Deep clean your room - I’m talking about stripping the bed, going through clothes, papers, and belongings and having no mercy. Sweeping and damp mopping the floors. Dusting surfaces. Finding new homes for those miscellaneous items that just sit there in the way.
Delete old contacts - I went from having maybe 30-40 contacts to 14. In other words, delete contacts you haven’t messaged or called in the last two weeks to a month (if so long). If they text you don’t be afraid or feel guilty for asking who it is.
Go through your music library - Play all your songs and if you skip a song delete it without hesitation. The next time you hit shuffle on your playlist you won’t even notice it’s gone. What if you get in the mood for the song? That’s what YouTube is for my friend… or just add the song back onto your phone.
Go through clothes - That dress you haven’t worn once in the past year- toss it. The shirt you swear fits if you don’t raise your arms- get rid of it. Those worn out clothes- dump them. *Of course there can be exceptions but within reason.
Journal - Write down any thoughts to cleanse your mind. Any ideas you might have. Good things that happened that day. Bad things that happened. Things you’re grateful for. It helps so much. Try it for at least three days straight and you’ll notice how much better you feel. Problems might not disappear completely but it’ll give you the strength to get through another day.
Don’t try to force things to work out - It’s so hard and it can be upsetting when things don’t, but sometimes the best thing you can do for you is accept the way (some)things are.
Don’t be hard on yourself for messing up - It can be easy to physically or mentally punish yourself for making a mistake no matter how big or small, but I’ve learned that doing things like starving yourself, beating yourself up (literally), or just scolding yourself repeatedly doesn’t improve the situation and it doesn’t improve yourself.
Cut toxic people off - Remove them from your life physically (which sometimes takes time). Unfriend them from social media. Remove prominent traces of them from your life. It’s like suddenly a weight comes off of your shoulders.
Practice self love - I write/say this so often and sometimes I feel like it’s so hard to do sometimes but it’s not. I’m talking about taking a break when you need to. Drinking water. Moisturising your skin. Getting enough sleep. It’s the little things like that that count as self love.
Don’t runaway from your problems - It’s tempting and hard but it’s important to face any problems you’re facing. No one is saying you have to be strong 24/7, only that you should try.
Delete old files - Go through you computer, tablet, phone, USB drive etc. Delete old unimportant documents, old photos, music, apps and more.
For one thing, I have already said before that I was having tablet issues. As an update I finally got my cable a week ago and have been trying to work things out. When I tried to go back on my tablet it wasn’t working correctly. So– me being the not so brillant in devices– tried to fix it. At first I thought it was the tools on Sai and tried to switch things. But nothing was happening and my strokes weren’t good or to my satisfaction. So, I thought it was the program itself. I don’t know how to really update it or update a whole system, reluctantly I thought of uninstalling my tablet drive and reinstalling it would help.
Now, my tablet is useless. The tablet itself is great. It connects to my computer. The tablet is nice and new. I have a new fine pen as well. Its just the drive.
What makes it worse however is that my tablet is a wacom bamboo tablet cth-470- the new one. Which is known to have problems, especially for downloading/installations. The previous owner of the tablet gave me a link that actually worked and it lasted me for 5 years so far. But now- since I installed it, it has ruined my tablet connection and none of the installations are working and has only caused me problems.
AND NOW– I have come to the conclusion guys that I can no longer digitally draw for now. I can only traditionally draw things– which of course is not bad but it is a downer.
As of right now, I made a goal now!! I am going to save up for a
Wacom Cintiq 22HD ‑ USB Graphics Tablet!!
I know its expensive– what tablet isn’t? But I hear lots of good things about it and its great for professional illustrators. A lot of artists both on here, other professionals and some companies use these cintiqs.
So, throughout the year(s) I’m going to try getting the cintiq and once I do– I’M GOING ON A DRAWING SPREE AND DRAW ALL KINDS OF THINGS!! Especially when my pateron going, I’m going to create all kinds of rewards and drawings.
