“There are some very warm-hearted and lovely people I know that have quit graduate school because it felt more like The Hunger Games than a collaborative learning environment. We need to stop applying a “survival of the fittest” mentality to academic success, wherein intelligence is linked to ability to endure rigor. I think it’s a huge loss of the academy that people I know to be brilliant and life changing have quit due to a lack of support.”—How to be less of a jerk to students with anxiety disorders | Critical Spontaneity (via brutereason)
“My life is made up of ‘I’m sorry’. I feel like I have to apologize to people, to things, to life itself. It’s like, ‘I’m sorry to be here’. I don’t want to disturb anyone.”—Yohji Yamamoto (via onebrain)
Hello there! I was just wondering what kind of supplies you used for all of your drawings! Like what paper, pens, scanner?, notebooks you use. Right now I have a large moleskin I doodle in, and its kind of a pain to scan in sometimes. Any suggestions on some good supplies to stock up on?
Ooh, I haven’t answered a question like this in a while! Here are some of my favorite supplies:
Genius Scan, a free iPhone app for scanning (you just take a photo of your art, use the black and white filter to clean it up, and email it to yourself as a .jpg — I recommend this if you’re having trouble scanning your moleskine onto a regular scanner)
Acorn for Mac, where the magic happens (one day I’ll shell out for Photoshop and Illustrator but, for now, this $50 program gets the job done just fine)
For notebooks, I just go to Target or Walgreens and pick the ones with the prettiest covers (+1000 points for cats), but I mostly use notebooks for writing and not drawing
Prismacolor colored pencils, so, so expensive but absolutely magical. Spend a few hours coloring a big project at Starbucks and feel like the fanciest artist around. Also they smell like heaven (but I am weird and in love with the smell of art supplies and wish Crayola made a perfume)
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pens spread sparkles all over your paper and look like pens that space fairies would use. My favorite since 7th grade. They make grocery lists look beautiful.
Washi tape, any brand, any color, any pattern. I am in love.