OK, my newest wannabe thing is to get an easel. I gather it wouldnt be too hard to make one since i 1) got good wood crafting equipment 2) know how to use them
But i was kinda wondering what a good easel needs, i never used and/or seen one.
So far i have thought of these points:
1) an upper and lower clamp, so i can put canvas/a wooden plank with paper between them.
2) the 2 clamps should be adjustable in height, for different sizes.
3) Lower clamp needs more support because it will carry the weight.
I'm pretty sure i need these 3 at least...
I was wondering about these things.
Should i extend the lower clamp so that everything that will fall off the drawing (ex. charcoal or pastel) will fall on the clamp and not on the ground?
What is a good size for an easel?
In the shop i've seen them from small (20 centimeters) to huge (almost 2 meter). I have a thing going on for huge ones because they look cool, but something tells me this may not be a very smart choice...any ideas on this?
also, if anyone can give me some links to what they think is a good easel, i'd love to have them
i'll post some drawings on how i am planning to build it tomorrow
thanks in advance,
PS. if anyone knows a tutorial about making an easel, let me know! - - i'm not _that_ good of a craftsman.