing that the more I drew, the more i’d improve kept me excited about using the tablet/drawing digitally. Once you learn the basics, and find your own little process, that learning curve will become easier.

The biggest thing for me was that weird hand to screen coordination. I didn’t use an on screen tablet or cintiq, I used one of the original older model Wacom’s that my boyfriend at the time had. The whole… Not looking at my hands while i drew/looking up at a screen combo really threw me off for some time.

But I just used it everyday and now it’s second nature. 
I forget sometimes how odd it can feel, especially when friends or family come in and watch me work sometimes. Every once in awhile they’ll ask if they can try it, that they want to try draw a line or a smiley face, and It’s always the same reaction,  “whoa that feels weird.”

So I’m sure its not the quick answer you want to hear, and i’m sure it’s one you already know, but just use that tablet and experiment with programs, and you’ll get comfortable pretty fast.


July 27, 2011 (shudders):

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Guren Ichinose backgrounds requested by summerironqueen 

↳ size (750 x 1334)

feel free to use, don’t take credit for them

softpastelnoodle  asked:

I saw your post about Wacom and how you don't like them. Is there another company that makes drawing tablets that you recommend? I had a Wacom Bamboo and the cord was absolutely shit. :I

Wacom’s a lot like Apple in this regard.  Like I said in my post, they make great tablets as far as usage goes, but they’re not a great company as far as reliability.  At least not anymore.  They’ve pretty much got a monopoly on drawing tablets that they’ve held for quite a very long time now.

Unfortunately over the years I’ve actually only ever owned Wacom products so I can’t really help you as far as alternatives go, but for what it’s worth, a friend of mine told me Monoprice’s tablets are pretty comparable – and a lot less expensive to boot (Something you’ll see with nearly all non-Wacom tablets).  No firsthand experience from me, though, so I can’t say anything one way or the other.  It could be a “you get what you pay for” scenario or it could be a better alternative.  Either way, $60 for a tablet ain’t too shabby.

For what it’s worth, most Wacom tablets I’ve seen made within the last few years do have a detachable cable.  Don’t know about the Bamboos, but both the Intuos 4 and Intuos Pro use the same generic micro-USB cable which is very easy to replace, especially if you have a PS3 since it’s the exact same cable to charge the controller, so if you ever go with Wacom again, the last thing you’ll need to worry about is the cable.

Late Night Cuddles ~ Yugbam Fluff (Requested) Bambam x Yugyeom

Anon asks: *bangs hands on table* YUGBAM FLUFF YUGBAM FLUFF

Response: Okay, I guess this was a little overdue! Thank you for the request anon, I must say these two together are super cute. If you aren’t satisfied with this one shot, give me another prompt and I’ll write that one.

ASK BOX IS OPEN FOR GAY SHIPS

Warnings: Cuteness and that’s pretty much it.

Yugbam fluff in which Bambam can’t sleep and needs someone to cuddle up to.


Plumping his pillow for what seemed like the fifth time that night, Bambam was considering throwing in the towel.

He had been lacking sleep for weeks, going through a state of insomnia at possibly the worst time considering their comeback was looming just around the corner. Whatever foul karma had decided to bestow this unluckiness onto him seemed to be holding a grudge; there was no escaping the fact that his brain would not shut the fuck up.  

It had been perfect conditions in the shared room when Bambam had climbed into bed, his bones cracking with desperation to rest as he pulled the covers over his eyes. It must have taken about 3 minutes for Yugyeom to fall asleep, small snores slipping out of his relaxed mouth. The maknae was facing him as he slept, almost taunting Bambam with the sleep he was not allowed to experience.

Sleeping tablets are the best invention in the world. Bambam thought begrudgingly, his head tilted to the left to watch Yugyeom sleep so peacefully. Too bad I don’t have any.

He had nothing better to do so, seeking a form of entertainment to pass him through the next few moments, Bambam attempted to find the source of his lack of rest.