I’ve never really created a donation pool or anything, but I really want to boost on the commissions so I can get enough money to buy one. I’m searching through to find a really good but cheap one. PLEASEEE If you guys can find the time or try to save up and commission me I’ll greatly appreciate it!!! (Especially as of now, I’ll boost my rules to where I do not mind drawing sexy scenes if anybody commissions me to. I really do not mind)
SO PLEASE– I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU GUYS TRY TO COMMISSION ME OR DONATE TO ME SO I CAN BUY A CINTIQ SO I CAN GO BACK TO DRAWING WHAT YOU ALL LOVE THROUGH MY DIGITAL WORKS. WITH YOUR GUYS’ HELP, I’LL BE BACK IN BUSINESS AND WOULD DRAW ANYTHING OF WHATEVER YOU ALL DESIRE~~
Thank you for your time guys and I’m off to drawing some more and just trying to save. If you guys have questions or concerns, fill free to message or comment or note. And if you are willing to commission you can check out the page here:Again, thank you so much you guys. Love you all my friends!!
It’s a device that lets you draw digitally, but it simulates the feel of traditional media, and most digital artists use them!
They usually look similar to this:
There’s the body of the tablet, which is the “tablet” part (duh), and there’s a special pen/stylus that goes with it. More often than not, the tablet and the pen will come together, as a pair. You’d also might need a USB cord. Not all tablets are the same so make sure you check out what cable you might need before you buy the tablet. One last thing: tablets have this thing called a Driver, which is basically a kind of software that lets your tablet work on your computer. You need to download a specific driver for your specific tablet make and model. Without the driver, you can’t use your tablet on your computer at all.
Some of the fanciest ones like the Cintiq can be up to $3000, but there are plenty of tablets that are sturdy, reliable and under $70! Here’s a little list I made of some cheaper tablets I’ve heard about. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but it’ll get you started on finding the tablet that’s right for you!
This Small Wacom Bamboo is pretty much the one that I have. You can get it used for like $50. I usually wouldn’t recommend buying a used tablet, but I’ve had mine for 8 years and it’s the sturdiest piece of technology I own. It’s not anywhere near fancy but it gets the job done and bonus points for being from a reliable brand.
I’ve heard a lot about The Monoprice tablet. Apparently the driver is very difficult to install, but once you’ve got it going, it works like a dream. I’ve personally never used one but for the size and the price, it seems like a great deal.
Then there’s Turcom, another brand with a few cheaper options, around $40. The cheapest one I can find is the ts-6580, which is the same size, if not a little bigger than the small Bamboo tablet. There’s also another option with a TON of hot keys. I’ve heard from a lot of people that Turcom is a good alternative to Wacom.
Well that’s all I’ve got for ya! I’m by no means an encyclopedic source on the matter, but I hope it gave you some tips for buying a tablet!
contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a fancy tablet or anything like that to do digital art i started off with a plain mouse and laptop and even though i was still learning at that time some of the stuff i made is pretty good (at least i think so)
if you are using SAI and a mouse there’s a type of layer that u can use called the linework layer and it basically makes u able to manipulate lines
2. Cheap Tablet
But if you are already set on buying a tablet than for a beginner i recommend getting the cheapest and simplest one There’s no need to buy an expensive tablet and than realize art isn’t what you wanna do. Start simple
It’s a GENIOUS easy pen tablet and it was the first tablet i ever had. It did the job and was very good at it. the only downsides are that the pen need a battery and it is a bit heavier than most but you get used to it
This ties in with the mouse kinda but listen for a sec if you are already used to traditional art and just wanna spice your drawings up a bit than i recommend getting a scanner
They are cheap and affordable and get the job done. @glamist-art had a scanner for a while and she would finish her drawings with a mouse and they turned out amazing.
That’s all i gotta say about that.
I think that’s all the advice i got
Just remember that you don’t need some high class expensive tablet to make your art good. You make your art good not the machine.
