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Studio Design upgrades Make Drawing Table One of the Best

The New Studio Design Draftsman’s Table

I just ordered my second drawing table that was the same as my first. I loved my last Studio Design Draftsman’s Table so much I had to get another. I now dedicate my Pen & Ink drawings to my old table. The new drawing table I only use for colored pencil drawing and sometimes computer work.

Here is a video from 2012 showing my old table but a good one!

Now the new table looks just about the same except instead of the cross bars in the back there is just one strong cross bar.

Also in the class top you see more of the cross bars that the drawing table sits into. I am not sure why they made this upgrade but it could have had something to do with customers sitting on the table?

I also want to mention that I believe the glass seems to be a bit thinner. Maybe by a mm or two. They might have made the glass thinner because of the new cross bar. Still a great table in my sketchbook!

I believe that the upgrades make this drawing table one of the best now!

See the difference below. You can also click the Drawing Table photo to get directed to the right kind. There is still a lot of inventory of the old kind as well as the new.

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The old Drawing table but a Goodie!

Notice the cross bars in the back. Also see that there are no cross bars under the drawing table. Another feature on this table compared to the other is that this table has the futuristic legs that bow.


And now on the new one you see the regular legs that are standard looking. But a stronger cross bar between the legs make for a stronger drawing table. And lastly the bar that you can see through

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The Brand new Drawing Table!

the drawing table… I didn’t like that part.

If I had to choose between them again I would still pick the drawing table without the upgrades…

I just put my new table together with ease. It was actually fun putting this table together. It took me about 45 minutes. If I had to do it again it would probably only take me 20 min.  Watch the video a few times and see how simple it was. Also check out my Golden Retriever watching me. Kind of amusing!

Art Supplies and Materials in your Studio

Before I show you all the art supplies and materials every art studio should have, let’s take a look at the definition for a moment.


The definition of art is the creation of works of beauty or other special significance. It is the exercise of human skill. An imaginative skill as applied to representations of the natural world or figments of the imagination.


The definition of Supplies is an amount available for use. It is stock that is stored for use when you need it.

Put those words together and you have, “Art Supplies”.

I know you knew what art supplies meant. But it opens up an artist’s mind to all that could be needed in your combats with your next canvas or illustration board.
Check out the “War of Art” on learning how to combat your art skills!

It is quite overwhelming all the different kinds of art supplies and materials you can have at hand. Most of you know what your main niche is whether it is pen and Ink, acrylic paint or just your ordinary pencil drawings.

Before you start you always want to have all the possibilities of every type of art tool there is. Which leads me to a problem I started having…? My art studio started to get really messy. I had pencils mixed up with my pen and ink and my oil paints started blending in with my acrylic paint! I guess it would be ok if I was constantly doing Click for Acrylic Paintmixed media drawings.

It also happened with my art material. Somehow I started placing my canvas boards in with my illustration boards. And a few finished pieces got in to the blend of those!

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Most of the time when you see another artist’s studio you see they are not the neatest or well organized artist either. But I bet if you asked where there eraser is or the color siesta blue was, they would give you the general area it is in.

I couldn’t put up with it any longer. I had to get organized. I didn’t want to spend any more time looking for the tools I needed. I also wanted to have most of my art supplies at an arm’s reach away.

I needed an art storage organizer for each and all of my different kind of art supplies that I used. I have three art bin storage boxes. Each one is labeled with their contents. One is for colored pencils, the second one is for pen and ink and my third is for miscellaneous art supplies like razors, erasers, scissors, markers ect…  these are my most important storage units because they are the ones I would take to the park or beach or anywhere on want to set up a studio.

I also wanted an art file cabinet to store all the different kinds of illustration boards, canvases and my finished projects.Click for art filing cabinets


Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set

The first time I used this brand of colored pencil was in 1985 when I worked at the Pearl Paint in Paramus, NJ.
I used to work in the pencil and pencil, when I discovered that out of all the colored pencils. “Prismacolor” seemed to be the easiest to work with. They were vibrant in color and laid down nicely on illustration board. Compared to other pencils that were either too hard or too soft. Prismacolor colored pencils are not messy and can be blended in together nicely.
As you can see in my rendition of the characters of the Wizard of Oz.
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils were used for the wizzarsd of Oz
I believe that these pencils are worth every penny. I did I comparison with the Sanford Verithin Colored Pencils. And hands down the Presmacolor was much more vibrant and the color filled in the tooth of the paper much faster.
In fact the Sanford pencil couldn’t cover all of the paper.

The tooth of the illustration board was not able to be covered with other colored pencils. Where as the Prismacolor colored pencils did and were very vibrant in color.

When I first started drawing portraits I started with people I loved. I drew people that were heroes or eye candy. I remember the look on my girlfriends face when she saw the first portrait I drew of her. She didn’t know what to say and began to cry. I felt like she really knew I loved her. It was in pastel and it was from a photo I took of her when she was getting off the school bus.

Well before I get to mushy back on topic. That is why I loved drawing portraits more than anything else. It was the resemblance of those heroes and loved ones that captured my audience’s attention. People always told me that I got their eyes perfect. Don’t know why but maybe because I started with their eyes. It is probably the hardest part about drawing portraits other than the ears and nose.



I used to only draw in pencil. I found it amazing that with basically just one color I could make over 20 different shades and textures. That is when I thought more and more of the possibilities of colored pencils. Prismacolor Pencils have always been there since the 70’s. When I was a child I always asked my parents to bring me to an art store. They brought me to a Pearl Paint art store where I had gotten must of my art supplies.  When I was 17 I got a job working at the same art store.