PSA for Artists! Don't make the same mistake I didI've been posting some video tutorials to teach aspiring artists my drawing techniques, but I think it's very important to learn from my mistakes as well.
I'm 25 right now, and I've been drawing all my life. I started drawing a lot more and professionally when I was about 19-20. I drew all the time and didn't think much about it. I would draw until I'm in pain, from sitting too long, from not eating because I was in the flow and didn't want to stop. I would get terrible back pains and even heart palpitations from sitting in the same position drawing for so long.
That's when the nails on my right hand started to get weird and lumpy. At first I thought it was a dietary thing, so I took vitamins, went to the doctors, exercised, changed things up but it was too late. It's been years now and 3 doctors later they couldn't fix it.
If it were just ugly nails, I wouldn't really care, but the nails are just the tip of how bad I've been treating my body. One time during a particularly hardco
Exposing the limits of cultural cages;
Highlighting each doorway to wide open spaces.
Find beauty in shadows while framing the light.
Life is new perspectives and moments of insight.
Expressive the dance while entangled in song;
We mirror the journey we've lived all along.
Art is like a whisper in the wind.
By the time it is received
it has tangled with mystery in flight
and shares secrets this artist never knew.
Thank you for the inspiration.
I'll share it forward, too.