Category Archives: Digital Art

Spotted!

Got this screen grab from N. Her friend who also attended the ICON Manila 2017 event sent it to her. I think this was taken during the event’s live coverage(?).

N (the one in circle) with other participants were queuing up to request for autographs of speakers and resource persons.

The Icon Manila 2017 was held at the College of St. Benilde in Manila.

N said she had a great time listening and learning from the experts as they share their expertise during the two-day event. The tickets maybe costly but it’s all worth it. Besides the proceeds will go to worthy causes such as humanitarian and medical missions being supported by Icon Manila and St. Benilde.

By the way, the person in the video is Goro Fujita, one of the event’s speaker. He is a visual development artist at DreamWorks Animation who worked on Merry Madagascar, Megamind, and The Boss Baby to name a few.

Landscape Art by Khalil

I wish I could share a lot of his recent works here, but I need to get permission first. Otherwise, he would give me a mouthful, LOL. But here’s one that I think looks pleasing to my eye. 🙂

By the way, he is accepting art commission these days. He is earning his own money while studying at home.

Simple tips to make your online classes easier and productive

Sharing with you these important tips posted by CIIT, a digital arts school, on their website for students taking online classes. CIIT is where my son presently enrolled at.

Debunk the negative perceptions about virtual classes. Turn your semester into a productive one with these hacks that will surely boost your focus.

Photo by J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash

Organize your desk

Clean your workspace and remove clutters that can distract your focus. It’s also best to move your desk in well-lit areas to help keep your senses awake and pump the energy you’ll need for the rest of the day.

Start a journal

Since all modules and quizzes can be done through online learning platforms, it’s easy for you to procrastinate. Then you’ll realize you need to rush all tasks to meet the approaching deadlines. Avoid this vicious cycle with the help of a journal. List all your tasks and sort them by priority. This will help you plan your week ahead and escape any reasons for dawdling.

Turn on your go-to playlist

Working with music on can be a hit or miss depending on the playlist. Play various songs and experiment on genres that can help you improve your focus. Some of these include lo-fi chill beats and study music playlists you can listen to online—and download for free.

Take short breaks

Unplug and refresh your mind. Allot 15-minute breaks in between your classes to help your brain cells recover and prepare for the next module. Grab some snacks or take a short nap before moving back to your desk and completing the rest of the tasks.

Find a study buddy

Studying alone can be quite boring, especially if you’re missing your friends at school. Worry no more! There are many web and mobile apps that you can use for free to meet your study buddy virtually. You can even form study groups and discuss the lessons like you usually do.

Source: https://www.ciit.edu.ph/