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Here is my workspace at university. I’m working on carving out of plaster and doing some prints from it but my type of work changes with each project. The clay is coming out next!
This was my tiny little university workspace! I illustrate with charcoals, pencils, and water colors. I also do oil and acrylic painting, but those pieces had kind of taken over the dining area… ^_^ I tried my best to give myself a cozy (yet not too cozy) and inspiring corner for me to illustrate all night. It over looks the corner of Guy St. at Sherbrooke St. and has so many massive...
Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm an artist from Chicago and I have a similar project going on that involves people's work spaces. To get a little meta, I am wondering how YOU work on this project. Do you mainly just take submissions or are you out and about in people's spaces?
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Studio is where the art is. I draw and paint and sew and build in my four-foot cozy “treehouse”. (you can see what i’m working on over at my tumblr, or at my website, www.melissasuestanley.net) Today I’m just super excited because I finally picked up a massive piece of homasote! And now I’m going to go play with my staplegun and a sheet of Arches. Whee. ...
Raighne and Meghan Hogan of 2d Cloud
Raighne and I first shared a studio in a tent in the desert (which was attacked by wild javelinas and destroyed by a microburst). Since then we’ve moved back to the snow and cold of Mpls, gotten married, started a small press publishing company with our friend Justin, and made a lot of books! Raighne Hogan, co-publisher of 2d Cloud. He’s standing in our old studio in the Thorp Building in NE...
My converted dining room to art studio This is my studio space which I have been using for the past 8 years. It is meant to be the dining room of my 2 level townhouse but why waste a good space for just eating. The space holds a gigantic architects cabinet holding more than 1000 drawings (and weighs a ton). On this cabinet holds all my materials…brushes of various sizes, oil paint, acrylic...
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Hey followers of WHERE THEY DRAW! We hope you guys have been enjoying the studio tours that we have been both documenting ourselves and gathering from submissions. We’ve had a hell of a fun time seeing the studios. We’ve tried really hard to not taint the theme of this tumblr. with extraneous links and posts. HOWEVER, the other day we read a comic project that blew our socks off and...
Colleen Mckeown's work space
Colleen McKeown is one half of We Ain’t Friends and a Toronto illustrator. You can find her at aintfriends.com and colleenmckeown.com.
Lately I have been getting lots of submissions that I would love to feature on this site. Unfortunately they have all been with corrupted image files or missing the images completely. So please, I want to show your studio space but take the time to make sure your image files are good and uploading correctly.
This is my current, temporary drawing space. Working here means that my family have no place to sit and eat but that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make. It’s an absolute mess. I could kid myself and say that one day I’ll have a neat and organised studio, but it’s never gonna happen. That’s not the way I work. It is clean though, strictly no food stuffs...
I’ve been in this space for almost a year now and it’s the best place in the world. When we moved into this apartment I was all like “no way this room stays PURPLE” but now I’m way into it so whatever. I just got rid of my old drafting table in favor of this desk and a drawing board that I can lean against the front of it. I mostly work on bristol board with Faber...
For the first time, I have a room all to myself to call my studio. It is in my apartment across from my bedroom. I say “all to myself” as no other artists are working in this room, but I do share the room with two little distractions muses. Please excuse the small bits of hay everywhere! I tried to clean up a little for these photos, but according to the rabbit code, sight of a...
When a married homeowner finds himself in dutch with the wife, and agrees to couch-surf to provide that all-hallowed “space” that partners in relationships ask for, it can be a sad thing to be a roving cartoonist, adrift from the studio at home, hoofing it in the cold Lexington, Kentucky winter. I don’t have any pictures of the original studio in my home, oddly. But we start...
Anonymous asked: Why have I not seen this blog before?! :O
I don’t have pictures of the two places I worked the most. For two years I was a guard at the Baltimore Museum of Art and during lulls drew on index cards with pens. Last year I lived in Tucson and in a small guest house completed a comic book about a standup comedian. I worked in the kitchen on a large desk from Goodwill. I left it when I moved. Before heading west I worked on a...
I shared a studio a couple years ago with some truly great Halifax-based artists (Kate Beaton, Alexandria Neonakis) but they moved away, so I went back to working from home. My studio takes up about a third of my living room - the bedroom’s bigger, but there is really something to be said for keeping your workspace out of the room where you sleep. I’ve only been in this...
I have a Sakura mechanical pencil I use to start everything, I got it when I first started making comics. I primarily use a mix of brush pens (Pentel, Zebra, PITT) to ink, doing little effects and cross-hatching with disposable pens (fine-tipped PITT, Sharpie, etc), whatever’s cheapest. We actually have an office in the house we live in now, it’s our library/cartooning/painting...
In May, 2011 Johan Potma, Wolfgang Reimers, and I formed The Cheese Mountain Tragedy, a gallery and studio space in Berlin. Our goal was to have an open studio where we could work, chill out, and display our work. This is my corner of the studio. I draw most of my comics using a 2010 Mac Pro, a Cintiq 21 UX, Manga Studio EX4, and Photoshop CS 5. My printing is done on an HP...
