11 7 / 2014
Anonymous said: Sorry if you have answered this before but, do you do any wrist/elbow/shoulder exercises to alleviate any pain that can come from drawing for a long time?
ahhh yeah…I had tendonitis really bad last year and went to the doctor. I ended up wearing wrist braces at night and had to ease off on drawing. None of that really solved the issue for me and it kept recurring.
but, i started strength training in dec/jan and it went away completely. haven’t had it all year. this was a surprise i guess, but it kinda makes sense now that i think about it though.
I guess that strengthening the arm can alleviate wrist issues for some people. i suppose you could just try wrist curls and buy some dumbbells.
but i really encourage exercise and strength training, i think it’s exceptionally important for sedentary careers…not to mention all the added bonuses like looking and feeling good :D
05 7 / 2014
Anonymous said: Chazi, you've said before that you like using videos for pose references because they have more motion. If you have Netflix I would recommend drawing from Worlds Away (Crique du Soleil)! There are so many interesting and unique poses, and the movie itself is beautiful to watch. It made me think of you <3
That sounds like an awesome idea! thanks for the mention. :) i’ll definitely get some cirque videos to study from. hehe.
18 6 / 2014
Anonymous said: How do you do that
if you are referring to art:
1. buy pencil and paper
2. move pencil across paper
08 6 / 2014
Anonymous said: How old are you?
Hmm…. :D 23. mom keeps reminding me she was married by now oh my god :DDD
07 6 / 2014
ellie-is said: How many hours do you usually draw in a day? Just curious. :3
hey there! thanks for coming by.
it really varies to be honest, so I have no idea. in the beginning I had a goal of 8-10 hours a day. but then I’d get depressed when I didn’t hit those numbers (more often than not). so now I just make a list of things I need to do art-wise for the next day and do them. that has worked out a lot better for me and gives a sense of accomplishment :’D
also, i’m starting to think numbers don’t mean much at all. anyone can draw for hours and hours, but if it’s a mindless 8 hours or they’re not really into it, it won’t be nearly as useful as someone who draws for 3 hours but is completely focused and fully absorbed in what they’re doing.
that’s what i whisper as i cry myself to sleep, anyway