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struggling with an injury - story and advice!

Hey everyone! In some previous blog posts, I mentioned that I’m struggling with an injury to my drawing arm. Although I hoped that the problem would have totally gone away after more than a month of rest, it actually hasn’t, and I’m still struggling with it at this very moment. It’s actually been harder emotionally than it has physically. I’ve decided to go ahead and write a blog entry about it, not only to keep my followers in the loop but also as a cautionary tale to any artists out there who have not yet sustained an injury. If I had been more aware of the risks, maybe this would never have happened to me, so the very least I can do is try to help those who aren’t aware of the risks.

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I did an interview with Sycra! Check it out here. 

I did an interview with Sycra! Check it out here

self portrait! turned out a bit cartoony, proportion-wise. process video here.

self portrait! turned out a bit cartoony, proportion-wise. process video here.

process video for this self portrait.

my latest piece! 

my latest piece! 

reminder: I use instagram! :)

reminder: I use instagram! :)

the one and only green bikini!

the one and only green bikini!

tried another sketch in the style of this one. i like doing these kinds of portraits/caricatures/whatever they are!

tried another sketch in the style of this one. i like doing these kinds of portraits/caricatures/whatever they are!

revisiting an old favorite of mine… a quick ariel doodle to celebrate the fact that my arm seems to be almost completely healed!

revisiting an old favorite of mine… a quick ariel doodle to celebrate the fact that my arm seems to be almost completely healed!

WIP!

WIP!

doing a prints giveaway thing on facebook. check it out if you’d like to win one of these 12x16 inch prints! 

doing a prints giveaway thing on facebook. check it out if you’d like to win one of these 12x16 inch prints! 

Mugs and wall clocks are now available thru my society6 account, next to art prints, pillows, phone cases and more! check it out here.

Received some test prints of my work from INPRNT today, and I gotta say, they are gorgeous! Very sharp, colors are perfect, and just the right amount of contrast. I’m very impressed! I only have a few prints up now but I’ll be updating my page with more throughout the day. If you’re interested in getting a giclée print of my work, do take a look. 

i re-drew a few poses from my some of my old drawings just for kicks.

i re-drew a few poses from my some of my old drawings just for kicks.

learning to write with my left hand: one week of progress (left side is last week, right side is today)
reason for those who haven’t read my earlier posts: my right arm is injured from excessive drawing and needs some rest. figured it was a good opportunity to train my other hand.

learning to write with my left hand: one week of progress (left side is last week, right side is today)

reason for those who haven’t read my earlier posts: my right arm is injured from excessive drawing and needs some rest. figured it was a good opportunity to train my other hand.