A Tour of My Studio

Pretty self explanatory! People have been asking to see my work setup, so here it is!
Each photo has a 'clean' version followed by a cluttered 'explanatory' version. If you have any questions, let me know and I'll answer them!

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10 comments:

  1. WACOM 21UX CINTIQ :o <3. Great studio, it must be great to work here! I always wonder when I see people using the cintiq, they always have it at such an angle. I'm used to having my wacom inutos flat on the surface, doesn't it hurt your arm this way? Or do you rest your elbow on the desk? Random question I know, thanks for the update :).

    I'm currently entering a competition myself, Alice in summer wonderland! It's going quite well I feel, my best piece yet :)

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    1. Hey Holly! I like using my Cintiq on an angle; if I could I would actually like it to be more vertical and possibly on and extendable arm (I'm going to try this out soon, I think). The reason I like it tilted up is because I can rest my forearm on it and my elbow on my desk, allowing me to keep my back straight and avoid hunching over.

      Similarly, when I work on miniatures I like to sit really low to the ground so that my armpits are nearly level with the work surface. I often work for 4+ hours straight without pause, so comfort and back/neck pain are serious issues that have to be taken into consideration. :p

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    2. Certainly, I suppose you just find what is right for you when you get one! Did the customer like the nanite?

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    3. Don't know! Haven't heard back yet.

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  2. May seem a bit random, but why do you have 3.5 TB worth of memory? isn't that a bit of overkill right there? But awesome studio cant wait to see some more speed arts :)

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    1. I originally got my 500GB hard drive around 2009, I think, to replace a 250 Gb hard drive which was in turn replacing an even smaller hard drive. Every time my hard drive fills up, I purchase double the previous hard drive to make sure I will have enough space available in the near future.

      Although I mostly do digital paintings, my PSD files alone can take up many gigs. I also create video content (tutorials!) and store many, many ripped CDs from my personal collection. Furthermore, I believe I still have all my course work from my undergraduate and graduate programs backed up.

      I haven't decided whether it will be worth it yet, but I am also considering creating a partition in my 2 TB drive (it already has 600 Gb on it) to help speed up rendering and processing power.

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  3. This is an extensive studio. I am jealous, my hobby area consists of the kitchen table when the wife's not using it for quilting.
    Question: do you sometimes watch a movie on 1 monitor whilst doing something else on the other? I ask because a friend of mine works from home and has his PC set up similarly (although without the amazing wacom monitor) and always has Star Trek and other sci-fi going whilst working.

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    1. Answer: Sometimes, it depends. When I'm digitally painting, I tend to use the second screen for reference and for controlling my music player... I've got to keep my eyes on the painting! If I'm doing something more basic, I will definitely Netflix it up on my second screen; right now I'm on season 4 of Battlestar Galactica.

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  4. I have a Handy-Hand toooooo!! (labelled 'this thing')

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    1. It's sort of the sad tool that never gets used for me. I might use it now and again to hold a drying bit for a moment, but otherwise it's pretty useless :-p

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