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.
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?
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.
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 ) 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?
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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
I love that plushie ninja hiding in all of your art tools. Every good artists needs a ninja on their desk xD haha lovely and inspiring to see your workplace. Thank you for uploading it, I love your comic so much
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...!
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
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!!
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.
I am SO in love with the Dreamer by the way. I find myself looking foward to it every week.
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
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!
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
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.