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My Drawing Desk by comic-chic My Drawing Desk by comic-chic
Back when I posted my pic of my computer work station, some of you wanted to know what my drawing desk looked like.

Lucky for you, I was so burnt out after drawing 3 pages this week, that I had to do other, non-drawing things for most of today. Which included finishing the Issue #5 script (*whew* that was getting a little too close!), reading Gail Simone, spending too much time trying to figure out why The Dreamer site kept crashing, and taking the time to post this.

People who are represented in my work place:
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So anyway, here's my drawing space. Have fun!
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cross-nokuni Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Im sorry i cant stop laughing at darth tader XD
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional
He's so awesome, isn't he? I haven't had this set up in a few years now, but Darth Vader is one of the few things pictured above that's still in my new workspace. :XD:
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anotheryaoifangirl12 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I only have my kitchen table to work from, but someday, I will have my own desk!
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comic-chic Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional
I always worked at the kitchen table in high school. Then in art school they give you your own desk and you can never go back.
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anotheryaoifangirl12 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Oh... I kinda wanna go now and now I kinda don't... ^^'
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glougee Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! I wish I had a dedicated space like this. I have to move the computer keyboard in order to do pencil drawings...
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comic-chic Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional
Aww, that's a bummer. I have a new (better) table now, not the one in this pic anymore. But having all your tools there, and ready to use when you need them is HUGE.
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow! An Alladin's desk! :D
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DragonElfRanger Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hey I have that same elevated board! =O small world ~^_^~
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional
lol, that thing was helpful! I got a new desk, but used that one for years.
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DragonElfRanger Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aaaww XD I still use mine hahaha I like having the paper raised off the desk a little.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional
My new desk is angled on top... so the whole thing works that way! :)
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PaperPagan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
loL. This looks almost neat compared to mine :D I love this pic :)
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional
ha ha, I need to update this. I got a new drawing desk a year ago, and it's angled, so I can't set things on it, and it's immaculate.
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PaperPagan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Unforgivable - mess it up wight this instant!! Hahaha. Naa, I know how new things are. I have a Kindle, pristine white and I take SUCH good care of it, it even has it's own night pillow. My old phone, on the other hand,is dented, scartched, painted on, HAS old paint on and is just, well, MINE.

Hm. You say angled... Are angled drawing desks really that much better... Hmmmmmm. With their own rulers and light, the kind that architects use?
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional
Yeah, actually, it's made a huge difference. I can look at my drawings easier, and, I dunno... there's a lot more space and it has a built in light box, which has made perspective drawing so much easier.
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PaperPagan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
I've started working with larger formats reently and although I have large desks (I needs two - things just find their way to get on them :p) I just need more. it just occured to me now, when you mentioned it, that perhaps a tilted desk with it's own light and rulers, JUST for drawing, might be PERFECT for it.. May I ask which one you got and how much you paid for it?
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional
It wasn't much at all. Just over $100 from IKEA. (the VIKA BLECKET/VIKA ARTUR table combination") My father modified the lightbox for me, though, because the setup they had wasn't bright enough to shine through bristol board.
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PaperPagan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Oh, damn... :S ANOTHER reason to save up some and pilgrim to Ikea again... (No Ikeas in this country, so when we go it's a little road trip... And then we load the car up so much we can barely move down the highway...) THANX for the tip. Really. See, desks like these cost a small fortune around here and I wouldn't want an old one.. that's kind of like wearing somebody else's shoes.. Aih, my Ikea wishlist is getting substancial :p
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GirlOfGreys Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
:O *is jealous of your Alex ross poster*
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional
lol! That is the best. I was at a friend's house, and we were talking about AR's work and I said something about the Harley/Joker piece being my fav. He motioned me to "hold on", left the room, and came back 2 minutes later with that poster and gave it to me. No joke.
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GirlOfGreys Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wow that friend is a keeper! Hmmm i need a friend like that lol.
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SharpSarcasm Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Student Writer
Ah, the joys of the creative workspace!
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mistiq-marsy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Student Filmographer
wow :aww:
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional
ha ha, fortunately it doesn't look like that at all anymore. My new desk is twice as big with a built in lightbox. I should update this. ^^;
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mistiq-marsy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Student Filmographer
im preparing to the photography department when i was searching for studying drawing i met this photo i think its so enjoyable job reading and watching is so enjoyable because pencils are amazing colorful:aww:
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singerofpearls Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Ahahahahahaha - I keep both the latest copy of Colonial Williamsburg Magazine and the Declaration of Independence in my room, too! Kind of crazy! And the framed success letter is also a nice touch. When I get one of those, I think I'll probably frame it, too. :D
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional
My parents went to Disney World and when they came home... my souvenir was a framed copy of the Declaration. Lol! Of everything in Disney World (for a girl who loves animated Disney movies no less!) my dad saw that and thought, "Lora!" lol!
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CountBlackula Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
This is kick-ass. Does your husband draw too?

