Looking inside a graphite artists' studio.
Have you ever wondered and secretly wanted to look into an artists studio?
Curious to see where the work is created?
Welcome into mine (It was tidy and the light was good, perfect conditions to let the world in.)
Hello and welcome!
It's small (you can only stand up at the door and one metre in), it's draughty, too cold in winter, too hot in summer, one straight wall, little storage place and faces south...but I LOVE it. It is my space, my little kingdom, my little room where I can close the door, let the music blair and draw, draw and draw.
I have 2 desks, one for matting and cutting and flat work and holding my stereo, the other one is THE drawing board - it's on a slight tilt.
I have a sheep skin on my chair - keeps the back pain away. Worked for my horses - seems to works for me.
I have 2 mechanics red trolleys (they are brilliant) I love the drawers and the way they "fold" away. The best solution for organising all my bits and bobs and being able to find them in a heart beat. (Would love to be able to fit in a third...!)
All my pencils and co fit perfectly
I have shelves for all my references, books, paper, stationary, files, mementos and archives.
My curiosity to see how others work and the inspiration for this post came from stumbling across a blog named "on my desk"
Here illustrators, cartoonists, designers and any one into creating have shown and explained a little about their studios.
I enjoyed my visit there, I hope you have enjoyed yours here.
Time for me to get back to the drawing board and open the drawers of my favorite trolleys...