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It's creating poses that takes my mind of the pain. See, I'm a nitpicker when it comes to poses. I always go for the movement in a pose. I want the speed to still be in there, like the figure can continue his or her movement any moment.
That takes time for me and I can be focused on one single phalanx for hours on end to get it just so. Of course I will have to let go at some point and be satisfied with it. I will never become a mass-production person, I can't. But I will have to be satisfied with my work at some point.

I have alot of unfinished projects aswell. Some of them are abandoned even because I haven't found a way to make them look realistic. A computer mesh is nowhere near the same as a human body, it will never ever be able to simulate what a human body can do. Human limbs do not break into other limbs when moved. They don't creace or tear where the joints are moved so to create certain type of poses, like yoga, with some degree of realisme and sincerity is for me a real challenge.
I really have to learn how to create morphs so I can create a very simple pose of a woman crossing her leg while sitting without her leg breaking into the other leg or just to have it laying on top of the other. An that are just the thighs. Both are unnatural but the skin and muscle tissue of a mesh doesn't exist so they can't act like real muscle tissue. It dents and bulges when squeezed by pressure. The type of muscle is different for various athletes.

Anyhew, it's a thing for me but I'm a nitpicker with this.
I find exercise helps to battle my fibro aswell, I like walks with our dog. I have the diagnoses since 2001 I think. I use to dance when I was young. Ballet and modern dance. Did you exercise before?
There is a mindset I have since my ballet days that has been imbedded in my brain since then. It keeps me moving and battleling. And I do allow myself days of leisure and feeling sorry. I have a good cry, alot of chocolate. Curse all my hotflashes and pick myself up the next day.

Dakorillon (IMArts)

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Thank you for your uplifting words! Ballet is such a demanding sport! No wonder you have a battle -through mentality!
I am working on more exercise, but military exercise is one of the things that really ruined my body, lol. So, now I'm trying stretching, yoga-type breathing and walking, but not too far. As my weight is going down from this Keto diet I'm on, I'm hoping that I can add bits more to it. Finding the right combination of herbs to help me, is super important, too! I think I've git upon a set that is working for me, to help mental problems, and hot flashes. And using my UV light in these dark days, helps, as well.

I've even felt flashes of creativity recently and wrote about 3K words on my novel. That hasn't happened for months!

As for art, I'm working on a piece with dusk and the HW horse as a southwestern scene. I have the background nearly done in Howler, and then into DS for adding the characters.

Dakorillon (IMArts)

Contributing Artist
Wow it's been since January, so many things have changed! And yet, many things have stayed the same.

I have gotten involved in more art projects, 3 webinars down, 2 at Daz now. Beta testing, which I generally enjoy. Studying about concept art, which I think ties into my previous thoughts on "Epic" art, some. No further movement on my writing, and only drips and drabs in actual art. The Challenges were really good at pushing me to do something, anything!

The Keto diet monitored by Virta Health through the VA has been both a joy and a sorrow. I did remove 35lbs, and am off all diabetes meds, but the numbers still aren't where they completely need to be. And the Scale refuses to budge!

I have been doing lots of thinking about my websites and other social media, to really decide what I want them to do.

Lots of ideas, but still no ability to actually carry it forth.

Lastly, I have been involved since March with the Author Steve Alten and his project to bring to the web a virtual aquarium and 'resort' with monthly webisodes about the doings there. He is the guy that wrote "MEG" and the forth coming "The Loch". It has been interesting and draining!

Dakorillon (IMArts)

Contributing Artist
January... there was a January?... I vaguely recall Februtember and maybe Apruly or something... I can’t recall most of the past eighty two months since 2019...
I know exactly what you mean!
The SeaMonsterCove.com has launched. Life hasn't slowed down any. Still can't decide exactly what I want to do with social media, but, I've done some good research.

I found a YouTuber that I have watched all their videos, Minnie Small. I love her attitudes, and mannerisms for the most part, she is very inspiring.