Ah I thought it would be silly to hold onto the art I did tonight. Using the tablet is not as big an issue because I never used my brace to draw on the tablet in the first place, unlike typing.
Another drawing of Sybil; a sketch of Sybil in her “armor” (not really the best at designing armor but I gave it my best shot); and for fun some designs I’ve had for a Davemon and a Jademon. They’re not the greatest designs but I wanted to just draw something for fun and came up with that.
Alright, that’s enough time for now. Will I be back later? I don’t know… I might not be. I ended up not doing any drawing but I did do the HW I had to do.
I’m going for my second therapy appointment tomorrow afternoon. Have a good day everyone if I don’t end up coming back online. (I might be drawing but not on sites)
Hello hello! Here I am on tumblr for right now. It feels like it’s been a long time, but it’s only been a day and a few hours. I don’t think I’ll go through my whole dash but I’ll check on some blogs.
I had a nice rest of the day yesterday at the Cookie Bake, where my mom and her friends bake a lot of cookies. My sister invited some of her friends over to help frost cookies and we all had fun doing that, and the cookies were really good! The favorite of mine that I did was turn a shape that was supposed to be a purse into a matroyska doll, since I like those a lot. I also taped Sky High and watched that with my sister and that was fun. It’s a cheesy movie but I like it regardless.
This morning I had a ton of wacky dreams and mom made some pancakes. I came back to school a bit past 12 and worked on my art project until 2:45-ish. Then I went back to my dorm and ate a sandwich I had made at home.
This is my first time putting on my wrist braces since I said “goodbye” yesterday on the computer! So that’s over a day without them. I also only spent about an hour and 40 minutes on the computer all of yesterday. That’s the least I’ve spent on the computer since I can remember. Probably not since the first day of my trip to Seattle back in March! And that was because I had a busy schedule and I was out of town.
I’ll see if I can draw a little bit this afternoon. I do have a small art writing assignment that I need to work on.
I’m going to tag these updates as #stront wrist log for my own reference.
a little late, but here it is!!
Happy birthday stront!!! i hope your birthday was a blaaaast and that things go well for you this year~
Yay! What a nice drawing of Panic! I like the crystal-like effect a lot, it suits him very well.
plans for the rest of the day
I’m going to go work on my final art project now!
This afternoon is the annual Cookie Bake, at my house this year. It’s going to be a really small bake… not everyone could make it. Kind of sad, but whatever. I’ll be at home, and I don’t know if I’ll bring the iPad or not. I think I am staying over so I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon most likely.
Thanks everyone for the well wishes for my wrists. I am kind of racking my brain thinking of things to do without hands but all I can think of is watch TV and talk :< I’m going to get better now and that’s what matters. And like I said I was going to be on hiatus for the last two weeks of the month anyways, so this is just a lead up to that.
Before I say goodbye for today NEW TABLET FIRST DRAWING it’s SO DIFFERENT!! WHAT!!
The pen is really smooth, first of all. Second of all, I HAVE SO MUCH MORE BREADTH OF PRESSURE!! Now I understand why the brushes I use every puts on 9 or 10 or 20 because that’s how tablets are supposed to be sensitive!! gah!
It will probably take more getting use to but I am happy. This is so much different pen pressure than before. I don’t have to use really small brushes anymore and that’s great.
I drew Panic since I think he was the first thing I drew with my original tablet :)
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT that actually affects Tumblr
I’ve been dealing with chronic wrist pain since 2010. It started in my right wrist but now impacts both. I’ve been wearing braces to type but now I need to wear them almost all the time. The pain has only gotten worse and worse and so as part of my birthday, I went to see a special occupational therapist whose practice deals with joint and muscle pains. She diagnosed me with tendonitis instead of carpal tunnel, and she is going to help open up my wrists and my back as well to alleviate the pain. After that she’ll help me build up the strength, since wearing the braces for so long has caused me to become dependent on them and weakened my wrists even more.
In this first part of the healing process, the therapist wants me to wean off of my braces and use my wrists less. That means I have to cut down on my computer time. I’m nearly always on a device, whether it’s my computer, iPad, phone or 3DS. So to that effect, I’m going to be seriously cutting down on the number of people I follow. I’ve been meaning to go through my followed blogs so this is a good impetus to. If we are friends and correspond with some frequency, I am not going to unfollow you. And if I do, chances are I’ll follow you back sometime later.
I also have to be more practical with the computer time I have. Finals have virtually started for me, as I have a painting to work on this weekend and papers and tests to do over the coming week and a half. I will probably spend my computer time drawing or working on those final assignments. I’m still committed to finish the art and end of year projects I have running; this just means that I won’t be drawing as much or browsing tumblr and dA as much.
This will lead up into my winter break hiatus for my trip out of the country. When I get back in January, I’ll still be doing therapy and maybe further along in it to start strengthening my wrists again. Honestly I’m sad to lose computer time, but I don’t have to give it up entirely, just get myself off of the constant scrolling and browsing that I do because I can’t stand not being entertained by devices all the time :/