|Jennifer Shiman, cartoonist|
"Presenting: my home-office/studio! I'm a self-employed cartoonist/internet animator based in Los Angeles, California. For the last 2 years, I've been working full-time in this spot, creating Flash-animated shorts of bunnies who re-enact movies in 30 seconds."
"Detail of my primary workspace. I draw and ink the artwork for my cartoons by hand, then scan them into the computer for the rest of production...hence the lightbox under my keyboard! The area is dotted with a bobblehead cow on my monitor, various festive post-it notes from my sweetheart/fiance Douglas; my Batman tin full of drawing instruments, drawing tablet and other miscellany."
"Piles of James Bond movies (my bunnies re-enacted a medley of James Bond movie moments, so I needed to brush up); as well as therequisite and delicious cuppa coffee."
"Bookshelf of resources which include all my animation reference stuff and favorite graphic novels, Dungeons and Dragons manuals, manga, etc. The top shelf features Doug's chimp business card holder, chess clock, and wacky alarm clock."
"One great part of this room is a giant built-in cabinet, where I put my second desk for drawing and recording voices. Remove the chair, and I can hide the desk completely! On the side of the cabinets is a magnetic board with photos and inspirational postcards picked up during various travels."
"Sitting on the desk inside that cabinet is a wooden CD holder that I filled with toys, matchbooks and file backups; all items within are functional in their own way (extra markers! homemade snowglobe! more bobbleheads! gargoyle! squeaky laptop Buddha!)"
"Inset of my wall of good fortunes. Everytime I get a good fortune
cookie fortune, I place it here. I'm happy to report, they've reallyadded up! I like to glance at these while I draw. I also stuck some bunny drawings and other significant doodles there for good measure."
"Thank you so much for letting me share my workspace stuffs" - Jennifer