Also, are you interested in other historical periods?
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional
lol, I need to update this. I got a new desk, it's twice as big as this, half as messy and has a lightbox on it, and a custom paper roll I use when doing perspective drawing that, well, I'd try to explain it but no one understands anyway, lol!!

My husband draws some, but.. .not very often anymore. He graduated art school as an illustrator but does graphic design and web design these days. I guess his official title is 'senior interactive designer.' Sounds fancy. XD
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Atlantisdragon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
I love that plushie ninja hiding in all of your art tools. Every good artists needs a ninja on their desk xD haha
:heart: lovely and inspiring to see your workplace.
Thank you for uploading it, I love your comic so much
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional
The Ninja Plush rawks!! Unfortunately I got a new desk. Okay, it was very fortunate I got a new desk, but it has an angled desktop, and so the ninja slides right off! So it lives under the desk on the frame, hiding and ready to defend me from evildoers...! :ninjastar:
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Atlantisdragon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
I know what you mean, I got something like that too.
It is very much easier to draw on those, since the 'regular' desks without that angle-costum-thing makes it harder to see the exact angle of what you're drawing.
As long as the ninja plushie can watch over you when you're drawing, as a little comic-ninja guardian, I guess he'll be happy :D
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional
The ninja doubles as a ninja star when I want to get Mike's attention, and he's at the computer and I'm at my desk. It freely gives its surfaces! :XD:
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Friedenmann Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Looks professional:D
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional
hee hee. It looks way better than that now. Some friends came in (because a photographer was coming to shoot me at my desk!) and helped me clean/reorganize my whole office. lol. I have good friends!!! And now I know where to find things!! :D
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Friedenmann Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
I was forced to tidy up for Xmas, but it's mess again:(
At least all my papers are still in two separate piles - one for school and one for my creativity;)

Thanks goodness I'm all digital artist. At least computer has the "search" option!
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yellowbirdie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Dude.

I have that llama.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional
ha ha, my best friend bought me that and mailed it to me! :XD: It was... to annoy my husband. ^^;
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yellowbirdie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
hahaha my cousins bought it for me someplace, and put it in a bag, inside a bag, inside a bag, inside a bag, inside a bag, inside a box, inside a box, inside several more boxes, and labeled it: Happy Chelsea Day. :lol:


I am SO in love with the Dreamer by the way. I find myself looking foward to it every week. :D
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional
Aww, glad you're loving it!

Fuzzy llama gag gift owners unite! :highfive:
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yellowbirdie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
hahaha yes! :glomp:
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x-Aka-x Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
I just realized you have Mccullough's Illustrated 1776.
:'D I DO TOO!
I love that thing. D; It's probably one of my most cherished kind... of books. ;>_>
I spazz about it every week, attempting to read Washy's handwriting. ;xD
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional
It's the bomb. I think the General Howe letter is one of my favorites.

Or the GIGANTIC 2 page spread of Trumbull's Battle of Bunker Hill Painting. Howe little head, peeking out, looks so sinister in that one! I love it! I also love how Thomas Knowlton is there all tough with his gun at the top of Bunker Hill when he was actually over at the rail fence, lol, and NO WHERE near Joseph Warren when he died. ha ha!
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x-Aka-x Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Yeah. Those one're amazing. My favorite ones are... the emo-Washington letter to his wife that was filled with angst, the letter from Howe addressed first to Mr. Washington then Washington esq, etc etc & Washy wouldn't accept them until they were addressed to General Washington. xD That made me giggle. I also like the newspaper article announcing the Declaration of Independence. I keep on imagining myself as a person back then reading it, & how exciting that would be. <33

I like to compare Washy's rough sketch of... the burning of New York? Or something like that, with one of the British General's map/picture/thing of it. Fail. xD
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional
Aww, you're making me want to go back and look at mine again. It's been awhile!

Did you know that the Brits blamed Nathan Hale for burning down NYC? Madness! Could've been one of the reasons they had no mercy on him....
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x-Aka-x Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Really? o_O I never heard of that one. Why'd the blame him? Did they just need to get people all huffy about the patriots or something?
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional
Actually Washington really, really, really wanted to burn down NYC when the Americans evacuated. Congress said no so he didn't. When the Brits found Nathan the morning after the fire, they assumed he was the one who started it. This is one of the things that makes me unsure of whether Hale was caught on Long Island or Manhattan. If they got him on Long Island, why did they think he started the fire? My guess is the Americans abandoned NYC while he was on Long Island, so the Brits moved over to NYC and all the info Nathan *had* acquired was now useless. So he followed them over to Manhattan to get valid info, was caught, and in the wrong place at the wrong time. Who knows...?

But if he *had* started the fire, I think Washington would've given him a gold star. ;)
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x-Aka-x Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
;xD
But... then Hammie wouldn't have a home! D;
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional
Neither would Howe and his army... ;)
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