It wasn’t like he wasn’t doing anything during the day, in fact he was up and out of the dorm at 6:30am in order to meet their dance instructor at JYP’s complex. His body was so active for such a long period of time that it seemed bizarre that he didn’t pass out as soon as he made it home.

Closing his eyes to awaken his other senses, he was already sure the temperature in the room was not the problem. Both his roommate and him liked the room cold of a night; it allowed them to snuggle up in their blankets and sleep cozier than they would if the bedroom was warm. Neither of them were a fan of heat, especially not Bambam who had come from such a warm part of Asia and was rather sick of being so hot all the time.

After some deliberation, Bambam decided there was no reason. This was surely just a random spell that would pass over eventually, he just had to wait until he could stay awake no more; and if that wasn’t soon he would end up getting ill and would jeopardise the anticipated comeback all of the fans were waiting on edge for.

Of course. Bambam thought, sudden realisation washing over him. I’m just stressed.

It seemed simple enough but there wasn’t exactly a cure for stress, it just happened when you were under an extreme amount of pressure; which coincidentally the Thai boy was. All the other boys felt the heat of the comeback season but it must have been getting to Bambam particularly in order for his rest to be compromised.

Suddenly, Yugyeom’s body stirred into life in the bed opposite, a small groan escaping the maknae’s lips as he stretched his ridiculously lanky arms above his head.

In the small illuminated patch the light from the alarm clock provided, Bambam could see Yugyeom cautiously open one eye and take a peek at him from across the room. The younger jumped, obviously startled by his hyung looking right back at him already.

“What are you still doing awake?” Yugyeom managed through a thick yawn.

Bambam envied him, how dare he yawn right now. He didn’t express his annoyance though, he simply sat up; swinging his legs across the side of the bed and pressing his back against the wall nearest to his bed.

“I can’t sleep.” He replied, an ounce of bitterness in his voice that didn’t seem to be directed at anyone but himself.

The maknae seemed to still be half asleep judging by his relaxed tone. “How come?”

Now finding the chance to use his gained realisation, the elder muttered “I think I’m stressed.”

“Me too.”

“But you seem to be sleeping fine.”

“That doesn’t mean I’m not stressed.”

It was silent for a moment; so silent that Bambam was sure he could hear Youngjae snoring from the other side of the wall he was leaning on. Before he could be 100% clear that JB wasn’t snoring as well, Yugyeom spoke up again.

“Come here.”

Hauling himself from the bed by leaning on his elbows, Bambam shuffled closer to Yugyeom’s bed, his muscles still aching from yesterday’s dance practice. He stood over his sleeping roommate, one hand in the pocket of his basketball shorts that he usually wore for bed, the other hand reaching down to gently push away a stray lock of hair from the maknae’s face.

Just as he made the movement to displace the hair, a warm hand from underneath the covers darted out and grabbed his own loosely. With a sharp tug, Bambam was falling onto Yugyeom’s duvet, trying not to let out a small yelp in fear he might wake the other members up. The walls were like paper in this dormitory anyway, it didn’t take much for the sound to travel.

He fell beside his dongsaeng, his nose accidentally brushing with Yugyeom’s as he fell. The close contact took both of them by surprise, earning a small intake of breath from the maknae.

“Hey.” He laughed, Bambam laughing lightly along with him. “I thought we could…”

The elder waited patiently as Yugyeom struggled to get his sentence out without cringing.

“I thought we could cuddle.” He said with confidence he didn’t feel.

Bambam, who had an obvious attraction to Yugyeom and vise versa, didn’t even take a moment to wonder about the unusual situation they were in.

“Sure.”

Slipping ungracefully under the covers, Bambam was greeted with the warmth that the maknae seemed to radiate off of him at all times, temperature wise and emotionally.

It seemed almost too natural as Bambam turned onto his side and faced away from his dongsaeng, allowing Yugyeom to comfortably spoon him from behind. The younger’s warm hands smoothed the skin beneath Bambam’s loose fitting t-shirt, running over the bumps of his chocolate abs underneath. Bambam had to admit that it was comforting.

