I realized yesterday, after climbing precariously on boxes in the basement while frantically looking for my acrylic paints and ultimately giving up, that I need a better system for storing my art supplies. While I tend to be an untidy person, most of the things I care about (my books, my records, my perfume collection, etc.) are carefully organized and have their own specials places.
My art supplies, meanwhile, are organized in a completely non-functional ad-hoc way:
- Things that I use all the time - or have used recently - are on my desk. Sketchbook, pencils, pens, iPad, etc.
- Things that I use often or that don't take up much space are scattered about my room. Watercolour paper, watercolours, markers, pencil crayons, glue gun, etc.
- Everything else is…well, sort of all over. In various boxes upstairs and in the basement. Large sketchbooks, arts and crafts stuff, the aforementioned (lost) acrylics.
I briefly experimented with keeping everything in a tackle box, but I found that there wasn't enough space for the bigger items.
Clearly I need a new system. So I'm crowdsourcing ideas! How do you organize your art supplies that they're out of the way when they're not needed, but can be easily located when you need to paint something at the last minute for your sister's birthday?
2015 DRUNK DUCK AWARDS
This year's FYC plotline will be CallMeTom's idea: “Well since the last venue got wrecked after that thing during the afterparty and then kinda blown up. We now need to find a new venue! Addon by Bravo1102: No one wants to rent us a hall, from the big theaters down to the Local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall).”
We'll need a volunteer to draw the first page to illustrate the plot. Also, if you want to take part in the planning/brainstorming process for this year's awards, check out this thread: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176572/?page=2
MAY FASHION CONTEST: HISTORICAL FASHIONS
Join in my historical fashion contest! Draw a character wearing something inspired by history and submit it, and you could win a cool yet-to-be-created trophy! Submit your entries to this thread: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176867/
Have a comic milestone, a community project or some comic-related news that you'd like to see here? Do you have original art for our newspost image database? Send it to me via PQ or at hippievannews(at)gmail.com, or leave a comment below!
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HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 15, 2015
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