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... or unroll your trace (canary, bumwad, onion skin, etc.)?
Left, right, up, tear it off first?
<< to the left, of course!
that's a great question! i do two things, when sketching ideas, roll out left, which in and of itself is interesting, because that's sooooo not western. when i am working on multiple layers, i tear, and create registration marks.
The roll is moved to the left, leaving more paper on the right. I move the roll with the left hand, and tear off the desired quantity with the right hand.
Almost always tear off first. And for the last seven years I've been using my former-partner-still-BFF's method of getting if loose enough form the roll to grab" blowing into the space between the end of the sheet and the roll.
Hold the end on the right. Roll to the left. Place metal meter stick at desired length, tear.
Roll to the left (I'm right handed). Sometimes I stack rolls to explore options and work out details.
Do you share your rolls? ^^
My roll keeps disappearing. Someone borrows it ("Just for a minute"), and then I never see it again...
"Sometimes I stack rolls to explore options and work out details." i discovered this trick second year arch. school, genius!
A lot of lefties in architecture, at least more than I was accustomed to seeing. I'm not that good with my left hand. Well, let me think about that ...
Unroll with left hand, right to left, tear it off with a quick flick of the left hand, and turn the piece over so it won't roll up on itself.
Repeat five hundred thousand times.
Really sorry about that last post, you guys. I was on my phone.
Point is: I tear it haphazardly. And if the roll is tight, I blow into the very small gap where the loose paper starts and that magically opens it up enough to grab.
Alas, I was trying to visualize your prior post.
that photo puts the Jack in Jack Kerouac.
i roll right and im a righty. ambidextrous? go figure. rip n flip y'all.
Keep my roll in a tin foil box so I can tear it easily.
^ Nice. I have a Mayline 36" tear-off dispenser for vellum.