Your dream art set-up?
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'Tis the season for wishful thinking.  Har har.  ^_^  Just wondering what people's dream art set-ups would be.  Whether you're a traditional artist yearning for a personal studio and art supplies, or a photographer wanting a particular camera, or a digital artist lusting after a particular computer, monitor, software, or other cool equipment... What kind of fun dream-world totally-can't-afford-in-reality stuff would you practically kill for? :p

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dancingelf's avatar
dancingelf|Professional Photographer
I'm happy with what I have and can't ask for more, but if I could.. theeeeeeen... well, a place to set up a studio for my photos would be nice! :lol: With lamps and reflectors, and tripods, and my own pc with a tablet, and a big screen so I can work easier on my projects. The new Nikon D90 body would be nice. And of course, photoshop cs4 (I have been reading reviews a day now and I'm pretty excited =p)
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foeo's avatar
foeo|Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I could use a Cintiq or at least an Intuos... and a 24" Monitor (with an automatic calibrator that works under Linux)... a SpacePilot would be a nice AddOn as well... to the QuadCore computer with a huge gfx card I want. And a new full-frame camera... or two to switch between 35mm and medium format... with several lenses of course. And of course a well equipted studio. But I guess the best thing would be loads of money, so I don't need to work anymore and can finally get more time to work on art and won't have to waste my inspiration :D .
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rose-star|Professional Traditional Artist
I want to move out into a bigger apartment, where I have enough room to keep all the things I own, for one thing!

In a fantasy world, I'd want a little trapdoor in the ceiling of my bedroom with a wooden ladder coming down from it that I can climb up into a little air-conditioned studio space, with a desk and a window, and boxes and boxes of copic markers and prismacolor pencils~ One of those tablets where you can draw straight onto the screen would be totally awesome, too!

More than anything I just need a room I can use only for making art. Living in a one-room apartment like I am now makes it very hard for me to focus and I've barely created anything since I moved out on my own almost two years ago :(
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Maddy-Inc's avatar
A tablet so I can try out some digital art and some space in a ceramics studio.
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T5ume's avatar
huge manga studio with the biggest ever manga collection and all the art supplies! :D
i want to have a huge work desk in the middle of the room and a couch somewhere in front with a table for my writer (or for my lazy ass ^^). on the walls, where there wouldn't be manga, i would put my and other people works. of course, there would be a lot of other stuff, but mainly this is it. ^^

kind of like in bakuman, but with a few changes. ;)

..ah. Make it just any manga studio, and for the stores in my country to actually have any of the supplies i need for drawing manga. ^^
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krazyklod|Hobbyist Photographer
erm...er...i dont know what i want...erm im not so materialistic..i want a friend as one can never have enough. maybe a hug aswell.

oh and whats a cintiq and for no one to make fun of me for not knowing..
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thenumber42|Student Traditional Artist
I'd just want my own studio, honestly. I hate having to work in my bedroom. :XD: it's nice that I have a TV in here though.
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DragenEyez's avatar
I want lots of things. I'm in love with far too many art genres. I could have some crazy huge art space full of everything, which would make me happy, but what I'm really craving right now is a giant 2 or three sided desk where I can put all my books and work materials out on, another monitor and/or desktop, and a new laptop. then I think my writing would be rather a bit easier. All of that wonderful, glorious deskspace!
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CassidyPeterson's avatar
I want a camera with more memory. My current camera is old, and so it can only hold 17 good quality pictures. Every film clip takes up the space of three pictures, too.
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hakubaikou's avatar
Oh wow. I take it you can't put memory cards in? I do hope you can get a newer model eventually.
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CassidyPeterson's avatar
Memory cards have evolved beyond my camera by now :no: It's got a slot, but it's too outdated to be compatible.
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Linkisbest's avatar
Linkisbest|Student Photographer
I would murder for an SLR. Or for my A-1 to go digital.
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hakubaikou's avatar
I hope you can get one someday. :)
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barefootliam's avatar
I'm waiting for the day when Linux is the platform of choice for art and design... we're working on it :D :D

In the meantime where can I order some photographic models and some spare time?? :D :D
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hakubaikou's avatar
I have no idea how Linux works. o.O

If I ever run across any with nice ankles, I'll send them your way. :giggle:
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barefootliam's avatar
Linux works with pentacles and chains, and small flowers opening slowly. It slowly spreads into the mind, like a coffee-stain on an emergency-room operating table. And once it has taken root, it lives within you like a giraffe in your mind. Embrace the source, for without it you can never truly known what it was to be sane. :giggle:

I'll look forward to the nice-ankled models :D :D

Happy Solstice!

Liam
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CalenthrellII's avatar
I would like...

1. A real desk.

I don't actually have one, nor is there room for one in my tiny bedroom. I do the majority of "desk work" on a drawing board sitting in my bed or on my floor chair that's in front of my desk... totally inappropriate, say my teachers... then again, they don't complain about the results :P

2. A semi-professional camera.

I like photo-taking... and the point and shoot is nice, because it has manual settings, but I don't even have a tripod, and so yeah... semi-professional camera, tripod. Mmmm....

3. Lightboxes rock my socks.

So yes. Those things, or even one of them would make me a happy camper. :P
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hakubaikou's avatar
Nice list. ^_^
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iDNAR's avatar
iDNAR|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I just got myself a new computer. A Core i7 920, GeForce GTX 260 with 3GB DDR3 Ram.

Ahh nothing like the feel of legacy software running on new hardware. Why pay money for new versions when all they do is start up and run slower. I'm sticking to my photoshop 7 until the the oh so rumored GPU acceleration support comes out.

I guess all that's on my wishlist now is some magical item that autmatically increased my drawing skill :(.

Also what's the deal with the mac. Seems everyone here is talking about this..."Macbook pro"
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hakubaikou's avatar
Heehee, yay! New computer! ^_^

Pfft. I would think everyone would want to increase their drawing skill.

And uh... I dunno. I have a Macbook Pro laptop and a PC desktop, and I prefer PC's. But I guess a lot of people here like Macs. :)
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axl99|Professional Digital Artist
MOVING OUTTA THE HOUSE INTO A LOFT! I can stick all my artbook/dvd/music collection on a whole wall of shelves and tape up all my movoie posters.

*luciole already gave me her old macbook pro, so what I'll need next is a 12 or 21 inch CINTIQ. I thought about getting another monitor but considering deskspace, nuuu.

I need a fancy gizmo toy I can abuse over and over and over. Then again I'm waiting for Wacom to come up with a new generation of CINTIQ that uses bluetooth, I'm not crazy about all those wires.

But I guess I could still put my 4x6 intuos3 to good use on the mac. I'm getting sick of using the Bamboo Fun on the PC.

I've got a 32 inch SHARP Aquos LCD tv I won from a film festival, need to figure out a way to hook it up to either one of the comps. That way I can have a huge screen of references and just whittle things away on another monitor.

Beside me I'll set up a drafting/animating table with an electonic keyboard/mixer board whenever I got the urge to noodle away a tune for a soundtrack that will never see the light of day. I hate digging through overproduced royalty-free music and jumping through hoops to contact musicians.

And maybe in a corner somewhere, a nice big easel where I can whip up some acrylic and gouache paintings for fun.
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hakubaikou's avatar
Oooh, a loft would be awesome. ^_^

If you don't have the desk space, why not just wish for more desk space?

Oh wow, hooray for huge screen!
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axl99's avatar
axl99|Professional Digital Artist
Never know when you'll need to move.
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hakubaikou's avatar
Hmm, yeah, true. :p
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