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Travel Essentials

I’ve had more than my fair share of flights in my life and, after comparing my in-flight essentials to the unrealistic items many YouTubers suggest, I’ve decided to put together a list! Since it’s Summer in the Northern parts of the world, many people are travelling so hopefully this will be useful.

1) Backpack. This is non-negotiable for me. If I want a handbag with me, it usually goes into my backpack because life is so much easier when your hands are free. 

2) Entertainment. This includes an adult colouring book (with pencils and a sharpener of course), a novel to read and maybe a light magazine for long flights. If you have a tablet then that’s great as well. I don’t usually travel with my laptop (even though my laptop is a physical extension of my self tbh), but if you need it for some reason that’s also cool. Keep some non-electronic entertainment with you anyway because batteries die and there are times when you can’t use electronics on a flight (not even in flight mode).

3) Headphones and a killer playlist. I try to download new music and make a playlist before going on a trip, simply because I get sick of the music I listen to very quickly and it’s not always easy to download new music while travelling. Headphones are more comfortable than earbuds when travelling so I recommend using them if you have a pair.

4) Snacks. I sometimes get motion-sick on aeroplanes and I am physically unable to force myself to consume aeroplane food (even when the food actually tastes good). I always carry some dry snacks, like cereal bars and nuts, to keep me filled without making me nauseated. 

5) Journal + pen. I always have a notebook and a pen with me anyway, but it’s nice to have one as a travel journal. 

6) Hoodie and socks. Fun fact about aeroplanes: they’re human freezers. Hoodies can also double as a makeshift pillow if you want to catch some ZZs. Pro-tip: if you want to sleep on the plane, get the window seat so you can rest your head against the wall. If not, take the aisle so you can regularly get up and stretch your legs. Middle seats are from Hell they literally have no advantages avoid at all costs.

7) Toiletries. Travel toothbrush + toothpaste. Mini baby-powder to freshen up. Pads and extra hair-ties and scarf-pins just in case. Contact lenses for when I get off the plane and eyedrops . *maybe* some lipstick, eyeliner pencil and concealer/BB cream if I have to be somewhere after the flight and feel like a total zombie. Some hand/face lotion. Please don’t take your entire make-up kit on the flight. You won’t need it, it will make your backpack unnecessarily heave, you’ll feel super uncomfortable and it will get smudged onto your clothing/the seat at some point. 

8) Cellphone and powerbank/charger. I don’t even need to explain this. 

9) Wallet + travel documents. Check that you have these things *before* leaving your home to go to the airport.

That’s about it! I hope that this post is helpful. I usually make lots of study-related posts so this was something different. Let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this. As always, my ask is always open if you have any questions.

Happy travels!

xx Munira

anonymous asked:

Hey! I absolutely loooove your art style and especially the way you draw the super soft line arts and outlines. I'm really unhappy with the way I use harsh black lines on everything and I hate my style in general and I'm not sure how I can make my lines look more soft like shadows instead of stiff looking black lines. Do you have a specific lineart method you could give me some tips on? 💙

try changing your pen pressure settings on both the tablet software and on the drawing software you use. maybe you have a very low pen pressure or you apply too much pressure when drawing. using a different type of brush might help on getting your lineart to look different. pencil textured burshes are usually the best for the type of lines you want, you can find a big variety of them online!!

I decided to give GIMP a try and it doesn’t lag like Krita does on my computer. I guess the specs of my laptop aren’t high enough to support Krita then.

Anyway, I found a brush configuration for GIMP that is actually quite similar to the fine line pens i usually use irl, but I’m still trying to find/create a proper work place at home, I don’t own my own table for that and i have a bit of problem finding a place where i can use my tablet (that’s what happens when you live in a house with 9 people and one of them is your baby niece).

So, I also have seen that some people is putting up a thing called Ko-Fi and I was wondering if I should do that myself so I can buy a small table for myself to use as a work station, but I’m not sure if that would be the best solution.

Shufflemancy

My boss texts me this morning in full panic-mode about some disaster at work. He needs me to call him ASAP. I jump out of bed, call him, tell him everything I know about the situation, and hang up. Afterwards, my nerves are shot. I’m worried about my job, my anxiety is kicking into high gear, my heart is racing. I’m already dreading heading into work, and I don’t even have to be there for another seven hours.

On the way in, driving, I’m on the verge of panic. Is he mad at me? Am I gonna lose my job? Is today going to be a good day, or should I have just stayed in?

