Friday, March 24, 2006

Lonely Space Ship

This one was so much fun to do. Only problem is that the brush and ink technique really bothers my wrist *sigh!* I'm trying to find a dip pen of some sort, or even a marker that mimics the look of brush and ink so I don't shread my wrists.


violetismycolor said...

I love your sweet little spaceship...I want to take it home with me.

donna said...

I do really like the line quality Paige.
Ugh, but your poor wrists.
I'm guessing you have carpal tunnel? Have you tried those strap on wrist supports when you sleep?
Hope you don't think I'm being nosey. I know that's what they recommended for me :)
Take care,

Ginger*:)* said...

It's wonderful and inventive! As for your wrists... I wish I had a solution for you. Do you ever wear a brace? I used to cut the toe off a fluffy athletic sock and roll up the top for a cushion and slide the whole thing on my draw-hand and wrist. It may not have been the answer, but I always thought it helped. You can also warm the sock in the microwave for a few seconds and then put it on. ( and then you have to wash out the micro...but gee whiz... it's so comfy and warm)

Take care *:)

Paige Keiser said...

Thanks so much for the helpful info for my wrists! I'm happy to say I found a marker that acts very much like brush and ink - much better on my wrists, so no no worries. YAY!!

Donna, my problem, thank God, is not CP, but tendonitis. A painful, but less serious condition than CP.

Hi Ginger! Braces are good for CP, but can be damaging w/ tendonitis - I found that out the hard way :-( The mocrowave suggestions sounds great though! My hands are always cold.

Thanks diane - i am sending him on over to your house ;-)

Dave James said...


Fun drawing. Cute spaceship.

As for the wrist; I use these big, fat rubber grippy things they sell to put on pencils and pens.

I think they are for kids to help them learn how to correctly hold a pencil.

Anyhoo, they help keep my hand from cramping. They take some getting used to and I spin them around until I get a grip that I like. I even put one on my pen that goes with my wacom tablet.

Try one. They might ease the pain a bit.