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Happy hollandaise

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 20:42 by Ananth in response to inner ear adventures

Hey guys! Late update ... Yuko drew this one freehand, which is a skill she wants to work on. 

We're visiting Yuko's folks in NJ and kind of taking it easy ... and eating too much ... catching up on TV ... and eating too much ... 

Hope you guys are having F U N ! ! ! Catch you next week!


Happy holiday-visiting, you

Comment by blayrd (not verified) Thu, 12/27/2012 - 21:09

Happy holiday-visiting, you guys! May the silences not be maddening.

Though, wait - if these are drawn freehand, usual method of drawing is...?


Comment by Charleson Mambo (not verified) Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:23


I have this exact problem,

Comment by Sarssol (not verified) Thu, 12/27/2012 - 21:46

I have this exact problem, except I live in the suburbs, so I always remember how bad mine is.

If you don't already, you

Comment by Wandering Audiologist (not verified) Thu, 12/27/2012 - 22:20

If you don't already, you might try using a fan or playing music to provide some underlying background noise when you try to sleep. The underlying theory for why it helps is a little complicated, but it will help occupy the brain from looking for more sound input and can also help distract your brain from focusing on the tinnitus.

Best of luck!


Comment by Number Seven (not verified) Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:51

I was kind of curious about that, myself. What is her "not freehand" method?

Almost all comic artists

Comment by Praet (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:33

Almost all comic artists that don't do freehand go
rough pencils
tight pencils

Sometimes if they are talented at freehand but don't want to go all the way, they skip tight pencils
Sometimes they don't ink if they do extremely tight pencils or just like how pencils look

(this isn't exactly a trade secret - not sure what you were expecting - to me this is like asking "so do you put your hands on the wheel to drive a car"? I don't want to be rude but...yeah...)


Comment by Ilsa (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 15:21

That WAS a bit rude. I actually have a webcomic, and I didn't know that. Granted, it's brand new and I don't have much experience with digital media, but still. I was confused too.

Not everyone reading this is an artist, let alone a comic artist who uses digital media. :)

That being said, I'm kinda glad to know most people can't freehand well. I always kinda felt like a failure because I had to do all the rest. (And also because compared to Yuko's skill level, I completely suck.)

What, if I may, is "tight pencils"?

Freehand to my classmates

Comment by leechtea (not verified) Sat, 12/29/2012 - 23:49

Freehand to my classmates and me is when you don't have measurement lines or even base shapes to work off of. If Yuko's freehanding is like my freehanding, she drew this without a circle for the head, a rectangle shape for the pillow, etc. I might be completely wrong, though! :'>

Also, I hope your tinnitus gets to be less annoying, Yuko! I've always told everyone that I've had it, but they never believe me. I wish they could hear the eeeeeeeeee when I'm laying in complete silence! Sometimes the roar is unbearable, but usually my alarm makes a light buzzing sound that sort of cancels it out... not sure what that says about my alarm clock though!

Hope you're all right

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 01:32

As a fellow sufferer, I only hope for recovery and relief.
Meditation helps, and I find if I can sleep a few days or so with NO background noise, I can usually not have a bad night for months.
May the silence be peaceful.

remember that tinnitis isn't

Comment by Noah (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 04:12

remember that tinnitis isn't the only thing that causes high pitched noise. Many power sources also do. It could be the 60hz hum from your wall wiring, it could be the noise from your laptop power inverter, your desktop power supply, etc.
2 good ways to check are to plug your ears, if the tinnitis persists then it's a) known, and b) will go down once your ears are un-plugged. Or turn off the main power breaker to your house.

I didn't even know there was a name for that...

Comment by Cowdog (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 04:12

I guess mine is rather mild. Most of the time I don't even notice the slight ringing in my ears unless it's VERY quiet. It's never caused me to lose sleep or anything like that. I can't imagine what it must be like for people who hear it loudly.


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 04:57

Peter Tass has pioneered a radical non-invasive treatment using math that applies of deep brain stimulation and Parkinson's Disease. The clinic he does the work through is, and if you haven't, check it out it might be worth looking into. :)


Comment by Guy with Tinnitus (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 08:23

Yuko you might want to try a sound generator if you haven't already. White noise is the only thing that helps me sleep through mine.

pffft, that sucks! XDD and I

Comment by TheWitchOfDerp (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:35

pffft, that sucks! XDD and I saw Yuko did homestuck art? awesome!!!!


Comment by Maqqy96 (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:39

I feel, or rather hear, your pain. I have nerve damage in my ears, so the ringing is constant. I always travel with a mini fan, which I run all night to make enough white noise to drown out the worst of it. At home, I sleep with a large fan. Oddly, sleeping with earplugs also helps, but that's only cuz I've learned to ignore the ringing.

Just outta curiosity, does it change in volume for you? Mine stays the same frequency constantly, but I find it varies widely in volume.

Yup, I have the same issue.

Comment by DanicusRex (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:20

Yup, I have the same issue. Thankfully I live on a main road in a college town.


Comment by Opus the Poet (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 14:59

I got mine when a truck hit me in the head, might I enquire as to the source of Yuko's? I have been dealing with mine for more than a decade.

The Tinnitus!

Comment by Joanna (not verified) Fri, 12/28/2012 - 16:29

I used to have that, have your iron levels checked. It's one of the weird possible side effects of iron deficiency.

This. Definitely this. You

Comment by Aoeniac (not verified) Sat, 12/29/2012 - 18:09

This. Definitely this. You can block out just about any noise with the different frequencies available and it never asks you to pay them anything or interrupts the noise.

Developed mine after a trip

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 12/29/2012 - 06:20

Developed mine after a trip to the firing range without proper earpro. Got worse after a series of bad ear infections that caused both ear drums to puncture. A fan and a bit of classical music help me sleep, but it's mostly just learning to ignore it.

Man, tinnitus sucks!

Comment by Scott Bieser (not verified) Mon, 12/31/2012 - 10:27

I get it occasionally. Best thing I've found for it was to get an air purifier and run it in my bedroom. The white noise masks the eeeeee's. It also gives me less-dusty air to breathe. Win-win!

Happy New years Wanderers!

Comment by Hugh (not verified) Tue, 01/01/2013 - 10:35

Happy 2013!

You're from NJ? DUDE WE

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/01/2013 - 13:29

You're from NJ?


I didn't know this was

Comment by Spizzy (not verified) Tue, 01/01/2013 - 17:51

I didn't know this was considered a medical condition, or that other people didn't have the eeeee @_@ mine is really loud but it acts as its own white noise to me

You mean they can't hear it?

Comment by Zero Arcana (not verified) Tue, 01/08/2013 - 07:34

I didn't know it was a thing either; I just thought it was normal!


Comment by Jin (not verified) Tue, 01/01/2013 - 20:37

so yuko sleeps with glasses on now?

Same issue !:(

Comment by twitter backgrounds (not verified) Wed, 01/09/2013 - 06:24

Yup, I have the same issue. Thankfully I live on a main road in a college town.

You spelled tinnitus wrong :I

Comment by Nesden (not verified) Mon, 01/14/2013 - 12:04

You spelled tinnitus wrong :I

So THAT'S what it's called!!!

Comment by Wind (not verified) Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:22

Tinnitus, eh? Thanks so much for the revelation! I've had random occurrences of ringing ever since I was little. I used to invent scenarios in my head as to why it was happening, like my mind was somehow picking up radio waves or that aliens were telepathically speaking with me but I couldn't understand their signal of communication.