I’m kinda new to this Tumblr thing, but I’m loving every minute of it. Still have yet to get into the hang of doing it regularly, but I think I’ve decided to really keep this as a sort of diary for myself. It’s an easy way to keep track of what I’m absorbing online— not to mention a great way of sharing work. I’m hoping to get into the habit of posting what I’ve enjoyed reading online each day, maybe some book reviews, my daily diary comic, warm up drawings and sketch book pages from life drawing each day, and last but not least publications and full comics. This post seems like a great reblog to start off with. I’ve found some great people to follow on Tumblr already and I’m especially loving these!
My studio is basically like a long closet or hallway. It’s pretty narrow but it’s got a nice window and it can contain all my clutter so it works.
a. The drawing desk is the only piece of furniture I bought for my studio. Above it is my light table which is probably the most valuable thing I own. I found it for free (someone was just giving it away!). I think it could be homemade, it’s large and durable and super bright. I love it. I pretty much always draw on it, even if it’s not turned on. I also have an old bank lamp that I use at night.
b. I can watch for the postman out this window. This dress used to be my mother’s I think. I don’t remember hanging it up but I guess I did at some point and I’ve never taken it down. It’s been there for so long I don’t really see the point anymore.
c. This is my ‘guest desk’. It was left by an old roommate so now I try to keep it semi-clean so people can come over and work on it if they want. I also use it for projects when my other desk gets too crowded with papers and stuff.
d. This paper bag is where I put my trash. You can also see my high school boom box which I use to blast music. Sometimes when I work I need music that’s louder than my thoughts and this does the trick.
e. I’ve been hanging up my completed comic pages on the wall. This might not be good for them but I like it.
As far as materials go, I’ve recently started using cheap bond paper for thumbnails and pencils and then drawing right onto vellum. I use ink sometimes but my next comic is all done with pencil on vellum.