Tuesday, 26 February 2013

My New Storage Device

As I'm seriously behind the times and produce my illustrations on paper rather than a computer, I'm faced with the difficult quest for physical storage space. If only it was as simple as buying a new external hard drive.

Plan drawers are a dying commodity, so when an enormous set of metal plan drawers comes along, I'll do almost anything to get my hands on it. Luckily there are plenty of strong, helpful people about.

This is my new set of old drawers... in my studio!


They have come from my dad's office. He was so determined to fit them into his office that he took the old sash window out to get them in. (Similar to the story of the dining table which wouldn't fit into the house and had its legs hacked off).

Of course, the metal drawers needed to be removed the very same way and wooah, they were heavy! 



I'm very happy with my lovely old storage device and the huge horizontal surface it provides me with. Let's see how long it takes to fill it!

7 comments:

  1. Hi Freya, I'm Judith! We met on Sunday at the State Library, when you were signing books. I told you that your style made me think about this author from Belgium, Quentin Gréban and here is the link:

    http://www.mijade.be/greban_quentin/index.html?lang=en&shw=galerie

    May be you'll see his drawings and think that there's nothing in common but I can't help finding similarities. By the way, your studio looks awesome!

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    1. Judith!

      Hello! I think I started to reply to your message and then got distracted. Thank you so much for this post. I LOVE his work. I agree, there are some similarities, but his work is technically brilliant and very funny. I think its actually made me reconsider how I'll do my current book...

      Lovely to meet you in Melbourne. Thank you for sending this through and all the best!

      Freya

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  2. Hello Freya, I'm a student from Taiwan, I read your works and introduction on magazine! It's a little shy to leave a message, I just want to say that I really like your works, they're great! :)

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    1. Hello Candy,

      Thank you for posting a comment on my blog! I think I know of the magazine you are referring to, with Maudie and Bear on the cover? All the other work in the magazine was AMAZING! I felt a little silly looking at my work in comparison. Thank you for your very kind comment and best wishes with your own work!

      Freya

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  3. Yes,the one with Maudie and Bear! I love hand-drawing style! Actually I major in design and also love painting, hope I can find my style soon! :)

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  4. We LOVE your drawings and are so glad you still illustrate 'by hand'! The runaway hug is an absolute favourite in our family (3 kids under 4). I particularly love how the family look so real! (the mess on the floor, mum in her undies at the washing machine hehe. Rebecca

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! Yes, mother in her undies looking for something to wear is one of my favourite bits. I'd tried to make her lower legs browner than the top (that half tan/white dimpled thigh look) but it didn't show up so well in the printed book. Glad you guys love it! Thank you!

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