jadriam vs the internet
Things every artist should learn to do in order to improve:

technomod:

-Learn to let go of your work. Sometimes we lose stuff. Sometimes art doesn’t get the grade you were hoping for. Sometimes your art is terrible. This is part of the learning process. Just remember though that art is a continual slope upward of improvement; ergo, if you try something once, and try it again later, it can only come out better.

-Realize your skill level is probably somewhere in the middle of two extremes. There is “never picked up a pencil” and “Leonardo da Vinci.” Statistically, if you do art professionally or as a hobby, or have picked up a pencil more than once, you’re probably in this middle group. With a whooooole bunch of other artists.

-Style isn’t really learned so much as how you interpret reality. How you personally translate 3D form into 2D shape. The more you practice and emulate other styles though, the larger your “artistic vocabulary” grows, and the easier it becomes to translate.

-If you can draw more than a stick figure you are doing just fine.

urraminneb:

tumblr will boycott crunchy peanut butter if it ‘offends’ or ‘triggers’ enough idiotic judgmental sjws.

"Crunchy peanut butter has peanuts in it. Peanuts are usually tan. THEY’RE LIKE A WHITE MAN’S NUTS! DESTROY THE TYRANNY OF THE WHITE MAN!"

insert-ideal-url-here:

digieggofbooty:

cowgirltits:

daunt:

bro-bots:

fabledquill:

this is
the cutest thing ever

it would be cuter if i could pronounce it
where are the vowels

what do the welsh do with vowels? D:

They gave them to Hawaii.

Alright you wanna know what?
Welsh language is RIDICULOUS
We don’t even have the fucking letter X. Half our words are just the english word misspelled.
Taxi? No no you mean tacsi.
Ambulance? Wrong it’s ambiwlans.
The other half of our words are just ridiculous.
Computer is fucking cyfriddiadur. Try and fucking say that i dare you and i promise you’ll say it wrong because Welsh is fucking ridiculous.
You know the letter d? Yeah we have that. But we also have the letter dd.
D AND DD ARE TWO SEPARATE LETTERS WHAT THE FUCK
AND FUCKING NUMBERS OH MY GOD
1 is un
2 is dau
3 is fucking tri what are we irish?
4 is pedwar
5 is pump. Pronounced pimp ffs
6 is fucking chwech what the fuck
7 is saith
8 is wyth what the fuck
9 is naw
10 is deg
WANN KNOW WHAT 11 IS?
FUCKING UN DEG UN
IT FUCKING TRANSLATES TO ONE TEN ONE
20 IS DAU DEG WHICH IS TWO TEN
21 IS DAU DEG UN WHICH IS TWO TEN ONE
And fucking colours man
fucking colours
Pink is just pinc
WHITE IS FUCKING BLANC
DONT FUCKING TRUST THE WELSH WE’LL CONFUSE YOU WITH OUR LANGUAGE AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOURE DISTRACTED

AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOU’RE DISTRACTED.

insert-ideal-url-here:

digieggofbooty:

cowgirltits:

daunt:

bro-bots:

fabledquill:

this is

the cutest thing ever

it would be cuter if i could pronounce it

where are the vowels

what do the welsh do with vowels? D:

They gave them to Hawaii.

Alright you wanna know what?

Welsh language is RIDICULOUS

We don’t even have the fucking letter X. Half our words are just the english word misspelled.

Taxi? No no you mean tacsi.

Ambulance? Wrong it’s ambiwlans.

The other half of our words are just ridiculous.

Computer is fucking cyfriddiadur. Try and fucking say that i dare you and i promise you’ll say it wrong because Welsh is fucking ridiculous.

You know the letter d? Yeah we have that. But we also have the letter dd.

D AND DD ARE TWO SEPARATE LETTERS WHAT THE FUCK

AND FUCKING NUMBERS OH MY GOD

1 is un

2 is dau

3 is fucking tri what are we irish?

