Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Blind Painter

So I sat down and started working on the small unit of chaos space marine possessed I need to finish for my Khorne Daemonkin army. What I immediately realized is that when I am wearing glasses it is so much easier. I had some very cheap reading glasses I picked up and things are so much clearer. I have been trying to only paint in the morning because the light in my house was better. But damn- I could see everything. I could see the brush, the details on the models. For years now I hadn't realized my vision has been declining. It was like night and day. Like my technique is a lot better than I thought. They are coming right along.

The only thing and I noticed this while only after working 15-20 minutes these cheap glasses produce way to much eye strain. While I was concentrating on what I was doing things got blurry quickly. I can put them on and focus initially, but they are not going to be good enough to use on a long term basis. Might need to make my first trip ever to an optometrist.

The other weird thing I am dealing with is a strained muscle in my left forearm. It is my abductor pollicis longus, it is used in opening and closing the hand as well as tilting the palm up and down. Brutal injury from my day job as a commercial fisherman this week. I can't grip a 4lb bag of sugar or even was in pain when I picked up a half gallon of milk. Since I was holding the brush with my left hand, I knew I wasn't going to be able to get through a lot of work with my models this morning, but I thought I'd give it a try.

I just can't believe how much clearer everything was wearing glasses.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, getting old is shitty dude. My big thing is that I need a better chair.

    Anyways, glad to see your still posting.