His own hands found their way to Yugyeom’s eventually, entwining both of their hands together just below the Thai boy’s prominent ribs.

Unwillingly, Bambam let out a sigh of content. He finally felt tired enough to sleep.

“I told you this would help.” The maknae whispered softly, his breath gently brushing over the exposed skin of Bambam’s neck, the hair at the nape of the Thai boy’s neck wavered. He resisted the urge to giggle because it tickled slightly.

Where their fingers were laced together and pressed against Bambam’s stomach, Yugyeom freed his thumb and started tracing light circles into the sensitive skin there. The elder felt his dongsaeng smile faintly.

“What is it?”

They both had their eyes closed, just enjoying the feeling of being so close to one another.

“Nothing. I was just admiring how easy it was to get you into my bed.”

Playfully, his hyung digged him in the stomach for his cheeky comment.

“Okay, okay. I deserved that.” He chuckled quietly, a huge grin evident on his face through his tone.

They lay there together for a moment, their legs and hands tangled in harmony and completely relaxed. They listened to the sound of the other’s breathing, getting heavier as sleep began to succumb them both.

Just before either of them drifted off, Bambam seized his moment. He turned and inclined his head, searching for Yugyeom in the faint light. The Thai boy’s lips brushed over the soft bare skin of Yugyeom’s cheek, causing the eldest to plant a feather light kiss there.

“What was that for?” Said the younger, now more awake than just a second ago.

Bambam didn’t turn his head away as he smiled at his best friend. They had both realised the attractions between one another but never took the opportunity for them to act on it before today.

Yugyeom, with a sudden burst of confidence, pushed his hyung’s toned body closer, his own lips coming down onto Bambam’s with sudden force.

A small whimper of surprise vibrated their connected mouths, Bambam not really registering the sudden escalation in the situation. Realising their current position was rather uncomfortable, Yugyeom shifted quickly so he was hovering over his hyung, their lips still pressed against one another’s.

Now more comfortable, both of them could really explore the kiss. The pressure became lighter but just enough so it was enjoyable and could easily be deepened, leaving the possibility there should one of them decide to make this committed.

Bambam seized the opportunity and pressed further, their soft lips moving in sync against one another’s.

When they finally pulled away, both of them couldn’t stop smiling.

“What was that for?” Bambam mimicked playfully, his hand finding it’s way to thread through Yugyeom’s thick hair. Thanks to the large helping of conditioner that he used, each lock of hair ran through his hyung’s fingers like silk. Bambam was craving the feeling again already.

Quick witted like he usually was, Yugyeom replied through an ear splitting smile “I thought it might get rid of your stress.”

Originally posted by yugyeomism

something sadık does in his free time probably

- jade ottomanliest, 2014

ULTIMATE STUDYING TIPS

Study Tip #1

Understand your study topics in your own words: Your teacher or lecturer can explain something to you, you can learn it from a text book, your friends can study with you, even your own notes can explain it to you but all these explanations are of little use if, by the end, you can’t explain what you have learned to yourself. If you don’t understand a study concept that you need to illustrate in an exam to get top exam results, then you won’t be happy with your end exam result. To combat this, get into the habit of explaining whatever it is you are studying, in your own words, so you understand your study notes. The key to help improve your memory is to understand what you’ve learned when you are studying it. So don’t just memorise and tick off the list – make sure you understand your theory.

Study Tip #2

Don’t be afraid to ask questions: Of course, depending on what you’re studying, it may be quite difficult to get into a position to understand a concept,theory or other information you need to learn. This is where it is invaluable to ask questions of your teachers, lecturers or other educators. Don’t be afraid of asking a ‘stupid’ question – there really is no such thing when it comes to studying and learning! Doing so will allow you to fill in the blanks and better prepare you for exams. If you don’t feel comfortable, write down your questions and ask it later or after school.

