How do you decide what to do during freetime?
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last post: Feb 10, 2020
How do you decide what to do during freetime?
1 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-31 03:00
What do you like to do when you get home? Watch anime, read manga, play video games? What if you don't want to do those things, how do you decide? How do you decide when you don't feel like doing anything?
2 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-31 06:16
I usually just browse imageboards and catch up on my rss feed. I default to this as my primary media consumption since it's flexible, easy to interrupt/resume, and can fit in nicely in-between other tasks. I don't watch anime unless I know I'll have a solid chunk of time completely free.
3 Name: Paperplane : 2020-01-31 06:52
Depends on the free time. After work I just like to do something very passive like browsing the web or watching a show/movie/whatever for an hour and then I usually play vidya. Twice a week I force myself to do sports which is always great once I'm there.
On weekends I like to do stuff with my frens like play DnD or Warhammer or eat at a restaurant.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-31 06:54
I don't watch anime unless I know I'll have a solid chunk of time completely free
That's me exactly, I hate being interrupted when I'm trying to watch anime. It's painfully exhausting to deal with.>>1
When I don't exactly have a set idea or plan on what to do. I typically just hop on my PC and see which way the "digital breeze" takes me. But I'm a lot like >>2
is as well in their regards to it.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-31 16:52
I have a list of things on my backlog that are different from my usual daily rotation of freetime activities. So on a normal day, I'll play some video games, watch some anime, and go to bed and fit food in there somewhere. But I also have folding paper and a piano in my room that I want to get to (but video games and anime are more fun/easier). So on days where I really can't decide on what to do, those become my go-to.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-01 18:30
Mostly drink and rewatch videos I've already seen until I fall asleep.
The same goes to my days off.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-01 19:33
learning is fun! but sometimes it isn't, so i go off and do something else, like cooking. which is also fun.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-02 01:53
I used all my free time to draw but I"m in a bit of a slump due to lack of motivation. I wasted a lot of time this month.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-02 06:12
I do nothing but waste time nowadays, that's why I started this thread. To get ideas lol.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-02 11:57
Acknowledge if you are addicted to the internet and try to stop. Then find something you like that will give you a form of reward in a reasonable time.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-03 04:48
If I could find something like that then I wouldn't be addicted to the internet
12 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-03 05:56
I just listen to Selected Ambien Twerks 8E529D2 by Aphec's Twin
13 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-03 06:38
Nice choice, and it contains Ageispolis which is among my favorite. I also like Aisatsana.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-03 16:09
I'm only replying to this post since drawing was mentioned, so don't mind.
I bought a graphic tablet in november and was practicing a lot because I really wanted to show my appreciation towards certain characters. I was able to draw 2 barely tolerable pictures and then no matter how much I tried nothing went right, even simple lines were bad. I tried watching tutorials, reading them, practicing myself, etc. But today I put the tablet away after not using it for a week. Honestly, very upset because of lack of skill, willpower and motivation. Probably started too late, I am not the youngest. Still very disappointing, I had so many ideas.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-03 18:54
Don't stop. Keep trying, draw tons of crappy pictures. Eventually, they'll start to get less and less crappy, and maybe one day even good.
That's my advice, anyway.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-03 19:36
Thank you. Means a lot. I will try to get it together and practice despite the mood.
17 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-03 20:53
Glad I can help. I hate seeing people throw away something they want to get good at because they get frustrated with their work. And trust me, I've done it myself more than a few times.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-03 21:54
don't forget to always try to have fun when you draw. because what's the point in doing anything if you can't have fun from it?
also for future drawings...
try drawing at a really large resolution, say 7680x4320. then when you're done drawing your picture, resize the resolution down to (7680/4)x(4320/4) = 1920x1080. do not use the "nearest neighbor" method when you downsize the picture.
after doing this, the lines in your drawing should suddenly become smoother and less wriggly! this is called supersampling, which is a form of antialiasing. you can cover small screwups in your drawings this way.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersamplinghttps://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/antialiasing/
19 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-03 23:42
I'm too jaded to reply to this from a motivational standpoint but if you want to get better you should learn a method. Without a method, it's the same as playing music without studying the scales. There are many methods depending on the medium and what you want to achieve, you can figure out which by looking at artists you like.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-04 07:33
Then I hope you won't be in a slump anytime soon. >>18
I do have fun up to the part when my idea gets distorted by poor skill. And when something less horrible starts to appear I am really happy.
Your advice sounds like something I really needed because my lines were noticeably jaggy no matter what dpi settings I used. Infinitely grateful. Thank you very much. I will try it in a few hours.>>19
I did many basic tutorial, tried to redraw stuff and it was fine, not too horrible. But when it comes to my own work everything is a mess. But it goes without saying, only the hardest work can save someone who starts from scratch. Basic anatomy, proportions, expressions, positioning...People learn it for years.
Thank you for your words.
21 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-05 15:57
I’m reading a lot of Wikipedia articles and occasionally check out Lobsters to see if there is an interesting article nowadays.
To streamline my reading sessions, I’m using a web browser that can synchronize my bookmarks and history back and forth between my phone and laptop using end to end encryption, so I can switch between them and continue where I left off without much effort and compromising my privacy.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-10 15:50
I spend all my time programming now, except for sleeping eating and IRC/Discord. I almost never play vidya anymore, so I'm mostly productive during my free time. It's a curse and a blessing, I don't have any issue staying productive, but I don't get much enjoyment out of a lot of the entertainment I used to enjoy.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-10 20:28
At least you're making something useful. Imagine having the same lifestyle as an artist.
24 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-11 03:38