Don’t Get Comfortable on a Plateau

Here’s the deal I’m going back to college.

Back in 2014, I thought I would never want to go back to college. A simple assumption based on the mentality I was happy to be done with juggling work and classes. It took two years to come to this decision. During those two years, I attempted to learn more skills on my own and through online services. I lacked the motivation and understanding to follow along loosely created programs. While still desiring to improve my skill set I settled on the idea to get an associate degree in web design (AAS).

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Language App Says: “What?” – [Part 3]

  • Language apps assist in trying to learn another language. With only a limited vocabulary the app will feed strange sentences to practice.

We will be looking at the sentence “Ich trinke, und du bezahlst.” This phrase was provided to me by the free language app Duolingo.

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Language App Says: “What?” – [Part 2]

Language apps assist in trying to learn another language. With only a limited vocabulary the app will feed strange sentences to practice.

We will be looking at the sentence “Mi perro no usa pantalones.” This phrase was provided to me by the free language app Duolingo.

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Language App Says: “What?” – [Part 1]

Language apps assist in trying to learn another language. With only a limited vocabulary the app will feed strange sentences to practice.

We will be looking at the sentence “Nein, ich bin keine Banane!” This phrase was provided to me by the free language app Duolingo.

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Tutorial: Poppy Flower Color

Hey, ya’ll! For this tutorial, I am showing you how to color a poppy drawing using Tombow Dual Brush Pens. This is the same illustration seen in my “How to Use Tracing Paper” blog post. Please refer to that post if you need help getting your drawing on the final material. [Click here for the tracing tutorial]

Materials used:
-Tombow Dual Brush + Blending Pens
-Canson Watercolor Paper
-Aquastroke brush [this is optional, any brush and a cup of water also works]

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Tutorial: How to Use Tracing Paper

Tracing paper is low opacity paper. A benefit of this see-through paper is the ability to copy an image or drawing by hand. The purpose of transferring an image is to avoid damaging the final product. Heavier stock paper, like watercolor paper, can tear easily while fixing errors.

Materials used:
-Strathmore Tracing Paper
-Graphite Pencils [2H and 5B]
-Canson Watercolor Paper

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