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SubjectSome questions.
FromTu Bui
DateJan. 2, 2001, 9:41 a.m.
Hi again,

Sorry if I may have triggered any sighs as you confronted this e-mail in
your inbox -- I know the feeling, expecting a message from that
particular someone, in wasted alacrity.  

But I hope my interference would be at least of your legibility; it won't
take long.

I've noticed that most pencilers, inkers, and such use a slightly slanted
table to do their work.  I have a perfectly flat desk, and as far things
go, the work output has never actually fomented any [real] problems. 
Well, just the other day I've realized that the recurring smudginess of
my pencils is due to the angle of my wrist -- the way the right side of
my right hand is always meeting with the table.  In other words, the flat
table is the reason.  

Than there are problems with porportions.  If you haven't noticed, if you
draw something without having the view of your eyes perpendicular to the
paper, end results could be "stretchy."  It's hard to explain, but I
think Leonardo Da Vinci (or Michaelangelo?) had an example of this when
he drew a pond that would appear like an eye if viewed at a different
angle.  Anyway, I've noticed that the slanted desk has allowed a more
relaxed position of the back (from which helps keep the eyes
perpendicular to the paper), unlike a flat desk.  (not that I've
experienced it, just some logical reasoning)

Now, all of these are just what I think could be the causes -- it could
just be amateurish traits.  I'm just here to question if getting those
industry-preferred desks would be of great significance, especially since
I've been drawing (IOW used to) on flat desks since pre-school (I'm in
10th now).  Conclusively, which would be the most optimal choice: (1)
getting a new desk, or (2) changing my technique?

One more thing, are there special types of HB pencils that could decrease