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Old 11-28-2018, 06:04 PM
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Re: Digital art ergonomics - what's your setup?

I have two set-ups one from home office and one from my works studio.
So first set up is a 22inch cintiq. Raised monitor behind it and set as extended displays. Keyboard on the left of table and mouse to the right of it.

The other I just have laptop to the left of my tablet which acts as my second monitor too.

Before i had the laptop I had a pc set up and I had a monitor either side of the tablet, so three monitors. Again keyboard to the left and mouse to the right.

I'm a concept artist btw
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:25 PM
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Re: Digital art ergonomics - what's your setup?

My studio is too cold to enter so I have an ipad pro and work comfortably from the sofa in front of the TV. Can't get any better than that. I do however like seeing your studio setup and reading about what you have and what you work on. They look like functional comfortable studios.
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Re: Digital art ergonomics - what's your setup?

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For instance, lots of artists who had the new graphical digitizing tablets (like the Cintiq) had them in an almost vertical orientation that I can't imaging drawing on for long periods of time because you'd have to hold you arms up in the air.


It might not be that bad, just like painting at an easel. It's probably a good idea to prop it up at least a bit because, like any kind of drawing, having it lay flat can kind of distort your point of view.



floblue, I also like painting on my tablet on the couch sometimes. And Procreate is getting better and better.
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Re: Digital art ergonomics - what's your setup?

I have it not quite upright...it's slightly leant back.
Also you can get an ergo arm rest that your attach to your desk and it keeps your arm at the right height for the shortcut keys. I use the touch stripe as my brush size so my arm is constantly up
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Re: Digital art ergonomics - what's your setup?

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It might not be that bad, just like painting at an easel. It's probably a good idea to prop it up at least a bit because, like any kind of drawing, having it lay flat can kind of distort your point of view.

I paint at a much larger scale so I use totally different muscles than I would for fine detail drawing on a 16" tablet. If I had to do fine detail drawing on my canvas at my easel my arm would get tired real fast.

I want to see how commercial artists and illustrators who are putting in 8-hour days all week have their setup to minimize strain and fatigue and stay productive.

There are zillions of pictures and videos on the web showing setups but they never seem to show the actual ARTIST in them so you see their arm and wrist and shoulder and head tilt and other things that affect ergonomics. And I can't find any videos, websites, books, etc, on this.
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Re: Digital art ergonomics - what's your setup?

Yeah, I see what you mean. Doing a quick google search I see tablets set up at varying angles. You might just have to experiment to see what works best for you. And remember to stop and stretch once in a while.

Maybe that's what they mean by suffering for you art.
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