Sunday, January 24, 2010

MY STUDIO



I've been meaning to put up a post on my studio for ages so here it finally is. I have a corner in a warehouse space which I share with several designers and four other illustrators and I have to admit that l love coming to work every morning. It means I'm constantly being inspired and pushed to work hard at my job. The the other illustrators are: Nigel Buchanan http://www.nigelbuchanan.com/, Jim Tsinganos http://www.tsinganos.com/, Stuart McLachlan http://www.stuart-mclachlan.com/ and Lew Keilar http://www.lewkeilar.com/ each of whom help make each day an education in illustration. It's a place where you can get an instant honest critique from people who's opinions you respect.


My corner of the world.



I have a drafting table where I do most of my painting and wet work. Over on the workbench I have a scanner, cintiq screen and printer hooked up to the laptop which goes home with me. The other table is for cutting up stuff and laying things out. The cintiq wacom means I can touch up paintings on screen if I need to and it still feels organic. There's also a little library of annuals etc. that you can't quite see.

The floor is filtered with greate natural light. Above is a view of the side of the studio that houses the illustrators. It's great to sit at the drafting table and look out over everybody toiling away and listen to the banter. Hope you enjoyed the tour!