I feel like I shouldn't make my own TV tropes page, since I know a whole bunch of stuff that I haven't revealed yet and that might cloud my judgement. I've been hoping someone else would get around to making it. Maybe that's a bit unrealistic, though.
BluRaven C. Houvener:I walk everywhere so I have to face the elements as I go and I learned the hard way from a sketchbook getting ruined by a flash rain storm to always carry my sketchbook inside a plastic bag inside my backpack. Now as far as smearing while drawing I've been adamantly rotating the sketchbook as I draw that way my hand isn't sweating through the middle of my drawing as I go haha.
I carry mine in a water-resistant case, but I still get nervous when it's raining. If it were portable, I'd carry all my art supplies in an unbreakable metal safe. Maybe some kind of bank vault.
monkeyking:im a lefty so everything smudging is a part of my daily life, lmao. can't even draw without smudging something. just gotta learn to work around what you smudge or turn it into some sort of artistic method like.. yeah, haha... i did that smudging intentionally its.. abstract.
Ah, a fellow lefty! For some reason, my hand isn't too big of an issue. The problem seems to be pages rubbing against each other.
sketchdoll:You can try putting a piece of printer paper in between the pages, but honestly it sounds like either hair spray or some work fixable spray is your best bet. But just to reiterate, once you spray your work, it's pretty much fixed to the page, meaning you can't erase it.
I'll have to try the printer paper thing. I'm a little wary of pens and fixatives - I don't like not being able to erase stuff.
I carry around a sketchbook at all times so I can work on my comic rough drafts before tearing them out and scanning them. The pages keep getting smudged, and at this point it's getting kind of annoying. Does anyone know how to keep this from happening?
- "Ssshhh. Lie still, my precious. I will make you perfect."
- "Wait, mind-control implants AREN'T a thing yet? Then what are all these metal things I've been jamming in here?"
- "I think I'm in the wrong place. I'm just the window cleaner- you know what, nevermind. Get the windex. LET'S DO THIS."
- "You think this part bounces? I don't know why, but I really wanna see if this part bounces."
- "Stay calm! We can fix this! Does anyone have duct tape?"
- "Why are you all looking at me like that? Come on, is the occipital lobe THAT important in the grand scheme of things?"
- "Get it out! Get it out! Get it- wait, stop! LEAVE IT IN! LEAVE IT IN!"
I don't usually bring it up in conversation. If someone sees me drawing and asks questions, I'm happy to answer them, but I don't know how to talk about it naturally. Anything I say seems almost... show-offy.
-"Oh God, there's a whole COLONY of them."
-"Dude, relax. You only use 10% of your brain. Chances are, they're not gonna notice the chunk that just fell out."
-"Huh. This thing is covered in wrinkles and folds. We should probably fix that."
-"Okay, I know it's 'against protocol' and everything, but how much damage is one small bite really gonna do?"
-"Aww, the eggs are finally hatching! Looks like SOMEONE'S going to be a mommy!"
That's all I got so far. Help me out with this list, guys.
Update: I just looked it up, and awake brain surgery is a thing. Doctors do it so they can ask questions and gauge responses in order to avoid damaging areas associated with speech and movement.
I can't seem to focus in my house, so I go to coffee shops and libraries to draw. I feel like it's a good way to get out and confirm my suspicion that "other humans" exist. People will occasionally look at what I'm doing, and I'm not great at explaining my comics, but it's kind of fun to show off a little.