Drawing My Workspace

Drawing My Workspace - student project

1. The Chair

Drawing My Workspace - image 1 - student project

2. The Houseplant

Drawing My Workspace - image 2 - student project

3. My Workspace

Drawing My Workspace - image 3 - student project

4. The Figure

Drawing My Workspace - image 4 - student project

5. Final Project

This is my own home studio that I temporarily share with my husband due to covid-19 restrictions at his work space. I simplified the workspace a lot while sketching the final project. I chose to focus on my corner of the office since the entire room felt a little overwhelming with a lot of clutter and small details. The rocking chair is not my preferred chair during working hours, and it would not fit in that small space between the desktop and the sofa. But I love the chair, and it fitted the pose from the reference photo so well that I had to make space for it. I also wanted to adapt the model to look a little more like me, so the hairstyle was tweaked. I normally never wear shoes indoors at home. But I liked the look of these, and they got to stay.


We were encouraged to have our illustration style in mind while refining our sketches. I am not sure what my style is or what I want it to be, and a lot of stylistic choices were made during the final project. I am also a beginner at drawing on my iPad. I will continue to search for a good mix of hand drawn elements, flatness, proportions and amount of naturalistic elements. My style does not feel complete at the moment, but i think excersises like this final project are very helpful to get there.

Drawing My Workspace - image 5 - student project

Had a second look at the final illustration, and found several things that I would do differently today! So I am posting a tweaked version now.

Drawing My Workspace - image 6 - student project

Torill Stranger
Graphic designer, happiest with a pencil