Organizing the home studio seems to be an ongoing project. Always something I’d like to do better or update. Currently, I’m trying to find ways to increase the natural light.
I get a good bit of illumination at peak times of the day but not the illustrious northern light we all covet. I’ve added some Ott-Lites, which has helped, but still less than ideal. Short of paying for a new window installation (or driving a cement truck through the wall to really open that sucker up), I think I’ve done about all I can do.
Aside from that, I like the current look and layout of my space. I feel inspired when I enter the room, which is a huge plus as any artist will attest to.
My bookcase is stuffed to the brim with artistic reference, teachings of old masters and current leaders in the industry. From Boris Vallejo, Brom, Basil Gogos and Wayne D Barlowe, to Norman Rockwell, Rembrandt and Caravaggio. Inspiration is on every shelf.
And another concern, albeit minor, is that I’ve recently begun sharing my spot with a four-legged friend. My wife and I have adopted a Great Dane and she seems to have taken a liking to my studio as well. Though, with a cute face like that, I really can’t complain 🙂