SETTING THESAURUS

ART STUDIO



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Wall shelving for color-coded paint tubes
An adjustable easel for sketching or painting
Clear bins and totes with labels for one’s supplies
Paintings or pictures on the wall that inspire the studio’s artist
Natural lighting (skylights or an uncovered window)
Extra lighting for focused work (a moveable lamp, etc.)
A table (sketch or graph paper, a jar of artist pencils, markers, pencil crayons, or other mediums to brainstorm and sketch with)
A Stool or rolling office chair
A jar for paintbrushes
A painted wall mural that has a deep meaning for the artist
Stacks of panels and canvases
Paint rags and rolls of paper towel
A ventilation source (a window that opens or a special built-in ventilation system)
A bookshelf filled with books in one’s field (painting techniques, sketching, comics, sculpting)
A shelf for still life objects (a pottery jug, an antique tea set, an old doll or wine bottle)
A pile of practice paintings or gray scales leaning against the wall
Panel frames
Clips or rolls of tape to hold paper in place
A paint-splattered board on the easel
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