02/08/2020 at 14:47 #14163302/08/2020 at 16:29 #141635
So neat – must be CGI.
Do you find those sticky labels get in the way at all?02/08/2020 at 16:32 #14163603/08/2020 at 00:12 #141646
How do you get on with the magnifier? I’ve reached a similar stage where the glasses are on / off / tilt up / down (they are varifocal) and I cannot get on with the head band ones as they do not sit right. I tried a plastic magnifier that was on an U-shaped stand and and neck supported one but could not use either well. The cost of the desk ones (esp with lamps) are more than I want to risk without trying them for a few hours.03/08/2020 at 03:49 #141649Brian WeathersbyParticipant
I was thinking almost the very same thing! 😂 When I saw the picture, my first thought was, “Huh, can’t be real. MUCH too tidy and organized.”
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--Warren Zevon03/08/2020 at 08:16 #141650Deleted UserMember
“The photo contains almost everything I use; certainly on a daily basis. I do have a few extra tools and the like in the desk draw such as files, clippers, brass rod, half a dozen paints I very rarely use. Needless to say I have a small box I bring out when I’m basing figures and a mini-lead pile but I keep these well hidden in a cupboard especially the latter”
Staged photo confirmed, the real table is probably off camera 😀03/08/2020 at 09:18 #14166103/08/2020 at 09:28 #141662
How do you get on with the magnifier?
I’m used to it now. In case you’ve not read all the post I use both the glasses and magnifier at once. This combination works well especially as the magnifier has no solid ring just a lens. I can always move the figure away from the magnifier to check something and still focus properly on the figure using the glasses (because my eyes alone wont).
Of course you do lose some depth perception but that’s the same with any magnifier. Coping with this is a matter of practice. I have learnt to “lay” the brush on the figure before making the painting stroke.03/08/2020 at 11:13 #141663deephorseParticipant
How do you get on with the magnifier? I’ve reached a similar stage where the glasses are on / off / tilt up / down (they are varifocal) and I cannot get on with the head band ones as they do not sit right. I tried a plastic magnifier that was on an U-shaped stand and and neck supported one but could not use either well. The cost of the desk ones (esp with lamps) are more than I want to risk without trying them for a few hours.
I have tried magnifiers on both fixed arms and flexible arms, but have never found them to be satisfactory. I moved on to 3x magnification reading glasses for close up work and they work a treat for me.
Play is what makes life bearable - Michael Rosen03/08/2020 at 14:02 #141664Nathaniel WeberParticipant
I really like your setup and your organization is something to aspire to. I want to try your talc method.
My painting area is a bit of a mess but functions for me.04/08/2020 at 22:05 #141738
@Velillia – I did see your note 🙂 it was that that I was intrigued over as it was a right pain looking away without my glasses on as the pots where always blurry but the cheap screen style I had just did not work.
@Deephorse – I have wondered about such things having seen them in shops.
I’m due at the hospital this week to try to get my Uveitis cleared so it’s going to be a few months before I can do any tests as they will need to settle again it thanks for the feedback.
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