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If you are a cartoonist, visual artist, or just frequently work with your hands, you are going to want to pick up a copy of Draw Stronger by Kriota Willberg. It’s a beautifully illustrated guide and packed with all you need to know about self-care as an artist. There are a variety of tips, advice, and steps to take better care of your hands and body overall. You’ll find practical advice, like keeping in mind better posture, taking breaks, and caring for your hands with stretches and acknowledging your body when there are signals you need to rest or see a physician.
The creative process is time-consuming and a lot of the time people tend to neglect their bodies and caring for themselves because they get so absorbed into their work, but this little guide is thoughtful and informative. It’s the perfect self-care reminder to help you take better care and sustain a pain-free life while doing what you love–even us book bloggers!
Draw Stronger is a comprehensive self-care guide for artists interested in preventing repetitive stress injuries and sustaining a pain free life long drawing practice. Understand how injuries happen and what types of injuries commonly affect drawing professionals. Use practical first aide to help manage pain in the event of injury. Learn what types of symptoms should be diagnosed by doctor. Practice simple exercises to help correct posture and reduce fatigue and pain. Clearly illustrated, informative, and packed with wholesome corrective goodness, this graphic novel can get you started practicing simple routines that will help take care of your most important drawing instrument – your body!
Paperback, 200 pages
Expected publication: April 8th 2018 by Uncivilized Books
I received a copy in exchange for an unbiased review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.