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 apartment for about a month, but I like to get settled and set up as soon as possible after a move - I don’t like a lot of boxes lying around.
I built these Tetris shelves out of older shelves. I’ve got all the books arranged - there’s an art book section, an influences section, one that’s for my friends’ books, and a little Jeffrey Brown section.
Ella - she shows up in a lot of my drawings.
Mostly I just use a mechanical pencil with non-photo blue leads, Prismacolor fine line markers, #1 sable brushes and ink on smooth two-ply bristol.
More detail of my toys. The Fucked Up print is a cover that I drew for alt-weekly The Coast, and Damian from the band signed it for me.
My desktop image is from Team Society League, an awesome webcomic. The mug with all my pens/pencils is the one object I have kept with me throughout my life - I call it the Bear Mug for some reason that only makes sense to four-year-old me.
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