Studio Mysteries

November 2, 2009

Actual Size

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Anya Galkina - Studio Mysteries @ 2:05 am


Sometimes it’s fun to put things into visual context. It’s not quite actual size, er, actually, because I am standing a couple of feet in front of the painting, which makes it look smaller in relation to me. It’s the same visual trick they used to make hobbits look smaller in Lord of The Rings, where the camera flattens the perspective so that a person standing some feet behind someone looks to be standing next to them but small-sized. If you know what I mean. Basically, I am saying that this drawing is really effing huge.


  1. It’s good to see exactly how ginormeous it actually is – WOW!!! It must surely cause many problems when you’re drawing on the paper. Do you just stick it to the wall and stand there drawing? I’m never going to complain again about not having enough space for my paper on the table.

    Comment by InkSplodge! — November 11, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

    • I tape and thumb-tack my big drawings, either directly to a wall, or to a big sheet of plywood or drywall. And then I stand, stand on a box, sit on a chair, sit on a box and sit on the floor in front of it, depending on which part of the drawing I am working on.

      My dream is an adjustable stool that goes up really, really high and down really, really low.

      Comment by Anya Galkina - Studio Mysteries — November 18, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

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