"I choose the interior world. I choose a quest. I choose magic. I choose invented histories. I choose epic battles between armies of wolves and spriggans. I choose witchcraft, ray guns, AI, and dark gods. I choose swashbuckling, cruel queens, and talking beasts. I choose cross-dressing orphan heroines. I choose unreliable narrators. I choose my friends. I choose endless space and alien worlds. I choose complex cultures in a range of species. I choose archaic skillsets and arcane religions. I choose sitting on that couch reading fabulously jeweled books and shoving possibilities into my head. I choose another future. I choose, if pressed, death--but hey, black looks good on everyone."- Catherine M. Valente
Every artist who sees this post should do the following:
- Watch the video.
- Follow the instructions
I can’t stress you enough about how important these exercises are for your drawing hand. You don’t wanna get CTS of Tendonitis and similar stuff that will prevent you from making art or even hold a pencil.
Okay, this guy is my fucking HERO. I just did these exercises as I watched the video, and already my arms and hands feel better. I have a degenerative tendon disease that prevents my muscles, tendons and ligaments from retaining their elasticity, and so anything that maintains the health of my bendy parts is important.
I URGE YOU. Even if you don’t draw, do these several times a day. Even just sitting at a computer can do serious damage. My dad, who was a rugby player, a carpenter, and now a handyman, suffered from severe carpal tunnel syndrome, simply as a result of sitting at the computer at the end of the day to play a little solitaire. Don’t let it happen to you!
Huh, my arm was getting a little bit tensed actually and I thought, ‘why the hell not’. Surprisingly enough I could feel a release of tension in my arms so that’s pretty cool.