I'm an illustrator and animator who has suffered (possibly lifelong) injuries due to a poor work set up. Now that I'm working mainly from home, breaks and strengthening exercises are easier for me to do throughout the day. This book gives you very helpful exercises and stretches from head to toe to keep you creating at your best, and doesn't shy from telling you to see a specialist before you ending up hurting yourself worse.
I'm very satisfied with my purchase and will be using it throughout my career.
Practical tips on drawing injuries, pain, working smarter and has a section on exercise which includes combination work/exercise patterns. Loved that Willberg refers to artist injuries as being like athletic injuries.
This book has been really helpful in learning techniques to stretch! Using just a handful of new stretches and strengtheners for a few days every so often has helped my upper back and shoulders a lot! This book is a fun read given that being an artist it helps that it has interesting visuals and jokes to help break down the medical terms and whatnot. I have been wanting to help myself as an art athlete but from what I gathered google searches are lackluster in knowledge for artists and can be quite boring. This book is the complete opposite! I'm very happy this book exists. Definitely would recommend.
The book's unique combination of health and humor results in a beautifully portrayed guide to care for your body as an artist. The book is very practical, BUT nothing happens unless you put the words into action.