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Oh my god deviantart, why did you decide you want to be facebook AND tumblr at the same time instead of yourself?
No, this is not a journal about me taking a hiatus, not the kind you're thinking of anyway. xP

It's about my hand (again). As most of you know, I've been suffering from chronic pain caused by repeated motion injury in the tendons of my wrist and hand for... what has now been around two years. There's nothing to do about it but rest it, but it's hard to rest your dominant hand, so the recovery has been patchy, with bouts of pain after I've done something. Well, I've gotten really tired of that, and decided to do some HARDCORE RESTING.

For a month now I've not been:

-drawing
-painting
-doodling
-sewing
-sculpting
-filing
-cutting
-doing exercise than involve putting any weight on the hands (not even riding a bike)
-playing vidya for more than 30 mins
-cleaning more than strictly necessary
-carrying heavy things

Instead, I've been gently stretching every other day and rubbing in an ointment.

As you can imagine, it's been horribly dull. I feel like a zombie. x-x But it has helped - there's no pain at rest and very little when I'm doing something. I'm going to try and last as long as I can. But, I need your help-! I've been getting more into reading and watching things, as those activities don't require the use of both hands. So! I'm going to ask you for recommendations. Books, movies, blogs, shows (that don't have more than 5 seasons please). Can be both fiction and non-fiction, I'll give anything a try. :'D I have an itch for some good fantasy though!
  • Mood: Lazy
Susan by Roqi
Susan
Susan Fitzlewis, investigative journalist. Ph.D. Three languages. One brother, one niece, one ex-fiancé, one miscarriage. Parents deceased. Albino. Poor eyesight, great hearing. Hobbies: reading and music. What do you mean by 'that doesn't describe you as a person'?

The process on this went something like this: I wanted to color it with light pencils, but I screwed up with the inking and made a few blots. So I scanned it, cleaned it in Photoshop, and thought I'd do just flats. But then flats were insufficient, so I thought I'd add some gradients. But then that wasn't good enough, so I started lightly shading.
And now my hand hurts xD;

But I do believe it's nice.

The violin sucks, I know. I added it mostly as an afterthought because the picture looked plain with nothing in her hands. I'm entertaining an idea of doing a few pics, my characters with the objects they love. But consistency is not a trait I possess, so achieving success in doing any sort of a series is a big question. :P

It just feels so good to be able to finally draw old ocs exactly the way you've imagined them all along.

Ink, dip pen, photoshop, I didn't keep track of the time.
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Mrs. Wallace by Roqi
Mrs. Wallace
As my part of an art trade, Richard's original wife. The one he married as a human still. I don't know her name- I'm not even sure if he remembers. It was probably something like Mary or Anne or Dorothy or Elizabeth, because everybody had names chosen from a pool of around 30 in those days. Let her be just Mrs. Wallace.

I tried for a style similar of that in those small medallions. Like maybe if he had commissioned one, this is what it would look like (except painted and not drawn with pencils, maybe). Her hair definitely wasn't that red, but every lady wanted to be a redhead like the Queen, so in a portrait Mrs. Wallace would insist on being... enhanced.

She was a bit homely, yes, but Richard never married for looks.

I know the dress is a travesty, give me a break x'D I hate clothes so much.

Around... three hours, I think.
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So. Rambles. Don't feel obliged to read.

This is the second set of paints that's expired, having been used two or three times. Guilty as charged. I must stop lying to myself- once, I liked traditional painting, but the moment I learned digital there was no point in bothering with real paints. What do you mean there's no sketch layer I can later delete? What do you mean I can't zoom in? No undo? No expanding the canvas if the initial idea grows? Also, I'll tell you guys in secret I'm actually kinda really bad when it comes to colors. I can see shapes, movement, weight, how they relate to one another... Doing lineart is a blast. But color, I have to squint to work it out. Mixing paints to get a tone I wanted is a grueling task, and things such as designing nice color schemes and selecting palettes elude me. So, digital also cuts out that chunk of difficulty.

Too bad I still can't use my tablet without screwing up my hand. It's been good recently, so, I worked a bit on a picture that I have started... months ago. It went well, but the next day I woke up with pain that would not go away for a good few days.

Oh well.

I'll stick to ink and pencils for now, then. Using colored pencils is an easy exercise that may help me see colors better yet.

In other news, I FINALLY found the flash drive to which I saved the stories I deleted off this account (old friends may remember), as well as a few others nobody has seen before, about my old characters. They're not bad! They're good, actually! I deleted them because that was the time a few people I knew irl watched me, and I got anxious they'd JUDGE ME. But I don't care anymore. x'D And neither do they, really.

My precious babies. I've been thinking a lot about them recently. Maybe something will come of it. One picture I'm almost done with will, at least.

In other news, after a brief adventure with trying to come off my meds that didn't end happily, I've come to terms with the fact I may have to be taking SSRIs indefinitely. I'm not happy about it, but I'm hardly happier when depressed. =P
  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Playing: Dwarf Fortress
  • Eating: sunflower seeds
No, this is not a journal about me taking a hiatus, not the kind you're thinking of anyway. xP

It's about my hand (again). As most of you know, I've been suffering from chronic pain caused by repeated motion injury in the tendons of my wrist and hand for... what has now been around two years. There's nothing to do about it but rest it, but it's hard to rest your dominant hand, so the recovery has been patchy, with bouts of pain after I've done something. Well, I've gotten really tired of that, and decided to do some HARDCORE RESTING.

For a month now I've not been:

-drawing
-painting
-doodling
-sewing
-sculpting
-filing
-cutting
-doing exercise than involve putting any weight on the hands (not even riding a bike)
-playing vidya for more than 30 mins
-cleaning more than strictly necessary
-carrying heavy things

Instead, I've been gently stretching every other day and rubbing in an ointment.

As you can imagine, it's been horribly dull. I feel like a zombie. x-x But it has helped - there's no pain at rest and very little when I'm doing something. I'm going to try and last as long as I can. But, I need your help-! I've been getting more into reading and watching things, as those activities don't require the use of both hands. So! I'm going to ask you for recommendations. Books, movies, blogs, shows (that don't have more than 5 seasons please). Can be both fiction and non-fiction, I'll give anything a try. :'D I have an itch for some good fantasy though!
  • Mood: Lazy

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Self-DestructBamboo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   General Artist
super duper happy birthday!! i hope the celebration is nice [if youre one to celebrate] and that your next year of life is wonderful as well n v n
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PhilosCaelum Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deviantart told me it was your birthday today...so I hope you're day was excellent! :) 
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Hatsumei-Akari Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ma! Thanks for the llama! Here's one back!
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DesiResi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama :)
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oriana-the-wolf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Thanks for the Llama!! ~ <33
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ceceme12 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
O.o Thank you for the llama!
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EverSoDashing Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave <3<3
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SlotMechanic Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
HELLO, THIS IS HAGGIS

*falls over* I replied to the herb garden roleplay, in case you wanted to know ;w;

*sobs* I'm sorry I'm such a horrible, not-alive roleplay partner. I'm trying to be more active. ;w;
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Relaxn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:music: This is your birthday song! :music:
:music: It isn't very long! :music:

:iconballoonsplz::party::cake: HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! :cake::party::iconballoonsplz:


SO sorry for not doing this sooner. ;_; I thought I had done it already.
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pooglegrundolovers Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I FORGOT TO WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. :iconraegplz:

So, I will wish you a belated birthday, now. >u>

Happy Belated Birthday, m'dear! ^^
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