Growing up my Mom would get the urge to rearrange the whole house every 6 months or so. That might be an exaggeration....but at least for us moving the furniture around, it sure fealt like it.
Some of that probably rubbed off on me, because this studio space has had a face lift quite a few times already.
In fact these pictures came about because I had just cleaned my studio, and I wanted to document the fact that I can actually keep a "de-cluttered" space. I understand that with all the junk I have surrounding me....(and by junk I mean awesome toys).... de-cluttered is a relative term. Still, this is about as good as it gets and I thought some photos were in order.
My bookshelves on either side of the door as you come in. Hanging on the door is my Joe bag with all my Convention Badges from the last couple years. To the left of the book shelves is the Science Dog sketch Ryan Ottley did for me! My DC Universe toys. Loads of Marvel trades.
On the right bookshelf some of my Joe toys. On top is the 2010 GI JOE Convention sign I stole off the wall on the last day of the con . I was with my friend Shane (he works at the Sheriff's Dept) and as I showed him the swiped sign I got a disapproving look. Until I showed him the extra one I swiped for him too. Then he said, "well....its not like they are using them anymore, it says 2010 on it."
Because seriously...who doesn't need a life size bust of SnakeEyes?
If you walk in and look to the right in my studio, this is what you see. Reference books surround me. Couch for visitors and naps. Tie fighters for awesomeness. Framed Superman II boardgame that we used to play as kids! White board on the wall to keep track of projects. Black carpet so my wife doesnt know how much ink I spill.
This is the clutter corner. I need to go through all the junk on the shelves. On the shelf though is my anatomy skull with all the muscles of the face sculpted with clay on the surface to help me understand facial structure and expression. 3 big windows for plenty of light. If you are standing here, there is a sky light right above you. I forgot to take a picture of that. FYI this AT-AT walker is exactly the same size as my dog. Bonus!
This is right behind me. I wanted an Optimus Prime in both Robot mode and Truck mode so I didnt have to figure out how he transforms. Robert = Lazy
My microphone for podcasting (search Darkhan City Times on iTunes to check it out!)
My Ninja Turtle shelf. Just to the right of my computer. On the shelf below is a row of varying colors of Hiss tanks...and a mini fridge.
Alright, enough goofing off....time to get serious and back to work.