Here’s me in my old space — th’ big, beautiful apartment that I loved. I got a fireplace an’ a window. I got a bulletin board and a cartoon rat. I also had a cat (real one). This is my space now. The apartment’s a quarter the size, smells like dirty water, has no windows, and is located in the cold, barren north. They do not allow cats. That’s a...
Sam Perry, Performance Space The Waffle Shop
downstairs at cha-cha’razzi welcome to cha-cha’razzi, the best under $100-rent artist collective and sometime venue in south philly! its an easy 7 minute bike ride from my house to here, thats my stealth black bike in this pic. this is a general shot of the downstairs area (its a lot bigger with 2 studios and a hallway filled with music equipment hidden behind the walls). this...
I’m otherwise known as Nigel guess. I have what you might call a “normal job” which kinda soaks up most of most days. A lot of evenings tend to get eaten up with my second job (which is drawing, so it’s not that bad) and other stuff so the only real time I tend to get to my self is the commute to and from work. I usually write and do pencils on the bus… The...
Noah Van Sciver
My workspace is in the corner of my living room and to an outsider might appear to be pretty messy, but I know where everything is. This is a pile of in-progress stuff on the little table on the side of my desk. The pagewith the flowers is actually redrawn from the endpapers of Vanessa Davis’ Spaniel Rage book. Here’s a Chicken strips drawing that I taped on the wall above my...
This a wide view of my computer and working area. I slide my chair between drawing and computer area. This is boxing and shipping area of Retrofit Comics This is my inspiration wall. It’s filled with prints and various pieces of mail I’ve gotten from cartoonists. Also, that’s a Chris Ware print from ACME 18.5 (signed) Retrofit warehousing, A book of Mormon, a Peter...
Michael WM Kaluta
Illustrator Michael Kaluta’s Manhattan studio in 1992. Taken for the Tundra Sketchbook series (eventually published by Kitchen Sink Press in 1993) Photos Courtesy and Copyright of Marc Arsenault
This is the room where I draw. It’s a small room, but it serves its purpose and I feel comfortable inside. The shades are kept drawn tight. No one needs to know what’s going on in here. Here’s my computer, busted desk and a ripped chair. To the left are insect charts from 1938 and a photograph of an atomic bomb test on the Bikini Islands. After dipping the Hunt 107 nib in the ink jar,...
I love my studio. I’m really lucky. It’s a converted garage in my backyard. My back yard is my favorite place in all of LA. That’s the light of God shining down his blessings on all that I create. That’s my clown, Ralphie. Stay away from him. He’s full of spiders. Entrance (you hear the sound of a loud gong!) That red chair is where I like to read and sketch...
(Wide view) My drawing studio is on the 3rd floor of our classic money pit of an old house in Seattle’s University district. I resisted the temptation to gussy the place up and put in attractive accoutrements …. this is it in its ragged glory. That white light out the windows is a wall of backlit fog. The cliche is that the Pacific Northwest is a good place for cartoonists...
Here’s my pathetic drawing space. Rotting ikea table, half-dead macbook that I chiefly use for coloring & tweeting about how much I hate my life, some lamp, standard wacom, rulers, lettering guido, Yasutomo ink, white-out that I’ve used once in my entire life for a Jerry Moriarty tribute strip (I fix lettering mistakes & stuff like that in Photoshop), a sad bear cup, pens...
1. Laptop computer (Macbook Pro 17”). 2. Electric drafting table (doubles as a second computer desk when I’m not drawing or painting something traditionally). 3. Printer (Epson R2400). 4. Scanner (Microtek ScanMaker i900). 5. Wacom Cintiq tablet (12WX). 6. Computer desk. 7. Inspiration corkboard / where business cards and bills go to die. 8. Supply cubbies. 9. ...
A few weeks ago, I was walking up to my third floor apartment when I noticed a printer in the hallway outside my door. I was angry at it. Who just leaves their shit in the hallway like that? And why does it look remarkably like my printer? It was. The Canon i9900 was the one piece of electronics from my work space that wasn’t stolen from my apartment. It was just dropped in the hallway. ...
The office/studio of Rafer Roberts and Plastic Farm Press Our house is about 100 years old and at some point one of the previous owners put a 10’x10’ addition on the back. This was a huge selling point when we were house hunting and I believe I declared this addition to be my new studio during our first walkthrough. One of the walls is brick and was originally just the back of the...
1. small inspiration wall. includes a Stefan Thompson painting, russian propaganda, a picture of James Dean, among other things 2. makeshift tablecloth curtain. fun fact: i live on the ground floor and am terribly afraid of my window 3. sometimes I take pictures of things 4. Orwell lives in here when I’m not around 5. art supplies. I don’t have any brand loyalties to share...