Bad posture --> injury



  • @audrey-dowling I have the board you're talking about - the Reeves one. I use it for live caricature mainly. It's definitely sturdy enough. I've carted it around a load of venues, indoors and out and it's still as good as the day I got it.

    Ace



  • Also, I can't really speak for injury as I seem to be invincible. I started playing guitar at 6, from the age of 13 I quit school (without my parent's knowledge) so I could play guitar 10-12 hours every day. Did that for years, had a successful career playing the guitar in which again, I was playing for a good 10-12 hours most days and never ever had any repetitive strain injuries or anything. All of my peers warmed up, took precautions and everything like that, but I didn't. Now I draw like a madman.

    Ace

    P.S. I know that saying that is a precursor to me coming on here next week and complaining of carpel tunnel syndrome, but hey ho - live dangerously haha.


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    @audrey-dowling due to the texture of the metal surface (and the venting holes in it etc) it is really more suited for laptops/tablets/devices. But in terms of it being sturdy I was quite pleased with how sturdy it is (especially because it is so light weight). However with that said, I think the wooden easel you are looking is likely a much better choice for what you are going to use it for.



  • @Rich-Green Just another remark regarding the drawing board - I've used a Cintiq 13HD on that stand a bunch too, as it's apparent that the stand that comes with the Cintiq was made out of steaming piles of hot street trash lol.

    Ace



  • so it will still be useful when I finally get a cintiq, good to know
    regarding to sprains, you are very lucky ace. I just need to think about one and there I have it! :p



  • @audrey-dowling Stop posting about them on a public forum then where the sole purpose of the post is to think about them haha.

    Ace



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  • @audrey-dowling Rich Green has great advice. But also check out Amazon and Walmart.com for other models and prices! Also check out Ebay for tablets. But also check out the sellers reputations, feedback and ratings!



  • I had a shoulder neck injury from doing massage and have since made about 80% recovery, but can never do that work again. I notice more now how working with your arms in front of your body can affect your joint health. I have to take many breaks for stretches, especially stretching the pecs and forearm. I suggest going on you tube and looking for stretches advised for computer workers as well as gamers to avoid any wrist damage. I have to bring my screen close to me also, so I don't forget and catch myself leaning forward.

    Taking care of yourself is the best way to be in this type of sitting work. It may seem counter intuitive, but lifting some weights in the morning before you work will help warm you up and get blood flow, strengthen and build your stamina.


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    If you're a member of scbwi, there is a list of tae kwondo exercises written in it for writers. I'm sure they would be beneficial for illustrators too. Maybe you could google tae kwon do for writers and see what comes up.


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    I started doing yoga this morning in hopes that it'll prolong my illustration career. Crossing my fingers that it'll be effective.

    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen said:

    If you're a member of scbwi, there is a list of tae kwondo exercises written in it for writers. I'm sure they would be beneficial for illustrators too. Maybe you could google tae kwon do for writers and see what comes up.

    Does SCBWI really have tae kwondo exercises???


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