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I have just been getting back into the hobby and painting a lot again and I can't seem to find a stable and comfortable painting position that won't bother my neck, back or shoulders when I am done. Anyone have any good tips on position (sitting, light source location, ect)? Is it just one of those things and I should just make smaller paint pots and take more breaks? Thanks
General Il'Vek of Vostroya
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Take some breaks to just stand up and stretch. I know I will get into what I am doing and hours will pass and I find my neck gets real stiff. When I take breaks even for just a few minutes to stretch things are much better.
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I have an 'operator chair', you know the sort they have in offices. It is adjustable, and so I find that if I have a high table and a low chair, then I'm not hunched over too much. That's my best tip I found.
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Remember to sit straight and not hunch your back and take regular breaks every half hour or every hour or so (depending on how long you paint for one session). A proper office chair helps a lot as well, since you can adjust how high/low you want to be.
sitting straight is good advice! it may sound daft but tihs is one thing painters dont do and hunch over and get bad backs. i know as ... erm... welll i do it often
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I hold the mini up and balance my brush off it using my hand. If that makes any sense... so I can paint anywhere really.
you have to develop the painters stoop...
The best advice has already been given. Take plenty of breaks.
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