4 is pedwar

5 is pump. Pronounced pimp ffs

6 is fucking chwech what the fuck

7 is saith

8 is wyth what the fuck

9 is naw

10 is deg

WANN KNOW WHAT 11 IS?

FUCKING UN DEG UN

IT FUCKING TRANSLATES TO ONE TEN ONE

20 IS DAU DEG WHICH IS TWO TEN

21 IS DAU DEG UN WHICH IS TWO TEN ONE

And fucking colours man

fucking colours

Pink is just pinc

WHITE IS FUCKING BLANC

DONT FUCKING TRUST THE WELSH WE’LL CONFUSE YOU WITH OUR LANGUAGE AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOURE DISTRACTED

AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOU’RE DISTRACTED.

kaif irc
<Lancey> this wing of the facility is where we do updog research
<jadriam> what's updog
<Lancey> that's what we're trying to determine
<Snacks> another channel I'm in just also mentioned updog
<Snacks> what is with you people
<jadriam> i dunno i just asked what's updog
<jadriam> .....
<jadriam> sweet mercy right over my head twice and NOW it hit me
<Detective> LOL
<Lancey> I HAVE BEEN WAITING TWO THOUSAND YEARS FOR THIS MOMENT
<Snacks> are you an anime villain
<Lancey> no i am the protector of updog

drgrumblesphd:

ben-c:

since so many people are a fan of my insults, i’ve made a curse-free insult generator at the request of a very enthusiastic anon

here u go, bud

Abhorrent desk lamp. The greatest insult I’ve ever heard

girl-havoced:

I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!
FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)
Alison 
Coursera
FutureLearn
open2study
Khan Academy
edX
P2P U
Academic Earth
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Stanford Online
MIT Open Courseware
Open Yale Courses
BBC Learning
OpenLearn
Carnegie Mellon University OLI
University of Reddit
Saylor
IDEAS, INSPIRATION &amp; NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)
TED
FORA
Big Think  
99u
BBC Future
Seriously Amazing
How Stuff Works
Discovery News
National Geographic
Science News
Popular Science
IFLScience
YouTube Edu
DIY &amp; HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)
wikiHow
Wonder How To
instructables
eHow
Howcast
MAKE
Do it yourself
FREE TEXTBOOKS &amp; E-BOOKS
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LibriVox
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WikiBooks
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES &amp; JOURNALS
Directory of Open Access Journals
Scitable
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LEARN:
1. LANGUAGES
Duolingo
BBC Languages
Learn A Language
101languages
Memrise
Livemocha
Foreign Services Institute
My Languages
Surface Languages
Lingualia
OmniGlot
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Codecademy
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nyvs
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5. DRAWING &amp; PAINTING
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6. INSTRUMENTS &amp; MUSIC THEORY
Music Theory
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Investopedia
The Chess Website
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Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 
*There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.

girl-havoced:

I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!

FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)

IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)

DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)

FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS

LEARN:

1. LANGUAGES

2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING

3. YOGA & MEDITATION

4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING

5. DRAWING & PAINTING

6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY

7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS

Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 

*There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.

urraminneb:

I just remember, that was the exact reason he gave for why Mario games are so ridiculously easy now.

Well, when kids no longer take part in the games of the past, I can easily see why newer games such as…

warning: text wall ahead.

-tl;dr version-

Nostalgia. bigger audiences, computer-illiterate cash-paying adults bad at videogames coz won’t try everything and/or don’t read subtle cues correctly. They have money tho and money determines what games get made now.. Old games had problems too. Nostalgia limits perception, Actual problem more complex than ‘old = better.’ Grownups too lazy/clueless to vidja game the way we vidja gamed, true. Youth don’t deserve to be punished or sneered at for not doing it ‘like we had to.’ Failure being punished too harshly or not harshly enough makes more complacent hand-holding and pity modes.