Study Tip #3

Review and Revise At least once a week you should go back over the things you’ve studied in class. Thinking things over can help you to understand the concepts and help you remember when you need them the most. Quiz Yourself - Once you feel you understand a concept or a topic, it is important to test yourself on it. Try and replicate exam conditions as much as possible: turn your phone off, don’t talk, time yourself etc. You can set yourself a study quiz or practice exam questions and, so long as you approach it with the right mindset, you can get a very good idea of how much you know. You gain a greater insight into where you stand in relation to what you’ve studied so far. Also, it will give you the feeling that you have already prepared for your exam, making the actual exam a more comfortable experience. Flashcards are ideal for boosting your memory and help you recall theory, definitions and key dates – these are great for quick study sessions, especially straight before an exam. Make your Own Study Materials - Think up some practice exam questions or create your own flash cards to help you study. This way you learn it all twice: once when you make the study materials and once when you use them to revise.

Study Tip #4

Get Creative with online study tools: Don’t feel obliged to just sit in front of a book with a highlighter; there are many different ways to study. You should pick whatever works for you. Try using as many study tools and techniques as possible to help you study better and find what works best for you. Perfect examples of such study tools would be online flashcards, mind maps, mnemonics, online study planners, video, audio resources, study quizzes and practice exam answers. Here are some apps that I would recommend for a better smartphone/tablet studying experience.

1. Notability

Gone are the days of jotting down notes with pen and paper. With Notability, you’re able to do all your note-taking on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Users are able to import and insert images, PDFs and record audio to go with notes. If you’re someone who prefers the experience of actually “writing” things, fret not, for Notability also allows users to sketch or write notes with the use of their finger or a stylus. There are thousands of note-taking apps out there, but Notability is definitely one of the better ones.

The Good:

  • With one app purchase you get a never-ending supply of virtual paper instead of having to buy hundreds, maybe thousands on notebooks and other stationery 
  • It’s easy to use and lets you include different visual and audio aids for better, more detailed notes
  • All of your notes can be shared via email, Airdrop and even Twitter (they can also be backed up on Dropbox and Google Drive)

The Bad:

  • A few reviews claim bugs and occasional crashes

2. iStudiez Pro

If you need help organising your time, iStudiez Pro is for you. The app lets users create daily schedules and timetables for classes. You can also set alarms for any upcoming classes or assignment due dates. All you have to do is enter your details, any other extra information you’d like, such as your teacher’s or lecturer’s contact details or any notes to yourself, and you’re ready to go.

The Good:

  • All your information is summarised neatly and easy to read
  • You can back up your data on iCloud and get your schedules and timetables on your iPad, Laptops and iPhones

The Bad:

  •  It’s essentially a calendar, only neater and with a few extra features

3. Flashcards+

Simply put, Flashcards+ is a free app that gives users flashcards. The app retrieves ready-made flashcards from the Quizlet and Course Hero study guide websites. You can share decks with friends and sync your decks across multiple devices. This is a handy app for either quick cram sessions or regular studies and revision.

The Good: 

  • It’s a free app with NO ads - no annoying in-app distractions! * It’s pretty straightforward and easy to use 

The Bad:

  • Recently the app’s animation has been a bit buggy and it crashes after a while of usage 4.

4.Wikipanion

A student, from the moment they are assigned their first research assignment, is no stranger to Wikipedia. With Wikipanion, users can access Wikipedia on phones and tablets without having to worry about slow internet connections, because this app was designed to simplify all Wikipedia pages to be more iDevice-friendly.

The Good: 

  • No slow loading times! Perfect for a quick “quote” for an essay

The Bad:

  • None - it’s Wikipedia on your phone, what more do you need to know?

5. Dropbox

If you’re one to forget your tiny flash drive at home, but you never seem to let go of your smartphone, then Dropbox is the app for you. You can store anything from photos to PDFs and videos in your Dropbox cloud. Users can easily share files with friends, family and classmates by sending a link that can then be opened on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

The Good:

  • Always have your documents on hand and ready to share with whoever you want

The Bad:

  • Teachers will soon stop accepting “I forgot it at home” as an excuse for a missing assignment/project (boo!)

