Neil Gaiman says:

Neil Gaiman says:
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Repetitive stress




Deadlining is always fun (no wait, shouldn't that read "never" fun??) I remember once doing clean-up on an animated show years ago and I think I probably did over 100 drawings in a day. My hand got completely mad at me, it was numb, tingling and pulsing. I'd abused the thing so badly I couldn't even write my name!

I try and take care of my drawing hand a little better than that these days...but it's still very easy to overstrain the poor darlin'. Frequent stretching breaks are good..but it's easy to forget when you're rushing to do a pile of drawings. Arg!

2 comments:

Lisa-Marie said...

Ooooh! Your poor arm. Sending healing vibes STAT!

Suzanne Marsden said...

Thanks Lisa-Marie!
I should get off the frickin' computer and give my hands a break..sigh! :-P