Alwaysranting’s pro tips for eating with Chopsticks.

•January 31, 2013 • 1 Comment

Eating with chopsticks is hard, and there’s nothing more embarrassing than being the only one at the table using forks and spoons like some kind of barbarian, or regular person. So I’ve compiled a short list of tips to give you the edge when dining out at Asian restaurants with friends.


Posture is key.

Are you sitting up straight? Why not? Do you know how much you are disappointing your mother right now? When using chopsticks, it’s important to have your knees parallel to the floor, elbows parallel to the table, and head tilted upwards until parallel with the back of the chair ( This should be uncomfortable but not painful).

Are you sure those are chopsticks?

The line between chopsticks and drumsticks is vaguely drawn. Even experts in the music industry disagree on how to define the differences between the two. So, don’t be embarrassed if you have mistaken the musical utensil for the dining one. The only way to be sure is to check the small serial code on the top of the stick. If the 8-digit number starts with the letters CHOP it’s a drumstick. If you see musical notation, it’s a chopstick.

When was the last time you updated your drivers?

If you don’t have automatic updating enabled, chances are your chopsticks aren’t compatible with the food you are attempting to eat. Your best bet is to check the manufacturer’s website for updates before each meal.


Hold the first chopstick like you would hold a pen.

Unless you are European and hold pens awkwardly using your middle and ring finger. In this case you are better off just using a fork. I’m sorry, a ‘forke’.

You have two hands, use them both!

While one hand is operating the chopsticks, the other hand should be gathering the foot into small balls so it is easier to pick up.

Are you in outer space?

Do not use chopsticks in low gravity situations as this voids the warranty.




Tonights Sketch

•November 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Haven’t had time to draw in a while. Still vibin’ Halloween I guess. Got a contorted zombie looking dude.Image

Tonights sketch

•October 23, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Goofin’ around with color, and practicing clean lines.


Tonight’s randomness

•October 21, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Trying out some different styles.


Late night sketch session

•October 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Too tired to do anything original. So I just goofed around with some characters from the PC game League of Legends. Lots of practice with stroke and trying to get that big blocky contrast I like.


Spooky anatomy

•October 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Just goofin around without a reference in photoshop. I haven’t painted in months. I probably should get back into it.


Dump #5

•February 21, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Here’s my recent acrylic self portrait, a sketch idea for the blizzard Diablo 3 art contest, and some art assets I did for a game project that fell through.