Study Tip #5

Set your study goals and create a flexible study plan: In order to achieve exam success you need to know what you want to achieve. That’s why it is extremely important to set your Study Goals now and outline to yourself what you need to do. With your study goals in mind and your end of year exams weeks and months away it makes sense to have a flexible study plan as opposed to a rigid one. The closer you get to your exams the more concrete your study plan should be, but at this point it should be porous. It should be broad enough to allow you to add and change aspects but concise enough so you know you’re covering each subject/topic as best you can at this point.

Study Tip #6

Pick a place and time: Everyone has their own idea about the best place and time to study. Whether it’s your bedroom at night or the library after school, find a study space and a regular study time that works for you and stick with it. Set Up Your Study Space - Your study space should be quiet, comfortable and distraction-free. It should make you feel happy and inspired. Decorate it with your favourite pictures or objects. If you want to listen to music or burn candles, pick a space that lets you do that. Find Your Best Time - Some people work better in the morning. Others work better at night. Work out which time suits you and plan to study then. Don’t study much later than your usual bedtime - pushing yourself late at night can make you too tired to study properly.

Study Tip #7

Study Everyday: If you study a little bit every day you’ll be continually reviewing things in your mind. This helps you understand things. It also helps you avoid the stress of last-minute cramming. Early in the year an hour or two a night might be enough to stay on top of things. Later in the year you might need to study more each day. If you’re finding it hard to find time to study, cut back on some (but not all!) of your other activities. Prioritizing study might mean spending less time online, or it might mean cutting back on shifts at work, or giving weekend sport a miss for a while. But it’s okay if you don’t study everyday once in a while.
 

Study Tip #8

Plan your time:It helps to have some plans in motion so you can make the most of your study time. Set Alarms - Set alarms to remind you about your study plans. A regular reminder keeps you honest and your plans on track. Use a Wall Planner - Stick a calendar or wall planner up so you can see it whenever you’re studying. Mark it up with important dates, like exams and assignment due dates. Use it to block out your regular study timetable too. Make To-Do Lists - Lists break tasks down into manageable chunks. At the start of the week, make a list of the things that you need to have done by the end of the week. Make a to-do list at the start of each study session too, so that you’re clear about what you need to be doing with your time. Set Time Limits - Before you start your study session, have a look at your to-do list and give yourself a set time to spend on each task. If you don’t get something done in the set time, consider whether it’s the best use of your time to keep going with it, or to start working on something else.

Study Tip #9

Discover Your Learning Style Most of us have a preferred way of learning. Get to know your learning style and study in the ways you learn best. Auditory learners learn by listening. If you’re an auditory learner you could try reading your notes aloud and discussing them with other people. You might like to record key points and play them back. Visual learners learn by seeing. If you’re a visual learner you could use colours in your notes and draw diagrams to help represent key points. You could try to remember some ideas as images. Tactile/kinesthetic learners learn by doing. If you’re a tactile/kinesthetic learner you could use methods like role-playing or building models to revise key points.

Study Tip #10

Take Breaks It’s important to take breaks while you’re studying, especially if you’re feeling tired or frustrated. Working too long on a task can actually decrease your performance. When you take a break, make sure you get away from your desk or study space. A bit of physical activity - even just a walk around the block - can sometimes help you to look at a problem in a different way and could even help you to solve it.

Study Tip #11

Stay Motivated When you’re studying it helps to keep in mind your reasons for doing all this hard work, like a course or career you’re working towards. It can help to have something in your study space to remind you of your goals. You could also decorate your study space with inspirational quotes or photos of people you admire and family members you want to make proud of you.

Study Tip #12

Look After Yourself You’ll study better if you take care of yourself. Make sure you eat well and get enough sleep and physical exercise. Don’t reward yourself with too many sugary or fatty snacks or push yourself to study late into the night. It’s also a good idea to make sure you drink lots of water when you’re studying.

Happy Studying!

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