-tl;dr version end skip past this if you disagree or don’t care-

I did it the ‘hard way’ for 20 years, same as most of y’all did, and I just don’t favor nostalgic bias anymore. I threw away my past-o-vision goggles when I started to study how so many good games get done badly by LPers BECAUSE they never bother to learn how to play em… and terrible games get celebrated for being ‘easy’ like those blasted skinner box Facebook things.


I see it differently. This is less about shaking our canes at the younger games and more about ‘a swell in game players and a drop in overall competence.’

The problem is more complex than ‘it was better back when’. For every fun game that tested your mettle there were sadistic titles like Wizardry 4 and games that - to a child-  had really bizarre solutions [Metal Gear MSX/NES versions]. The excess hand-holding today is problematic, yes, but I don’t want to make some rose-tinted ‘it was better in our day’ declaration though. I had just as many terrible games as I did awesome ones.

The problem is too much handholding and pity awards. This stems from what I see as fear of failure and need for participation badges. It doesn’t help that games now have a much wider audience than just ‘young kids’. Adults - full grown ADULTS - are the worst about taking hints and accepting subtle nods towards an objective.

People are still being taught and teaching others than failure is BAD rather than a step towards success, and a lot of games are just as guilty of this if not worse about it. They’ll throw a pity-escape option when it gets too rough, overfeed your protagonist lives/health, and some other measure to prevent someone form giving up and going to a different game elsewhere. Money and adults with terrible problem solving skills are a big problem with the tutorial-forcing menace, not just ‘the times’. Ever seen an older tech-illiterate adult try ot use a computer? Yeah, that’s part of it. IF it isn’t in flashing neon letters they won’t take the hint because they won’t bother with something they don’t understand.

Keep in mid these are the people paying for the content, and the children were initially victims/proud recipients of whatever game their parents decide to buy FOR them, much like we were. Either we worked for it and knew better than to complain afterward, or we got what we got and made the best of it. Nowadays there are games that can be played free as long as the internet holds up, and many of them are nightmarish skinner-box compliment machines. It’s a sad state of affairs, but on the other hand, the past wasn’t as glorious as many claim -  I don’t want to grade younger generations on their progress because they didn’t do it uphill ten levels in the snow on NInja Gaiden. In fact, the NES Ninja Gaiden game is one of my most hated titles BECAUSE it was the wrong kind of difficult - nightmarish enemy placement and wonky hitboxes - something modern games rarely screw up.

As loathe as I am ot admit it, the era of hand-holding tutorials will only end if we encourage future generations to try, fail and accept failure as a form of learning rather than ‘DO IT TILL U GET IT RITE LIKE WE HAD TO, BLASTED YOUNGINS’. Haven’t any of you ever been criticized simply for not doing thins the ‘way it was done in the past’? I wouldn’t do that to modern games in one big oversimplified stereotype, and there are plenty of game out NOW that are challenging, clever, and/or entertaining. Some all at once! I can’t sit here and just look down my nose at ANY gaming ‘generation’ without point out the pearls AND the turds of the respective game eras.

I apologize if you read all this. Nostalgia is a hot button topic for me since it ruins perception of current events but forcefully applying a strong bias to them. I am not a big fan of being graded  or grading others on a curve like that.

hotelmario:

yungbiochemist:

Kush entirely too fucking loud

hotelmario:

yungbiochemist:

Kush entirely too fucking loud

tuhis:

foervraengd:

Every artist who sees this post should do the following:

- Watch the video.

- Follow the instructions

- Reblog

I can’t stress you enough about how important these exercises are for your drawing hand. You don’t wanna get CTS of Tendonitis and similar stuff that will prevent you from making art or even hold  a pencil.

Like a benevolent troll spirit had just descended to rub his tusks gently against my drawing arm.

This video might’ve just saved my hand and my life.
Just a couple of weeks since I had my wrist in a splint and was on anti-inflammatory medication due to a combination of work, drawing and WoWing- for the second time in four years. This could very well prevent a 3rd time.

re-reblogging  because it’s still useful for reasons