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injury - tennis elbow

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 30, 2014, 9:15 AM

i posted a poll last month about drawing injuries and the comments on that poll totally exploded! since i don't have the time to reply to each one individually, i just wanted to let you guys know that i read them and really appreciate the input. it was very comforting for me to know i'm not alone! i myself had tennis elbow last february and it has slowly improved, with what i would guess is a 95% recovery at the moment. my arm feels normal in my daily life and after short drawing sessions, but after a day of drawing, it flares up. i have to take on a new approach to drawing that requires lots of breaks, rest, stretching and a more relaxed approach, which is harder than it sounds! more about that here.

anyways, i just wanted to share those two links with you guys. they might be a comfort to anyone who is struggling with an injury, as well as a warning to anyone who is at risk of developing one! if you have the tendency to draw for hours on end, without breaks, and gets easily stressed or carried away with your work, then please take the time to learn about the risks now before it's too late!




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amadeaux Featured By Owner 6 hours ago   General Artist
Hi!  I know you don't have time to answer a lot of comments, but just in case you see this, I wanted to say that I've been keeping up with your work for a couple of years now and seeing your continuous leaps of improvement is absolutely stunning; it's obvious you work so hard on what you do, and it definitely pays off.  Your simultaneous meticulous attention to detail and awareness of each piece as a whole as you paint it is mind-blowing.

Again, I realize your lack of time but I was wondering (don't worry, this isn't a request for art or anything :D) if you'd seen the art of hoooook?  (Yes, with five o's.)  I found him on dA recently, and his painterly style and the slight surreal-ness of his art, particularly in his earlier stuff, really reminded me of you.  (Also, I promise you, this isn't shameless advertising of an artist, I swear!  Just seeing a lot of the artists you like, and seeing your work, made me think you'd like this person.)

Anyway, if you see this, I hope you like the artist.  If you don't see this, oh well!  Just thought I'd leave a comment anyway!

Best wishes,

P.S.  Aah, sorry for the long comment!  Just one more person--77chen.  Their use of colour and light in, as well as the fluidity of their environment pieces reminded me of your landscape studies. Anywho, whether you happen to see this or not, cheers!  Sorry again for the insanely long comment.  Hope you're having a wonderful day.
kyushimillustration Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  New member Professional Digital Artist
Great work. You make it seem so easy.
Hatter-of-Wonderland Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry you got tagged by me...~
Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Your art is amazing! Your style is just simply amazing! Keep up the good work! :)
AnnaSpath Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Great gallery!!:D I love your technique!!
ObviouslyNat Featured By Owner 1 day ago
LOVE your art style! <3
MsUSA Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so talented! I am in love with your gallery! Keep up the amazing work! 
Kremilin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
u rly have beautiful gallery darling, keep up:D
FenrisUlv-en Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
Your art is very beautiful! and very inspiring! :)
Hilokilo Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, you're awesome.
I hope your injury won't stop you from making awesome stuff. 
 But please do us a favor and don't stress yourself too much ;w; We need you to stay alive as long as possible <3
Skywolf55 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
I am very moved and inspired by the style and ideas you express in your art work. I am so happy to have found this gallery!
geniusincombatboots Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I am a huge fan of your work! You're one of my favorite contemporary artists! :)
whathappenswhen Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
fantastic and inspiring art!
Raskop Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I love your style! And your gallery is amazing!
Bijutsu-san Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Love your work.  Makes me desperately want to get better at digital painting.
Flamingboysean Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Your style is absolutely beautiful.
thesecondsai Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
great works of art! :D
RuthayN Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art. This is actually the kind of style I've been going in the direction of so it's awesome to see. ^-^ xD
jackiefelixwei Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your art, inspirational artist :D feel free to check out my page
BluBacon Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your gallery and shading and art! It's all so amazing! You're such an amazing artist!
zanzabar13 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ur art is AMAZING. Ur shading, expressions, and style are positively fabulous!!!!!!!
laurentKA Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Artist
I was in a hurry when I took this favorite and a watch. Your faces, expressions, the whole universe you put in your pictures, it's a real pleasure! Hope to watch your deviations soon!
ronkedoor Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work!
LaurentChokobita Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Loish, I'm really fanatic of your art, it's incredible how I can recognise your art pieces, your style for me is perfect! Thank you so much for being so much inspiring and for sharing your art with us.
angelsimaren Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
You are an amazing artist! Floating 
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