It might seem unrelated to digital documentation, but we would like to draw your attention to a device that has an impact not on your epigraphic product but on the way it is created. There are many health problems related to sitting for too long, such as cardiovascular diseases, increased risk of diabetes, and weight gain. But sitting while hunched over one’s drawing gives the maximum control over the line drawing.
Furthermore, creating drawings that live up to the Epigraphic Survey’s high standards requires focus and precision from the artist that is only achievable by having firm support to the arm, typically provided by some sort of flat desk surface around the tablet. Therefore, just like traditional inking, digital studio work is almost exclusively done behind a desk, practiced for at least 5-6 hours every day.
We’ve tried several ways to avoid back and neck pain caused by long drawing sessions, from taking breaks to exercising, and even working standing up. Our favorite drawing display maker, Wacom, provides a solution to this dilemma, giving you the option to do some “leg work” with their sturdy albeit pricy Ergo Stand. However, it is way too large and cumbersome to adjust, invasively taking over any available desk space you might have around.
Standing desks offer a more reliable solution for quickly changing back and forth between various positions. However, most of us already have a desk dedicated to facilitating a drawing tablet. Ideally, you should look for a solution extending to what you already own rather than a full-on replacement of your precious workstation.
This is when a desk extension comes into the picture: it is practically sitting on your desk, providing adjustable height, so you can raise it to your desired drawing level while standing. Having the Leband Desk Converter might just be the answer to get you healthy while drawing on your feet. Follow this link to see why!
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