Question for those who draw and paint

I have limited space and I was wondering if anyone here ever used one of these for doing art work: U-SS2026A - Susan Scheewe Portable Art Studio w/adjustable stand - 20" x 26"

It doesn't have a ledge on the bottom for smaller drawings but I think drafting tape can fix that problem.

What do you think? Would you find this drawing board useful?
I prefer to draw and paint w/ the easle/board right on my lap. All I need is any flat, smooth surface. Personally, I think I would prefer a ledge if I drew w/ the board propped up bc I might not want tape lines. Have you seen the person draw before?
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Spider--I think it needs a ledge too. I decided to buy this one instead as really wanted a smaller one and I got it on sale for $26!

The Scheewe Portable Art Studio 16x21 inch
I prefer to draw and paint w/ the easle/board right on my lap. All I need is any flat, smooth surface. Personally, I think I would prefer a ledge if I drew w/ the board propped up bc I might not want tape lines. Have you seen the person draw before?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
You draw on your Galaxy too, right? Which app(s) do you use? Sorry to hijack the thread, OP.
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I prefer to draw and paint w/ the easle/board right on my lap. All I need is any flat, smooth surface. Personally, I think I would prefer a ledge if I drew w/ the board propped up bc I might not want tape lines. Have you seen the person draw before?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
You draw on your Galaxy too, right? Which app(s) do you use? Sorry to hijack the thread, OP.
Originally Posted by The New Black
It's just the SketchNote app that comes w/ the phone. The icon is just a capital letter S. You can change the paper color and there are four types of pens and you can change the ink color on a swatchboard. It was a lil weird getting used to drawing on something so small w/ this tiny pen. I mean, my phone is huge as far as phones go but it still is a tad small for drawing. If I ever get tablet, it would mostly be for drawing. It's so awesome to be able to save as a jpg or rasterize right there on the spot!

If I had a tablet and if it could support Adobe Illustrator (or similar), which is doubtful, I would buy a stylus and use something like that bc it's a lot more sophistcated.
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Last edited by spiderlashes5000; 07-11-2013 at 10:59 AM.
I wouldn't pay that much for a drawing board. That's almost enough for low end drafting table. Maybe if it had other features like an attached parallel ruler. I've seen table top easels that aren't very expensive.

I have a basic drawing board, I rarely use it. I hate the clips on it. I used them once, they did dent the paper. They're always scratching me or snagging my clothes. And the slightly edges are rounded and my t-square slides off it sometimes. That might not be an issue if you have one of the larger t-squares.

Have you looked around these sites?
Art Supplies from Dick Blick Art Materials
Art Supplies at Utrecht: Buy 13K Affordable Items in 400 Areas Online: paint|brush|paper|storage| discount art supply stores
This site has what is possibly the same board for cheaper
MUD Portable Art Studios from Daniel Smith Art Supplies
Thanks Cympreni! They actually have the adjustable board on sale on the net for $68 and no tax and free shipping but it is not exactly what I am looking for.

Would this one work for you without a clip?Amazon.com: Helix PXB Drawing Board, 18 x 24 inches, 1 Board (37182): Office Products
For me? I probably wouldn't use a drawing board right now. I got sick of not having enough room for my stuff and bought myself a drafting table a few years back. It was worth every penny. And I use hardbound sketchbooks. They're a bit more expensive, but they keep better. Finished work I always do at my table.

ETA: Me personally, If I really wanted a drawing board, I'd just pick up a board at the hardware store. I don't require fancy features.

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