How To Keep Your Art Studio Warm While Drawing

Are you keen on getting the right answer to the question of how to keep your art studio warm while drawing? If the answer is yes, you may have reasons to find the following few lines interesting and informative. As any professional artist and he will certainly agree that lighting up the art studio could be quite challenging and often frustrating. It does take quite a bit of time, effort, and for many, it means burning quite a bit of midnight oil. While brightness, illumination, and other such attributes are important, as a drawing artist, you also should pay attention to the warmth of the studio, especially during winter months.

Let us try and talk briefly about a few points that will give us some knowledge about the various aspects of studio lighting. As a studio artist, you must be aware of the fact that the natural and artificial light that filters through to your studio is vital. This is because it determines the various colors that you see in your painting. It will also impact the color decision that you may have to make.


You must start off with the lighting arrangements that you already in place in your studio. You must not rush and spend big money on an expensive home lighting or studio lighting system. A few adjustments here and there may do the job and therefore it may not be necessary for you to spend money on a redundant studio lighting system.


The angle of the light should be perfect and should be in relation to the subject. The subject could be a small painting or a larger one. In an ideal situation please make sure that the main lighting source should be exactly 45 degrees behind you. This will ensure that the right amount of light with the right heat falls on the subject. If the lighting is facing you, you will spoil the shot because the light will fall on your lens and this will lead to overexposure.

Ensure that the spread of the light is even. This will avoid half-lit areas of the subject and the background. If you are clicking a painting, ensure that there is enough light on the painting and make sure that there is no glare or bouncing back of the light. While proper heating of the painting is important, please make sure that the light source is kept at a reasonable distance.


You must bear in mind that not light is the same. Different sources of lighting have different temperatures. You must also be aware that your painting colors may look different depending on the warmth of your light, whether it is natural sunlight or artificial studio light. You must make use of the Kelvin scale for measuring color temperature. For example, a cool temperature is suitable for a clear blue sky. On the other hand, the neutral temperature is suited for the midday sun. According to experts orange is equivalent to very warm artificial light while cool blue is equated with blue color.


You must understand the impact of temperature on your drawing is quite profound and therefore you must ensure that your studio remains warm to the desired extent.


We All Need Exercise – Even Our Dogs

How many of us have pets? I’m willing to bet it’s a large portion of us. What about dogs specifically? Sure, it’s probably less but I’m quite certain a ton of readers are going to be dog lovers just like me. With all the time we spend with our noses stuffed in comics, watching GOT and playing Xbox, how much time to we really devote to making sure our furry four-legged friends make it outside? Heck, we don’t even make sure that we get outside. Even if we’re making an effort to walk our dogs frequently, let’s face it. They could probably use more exercise just like we could.

I’ll be honest, there have been countless times where I’ve been deeply zoned in on a Mickey Maus, or completely mid-game online playing COD when my dog has wanted to go for a walk. Sometimes I’m good, but sometimes the poor dog just has to wait until I’m ready. I’m not talking long wait times, but she certainly has cried more than a few times before I finally cave in and divert my attention. You don’t have to admit it yourself, but I’m going to go ahead and assume that I’m not the only human being who has been in this situation before.

My boyfriend loves to read up on products online. He goes above and beyond to find the absolute best products for every situation at the best price. It’s one of his hobbies I’d say, even if he doesn’t quite think of it that way. He’s like the Amazon guru. I was in one of these moods the other day, deep in my reading and my poor dog was crying away. Suddenly my boyfriend asked “Can I just walk her?”

“No.” I replied as I always do. She’s my dog and I don’t want her getting too comfortable with anyone else. I want her to think of me as her owner and protector.

“Well, can I just let her outside?” My boyfriend asked.

“Of course not, she’ll run away and get hit by a car.” I replied with a little bit of snip and arrogance in my tone. “I’ll take her out in just a minute.”

“I just feel bad for her.” My boyfriend pleaded.

“Shut up.” I said. But I knew he was right. I put the comic down begrudgingly, got up and took her outside for a walk.

When we got back my boyfriend was showing me some ways that we can get her more exercise while balancing my nerdy habits. He suggested a wireless dog fence, which he had as always found an excellent model at a great price on Amazon. Completely affordable with thousands of excellent customer reviews.

“Will it really work?” I asked.

“Of course it will, just take a look.” He said. I read through the site he showed me, which explained in detail how these systems work. I was skeptical as I always am, but I figured what the hell. For the price I might as well give this thing a try, especially if it makes me feel less guilty for making my dog wait when she wants to go outside.

My boyfriend helped me set it up. I hate to admit it, but he is really helpful. I suppose that’s why I love him. It’s definitely taken a little training, but so far my dog seems to have taken to it well. Plus, if she ever gets a stench from working up a stench, we can always spruce her up with some Eau de Chien. The next step will be to install a doggy door so I won’t even have to get up to let her out. But that’s for another time 🙂