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View Poll Results: Do you work on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?
Easel/ vertical 36 11.29%
Drawing board/ semi-vertical 103 32.29%
Table top/ horizontal 157 49.22%
Other 23 7.21%
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:04 AM
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Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

Which method do you use most often? Please choose one, the one you use for the majority of the time. If it pertains to specifics of your style please feel encouraged to explain. If you choose other please explain. Thanks!

Easel/ vertical

Drawing board/ semi-vertical

Table top/ horizontal

Other
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

Usually a drawing board with a slight slope, though often i work on my knee plein air.

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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

I use a camera tripod with a shelf and an adjustable board, so it could either be vertical or horizontal or inbetween. That would fall under other I guess.
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

I use a drawing table with a slight slope, and a camera tripod with custom made boards for 1/4 and 1/2 sheet that can be adjusted between horizontal and vertical, so I guess other and other.
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

I prefer working at an easel and my table top is so portable that it's my favourite...
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

Easel/tripod of one kind or another whether outdoors or in my studio. This allows me to paint large (or any desired size) and to alter the slant of the board as needed for various effects.

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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

We needed one more choice

I work on a drawing board that has positions so that I can make it either horizontal or about 45 degrees and several stops in between.

Most of the time, I work with the board just slightly tilted.... I would say at about a... hmmmm.... 15 degree angle.... maybe 10 degrees..... lol
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

I work on a tabletop easel...standing up...from about 30 degree slope to almost vertical depending on what I'm attempting to do. Can't paint at all with paper flat, or sitting down...
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

I like to paint vertical on an easel I love to deal with drips it can be controled by how liquid the paint is As i use my cpu screen as a ref painting with an easel seems logical to me I use an horizontal suface mostly the floor [my table is a mess Lol] if I have to do a pour or so
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

I have a really cramped working space. It's my desk where I do my work from home, school work, game playing, incessant web crawling, drawing and painting. All within a free space of about 1.5 x 4 ft. So I actually work on a drawing board leaning against my desk, at whatever angle I happen to end up in. I got an Arches block recently for easy portability to class and I'm able to just lay that flat on the desk. If I need to angle it, I lean it against the desk as if it were a drawing board.

All that preamble to say, Drawing board/semi-vertical AND Table top/horizontal.
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

Usually on a table with a slant, but I pick up and turn and even work on it's head.
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

I voted drawing board, though it's just a piece of masonite that I put the paper on loosely, and tilt it with something under the board on my desk as needed.
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

I use a slightly tilted drawing board. Sometimes the "board" is a real drawing board with adjustable slots for the vertical angle desired. Other times I may use a piece of laminate panel, gatorboard, plastic kitchen cutting board, or even plexiglass==all slightly tilted. Sometimes the paper is stretched, sometimes just used with a bulldog clip or sometimes taped at the corners.

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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

Most of my work is done on a table with some slant if needed. I have done some work with an easel, but haven't spent much time due to a busy retierment schedule!
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Re: Poll: Working on an easel, drawing board or tabletop?

Well, I am still learning what feels right to me, but what I have been doing is, I have a table top easel at a slight angle. To do a wash, I have it down more flat, but for detail and such, I bring it up a bit. I don't know what degree but probably around 20 degrees, is a guess.
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