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Escaping the internet

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KenSpectre Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have the tendency to look on internet for references and such.
Yet, in the end it either keeps me looking at pictures all day long or my eyes start to hurt from looking from paper to screen continuously.

How do most of you deal with the presence of internet and the sorts?
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ColdBlackRaven Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I tempt other people in my house into using the internet so I won't get distracted :D always works
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RookieOwl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm used to search all the references I may need on the week (first the What I am going to draw? What do I need?) I put the images in my PSP (or in your case cell phone/iPad etc.) and there I go :D
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KenSpectre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't the screen of a psp or phone too small?
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RookieOwl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
not to me :shrug:
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raerae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
First you might want to get the Flux app if your eyes are hurting. It's done wonders for my eyes.

Also, there's some programs that will shut off the internet for a certain amount of time that can be useful.

Honestly, I'd draw a picture first and look through refs to help fix mistakes.
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KenSpectre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The problem is not so much the screen but I'm also a programmer; so I'm almost constantly on the computer this way
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Sky-C Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Turn of the computer ;) And/or get books to use as references instead.

Kinda lame advice :XD:
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KenSpectre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, not lame. Actually a good idea ;)
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Sky-C Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
:)
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Wow! GUILTY!!!!! I do the same thing...makes me wonder if you're doing to yourself what I do. I look for references/inspiration. Collect it. Organize it. Even have glimpses in my imagination of what to do with all the cool shit I've gathered...but what I've ended up doing is satisfying the creative urge. My art style is pretty much collage, actual or drawing, calling upon multiple references to create an image. Collecting all those multiple references...in my head I've done the work. The paper on my drawing paper is horribly blank.
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