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Old 08-02-2019, 06:59 AM
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Modifying landscape drawing board into a Portrait one.

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I have an adjustable wooden drawing board, that is landscaped oriented. However, I have to do a large portrait picture but it means either drawing it sideways or having the illustration board hanging over the top. I was thinking of finding some hardwood and putting it portrait wise on the drawing, but wondered if anyone has had the same problem and found other solutions. ( apart from get an easel )

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Old 08-08-2019, 08:59 PM
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Re: Modifying landscape drawing board into a Portrait one.

A piece of 1/4" tempered hardboard works great as a drawing board and is pretty cheap. a 4x8 foot sheet is about $14 at Lowe's. They will cut it to size for free or just a few bucks. Seal it with something or use it raw. You could clamp it to your drawing board on the top edge to hold it in place.

I have used a 26x36 acrylic gesso covered piece for over 10 years on my drafting table, work table and easel, and it is still in great shape. If you have a Lowe's and a Home Depot, get the hardboard at Lowe's. It is super smooth on both sides and much better quality than what Home Depot sells.

Make painting or drawing panels out of the leftovers!
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Re: Modifying landscape drawing board into a Portrait one.

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A piece of 1/4" tempered hardboard works great as a drawing board and is pretty cheap. a 4x8 foot sheet is about $14 at Lowe's. They will cut it to size for free or just a few bucks. Seal it with something or use it raw. You could clamp it to your drawing board on the top edge to hold it in place.

I have used a 26x36 acrylic gesso covered piece for over 10 years on my drafting table, work table and easel, and it is still in great shape. If you have a Lowe's and a Home Depot, get the hardboard at Lowe's. It is super smooth on both sides and much better quality than what Home Depot sells. Make painting or drawing panels out of the leftovers!
agreed. Not critical but the hardboard (masonite) is also sold in 3/16 thickness, which would give just a tad more stiffness. Another thought is they sell "white board" - which is hardboard with one side coated to a slick white - which is used for dry erase boards. If a (very )slick white surface would be helpful then consider that -
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:10 AM
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Re: Modifying landscape drawing board into a Portrait one.

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agreed. Not critical but the hardboard (masonite) is also sold in 3/16 thickness, which would give just a tad more stiffness. Another thought is they sell "white board" - which is hardboard with one side coated to a slick white - which is used for dry erase boards. If a (very )slick white surface would be helpful then consider that -

I should have stated that the hardboard at Lowe's (and Home Depot) is not actually 1/4". The 1/8" inch thick but the thicker stuff is as you stated, 3/16ths, a 1/16th of an inch thinner than 1/4". Though you can find actual 1/4" tempered hardboard, it is far less common, often special order only.

The idea of the white finished tempered is a good one for a drawing board. It will last a lot longer if you use masking tape than will plain hardboard, even if sealed.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:56 AM
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Re: Modifying landscape drawing board into a Portrait one.

Thanks for all your replies guys. Managed to get hold of some hardwood offcut. Trimmed it, rounded the edges and gessoed.

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Re: Modifying landscape drawing board into a Portrait one.

Cool. Looks great!
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Cool. Looks great!

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