When I became a freelance artist.... my studio setup.
My greatest worry was salary. My wife told me, just go ahead and not worry too much financially since she was still working. Despite the reassurance, I remained skeptical. After the wedding, I got a loan from my dad to set up my office (above) in one of the bedroom of our 3-room apartment (state housing). I bought a G3 Power Mac, an Epson scanner, a Canon colour printer, a fax machine and a CD writer, among many other things. The entire setup cost was roughly equal or less than SGD4000. I was quite sure I did not spend everything I borrowed from my dad. Before I got my computer, I used to go to a friend's office to use his when he is out of the office, working from 8pm to 6am in the morning. This has lasted for a couple of months. Most of my jobs didn't require a computer.
Many friends were surprised to see me quit a well paying job to pursue a passion that did not promise a return, but they were too polite to say how silly I was. My parents were furious and I have to repeatedly reassure them that I knew what I was doing, though I didn't. They were just worried that I couldn't give them any allowance since I wasn't working a steady job.
The rest was history. I was happy that I made the decision to do something different. I did not remain a freelance artist for long. After completing a degree in Multimedia Design (BA), I was roped in to join a small startup as an Art Director and web designer for 2 years. After which I was employed by my church to be a full time staff as a Print Designer, responsible for all church collaterals and monthly magazine publications. I stayed for 3 years before I went for further study in the US, completing a Master in Fine Art majoring in animation. This was followed by a one year stint with Disney. I came back to Singapore after 3.5 years and got a job in an animation company as a Production Head. I left the company after 8 months to teach as an adjunct instructor for some local art schools until now.
Since then my studio has gone through many changes because we moved to a bigger house and there were many configurations that I couldn't remember already.
I love my current one most, but I do not have a picture of it yet.