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    Do you have your drawing table raised up or down?

    Do you have your drawing table raised up, or flat? Or in between.

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    mine's at an angle.

    if i keep it flat, it just becomes another surface to stack shit on. when it's at an angle, it's clear and i can actually use it for drawing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prehistoric
    if i keep it flat, it just becomes another surface to stack shit on.
    Haha, so true ... I try to keep mine at an angle, flat is too uncomfortable, and I find near-vertical (such as when life drawing) gets too tiring on my shoulder after a while.

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    Angle, but not a deep angle, i still stack random garbage all over it. I mean its much much larger then my -needed- work area, since i never work on extremely large paper. I don't have to bend over so much when its angled too, i have a tendency of pressing my face against the paper sometimes, my girlfriend always comes in and taps my shoulder cause it almost looks like i am asleep. lol
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    slight angle. I like to stand at my table sometimes, and when I get really excited I make sound effects (unconsciously). I'm so lame.

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    Awsome! haha, oh yeah, i use mine at an angle. Quite the tilt,, but not straight up.

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    YEP AT AN ANGLE ON MY DRAWING TABLE...OR PAINT STRAIGHT UP IF IM WORKING ON AN EASEL..WHEN I WAS YOUNG damn im using caps..sorry when i was young i would only draw flat..had no idea of proper drawing..hehe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_allejo05
    YEP AT AN ANGLE ON MY DRAWING TABLE...OR PAINT STRAIGHT UP IF IM WORKING ON AN EASEL..WHEN I WAS YOUNG damn im using caps..sorry when i was young i would only draw flat..had no idea of proper drawing..hehe...
    same here

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    Question

    I've never worked on a drawing table before. Does it make vital difference in your work? what are the advantages of using one? I dont really have room for a drawing table, so I was thinking of making some kind of board that sits at an angel which I could put onto my exsisting desk as and when I needed it. But first I wanted to find out if it was worth it .
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    FLAT baby! I hate working on an angled table... the closest I get to that is sitting on the sofa with a drawing board. Besides, I really NEED all the surfaces to stack shit on I can get.
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    Most of the time on a table with angle otherwise i get stretched figures and it's better for my back and neck.
    Do you have your drawing table raised up or down?
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    I have my table set to a vary low angle, so my lab top wont slidedown from the top.


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    Flat! I use a modified computer table (took out all the swivling wood and shelves on the top, etc.). Used to have a real drawing table which was inclined but the pencils and erasers doing cartwheels down the floor was irritating. (Did this happen to you even with the ledge at the end?) I couldn't level the damn thing because it rocked too much. The cat is happier now with a flat table since it can lounge and bask in the light of the desklamp without slipping and sliding all over the place.

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    Lukavi - Cool, another flat-table user! But if you do ever try angled again, here's a tip... I've seen a lot of guys with angled desks use a block of soft styrofoam (or those green floral blocks) taped to the desk. They keep their pens and pencils stuck into the foam... no more cartwheels.
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    I never thought of having the tablet at an angle. I just like mine at regular desk level, prehaps a little bit lower even, and place it pretty far away so i have my arm pretty stretched when I draw.

    The tablet pen is pretty heavy for me, especially the intuos one. Wish they have a smaller version =/

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    I draw in a sketchbook, so whatever angle im sitting at really. screw drawing tables, its a gimmick you've all fallen for.

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    I rest the sketchpad on my knees/thighs most of the time. and the angle is adjusted to where i sit. Sofa=angle. Chair=flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prehistoric
    mine's at an angle.

    if i keep it flat, it just becomes another surface to stack shit on. when it's at an angle, it's clear and i can actually use it for drawing.
    i cover mine with clothes when it's up too high maybe there is a golden angle... too high for stacking, too flat for clothes (nothing rhymed with flat)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger
    (nothing rhymed with flat)
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    Now i come to think of it, stacking doesn't rhyme with high, welll, i'm blond... that'll be my excuse for today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prehistoric
    if i keep it flat, it just becomes another surface to stack shit on. when it's at an angle, it's clear and i can actually use it for drawing.
    Haha - mines at an angle and it STILL collects crap. I've got a ton of framing shit on mine at the moment....

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