Drawing ~ The Correct Drawing Position.
Seat yourself at a table near a window so that the light will come from your left (reverse if you are left handed), this will prevent your right hand casting a shadow on your work.
Arrange your position so that the edge of the drawing board is resting against the edge of the table and the base of the drawing board in your lap.
In this position, you can move your arm and hand freely. Some people prefer to work with the drawing board resting flat on the table, but this is a cramped position that prevents full freedom of movement. Sometimes I use a tilting drawing table and I stand in front of this or wok from a tall drafting stool.
Fasten the drawing paper to the board with drawing tacks, clamps or masking tape. It is a pleasant surface to work on if you place 2 to 3 sheets of paper under the work paper to cushion it. Any clean paper can be uses as padding. This makes a softer surface that accepts the pencil well and prevents any dents or marks appearing in the board, which might then affect further drawings.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
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