..So my friend was recently showing me some pictures which surfaced on Chinese facebook (which is powerful)... of Oda's desk! Cool stuff these; I thought I should share; seeing my role model artist's desk and workplace gave me a lot of inspiration:
Things to notice:
- A line up of One Piece tankoubons directly in eye sight. Several volumes are open and at hand on the left for quick references of characters [eg. Hancock].
- Probably a small pocket translator under the books (the silver fold-up laptop-looking thing). For english words? For naming Sanji's Diable Jambe? Who knows.
- Opened drink can; probably for those moments of thirst riiight before the deadline ;)
- Assorted erasers, inking tools, pens, etc, scattered all over the desk (what else would we expect?)
- Drawing eraser; the black, squishy, moldable kind
- A tissue SOAKED in ink, probably for cleaning off pen nibs... or maybe for wiping ink off tired hands...
- A long, white eraser tube
- A series of ink pens, various size set
- A draped pair of black headphones; I wonder what kind of music Oda listens to!
- Cordless phone; probably for when his editor needs to contact him~
- Japanese Reference books in the right corner of the table
- Finished inked pages lying in a pile on the right - looking sharp!
- A white sheet in the middle of the table for bleed from the pages Oda's working on - it's totally smeared in ink and splatters - and even what looks like some splotches of spilled tea!
And interestingly enough...
- A huuge ashtray with cigarettes smack in the middle. Can anyone confirm if they know Oda's a smoker? Haha, it kind of adds to his atmosphere and charisma... :P
- I LOVE seeing Oda's names and roughs; it's so motivational--!... here's the finished pages of these drafts, as a reminder (Ch.522, Pg.02-03):
Pretty cool, right? It's so amazing seeing the genious' workplace; the place at which he creates stories and unravels adventures of unparalleled intricacy. It's where he works his hardest and dreams the hardest to create a fantastical world for his readers to marvel at.