"I took these pictures especially to "On my Desk" while I was working on my illustrations. This is my desk almost all day. But as it is also my dinner table I have to make some changes on it in the evening. Every day I organize things accordingly to what I am using in that week. I try to put around me all my tools so that I don’t have to get up every time I want to use any of them. Depending on the week there are different things on my desk, but basically I always have my pencils, brushes, papers, pots, books that I am reading at that moment, and magazines that use to cut off images and insert on my recent collages. Frequently, I have close to me my paints to make watercolors."
"Here is a detail of my desk in this week. I spend most of my afternoons here. I love to be here and to work while listening to the radio. Good songs have always inspired me."
"To relax during my work I go to my laptop computer where I navigate a little and talk with friends. When I have to finalize some of my works I also come here to digitalize them."
"I really think the sunlight is very important while I am working, so my desk is very well positioned on my room."
"I recently received from a friend of mine this magnetic Hello Kitty. She is like the old paper dolls; I just love it. I put it on the second favorite part of my house, the kitchen." - GV
|Craig Atkinson, Artist / Illustrator.|
I've just finished unpacking my new studio at the end of the garden. Here's the four corners! No work has been made in here yet so it's a little too tidy and un-creative-looking, a few days and sleepless nights and it'll all be fine though.
It's got beams in the ceiling so all the bits I get sent by different people get pinned up there.
The bookcases are from a college that was closing it's science labs. They used to ahve bunsen burners and things in them. They were just going to skip the and I hate things being skipped if they are still useful, so I borrowed my wife's car and said 'back in a minute'. Hit the jackpot with these though, such a nice design, sliding glass doors and things. I just wish I'd rescued the other 40 they were chucking!
My Schwinn, the grey ghost. It's the repro model but it's great. Cool ride to and from work.
So there's the busy half of the studio, or at least it will be. That's where work will be made.
And there's the more reserved part of the studio in which I spend far too much time!
Just some bits to cover the white wall - a picture of Maggie Thatcher soon to be cut up, sorry Maggie.
Our clock my brother got from Dubai, the alarm sound is the call to prayer, you can chose from day call or night call. Genius. Great colour too.
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