I need a way to calm down, quickly. I start my breathing exercises for when anxiety threatens to choke me out. Breathe in deeply, hold for a few seconds, slow exhale. Again. Again. Again. My heart slows. I start thinking more clearly.

I don’t usually practice any sort of divination, but today I decide I need it. I’ve read numerous things about “shufflemancy” so I decide to give it a try.

Shufflemancy is a techno witch technique for divinations. Witches use their cell phones, tablets, or computer and their music library. Ask your question, hit “shuffle” and whatever plays next will be your answer.

So I think of my first question, hold down the home button, and tell Siri “shuffle my music!” (You don’t have to use Siri or your virtual assistant, but I was driving and I like bossing her around.)

Sometimes the answer will be clear right away. I asked “is today going to be a good day?” On comes “What Goes Around” by Justin Timberlake. Awesome. I love a good karmic punch.

You can choose to start a new shuffle for each question, or skip to the next song ask you think it, or interpret the next song as part ii of your answer.

I think, “Is mad?” and have Siri shuffle again. “The Tyrant Tigrex” - Monster Hunter Freedom Soundtrack starts playing. Not good for me. Tigrex are known for their tempers and their ability to fuck shit up. The tempo of the song is fast, the tones low. They’re a warning. Danger is near.

But maybe I wasn’t specific enough. “Is mad at ME?” Shuffle a third time. “Reptilia” by The Strokes.

“I don’t know what that means,” I mumble aloud. But I start to listen to the song, hoping a lyric or phrase will jump out at me as The Answer.

‘The room is on fire and she’s fixing her hair,’ sticks in my brain. (You’re worrying over nothing/the wrong thing.) Excellent. I feel calmer.

I know my shufflemancy answers aren’t guaranteed to be 100% accurate (since no divination method is), but they put my mind at ease.

On days you’re low on spoons but have your iPhone, iPod, Zune or PC handy, it can be a great tool. Best of all, it doesn’t take too much time to complete, requires almost nothing (as long as you have your tech + music), and is almost effortless.

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foxtheguardian  asked:

At list you do your comics on a computer software more fancy and all I do mine on paper and let me tell you is hard more when you get Judy's head smaller then her ears or Nick Nose smaller then his face I'm having trouble drawing nick but hey It's call art and I enjoy and I like yours too And thank you for making such a good art Work from this Fox to you!

wait, wait, wait….first of all: you used my draw as avatar???!!!!

Originally posted by frekkenbok

oooohhh my Goood, Ohhhh my Gosh, ooooohhhh my All…. thank you!!! I’m crying, omg, omg, omg….

then, I try to return a serious person.

It’s harder to draw with a digital tablet and usually when I have to draw new characters i use the paper and my precious pencil, For me it’s more simple, because I made animals portraits since six years and I consider it a “natural process”.

Zootopia is a proportions war, I know but if you don’t felling sure you can use a ruler or your pencil to take the right misures from an original image, if you’ll continue your exercises you’ll develop the right way and method to draw them as well as you can.

It takes a lot of patience, I know. But I believe that with goodwill we can do everything. :)

nostalgicfennec  asked:

Hello! I really like your page btw. I have a question, how do you not get easily distracted by something (such as a playstation .. -.-) when you really want to learn how to draw on a graphics tablet? And how do you make a schedule like I said, without getting distracted?

Well I get distracted way too easily myself, so I’m not sure if I’m the best person to ask. I try to stay organized so I don’t waste time looking for my homework/sketchbook/etc. 

I would suggest attempting to set aside some time every day, or every few days where your main task is drawing. Obviously you can’t force creativity, but this time will give you a chance to draw your ideas. 

I also try to write down any art ideas I have, that way I’m less likely to lose my inspiration when I do get around to actually drawing. 

For making a schedule there are different apps you can use most likely. 

Sometimes when I’m worried about getting distracted, I’ll give my phone to my sister for a little while because even though I know she’ll give it back when I ask, this way I have to stop and say “Do I really need to do that now?” 

If your playstation is in your room, then I would suggest going to a separate room if you can. Out of site, out of mind.

And vice versa, try putting your graphics tablet somewhere out in the open so you see it. I usually keep my drawing sketchbook in the closet or a drawer so I tend not to think of it when I’m looking for something to do. 

I hope this helps you, even though none of my advice was that great… 

(and since this may be the cutest thing ever, here’s a motivational sloth)