Friday, March 30, 2012

You are about to be boarded

How to Become a Comic Strip, Comic Book and Graphic Novel Artist

Tools of the Trade

27. DRAWING BOARD/LAP BOARD - A portable wooden board or flat surface set at an angle in your lap against a table. Also known as portable drafting tables or portable drawing boards.

28. PARALLEL STRAIGHTEDGE BOARD - A compact, portable unit set at an angle in your lap against a table.  No t-square needed as the portable drafting board has the parallel straightedge attached for drawing straight lines. The pulley system moves the straightedge easily and precisely up and down over the drawing paper.

29. PARALLEL STRAIGHTEDGE - A straightedge that replaces the t-square when attached to the drafting table or drawing board.

30. DRAFTING TABLE - An adjustable drawing table.

It's not a good idea to draw by laying the drawing board flat an a kitchen table or having your drafting table flat. The drawing may be distorted. You want to angle the board so it's almost parallel to your face. This is better to see what you're drawing and for your back.

The steeper the angle, the more fluid the ink has to be, to flow properly.
The lower the angle, the slower the ink has to be, in order not to flow too fast.

to be continued...

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