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Felyn

Recent health Issue :(

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Recently I've been recovering from a pinched nerve in my neck, but after finding out what was causing that without my knowledge I got a disk herniation in my lower spine that's pinching the nerve attached to my leg.

I'm not sure how long it will take to rehabilitate, but so far I have to lay on my back and can't stand or sit often or at all. It doesn't feel severe but the thing is laying on my back is difficult to draw with.

My main concern isn't temporarily not being able to draw, but I really want to make art into a career, I don't feel like I have time left to do that and this doesn't help me.


Thank everyone for loving me and my creations. <3
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Added: 1 week, 5 days ago
 
strych9
1 week, 5 days ago
So sorry that you have to suffer like this.  I wish you well and also a speedy recovery.
Felyn
1 week, 5 days ago
Thank you for empathizing with me and caring. I'm looking forward to when I can do activities normally again
MyNameIsOver20charac
1 week, 5 days ago
:<
Get well soon!
Felyn
1 week, 5 days ago
Thank you friend <3
Ocopa
1 week, 5 days ago
I hope you get back on your feet soon.
Felyn
1 week, 5 days ago
Thank you so much, I hope so too. For all it's worth
BlazeHeartPanther
1 week, 5 days ago
Get well, my dude. You have worked hard for all of us and from what seems to be happening with you, you should rest up and do your body good.
Felyn
1 week, 5 days ago
Thank you Blaze, I believe I've been possibly trying a bit too hard and it got to me. I'm overwhelmed by the support comments, they're helping me phenomenally.
BlazeHeartPanther
1 week, 5 days ago
Anything to help a friend ^^
asthexiancal
1 week, 5 days ago
Oooow ake great care Felyn, I hope you'll be out of truble very soon!!
Felyn
1 week, 5 days ago
Thank you dearly, I'm hoping my issue is much better than average as well.
rajak
1 week, 5 days ago
i hope you were at a doctor. my brother had such pain some times ago like you, and wasn´t going to the doctor. it got so bad, that he couldn´t even feel his legs one day. then he went to the doctor and he "punsh" him in his spine, all pain was gone. a nerve was trapped bad in the spine(my englisch sucks, so sorry if i write bad XD also it can be, that i missunderstood you a bit^^)
Felyn
1 week, 5 days ago
Thanks for suggesting and sharing your story. I'm actually thinking about doctor a lot. But your experience is showing me it's probably safe and best to. I'm sorry that happened to your brother and I'm surprised it was that easy to repair.

Thank you for sharing despite not perfect English, I understood. I think it shows how much you care.
wolfdude91
1 week, 5 days ago
I always play video games so not being able to do that by having to lay back would drive me insane. I hope you are able to recover fast.
Felyn
1 week, 5 days ago
Thanks for empathizing with me, you understand what's going through my head a lot. I agree a lot
PuppyPrince
1 week, 5 days ago
Ouch. My mom's had one of those and needed physical therapy. I hope you can get well soon.
Felyn
1 week, 5 days ago
I see, thanks for sharing it must be a part way difficult condition to get out of. Thanks for your wishes, everyone's support is helping me a lot.
0Froucette
1 week, 5 days ago
Felyn, you have nothing to prove with your art and your efforts...

You will surely have many art and career opportunities,
but you only have one body.
Take your time with it.

Take care !
Felyn
1 week, 5 days ago
Thank you for believing in me. Perhaps in ways, I have the wrong perception of what I'm capable of.
What you said is wise, I think I need to think about saving my body more than anything.
Thank you, you're amazing <3
PichuYang
1 week, 5 days ago
I'm sorry to hear that and not talking to you lately... I hope you have received medical treatment :(
Get well soon... I don't know what else to say...
Felyn
1 week, 4 days ago
It's just been a few days ago I was in bed and suddenly I felt aches. I wished it was nothing more than small pain but it ended up being this. It's okay we haven't spoken in a while. I'm getting over my fear of asking for help and seeing how I can get medically treated.

Tomorrow I'm going to be examined by a doctor so they can see what is wrong. Maybe I'll talk to you about how it's going.
TsunderePanda
1 week, 5 days ago
Oooof i'm so sorry to hear this felyn. I hope that you recover! D:
Felyn
1 week, 4 days ago
Thank you Tsundere Panda, it's nice to hear from you, I'll be trying my best to move on.
DennisDraws
1 week, 5 days ago
I'm sorry to hear that. I feel like I've been developing muscle problems on the back of my shoulder leading up to my neck since starting digital art, and it sucks cause I want to get better at it. But perhaps this is our bodies' way of telling us to not overwhelm ourselves and to take a break once in a while.
I think you're a truly fantastic artist, both on a personal and technical level. Even if you're willing to dedicate yourself to your craft, you shouldn't push yourself too hard. Continue doing what you love, but also love and take care of yourself. You're a wonderful piece of art yourself <3
Felyn
1 week, 4 days ago
I like your idea, and maybe it is just like a way of telling us that we're going too hard. I hope you and your injury can get better and you've figured out how to self treat yourself. I'm thinking over what I'm doing and probably thinking of not working so hard and it's not that much worth it compared to this.

Thanks for giving me perspective on how I should be thinking, everyone's been helping me so much. I thought nearly no one would be here to help me, but this is tear-jerking.
DennisDraws
1 week, 4 days ago
Aside from being a good artist, you have a very sweet and humble personality as far as I could tell. Positive people tend to attract positive attention is all!
Felyn
1 week, 4 days ago
Thank you, you know how to make me feel nice. I'll take your word as an honest answer. :) <3
ModestWold
1 week, 5 days ago
Not sure how old you are but i'm 27 and I graduated at 25. Don't worry how long it takes, just do what you can do for the time being and don't worry about "lost time".

