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    An easel

    I was hoping you guys would pardon another question from me, seeing as I've been asking a lot lately.

    In hindsight it is pretty obvious, but this has only become apparent to me now that I'm drawing on larger paper. I draw on a flat table and because of the distortion all my figures take on a triangular shape where they get smaller the further they go away from me on the paper.

    I was thinking about getting a tabletop easel to have the paper at a more vertical angle to eliminate the distortion, but I'm not sure if this would be a suitable solution for my problem.

    Would I be wasting my time and money on one? I'd be intending to use it just for the drawing stage, but I like to produce as tight a drawing as I can before painting with rulers and geometrical templates if needs be.

    My one experience with a studio easel several years ago was unpleasant as it caused me pain in the back and shoulder and I found it very hard to draw accurately.

    Thanks.

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    Have you thought about getting a tiltable drawing table for drawing instead of an easel ?
    I use an old drawing table like this that allows me to tilt the surface up to an almost vertical angle and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vapour View Post
    Have you thought about getting a tiltable drawing table for drawing instead of an easel ?
    I use an old drawing table like this that allows me to tilt the surface up to an almost vertical angle and I love it.
    I know the ones you mean, but unfortunately I haven't been able to find somewhere that sells them or lists the prices in the UK. I expect they'd likely be out of my budget in any case, so I'm thinking an easel might be the next best thing.

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    This was the first result in Google: London Graphics Drawing Boards/Desks

    You could buy a £5 wooden board from there and fashion a system to make it upright, or attatch it to an easel. You could also splash out on some of the more expensive solutions.

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    Argos used to sell lightweight tabletop easels that were pretty good a lot of their products seem to be gone now unfortunatly.

    They do have this, don't know it it would be any good though. http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...7C14417398.htm

    Have you tried getting a wooden drawing board and perhaps leaning it againt the table?

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