How To Pick A Drawing Board
Choosing The Right Drawing Board For You
For those who do a lot of drawing, whether in a professional capacity or as a hobby, then one of the most useful pieces of equipment that you can invest in is a drawing board. A drawing board is a large surface designed to give you a flat surface with which to draw on, as well as allowing you to hold your work steady and therefore produce better results.
Some of the things to look for when selecting a drawing board include:
– Size – the size of the drawing board you choose will depend on the size of the paper you use for the projects that you work on. Drawing boards come in A0, A1, A2 or A3 and as such picking a drawing board comes down to what you plan on doing with it. A bigger drawing board will allow you more room to manoeuvre however it may be unnecessary if you only ever work on smaller projects. A larger size gives you more options of what you can dork on though.
– Height – some people may prefer to work with their drawing board flat on a surface, whereas others prefer to have their drawing board stood up. Therefore it is important to take into consideration your height and the height of the board, as a board that is too tall will not be much use, and a board that is too small could cause you problems if you have bend down to make use of it, such as back pain.
– Portability – if the drawing you do needs to be done out of the usual area where you work, for instance if you want to go to a ,location to do sketches for a project then having a drawing board that allows you to easily transport is an important issue.
– Rotation – in order to allow you to make the most out of your drawing board, and produce the best possible results, it is important to consider the degree of rotation that it offers, so that you can get to grips with the project at hand. Having your drawing board on an angle can be better for your posture, as leaning over it for too long can cause damage to your back.
– Price – depending on these factors then the cost of a drawing board can greatly vary. If you plan to make use of the drawing board in a professional capacity, then investing in a higher end drawing board could be worth your while, as you will get a lot of use from it, and it will help your quality of work for a relatively low investment.
Taking into consideration the above points should help you to draw some conclusions about the type of drawing board that would be suitable for your needs. Buying a renowned brand, such as Orchard or Blundell Harling would be a good starting point for beginners or experts in the field, as they are high quality and affordable brands that will really help you to produce some high quality work.
If you’re a newcomer to drawing, or you are getting back into the hobby, then it would also be worth investing in some new technical pens or pencils, so that you have a full range of equipment to draw with, as well as accessories such as a good quality ruler or set square. Investing in some high quality paper is also a good idea, as it means that