This is actually the other half of my bedroom. I live 45 minutes away from the city in Brooklyn, so it's a fairly large room! I salvaged that big table from my roomies (who were going to throw it out!) and it's perfect for spreading out all my supplies and having lots of room to work. Tip to other artists: SALVAGE! Salvage EVERYTHING! This past weekend I even salvaged a mini grill from someone in my apt complex = the ultimate delicious victory! But I'm on a tangent...
I also got that tall standing lamp from my roomies - it's important for me to have lots of light to work under. Um, almost everything in my room came from my roomies because they are awesome :) Oh except the laptop - that's mine. It's more than 4 years old and crashes regularly :\
All those little cards on the wall are my storyboards for the AER HEAD comic. I'm going to do a whole post just about the storyboarding process, because there's TONS to say about it! In the first picture, they were just words on index cards, but watch as they grow on my wall:
The storyboards have grown and have taken over my other wall! Luckily I have lots of wall space, but I'm running out. The full pages are drawn with pencil so that's why they don't show up as well, but that's ok - I wouldn't want to give away the story!
Of special note is the hanging teal colored thing on my closet - it's actually a travel make-up bag that I use to put all my art supplies in! It organizes things SO effectively and I can SEE everything that's there instead of supplies being hidden in desk drawers. Come to think of it, I can't imagine anyone needing THAT much make-up for TRAVEL... I don't even OWN enough make-up to fill one pocket! Getting off that tangent, besides needing a new computer, I also need a new T-square because that one isn't square anymore! I think it must have gotten warped somehow.
This is pretty much what my studio looks like now. I was working on page 2 when I took this pic. Here I have my watercolor supplies out. It's important for me to clear my desk of most things before I begin working on a comic page because I don't work well with lots of clutter on my desk. In particular, I clean between the inking and watercoloring stages of my comic, because both processes have tons of supplies and to have ALL of them on my desk at once is a disaster!
In retrospect, I'll take some pics with ME working in them in the future.
I've been creating page 3 this past week and will post that next week, and beyond that I'll explain more about those crazy storyboards all over my walls! Lots to look forward to!