The lil’ workshop
My working space is very small. Here you can see the table and some of the tools, essential to my work: brushes, pencils, crayons. Computer is mostly used as a supplementary tool, together with a scanner. I don’t use tablet, although latelly I started to draw on the IPad a bit. But that is a completely different story. I just like to get my hands dirty.
Acrylics are my main medium, here you can see the set of paints that I use for illustrations and painting. You can see the lower part of my easel. Cat, named Dante (female) usually visits – here quite peaceful, but very often I have to kick her out of the room – she is a menace and loves to steal stuff.
This shelf contains everything I need “just in case of…”. Glue, clay, sticky tape, paper cups and more. I like to have it handy.
Paper supply. I always like to have a bit more than I need (in case of zombie attack, I guess). Seriously: each brand of canvas papers for acrylic is having a specific texture. When I work on a longer story or a series of illustrations I like to keep consistency. And of course, I have my favorite paper.
A shelf with ecolines and some photos: on the left my Mum, Anna Karpowicz – Westner in her atelier (photo taken by Bogumił Godfrejow), next, on the right my sister, when she was a baby. Below – my Dad, Slawek Karpowicz.
Hammer. Essential for every painter. This one I have since high school. Never lost it – even during studies (red ribbon protection system).