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Marjan Van der Donk

Hi Johannes,
‘No question is silly’ one of my teachers always told me! Yes, you can put your sketchbook on an easle, tilting the easle at an 45 degree angle when sitting and 90 degrees when standing. Or, sitting at a table, you rest the sketchbook on your legs agains the table at a 45 degree angle (I use a piece of light plywood, for usually I use clamps to hold the sketchbook pages open, on the easle too).
A good sketchbook can take pressing and erasing – though pressing really hard will leave some marks obviously. I use different grades in graphite pencils, so do not need to press that hard to match values. Also, using Matt’s favourite Col Erase pencil, you don’t press but you layer. Hope this helps!