Monday, December 12, 2022

Welcome to My Studio

The cat is out of the bag after this past weekend, so I would like to formally share a look at my studio. Over the past six months, we finally made a dream a reality. This is something we had talked about for seventeen years, but it took COVID, lockdown, and finally working entirely remotely. Something needed to happen because working from the kitchen table had finally gotten old after two years. Not to mention I needed a better-dedicated space to make my art. 

The last six months had a lot of ups and downs when it came to getting the studio finished, but in the end, it all turned out better than I had hoped. For those wondering, we did hire people to do the work since this was all out of our skill sets. There were a lot of plates to keep spinning in all of this as we were working to have the studio completed before I had to have my office at the day job emptied. Management was super supportive and accommodating as they gave me as much extra time to get my personal items packed and moved. That move was in September, and since then, I have been working on getting things fully set up, moved in, unpacked, and back to work. It was easy to get settled into the day job work, but to start making art again took a little bit of adjusting. I am glad to say I am adjusted, and art is being made in the studio! That is enough talk about the studio; here are some images of it.

The left side of the studio is where the work takes place.

The right side of the studio is for display and storage.

The ceiling remains open giving vertical space, access to some additional storage, and a nice space to hang some ships. More will be added in the fullness of time.
There had been some concern about where my action figures would go. Well, that has been taken care of.
Here are two images that should give a better impression of the entire space.

Lastly, next to my drawing table are two shelves that contain everything I have worked on for the gaming industry and beyond. Just a few items over the past seventeen-plus years.

Here are some additional images of the studio taking shape, including these first images of what it looked like before the work began. The space had been hit by termites a while back, and we had been treating it since. 

This space had the potential; we needed only to unlock it.

Jump ahead to after a lot of work has been done. The moment the walls were up, the space began to change. The space also felt bigger once the walls were in.

I tried not to look at the progress at the end of each day, but it was hard to resist as things took shape.

After months of work, the space was ready to move into. After all that work by others, it was time for me to start my work. It was more involved and took longer than I expected, but it is the way of these things. Here was the space right before I moved everything in. I had moved some of my contributor copies out, but there was still much to do. 

White walls and plenty of space, soon I will fill it with things that please me.

It has already proven to be a great space to work in, and was something I did not know I was missing. I now have a private space to think, read, make art, and work. I look forward to making a lot of art here.

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog. See you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

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  1. I see you have the same issue as myself, the lack of workspace, wall space is at a minimum and I don't know where to go with things. :P

    1. There is actually a good bit of workspace in the studio. The Cintiq folds down into my lap to make things easier to drawing and paint. There are multiple shelves and surfaces next to the drawing table for everything I need. The end of the desk is usually clear. And lastly the top of the flat files is a really great level and surface for cutting, packing, etc. :) And there is more floor space if I need to bring in another surface to work on.