I’ve updated quite a few things in my studio, but I hang onto a few old relics for sentimental reasons.
The drawing table dates back to my high school years. I took it to college at UC Berkeley. The wood is full of pinholes, and the wing nuts are always loose, a tightener crank busted off so I use a C-clamp, and it wobbles.
But I can’t bring myself to replace it. It’s like an old friend. All my dreams have flowed through it.
I’m not the only one who feels loyal to an old drawing table. The dark fantasy master Brom has kept his drawing table since he was fourteen (photo courtesy ImagineFX magazine).
What’s the oldest studio item that you keep on using? Do you use something that you inherited from a mentor or ancestor?
Please vote in the poll at left. I’d love to hear your stories in the comments.