I thought I was ready for game concept art until a professional who pretty much had my situation and level at my age told me I needed two years of practice minimum to be at industry standard. He may or may not be right but "2 more years until I'm possibly good enough to be an illustrator" is an absolute bs mentality.

I'm still practicing and taking online classes, but I didn't even think video games were what I wanted to get into until I graduated. It was just the only territory I knew you could get a good paycheck. But it doesn't work that way.

Keep up your internet and social media presence, you have a lot of work that meets industry standard for light, prospective, and proportion. And not even that matters. I have work I consider "out of date" and the people who have commissioned me the few times they have inside and outside the Fandom have done it because of that work, and word of mouth from people who always enjoy my work, including some professionals I'm surprised give me the time of day.

POINT BEING, everything is luck, especially in fine arts and illustration. But the average gross income in the US for the arts is about 70 k, top 10 percent 120 k, low 30 k. It's even higher outside the states, and wherever you live in the world, there are a ton of remote jobs.

What you have is great, just keep posting it everywhere and reach out to people and places to share your art with that you would never think would give you the time of day. So you can work on the things that will help your greater audience find you. That includes the employers who will give you the income that proves you can sustain yourself in the arts by doing what you love.

DO NOT project on potential lost time, and don't acknowledge anything that will pass as lost time.
Felyn
1 week, 4 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with me. It's good to understand someone's perspective view. I think at this point I'm feeling some difficult pain that's definitely going to impact being able to draw at all. But I'm completely okay as long as I know I have a world of time to figure things out.

Right now I'm 20, but the concern is the idea that art isn't a real job and I haven't shared my thoughts with my parents. Right now I'm studying heating ventilation and air conditioning but I really want to do art. I also really don't have any ergonomic places to be. I have a bed, no standing desk or anything similar, that and doing constant artwork probably has me getting injured.

But I thank you for your experience again, and I'm thinking about how I should guide myself from this point forward.
ModestWold
1 week, 4 days ago
I'm glad I can help. I'll also put it out there that I live at home with a parent who, pardon my French, is a gaslighting emotionally abusive shit, and any time in the past year I've even told him I applied for an illustration job, would lose his shit.

An incredibly talented artist on FA I talk to lives in Russia and had to jump ship from the security of her home because her family were absolutely horrible to her because she wanted to be an artist. She had to risk not having shelter and almost ran out of money for the appartment she found. Now she has a stable job doing illustrations for apps at a phone company.

I'm not saying your parents are like that or that you're at risk for being thrown out. But if it's your fear that your parents won't approve or that you can't make it, you absolutely can make it as an artist of any kind, and I don't know what your parents are like but if you know them as supportive, they will be esthetic to hear that you want to pursue your passion as your livelihood. Even if they're uneasy at first, they will warm up to it, support you, and be proud of you.

And you're 20? Your time is nowhere near up for this livelihood. I've had that idea when I was 25 and when I talked to my professors for portfolio reviews telling them that stuff, they said that they couldn't even remember being that age. They didn't even feel ready while they were supporting themselves as illustrators.

So in so many ways, we are all in the same boat. Same assumptions, same fears, same potential, and same bright future available to us as long as we want it enough.  You already have some unique technicals. I didn't have those at your age and could probably learn a thing or two from your stuff. But I will affirm what I just said, there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY you are running out of time at AGE 20. XD. Can we switch ages? Lol because I probably could have appreciated myself MUCH MORE than I did at that age. And you should do the same for yourself. Believe me, these will be some of the best years of your life. At age 30, you will be like, "man. Remember when I was 20? Because I wish I did."

And it doesn't have to be daunting. Take life one day at a time and take steps. Because in less than a year, you're going to look back and say, "i didn't even notice how much progress I've made".
Felyn
1 week, 2 days ago
Thank you, a very upbuilding message, because you have so many experiences to share to put things in perspective, and to let me know I'm not alone.

I've never told my parents I wish to do this, that is my idea of time rather than my lifetime. It's just honestly terrifying because I feel like I need to prove I can do this and that art is a real job.

I'm probably going to take it a day at a time. I have a lot of pressure. I'm studying HVAC, my mom found a loophole to get me to learn driving again. But I think I can do it. If I don't stress out and just look at the fact this is probably the only thing I want to do.

Thanks, I'll keep going back to what you said when I feel like I'm doing something stupid and impossible again. And look forward to the journey. <3
ModestWold
1 week, 1 day ago
Glad I could help ^^
Regatto
1 week, 5 days ago
Ouch, you need to get lots of rest too 😅, it is added stress too, to your concerns of a art career, probably my words this time can not alleviate such stress, but I really do hope things work out in your favor, if anyone, you definitely deserve it for all the hard work you do.
Felyn
1 week, 4 days ago
Thanks for all your wishes. I wish I could be already in that place too. I don't think I have an optimally healthy setup, and I'm pushing very hard, and I think it's lead to this condition. I wish if only I could feel more balanced again. But I guess this is what I have to get through. I'll try my best to keep myself healthy and power through this, thank you Regatto.
Aogami
1 week, 5 days ago
Here's hoping your recovery is quick. We'll all miss your art in the meantime, but we'll be here when you get back. :)
Felyn
1 week, 4 days ago
Thank you so much, you're very kind around this community, and it makes me think about how much I appreciate it. Thanks for your wishes, I'm trying not to think about the pain, just the future when I'm healthy again. <3
Seikilos
1 week, 4 days ago
I hope you recover soon!! You'll bounce back on the art, please take good care <3<3
Felyn
1 week, 4 days ago
Thank you Seik, I'm going to power through it and just wait for the day I recover. Thanks for being here, everyone's helping me so much.
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