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Excellent, lightweight drawing board.
on 4 July 2014
I was given this board as a present and I use it more than I ever expected. I own A3 and A2 boards already but they are made of wood or melamine and much heavier. I like to practice whenever I can and my method is to use two sheets of A4 - the left hand side is the original picture, the right hand side is my copy. Using paper tape (as for decorating) I just tack the corners of each sheet on and leave the board and my pencils in a convenient position so that if I have a few minutes spare I can just sit with it on my lap and do some work.
This is particularly useful for any A4 sized Bargue drawing – if you don’t know what that is look up Charles Bargue on the web. Bargue drawing is a method used by classical art students who have to copy very precisely. The beauty of the board is that it’s light and if you have it on your lap you can turn it in any direction to get your pencil strokes and shading exactly right.
I recommend this to anyone. The only downside is that it scratches, as others have pointed out, but keeping it in a simple case (you can make your own out of two sheets of cardboard) will keep the board and your drawing in good shape.