Friday, May 31, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Started on the beak, still need some darkening to add more of a 3D look and then I need to decide if I want to burnish the beak.
I don't burnish very often. I don't like the slick shiny look you usually get when using coloured pencils, but that effect would work for a beak....
Friday, May 24, 2013
And because the background is fuzzy and very loose, it doesn't matter so much when my hands go numb. I don't need to be precise, so as long as I can still hold a pencil, I can draw loose and fuzzy :p Could even use my left hand for it, if I lose all the feeling in my right.
Thats the plan this summer. Use my left hand more, since its mostly my right that is effected by the MS. So you might be treated to really bad sketches while I teach my left hand to work:l ots of really badly drawn circles and squares, hey you never know. I could actually draw better with my left.....
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Eye Close up
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I really think a lot of the art I have done in college over the last few years would make good burning material...should burn pretty well due to all the turps :p
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
So I def. have tennis elbow, can't use a mouse or type properly. So while my hands are not 100% numb any more,(fingertips are still numb :/), I can't really move my arm. Doctors orders to rest, not a lot of drawing allowed,(I can draw, but only for a short time and lots of breaks), and no lifting with the arm. This will be a fun summer :p
Of course the only pain meds that work are Tramadol, which make a lot of people high as a kite :p Thankfully I am not one of those people or I would probably start drawing really psychedelic art
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013
If I have to give up using pencils because I can't draw detail, I would just switch to pastels because I can be really loose and expressive with them and still like the end result.
Friday, May 03, 2013
So I haven't really been doing much drawing the last few days as my hands have been going numb on and off everyday since Wednesday. Little frustrating when I want to draw and I have a few things left to finish up for college.
Now saying numb is not exactly right. I have feeling in my hands, but can't control where they go. So when my hands get like this, using a pencil is out since I can't have any type of detail and can't really control where a pencil/brush/etc lands. And because it can be pretty painful, burning,(but my hands will be freezing) plus a pins and needles feeling,(like having a foot that has fallen asleep but times the feeling by 10), I can't do things I normally could.
And the feeling can last for hours, or last for minutes. It took me 3 times as long to draw that fox line art then it normally would because I had to stop as I couldn't hold the pencil at all. Typing is fun :p My fingers miss keys all the time, and my hand just gets too tired to move.
This has happened before, went away last time, and its more of a flare up then a relapse, so should go away with time again, (hopefully).
A lot of people don't realize how unpredictable MS can be. One moment you could be fine, have energy, be able to walk, be "normal". And then in the next moment, you could stumble, have problems walking, lose your sight, have problems talking, the list is endless.You can't really predict when any of this can happen, you can sometimes try to avoid situations that might trigger a symptom, (I try to avoid really warm places, I can get to the point I can't move at all if I get too warm), but avoiding possible triggers is not always possible. Nothing triggered my numb hands, they just happened.
I have been thinking of talking more about how MS affects me in the blog, haven't really before since I don't want to come across as wanting sympathy. But I know there are some people that are curious about MS and how a person can deal with it, so might start talking about it more. And it gives me something to write about when I can't draw.