Things to Try

A tumblr all about art, inspiration, and fun things to try at home.

mindofamedstudent:

Tutorial: how to make organized notes.

  1. Read the objectives of the lecture. If there aren’t any, flip through the lecture slides and make an outline. This puts into perspective what you need to be learning and what you should get out of this lecture.
  2. Skim the book to get familiar with how the information is divided compared to your outline or objectives. While doing this, you’ll figure out whether or not you need the extra details from the book. Sometimes the lecture is enough and you could keep the textbook just as a reference to things you don’t get.
  3. Write down the first objective and flip to the page in the book that has the information pertaining to that objective. Read the lecture slide then refer to the book for details.
  4. Combine your lecture notes with the textbook information. Do this by rewriting the information in your own words and try to be as concise as possible. 
  5. Keep doing this for every objective. Paste things if it helps.
  6. Make sure that you’re not just copying information. Use visual aids as much as possible. Put the information in a table, flowchart, diagram, etc.. (refer to this post to see how I make my flowcharts).
  7. When you’re done with all your objectives, go through the lecture and your notes to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

General tips on how to keep them organized:

  • Be systemic. Making objective-oriented notes is one way to do that. 
  • Use two (or more colors). Color-coding information helps me remember it + it doesn’t look that bad.
  • Section your objectives according to the topic. Then make sure that when you’re writing out the information, it’s in a sequence that’s understandable.

Disclaimer: this is the way I’ve been making my notes since I started med school. By no means am I claiming it’s perfect or that everybody should follow it.

Hope this helps and as always, happy studying :)

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reillybrown:

Really great drawing reference, very well explained. 

amiammorette:

Eyes, nose, mouth, head, hands, ears and folds reference drawing tutorials.

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penmouse:

I got a few more asks about tutorials recently, so I started making some tutorials about colours and the way I paint. It’s nothing difficult, but then I realised that not everyone has the same background, so I decided to first do two basic tutorials about viewing the head and the way a person makes strokes in order to make the painting tutorials easier on everyone.

Here are two fairly useful lessons that I got from my teacher before I started painting.

Also please take all of this with a grain of salt, if something doesn’t make sense with the way you work, always search up for more information or experiment!

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marcusto:

dredsina:

You can tell by my expert vocabulary that I know what I’m talking about.

I’ve been guilty of drawing glasses wrong as well. Nice little tip

superclarke:

zaneisaboysname:

creativeinspiration:

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
4 cups whole milk
1 dash water
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. red food coloring
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 - 4 tbsn. whipped cream cheese, room temperature
In a stand mixer, combine the heavy cream and sugar. Whip on medium speed with the whisk attachment for 2 - 3 minutes. Just before peaks form, add the cream cheese and whisk for another 2 minutes. Taste and add more cream cheese to taste. Be careful not to over whip though, or else you’ll have butter! In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat. Add a splash of water and the chocolate chips, constantly stirring gently. When almost melted, add the red food coloring and stir. When the chocolate chips are thoroughly melted, pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with the whipped cream.

OHMYGOD YES

GET IN MY MOOOOUUUTTHHH

superclarke:

zaneisaboysname:

creativeinspiration:

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

4 cups whole milk

1 dash water

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. red food coloring

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 - 4 tbsn. whipped cream cheese, room temperature

In a stand mixer, combine the heavy cream and sugar. Whip on medium speed with the whisk attachment for 2 - 3 minutes. Just before peaks form, add the cream cheese and whisk for another 2 minutes. Taste and add more cream cheese to taste. Be careful not to over whip though, or else you’ll have butter! In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat. Add a splash of water and the chocolate chips, constantly stirring gently. When almost melted, add the red food coloring and stir. When the chocolate chips are thoroughly melted, pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with the whipped cream.

OHMYGOD YES

GET IN MY MOOOOUUUTTHHH

(Source: pinterest.com, via dreamcreek)

dangerous-ladies:

Let me know if tumblr eats this one! I’ll upload it to our DA and link it back!

dangerous-ladies:

Let me know if tumblr eats this one! I’ll upload it to our DA and link it back!

sakimichan:

was working on this tonight, some female gesture references. Gesture drawing becomes more fun and useful when It’s more about the flow and the curves rather then the anatomy.but you’ll need a decent anatomic knowledge : )

sakimichan:

was working on this tonight, some female gesture references. Gesture drawing becomes more fun and useful when It’s more about the flow and the curves rather then the anatomy.but you’ll need a decent anatomic knowledge : )

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