SkillShare – And other sites. — Jupiter Art Online

As a practicing Artist, I’ve found quite difficult, like a fish out of water, to work without the guidance of my tutor/lecturers all of a sudden.Even though I’m only taking a a break whilst I’m pregnant, I wanted to keep my hand in, as it were, in my art. However, what do I do? What […]

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A few apps I find useful with my art practice, if you know anymore, don’t be afraid to comment!

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Sketchbooks — Jupiter Art Online

Looking at my own personal sketchbooks, especially my recent ones, I’ve found they’re very plain. I need a serious upgrade in my recording skills to feel like I’m getting the best out of the projects I do. How does one improve a sketchbook? Since they’re such a personal object, a form of recording likened to […]

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I’m personally trying to develop my sketchbook skills, feeling like I’m struggling with how I record my work and ideas. Calling out to other artists that can give me any ideas or pointers on how the best I move forward. Any comments would be appreciated!

You Only Cheat Yourself

Responding to the daily prompt “Cheat”- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/cheat/

When you cheat anything, it’s always been said that you only cheat yourself. I didn’t really understand that until I was about half way through high school.

Cheating on tests? You’re cheating yourself out of an accurate representation of your skills, and your grade. Now don’t get me wrong, schools nowadays seem to value grades above all else, and put far too much pressure on students to pass, instead of just teaching the darn subject. Disgraceful. However, on the other hand, cheating will only give people a false sense of security, until you’re actually asked to do something the requires the skills you cheated. Then you’re in pretty deep trouble. 

Cheating on your partner is just as bad, and vile. I can’t condone cheating of this form. If the relationship is sexless, or bad, then leave. No matter how many times you’ve “gotten away with it” before, it will catch up to you. Destroying someone’s self-esteem, trust, love… It’s not worth it. Love who you’re with, or leave. I understand that people that are in domestic violence situations don’t have it that easy, and can’t always just up and leave without being hurt, physically or emotionally, but is cheating really going to make that situation better? Or finding a subtle way to call out for help a better use of your time? 

In computer games, the rules are a bit more lax. You cheat to get past the hard parts, to stop yourself replaying the same level over and over just to get one piece you need. However, physical games, sports, cheating should not be condoned there either, and I’m certainly glad it’s not. Recently we had the Rio olympics, and due the Paralympics. Russia was, and is completely banned from both, which is a shame for those that have actually worked hard, the right way, cleanly, that have to wait another 4 years for a chance like this, however the blanket ban has stopped the drugged or “enhanced” from getting unfair treatment, and being allowed to compete. I suppose glory and money can make people fill themselves up with all sorts of toxins for that recognisiton, but that doesn’t mean it’s right. 

Cheating, makes you only cheat yourself. That’s something I will always believe.