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'Studio' by Himmapaan 'Studio' by Himmapaan
The title's emphasis is very much on the quotation marks. It is, in fact, merely the corner of my room with the desk upon which I work. Do not be deceived by the apparent orderliness in the picture. This is before I begin. Once the half-dozen or more reference books which I use at any one time are open, it is chaos, and there is never sufficient space. The desk, as you see, is a modest thing. How I should love one the size of a dining table...

Sharp-eyed observers will notice reproductions of works by Dulac and Holbein, among others, on the corkboard. Resting atop it is a vintage print from Punch magazine of an illustration by E.H. Shepard (affectionately and familiarly known as 'the man who drew Pooh').

On the desk, against the wall and perched upon the second Jasperware jar presently obscured by a CD of Renaissance music, is a card with a detail of the Angel from Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin of the Rocks; which to me is one of the most beautiful faces in all Western art.

The big (and perhaps intimidating-looking) clock is inspired by old railway station clocks in its design. I'm very fond of it, though it is sadly rather blanched and faded by the sun now. It served as the model for the clock window is this piece:

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wwwcine Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
MarkMcNultyDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have a long Desk from Ikea and that was cheap enough! It like as long as i am tall, 6 foot i think? Investment!
SummerWren Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My first thought was "quaint" but then I wondered how you can produce such works of loveliness in a cramped space. Somehow you do, but I cannot know how :) I adore your Art (this from a lifelong admirer of beautiful images, scenes, etc).
JinnyMcG Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Absolutely everything in your gallery is just fantastic and gorgeous; you put so much detail and love into your work, I'm just really in awe.


So I'll fav' this photo as a reminder of your work, and put you on my watchlist.

Melanorosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a Lovely place to work :)
KFuretPourri Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
So british >< !! It makes me dreaming !!
SecilyLyssette Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I don't know if someone has pointd it out already, but your clock has the wrong roman numeral for four.
It has 'IIII', and it should be 'IV'.

Otherwise, lovely work space. I like how everything is placed together nicely.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
'IIII' has often been an acceptable alternative for 'IV' on clock faces. :) More here: [link]
SecilyLyssette Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
How interesting! Thanks for sharing. I've had a sort of resentment towards clocks with "IIII" on them. You've changed my ways.
thank you for sharing your studio, I'm just beginning to accumulate art works and have begun researching and designing furniture for my studio. I think it's interesting to see where and how other artists work to create the marvels that they do.
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