Whenever we have people over to the house inevitably they end up in my studio for a tour… all one room of it. Maybe it’s not the Taj Mahal but still for most people it’s a bit like a visit to a candy store… I have surrounded myself with a lot of cool stuff for inspiration and a generally creative atmosphere and tried to lay out the space for both maximum efficiency and functionality. Laymen marvel, women weep and fellow artists turn green with envy.
I’ve been threatening to redo it for years now.
Well, I finally pulled the trigger this fall and remodeled the studio, and it went from way cool past awesome and rocketed totally off the charts.
Here are some pictures of the old studio… you can take a tour of it here:
The old drawing board
My former computer workstation area
Old bookshelves, cabinet and of course the batsuit
The old batshelves
White walls, cheap plywood shelves, corkboard. All gone. Witness the splendor that is Studio 2.0:
New drawing area with signed MAD prints, new paint, new carpet, new cabinets
and quartz countertops/desk
Built in natural wood bookshelves
Custom built natural maple shelves match the new cabinets
Batman recesses into the built in shelves
The new Bat Shelves!
Better shot of drawing board
Challenge coins I was given from Germany/Kuwait/Iraq
DVD’s, Blu-Rays and other goodies
Gollum watches over the studio
It took over 2 months to redo the entire thing. I finally had the computer desk countertop installed yesterday so the whole project is now complete. Cost a lot more than I thought as well, but seeing how much time I spend in this room and that I hadn’t even painted it in 15 years it was long overdue.
Now I have to stop staring around and get some work done!!!
328 Another great caricature workshop in the books! 2018 workshops planned for LA, Atlanta and Switzerland so far, with more to come. Visit tomrichmond.com/workshops for all the details!
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