I always hear people say to use an easel when learning to draw, and after 3 years, I'm going to finally use an easel at the next life drawing class and hopefully, it will loosen me up (sitting on a chair with a A3 pad on my laps and holding the pencil in the writing grip really makes me more and more nervous with each passing second).
Some questions before next week arrives:
1) Since I'll be standing in front of the easel, and since the easel will be blocking my view of the model, does that mean I've to step sideways / cock my head sideways in order to see the model every 2 seconds? I wonder if that will result in vast inaccuracies, because it'll be like moving and drawing at the same time when you're supposed to lock your station point.
The easels I'm going to be using at school is similar to this: http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbvie...tist-easel.jpg
2) Does chalk pencils (http://www.amazon.com/Cretacolor-Art...4069034&sr=8-2) erase easily? I'm sick of using graphite pencils but I wonder if chalk pencils can be erased easily, because I tend to have thousands of construction lines in my drawings. LOL