To kick off the new blog, I though it would fun to give a tour of my studio. I was really lucky in scoring my apartment; there is a long room in the back with plenty of natural (and artificial) light. When Shara and I moved in, we removed the carpet and painted the walls white and the floor black. This room was chosen as the studio (since my other idea was to turn the entire apartment into a studio and sleep in the closet).
The room measures about 20′ long by 8′ wide with windows all along one side and another at the far end. The room is isolated from the rest of the house, so it is quiet and cozy at night. Shara uses the front half of the studio for fashion design and work and I use the back half for design and drawing.
I have two desks set up perpendicular, one drafting table for drawing and one for my computer. In between I have a little bookshelf with a record player on top and an easel. I keep most of my supplies under my desk and against the left wall on a shelf.
My drafting table set up is really minimal, just some paper and pens and my laptop, but my computer set up is way more elaborate. On the desktop I run three monitors, two dual main monitors and a touch screen sub monitor. I also have several Queen Amidala figurines my mom gave me. Next to my desk I have a rack set up with my actual gear. On the top is a large format printer. Beneath that is a receiver and blank discs. On the bottom level I have my computer and scanner. Above this is a cool print by Rime, Craola, Dabs and Myla. On the right side of the rack is a doorway leading to a small porch and stairway to the back yard. The last part is the process wall on the opposite site of the room from my computer (you can see it in the top picture). I will write about that very soon…