Ethel is good with spreadsheets, bad
with her new desktop, and very good with guilty young men with
obvious secrets. The first time the new IT boy comes up to help her
with a virus (she’ll have to call Brian and make sure that he knows
he sent her an attachment with a virus in it, he’ll be horrified),
Ethel has him read in moments, from the way he walks like a
bewildered lion thrown into a human body and the way he looks like
his smile came out of an infomercial.
Her ex-husband went to Quantico. She
can spot a special agent at a hundred paces, but this one looks sort
of bewildered and obviously didn’t study up on his cover before
coming to Bellwether Labs, so she’s not as annoyed by him as she is
with most spies on principle.
Besides, like most men his age he
clearly doesn’t know how to make anything but scrambled eggs, so she
pulls out her emergency brownies and is pleased that her baking can
still reduce grown men to near-tears.
Kyle: Well Stan is my super best friend so there’s lots of things I like about him. But if I have to pick one thing it would probably be…he’s always there for me I guess, I mean Kenny can be supportive. And Cartman is……Cartman. So Stan is my one friend I can usually rely on.
Kyle: Kenny is… well I worry about him sometimes. But what’s great about him is that even when really shitty stuff happens to him he almost always bounces back. He has a terrible home life, but always puts on a smile for us. Which in my book is really awesome. Maybe not so much for him but there isn’t much I can do about it.
There are a lot of things I feel about Cartman. I think he’s a fat, short, asshole who doesn’t know how to mind his own business. He’s always ruining shit and getting in the way of of everything. If something bad happens it’s usually because of something this dumbass did. But I figure you weirdos won’t leave me alone until I say something positive about him..So I guess he has nice hair. Are you happy now?
Just listed this guy as well! I severely overestimated my drawing abilities when I bought this thing and barely used it. Still in its original packaging with every included. There are so many talented artists on here, so I thought I’d share it :)
astronaut Kate Rubins, who has a background in genomics, conducted the
sequencing on the space station as part of the Biomolecule
Sequencer investigation. A small, commercial, off-the-shelf device called
MinION (min-EYE-ON), manufactured by Oxford Nanopore Technologies in the UK,
was used to sequence the DNA of bacteria, a virus and rodents. Human DNA was
not sequenced, and there are no immediate plans to sequence human DNA in space.
(Image Credit: Oxford Nanopore Technologies)
The MinION is about the size of a candy bar, and plugs into
a laptop or tablet via USB connection, which also provides power to the device.
The tiny, plug and play sequencer is diminutive compared to the large
microwave-sized sequencers used on Earth, and uses much less power. Unlike
other terrestrial instruments whose sequencing run times can take days, this
device’s data is available in near real time; analysis can begin within 10-15
minutes from the application of the sample.
analysis capabilities aboard the space station could allow crews to
identify microbes, diagnose infectious disease and collect genomic and genetic
data concerning crew health, without having to wait long periods of time to
return samples to Earth and await ground-based analysis.
The first DNA sequencing was conducted on Aug. 26, and on
Sept. 14, Rubins and the team of scientists back at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
in Houston hit the one-billionth-base-pairs-of-DNA-sequenced mark.
more questions about how the Biomolecule Sequencer works, or how it could
benefit Earth or further space exploration? Ask the team of scientists behind
the investigation, who will be available for
questions during a Reddit Ask Me Anything on /r/science on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. EDT.
The participants are:
Dr. Aaron Burton, NASA Johnson
Space Center, Planetary Scientist and Principal Investigator
Dr. Sarah Castro-Wallace, NASA Johnson
Space Center, Microbiologist and Project Manager
Dr. David J. Smith, NASA Ames
Research Center, Microbiologist
Dr. Mark Lupisella, NASA Goddard
Space Flight Center, Systems Engineer
Dr. Jason P. Dworkin, NASA Goddard
Space Flight Center, Astrobiologist
Dr. Christopher E. Mason, Weill
Cornell Medicine Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, Associate Professor