D/ic/KS with carpal tunnel and other art hindering issues, how do you work around it? I have carpal tunnel myself and have to stop drawing every five to ten minutes and shake my hand out for a few minutes before starting again. Does anyone else suffer this? If so how do you deal with it?
>>2318930 I've got a mild form of Ehler-Danlos syndrome. It's basically like having carpal tunnel at random intervals and in multiple joints, at least in my case. I just stop when my body tells me to stop. Sometimes I can go for hours, sometimes I can't even start. The one time I ignored the pain I ended up having to rest for a week to go back to "normal". I was really scared I had fucked up my hands completely. Also relaxation exercises help, whereas more stretching-oriented stuff like yoga or other... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
In addition to drawing I stock shelves in a supermarket 6 nights a week. My hands hurt a lot,but I have been staving off the worst with aspirin an hour before work and Advil when it's particularly intense. That and I enacts when I get home.
Also,if you can afford it,try seeing a chiropractor regularly. One massaged my wrists for 10 minutes and I had gripping strength again. But since it's a chronic conditions you will get from the same physical activity all you can really do is maintenance for it,not cure yourself.
I'm a tattoo artist and hand cramps are especially annoying for me. I have to squeeze my grip so hard to hold the machine steady that I end up having to shake my hands every few minutes for the duration, makes me look silly and makes the customer wonder whats going on, all around bad shit. I started doing hand exercises and got one of those gyro ball things, over the past month ive seen some good improvement, so maybe try that.
Also here lately I get this rather painful burning sensation in the tips of all of my fingers, both hands, it comes and lasts for a few minutes,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Greetings s/ic/kos, I come seeking help from anyone with expertise in graffiti culture. I'm doing realty in East Atlanta and am trying to stay on good terms with the local writer talent. Can anyone translate the names written here so I can give respects? I have 2 pictures and some random artwork for your troubles. Also, any advice on how to show writers courtesy to avoid their wrath?
I'm having an issue with my brushes, no matter what the settings are. There's rings appearing as if they are not transitioning smoothly. This makes coloring drawings extremely difficult/annoying.
In the image below I've drawn a line with a soft brush both with my mouse and my tablet. The settings i'm using should be irrelevant as i have not changed them for months now and the issue was not there until yesterday.
So I saw some person here posting some nice things done in SAI and thought I would try it myself. I think they were called viscousflo or something. If you're still around I'd appreciate a comment or two.
Anyways, it's a neat program but I am still trying to figure it out since I'm used to PS. Anyone here have experience with SAI? Tips? Resources? What tools and settings do you use? I'm mostly using the brush, water, and blue tool on one layer. But the brush and water don't respond consistently how I'd like really. I don't really... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is it possible to make art if you have ADHD? I always want to draw/paint but I can only begin to sketch before I get bored and want to stop. Should I just make abstract art that only takes a few minutes to make
Image has nothing to do with post desu So guys, how do you advertise your art to gain more fans/clients? Where do you post, do you tag, add to groups, try to interact with people? Or just post your art and leave it all here? The more websites do you flood with your art the better or do you just stick with one site? Do you have your own website? And so on?
>>2318564 I have my own website, but it's just a place to host my portfolio. Most jobs I've had were from responding to postings or through contacts. Unless you are famous on social media you probably won't get a ton of clients approaching you.
My way is far from optimal, but I have a tumblr and a half abandoned deviantart.
In the time it took me to reach 35 watchers on deviantart I had 175 on tumblr, and I didn't need to jump through all the hoops of submitting to groups and shit, so I'd say tumblr is easily the more effective medium of the two. Apparently instagram is pretty good but I can't be assed to put my stuff on my phone just to upload it and I didn't see any decent alternative ways.
Usually I use tags like "art" "digital art" 'artists on tumblr'... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2318618 >Apparently instagram is pretty good Is it really? I have a sizeable follower count on tumblr because of fanart but I don't even reach a fraction with Instagram. Do I need to whore out each picture with 10 tags or something?
Hey /ic/. I want to get serious about drawing but my dominant hand is kinda fucked up: low strength in muscle extension and involuntary finger twitches that last for a minute or so once in a while. I can draw just fine but I'm afraid it would be a serious issue when drawing in the future if I plan to get serious. Should I start drawing with my left hand? How hard would it be to transition? Would it even be possible to be as skillful?
If you do digital and paint rather than do precise lineart you can probably pretty much negate the disadvantage. You can generally be pretty imprecise and just keep slapping layer over layer as you refine, and if you work on a large canvas you can just zoom in really far for precision stuff so even if your hand shakes it won't be a problem.
>>2318522 It can't hurt to start practicing with your left. Just be aware that your left has had a lifetime less of use than your right. When Algenpfleger got wrist issues and switched to his left he did the same volume of drawing and fucked up his left immediately. You'll need to ease into it.
Anyways, it's been done before. Frazetta suffered a stroke and couldn't use his right hand anymore and switched to his left and there was no difference really in his art after that.
I also think that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2318538 >>2318540 My problem isn't really that the twitching would ruin my drawings (though it probably will happen sometimes if I draw on paper). It's more that drawing would be one more thing straining my hand. And if it became worse in the future I would have to switch to my left eventually.
>economic brushstrokes >master at portraits >kills with a limited pallete >one day he just decided to just die >never improved after that
Seriously, fuck this fucktard. So lazy. He thinks being dead is a good enough reason to stop improving. It's been a century since his last painting, and he decided to become a NEET and just sleep in his underground chamber. Fuck this guy.
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